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Severn tolls removed Mon Dec 17th – Who Pays for The bridges Now?



Moving into the unknown? the Severn toll booths disappear are we entering a new era? The Prince of Wales Bridge will close westbound on the penultimate weekend before Christmas to remove the M4 toll booths as the bridge goes toll free. The renamed Second Severn Crossing will shut westbound on Friday, 14 December at 20:00 GMT […]

Tenth Coleford Festival of Words – programme now available



The full Festival programme and booking information is now available on the website.  Printed copies will be distributed throughout the Forest and beyond over the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, here’s a downloadable version to browse at your leisure – lots and lots happening! See you there. CFOW Programme 2018

Do they really want to have a Conversation?



It is a ripe time to get involved Coleford Town Council, Forest of Dean District Council and Glos County Council are all in the process of deciding how much they will expect us to pay them for our services for the next financial year beginning in April. With the recent consultation on the future of […]

Last THurs 25th January Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman



                Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman arrive on Thursday 25th January to raise the stakes of excitement within the Evergreen Hall in Broadwell BBC award winning duo bring the promise of a great evening. THEY HAVE LONG ESTABLISHED THEMSELVES AS ONE OF THE UK FOLK SCENE’S MOST REWARDINGLY […]

Diana Gash (member of Coleford NDP steering group) comments on Lawnstone Plans



‘Last chance to get a green and nAtural space in Coleford Town Centre. When Lawnstone House was pulled down it was a shame. Another piece of history and another old building gone. BUT it did leave a lovely open space next to the cinema. PERFECT FOR A TOWN GARDEN The Neighbourhood Development Plan group ( […]

Festival of WORDS surfing toward end of the week–lots more to do



Coleford Festival of Words 2017 3-9th July Several days of complete contrast- with the surfing festival goers seeking a bit of shade the end of the week in the Coleford Baptist Hall offers on Thursday 6th at 8pm an audience with Hollie McNish ‘I always attracted mums and midwives. Now I get poetry lovers’ ‘Nobody […]

Bring Out Your Words-I’M READING’ Writers challenge- Rants, Rhymes, Poems and Plays…..???



COLEFORD FESTIVAL of Words 3rd to 9th July 2017 I’M READING A competition for writers A competition judged, and prizes presented, by our own Forest writer, Andrew Taylor, author of the current bestseller The Ashes of London Prizes 1st: £30 book voucher 2nd: £20 book voucher 3rd: £10 book voucher + Youth Award The Festival’s […]

Pagoda- secret accordianist at Last Thursday 29th June



Paul Hutchinson the secret accordianist and Karen Wimhurst on saxophone are Pagoda Pagoda Project is a duo comprising Paul Hutchinson (piano accordion) and Karen Wimhurst (clarinets). And neither of them sing (except with their respective instruments of course, you might say). Lest the thought of a whole album of nothing but accordion and clarinet duets […]

Taste n Tales- Journey to CARIBBEAN- TUES 18TH OCT 5PM



To celebrate Diversity Month Coleford’s Taste n Tales project welcomes Valerie Simms from Gloucester to share a West Indian menu and stories from her life. The project has been meeting regularly  in Coleford Library since 2014 to share stories and food, this event which is being supported by Barnwood Trust invites  you to come along […]