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Dear Secretary of State

Dear Secretary of State. Yours Sincerely, Tim Gwilliam

As leader of a District Council, previously frustrated in attempts to secure funding and regenerate key areas of our community and economy, through funding issues and red tape, may I take a moment to urge the Government to seize this opportunity, borne out of a crisis, to re-examine the relationship and protocol of funding the UK economy.

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Love thy neighbour

Forest of Dean District Council is asking residents to be neighbourly and considerate as we spend more time at home.

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Council up to speed with COVID-19 business grant payments

Forest of Dean District Council has now paid out almost £15.75m in business support grants to 1,472 businesses in the district.

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Further changes to cemetery opening in line with Government guidance

On Saturday 18 April, Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, asked Councils to reopen or keep open parks and cemeteries. The Leader of the Council explains how this instruction is being implemented here in the Forest of Dean.

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More than £10m paid out in grants to Forest of Dean businesses

Forest of Dean District Council has announced that it has processed more than 1,000 business support grants, which are now heading to businesses across the district that have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Leisure centre closures announced

Forest of Dean District Council's leisure centres have closed tonight (Friday) until further notice.

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Council trials gas saving central heating additive

The Council has begun a trial on its gas central heating system to improve its energy efficiency and lower the associated carbon emissions.

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New campaign urges residents to SCRAP fly-tipping

A major campaign has been launched across the Forest of Dean District today, to raise awareness of the problem of fly-tipping. 

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Council adopts Climate Emergency Rapid Action Plan

The council has set out its plan for rapid action to tackle the climate emergency and reduce carbon emissions across the district. 

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Lydney Harbour project team shipshape and ready to set sail

Forest of Dean District Council’s Regeneration Officer, Richard Morgan and new recruit Rose Farrington, Community Projects Leader, are heading up the ‘Destination Lydney Harbour’ team.

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Council tests hybrid vehicles in a bid to improve carbon emissions

The Forest of Dean District Council is making progress on its initial actions set to tackle the climate emergency and become carbon neutral by 2030 by investigating options to replace council owned vehicles with low carbon alternatives.

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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.