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DISTRICT COUNCIL SHAMBLES

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DISTRICT COUNCIL SHAMBLES

The thoughts of a Forest resident as published on the internet!

Saturday, 28th July 2012

It seems such a long time ago that we elected a hung council in the Forest of Dean – believe it or not its only 14 months and what a shambles we have had to put up with ever since. They almost make the Westminster government look well organised they are so bad.

 

  • Despite a 7000 strong petition and many representations against introducing car parking charges they were introduced and started wrecking our town centres on 1st July.

 

  • The cost of the new bins for the waste collection system was £834,755 and to advertise the system the council has so far spent £91,705. Judging by the confusion in Cinderford this week they’ll be spending a lot more in trying to explain the system.

 

  • The Cinderford Regeneration scheme is being promoted by the council despite the fact that it will have a massive detrimental effect on other parts of the area, in particular Berry Hill/Five Acres.

 

In some cases the Labour Group and the Independents support the 5 ringleaders who make up the Cabinet (all Cons). There are some notable exceptions but at the moment too few to make enough of a difference.

 

Do we really have to wait 3 more years to get a council that listens to the people of the Forest of Dean? Wouldn’t it be better for all if they resigned now and allowed us to vote for people with common sense that we need to sort out these dreadful mistakes.

 

To slightly misquote Cromwell “You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of the Forest of Dean, go.”

 

Colin Guyton 

(Published 19/7/12)

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Forest of Dean Google Alert 14-Jul-2012

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Forest of Dean disease could wipe out 700000 larch trees
This is Gloucestershire
Up to 700000 larch trees – 11 per cent of the entire Forest of Dean – could be felled over coming years because of a disease spreading across the South West. There are currently 45…
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Bonkers Boundaries proposals make ‘absolutely no sense’, House of Lords told
This is Gloucestershire
THE entire historic centre of Gloucester will be “tacked onto” the Forest of Dean under a controversial shake-up of political boundaries, peers heard yesterday.The ‘bonkers boundaries’…
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Anna Ledwich returns to Theatre on the Fly
Chichester Observer
OK, it’s not quite the Forest of Dean which the play specifies, but it will certainly do. “We had a number of ideas which we whittled down,” she said. “We had talks with the architects, and in a way the plays (for the Theatre on the Fly season) came
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Asbestos exposure caused man’s death
This is Gloucestershire
AN 82-year-old Forest of Dean man’s death was caused by his contact with asbestos during his long working life as a steel erector, a coroner has ruled.Bryan Harris, of Horsepool, Berry Hill, had…
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Burto and the Bath boys twist Bell’s arm
This is Gloucestershire
“I grew up in south Gloucestershire and I certainly know a bit about the teams in the Forest of Dean,” he added. “I played all the way through my schoolboy years and we played a lot of games out at Lydney and Berry Hill and Cinderford for the county.
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Lords debate Parliamentary Boundary Commission: Electoral Administration
DeHavilland (press release) (subscription)
the Leigh and Makerfield-Westhoughton marriage, the Broxtowe-Rushcliffe marriage, the Chingford-Edmonton marriage, the New Mersey Banks seats, the City of Gloucester-Forest of Dean marriage, the Anglesey-Bangor proposals and the Devon Hall seat
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Blogs
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Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean: Corn Snake (juvenile)
By Bob Bushell
I was busy today, which means no pictures, and again it was sunny all day, damn. I was playing with apple computer, changing things, and its 24 hours since it beginning and now it is still going. Double damn. I had a friend that was holding the
Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean
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Thomas JAMES – Forest of Dean Family History Forum
I am not from the area of East Dean therefore finding it difficult to research the JAMES family. Thomas died in Leamington, Warwickshire and is known, according
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Jobs spotted in the Forest of Dean and surrounding areas. Jobs
Jobs spotted in the Forest of Dean and surrounding areas. Please remember that this is only a guide to what is available. You will still need to go and check
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The Forest of Dean – Symonds Yat Rock on Vimeo
This was mostly taken in the Forest of Dean at a local viewpoint not far from my home using a
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Forest of Dean Duathlon / Sept – Triathlon – Runner’s World
Hi all, I’m a relative novice to Duathlon and a middle-aged female who generally comes in with all the beginner type people at the back. Does anyone have any
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Landline Man® Steve (thebtman) on Twitter
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Forest of Dean Google Alert 13-Jul-2012

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Forest of Dean trees to be felled over disease fears
BBC News
About 36000 larch trees are set to be felled in the Forest of Dean to combat a tree disease, the Forestry Commission says.
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Cinderford £100m investment plan launched
BBC News
Leader of Forest of Dean Council Patrick Molyneaux, who is spearheading the campaign, said: “We’ve secured a key part of the funding so far, and we just want to go on and show what the possibilities are in Cinderford and get people excited so they do
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Foresters get groovy for charity dance-off
This is Gloucestershire
WOMEN from across the Forest of Dean have taken up the latest dance craze to sweep the nation in a bid to help charities in the area.Led by fitness instructor Hayley Whittington, the ladies took part…
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Sport celebrations
This is Gloucestershire
The school’s Year 6 boys won the Forest of Dean District Small School Soccer tournament and the mixed boys and girls team were also crowned the District Tag Rugby Winners. Despite appalling weather this summer, the pupils have also excelled in cricket
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A lovely spot with fantastic views
This is Bath
A quiet lane runs along the foot of the Cotswold Edge to the village of Hawkesbury, with fine views across the Severn Vale towards the Forest of Dean. A vast Perpendicular church dominates this diminutive hamlet, whose size belies its former importance.
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Minehead Central Candidate Statements
AboutMyArea
I have in the past served as a councillor in The Forest of Dean before my wife and I moved to Minehead. You can follow me on twitter @mieleg for my views. I ask for your support to get me elected to the council so that I can help you as a voter. I
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Ex-Bath prop Duncan Bell takes Lydney coach role
BBC News
I went down to see them and signed within 24 hours. “I spoke to Matt Salter [Clifton coach] and explained the situation and he understood.” Paul Morris will continue as backs coach under Bell at the Forest of Dean club while Jack Royal joins from
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Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean: Rabbit
By Bob Bushell
skizo · Tribute to Photographers. 22 hours ago. My photo’s taken in and around the Forest of Dean · IS THIS A FLYCATCHER ? 23 hours ago. Red and the Peanut · Female Tree Swallow inspects a nesting cavity… 1 day ago. Caldecotte Lake
Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean
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Revamped conservation area for Ruardean children | Forest of
Taken from The Citizen (04.07.12): Youngsters can enjoy the great outdoors in style after the opening of a new conservation area. Children at Ruardean Primary
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HARTLAND Bernard Charles – Forest of Dean Family History Forum
Hi. My father, Bernard Charles Hartland, was born in Leeds in August 1912. His father was Henry Bernard Hartland and Mother Elsie George and they were
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Vacancies in the Forest Of Dean
Pillowell Silver Band are looking to recruit a Principal Cornet player and Solo Tenor Horn to join this friendly band. All players are assured of a friendly welcome
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Forest of Dean trees to be felled over disease fears – UK Wired News
News, England, Forest of Dean trees to be felled over disease fearsForest of Dean trees to be felled over disease fears. About 36000 larch trees are set to be
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Ellis Lodge – Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages – TripAdvisor
Rent this 3 bedroom rental home for £520 per week! See photos, reviews, and availability for Ellis Lodge.
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Deanwood Holidays, Forest of Dean | Facebook
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Forest of Dean Go-Ride Games / Events
Event details. Start date: Wed, 8th Aug 2012; Type: MTB XC (Competitive); Venue : Sallowvallets Enclosure. Cannop, Forest of Dean, GL16 7EH. (View map)
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We create websites too! | Forest of Dean Trader
Forest of Dean Trader supports the local economy in the Forest and Wye areas. Local
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exercise bike in Forest Of Dean, Gloucester | Gym Equipment for
2 days ago £45. Berkeley. Save. Remove. rowing machine Forest Of Dean exercise bike Forest Of Dean Gloucester Gloucestershire Gym Equipment for Sale
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Forest of Dean Google Alert 12-Jul-2012

