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Public Toilets

Council owned public toilets across the Forest of Dean reopening

Forest of Dean District Council has announced the reopening of its eight public toilet sites.

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Reopening of car parks.

Cllr Tim Gwilliam speaks on the Forest of Dean District's car parks.

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Council plans for the safe reopening of High Streets

Forest of Dean District Council is working alongside retailers and small independent shops across the District to safely reopen and welcome local people back into town centres, with customer safety paramount.

Discretionary Grants

Council to launch Discretionary Business Grants on 1 June

Forest of Dean District Council will launch the localised version of the Government's latest small business grant scheme on June 1.


Council seeks local landlords with property for let

The COVID-19 crisis has left more people than ever living in temporary accommodation around the district so Forest of Dean District Council is looking to team up with local landlords to help those in need.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.