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FODDC teams up with the FSB to offer discounted memberships

Forest of Dean District Council has today announced a new partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) aimed at helping firms across the district in their recovery from the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic.  

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South West councils make urgent call for leisure centres funding

Forest of Dean District Council is working in partnership with local authorities across the South West in urgently calling on the Government to provide funding to safeguard the future of leisure centres.

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Development of a Climate Emergency Community Partnership has begun

On Wednesday 29th July 2020 the council hosted part 1 of an online development event for the creation of a Climate Emergency (CE) Community Partnership in the Forest of Dean.

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Council achieves 17.8% reduction in gas consumption at Coleford office in trial

As first reported in March 2020, the Council has undertaken a trial on its gas central heating system to improve its energy efficiency and lower the associated carbon emissions. EndoTherm, a gas saving central heating additive, was piloted by the council for two months from 3rd March 2020. 

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Forest of Dean District Council to fund small business loans via FOLK2FOLK

Forest of Dean District Council has become the latest Institutional investor to sign up with FOLK2FOLK, the local lending company. By investing via FOLK2FOLK, the council will be helping to fund business loans to SMEs in the Forest of Dean.

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Forest of Dean leisure centres to begin phased reopening on 1 September

The Cabinet of Forest of Dean District Council has confirmed a plan to reopen “dryside” facilities at four leisure centres in the district, as well as the pool facilities at Lydney Leisure Centre.

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District Council to discuss phased reopening of leisure facilities

The Cabinet of Forest of Dean District Council (FODDC) will meet next Thursday  (August 13) to discuss the phased reopening of council leisure centres in the district. 

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High Court supports Forest of Dean District Council planning enforcement

Forest of Dean District Council Planning Enforcement action has recently been supported by the High Court with full award of costs being granted. 

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Consultation for proposed changes to the Council Tax Support Scheme opens

The Forest of Dean District Council are consulting on proposed changes to their Council Tax Support Scheme. The consultation will be open until midnight Sunday 18 October 2020.

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Members of the community have their say on cycling and walking in the District

In May 2020 the Government announced a £2 billion package to create a new era for cycling and walking

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Council to cover the cost for outside eating and drinking applications.

The Forest of Dean District Council has today (23 July) launched its streamlined application process for licences to place tables and chairs outside pubs  and cafes.