Living in Cinderford in the Forest of Dean
We have now been living in Cinderford for nearly a year, and both Vanda and I agree it is one of the nicest towns in the forest of dean. Although it is a small town we have a very good selection of shops that include a bakers, several butchers,greengrocers and lots of other independent shops. We also have 2 supermarkets.
Parking is generally free or extremely cheap, especially if you compare it to Cheltenham and Gloucester. I have never paid at all in the town and in a visit to Coleford to register with the county council I was charged a huge 30p.
Cinderford is a “foodie” town with very good take aways and cafes and restaurants, although I do have to admit that the best fish and chip shop in the forest of dean is Frydays Traditional Fish And Chips In Littledean but that is 2 minutes drive from where we live.
If you are a cinema fan then the Palace Cinema will be a revelation. Monday to Friday – all tickets all films all ages cost £2.50 and Saturday and Sunday all tickets all films all ages cost £3.50. It is a hugely popular attraction with good sound and you can see most of the major film releases there.
There is lots going on like the Cinderford Artspace and the Cinderford town council does try to keep their pages up to date. A recent innovation from them is giving out free wi fi and a web cam of the town.
Sports fans are very well catered for by Cinderford Rugby club, right in the centre at Dockham road and we also have a football club. For those who are church goers the town has several churches of different denominations.
Three things about Cinderford have struck us both:
- The people have all been friendly and welcoming
- The air is much cleaner than we were used to in Gloucester
- At night you can see lots of the glorious stars due to less light pollution
In short we both love living in Cinderford.