The council currently has two environmental campaigns running in collaboration with other local partners. Future campaigns will appear on this page.
Plastic Free Coleford
Plastic Free Coleford was formed in spring 2019 and is a pilot project between Coleford Town Council and the Forest of Dean District Council. The aim of the scheme is to support residents and businesses in the town over the next three years to reduce - or preferably eliminate – the use of single-use plastics.
The project is still in its infancy but proposed actions already include:
- engaging with all school children in the parish and their parents to look at ways to reduce the use of SUPs in lunchboxes,
- visiting retailers to gain their buy in to the idea and
- identifying more sustainable alternatives to the SUPs currently used by those businesses
- working with traders at key local events to reduce reliance on SUPs
- encouraging local supermarkets to reduce plastic packaging and also raising awareness around the problem of these often thrown away plastics.
Plastics are petroleum based products so the less we use and throw away the less carbon is burned. Plastic Free Coleford forms part of the greater ambition of the district council to achieve carbon neutrality across the Forest of Dean district by 2030.
Opportunities on how to get involved and updates of the campaign will be available to view here.
LoveYourForest anti-litter campaign
#LoveYourForest is an innovative anti-litter campaign which was first launched in the Forest of Dean in 2016 by environmental charity Hubbub and Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS). Supported by the Forest of Dean District Council and the Forestry Commission the campaign aimed to highlight the issue of rural litter and look at new ways of encouraging those that drop litter to stop.
To get involved in the campaign please: