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Individual prosecuted for fly-tipping offences

Forest of Dean District Council has successfully prosecuted an individual for failing to ensure waste generated from demolition of a garage at a property in Cheltenham was properly disposed of, and for failing to provide waste transfer documentation when requested to do so by the Council. On Tuesday, 7th March 2023, Mr Stephen Maloney of Badgeworth, Cheltenham, pleaded guilty to two offences under section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at Cheltenham Magistrates Court. 

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Forest of Dean District Council (FODDC) has prosecuted an individual for offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

A Forest of Dean resident, Jeremy Awdry was sentenced in February 2021 for offences in relation to animal welfare and the breeding of dogs without a licence. Mr Awdry pleaded guilty to the offences at a court hearing and received a suspended sentence and an indefinite ban on keeping dogs.

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Forest of Dean District Council honours youngsters in Cinderford with citizenship award

Forest of Dean District Council has honoured three boys in Cinderford with a special Outstanding Citizenship Award for their work during the winter months, clearing snow for residents in the area and helping to keep their local community moving during the difficult time.

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Public toilets in the Forest’s largest towns undergo review

Some of the public toilet facilities across the district’s town centres are being reviewed using funding secured as part of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). The review aims to increase the accessibility and safety of these facilities whilst also reducing antisocial behaviour and vandalism. 


Graham Wildin loses appeal against prison sentence

Today (Wednesday 1 March 2023), The Court of Appeal heard Graham Wildin’s appeal against the decision made by HHJ Jarman KC on 12 August 2022 to commit him to prison. The judge had activated a suspended sentence imposed in 2021, because Mr Wildin had failed to comply with most requirements of the suspended sentence imposed on him in 2021 when he was found to have breached the injunction against him.

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Council invests in new litter pickers made from recycled NHS face masks and ocean plastic

School children undertaking a litter pick aided by the Forest of Dean District Council’s street warden team, could soon find themselves collecting rubbish with kit made from recycled NHS face masks and marine plastics.


Couple receive £4700 fine for failing to comply with planning enforcement

Forest of Dean District Council (FODDC) has prosecuted a Forest of Dean couple for offences relating to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.


An explanation of exempt business at Council

There have been some questions recently about why the Council sometimes holds meetings without the public in attendance. We would like to explain the reasons for this so we can be as transparent as possible.

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Forest of Dean District Council agrees budget plans for 2023/24

Forest of Dean District Council has agreed its budget for the next financial year, with the Council looking to manage the increased costs of inflation to continue to deliver local services and investment for residents across the district.

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Forest of Dean District Council working with partners to build energy community

Forest of Dean District Council is working with partners from the Centre for Sustainable Energy in Bristol (CSE) to deliver workshops to local residents, organisations and businesses to help form a community energy group in the district.

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Community Grant recipients show ‘Together We Can’ in the Forest

‘Together We Can’, a charity based in Cinderford, recently received £1,500 through the Forest of Dean District Council’s Community Grant scheme. which they used to fund some  of the equipment and materials they use on their weekly activity nights. The community grant is a one-off payment that aims to support projects being carried out by community groups.

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£314,777 to prevent homelessness in Forest of Dean

Forest of Dean District Council will use the £314,777 Homelessness Prevention Grant to reduce the need for expensive short-term, emergency accommodation and minimise uncertainty for individuals and families.