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Why House of Lords Reform Bill must succeed – Mark Harper
This is Gloucestershire
Forest of Dean MP Mark Harper is also the consitituional reform minister and he is playing a leading role in driving through the legislation. Here – writing for The Citizen tomorrow – he argues why the reforms are important for the UK: Earlier this
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Prospectus launched to entice investors to Forest of Dean
This is Gloucestershire
A VISION for the future of Cinderford has been released in the form of the town’s “investment prospectus”.Council and regeneration bosses yesterday unveiled the document, which they hope…
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Churchill backlash
This is Gloucestershire
Tory MP Nicholas Soames hit back at claims by Forest of Dean MP Mark Harper that his grandfather and former Prime Minister believed in House of Lords reform. The Conservative Constitutional Affairs Minister, who is pushing through a shake-up of the
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Wild garden raising church funds
This is Gloucestershire
FUNDS are being raised for a Forest of Dean church thanks to an overgrown garden.People are being invited to marvel in the beauty of a garden packed with wild flowers at The Paddocks, in Red Marley…
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canal scheme falls victim to economy
This is Gloucestershire
FOR so long the Forest of Dean has been crying out for a bit of direction. Now it has it. The Cinderford Investment Prospectus lays out, in clear, concrete terms, just what the future holds in the Dean. Businesses, investors and organisations looking
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Electrification could speed up trains in Gloucestershire
This is Gloucestershire
Student nurse Helen Thomas, from the Forest of Dean, gets the train into Cheltenham every day. The 36-year-old said: “It would speed my journey up a bit and give me a bit of extra time. “I think if they improved the service then the ticket price would
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Grand Old Man of Gloucester Rugby turns 100
This is Gloucestershire
1. Disease to claim 36000 Larch trees in the Forest of Dean · Thumbnail image. 2. Pilot injured in aircraft crash at Kemble Airfield · Thumbnail image. 3. Furore as gay marriage debate stifled at Cotswold District… Thumbnail image. 4. Church raiders
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Youth awards start
This is Gloucestershire
YOUNG people who go the extra mile will get rewarded for their efforts.Nominations are being sought for the Forest of Dean youth awards.A spokesman said: “This awards scheme has been designed to…
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Davies keen to strengthen links with the county’s leading clubs
This is Somerset
Burns and Henry Trinder gained experience in their younger days at Forest of Dean outfit Cinderford, while May came through the ranks at Hartpury’s Saturday side before representing Moseley. With Cinderford eyeing promotion to the Championship and
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Common people
Phys.Org
Dr. Oosthuizen, a specialist in early medieval landscapes, thinks that the roots of medieval rights of common (which exist today in places such as the New Forest and Forest of Dean) belong in these early pre-Roman practices. She believes that the
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Park to stage annual proms night
This is Gloucestershire
PROMS in the park will lift spirits in Yorkley this weekend.On Saturday, the annual Proms in the Park Concert will be held on the Recreation Ground.The popular Forest of Dean Brass band will play from…
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Highnam girls show off new kit
This is Gloucestershire
The club wants to open its doors to any girls in the Forest of Dean and the Gloucester area from School years four to nine of any ability that want to get involved in playing the beautiful game. If you are interested in getting into girls football with
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Changes to care for the elderly ‘will put pressure on council coffers’
This is Gloucestershire
Daphne Pearson, chairman of Age Concern’s Forest of Dean branch, said: “The amount councils can borrow is capped by the Treasury so there will be questions over how these loans are paid out. Paying back loans could be difficult in a stagnant housing
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Blogs
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Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean: Dunnock (Hedge Accentor)
By Bob Bushell
Dunnock (Hedge Accentor). It was a glorious day, and, guess what? My son had broken his finger, playing a game of basketball. Can you believe it, on one day like it, so I had ferry him. I cried to myself. Oh, what about your sons finger, you ask
Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean
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Cycling in the Forest of Dean, Deanwood Holiday cottages
On Saturday we joined up with some friends and their children and spent a wonderful few hours cycling round the Family Cycle Trail in the Forest of Dean.
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Bigfoot MBC » Forest of Dean, Pedalabikeaway Verderers XC ride 2
6:15pm start from the Pedalabikeway, Forest of Dean to ride the Verderers and Red trails or maybe some off piste stuff. Click HERE for start location. Ride grade
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Concert Review: Summer 2012 « Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra
The Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra were in unfamiliar territory, musically speaking, last Saturday, exploring the complexities of late romantic European music.
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Park up/small living space needed in Forest of Dean
Hello I’m a man with a caravan and a van, who needs a small space/piece of land to live on in the Forest of Dean area. I currently work at a local college
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Forest of Dean Google Alert 11-Jul-2012

