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EV Car charger

Council receives nearly £200,000 of funding to install EV charging points across the district

The Forest of Dean District Council has received £199,853 of funding to install thirty-three electric vehicle charging points across the district in council-owned car parks.

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Cabinet agrees to proceed with Our Plan strategy

At a meeting for Cabinet Members on 16 May 2023, Councillors have agreed to proceed with the new local plan strategy for the Forest of Dean - Our Plan. The decision means that it will now be heard at the Full Council meeting to be held on 30 May 2024 and if approved, will then go out to consultation with the public. 

Community Group

Funding available for community groups across the Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean District Council is offering not-for-profit voluntary and community groups the opportunity to apply for one off funding to help develop and support the forest's thriving community.  

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Voters reminded to bring valid ID if voting in polling stations on 2 May

Residents in Forest of Dean District will need to show photographic ID to vote in person at this year’s Police and Crime Commissioner elections which are being held on 2 May. 

Publica Group

New leader appointed at Forest of Dean District Council

Councillors voted in favour of appointing Cllr Adrian Birch as Leader of Forest of Dean District Council at the meeting for full council held on Thursday 18 April 2024. 

Publica Group

Council committed to Five Acres regeneration despite cost increases due to inflation and global price rises

Forest of Dean District Council provides the following project update regarding the construction of the new leisure, enterprise and education facility at Five Acres in Berry Hill. 

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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. 

Gloucestershire College - Great British Spring Clean 2024

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. 

Forest of Dean Linkline Team

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.