Councillor Iain Baird has presented the Mayor of Chatan-Cho in Okinawa with a complimentary Coleford Town Guide and a book of photographs depicting the Forest of Dean in all its glory. The visit was in celebration of a school linking agreement that has bought pupils from Japan to the Forest of Dean for the last ten years, and to make plans to bring youngsters from the Forest to visit partner schools in Chatan next year.

Councillor Iain Baird with Mayor of Chatan-Cho, Okinawa, Mr Masaharu Noguni and Mr Keiichi Kawakami, Superintendent of the Chatan Board of Education.