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Survey launched to discover if residents want the Forest of Dean to become a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

The Forest of Dean District Council and the Forest Economic Partnership (FEP) have launched a survey to discover whether the public and businesses want the Forest of Dean internationally recognised as a Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

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Forest of Dean resident wins £2000 with the Forest Lottery

Another Forest of Dean resident is celebrating after a £2000 win with the Forest Lottery. In the past 12 months, over £14,000 has been won with the Forest Lottery and almost £40,000 has been raised for the local community. 

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Forest of Dean Village awarded Neighbourhood of the Year for 2021

Following a national campaign by the online neighbourhood network Nextdoor, Forest of Dean village Berry Hill has been awarded Neighbourhood of the Year for 2021.

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The Community are invited to submit their thoughts on Cinderford Northern Quarter

The Community and organisations have the opportunity to put forward their ideas on the Cinderford Northern Quarter.

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Council grant helps with restoration of historic Tibberton almshouses

A grant for community-led housing projects from the Forest of Dean District Council has provided 14 new windows and three new doors for the Tibberton Almshouses.

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Forest leisure centres helping to provide sports equipment to children and young people in need

Freedom Leisure Cinderford and Freedom Leisure Lydney are in partnership with BBC Radio Gloucestershire to support Kit out the Nation, a national campaign helping to provide sports equipment to children and young people who need it most.

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Forest of Dean District Council to continue supporting eligible families unable to access free school meals

Following a successful scheme run earlier this year, Forest of Dean District Council will be writing to eligible families with children outside of the age range for free school meals to offer support with buying food, helping some of the local families most in need.

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New cafe business announced at Lydney Docks

Hips Social, a family run coffee shop and eatery in Lydney, has been selected as the service provider for a new café at Lydney Docks. 


Time is of the essence as residents invited to have their say on Forest of Dean District Council’s plans to step up the climate emergency response

Residents, organisations and businesses in the Forest of Dean are being asked what they think about the District Council’s proposals for driving forward the local response to the climate crisis.

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Don’t lose your voice - residents in the Forest of Dean urged to check their voter registration details

Local residents are being reminded not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date.

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Free toolkit will lead green housing revolution in Forest of Dean

It will be easier for housing developers, builders and residents wanting to extend their existing properties, to go green from now on following the launch of a revolutionary new online toolkit packed full of help and advice.

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Forest of Dean Council to invite residents to help with building a Local Plan for the future of the Forest

Forest of Dean District Council is inviting local residents, groups and businesses to take part in new engagement forums to help plan for the future of housing, businesses and wider growth in the Forest of Dean.