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A new art trail has recently been completed at Lydney Harbour, a nationally important Scheduled Ancient Monument on the River Severn at Lydney, Gloucestershire.
Organisations which help to improve residents’ health and wellbeing, provide key advice services, support isolated elderly people and young people not in education or employment are among a number of Forest of Dean groups set to receive a share of a £140,000 funding boost over the next year.
Forest of Dean District Council are offering not for profit voluntary and community groups the opportunity to apply for funding to help build stronger and cohesive communities across the district.
Two Rivers, a registered provider partner of Forest of Dean District Council, received hand-over of fourteen new affordable homes in March and April. The homes consist of twelve one-bedroom flats for social rent and two three-bed shared ownership homes at Mirum Park.
To mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, members of Forest of Dean District Council and volunteers from Forestry England have planted cherry trees as part of the Green Canopy tree planting initiative to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
Members of Forest of Dean District Council’s Community Builders Team have been working with partners and residents in Cinderford to find out what members of the local community would like to see in their area and working with them to make that happen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Forest of Dean District Council has helped to provide 227 new affordable homes for local residents between April 2021 and March 2022.