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Resident wins £2,000 through the Forest Lottery

Another Forest of Dean resident is celebrating a £2,000 win on the Forest Lottery, the second win of that amount in the past month, alongside three £250 wins. 

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Join the Forest of Dean District Council Leader LIVE on Facebook for Q&A

Forest of Dean District Council are launching Facebook Live Q&A Sessions - the first broadcast will be on 22nd of June, 6pm. The first programme will be hosted by Councillor Tim Gwilliam and Head of Paid Service, Peter Williams. 

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Businesses to get more support to help them reopen safely

While the reopening of the economy continues, Forest of Dean District Council officers are continuing to work with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to call and visit local businesses with the team offering help and advice on the safest operating procedures.

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Wild flowers left to grow for longer in Lydney as Council gives biodiversity a boost

The Forest of Dean District Council is taking action to tackle the ecological emergency by changing its current land management practices in the district as part of a pilot project that will be expanded to other areas if successful.

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Ambitious £20m bid to raise aspirations across the Forest through new education opportunities, new leisure facilities and regeneration

Details have been released for the bid for £20m to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund being pulled together by Forest of Dean District Council, Hartpury University and Hartpury College and Cinderford Town Council. 

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Is running the new Lydney Historic Harbour Café your cup of tea?

The Forest of Dean District Council is inviting expressions of interest for the Lydney Historic Harbour Café concession.

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Forest of Dean residents invited to take part in the Great British Spring Clean to boost mental and physical well-being

The start of this year's Great British Spring Clean (GBSC) is only a couple of weeks away and residents in the Forest of Dean are being invited to take part to better the environment and enjoy extra health benefits.


Local organisations join forces to develop exciting bid for £20m Levelling Up Fund in Forest of Dean

Forest of Dean District Council, Hartpury University and Hartpury College and Cinderford Town Council are joining forces to submit an exciting bid for up to £20m to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund. If successful the bid would aim to improve leisure facilities, introduce new education opportunities, repurpose vacant buildings and grow the local economy across the Forest.

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Polling stations prepared as the postal vote deadline approaches

As the local elections approach on the 6 May 2021, Forest of Dean District Council is preparing to make sure all the polling stations available for those who wish to vote in person are safe and Covid secure. 

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Leisure reopening a success thanks to subsidy

On 12 April 2021 the Forest of Dean’s leisure centres, operated by Freedom Leisure, reopened successfully. Residents can now enjoy the services on offer and return to exercise in the centres. 

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Snakes and sacks to combat flooding in Forest communities

Forest of Dean District Council’s Cabinet sat on 08 April to discuss mitigation of flooding in the area. In recent years flooding in the district has increased, putting communities and businesses at risk.