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Disease to claim 36000 Larch trees in the Forest of Dean
This is Gloucestershire
PARTS of the Forest of Dean could lose their signature Autumn colours after an outbreak of disease. The Forestry Commission has announced it will be forced to cut down as many as 36000 larch trees…
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Supermarket boom in the Forest of Dean
This is Gloucestershire
ALMOST 500 people have checked out plans for a new supermarket in the Forest of Dean.A public exhibition was held in Lydney on Friday and Saturday of Sainsbury’s plans for the Crump Farm site, in Naas…
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Living it up, Vegas style! Shane Warne receives a professional massage during
Daily Mail
confirmed or denied that Liz and Shane are the new owners of the grade two property. New love nest? Shane and Elizabeth Hurley have reportedly bought Donnington Hall – which is said to have set them back £6million – on the edge of the Forest of
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Two South West MPs expected to rebel against government over House of Lords
ITV News
would see a majority of members of the Upper House elected. It will put them at odds with fellow West Conservative Mark Harper, from the Forest of Dean, the minister for Constitutional Reform charged with guiding the llegislation through the Commons.
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Shane Warne chipper at World Series of Poker
TVNZ
Meanwhile, the couple have reportedly purchased a Georgian mansion in Britain for six million pounds ($NZ11.7 million). The 13-bedroom Donnington Hall is located on the edge of the Forest of Dean on the border of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.
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Art students add to attractions at Dean Heritage Centre
This is Gloucestershire
“The subject matter of the art work resonates within the Forest community and beyond. “This exhibition provides a personal touch to the Forest of Dean’s exceptional history and heritage.” The centre offers free space in its Gallery 41 area to local
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Helicopter scrambled in search for man
This is Gloucestershire
Luke Alexander Jones has been charged with taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, robbery, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance following a large scale search in the Forest of Dean on Sunday. The 23-year-old of no fixed abode
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Blogs
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Common people – Research – University of Cambridge
Dr Oosthuizen, a specialist in early medieval landscapes, thinks that the roots of medieval rights of common (which exist today in places such as the New Forest and Forest of Dean) belong in these early pre-Roman practices. She believes that
University of Cambridge News
Singletrack Magazine | Live Above Singletrack HQ – Beautiful 2 Bed
By Singletrack Magazine
psling said: On June 7, 2012. Cheap oop North?? You can get a 3 bed house with garden and ORP for less than that here in the Forest of Dean! Mind you, we’re not as posh as that around here ;-). Avatar Image · philfive said: On June 8, 2012
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FOREST OF DEAN AND WYE VALLEY REVIEW TODAY | NEWS
Opposing forces lock horns over Five Acres. THE TWO embattled sides in the on- going dispute over the future of the Five Acres college and leisure complex
www.theforestreview.co.uk/news.cfm?id=23263&amp;headline…
The Forest Of Dean Campsites – Where To Camp In The Forest Of
The Forest Of Dean | Save The Forest Of Dean | Enjoy The Forest Of Dean – Page Title.
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Rubbish Collection in Stroat & The Forest of Dean

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residents of Stroat & The FoD at large will have noted the new stealth tax levied in the disposal of their rubbish, largely to comply with idiotic regulations from our undemocratic Lords & Masters of the centralised unelected EU Commission.

