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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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3 Acres and a Cow

Coleford Baptist Church


May 2023
3 Acres and a Cow

Coronation Weekend Update!

Coleford Town Centre


May 2023
Coronation Event 2023

Our Coronation Event is now getting near, with just over a week to go!! 

We hope you are able to come and join with us, for this Historic Event!
As part of the Coronation weekend activities and in the spirit of King Charles’s wishes, having had the 'Proms Style' Event and unveiling of the commemorative stone on the Saturday (stone unveiling approx. 3:00pm / 3:15pm), to encourage community gatherings on the Sunday for the 'Big Lunch' alongside the drama Event at the Baptist Church: 3 Acres + a Cow.
Then, Monday for residents to get busy tidying and enhancing the Parish, as part of a ‘Coronation Spring Clean’, either attached to known volunteer groups, or with friends and neighbours, taking a Pride in Coleford!
Look out for updates, including further details about the food & beverage free £5.00 voucher, timings and upcoming competitions!
Traders, don’t forget about getting busy with the Coronation themed shop window competition! You should have already received a letter and more information is available from the Town Council, if needed.
To be judged on the day!

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