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Local organisations join forces to develop exciting bid for £20m Levelling Up Fund in Forest of Dean

Forest of Dean District Council, Hartpury University and Hartpury College and Cinderford Town Council are joining forces to submit an exciting bid for up to £20m to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund. If successful the bid would aim to improve leisure facilities, introduce new education opportunities, repurpose vacant buildings and grow the local economy across the Forest.

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Polling stations prepared as the postal vote deadline approaches

As the local elections approach on the 6 May 2021, Forest of Dean District Council is preparing to make sure all the polling stations available for those who wish to vote in person are safe and Covid secure. 

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Leisure reopening a success thanks to subsidy

On 12 April 2021 the Forest of Dean’s leisure centres, operated by Freedom Leisure, reopened successfully. Residents can now enjoy the services on offer and return to exercise in the centres. 

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Snakes and sacks to combat flooding in Forest communities

Forest of Dean District Council’s Cabinet sat on 08 April to discuss mitigation of flooding in the area. In recent years flooding in the district has increased, putting communities and businesses at risk. 

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Forest of Dean District Council asks local community for projects

Forest of Dean District Council is asking the local community to submit their ideas for consideration as part of the submission to Central Government for the Levelling Up Fund.

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Voters urged to sign up for postal voting

Voters across the Forest of Dean are being encouraged to make sure they are registered and have applied for postal voting if needed ahead of the deadlines so that they can vote in the local elections on 6 May. You are still able to vote in-person.

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Council Call for Suitable Building Land

Forest of Dean District Council is inviting suggestions on where land in the district could be used for housing & employment uses, as it carries out its annual call for possible sites.

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Foil added to the Forest of Dean District Council’s kerbside recycling service in time for Easter

With the long Easter weekend only days away, residents in the Forest of Dean will now be able to add clean foil to their weekly kerbside recycling collection.

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New Ponds for Newts

Council District Licensing scheme supports the creation of 8 new ponds for great crested newts in the Forest of Dean District. These ponds will be vital for a wide range of native wildlife, including newts, frogs and toads, which are experiencing national declines. 

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Forest of Dean District Council recycling site in Lydney to close temporarily to assist with Covid response

The overflow car park located off the main Newerne Street Car Park in Lydney will be closed for general access from Wednesday 10 March.  

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Forest of Dean District Council is working with the HSE to make sure businesses are COVID-secure

Forest of Dean District Council is working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to contact businesses in the Forest of Dean area to check they have COVID-secure measures in place and to help tackle coronavirus (COVID-19) in the local area.