Category: News and Stories

  • its not just a film- Daniel Blake reflection

    its not just a film- Daniel Blake reflection
  • ‘I Daniel Blake’ arrives on local screen

    ‘I Daniel Blake’ arrives on local screen

    ‘I Daniel Blake’ the award winning film by internationally acclaimed director Ken Loach, finally makes its way onto a cinema screen in the Forest. Released at the end of October it will now be shown at the Palace Cinema in Belle Vue Rd Cinderford. There are at present only 4 showings. Friday 9th Dec- 6-45pm Sunday […]

  • See the film – I Daniel Blake- if you can!!

    See the film – I Daniel Blake- if you can!!

    So the new releases arrive on our local screens but not the Independant voices, the small scale cinema from across the world make it to a few screens mostly in major cities, they maybe still brilliant examples  of film and story telling, they  may still win awards across the globe, and in the ways of […]

  • Community Transport is for Everyone!!

    Forest Routes is a Lottery funded community transport partnership in the Forest of Dean http://forestroutes.org/ We are working together to raise awareness of the four community transport providers, to promote their services and to recruit new volunteers to work with them. Contact 01594 812613 If you are interested in volunteering there are many roles available; […]

  • Air and Water under threat-Fracking in action!!

    Air and Water under threat-Fracking in action!!

    Thursday 3rd November St Stephens  Church Cinderford a good sized crowd 40 plus watch a film about what has been happening in the USA for a few years now, the evidence through the eyes and experiences of ordinary people effected by the industry that is forever hungry for oil. The film shows housing suddenly becoming […]

  • FRACK OFF campaign needs your voice…by 24th Nov

    FRACK OFF campaign needs your voice…by 24th Nov

    The consultation on the Minerals Local Plan closes on 24 November.     GCC MINERALS LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION Have you submitted your personal comments yet? Links and info here:  http://www.newlandparishcouncil.gov.uk/Newland-PC/Quarrying_16135.aspx Richard S Crighton CiLCA CLERK TO NEWLAND PARISH COUNCIL

  • We still believe in each other….Hope no Hate

    We still believe in each other….Hope no Hate

    We still believe in each other   A short time ago, after a campaign tainted with racism and anti-immigrant rhetoric, it was formally announced that Britain had voted to leave the European Union. This is a seismic moment for our country and indeed Europe. I worry that there is a real danger that the bitterly-fought […]

  • Refugees Welcome to the Forest of Dean

    Refugees Welcome to the Forest of Dean

    Garas (Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers) has been commissioned by Forest of Dean district council to assist with the resettlement of Syrian refugees in and around the Forest. We are looking for individuals who may have some spare time to assist with the delivery of this project. If you feel you may be […]

  • It is no clearer- Forest Health Forum notes changes to GP Surgeries…

    It is no clearer- Forest Health Forum notes changes to GP Surgeries…

    Re-Minutes of Forest of Dean Health Forum 7th June 2016 Deep in the minutes of this months Forest of Dean Health Forum a fair way down page 4 of 5 you find that ‘Concern was raised about GP surgeries going into private ownership and the inappropriate increase in charges. The Coleford doctors have been through […]

  • Coleford Health Centre faces 250% increase- privatisation on the march

    Coleford Health Centre faces 250% increase- privatisation on the march

    Councillor EILEEN Elsmore reported at Coleford Town Council meeting last night that GP surgeries including Coleford Health Centre and Braunston surgery are facing up to 250% increases in maintenance charges since a new contract has been revealed that will effect GP surgeries across the county. This is a worrying new development of large contracts being […]