Tourist Information Centre on track for opening

Coleford’s new Tourist Information Centre servicing the whole Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is on track for opening its doors to the public at 10am on Saturday 19th March.

The project which is led by Coleford  Town  Council , supported  strongly  by  the  Tourism  Association  and  Coleford  Area Partnership, aims to plug a critical gap in the current tourist experience to the region by providing a fully staffed facility with access to both printed literature and online services.

Cllr  Nick  Penny,  Deputy  Mayor  of  Coleford  who  is  leading  the  project  said that “We  have  been overwhelmed  with the response to our recent appeal for volunteers and are now going through the final stages of recruitment and induction of over 25 local people who will undertake regular shifts in the Coleford centre. We now urge local attractions, accommodation providers, and   tourism related businesses to make themselves known to us and to supply us with leaflets and information so we can help promote their businesses within the region.”

Cllr Penny continued; “We will open our doors on a drop in basis from 10am until 4pm on Monday 14th March  for  tourism  providers  to  come  and  see  the  facility  and  to  hand  over  any  leaflets. The Tourist Information Centre is located at 4 Lords Hill, Coleford, which is opposite the police station.”

For  more  information,  please  contact  Nick  Penny  on  07801650977  or  by  email  at


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