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Forest of Dean District Council scoops award for Lydney Harbour project

The redevelopment of Lydney Harbour has seen Forest of Dean District Council win a Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Award, for their work in protecting and regenerating the area and the contribution this has made to the County.

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Harbour Road resurfacing sees ‘Destination Lydney Harbour’ regeneration project near completion

The resurfacing of Harbour Road largely rounds off the regeneration of Lydney Harbour, which has seen the transformation of the historic harbourfront; including the installation of a visitor hub, café and public artworks display.   

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Forest of Dean District Council working with partners to keep streets safe

Forest of Dean District Council has reinforced its commitment in working with partner agencies such as Gloucestershire Police and Fire, as well as members of the local community to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime within the Forest of Dean.

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Forest of Dean Street Wardens win Gold RSPCA award for 9th year running

Forest of Dean District Council’s Street Wardens have been awarded a Gold Footprint RSPCA PawPrints award for their work dealing with stray dogs.

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Road users asked to stay vigilant around crews at work

Following a rise in the number of incidents of motorists mounting pavements to get around stationary and slow-moving waste collection vehicles, the Forest of Dean District Council and waste contractor, Biffa, are asking road users to be extra vigilant around waste crews at work - and to only pass when it is safe to do so.

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The frightening cost of Halloween food waste

Many of us will be looking forward to an evening of trick or treating come Halloween, but the Forest of Dean District Council is highlighting the amount of waste this festive time of year brings, particularly around the amount of food that ends up uneaten, as it encourages more residents to reduce, reuse and recycle.

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Forest of Dean District Council and partners to host community drop-in event in Lydney

Forest of Dean District Council and partners from the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) will host a community drop-in event at Lydney Community Centre on Tuesday 1st November 2022 to discuss community solar projects in the area and share energy saving information with local people.


Partnership councils call on Government to do more for Ukraine guests

Three councils who work in partnership to deliver local services are calling on the Government to do more to support the Homes for Ukraine scheme. This Government scheme, set up earlier this year, currently only covers 12 months, with councils left to support the guests and hosts thereafter.

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Forest of Dean households encouraged to ‘get real about recycling’ as national Recycle Week kicks off

As national Recycle Week (17-23 October) gets underway, Forest of Dean District Council is getting behind this year’s Recycle Now campaign - ‘Let’s Get Real About Recycling’ - to improve the quality of the materials which are presented for recycling and to make the recycling process more efficient.

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Statement from Leader of Forest of Dean District Council, Cllr Tim Gwilliam regarding bus service cuts

Commenting on the recent decision by Stagecoach to cut bus services in the Forest of Dean, Cllr Tim Gwilliam, Leader of Forest of Dean District Council, said;

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Road resurfacing to be completed at Lydney Harbour

Forest of Dean District Council are partnering with Gloucestershire County Council highways to continue the redevelopment at Lydney Harbour, with the resurfacing of Harbour Road beginning Friday 14 October 2022 and lasting for seven nights.

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Forest of Dean District Council taking residents thoughts on board at Five Acres

Following consultation events with residents and the subsequent report that has been issued by Gloucestershire Rural Community Council, Forest of Dean District Council has amended initial designs for the Five Acres site to reserve space for additional facilities in future redevelopment phases.