The stealth tax comes in two forms – firstly the new tax of initially £25pa of removing garden waste which was until now all part of the service and also the realisation that the £1,000,000 or so cost of introducing the new collection system will obviously be paid for by taking money off other services provided!

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The overall costs of the new scheme, plus an idea of the longevity of the bins themselves. Assistant legal executive to the council, Tracey Griffiths replied:
“The costs for the purchase of new bins and caddies is:

•£677,075 (for 36,000 x 240ltr refuse wheeled bins, 1,000 x smaller 140ltr refuse wheeled bins and 100 x 1,100ltr bins (for communal areas).


•£157,680 (for 36,500 x 7ltr internal kitchen caddies, 23ltr external kitchen caddies and a roll of compostable liners.)


•Total cost of bins, caddies and liners: £834,755


•Cost of communicating with the public. Includes design, photography and production of all leaflets, calendars, address stickers, mailing costs, roadshow costs, canvassing, vehicle livery, advertising (radio, press, cinema and ad van). Funded by Forest of Dean District Council and Gloucestershire Coun­ty Council. £91,705.”


Which brings a round total of some £926,460 for the hardware and publicity alone. On the subject of the bin trucks themselves, the reply to the FOI request states that: “The new refuse and recycling vehicles have been procured by Biffa as part of our on-going waste collection contract so I cannot tell you exactly how much the lorries have cost.


“I can confirm that the overall cost of waste collection, through this and other changes, is expected to fall by £520,000 in 2012/13.”


As to the longevity of the bins themselves, Ms Griffiths wrote: “The refuse bins have a guarantee period of 10-year so we are spreading the cost of them over their useful life. We have many thousands of garden wheeled bins which have been in use for some nine years now and these are still in good order so we would expect the refuse bins to fare similarly well.”


She did not, however, detail how many owners of garden wheelie bins had bought a ‘licence’ for their bins.


• The Forest of Dean District Council annual accounts are available now for inspection, reading and copying. They can be viewed at the Council Offices in Coleford until July 26 between 9 am and 4.45pm (Monday to Thursday) and 9 am to 4.30 (Friday).


• In addition, from July 27 until the conclusion of the audit process, a local government elector for the area of the council, or his/her representative, can ask the auditor questions about the accounts. But the auditor requires questioners to contact him in advance. Similarly, electors can also object to the accounts but, again, the auditor (and in this instance the Finance and Property Department of the Council) needs written notice of a proposed objection. Full details can be found at the FODDC website, www. fdean. gov.uk
 


To view the whole article in ‘The Forest of Dean & Wye Valley ReviewCLICK HERE


Congratulations to a fellow UKIP supporter Colin Guyton of Ruardean whose FoI brought forward these responses from The Council.

What the article fails to show is the revenue generated for now charging rate payers for extra services previously supplied as part of their Council Tax rubbish disposal.


So this is very clearly a Council TAX rise so redolent of the stealth taxes of recent years!

Many are warning of yet more ‘fly tipping’ as a likely result of this new move – As for the confusion of which bins and what days that is adding to the lives of many busy trying to keep pace with the many other useless diktats spewing out of The EU on a propaganda budget running to £Billions each year and costing Britain £50Million a day with absolutely no commensurate gain! 


The Forest of Dean’s costly hike in rubbish disposal is just the tip of the iceberg!

