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Play Rangers Return! 
How do you keep the kids entertained in the school holidays for FREE?
Look no further - 5 Fridays throughout August, 10am to 4pm. 
Providing free, outdoor active play including den building, fires, arts and crafts, sports and a range of playful games for 7 -14 years, under 7's are welcome but should be accompanied by a parent or carer.

No registration required, just come and go as you please, whether for one session, one hour, morning or afternoon.  The choice is yours and you can come and go throughout the day.
Click for poster and more information


For General Data Protection Regulations - privacy notices and consent forms, go to Order/Regulations page.


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.


Road Closure - Advance notice!

Tramway Road, Ruspidge
12th September - 14th September, 2018. 

Click for further information:
Temporary Traffic Order (Application); Map


'VIEWPOINT' (the parish newsletter), for updates on what is happening in your parish, click on the monthly issue.

NEW! You can now click on the link below to subscribe (free of charge) to receive a copy of the Viewpoint directly to your email address.  You can unsubscribe at any time.
Subscribe to Viewpoint  


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.

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.

Soudley Village Hall - market days and other events.
Dean Heritage Museum Café.

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.


Community Worker Reports
Jan 2018
Feb 2018
Four month Report

Mapping the community activity
March 2018 
April 2018
May 2018
June 2018


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


SNOW - HIGHWAYS is responsible for snow clearance of roads, management of snow plough operators and supplying grit to regular verge side grit bins.  Tel:  08000 514 514 - ask to be put through to Cannop.  This is your local Highways depot who will be able to advise further.
In general only A and B roads are gritted.

Salt/Grit Storage Bins - The parish council have a small storage bin where limited bags of grit are stored. This is not for use on private driveways but for use on roads.

The bin is situated at Buckshaft Road, near the Forest View junction (by sub-station 2852).

Contact details to arrange collection of grit is attached to the bin.


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.


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.

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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?


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 781449 or Jenny on 823620

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.