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Forest of Dean District Council working to help people through cost of living crisis

Forest of Dean District Council is working with partners and local organisations to provide over £340,000 in funding, as well as delivering essential supplies and advice to residents, communities and businesses to help with the cost of living crisis.

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Forest of Dean District Council provides additional financial support to households not eligible for Government energy support

Forest of Dean District Council has today written to 2097 households across the district to inform them the Council will be providing additional financial support to them to help with the rising costs of energy bills.

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Forest of Dean District Council to host solar community event at Oxenhall Parish Hall

Members of Forest of Dean District Council and partners from the Centre for Sustainable Energy in Bristol will host a community drop-in event at Oxenhall Parish Hall on Thursday 1st December between 3pm-7pm to discuss community owned solar projects, as well as providing wider information on energy usage and saving.

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Forest of Dean District Council scoops award for Lydney Harbour project

The redevelopment of Lydney Harbour has seen Forest of Dean District Council win a Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Award, for their work in protecting and regenerating the area and the contribution this has made to the County.

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Harbour Road resurfacing sees ‘Destination Lydney Harbour’ regeneration project near completion

The resurfacing of Harbour Road largely rounds off the regeneration of Lydney Harbour, which has seen the transformation of the historic harbourfront; including the installation of a visitor hub, café and public artworks display.   

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Forest of Dean District Council working with partners to keep streets safe

Forest of Dean District Council has reinforced its commitment in working with partner agencies such as Gloucestershire Police and Fire, as well as members of the local community to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime within the Forest of Dean.

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Forest of Dean Street Wardens win Gold RSPCA award for 9th year running

Forest of Dean District Council’s Street Wardens have been awarded a Gold Footprint RSPCA PawPrints award for their work dealing with stray dogs.

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Road users asked to stay vigilant around crews at work

Following a rise in the number of incidents of motorists mounting pavements to get around stationary and slow-moving waste collection vehicles, the Forest of Dean District Council and waste contractor, Biffa, are asking road users to be extra vigilant around waste crews at work - and to only pass when it is safe to do so.

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The frightening cost of Halloween food waste

Many of us will be looking forward to an evening of trick or treating come Halloween, but the Forest of Dean District Council is highlighting the amount of waste this festive time of year brings, particularly around the amount of food that ends up uneaten, as it encourages more residents to reduce, reuse and recycle.

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Forest of Dean District Council and partners to host community drop-in event in Lydney

Forest of Dean District Council and partners from the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) will host a community drop-in event at Lydney Community Centre on Tuesday 1st November 2022 to discuss community solar projects in the area and share energy saving information with local people.

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Partnership councils call on Government to do more for Ukraine guests

Three councils who work in partnership to deliver local services are calling on the Government to do more to support the Homes for Ukraine scheme. This Government scheme, set up earlier this year, currently only covers 12 months, with councils left to support the guests and hosts thereafter.

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Forest of Dean households encouraged to ‘get real about recycling’ as national Recycle Week kicks off

As national Recycle Week (17-23 October) gets underway, Forest of Dean District Council is getting behind this year’s Recycle Now campaign - ‘Let’s Get Real About Recycling’ - to improve the quality of the materials which are presented for recycling and to make the recycling process more efficient.