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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.

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Council Leader invites questions on Levelling Up Fund and Five Acres redevelopment in live Q&A

Members of Forest of Dean District Council, Hartpury University and College and Cinderford Town Council will answer the public’s questions on the partnership's successful Levelling Up Fund bid in a live Q&A session streamed to Facebook at 6pm on Wednesday 26 January.

Newnham Archery Club

Council grant helps local Archery Club hit new targets

Newnham Archery Club has benefitted from funding to develop and train two new instructors to help their members achieve even more in the New Year, with a grant from the Forest of Dean District Council for community-led projects.

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Forest of Dean District Council to pick up real Christmas trees again this year

Forest of Dean residents wanting to recycle their real Christmas trees will be able to leave them out on their garden waste collection day with effect from Monday 10 January, when the service resumes following a brief suspension over the festive period.

FOD Dog Rescue

Forest Lottery helps to raise paw-some amount for Forest of Dean Dog Rescue

Since joining the Forest Lottery in late 2019, Forest of Dean Dog Rescue has raised over £4,000 to support and care for dogs in the district, continuing their work to provide an incredible service for animals in the community.

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Café, toilets and visitor hub opens at Lydney Harbour

A new café, public toilets and visitor information hub is now open at Lydney Harbour as part of the Forest of Dean District Council’s Destination Lydney Harbour regeneration project.