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 
www.gloucestershire.gov.ukAmey 
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 
www.fdean.gov.uk 
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 
Forest of Dean District Councillors representing Newent 
 
Cllr Gill Moseley 
6 Peacock Gardens 
Newent 
GL18  1RE 
 
Tel: 01531 820 826 
Email: gill.Moseley@fdean.gov.uk 
Cllr Vilnis Vesma 
Pound House 
Market Square 
Newent 
GL18 1PS 
 
Tel: 07773 781 427 
Email: vilnis.vesma@fdean.gov.uk 
Cllr Julia Gooch 
Hill View 
Bollow 
Westbury-on-Severn 
GL14 1QX 
 
Tel: 01531 821 084 
Email: julia.gooch@fdean.gov.uk 
Gloucestershire County Councillor representing Newent 
 
Cllr Gill Moseley 
6 Peacock Gardens 
Newent 
Glos 
GL18 1RE 
 
Tel: 01531 820826 
Email: gill.moseley@gloucestershire.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. http://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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