Coleford Town Council

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Coleford Town Council looks after the parish of Coleford which covers the town centre and the surrounding settlements of Milkwall, Coalway, Broadwell and Mile End. It is one of the larger parishes in the district with approximately 8500 inhabitants and over 4000 properties.

The parish of Coleford was formed in 1894 when local government was first created. Prior to this Coleford was part of the medieval parish of Newland. It was a parish Council for many years until 1997 when it became a Town Council. This meant that the town Councillors were then able to elect a Mayor.

This aim of this administration are to make sure that Coleford parish is a vibrant developing community,

To achieve these objectives the Council has put together a four year business plan. This includes several major projects like the creation of the new Tourist Information Centre which is up and running by a dedicated team of volunteers. Small improvements can have a big impact like the freestanding planters in and around the town and at the gateway entrances.

The biggest project however is the new Bells Field Recreation ground. This facility opened in September 2108, and provides a natural green recreation area for both old and young with a skate park, multi games area, trim trail, wildlife garden, WW1 Memorial garden and an amphitheatre for small theatrical performances.

If you would like to know more about the Town Council you are welcome to call in during normal working hours. All our meetings are open to the public or you can contact us through this website.

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Vacancy 1: Town Councillor for the Mile End & Broadwell Ward

1. There is a vacancy on the above Council caused by the resignation of a Town Councillor for the Mile End & Broadwell Ward

2. A by-election to fill the vacancies will be held if within 14 days (not including Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday or Bank Holidays) from the date below if ten electors for the parish give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Returning Officer.

Where ten valid requests for a by-election are received by the Returning Officer then under the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus)(Postponement of Elections and Referendums)(England and Wales) Regulations 2020 the by-election will not currently take place, and the vacancy will be held open until the by election takes place. The 2020 regulations provide for the by election to take place on Thursday 6 May 2021. However, this date may be brought forward or deferred by the Government depending upon the circumstances. Any Election that is In due course called will be duly publicised as required by law.

3. The address of the Returning Officer is The Forest of Dean District Council, High Street, Coleford GL16 8HG

4.  If no such notice is given the Town Council will fill the vacancy by co option

Dated         3 November 2020                

14 days from 3 November 2020 until 23 November 2020


Vacancy 2: Town Councillor for the Coleford East Ward


1.There is 1 vacancy on the above Council caused by the resignation of a councillor in Coleford East Ward.

2.   The vacancy is to be filled by co option to the Town Council.

3.  You must apply in writing to the Town Clerk within the next

14 days (not including Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday or Bank Holidays) from the date.

4.   The address of the Town Clerk is: 

No 1 The Town House, Lords Hill Walk, Coleford GL16 8BD


Dates for application: 3 November – 23 November 2020 (inclusive)



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