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Police 'Community Alerts' system. 

Community Alert letter
Paper registration form

Please take a read of the Community Alert Letter. This will explain the new system. This new system allows Police to engage with the local residents more and keeps local residents up to date with local crime and recent Police activity. 

Residents and businesses can either sign up for Community Alerts themselves using the link provided on the letter or they can fill out the paper registration form and return it to: 

PCSO Nick Jones 249159
Coleford Police Station,
1 Lords Hill,
GL16 8BG


Advance warning! - Ruspidge Road closure from junction of Hewlett Way to No. 184 Ruspidge Road, scheduled for February, 2018, for necessary sewer works.
Click for Temporary Traffic Order; Map.


Vehicle Activated Signs - Here is the latest report from data captured by the 3 Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS). New reports are posted monthly.  Please Drive Responsibly.

Click for report

Click for location pictures.


GCC have submitted revised plans and transport assessment to the FODDC for the junction of Buckshaft Road and St. White's Road.  The bottleneck/pinch point on Buckshaft Road will be removed, increasing the width of the road and the junction widened to allow better visibility and movement of traffic.

Thank you to all who took the time to comment and put pressure to bear on GCC for this much needed improvement.

These plans have yet to be approved by FODDC.

The revised plans and documents are available from the FODDC planning website.

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


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.


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.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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.


There is no October issue, however, if you click on the link you can access the Village Agents final report. 


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.