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Voters urged to sign up for postal voting

Voters across the Forest of Dean are being encouraged to make sure they are registered and have applied for postal voting if needed ahead of the deadlines so that they can vote in the local elections on 6 May. You are still able to vote in-person.

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Council Call for Suitable Building Land

Forest of Dean District Council is inviting suggestions on where land in the district could be used for housing & employment uses, as it carries out its annual call for possible sites.

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Foil added to the Forest of Dean District Council’s kerbside recycling service in time for Easter

With the long Easter weekend only days away, residents in the Forest of Dean will now be able to add clean foil to their weekly kerbside recycling collection.


New Ponds for Newts

Council District Licensing scheme supports the creation of 8 new ponds for great crested newts in the Forest of Dean District. These ponds will be vital for a wide range of native wildlife, including newts, frogs and toads, which are experiencing national declines. 

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Forest of Dean District Council recycling site in Lydney to close temporarily to assist with Covid response

The overflow car park located off the main Newerne Street Car Park in Lydney will be closed for general access from Wednesday 10 March.  

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Forest of Dean District Council is working with the HSE to make sure businesses are COVID-secure

Forest of Dean District Council is working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to contact businesses in the Forest of Dean area to check they have COVID-secure measures in place and to help tackle coronavirus (COVID-19) in the local area.


Residents win a 'lotto' money in Forest Lottery’s first big win of 2021

This month saw a lucky winner scoop £2000 in the Forest Lottery making that the first big win of 2021 in the Forest of Dean District Council’s community lottery. 

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Designs for two new public artworks at Lydney Harbour have been released

In 2020 artists Denman+Gould were commissioned to create two public artworks for Lydney Harbour as part of the Destination Lydney Harbour project, funded by the Coastal Community Fund.

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Forest of Dean District Council’s Cabinet agree proposed budget for 2021/22

Last week, the Forest of Dean District Council Cabinet agreed the proposed budget and financial strategy for the 2021/22 financial year which will go to full council on 18 February for consideration.

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Voters encouraged to sign up to postal voting for May local elections

Voters across the Forest of Dean District are being encouraged to sign up now for postal voting at this year's local elections which are due to be held on 6 May 2021.

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Illegal breeders banned from keeping dogs following successful Council prosecution

Three individuals have been banned from keeping dogs and received suspended custodial sentences after a successful prosecution brought by Forest of Dean District Council.

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Forest of Dean Infrastructure project receives government kick-start funding

The Geospatial Commission in partnership with Innovate UK are funding 28 winners of their £2 million transport location data competition which looks at how location data can spark innovation and support the future of mobility for the United Kingdom. The winners have been awarded funding of up to £75k across four themes of mobility as a service, active travel, supply chains and capacity.