COMMUNITIES in the Forest of Dean have rallied around and shown almost wartime resiliance to provide help and support to the most vulnerable in their areas as the coronavirus outbreak intensified in the last week.

Local authorities from across the district have been working to increase connectivity between residents and put emergency plans in place to deal with the rapidly evolving threat, after the UK government ramped up its precautionary measures and advice.

Coleford Town Council launched an appeal for new volunteers to help the existing team check in on vulnerable neighbours and pick-up supplies.

•Read the full article in this week’s Forester to find out more.

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