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Dean Heritage Centre

Forest Lottery supports Dean Heritage Centre through uncertain times

Residents who take part in the Forest Lottery have helped to raise over £1200 for the Dean Heritage Centre in Soudley, raising valuable funds for the charity throughout the difficulty of the past couple of years.

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New school litter picking club gets underway during the Great Big School Clean

Concerns about the impact of litter on wildlife and the local environment, have led Yorkley School to organise its first lunchtime club dedicated to picking up other’s rubbish to keep the Forest of Dean clean.

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Forest of Dean to get four new Changing Places accessible toilets

Forest of Dean District Council has been allocated £140,000 from the Government to install four fully accessible Changing Places toilet facilities in the district. 

Lydney Harbour Signs

Art trail at Lydney Harbour to be installed in April

As part of Forest of Dean District Council’s Destination Lydney Harbour regeneration project, a new art trail titled ‘From the Forest to the Sea’ will be installed in stages, beginning in April.

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Council invites questions from the community on council spending and work in the community in live Q&A

Forest of Dean District Councillors and staff will host a live Q&A session on Facebook in April, focusing on the budget for the coming financial year and the Council’s work in local communities.

Primrose Hill C of E - Great British Spring Clean

Pupils rise to the #BigBagChallenge in aid of the Great British Spring Clean

Pupils from Lydney’s Primrose Hill C of E Primary Academy have come out in force to tidy up their local neighbourhood with the support of the Forest of Dean District Council’s street warden team, to celebrate the launch of this year’s Great British Spring Clean.

Merlin Gate - Newent

More affordable homes at Merlin Gate in Newent

Forest of Dean District Council has helped deliver a further seven new affordable homes at the new Merlin Gate residential development in Newent adding to seven delivered in December.

Bluebells in the Forest of Dean

District Council queries Government’s response to report on Protected Landscapes

Forest of Dean District Council has voiced its disappointment with the Government’s lack of response to a recommendation for the Forest of Dean being designated an AONB, in an external Government-commissioned response to the Glover Report.


Council helping to connect communities in Cinderford

Forest of Dean District Council is providing free English language lessons to foreign nationals in Cinderford to help residents improve their English Language skills and settle in the local community.

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District Council prepares to issue £150 Council Tax Rebate to eligible households

Households in council tax bands A-D will soon be eligible to receive a non-repayable £150 Council Tax Rebate from the Government to help households with rising energy bills.

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District Council provides advice for Platinum Jubilee street parties

Forest of Dean District Council is providing advice for residents who want to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by holding a street party on the first weekend of June this year.

Street Warden Team

Forest of Dean school children to benefit from drug awareness initiative

Forest of Dean District Council’s Street Warden Team will be visiting primary schools and working with young people and youth groups in the area to raise awareness of the issues around drug use.