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Affordable Housing - FODDC - round up

More than 220 new affordable homes for Forest residents last year

Forest of Dean District Council has helped to provide 227 new affordable homes for local residents between April 2021 and March 2022. 

Charlotte Dujardin Presentation

Council awards Charlotte Dujardin Freedom of the Forest

Forest of Dean District Council has awarded six time Olympian and Britain’s most successful female dressage rider Charlotte Dujardin the Freedom of the Forest of Dean.

Armed Forces Covenant

Council puts its support behind Armed Forces Covenant

Forest of Dean District Council, along with partners across Gloucestershire has re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant, lending its support to the Armed Forces Community in the district.

Forest RDA

Forest Lottery supporters help to keep riding charity moving

Forest Lottery supporters are helping to raise significant funds for local cause Forest Riding for the Disabled, assisting the charity in enriching the lives of people with disabilities across the district.

Start-up grant collage

New round of grants announced for local business start-ups

Businesses and social enterprises that incorporated after April 2020 are invited to apply for grants of up to £1,000 from Forest of Dean District Council.

Cllr McFarling-2

Forest of Dean District Council wins award for vital work supporting low income and vulnerable households to reduce energy costs

The Forest of Dean District Council’s flagship fuel poverty support service - Warm and Well - has taken first place in the Vulnerable Customer Support category at this year’s West Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards while the Council has been commended for its investment in energy efficiency across the district.

Brian Canning (Evolve) & Cllr Chris McFarling

District Council ‘goes to the wall’ to boost energy efficiency at Coleford office

The future day-to-day running costs of the Forest of Dean District Council offices in Coleford will be less from now on following the recent addition of new cavity wall insulation.

Dean Heritage Centre

Forest Lottery supports Dean Heritage Centre through uncertain times

Residents who take part in the Forest Lottery have helped to raise over £1200 for the Dean Heritage Centre in Soudley, raising valuable funds for the charity throughout the difficulty of the past couple of years.

Yorkley Primary School Litter Club 1

New school litter picking club gets underway during the Great Big School Clean

Concerns about the impact of litter on wildlife and the local environment, have led Yorkley School to organise its first lunchtime club dedicated to picking up other’s rubbish to keep the Forest of Dean clean.

Example of a Changing Places toilet

Forest of Dean to get four new Changing Places accessible toilets

Forest of Dean District Council has been allocated £140,000 from the Government to install four fully accessible Changing Places toilet facilities in the district. 

Lydney Harbour Signs

Art trail at Lydney Harbour to be installed in April

As part of Forest of Dean District Council’s Destination Lydney Harbour regeneration project, a new art trail titled ‘From the Forest to the Sea’ will be installed in stages, beginning in April.

Forest of Dean - place card

Council invites questions from the community on council spending and work in the community in live Q&A

Forest of Dean District Councillors and staff will host a live Q&A session on Facebook in April, focusing on the budget for the coming financial year and the Council’s work in local communities.