Forest Economic Partnership (FEP)

FEP is a voluntary community partnership with the vision of making the Forest of Dean a vibrant and thriving place to live, work and do business. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, plays or studies in the Forest of Dean District or is interested in participating in FEP’s activities.

FEP’s mission is to deliver a thriving economy in the Forest of Dean District by connecting business, Councils, people, ideas and resources.

Already over 200 organisations/individuals participate in its quarterly stakeholder group or 3 sub-group meetings. Key to its success is the need to maximise future economic opportunities for employment and leisure whilst maintaining the district’s heritage and distinctiveness as a national landscape. More about FEP

Blog

Levelling Up Fund

Last month the Government announced the Levelling Up Fund (LUF) to support regeneration and town centre investment, local transport projects,... Read more

How Lockdown Changed My Business

Prior to all this, I was running a successful health and wellness business, Cosmic Teapot – mainly offering hands on... Read more

Government UK Community Renewal Fund - Call for schemes

Gloucestershire County Council is now inviting bids to be submitted for consideration, as part of the county’s submission to the... Read more

RIIO-ED2 Business Plan Consultation

In January 2021 Western Power Distribution (WPD) published its first draft Business Plan for the regulatory price review period called... Read more

Subgroups

Open to all, FEP subgroups include Digital Connectivity; Education & Skills; and Bridges & Borders, Infrastructure & Transport .

These groups discuss opportunities, problems and issues from a District perspective to gain consensus. This is used to inform policy-makers or to develop projects. Read more

Projects

Find out more about the current 9 approved projects that are started or planned which will have a real impact on aspirations, digital connectivity, transport, Biosphere Reserve, infrastructure and the realities of rural life in the Forest of Dean District and beyond. Read more

Events

FEP Events include quarterly stakeholder meetings and monthly sub-group meetings. We don’t include Action Group Meetings.

We also show in our events calendar when FEP is participating in events such as Inspiring Forest and other projects. Read more

Papers

Papers sounds boring and formal; it’s not! Our projects often have research outputs or inform policy-makers and other publications.

As an open organisation, this section contains all that information in one place. Read more