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Cllr Jackie Fraser - Eco Schools

New Eco-Schools fund announced by Forest of Dean District Council

A brand-new fund is giving primary school children in the Forest of Dean the chance to learn about the environment and take forward their ideas for how best to protect it.

DEEP Visit - September 2023

DEEP opens its doors to underwater research in Tidenham

Forest of Dean District Councillors and staff were recently invited to visit DEEP and given the opportunity to view the exciting plans for the Forest of Dean and the work carried out so far at the pioneering underwater research and development base at Dayhouse Quarry, Tidenham.  

Party Bunting - Outdoor Event

Residents invited to celebrate Cinderford at Community Showcase Event

Residents of Cinderford are invited to come together to get involved in a range of activities that celebrates the diverse opportunities that can be found in their local area. On Saturday 30 September Forest of Dean District Council and SGS Forest High School, with the support of local partners, are hosting the Cinderford Community Showcase on the playing field at SGS Forest High.

Street Warden Team - Paw Prints Award

Forest of Dean Street Wardens win Gold RSPCA award for 10th year in a row

The Forest of Dean District Council’s Street Warden team has won a gold ‘RSPCA PawPrints: Stray Dog Services Award’ for the 10th year running. In addition to this, the team was also awarded a bronze Contingency Planning Award.  

Five Acres - Indicative Image-2

Progress at Five Acres continues with design and build contractor in place

Residents will soon see construction activity at the Five Acres site as Forest of Dean District Council has chosen leading construction and property developer BAM to develop and build the new leisure, enterprise and education facility.

Canvass is underway-2

Don’t lose your vote – residents in the Forest of Dean urged to check voter registration details

Forest of Dean residents are being urged to check their electoral registration details or risk losing their chance to vote on decisions that affect them as the Council starts its Annual Canvass to check everyone's voting details are up to date.

Publica Group

Electoral Commission subject to cyber-attack

The Electoral Commission has been the subject of a complex cyber-attack, it has announced on 9th August 2023. Forest of Dean District Council’s systems have not been affected by the data breach.

Community Grant Allocation Announcement

Local groups set to receive more than £20,000 through community grants

Forest of Dean District Council are today announcing the new recipients of the council’s community grant. 16 community groups from right across the district will receive the grant of up to £3000 to help them to develop their local communities.

Homelessness Grant

Forest of Dean District Council providing support for refugee guests and those facing homelessness

Forest of Dean District Council will continue its commitment to homelessness prevention by providing more support to Ukrainian individuals, families, and other refugee groups in finding permanent homes.

Councillor Andy Moore

Forest of Dean District Council awards new waste contract to Ubico

Forest of Dean District Council has agreed to award the delivery of its kerbside waste collection and recycling service to Ubico Ltd when the current contract comes up for renewal at the end of July next year.

Lunch Club

Community Lunch Clubs receive funding support from Forest of Dean District Council

Forest of Dean District Council has provided funding through Community Lunch Club Grants to help open 15 lunch clubs across the district, benefiting over 350 residents and 100 volunteers and providing a valued service for many people in the Forest.

Supermarket trolley

Over £135,000 provided to those in need in the Forest of Dean via Household Support Fund

Residents in Forest of Dean have benefited from over £135,000 from the Household Support Fund, which the district council distributes on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions. The fund supports residents who are most in need to make sure they have enough healthy food and other essential supplies as the cost of living continues to rise.