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Plan ahead and cut food waste this festive seasonWith the run up to Christmas gathering pace, Gloucestershire’s Joint Waste Team is urging residents to plan ahead as they prepare for the big day in a bid to reduce food waste.
05/12/2016 16:18:07Christmas trees can be recycled at the kerbsideForest of Dean residents wishing to recycle their real Christmas trees will be able to leave them out for collection between Monday 9 and Friday 20 January 2017.
22/12/2016 16:14:23Twiddlemuff challengeTwiddlemuff challenge
11/01/2017 14:28:39Warning - fake Council Tax refund callsThe District Council is warning residents to be wary of cold callers from any company offering to investigate their Council Tax banding on payment of a fee, with a view to getting it reduced.
20/01/2017 15:33:48Welcome to our new websiteWelcome to the new Forest of Dean District Council website. Our new site was launched on 1 February 2017 and has been designed with you, the customer in mind.
26/01/2017 12:20:31Garden waste licence renewalIt’s time to apply for your new garden waste licence. To receive garden waste collections from 1 April 2017, your green wheeled bin will need to display a new licence.
26/01/2017 13:40:37Jobcentre Plus co-locationThe Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has given the go-ahead for the Coleford Jobcentre Plus services to be co-located with the Forest of Dean District Council at the High Street offices in Coleford.
27/01/2017 10:04:11Who deserves an award this year?The nominations are now open for the Pride of the Forest Awards 2017 and you have until 5 April to nominate your community hero.
27/01/2017 10:47:32Allocations Plan ConsultationWe're looking for your comments on the Proposed Further Changes to the Forest of Dean District Allocations Plan, Sustainability Appraisal and supporting documents.
27/01/2017 10:56:04Look before you book for Valentine's DayIf you’re planning that special Valentine’s date Forest of Dean District Council would like to remind you to ‘look before you book.’
07/02/2017 15:44:31Bad weatherBad weather
14/02/2017 11:04:18Register to vote ready for the 4 MayOn Thursday 4 May 2017 people across the County will go to the polls to vote in the Gloucestershire County Council elections.
14/02/2017 12:01:26Could you be our Non-Executive Director?Could you be a Non-Executive Director on the boards for Publica Group - three new local authority owned companies providing services for district councils in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire?
17/02/2017 15:08:29New shared service shortlisted for awardA new partnership which delivered major savings for local authorities has been shortlisted for a top award.
23/02/2017 11:45:59Council approves 2017/18 budgetThe District Council has set its budget for the year ahead.
24/02/2017 16:58:10Potential election candidates briefingWe are holding a briefing session for candidates and election agents on Friday 10 March at 10:30am
28/02/2017 13:35:02Commonwealth Day flag raising ceremonyOn Monday, 13 March, Cllr Jane Horne will raise the Commonwealth flag at the Forest of Dean District Council’s offices so it can fly for the day as part of a celebration of Commonwealth Day.
07/03/2017 10:23:47Bogus email warning!Residents have reported receiving a bogus email advising them that they will soon receive a Council Tax refund for a specified amount of money provided they confirm their bank details on a form which is linked to the email.
07/03/2017 10:50:07Butcher prosecuted for serious food hygiene offencesThe District Council’s Environmental Health Food Safety Team has successfully taken legal action against a local butcher for serious food hygiene offences.
14/03/2017 14:01:19Freedom Leisure to operate Forest Fitness CinderfordFreedom Leisure, operators of five leisure centres on behalf of the Council has been awarded the management contract for Forest Fitness in Cinderford.
14/03/2017 15:22:12Newent clothes swap free eventLocal residents are invited to come along to a free clothes swap event to be held in Newent on Saturday 25 March.
15/03/2017 12:58:31Midcounties Co-operative to challenge Aldi planning permission Midcounties Co-operative Ltd has been given the go ahead to challenge the Council’s decision to grant permission for an Aldi store in Coleford.
17/03/2017 10:40:48One on one support to be offered to the county’s homelessThe Forest of Dean District Council has joined with partners to secure £990k of government Social Impact Bond funding to provide extra support for long-term homeless people in Gloucestershire.
21/03/2017 16:04:14Make sure you’re ready to vote!With the Gloucestershire County Council elections only weeks away, residents are urged to make sure they’re ready to vote on 4 May.
23/03/2017 17:06:04We're supporting the Great Get Together weekendWe're supporting the Great Get Together event which will be taking place across the UK over the weekend of 17-18 June.
27/03/2017 12:02:41Have your say on new council ward boundaries for Forest of DeanThe independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for Forest of Dean District Council.
31/03/2017 10:11:23Have your say on new council ward boundaries for Forest of DeanThe independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for Forest of Dean District Council.
31/03/2017 10:20:45Have your say on new council ward boundaries for Forest of DeanThe independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for Forest of Dean District Council.
31/03/2017 10:32:57Only a few days left to register to vote - don’t miss out!With just only a few days to go before the 13 April registration deadline for the Gloucestershire County Council elections, the District Council is calling for anyone who isn’t yet registered to vote to do so before it’s too late.
04/04/2017 10:33:33Applications invited for Community Grants Community groups are invited to apply for our one-off funding.
07/04/2017 12:30:48Council awarded £69k community funding to support dementia awareness workThe District Council has been awarded £69k in funding to continue its dementia friendly communities work.
13/04/2017 12:21:11Think before you recycleOur Street Wardens are appealing to residents not to put wrong items in the clothing recycling banks.
24/04/2017 13:14:52Have your say on polling day - 4 May!With just days until the Gloucestershire County Council elections, the Forest of Dean Deputy Returning Officer is encouraging residents to use their vote and have their say.