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The Parish Council consist of the chairman and councillors (or members). It is a body corporate and as such is distinct from its members and has its own legal identity. The Parish Council has Powers and Duties all of which are governed by various Acts of Parliament. The duties are those things which the Council must do, powers are those things the Council may do if it chooses.








1. There is a vacancy on the above Council caused by the resignation of Councillor Brian Jones

2. A bye-election to fill the vacancy will be held if within 14 days (not counting Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday or Bank Holidays) from the date below ten electors for the parish give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Returning Officer.

3. The address of the Returning Officer is: Claire Hughes, Forest of Dean District Council, Council Offices, High Street, Coleford GL16 8HG

4. If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Dated 26 June 2018

Signed Richard S Crighton


Address: Waterley Bottom, The Cross. Clearwell Coleford GL16 8JU

All the policies under which the Council operates are listed below. 

Every policy was reviewed and amended where appropriate in May 2018. 

Standing Orders, Financial Regulations and Risk Assessment are reviewed annually  the others every 4 years or in the light of new legislation.

Please click on the links below to access the documents.

Standing Orders

The Role & Remit of subsidiary groups (committees, sub committees, & working groups)

The Newland Parish Council Code of Conduct adopted 26th June 2012

Financial Regulations

Complaints Procedure

Protocol for filming & recording meetings

Risk Assessment Policy

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Publication Scheme

Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notice.

Disciplinary Procedure

Grievance Procedure

Training Policy

Lone/Home Worker Policy

Internal controls policy