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Five Acres - Cllr Paul Hiett

Forest of Dean District Council complete purchase of Five Acres site for £1

Forest of Dean District Council is delighted to formally announce completion for the purchase of the Five Acres site in Berry Hill from Homes England for £1.

Have your say (1)

Residents invited to have their say on Forest of Dean District Council budget

Residents and businesses in the Forest of Dean are being asked to give their views on the District Council’s spending plans as it prepares its budget for the next financial year.

Carbon Community

Council to benefit from European investment to help communities tackle climate emergency

Forest of Dean District Council is rolling out a project to tackle the climate emergency in the district, helping communities lower their carbon footprint and giving residents the opportunity to offset some of their carbon emissions.

Tufthorn Avenue

New affordable homes for Forest of Dean community near completion in Coleford

People in need of affordable housing in Coleford will soon have an opportunity to apply for affordable homes at the Tufthorn Avenue site in Coleford. The new development, which has been built on a brownfield site, will include 45 affordable rental properties and 19 shared ownership opportunities. 

FRED Committee

Forest Lottery helping to secure funding for FRED

The Forest Lottery has continued its good works by securing valuable funding for local charity Forest Read Easy Deal (FRED), enabling vital support for adults across the district to develop their reading and writing skills.

FODDC Start-up grant recipients

Forest of Dean District Council supporting start-up businesses through 2021

Forest of Dean District Council has now allocated start-up grants for a number of businesses since the start of 2021 helping to support local businesses make their first steps, creating jobs and helping to grow the local Forest economy.

Covid Business Training (1)

Businesses snap up free council business courses

Over forty businesses in the Forest of Dean can go into winter confident that they are Covid safe after taking part in free Covid Safety training delivered by Forest of Dean District Council.

Mannings Farm - Drybrook

First Forest of Dean modular housing scheme nears completion in Drybrook

The first modular housing development in the Forest of Dean is nearing completion at Mannings Farm, Drybrook, with the first residents expected to move in in early December.

Cllr Sid Phelps and Lynda Skuse, Clerk of Hewelsfield & Brockweir Parish Council with flood defences

District Council helping towns and parishes this autumn with flood preparation

Forest of Dean District Council has secured 680 FloodSax and 62 Hydrosnake emergency flood defences, which will be distributed to at-risk towns and parishes throughout the district, to aid residents should flooding occur.

Cllrs Sid Phelps and Bernie O'Neill with Taro Upton and Robson Kightley of 4th Corner Landscaping

Tree planting to boost biodiversity along Harbour corridor begins

Forest of Dean District Council has started planting 149 trees along Harbour Road as part of the Destination Lydney Harbour regeneration project.


Council’s Climate Action Plan lays strong foundations for reaching ambitious net-zero carbon target

The Forest of Dean District Council’s Cabinet has been unanimous in approving a new climate change strategy and action plan, which sets out how the Council will deliver against its corporate priority to ‘protect and enhance the local environment and address the climate emergency’ as it strives to make the district net-zero ahead of central Government targets.


New directory for remote workers could boost local business this winter

Town centre and village based businesses in the Forest of Dean are being invited to sign up for inclusion in a new Remote Forest Directory. The directory, which is due to be launched before the end of the year, will include businesses that welcome remote workers into their premises.