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Useful Information


 The Gloucestershire Prepared website 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: 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 
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 
GL18  1RE 
Tel: 01531 820 826 
Forest of Dean Distric Councillors representing Newent 
Cllr Gill Moseley 
6 Peacock Gardens 
GL18 1RE 
Tel: 01531 820 826 
Cllr Julie Hudson 
Cllr Julia Gooch 
Hill View 
GL14 1QX 
Tel: 01531 821 084 
Member of Parliament 
Mark Harper, MP 
House of Commons 
Constituency Office Tel:  01594 823 482 
Westminster Office Tel:  020 7219 5056 

Community Transport Services

Forest Routes is a Lottery funded community transport partnership in the Forest of Dean.

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.

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

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; 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 
Buses 4 U 
Chill Out Zone 
Citizens Advice Bureau 
Federation of Newent Schools Glebe and Picklenash 
Forest of Dean Health Forum 
Glebe Chapel 
Gloucestershire Constabulary – Newent 
Guide2 Gloucestershire 
Highways Contact Information 
Newent Attractions 
Newent Catholic Church 
Newent Community School 
Newent Leisure Centre 
Newent Library 
Newent Dial-A-Ride (NAD) 
Newent Doctors Practice 
Newent Initiative Trust 
Newent Memorial Hall 
Newent Neighbourhood Development Plan 
Newent Parish Church 
Sheppard House 
The Lord’s Larder Food Bank 
The Recycling Shop 
Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association