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Communicating with our residents

How we communicate with residents is really important to us. We are always working to let residents know about what we are doing for local communities, provide updates on vital services and help you better understand how the council operates and the decisions we take. 

We have a small communications team working on:

  • Supporting the media with enquires and issuing media releases
  • Providing professional help and advice to senior officers and councillors
  • Managing a wide range of marketing campaigns and E-Newsletters
  • Manage the councils multiple social media channels
  • Develop and maintain the Council website

How you can find out more

  • Subscribe to our E-newsletters
    Sign up to our E-newsletters to get information straight into your inbox on a regular basis. We have a range of newsletters for different people to sign up to.
  • Join us on social media
    Join us on social media to keep up to date with news about the Forest of Dean and important updates on our services such as waste collections, flooding and others: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram.
  • Read our newsletters
    We will occasionally send you information via post for consultations or to provide you with updates. Please look out for them.
  • Follow our council meetings
    You can attend our council meetings or follow them live to see democracy in action.

How we manage your data

Your privacy and managing your data responsibly is important to us. Find out more about how we manage data on the our privacy pages

Let us know how we can improve

We are always trying to improve the way we communicate with our residents and we would really like to hear your feedback on how we are doing and how we could improve. Please send your feedback to

Contact information for media

We are available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. If you have an enquiry please email us and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Communications Team
Forest of Dean District Council
Council Offices, Gloucestershire GL16 8HG