Forest of Dean District

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Forest of Dean District
Coleford Market Place, the town where Forest of Dean District Council is based
Coleford Market Place, the town where Forest of Dean District Council is based
Forest of Dean shown within Gloucestershire
Forest of Dean shown within Gloucestershire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth West England
Non-metropolitan countyGloucestershire
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQColeford
Incorporated1 April 1974
Government
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • BodyForest of Dean District Council
 • LeadershipLeader & Cabinet (Conservative (council NOC))
 • MPsMark Harper
Area
 • Total203.2 sq mi (526.4 km2)
 • Rank87th (of 309)
Population
 (mid-2019 est.)
 • Total86,791
 • Rank281st (of 309)
 • Density430/sq mi (160/km2)
 • Ethnicity
99.1% White
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code23UD (ONS)
E07000080 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSO6206309601
Websitewww.fdean.gov.uk
Forest of Dean District Council
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Leader
Tim Gwilliam, Independent
since 13 July 2017
Opposition Leader
Harry Ives, Conservative
Structure
Seats38 councillors[1]
Forest of Dean District Council composition
7 / 38
7 / 38
6 / 38
5 / 38
5 / 38
3 / 38
3 / 38
2 / 38
Elections
First past the post
Last election
2 May 2019
Next election
May 2023
Website
www.fdean.gov.uk

Forest of Dean is a local government district in Gloucestershire, England, named after the Forest of Dean. Its council is based in Coleford. Other towns and villages in the district include Blakeney, Cinderford, Drybrook, English Bicknor, Huntley, Littledean, Longhope, Lydbrook, Lydney, Mitcheldean, Newnham and Newent.[2][3]

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the East Dean Rural District, Lydney Rural District, Newent Rural District and West Dean Rural District, and from Gloucester Rural District the parishes of Newnham and Westbury-on-Severn.[4]

Parishes and settlements[edit]

Responsibilities[edit]

Forest of Dean District Council carries out a variety of district council functions including:

  • Benefits - Housing and Council Tax
  • Car Parking
  • Concessionary Travel
  • Council Tax - Administration and Collection
  • Elections and Electoral Registration
  • Environmental Health (includes Domestic and Commercial Premises)
  • Food Safety and Hygiene Complaints
  • Noise Pollution and Pest Control
  • Housing Administration
  • Licensing
  • Caravan Sites
  • Planning, including Planning Applications, Advice and Appeals
  • Public Conveniences (in some locales)
  • Health and Leisure Centres
  • Refuse Collection
  • Recycling
  • Tourism and Visitor Information.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a district councillor - Forest of Dean District Council".
  2. ^ "Forest of Dean Parish Map" (PDF). Gloucestershire County Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 25 August 2020. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Administrative unit Forest of Dean District District/Unitary Authority". A Vision of Britain. Archived from the original on 9 July 2020. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Forest of Dean: Local government and public services Pages 377-381 A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 5, Bledisloe Hundred, St. Briavels Hundred, the Forest of Dean". British History Online. Victoria County History. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2020.

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Coordinates: 51°47′N 2°33′W / 51.783°N 2.550°W / 51.783; -2.550