The Council carries out consultation to shape our policies and services, and ensure they meet the needs of our residents. Everyone should have the opportunity to have their say on issues that affect them.

Draft budget proposals for 2020/21

On 13 January 2020 at 5pm there will be a Public Budget Consultation Event at Forest of Dean District Council to discuss the Council’s draft budget. A presentation of the document draft budget proposals will take place followed by a discussion session. The Cabinet are keen to hear people’s views and suggestions on the budget going forward.  

Cllr Bernie O’Neill, Cabinet Member for Finance says: “This event will be held close to the culmination of our 6 week consultation period. This is an opportunity for the Cabinet to present its draft budget to members of the public. We hope that residents will be able to attend to allow their opinions and views on the budget to be considered.”

You can comment on the budget proposals by emailing 

All comments should be received 24th January 2020. 

All public comments will be taken into account by the Cabinet when putting forward their final budget proposals, which will be presented to Full Council for approval on Thursday, 20 February 2020.

BT proposed payphone kiosk removal

The Council has been notified by British Telecommunications PLC that it proposes to remove 10 public payphones and kiosks in the district. The Council has published the First notification setting out its draft decision on the proposal. You are invited to make comments or objections regarding the draft decision to the removal of these payphones. All comments must be received by 14th February 2020. All the responses to the First Notification will be considered before a final notification setting out its final decision is sent to British Telecommunications PLC.


If you have any comments please send them to the Local Plan Team by 9th February 2020

  • Email Local plan team or
  • Write to: Local Plans, Forest of Dean District Council, High Street, Coleford, Glos. GL16 8HG