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Money Environmental Growth

Over £22,000 awarded to two local businesses

Forest Deli in Coleford and Plump Hill Farm in Longhope have been granted over £22,000 in Rural Business Grant funding to make improvements to their businesses. The funding comes from the Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF).  

Councillor Jackie Dale

Forest of Dean District Council welcomes new Cabinet Member for Thriving Communities

Councillor Jackie Dale has been appointed to the Council’s cabinet as Cabinet Member for Thriving Communities. 

Climate Adaptation Project

Project to help protect neighbourhoods from effects of climate change begins

Nature-based solutions such as planting trees to reduce rainfall run-off or to help keep urban areas cooler, are measures residents could see implemented as part of a collaborative project to make the Forest’s towns and parishes more resilient to the impacts of climate change.  

Cllr Andy Moore - Christmas Recycling

Forest council continues tree recycling tradition for households

Forest of Dean residents opting for a real tree this Christmas will be able to have it collected from the convenience of the kerbside once the festivities are over.


Council approves Ethical Investment Policy

Following approval of an Ethical Investment Policy, the Forest of Dean District Council will only invest in financial products that are aligned with its social and environmental goals; and avoid ones deemed unethical. 

FODDC - Budget 202425

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

Forest of Dean District Council invites residents, businesses, and organisations across the district to give their views on the Council’s spending plans, with a consultation for the budget for the next financial year beginning 22nd December 2023 and running until 19th January 2024.

Romaquip Trial

Electric vehicle trial sparks question about future waste collections

Householders listening out for the familiar sound of their recycling lorry may have been surprised by the quietness of their recent collections as the Forest of Dean District Council trials a fully electric vehicle - a first for the district.


Residents urged to be watchful for festive scams

Residents are being urged to be watchful over the festive period to avoid becoming victims of a fraud scam. Christmas is a great break for families but is also a traditional time for fraudsters to try to take advantage of the season of goodwill.

Mary Thorpe - HUG2

Forest of Dean property first off-gas home in Gloucestershire to receive energy efficiency upgrade

A Ruardean farmhouse is the first home in Gloucestershire to receive free energy-saving measures under the latest phase of the government-backed Home Upgrade Grant (HUG), which is being delivered locally by energy efficiency advice service Warm and Well.

Five Acres - Exterior 2

Milestone reached at Five Acres with planning submitted for new leisure, business and education facilities

The construction of the new leisure, enterprise and education facility at Five Acres in Berry Hill has taken a significant step forward, with planning now submitted, enabling residents and members of the wider Forest community to view and comment on the plans on the Council’s planning portal, under reference P1435_23_FUL.

Cllr Andy Moore - Halloween

Getting to the guts of Halloween food waste

With an estimated 15.8 million pumpkins expected to be thrown away in the UK following this year’s Halloween festivities, Forest of Dean District Council is encouraging residents to compost or recycle their jack-o’-lanterns to cut waste and help reduce the environmental impact on the planet.


Four Local Authorities set to take greater control of council services

Four neighbouring local authorities West Oxfordshire District Council, Cotswold District Council, Forest of Dean District Council, and Cheltenham Borough Council are set to take greater control of council services.