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Forest of Dean Google Alert 10-Jul-2012

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Forest of Dean Google Alert 10-Jul-2012
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Forest parking charges driving trade to supermarkets, say traders
This is Gloucestershire
TRADERS have warned new parking charges in the Forest of Dean are driving customers away to out-of-town supermarkets. In the first week of the charges , Coleford florist Claire Ball says she has seen a dramatic fall in her takings because shoppers
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Hugh Aggleton’s new course record in Darrens Dash hill race
Hereford Times
The first lady home was Emma Bayliss from Mynydd Du in 53.33, followed by Nicola Gething of Parc Bryn Bach in 56.16 and Fiona Turner of Forest of Dean AC in 58.45. For full race results go to: wyevalleyrunners.co.uk The children’s races attracted 35
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Green light for school
This is Gloucestershire
The new building will replace a single-storey block currently there, which houses the school library. It will include a terrace for outdoor reading and enclose a grassy area to create a quadrangle. Forest of Dean District Council planners gave their
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Sky News – Murnaghan 8.07.12 Mark Harper MP and Jeremy Browne MP on
DeHavilland (press release) (subscription)
The government’s number one priority remains dealing with the deficit, dealing with the economic challenges facing the country, that’s what my constituents here in the Forest of Dean want to be focused on, that’s what the government is focused on. This
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Forest View Cottage | accommodation | Blakeney Forest of Dean
Forest View Cottage,Self-catering,Self-caterings,Blakeney,Gloucestershire. Forest View Cottage is a 3-bedroomed detatched Victorian cottage on a quiet hillside
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Forest of Dean District Council – Food waste
Food waste is collected weekly throughout the district. Prior to the service being introduced, food waste (sometimes referred to as kitchen waste) accounted for
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Forest of Dean Google Alert 09-Jul-2012

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Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean: Goldfinches
By Bob Bushell
A nice period today, no rain, well there was some this morning, but it wasn’t worth talking about. As for my pictures of the Goldfinch, they are definatly a no no. This peice of music IS FANTASTIC. Mahavishnu Orchestra: ‘Thousand Island Park’
Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean
Expert analysis of the Independent Forestry Panel Report | Save Our
By Hen- Save Our Woods
Currently the legal framework is a mess; ask simple questions about the Forest of Dean or the New Forest and you are immediately in a legal swamp. Ask about the legal framework for the current obligations of the Forestry Commission and
Save Our Woods
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Trail Conditions
Updates on the trails in the Forest of Dean. Trail Conditions. Fri Jul 6 2012. Pretty wet in the Forest of Dean today. Latest News. Fri Jul 6 2012. Tour de France
www.pedalabikeaway.co.uk/trails_79107.html
Ayleford – Forest of Dean Family History Forum
Hello, I am researching my Nelmes line back through Soudley/Bradley Hill, but have come across reference to them living at Ayleford. William Nelmes died in
www.forest-of-dean.net/fodmembers/index.php?mode…id…
The Forest Of Dean | Save The Forest Of Dean | Enjoy The Forest Of
The Forest Of Dean | Save The Forest Of Dean | Enjoy The Forest Of Dean – Page Title. The save the Forest of Dean website is under re construction as a guide
savetheforestofdean.co.uk/drybrook.php
vw polo 1.4 16v DOHC in Forest Of Dean, Gloucester | Used
This is my much loved vw polo, which comes with 6 months mot and 10 months tax. Along with full service history and lots of receipts involing work which has
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Sixth Forest of Dean Brass Championships – THE FORESTER TODAY
THE sixth Forest of Dean Solo, Duet and Quartet Championships for all brass instrumentalists takes place on Saturday, July 14 at the Baptist Church, Coleford.
www.theforester.co.uk/listingsdetail.cfm?id=21859&amp;tis…
STROAT-Gloucestershire: Forest of Dean Google Alert 01-Jul-2012
BOOKWORM pupils in the Forest of Dean hit the high note and raised almost £ 1000 in the process.Pupils at Ellwood Primary School, in Coleford, took part in a
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Forest of Dean Google Alert 08-Jul-2012

