Last month the Government announced the Levelling Up Fund (LUF) to support regeneration and town centre investment, local transport projects, and cultural and heritage assets.
Prior to all this, I was running a successful health and wellness business, Cosmic Teapot – mainly offering hands on treatments like massage.
Gloucestershire County Council is now inviting bids to be submitted for consideration, as part of the county’s submission to the recently announced Government’s UK Community Renewal Fund.
Travelling in rural areas is a constant and complex problem. Unless you own and drive your own car; you’re stuck.
In September 2020, Andrew Callard stood down as the Chair of the Forest Economic Partnership (FEP) after two and half years in post.
Can the Council fund your business? The economic recovery following COVID-19 requires local authorities to dig deep and support their local businesses as best they can.
The StatisticsIn August 2020, the unemployment rate in the Forest of Dean grew from a pre-covid rate of 2. 3% to 5.
How is the High Street doing?2020 has been a challenging year for many people and businesses across the District, with many having to diversify to a new way of life.
The Forest Economic Partnership is dedicated to ensuring that the district's goal of having a vibrant and thriving economy in 2050 is still sustainable regardless of the current climate.
In 2019, FEP ran its first survey on broadband speed in the Forest of Dean. Over 400 people responded giving a really useful picture of the actual situation.
Approach to COVID-19Since the creation of the Forest Economic Partnership in January 2018, we have worked towards the goal of a thriving economy for the District in 2050.