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District council approves budget for 2022/23 despite ongoing uncertainty around future funding

Forest of Dean District Councillors have approved the budget for the coming financial year as the Council aims to tackle the financial pressures of ongoing local government funding uncertainty.

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Forest of Dean District Council calls for potential sites for future housing and employment

Forest of Dean District Council is appealing to interested people, organisations, agents and/or land owners to suggest where land across the district could be potentially used for housing or employment, or for a combination of both, as it carries out its annual evaluation of possible sites. 

Mobile Meals

Forest Lottery supports local cause in feeding residents

With the help of Forest Lottery supporters, Forest Mobile Meals has raised nearly £1500 in the past 12 months to assist with the delivery of warm and nutritious meals to local residents who are unable to cook for themselves, or have nobody to depend on for support.

Homelessness Grant

Forest of Dean District Council helping to prevent family homelessness

Over forty households facing homelessness have been assisted to stay in their homes as a result of early intervention and support from Forest of Dean District Council, including 22 families in the last 12 months.

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Forest of Dean District Council to offer free remote Covid business courses

Forest of Dean District Council is offering free online training courses to help local businesses remain Covid resilient as restrictions begin to ease. 

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Forest of Dean District Council (FODDC) has prosecuted an individual for offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

A Forest of Dean resident, Jeremy Awdry was sentenced in February 2021 for offences in relation to animal welfare and the breeding of dogs without a licence. Mr Awdry pleaded guilty to the offences at a Crown Court hearing. He received a suspended sentence, an indefinite ban on keeping dogs, and was placed on a tag for 6 months with a curfew order of 7pm to 7am.

Household Support Grant

Council set-up scheme to help families across the District

Forest of Dean District Council has been allocated over £123,000 for the Household Support Fund to help families and individuals who may be struggling this winter. 

Affordable Housing 2021 - roundup

2021 saw 149 affordable rental and shared ownership homes provided to Forest of Dean residents

Forest of Dean District Council enabled the development of 86 affordable rental properties and 63 shared ownership homes for Forest of Dean residents in 2021.

Forest Lottery 2021

Forest Lottery raises over £46,000 for local causes in 2021

The Forest Lottery continues to go from strength to strength, with over seventy local causes now involved and in excess of £46,000 raised for causes in the Forest of Dean in 2021.

Home Energy Performance

Forest of Dean District Council to help landlords ‘get their homes in order’

Landlords of properties failing energy efficiency standards are being targeted by the Forest of Dean District Council as part of a national drive to get more domestic properties up to the minimum standards to make homes healthier and fuel bills more affordable for those living there.

Five Acres Site Photo

Five Acres redevelopment begins with demolition due to start

Forest of Dean District Council are taking the next steps in the redevelopment of the Five Acres site at Berry Hill, with demolition contractor Armac Group beginning work on Monday 17 January.

Controlled Dogs

Dog owners educated to keep community safe

The Street Wardens at Forest of Dean District Council have been working with over fifty dog owners to help them to keep their dogs under control in public areas to maintain safety in the community.