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Council to review polling districts, places and stations

Residents of the Forest of Dean are being asked to share their views of current polling districts, places and stations in the district as part of a new review.

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Residents invited to help council capture the character of the Forest

Forest of Dean District Council is inviting residents and communities to share their views on what they believe makes the area such a great place to live, in turn helping to shape the Forest of Dean Residential Design Guide.

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Forest of Dean District Council opens new scheme to help those not supported by the Government £150 rebate

Forest of Dean District Council has opened applications for a scheme to provide financial support to those most in need who were not eligible for the recent £150 council tax rebate.

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Council progresses Forest of Dean Biosphere Reserve consultation after 90% of residents found to support the main aims of Biospheres

Forest of Dean District Council has approved recommendations to progress with the next phase of considering the Forest of Dean as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The decision comes after a public survey found that more than 90% of residents said that the three main aims of biospheres are important to them; conservation, a sustainable economy and promoting learning and education about the local environment.

Park Homes

Park home improvements lead to greater fuel affordability

More than 200 park homes in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire, including 33 in the Forest of Dean, have received new external wall insulation to make them more energy efficient, helping lower the running costs for residents living there.

Affordable Housing - FODDC - round up

More than 220 new affordable homes for Forest residents last year

Forest of Dean District Council has helped to provide 227 new affordable homes for local residents between April 2021 and March 2022. 

Charlotte Dujardin Presentation

Council awards Charlotte Dujardin Freedom of the Forest

Forest of Dean District Council has awarded six time Olympian and Britain’s most successful female dressage rider Charlotte Dujardin the Freedom of the Forest of Dean.

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Council puts its support behind Armed Forces Covenant

Forest of Dean District Council, along with partners across Gloucestershire has re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant, lending its support to the Armed Forces Community in the district.

Forest RDA

Forest Lottery supporters help to keep riding charity moving

Forest Lottery supporters are helping to raise significant funds for local cause Forest Riding for the Disabled, assisting the charity in enriching the lives of people with disabilities across the district.

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New round of grants announced for local business start-ups

Businesses and social enterprises that incorporated after April 2020 are invited to apply for grants of up to £1,000 from Forest of Dean District Council.

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Forest of Dean District Council wins award for vital work supporting low income and vulnerable households to reduce energy costs

The Forest of Dean District Council’s flagship fuel poverty support service - Warm and Well - has taken first place in the Vulnerable Customer Support category at this year’s West Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards while the Council has been commended for its investment in energy efficiency across the district.

Brian Canning (Evolve) & Cllr Chris McFarling

District Council ‘goes to the wall’ to boost energy efficiency at Coleford office

The future day-to-day running costs of the Forest of Dean District Council offices in Coleford will be less from now on following the recent addition of new cavity wall insulation.