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Couple looking out Warm & Well

District Council's Warm and Well service supports 25% more households in 2022-23

A quarter more households in the Forest of Dean have been helped through the Warm and Well scheme compared to last year, driven by the cost-of-living crisis and escalating fuel bills.

FODDC Cabinet 2023

Leader announces new Cabinet Members for Forest of Dean District Council

Following the Council’s Annual General Meeting that took place on 25 June 2023, Leader of Forest of Dean District Council, Cllr Mark Topping has now appointed his new Cabinet.

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At last night's Annual General Meeting the Council voted in a new leader and administration for Forest of Dean District Council

The local elections took place on 4th May 2023 and no political party gained an overall majority. A total of 20 of the 38 seats are required to form a majority and no one individual party reached this number. 

Chris Boardman - Five Acres

Chris Boardman, MBE visits Five Acres to view Levelling Up plans

Members of Forest of Dean District Council, West Dean Parish Council and Five Acres High School recently invited Chair of Sport England and National Active Travel Commissioner, Chris Boardman, MBE to Five Acres in Berry Hill to view and discuss the regeneration of the site.

Waste collection vehicle

No bank holiday day changes for Forest of Dean waste collections

Forest of Dean District Council is reminding householders to check their annual waste and recycling calendar, posted out earlier this year, ahead of the up-and-coming May bank holidays to ensure they know when to expect their collections.

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Final chance for voters without valid ID to apply for their Voter Authority Certificate ahead of 4 May local elections

For the first time, residents in Forest of Dean District will need to show photographic ID to vote in person at this year’s local elections which are being held on 4 May. Residents without a valid form of ID have until 5pm on 25 April to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate which will act as ID for people voting at a polling station.

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Blakeney Woman sentenced for Animal Cruelty

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

Road Closed

Council bolsters its approach to flood risk management

Forest of Dean District Council has agreed to strengthen its approach to flood risk management by dedicating more resources to inspecting critical water courses and ensuring their repair, lobbying and monitoring water companies, developing flood prevention schemes and exploring natural flood management schemes. 


£1.8 million Business Rate relief for Forest of Dean businesses

Forest of Dean businesses operating in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors will benefit from £1,884,203.54 in Business Rate relief for the 2023/24 financial year. The relief will benefit 335 businesses in Forest of Dean. 

Growth Hub at Mitcheldean

Forest of Dean Growth Hub to receive £79,000 funding to create jobs and support business

The Forest of Dean District Council has allocated £79,000 from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) to support the Growth Hub to create new jobs and support local businesses.

Forest of Dean Council Offices - Solar PV

Council invites local solar suppliers to bid for decarbonisation works

Forest of Dean District Council is currently inviting competitive tenders for a scope of works to install solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roof spaces of a number of its buildings. 

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Forest of Dean District Council agree extension to Economic Growth Joint Committee

Forest of Dean District Council has underlined their commitment to working collaboratively with partners from across the County to support Gloucestershire’s economic development through the Economic Growth Joint Committee, by agreeing to extend the working arrangement until September 2023.