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.
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.
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.
The Forest of Dean District Council has risen to the challenge of ensuring those eligible in the District receive the local financial Covid-19 business support.
The Forest of Dean has a very mixed economy with 48 business parks providing office, industrial and warehousing space.