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Forest of Dean District Council

Photo: Len

Favourite Thing: Everything about the the Forest of Dean, the space, the open sky specially at night, the trees and the people. I have lived in many places over the years and could again but I choose to live here.

What I do: Always different , always interesting.

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Latest Question:
Lots of young people want to make bmx tracks but they get destroyed by Forestry or the council. What will you do about

Latest Comment:
What do you think about young people voting at 16? (4 comments)

Photo: Jane

Favourite Thing: Being able to walk and enjoy the wonderful trees,and the Autumn colours.

What I do: Chairman of Licensing, Older Person’s Champion, Planning Committee and numerous Task Groups

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Latest Question:
Lots of young people want to make bmx tracks but they get destroyed by Forestry or the council. What will you do about

Latest Comment:
Hi what do you think young people in the community should e.g (clubs and activities) From John Wellington's (3 comments)

Photo: Di

Favourite Thing: Having a good time with my friends

What I do: My work as a councillor has become almost addictive, as once one thing has been achieved there is always another cause or issue to campaign and fight for.

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Latest Question:
How do you think the issue of availability associated with transport in the forest, should/could be dealt with? do you

Latest Comment:
First week of I'm a Councillor nearly over! (5 comments)

Photo: Bruce

Favourite Thing: I love the sense of place. Foresters, both born and incomers like me have a real identity of belonging to somewhere special. When people ask me where I’m from, I always answer, “The Forest of Dean.” I never answer, “Gloucestershire.”

What I do: I am one of the three district councillors for Lydbrook and Ruardean, Lydbrook parish councillor and I lead the Labour Group on the district council.

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Latest Question:
Lots of young people want to make bmx tracks but they get destroyed by Forestry or the council. What will you do about

Latest Comment:
Do you have any examples of how you have helped young people in the community already? (7 comments)

Photo: Andrew

Favourite Thing: Enjoying a summer evening in front of a superb view

What I do: I am passionate about the promotion of land for food production and public allotments, and I work to meet the desperate need for in-district employment.

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Latest Question:
Lots of young people want to make bmx tracks but they get destroyed by Forestry or the council. What will you do about

Latest Comment:
HOw is typical boring ? (3 comments)