Lydney Town Council continually strives to improve and maintain its local environment for the benefit of both residents and visitors alike.  The following are just some of the current projects which are being pursued:-

Destination Lydney – Exciting times in Lydney as plans are being developed to make Lydney a thriving, bustling market town once again and news that two funding bids have since been awarded to Lydney to support this aim.

Recent changes in the way we shop, our local and national economy and a whole host of other factors have resulted in us believing Lydney needs a boost.  It is important that we consider how our town could work more efficiently  – how traffic flows, how people shop, where we park our vehicles and how this will help in making the town an inviting destination for locals and tourists alike,  increasing foot fall for our businesses and  ensuring visitors to our town want to stay in Lydney and invest in our shops.  By also preserving our heritage and green spaces we aim to continue to ensure Lydney remains special.

To make the aforementioned  a reality we started consulting in 2013 with the town and neighbouring communities extensively to develop the Lydney Neighbourhood Development Plan (or NDP Plan as it is known), which gives Lydney the opportunity to decide how it wants to change in the future.  Lydney Town Council and the Forest of Dean District Council,  working in partnership have since secured specialist support to further such changes.

Both funding streams, the Coastal Community Fund and the Community Economic Development fund, will benefit Lydney;  providing support so that the town, through consultation and feedback, can further develop its action plan which it aims to complete in early 2016.  A series of consultation events and town meetings have been arranged throughout the summer, you can also become involved on-line, or by visiting one of the NDP Meetings

Press Release - Lydney Funding (110.4 KiB)

Lydney Neighbourhood Development Plan – please click on the aforementioned text to be taken to the website for the NDP.lydney_town_council_logo4

Lydney In Bloom Lydney Town Council is working in partnership with the local business community and residents to enhance the visual appearance of areas throughout the Town.  Below are pictures of the improvements which have been created outside our Fire Station and Hylton Court parade of shops.

Lydney In Bloom Fire Station bed  Garden of Reflection  Lydney in Bloom Hylton Court 1

Town Centre Improvements – We have received feedback that the town centre could be improved and we are looking at ways to improve appearance, to make Lydney a more attractive and appealing community.

Lydney Town Council  has been working with a local specialist, Jo Johnson Landscape Architects, to look at how it can improve the look and potential of Lydney . Jo has extensive experience in this area, including architecting the developments in Cardiff Bay.

The following illustrates how the look and distinctiveness of Lydney could be improved.

Street Scene - Hill Street And Newerne Street (123.4 KiB)

Street Scene - Newerne Street (106.4 KiB)

Street Scene - Newerne Street 2 (73.1 KiB)