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Forest of Dean District Council opens new scheme to help those not supported by the Government £150 rebate
Forest of Dean District Council has opened applications for a scheme to provide financial support to those most in need who were not eligible for the recent £150 council tax rebate.
Council progresses Forest of Dean Biosphere Reserve consultation after 90% of respondents found to support the main aims of Biospheres
Forest of Dean District Council has approved recommendations to progress with the next phase of considering the Forest of Dean as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The decision comes after a public survey found that more than 90% of respondents said that the three main aims of biospheres are important to them; conservation, a sustainable economy and promoting learning and education about the local environment.
Park home improvements lead to greater fuel affordability
More than 200 park homes in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire, including 33 in the Forest of Dean, have received new external wall insulation to make them more energy efficient, helping lower the running costs for residents living there.
More than 220 new affordable homes for Forest residents last year
Forest of Dean District Council has helped to provide 227 new affordable homes for local residents between April 2021 and March 2022.
Council awards Charlotte Dujardin Freedom of the Forest
Forest of Dean District Council has awarded six time Olympian and Britain’s most successful female dressage rider Charlotte Dujardin the Freedom of the Forest of Dean.
Council puts its support behind Armed Forces Covenant
Forest of Dean District Council, along with partners across Gloucestershire has re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant, lending its support to the Armed Forces Community in the district.
Forest Lottery supporters help to keep riding charity moving
Forest Lottery supporters are helping to raise significant funds for local cause Forest Riding for the Disabled, assisting the charity in enriching the lives of people with disabilities across the district.
New round of grants announced for local business start-ups
Businesses and social enterprises that incorporated after April 2020 are invited to apply for grants of up to £1,000 from Forest of Dean District Council.
Forest of Dean District Council wins award for vital work supporting low income and vulnerable households to reduce energy costs
The Forest of Dean District Council’s flagship fuel poverty support service - Warm and Well - has taken first place in the Vulnerable Customer Support category at this year’s West Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards while the Council has been commended for its investment in energy efficiency across the district.
District Council ‘goes to the wall’ to boost energy efficiency at Coleford office
The future day-to-day running costs of the Forest of Dean District Council offices in Coleford will be less from now on following the recent addition of new cavity wall insulation.
Forest Lottery supports Dean Heritage Centre through uncertain times
Residents who take part in the Forest Lottery have helped to raise over £1200 for the Dean Heritage Centre in Soudley, raising valuable funds for the charity throughout the difficulty of the past couple of years.
New school litter picking club gets underway during the Great Big School Clean
Concerns about the impact of litter on wildlife and the local environment, have led Yorkley School to organise its first lunchtime club dedicated to picking up other’s rubbish to keep the Forest of Dean clean.