Forest of Dean Walking for Health offers free regular easy walks throughout the Forest in: Blakeney, Bream, Cinderford, Coleford, Drybrook, Hartpury, Heywood, Huntley, Lydney, Mitcheldean, Newent, Parkend, Sedbury, St Briavels, Staunton, Yorkley. Suitable for all abilities, walking from 10 minutes up to 1 hour with refreshments at the end. Free, with the bonus of some refreshments too! Happening all year round, with 16 starting points throughout the Forest of Dean.
Forest of Dean Walking for Health offers free regular easy walks throughout the Forest in: Blakeney, Bream, Cinderford, Coleford, Drybrook, Hartpury, Heywood, Huntley, Lydney, Mitcheldean, Newent, Parkend, Sedbury, St Briavels, Staunton and Yorkley. Suitable for all abilities, walking from 10 minutes up to 1 hour with refreshments at the end. Free 1 hour plus refreshments. Runs throughout the year. 16 starting points throughout the Forest of Dean. Contact Barbara Woods on 01594 727014 firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.walkingforhealth.org.uk
We are a new, friendly group for people who enjoy singing or just want to sing for fun. No experience necessary and no need to be able to read music. We hope to cover a wide range of songs. All ages and abilities welcome. 7.30- 9.15pm, Mondays, ongoing, £2 per session. Drybrook & District Male Voice Choir Room (in front of Drybrook Methodist Church), Hawthorns Rd, Drybrook, GL17 9BX.
Contact Anita Chaloner on 01594 821207 or 07565 909492, or email email@example.com.
Not sure if you want to take up woodturning or just looking for a gift to give someone? The two hour taster course is intended for complete novices. £50, times/dates to suit. Windrush, High Street, Drybrook, GL17 9ET. Contact Paul Hannaby on 01594 544417, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hannaby.com
Individual tuition from beginners to advanced by an AWGB approved tutor. Courses tailored to your needs. Up to two students can be accommodated. £140 per day, 10am – 5pm, by arrangement Windrush, High Street, Drybrook, GL17 9ET. Contact Paul Hannaby on 01594 544417, email email@example.com, website www.hannaby.com
To keep going and growing, we need your help!
‘The Forest Bee’ is run totally by volunteers, but with our growing success we are now struggling under the weight of the work – please come an help if you can.
Join our Management Committee
Help us grow ‘The Forest Bee’ into an even more useful resource for the people of the Forest of Dean. The Committee meets most months, usually on a Tuesday or Thursday morning. We are a friendly bunch with love of the Forest and its people at our hearts. New ideas to help support the local community are always welcome. We are happy to reimburse your travel expenses.
About 1-4 hours 3 times a year, plus a few top-ups when you are out and about. Travel costs will be reimbursed. Areas we could do with more help in are:
Drybrook, Ross-on-Wye, Soudley, Chepstow, Distributors – just a few hours 3 times a year for Bream, Chepstow, Drybrook, Llandogo, Mitcheldean, Longhope, St Briavels, Llandogo, Newland and Redbrook, Mitcheldean Longhope, Bream.
Ideally you will collect from Lower Lydbrook, but if that doesn’t work for you we’ll get the brochures to you somehow.
Next issue comes out at the start of January, so we’ll be asking our distributors to help during the first week of the New Year.
Brochures go to local shops, cafes, doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries, craft, cycling, tourist & leisure centres across the Forest.
Someone who is digitally confident and competent to update our website with all the new listings (August, December & April), which takes between 6 & 10 hours. Our website is Word Press with quite a lot of options for editing by us.
Also help with designing our digital ads, coverting promotional material from our advertisers & listers into jpegs and liaising with our social media volunteers.
We have a volunteer covering the southern area of the Forest, but it would be great to have someone in the north too. You need your own initiative, be self-motivated and confident enough to reach out to potential new listers and advertisers in the Forest area. Experience with press released and designing advertising/promotional material would also be useful.
Social Media Officer
We have Facebook and Instagram covered, but could do with a bit more Twitter chat!
Making contact with tutors and groups in the Newent area to encourage them to join The Forest Bee as well as liaising with local businesses both to hold copies for us as as potential advertisers.
To explore opportunites available specifically for young people in the area, encourage voluntary groups to take advantage of our free editorial opportunities, to perhaps write a column specifically aimed at young people, and encourage youth groups to advertise with us.
Someone to keep up to date with grant opportunities available that may be suitable to help support The Forest Bee in its aim to grow to an even better local community resource. Also, an opportuntiy to develop your skills in writing grant applications.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org , or contact Jaqui on 01594 861278 or 07919 851669.