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Welcome

Coaley is in Gloucestershire 3 miles from the town of Dursley, and 5 miles from the town of Stroud. The village extends from the edge of the Cotswold Hills at Coaley Peak viewpoint, towards the River Cam at Cam and Cambridge and the Severn Estuary beyond. The picture above was taken from Cam Long Down and shows Coaley viewed from the south with the Cotswold edge on the right and the River Severn on the left.  Coaley has a population of around 770.

Coaley has many amenities, including a 300-year-old pub, the Fox and Hounds, the Coaley C of E Primary School, a church, a village hall, and a community shopCam and Dursley railway station (near the former Coaley Junction station) was reopened in 1994 (the original closed in 1965) and is situated on the South-Western border of the village.

Coaley is a very active village with many clubs and societies. Coaley also holds an annual produce show, which has been held since 1942 on the first Saturday in September.

In 2003, Coaley was crowned Gloucestershire village of the year in a Calor-sponsored competition organised by Gloucestershire Rural Community Council, and went on to pick up a runner-up prize in the national competition, in recognition of local residents' efforts to develop community organisations and enterprises.

Latest news

Fox and Hounds

The Fox and Hounds is currently closed.  A recent enquiry by a Coaley resident to the owners, the EI group, got this response:

"Unfortunately we were unaware that the pub had closed and therefore ceased trading.  We were aware however, that the Fox & Hounds Inn has experienced a difficult trading history.
 
At this point we are not able to confirm any plans or dates for the pub to reopen whilst we conduct a thorough review of the site.
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The council has been looking at how the pub may be secured as a community asset, and should be on the agenda for our next council meeting.

Fibre internet for the Uley exchange

You will have read in the parish newsletter that Fastershire (a partnership between Gloucestershire County Council and Herefordshire Council to bring faster broadband to the two counties) were due to award a contract for phase two of the fibre roll-out in January.  This has been delayed and they now tell us that they are due to sign the contract this month.  They will announce full premise level information in May and this information will be available by using their website address checker at www.fastershire.com.

Broadband quality in Coaley

Coaley Parish Council is aware that many residents are unhappy with the quality of their internet connection. We are conducting this survey to find the extent of the problem. You do not have to answer any question but the more information we have the better.

If you have broadband problems it's wise to make sure there are no problems with your router, wireless network setup and telephone wiring in the house.

BT have some guides to help you Check your wiring and broadband set-up.

Ofcom offer this advice for Broadband and landline faults and problems.

If you're happy with some technical detail, the instructions on the Increase Broadband Speed Guide will ensure you get the best possible connection speed.

Defibrillator update

The defibrillator is now fully operational.

If someone is unconscious and not breathing the first action is to call the ambulance service on 999 and start CPR straight away. The ambulance service will give you the combination to open the defibrillator cabinet and clearly it's best if someone else does this. The defibrillator can be used without training - it gives voice instructions - and the ambulance service will stay on the phone to help you.

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