Notes on services when snow arrives…it gets better.

From: Michala Lee
Sent: 14 December 2017 16:59




             Forest of Dean District Council

High Street, Coleford, GL16 8HG

14 December 2017

Forest of Dean District Council Statement

The Forest of Dean District Council apologises for the current condition of our car parks caused by the recent snowfall.

Attempts to clear the car parks began on Tuesday morning, but unfortunately the works by our contractors have been ineffective due to the compacted ice.

Senior officers have liaised with the Council Leader throughout this time to ensure he was aware of the difficulties experienced and to confirm clearance works will continue over the next few days.

We advise people who are planning to use the car parks to take care whilst travelling in vehicles and on foot.

The Council is reviewing its procedures to ensure quicker and more effective clearance in the case of future snowfall.


Issued by: Michala Lee, Communications Officer, Forest of Dean District Council, 01594 812622,

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Gloucestershire County Council  are responsible for safety on roads and pavements, their gritting lorries were active from saturday evening, they do not grit minor roads and expect main road gritting to include pavements. Any problems try

Roads in severe weather

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Local Radio also offers useful information about our roads, and school closures:

Tips for driving in bad weather conditions


Which routes are gritted in Gloucestershire?

What about local roads?

You can Report-It if a grit bin is empty, or has been vandalised.

Help your local community by using the grit bins provided to help keep pavements and side roads clear. Use a spade or shovel to spread the salt evenly and thinly across the pavement.

Please do not use grit from these bins to clear your own driveways or paths – we only have limited salt stocks, and you may be prosecuted if caught stealing salt for private use.

For more information see tips for keeping pavements and public spaces clear of ice and snow.

  • Coleford Town Council (01594-832103) this week re-afirmed their intention to have Town Centre cleared pavements as soon as possible and with support of County to provide a network of salt containers across the parish for public use and safety.

Forest of Dean District Council are responsible for their own car parks, however private car parking areas are the responsibility of their owners.  01594 812622,

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