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Forest of Dean Google Alert 08-Jul-2012
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Liz Hurley, Adele – Is the Forest of Dean the new Cotswolds?
This is Gloucestershire
IS the Forest of Dean becoming the new Cotswolds?Rumour is rife that socialite supreme Liz Hurley is swapping her Cirencester farm for the £6million Donnington Hall estate on the edge of the…
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Town suffer late agony in final push
This is Gloucestershire
THE County Fours semi-finals went right down to the wire.Royal Forest of Dean pulled off a dramatic last-end win over Cheltenham and Tetbury held off the challenge of Coleford.The Forest of Dean team…
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£2000 from car parking
This is Gloucestershire
And season ticket sales have already made £11000 for Forest of Dean District Council, according to figures for the first days of the controversial new scheme. Councillor Brian Robinson, deputy leader of the council, said: “Over the first three days the
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Liz Hurley Swaps Cotswolds Farm For £6 Million Love Nest With Shane Warne
Entertainmentwise
The rather grand sounding Donnington Hall sits on the edge of the Forest of Dean on the border of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. The huge price tag has bought them, wait for it… 13 (!) bedrooms, five bathrooms, four cottages, stables, a private
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Hurley-Warnie splash out £6 mn on English love nest
Hindustan Times
Elizabeth Hurley and her fiance Shane Warne have reportedly purchased a love nest on the edge of the Forest of Dean in England, as they take their relationship to the next level.
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Liz Hurley splash out on 6m pounds ‘love nest’ with Shane Warne
Newstrack India
London, July 7 (ANI): Elizabeth Hurley and her fiance Shane Warne have reportedly purchased a love nest on the edge of the Forest of Dean in England, as they take their relationship to the next level. The British actress could be saying goodbye to her
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Gloucester awash with historians at the BBC Great Gloucestershire History Day.
This is Gloucestershire
Those present were also treated to a sneak preview of one of the latest episodes of The Great British Story filmed in the Forest of Dean, set to be aired on BBC Two later this month. Speaking to The Citizen afterwards, Michael said: “It is great to see
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Women edged out in last eight heartache
This is Gloucestershire
Jan Hunt (Ardagh) Sue Osborne (Kingswood and Hanham) Jackie Ind (Arrow) and Rachel Hughes (Royal Forest of Dean) came from 11-6 down against M Dyer to move into a 15- 13 lead after 18 ends and won 17-14. Iona Bird (Caer Glow), Jean Crook
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Forest of Dean or Cwmcarn? « Singletrack Forum
Evening all. I’m going out on Saturday with some mates from Bristol. They’re cyclists but not a huge amount of real mountain biking experience (unless towpath
singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/forest-of-dean-or-cwmcarn
FoD MTB Enduro 23rd September – Mountain Biking Forest of Dean
Following a sell out in 2011, the Forest Of Dean Enduro is back for a 7th Edition on 23rd September 2012. Course design by the RDFCC, headed up by Dr John.
thefod.co.uk/home/4553949786/FoD-MTB…23rd…/2823764
Cardiff Morris dance Seren y Bore in the Forest of Dean, 23rd June
Seren, Welsh for ‘star’, is a very popular name in Wales. The Office for National Statistics
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STROAT-Gloucestershire: Forest of Dean Google Alert 30-Jun-2012
Indeed, so far will it diverge from the Government’s plans – to give a few “heritage ” areas (such as the New Forest and Forest of Dean) to charities to manage,
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Meet The Brewer – Littledean House Hotel – Forest of Dean website
Meet the brewer with Don Burgess from Freeminer (Steam Mills, Cinderford)! To book please call Littledean House.
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Forest of Dean Google Alert 07-Jul-2012

