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Useful Information

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 The Gloucestershire Prepared website https://www.glosprepared.co.uk provides information for communities on preparing for various emergencies.

They have developed a Are you Ready booklet for households – with advice & guidance on how to prepare for emergencies.

If you would like to know more about Rapid Response Catchments, please do not hesitate to contact your local Environment Agency Flood Resilience Team at: 

floodresilience@environment-agency.gov.uk or by calling floodline on 0345 988 11 88.

Local Government Contacts

There are three tiers of local government, each with different responsibilities. The table below explains some of the responsibilities and who to contact. 

Local Authority 
Responsibilities 
Gloucestershire County Council 
 
Tel: 01452 425000 
Tel: 08000 514514 
  • Education and Schools 
  • Fire Service 
  • Libraries & Museums 
  • Public Rights of Way 
  • Social and Youth Services 
  • Lead Local Flood Authority 
  • Trading Standards 
  • Transport 
  • Waste Recycling Centres 
  • On Street Parking 
 
Ringway is contracted to deal with all Highway matters on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council 
Forest of Dean District Council 
 
Tel: 01594 810000 
  • Car Parks owned by the District Council 
  • Council Tax and Benefits 
  • Electoral Services 
  • Planning and Building Control 
  • Refuse, Recycling and Garden Waste Collections 
  • Environmental Services – Noise, Pest Control 
  • Housing Services 
  • Environmental Health 
  • Street Cleansing – Fly Tipping 
  • Tourist Information 
Newent Town Council 
 
Tel: 01531 820 638 
Management of; 
  • The Lake 
  • Recreation Ground 
  • The Arboretum 
  • Cemetery 
  • Holts Road Allotments 
  • Market House 
  • Library car park 
  • Grants to local organisations 
  • Reviewing and responding to planning application consultations 
Gloucestershire County Councillor representing Newent 
 
Cllr Gill Moseley 
6 Peacock Gardens 
Newent 
GL18  1RE 
 
Tel: 01531 820 826 
Email: gill.moseley@gloucestershire.gov.uk 
Forest of Dean Distric Councillors representing Newent 
 
Cllr Gill Moseley 
6 Peacock Gardens 
Newent 
GL18 1RE 
 
Tel: 01531 820 826 
Email: gill.Moseley@fdean.gov.uk 
Cllr Julie Hudson 
Tel: 
Email: 
Cllr Julia Gooch 
Hill View 
Bollow 
Westbury-on-Severn 
GL14 1QX 
 
Tel: 01531 821 084 
Email: julia.gooch@fdean.gov.uk 
Member of Parliament 
 
Mark Harper, MP 
House of Commons 
London 
SW1A 0AA 
 
Constituency Office Tel:  01594 823 482 
Westminster Office Tel:  020 7219 5056 
Email: mark.harper.mp@parliament.uk 

Community Transport Services

Forest Routes is a Lottery funded community transport partnership in the Forest of Dean. http://forestroutes.org/

We are working together to raise awareness of the four community transport providers, to promote their services and to recruit new volunteers to work with them. Contact 01594 812613

Newent Association for the Disabled is the umbrella organisation for Sheppard House, Community Transport Services and the charity shop. It was founded in 1981 by Trudie Sheppard MBE. https://www.sheppardhouse.co.uk/

Newent Community Transport provides door-to-door transport for members of the community needing assistance with transport. There are vehicles with a lift for wheelchair access or if you are able to travel by car, voluntary car drivers are available. To book a journey please contact the office on 01531 821227 or email NADservices@newentbb.co.uk

The Newent Community Link Service (run by Newent Community Transport) operates like an ordinary bus service. Just turn up at your bus stop at the scheduled time and you can use your concessionary bus pass. Timetables and routes are available on; http://www.sheppardhouse.co.uk/ Services includes routes 643, 678, 679, 691, 692,693, 695

If you are interested in volunteering there are many roles available to suit your interest providing an opportunity to contribute your skills as well as having fun and meeting new people. You will receive training and complete a DBS disclosure with the organisation. Please ring and speak to Vanessa on 01531 821227

Based at Sheppard House; Opportunities include helping with gardening, assisting in the kitchen, helping with craft activities, going on trips and outings to provide an extra pair of hands, playing the organ.

Volunteer Mini bus drivers are needed to be part of the team that drive the fleet of transport

Volunteer Attendants assist the passengers on the mini-buses that take local people to shopping, appointments, activities, school and bring them home again.

Volunteer car drivers are needed across the area, willing to transport local people from their home to their appointments and bring them home again. Mileage is paid from the point of the driver’s home. You will need a driving licence, your own car or access to a car. If you are in the parishes of Kempley, Dymock, Bromsberrow, Red Marley, Pauntley, Corse, Staunton, Oxenhall, Upleadon, Gorsley & Kilcot, Newent, Hartpury, Rudford, Taynton, Tibberton, Longhope, Huntley, Churcham or Mitcheldean please get in touch.

Volunteer Charity shop assistants are part of a team that give local people somewhere to buy good quality items whilst raising funds for the organisation.

Car Parking in Newent 
Public car parks can be found in the following locations in Newent: 
1. Lewall Street Car Park 
2. To the rear of Newent Library – access from Watery Lane 
 
There is also 2 hours free on-street parking in the town centre. 

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Contact Information for Newent Groups, Organisations and Services

This page is a directory of local community groups and services in Newent. If you run a community organisation (operating locally) and your details are not shown below and you would like them displayed, please contact us. 

Bromford Housing  https://www.bromford.co.uk/ 
Buses 4 U  https://www.buses4us.org/ 
Chill Out Zone  https://newentinitiativetrust.co.uk/chill-out-zone/ 
Citizens Advice Bureau  https://gloscab.org.uk/ 
Federation of Newent Schools Glebe and Picklenash  https://www.glebeandpicklenash.org.uk/ 
Forest of Dean Health Forum  https://www.forestofdeanhealthforum.org.uk/ 
Glebe Chapel  https://www.glebechapel.org/ 
Gloucestershire Constabulary – Newent  https://www.police.uk/pu/your-area/gloucestershire-constabulary/newent/ 
Guide2 Gloucestershire  https://guide2.co.uk/gloucestershire/ 
Highways Contact Information  https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/highways/roads/your-highways-report-it/ 
Newent Attractions  https://www.newenttowncouncil.org.uk/local-attractions/ 
Newent Catholic Church  https://www.forestrc.co.uk/ 
Newent Community School  https://newent.gloucs.sch.uk/ 
Newent Leisure Centre  https://www.freedom-leisure.co.uk/centres/freedom-leisure-newent/ 
Newent Library  https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries/library-locations-and-opening-hours/newent-library/ 
Newent Dial-A-Ride (NAD)  https://sheppardhouse.co.uk/dial-a-ride/ 
Newent Doctors Practice  https://www.newentdoctors.nhs.uk/ 
Newent Initiative Trust  https://newentinitiativetrust.co.uk/ 
Newent Memorial Hall  https://www.newentmemorialhall.co.uk/ 
Newent Neighbourhood Development Plan  https://www.newentourfuture.co.uk/ 
Newent Parish Church  https://stmarysnewent.org/ 
Sheppard House  https://sheppardhouse.co.uk/ 
The Lord’s Larder Food Bank  https://thelordslarder.org.uk/ 
The Recycling Shop  https://therecyclingshop954631961.wordpress.com/ 
Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association  https://www.visitdeanwye.co.uk/