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Councillor Mark Topping to step down as Leader of the Council

Councillor Mark Topping has handed in his resignation as Leader of the Council. Councillor Topping has announced that he will be stepping down from the role on 18 April, the day of the Councils next Full Council meeting, where a new council leader will be voted on by Council. 

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Gloucestershire College students down tools to support this year’s Great British Spring Clean

Young people studying for their Level 2 drylining diploma at Gloucestershire College’s Cinderford campus in the Forest of Dean downed tools last week, swapping them for litter pickers. 

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Linkline celebrates supporting Forest residents for over 30 years

Forest Linkline, the 24-hour emergency monitoring service run by Forest of Dean District Council is celebrating supporting residents in the community for over 30 years.

Adam Beard, Cllr Dale, Archie and his mum Anna.

Newent ‘Give it a Go’ session sees young people try new sports

Newent Community School recently held one of Active Gloucestershire’s Give it a Go session; giving young people, especially those with special educational needs, the opportunity to try new sports. 

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'Energy cafe’ brings residents together to tackle carbon emissions

Forest of Dean District Council and partners including the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) are working with Forest Community Energy (FCE) volunteers to help people access support to reduce their energy bills and carbon emissions.

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Community Wellbeing Officer wins impact award for work with foreign nationals

Community Builder, Frances Palmer, received an Impact Award from Gloucestershire’s Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for her work with the Forest’s foreign national community.

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Are you ready for the elections? Voters encouraged to make sure they are registered and have photo ID ahead of May Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Voters across the Forest of Dean District are being encouraged to make sure they are registered, have applied for postal voting and applied for identification if needed ahead of the deadlines, so that they can vote in the police and crime commissioner elections on Thursday 2 May. 

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Cut it Out: Forest leads on training to support victims of domestic abuse

Forest of Dean District Council is supporting partners Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) and Gloucestershire College to provide hairdressers, barbers and beauty therapists with training to respond and support clients who disclose that they are victims of domestic abuse. 

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Dam building marks launch of young people’s environmental award

Eco-conscious youngsters in the Forest of Dean have come together to celebrate the launch of a new environmental programme, marking the occasion with a dam building activity and guided tour of Forestry England’s Greathough beaver enclosure. 

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Council Tax reduction for care leavers increased to include 25-year-olds

The Forest of Dean District Council will increase the age limit of its council tax reduction for care leavers from twenty-one to twenty-five years-old and make care leavers from outside the district eligible for the reduction.  

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Budding artists invited to shape the look of Forest’s Market Towns

Primary school-aged children across the Forest of Dean are being invited to make a collage that represents how they feel about their market town closest to home.

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All systems go! Five Acres receives planning approval for new business, leisure and education facilities

The new leisure, enterprise and education facility at Five Acres in Berry Hill received planning permission on Tuesday 13 February, following a decision by the Council’s Development Management Committee.