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Forest of Dean District Council to purchase Five Acres site

Forest of Dean District Council has agreed to buy the Five Acres site as an initial step towards redeveloping the site and creating exciting new leisure, enterprise and community facilities for the Forest.

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Facebook Flytipper caught without waste license

Forest of Dean District Council has prosecuted Anthony Pearson from Littledean for Fly-tipping and failing to produce a valid waste license under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

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Forest of Dean District Council’s finances come out on top again

Forest of Dean District Council have once again come in under budget for the second year in a row, meaning services have been delivered efficiently for local taxpayers while also managing the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Forest of Dean District Council hits the roof as it pushes forward with carbon reduction plans

Energy captured from the sun will soon help power the Forest of Dean District Council’s offices in Coleford, bringing projected savings in the region of 10k in electricity costs and reducing the Council’s carbon footprint by around 20 tonnes every year.

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Sentence passed in Graham Wildin planning court case following long running legal battle

Forest of Dean District Council has today been successful in a contempt of court application against Mr Graham Wildin for a breach of planning laws with a sentence passed by the High Court in Cardiff.

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Resident wins £2,000 through the Forest Lottery

Another Forest of Dean resident is celebrating a £2,000 win on the Forest Lottery, the second win of that amount in the past month, alongside three £250 wins. 

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Join the Forest of Dean District Council Leader LIVE on Facebook for Q&A

Forest of Dean District Council are launching Facebook Live Q&A Sessions - the first broadcast will be on 22nd of June, 6pm. The first programme will be hosted by Councillor Tim Gwilliam and Head of Paid Service, Peter Williams. 

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Businesses to get more support to help them reopen safely

While the reopening of the economy continues, Forest of Dean District Council officers are continuing to work with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to call and visit local businesses with the team offering help and advice on the safest operating procedures.

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Wild flowers left to grow for longer in Lydney as Council gives biodiversity a boost

The Forest of Dean District Council is taking action to tackle the ecological emergency by changing its current land management practices in the district as part of a pilot project that will be expanded to other areas if successful.

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Ambitious £20m bid to raise aspirations across the Forest through new education opportunities, new leisure facilities and regeneration

Details have been released for the bid for £20m to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund being pulled together by Forest of Dean District Council, Hartpury University and Hartpury College and Cinderford Town Council. 

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Is running the new Lydney Historic Harbour Café your cup of tea?

The Forest of Dean District Council is inviting expressions of interest for the Lydney Historic Harbour Café concession.

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Forest of Dean residents invited to take part in the Great British Spring Clean to boost mental and physical well-being

The start of this year's Great British Spring Clean (GBSC) is only a couple of weeks away and residents in the Forest of Dean are being invited to take part to better the environment and enjoy extra health benefits.