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As part of Dementia Awareness Week, Forest of Dean District Council is highlighting initiatives run by its partners Forest of Dean District Dementia Action Alliance. Feedback from a recent survey of people with dementia and their carers showed a desire for accessible activities out of the home which involve nature. This was because a great many people who previously enjoyed gardening, walking and the great outdoors are now unable to continue these hobbies independently.
District and parish and town council elections took place across the Forest of Dean District on Thursday 2 May 2019. View the results here.
Do you live in the parish of Bromsberrow (or within three miles of it) and are you interested in helping to shape its future? Bromsberrow parish is looking for local people to stand for its parish council.
The next scheduled election to take place in the Forest of Dean District will be the European Parliamentary election on Thursday 23 May 2019. The Forest of Dean is part of the South West Region represented by six MEPs.
The season of DIY and home improvements is here, with many people across the district taking advantage of the nicer weather to have certain jobs done around the house. Many jobs in the home need to be notified to and approved as being compliant with Building Regulations by a Building Control Body, either your Local Authority Building Control or a private sector Approved Inspector.
With just days until the local elections, Returning Officer Claire Hughes is encouraging residents to use their vote and have their say. District and parish elections will be take place across the Forest of Dean on Thursday 2 May 2019.
With 203 square miles of opportunity the Forest of Dean is very much open for business. That’s the message from the Forest Economic Partnership as this week it launches its first ever brochure.
A special charity dinner took place on Friday 1st March at Bells Hotel in Coleford organised by Marrilyn Smart OBE, Chairman of Forest of Dean District Council.
Elections to Forest of Dean District Council will take place on Thursday 2 May 2019. There are 38 councillors to be elected across 21 wards. Elections for all Parish and Town Councils across the district will also take place on the same day, with more than 300 seats to be decided.
After declaring a ‘Climate Emergency’ at the end of last year, Forest of Dean District Council is moving forward with its work to reduce its carbon emissions.
Are you interested in working with and helping your community as a local Councillor? Being a Councillor can be very rewarding and makes a difference to lives across the Forest of Dean district.
We are inviting people and organisations to suggest where land in the district could be used for housing, as we carry out our annual assessment of possible sites.
Our offices will close at 4.30pm on Friday 21 December, re-opening at 9.00am on Thursday 27 December and Friday 28 December. The offices will be closed again on Monday 31 December and Tuesday 1 January, then open as usual from Wednesday 2 January 2019. Also see below for waste and recycling schedule changes
Aim is to achieve carbon neutrality for Forest of Dean District Council and the district by 2030, taking into account both production and consumption emissions.
If you receive Housing Benefit from Forest of Dean District Council, here is a handy table showing when your payment(s) will be received over the Christmas period.
Staff thanked for the extraordinary lengths they will go to ensure Christmas parcels and cards are delivered on time.
Gloucestershire’s Joint Waste Team at the Forest of Dean District Council is asking residents to put a stop to the traditional waste of food over the whole Christmas period, especially on the big day itself.
Page last updated 30th November 2018