Lydney Foodbank

Lydney’s Foodbank was officially opened on October 2013 and the Dean Academy is supporting this venture by collecting food items from the official shopping list. The school is also a voucher holder, so that we can issue vouchers for the foodbank to families in crisis. If you would like to be involved, please follow the link:

TLC Welcome Project Lottery Grant Success

The Big Lottery Reaching Communities Programme has awarded £277,531 to Forest of Dean based The Lydney Cluster (TLC) Welcome Project. The Lydney Cluster (TLC) Welcome Project was spearheaded and developed by Severnbanks Primary School in Lydney. The focus of the project is aimed at parents and carers living within the Lydney cluster of schools. The project will work in partnership with Gloucestershire based national charity, Family Lives.

Click here to go to the TLC Project page


To access courses and classes at any of the Forest of Dean leisure centres, please follow this link:

St Mary’s Church News

Debt counselling and support, first contact, through the parish office- Nick Fenby, 842321 Play and Stay groups run every week in term time: Wednesday 9.30-11.30: Little Sparklers, at the Old Vicarage on Church Road, Thursday 9.30-11.30: Pebbles, at Holy Trinity on Primrose Hill Thursday evenings: Vibe, Open Access Youth Club, a safe place to chill. Contact Julie Drew on 843442 or the parish office on 842321 See the website for musical programme as part of Lydney festival, and for all other events, activities and groups.

Lydney Library News

Lydney Library offers the following opportunities: First Click Computer Courses are available for complete beginners (also at Cinderford, Coleford and Newent libraries). Three x 3 hour weekly sessions. Cost £15.00. A Computer Buddy is available for one to one support with setting up an email, shopping online, family history searches, etc. Please pre book an appointment for up to an hour. Basic computer skills are needed. Free of charge. Two hours free internet access available daily at all Gloucestershire Libraries.