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Carbon Footprints team take steps for this year's Great Big Green Week

Eco-conscious pupils at Littledean C of E Primary School who want to “make the world a better place” have been busy cleaning up their village and learning more about the problems of litter from the Forest of Dean District Council’s street warden team.

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New affordable homes completed as development continues in Lydney

Sixteen new affordable homes have been delivered at a housing development on Highfield Hill in Lydney.

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Local organisations set to receive more than £19,000 in community grants

Seventeen local organisations are set to receive £19,800 in community grants from Forest of Dean District Council to help boost their community engagement and the services they deliver.

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Over £188,000 has gone to those in need in the Forest of Dean via Household Support Fund

Forest of Dean District Council has distributed over £188,000 on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions via the Household Support Fund. The fund gives residents who are most in need a little extra help to make sure they have enough healthy food and other essential supplies as the cost of living continues to rise.

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More residents are made eligible to claim £150 council tax rebate

Forest of Dean District Council has expanded the eligibility criteria for the £150 council tax rebate so more people across the district who didn't get the original £150 payment can now apply.

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Chairman of Forest of Dean District Council pledges her support to Forest of Dean charities

The Chairman of Forest of Dean District Council, Cllr Julia Gooch has pledged her support to local charities Forest Voluntary Action Forum (FVAF) and Forest Pulse this civic year.

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Five Acres Update from Leader of the Council Tim Gwilliam

We have been provided with Gloucestershire Rural Community Council’s (GRCC) report on the recent consultation activity undertaken in respect of the Five Acres site. GRCC were commissioned by the project Design Consultants, Pick Everard (PE), to undertake the consultation, a key strand of the work that PE have been asked to complete. Looking at that report and the comments made by individuals and organisations it is clear that while we can have confidence that the proposals we are working on are sound and in line with community aspirations. It’s clear also that the community retain their wider ambitions for the site outside of the initial Levelling up funding and programme.

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Don’t lose your vote – residents in the Forest of Dean urged to check voter registration details

Forest of Dean residents are being urged to check their electoral registration details, or risk losing their chance to vote on decisions that affect them as the Council starts its Annual Canvass to check everyone's voting details are up to date.

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Support for those experiencing domestic abuse with dementia continues in the Forest of Dean

Following collaboration between the Forest of Dean Dementia Action Alliance and the Domestic & Sexual Violence forum, resources to help people with dementia experiencing domestic abuse and also for people experiencing domestic abuse by those with dementia are being relaunched in the Forest of Dean.

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Council energy efficiency service helping more residents combat fuel poverty

One way Forest of Dean District Council is helping residents through the cost of living crisis is by working with the Warm and Well partnership to combat fuel poverty.

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Graham Wildin to serve jail term for contempt of court in long-standing planning enforcement case

Today (Friday 12 August 2022), Graham Wildin has been committed to prison for six weeks for contempt of court as a result following a case brought against him by Forest of Dean District Council. He was taken to prison directly from court.

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Forty four affordable homes delivered in Sedbury

The final 12 affordable homes have been completed at the Wyedean Fields housing development in Sedbury.