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Coleford is a market town with population of approximately 10,500 in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. It is known for its Town Centre Conservation Area, with listed buildings mainly dating from the Georgian Period. Local services include independent shops, tourism businesses, including the Dean and Wye Valley Tourist Information Centre, and a focus in the Market Place for events like the Transport and Music Festivals. The surrounding settlements border the Forest. For more visitor information go to

Coleford Parish is split into three wards, Coleford Central, Coleford East and Broadwell and Mile End, with a total of 13 councillors. These Councillors work to help achieve the following:

  • Friendly accessible market town
  • A community which cares and works together
  • Sustain the local shops, services and infrastructure
  • Surrounding settlements maintain their identities
  • Continued opportunities to work and play locally
  • Conservation of its great industrial heritage
  • Conserve and enhance the natural environment, and work to address climate change


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Pride of Coleford Awards Nominations


September 2022
Pride of Coleford

Nominations for this years Pride of Coleford Awards close next Friday (30th September). If you know of an unsung hero that volunteers in the Coleford area please don't forget to put in your nomination. These awards are a great way for the Town Council to be able to say thank you to the wonderful people who help to make our community the amazing place it is to live, work and play.

Proclamation of the accession of the successor to the throne


September 2022
Proclamation of the accession of the successor to the throne

Proclamation of the accession of the successor to the throne.

The reading of the Proclamation for Coleford will take place at the Clock Tower at 6pm on Sunday 11th September.

All members of the community are welcome to attend this historic moment.

During the Proclamation (from 11am Saturday 10th until 1pm Sunday 11th), the Union Flags at Bells Field and the Clock Tower will return to full mast in line with protocol.

Our book of condolence will be open over the weekend as follows in the Town Council Office, No 1 Lords Hill Walk, Coleford: Saturday 10th - 12 noon until 3pm, Sunday 11th - 12 noon until 3pm. From Monday until Friday next week the book of condolence will be open between the hours of 930am and 4pm.

Members of the public are invited to lay flowers in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the clock tower. We respectfully ask that all cellophane and plastic is removed prior to laying them please. Flowers will remain in place until the morning of Tuesday 20th September.

God Save the King.

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