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."
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.
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.
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.
Coaley PC supports this application in principle, but there are some concerns which need to be alleviated and policies which the district council must put in place for the development to cause minimum impact as well as bring benefits to the village:
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.
The housing needs survey conducted in April 2016 can be downloaded here. This version was updated on 17th June.