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Forest of Dean resident pleads guilty to animal welfare offences

A Forest of Dean Resident has pleaded guilty at a hearing in Gloucester Crown Court today for offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.  The Chaxhill resident, Mr Edward Rafferty pleaded guilty to offences of failing to meet an animal’s needs, causing unnecessary suffering to dogs, selling dogs without a licence and boarding dogs without a licence. In addition, he pleaded guilty to an offence relating to the Fraud Act 2006.

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New electric van drives greener and cleaner community transport

Members of Tidenham parish gathered at the weekend to celebrate the launch of a new community resource which is enabling residents to make local journeys that are less harmful to the environment and cost free. 


Residents and business come together to discuss tackling the climate emergency

The Council recently joined over 40 local stakeholders and industry experts to take part in the first of a series of innovative rural ‘Climathons’ to develop key solutions which could help the Forest of Dean become a Net Zero District.