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Council outlines £1.1 million grant payments to 160 small businesses

Forest of Dean District Council has made payments to 124 small and micro businesses under the Government’s “Discretionary Business Grants Scheme”. The payments come just three weeks after the scheme opened. A further 36 businesses have been allocated grants which the council will pay when it receives further information. 

Car Parks

Car Parks Update

The FODDC officers and Cabinet continue to meet with representatives of our Towns in order to assist the best recovery from Covid-19 for our High Streets. All starting from government guidelines this is still a fluid and changing action plan that adapts as we find opportunities and issues.

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£2.1M Lydney Harbour Regeneration Project begins

Locals who have been taking their daily exercise at Lydney Harbour may have noticed that construction work has recently begun.

Public Toilets

Council owned public toilets across the Forest of Dean reopening

Forest of Dean District Council has announced the reopening of its eight public toilet sites.

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Reopening of car parks.

Cllr Tim Gwilliam speaks on the Forest of Dean District's car parks.

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Council plans for the safe reopening of High Streets

Forest of Dean District Council is working alongside retailers and small independent shops across the District to safely reopen and welcome local people back into town centres, with customer safety paramount.

Discretionary Grants

Council to launch Discretionary Business Grants on 1 June

Forest of Dean District Council will launch the localised version of the Government's latest small business grant scheme on June 1.


Council seeks local landlords with property for let

The COVID-19 crisis has left more people than ever living in temporary accommodation around the district so Forest of Dean District Council is looking to team up with local landlords to help those in need.

Dear Secretary of State

Dear Secretary of State. Yours Sincerely, Tim Gwilliam

As leader of a District Council, previously frustrated in attempts to secure funding and regenerate key areas of our community and economy, through funding issues and red tape, may I take a moment to urge the Government to seize this opportunity, borne out of a crisis, to re-examine the relationship and protocol of funding the UK economy.


Love thy neighbour

Forest of Dean District Council is asking residents to be neighbourly and considerate as we spend more time at home.

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Council up to speed with COVID-19 business grant payments

Forest of Dean District Council has now paid out almost £15.75m in business support grants to 1,472 businesses in the district.


Further changes to cemetery opening in line with Government guidance

On Saturday 18 April, Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, asked Councils to reopen or keep open parks and cemeteries. The Leader of the Council explains how this instruction is being implemented here in the Forest of Dean.