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Affordable Housing 2022

2022 sees 200 new affordable rented and shared ownership homes delivered across the Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean District Council has enabled the development of 200 affordable homes in 2022. Consisting of 35 social rented homes, 115 affordable rented homes and 50 shared ownership homes. All of which were rated highly on energy efficiency.

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Forest of Dean District Council marks first year progress at Five Acres

Forest of Dean District Council has been working with partners, businesses and residents throughout 2022 on the redevelopment and design of the new leisure, enterprise and education facility at Five Acres.

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Forest of Dean District residents will need photo ID to vote at local elections on 4 May

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. 

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Forest of Dean District Council and partners working to tackle arson in Cinderford

Forest of Dean District Council is working with partners including Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue, Forest of Dean Neighbourhood Policing Team, local schools and SkillZONE to educate young people on the dangers of fire and to help reduce the number of arson incidents in Cinderford.

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Over £170,000 Levelling Up funding recycled within the local community

Forest of Dean District Council have praised the demolition contractor tasked with the initial stage of redevelopment at Five Acres in Berry Hill for how they’ve helped to provide opportunities and give back to residents, communities and businesses across the Forest of Dean.

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Forest of Dean District Council to pick up real Christmas trees from the kerb

Forest of Dean District Council will pick up real Christmas trees from all households following this year’s festive celebrations as it urges residents to reduce waste over Christmas and New Year and make the most of their kerbside recycling services.

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Council launches fund to support food projects responding to the cost of living crisis

Forest of Dean District Council has launched the Community Food Support Grant; a one-off £10,000 fund available during the winter of 2022/23. It aims to help community groups initiate projects that tackle the cost of living crisis through a range of food initiatives including lunch and supper clubs.

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Forest of Dean District Council to purchase Pyart Court in Coleford

Forest of Dean District Council is delighted to announce that it has agreed to purchase the Pyart Court Shopping Centre, a prominent and important commercial centre in the heart of Coleford. 

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Residents asked to give their thoughts on Forest of Dean District Council budget

Residents and businesses across the Forest of Dean are being asked to give their views on the District Council’s spending plans as it prepares its budget for the next financial year, with a consultation beginning 23rd December 2022 and running until 20th January 2023.

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Forest of Dean District Council working to help people through cost of living crisis

Forest of Dean District Council is working with partners and local organisations to provide over £340,000 in funding, as well as delivering essential supplies and advice to residents, communities and businesses to help with the cost of living crisis.

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Forest of Dean District Council provides additional financial support to households not eligible for Government energy support

Forest of Dean District Council has today written to 2097 households across the district to inform them the Council will be providing additional financial support to them to help with the rising costs of energy bills.

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Forest of Dean District Council to host solar community event at Oxenhall Parish Hall

Members of Forest of Dean District Council and partners from the Centre for Sustainable Energy in Bristol will host a community drop-in event at Oxenhall Parish Hall on Thursday 1st December between 3pm-7pm to discuss community owned solar projects, as well as providing wider information on energy usage and saving.