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The Vehicle Activates Signs (VAS) are to be installed in the parish on Tuesday, 10th October.

Special thanks to Cllr. Chris Richardson and Steve Hardcastle for their efforts and resilience in concluding this project. 


VIEWPOINTS - due to extenuating circumstances there will be no October issue of the parish newsletter.  The next issue will be December.

Soudley Camp - Archaeological Investigation

A recent geophysical survey identified what appear to be some walls towards the eastern end of the site, along with earthworks and other visible features, which will now investigate further through excavation.  

Click for email introduction
Click for project investigations.

Linear Park Works - Bridge Map - This area is not within this parish but as many parishioners use you may wish to click for details of necessary repair works. 




Links to planning applications received for both
the old main school site and the canteen site.
1. Main site  (enter P1240/17/OUT in search box)
2. Canteen site  (enter P1122/17/OUT in search box)

Parish Council comments

Click for an overall plan and layout of both sites, to see the true impact of the development.

The Parish Council has been informed that Daphne at the Old Post Office Shop on St. White's Road has a petition for signing should you wish to do so.  

The redevelopment of the main site could allow GCC to improve the junction of Buckshaft Road and St. White's Road.

By demolishing the existing outbuilding and cutting off the corner plot of the site it would ease traffic flow by widening the bottleneck on Buckshaft Road
and allow the junction to be widened to accommodate two cars approaching from Buckshaft Road to wait at the junction before proceeding in either
direction (as with the Ruspidge Road/St. White's Road junction).
R & S Council requested this suggestion be taken into account prior to the application being submitted but GCC chose to ignore.
This is a the only chance of the junction ever being improved and council urge you to back this suggestion and send your concerns to the
FODDC planning section by 1st September, by letter, email, or FODDC website.

It is an opportunity that cannot and should not be overlooked.

Click for further information and to have your say on future electoral arrangements for the Forest of Dean.

VIEWPOINTS - To view the parish newsletter, for updates on what is happening in your parish, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the monthly issue.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Forest Foodbank

The foodbank is a volunteer run project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area.  
Click for details on opening times, distribution centres and ways you can help by volunteering.

Ruspidge Field - New cabin units

The field now has 3 units in place - changing rooms with showers; referees room; separate toilet block.  The council is keen to see the field used for various activities - Do you belong to a club?  Do you run a youth club?  Do you organize family group activities? If you are interested in hiring the facilities please call the Clerk on 825343 for further information. 

LEAFLETS - click for leaflet

Boar - FC Advice Poster

Dog Walking in the countryside

Waterside living 
Do you have a river, stream, ditch or culvert running through, or alongside your property?

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Salt/Grit Bins - The bins are in situ at Soudley Village Hall car park and Buckshaft Road, near the Forest View junction (by sub-station 2852).

Contact details are attached to each bin.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ruspidge Memorial Hall - interested in helping your community? The hall is in desperate need of new committee members.

If you can help please contact Sally on 01594 822666 or Jenny on 823620
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Himalayan Balsam - is an invasive species that kills off our native vegetation and eco system that relies on it.

Please remove wherever you find it - click for information on the correct way to do this.



Material for inclusion in the newsletter (at the editor's discretion) should be forwarded to jeffstanford66@gmail.com  The deadline date for the forthcoming issue is stated on the back page of the current Viewpoint.
Click on the monthly issue you wish to view.

After the February 2017 issue there will be no further deliveries to households.
All future issues will be available to download/view from the parish council website.

Small bundles of Viewpoints will be deposited at local establishments for those individuals who do not have internet access.  These can be collected from:
The Old Ruspidge Post Office (Daphne's), St. White's Road.
The Rising Sun Fish and Chip Shop, Ruspidge Road.
Steve's Hairdressers, Ruspidge Road.

Readers who are unable to use either of these options should contact the Clerk on 825343.  If there is no answer please leave a message and your telephone number and you will be contacted as soon as possible.