The Forest Bee AGM will take place on Zoom at 11am on the 30th July 2020. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/74056213947?pwd=NUhKK1BiOGtybFNuc1Q4NitnTDd2UT09 Meeting ID: 740 5621 3947 Password: 8xf01f
FODDC Top-up to local business grant funds scheme Applications for the discretionary business grants will open on 1 June. The closing date is Sunday 14 June. We will confirm award amounts on Friday 26 June. Includes charities. There are two levels of grants, up to a maximum of £25,000 and up to £10,000. FODDC want to help as many businesses as possible so the majority of grants will be up to £10,000. https://www.fdean.gov.uk/business-and-licensing/coronavirus-business-and-licensing/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn
Barnwood Trust covid-19 support: This includes grants towards getting people with a disability or mental health challenge or in significant mental distress on line https://www.barnwoodtrust.org/keepingstrong/ https://www.barnwoodtrust.org/grantsforyou/
Community hub. Could you volunteer? Do you need Help? Do you know someone that needs support or help? Please find some really useful links below. https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/gloucestershires-commun…/ https://www.fdean.gov.uk/…/communi…/coronavirus-communities/
If you need to talk. Please find some very useful numbers on the poster below.
WINTER FORAGING! Winter is not my favourite time to forage here in the forest., the odd oyster mushroom ,some interesting salad greens in the form of chickweed, herby bitter cress or young dandelion leaves. But nothing of any real Interest. However should you like me enjoy the solitude of a beautiful winter beach or coastal walk then there are still pickings aplenty. There are over 30 varieties of edible seaweed, razor clams winkles.. and wonderful sweet Mussels. Take a little gas stove, a pan …
Yes – The Forest Bee reaches places other brochures can’t go: Schools: Dean Academy, Dene Magna, Lakers and John Kyrle in Ross, plus a few junior schools around the Forest. Doctors’ Surgeries and NHS health professionals eg nurses gave them out when doing flu jabs this winter Village Agents who support the over 50’s across the Forest, sponsored by Gloucestershire Rural Community Council. Organic Veg Boxes (Forest Food Hub, Field Fayre)Leisure Centres and Gyms Forest Voluntary Action Forum (FVAF) at Belle Vue Centre, Cinderford …
The Forest Bee is fluttering its wings! Our brilliant logo was created and donated to our project by the very talented local cartoonist, Ron Tocknell.