Coleford Town Council

Coleford Town Council

Coleford Town Council

Citizens’ Jury to determine the Site of a new Community Hospital in the Forest of Dean

Following the decision of NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, to approve the recommendation to invest in a new community hospital in the Forest of Dean to replace Dilke Memorial and Lydney and District Community, Citizens Juries Community Interest Company (CIC) have been appointed to run an independent Citizens’ Jury, to consider the location of a new hospital.

This Citizen’s Jury will convene on 30 July 18, where each of the three Town Councils, in the Forest of Dean, will have opportunity to present their case for a new hospital in their area.  Cllr. Nick Penny, on behalf of Coleford Town Council, as Mayor, has been working with a designated Working Group and will be meeting again soon, with a clear criterion that the case for Coleford would focus on mobility, accessibility, and is very keen to galvinise the support of the residents in this area, with more consultation planned. Comments and views of residents are welcomed, in support of this exciting opportunity.