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As part of a campaign to reduce fly-tipping the Forest of Dean District Council’s street warden team has been out and about visiting businesses and checking that they have proper waste disposal procedures in place. Initially this work has been focused on Lydney and since August the wardens have visited 115 businesses in the town.
After a detailed investigation led by our Planning Enforcement team we've prosecuted two individuals for breaching a Planning Enforcement Notice under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
Coleford’s clock tower to go green as this year’s Recycle Week ask us all to ‘take recycling into your own hands’
Residents in the Forest of Dean are being urged to get behind this year’s Recycle Week (23-29 September) and to celebrate Coleford’s clock tower will be going green too!
The Forest of Dean District Council is currently reviewing the Local Plan. The new Local Plan will set out how the Forest of Dean district will develop over the next 20 years to 2041. It will help deliver new homes and jobs and safeguard the environmental assets that we value.
The ‘Glover Review’ published last Friday (20 September 2019) brings the Forest of Dean one step closer to becoming recognised as a National Landscape.
This week marks Empty Homes Week 2019 and Forest of Dean District Council are working with the national campaign charity ‘Empty Homes’ to highlight the 216,000 long term unoccupied houses in the UK.
Forest of Dean District Council is holding a special event to launch a new scheme aimed at encouraging private landlords to work in partnership with the council to help alleviate homelessness and reduce the local housing waiting list.
#LostDog! Forest of Dean District Council are delighted to have been awarded the RSPCA PawPrints Gold Award for Stray Dog Services for the 6th year running.
The Forest of Dean District Council is making fast progress on its initial actions set to tackle the climate emergency and become carbon neutral by 2030.
Speller Metcalfe are making fast progress with the Foxglove Gardens build. Recently, solar panels were installed in the roof of the combined retail and housing block in order to supply a portion of power to the housing units in the development.
NatureSpace is now offering even more developers the opportunity to join an innovative scheme which provides a quick, simple, certain and sustainable solution for meeting their legal obligations to great crested newts.
July 2019 marks 100 years since the introduction of the ‘Addison Act’. The 1919 Housing Act, often known as the ‘Addison Act’ after its author, the then Minister of Health Dr Christopher Addison - sought to create “habitations fit for the heroes who have won the war” following the end of World War I.
Pupils from Five Acres High School ‘Student Voice’ have been showing their support for the environment by getting behind the Plastic Free Coleford campaign which was launched over the weekend at this year’s Coleford Music Festival.
Forest of Dean District Council welcomed local MP, Mark Harper, to a meeting with the Council’s Cabinet last week to discuss regeneration plans and ambitions within the district.
Cllr Chris McFarling, Joint Deputy Leader of the Council with responsibility for Climate Emergency, has set out some of the initial actions taken towards tackling the emergency and meeting the challenge of a carbon neutral district by 2030.
Representatives from Town and Parish Councils, Community Land Trusts, Housing Associations and members of the public met on Monday 10th June at the West Dean Centre in Bream, to hear about opportunities for community led housing in the Forest of Dean.
The Forest of Dean District Council would like to remind people that the rescheduled poll for Newent and Taynton will take place on the 20 June 2019.
The Forest of Dean District Council is inviting the public to join in with this year’s #LoveYourForest anti-litter campaign and enter the car window sticker competition which launches this week (3 June).
Forest of Dean District Council will be hosting a free special event on the morning of Monday 10 June to inform key local decision makers, housing groups, and the public about the benefits of community-led housing.
Food businesses within the Forest of Dean are celebrating as standards of food safety rise for a fifth consecutive year. Food Safety officers working for Forest of Dean District Council, have been visiting local businesses to ensure legal standards are met, protecting the public from food poisoning.
The results of the count of ballot papers on Sunday 26 May 2019, for the European Parliamentary Election for the Forest of Dean area have now been announced.
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.
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