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Pupils rise to the #BigBagChallenge in aid of the Great British Spring Clean

Pupils from Lydney’s Primrose Hill C of E Primary Academy have come out in force to tidy up their local neighbourhood with the support of the Forest of Dean District Council’s street warden team, to celebrate the launch of this year’s Great British Spring Clean.

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More affordable homes at Merlin Gate in Newent

Forest of Dean District Council has helped deliver a further seven new affordable homes at the new Merlin Gate residential development in Newent adding to seven delivered in December.

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District Council queries Government’s response to report on Protected Landscapes

Forest of Dean District Council has voiced its disappointment with the Government’s lack of response to a recommendation for the Forest of Dean being designated an AONB, in an external Government-commissioned response to the Glover Report.

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Council helping to connect communities in Cinderford

Forest of Dean District Council is providing free English language lessons to foreign nationals in Cinderford to help residents improve their English Language skills and settle in the local community.

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District Council prepares to issue £150 Council Tax Rebate to eligible households

Households in council tax bands A-D will soon be eligible to receive a non-repayable £150 Council Tax Rebate from the Government to help households with rising energy bills.

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District Council provides advice for Platinum Jubilee street parties

Forest of Dean District Council is providing advice for residents who want to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by holding a street party on the first weekend of June this year.

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Forest of Dean school children to benefit from drug awareness initiative

Forest of Dean District Council’s Street Warden Team will be visiting primary schools and working with young people and youth groups in the area to raise awareness of the issues around drug use.

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Leaders statement on Ukraine

A statement from Councillor Tim Gwilliam, Leader of Forest of Dean District Council on the situation in Ukraine.

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First affordable homes delivered at new development in Coleford

The first phase of affordable homes have been delivered at Forest Grove in Coleford.

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District council approves budget for 2022/23 despite ongoing uncertainty around future funding

Forest of Dean District Councillors have approved the budget for the coming financial year as the Council aims to tackle the financial pressures of ongoing local government funding uncertainty.

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Forest of Dean District Council calls for potential sites for future housing and employment

Forest of Dean District Council is appealing to interested people, organisations, agents and/or land owners to suggest where land across the district could be potentially used for housing or employment, or for a combination of both, as it carries out its annual evaluation of possible sites. 

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Forest Lottery supports local cause in feeding residents

With the help of Forest Lottery supporters, Forest Mobile Meals has raised nearly £1500 in the past 12 months to assist with the delivery of warm and nutritious meals to local residents who are unable to cook for themselves, or have nobody to depend on for support.