The Forest Economic Partnership Needs YOU

If you joined us at our March stakeholder meeting, you'll know we're currently seeking your input to refresh our SWOT analysis, as it's vital we are working with the most relevant economic priorities. 

FEP Director Wendy Jackson says...

"Back in 2018, the Forest Economic Partnership held a well-attended consultation event where people were encouraged to have their say about the local economic, environmental and social conditions facing the Forest at that time. This exercise asked stakeholders to consider local Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) and resulted in the FEP being able to fix on key priorities like Education & Skills, Digital Connectivity and Transport. 

Given the considerable change over the last few years locally, nationally and internationally, the time is right to refresh the SWOT and invite comments once again. 

The results of this latest work will inform the work of FEP and will provide evidence to support the Forest of Dean District Council’s emerging Sustainable Economy Strategy (SES).

Your views are important to us and if you can spare 10 minutes to support this latest information gathering exercise it will be hugely appreciated."

Are there new points we need to consider? Do any need to be amended or removed entirely? What have we got right and what have we got wrong? We want to hear from you!

You can view the current SWOT here. 

To share your thoughts please either complete the survey here or email your thoughts back to


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