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Forest of Dean District Council has now allocated start-up grants for a number of businesses since the start of 2021 helping to support local businesses make their first steps, creating jobs and helping to grow the local Forest economy.
Over forty businesses in the Forest of Dean can go into winter confident that they are Covid safe after taking part in free Covid Safety training delivered by Forest of Dean District Council.
The first modular housing development in the Forest of Dean is nearing completion at Mannings Farm, Drybrook, with the first residents expected to move in in early December.
Forest of Dean District Council has secured 680 FloodSax and 62 Hydrosnake emergency flood defences, which will be distributed to at-risk towns and parishes throughout the district, to aid residents should flooding occur.
Forest of Dean District Council has started planting 149 trees along Harbour Road as part of the Destination Lydney Harbour regeneration project.
The Forest of Dean District Council’s Cabinet has been unanimous in approving a new climate change strategy and action plan, which sets out how the Council will deliver against its corporate priority to ‘protect and enhance the local environment and address the climate emergency’ as it strives to make the district net-zero ahead of central Government targets.
Town centre and village based businesses in the Forest of Dean are being invited to sign up for inclusion in a new Remote Forest Directory. The directory, which is due to be launched before the end of the year, will include businesses that welcome remote workers into their premises.
Forest of Dean District Council has prosecuted an individual for offences relating to the Animal Welfare Act 2006
At a court hearing in September 2020 a Forest of Dean resident James Awdry pleaded not guilty to offences relating to animal welfare. Today in Cheltenham Magistrates Court James Awdry changed his plea to guilty.
Forest of Dean District Council’s Street Wardens have been awarded a Gold Footprint RSPCA PawPrints award for their approach to dealing with stray dogs.
Following an appeal hearing at The Royal Courts of Justice in London, Graham Wildin’s appeal against the findings of contempt have been dismissed.
The Forest of Dean District Council, Hartpury University and College, and Cinderford Town Council have successfully secured £20 million from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund which will be used to improve leisure and community facilities, introduce new education opportunities, repurpose vacant buildings and grow the local economy across the Forest.
Southend Nurseries, a brownfield site in Newent is due to be completed in early November with 36 new affordable homes.