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Forest Lottery to launch with £25k up for grabs every week

The new Forest Lottery will soon be live, with the first draw taking place on Saturday 14 December 2019.

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Council set to buy Five Acres site for £1

Homes England have received ministerial approval from the Right Hon Robert Jenrick, Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government, to dispose of the Five Acres site to Forest of Dean District Council for £1.


Justice for Tallie, Forest of Dean District Council prosecute for animal cruelty

Two former Forest of Dean residents have been convicted in relation to offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

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Two local residents found guilty of planning breach in Drybrook

After a detailed investigation led by the Planning Enforcement team at the Forest of Dean District Council, the council has prosecuted two individuals for breaching a Planning Enforcement Notice under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.


100% renewable energy helping towards the Council’s carbon reduction goals

The Forest of Dean District Council is making fast progress on its initial actions set to tackle the climate emergency and become carbon neutral by 2030.


Forest of Dean District Council acts on the climate emergency

The Forest of Dean District Council declared a ‘Climate Emergency’ in December last year. 


Council progresses its plans to make the Forest of Dean carbon neutral by 2030

After declaring a ‘Climate Emergency’ at the end of last year, Forest of Dean District Council is moving forward with its work to reduce its carbon emissions.


Council declares ‘Climate Emergency’ to champion rural decarbonisation

Members of Forest of Dean District Council aim to make the District carbon neutral by 2030.

Meeting on 6 December, members noted the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) warning that enormous harm would result from a 2 degree Centigrade rise in global warming compared with the Paris Agreement’s limit of a 1.5 degree increase.