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Lady of the manor: Liz Hurley to leave Cotswold farm as she as ‘buys £6million
Daily Mail (blog)
Taking their relationship to the next level, Liz Hurley and Shane Warne have allegedly purchased a love nest on the edge of the Forest of Dean. The English beauty could be saying goodbye to her Cotswold farm home and hello to the magnificent Donnington
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Forest of Dean man charged with selling black kites
BBC News
A Forest of Dean man is charged with selling three endangered birds of prey.
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Parking meters vandalised in the Forest of Dean
This is Gloucestershire
WITHIN a week of car parking charges being introduced to the Forest of Dean, two of the new meters have been vandalised.Machines in Coleford’s Bank Street car park and at Redbrook have been…
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Protests over college move a “waste of a golden opportunity” say Labour
This is Gloucestershire
“When the Royal Forest of Dean College became insolvent, its closure was imminent. It was saved by being taken over by Gloucestershire College. As part of the agreement, Gloucestershire College sold its land holding and buildings at Five Acres to the
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Spirited away
Financial Times
The sandstone from Britain’s Forest of Dean looks decidedly like some of the sandstone in Jordan and is on duty as a substitute. I was less persuaded by the smartly cushioned “Bedouin” tent despite its amiable Jordanian companion who was wearing
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‘Woods are for public’
This is Gloucestershire
REACTION has been coming thick and fast to the key report which recommends the Forest of Dean is kept public.The Independent Panel on Forestry published its final findings on Wednesday, which was…
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Night market lights up for independent traders in Gloucester
This is Gloucestershire
Another new name was Doghouse BBQ, selling barbecue sauce perfected in the Forest of Dean. Trudi Hayden, of Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre in College Street, said: “The whole event is a great idea, the people of the city have got together and
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£100000 for your charities
This is Gloucestershire
TWO sports clubs in the Forest of Dean could be set for a cash windfall.Kumho Tyres, one of the world’s largest tyre manufacturers, has launched its Cash for Causes campaign, which will see the…
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Hopes for two new flats
This is Gloucestershire
A design statement sent to planners at Forest of Dean District Council said: “The resulting development will be comparable to other properties fronting the High Street and also the cottages to the west. “The amount of development is therefore
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Is Liz Hurley on the move?
This is Gloucestershire
LIZ Hurley and her cricketer fiancé Shane Warne are rumoured to have bought a £6million Georgian mansion on the edge of the Forest of Dean.The Hollywood star, 47, and her Australian…
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Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean: Large Skipper Butterfly
By Bob Bushell
3 hours ago. Wildlife Photographic Journals. 3 hours ago. My photo’s taken in and around the Forest of Dean · RINGLET. 3 hours ago. The Shenstone Birder · Thursday 5th July 2012 – Captains Pool, Dunclent & Hartlebury. 3 hours ago
Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean
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Forest of Dean | Help Me Investigate the Olympics
While LOCOG argues that sponsors are needed to support the Olympic torch relay, and councils
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Forest of Dean – where to ride? « Singletrack Forum
Controversial perhaps but get away from the main cycle area and explore other areas. If you’ve not done the verderers or Freeminers trails they are well worth
singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/forest-of-dean-where-to-ride
Cardiff Morris dance Hunting the Hare in the Forest of Dean, 23rd June
Cardiff Morris dance Hunting the Hare in the Forest of Dean, 23rd June 2012. Forest of
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmLb5DZNyj0
FOREST OF DEAN AND WYE VALLEY REVIEW TODAY | NEWS
Review appeal response sets the tails wagging!. THE response to an appeal in last week’s Review for dog food to help a Forest pet rescue centre was simply
www.theforestreview.co.uk/news.cfm?id=22373
Tent Camping Sites in the Forest of Dean, U.K. | Travel Tips
The pristine Forest of Dean was England’s first National Forest Park, and, according to Lonely Planet, might also have been the inspiration for Tolkien’s ” Lord of
traveltips.usatoday.com/tent-camping-sites-forest-dean-uk-105…
Forest Of Dean
Breathe Easy Forest Of Dean is a support group for people affected by lung conditions including their friends, family and carers. Find out more on Breathe Easy.
www.lunguk.org/BreatheEasy/Detail/Forest-Of-Dean
Forest of Dean Freegle – Groups – Yahoo
Forest-of-Dean-Freegle: Forest of Dean Freegle. If you live in the Forest of Dean area, please offer your reusable items to other group members. Keep it out of
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