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Folk2Folk Lending Opportunities

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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.

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Unemployment: What Help Is Out There

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The StatisticsIn August 2020, the unemployment rate in the Forest of Dean grew from a pre-covid rate of 2. 3% to 5.

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High Street Recovery

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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.

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FoDDC Business Start Up Grants

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This week, Forest of Dean District Council launched their new grant scheme aimed at new businesses and social enterprise start-ups.

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FEP Seeks New Chair

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The 30 September 2020, will see a great change in the Forest Economic Partnership as Chair, Andrew Callard steps down following 2 ½ years in post.

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7:15 Chepstow to Gloucester

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An essential train service has been removed by Cross Country which both children and adults from the Forest of Dean / Monmouthshire rely on to get to school and work...

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GFirst Post Covid Response

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  Since lockdown, GFirst LEP have been continuously working with the Government and local authorities in order to aid Gloucestershire business and communities in their recovery post Covid-19.

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Is there a Broadband Problem?

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Is there a problem with broadband in the Forest of Dean? This is the question that FEP has been asking with its How Fast How Good is your Broadband survey.

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August Bulletin

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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.

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Post COVID - Time to change how we work?

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Are we about to see a major about-turn in how many people work?

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How Fast How Good is Your Broadband2?

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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.

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July Bulletin

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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.

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