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Seventeen affordable homes to be built in Berry Hill

Seventeen accessible, affordable homes will be built in Berry Hill to help meet the needs of local residents.

From the Forest to the Sea - credit Charles Emerson (1)

‘From the Forest to the Sea’ art trail complete at Lydney Harbour

A new art trail has recently been completed at Lydney Harbour, a nationally important Scheduled Ancient Monument on the River Severn at Lydney, Gloucestershire.

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Local community organisations to receive £140,000 funding boost

Organisations which help to improve residents’ health and wellbeing, provide key advice services, support isolated elderly people and young people not in education or employment are among a number of Forest of Dean groups set to receive a share of a £140,000 funding boost over the next year.

Community Groups

Council invite community groups to apply for funding

Forest of Dean District Council are offering not for profit voluntary and community groups the opportunity to apply for funding to help build stronger and cohesive communities across the district.

Mirium Park - Lydney

Fourteen new affordable homes delivered at Lydney development

Two Rivers, a registered provider partner of Forest of Dean District Council, received hand-over of fourteen new affordable homes in March and April. The homes consist of twelve one-bedroom flats for social rent and two three-bed shared ownership homes at Mirum Park.

Jubilee Tree Planting

Council plants trees to mark Platinum Jubilee

To mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, members of Forest of Dean District Council and volunteers from Forestry England have planted cherry trees as part of the Green Canopy tree planting initiative to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

Worcester Rd Team

Council Community Builders bring residents together to brighten up community

Members of Forest of Dean District Council’s Community Builders Team have been working with partners and residents in Cinderford to find out what members of the local community would like to see in their area and working with them to make that happen.

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Council to review polling districts, places and stations

Residents of the Forest of Dean are being asked to share their views of current polling districts, places and stations in the district as part of a new review.

Aerial shot of Mitcheldean

Residents invited to help council capture the character of the Forest

Forest of Dean District Council is inviting residents and communities to share their views on what they believe makes the area such a great place to live, in turn helping to shape the Forest of Dean Residential Design Guide.

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Forest of Dean District Council opens new scheme to help those not supported by the Government £150 rebate

Forest of Dean District Council has opened applications for a scheme to provide financial support to those most in need who were not eligible for the recent £150 council tax rebate.

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Council progresses Forest of Dean Biosphere Reserve consultation after 90% of respondents found to support the main aims of Biospheres

Forest of Dean District Council has approved recommendations to progress with the next phase of considering the Forest of Dean as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The decision comes after a public survey found that more than 90% of respondents said that the three main aims of biospheres are important to them; conservation, a sustainable economy and promoting learning and education about the local environment.

Park Homes

Park home improvements lead to greater fuel affordability

More than 200 park homes in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire, including 33 in the Forest of Dean, have received new external wall insulation to make them more energy efficient, helping lower the running costs for residents living there.