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Happy Birthday FEP

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As another year opens and we begin the journey of 2021, the Forest Economic Partnership celebrates its 3rd Birthday.

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Business Grant Updates

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Businesses are being urged to be patient regarding Covid-19 grants as Forest of Dean District Councils finance team continues to assess applications against the backdrop of a rapidly changing national...

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Forest of Dean Is Ahead of the UK

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Covid has created many changes in the way that we live, work and play due. Changes in work practices have had positive benefits in reducing carbon with less travel.

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New Year: Future of Work Pioneer

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2020 has been a huge year for change and pivoting of priorities.

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FEP Elects a New Chair

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In September 2020, Andrew Callard stood down as the Chair of the Forest Economic Partnership (FEP) after two and half years in post.

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Cinderford Fastershire Project

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Over the last few months you may have noticed improvements being made to the broadband infrastructure across the District and the County.

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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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