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Posted: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:00

Did you know your business is in the National Forest?

The Council is supporting the National Forest to conduct a survey of local businesses to explore how businesses benefit from the Forest.

The National Forest is right in heart of the country, embracing 200 square miles of the Midlands. It spans across parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire and aims to link the two ancient Forests of Charnwood and Needwood. Its main towns and villages include Burton upon Trent, Coalville, Swadlincote and Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Established in 1995, the National Forest Company is responsible for leading the creation of the National Forest, working in partnership with landowners, businesses, public, private and voluntary organisations and local communities to deliver and champion the shared vision for the Forest. We are a charitable company limited by guarantee.

The National Forest is one of the boldest environmental regeneration projects in the world, the forest is a truly transforming a landscape from black to green. Since the early 1990s, its been transformed 200 square miles of the Midlands through the planting of 8.7 million trees, increasing Forest cover from 6% to more than 20%. The company believes the benefits of the National Forest should be felt by everyone. By partnering with them, businesses are becoming part of the natural regeneration story and would like to know more about how they can work with you to create prosperous and sustainable communities that can compete and thrive.

The National Forest Company is now conducting a survey to explore what would be beneficial to your business and your area in the Forest. The survey will only take about 10 minutes to complete so please let us have your thoughts. It's part of a wider feasibility report and consultation process with other ways for you to get your ideas heard such as focus groups and one to one interviews. To complete the survey please click here.

  • The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete and I would welcome your thoughts.
  • To complete the survey please follow the link below.
  • Please share the survey with other local businesses or through your networks as appropriate.

The Mosaic Partnership, local place management Company working across the UK and abroad as been commissioned to carry out this work. It is one of the leading consultancies in the UK in this field. For more information about The National Forest, please visit www.nationalforest.org

Details collected through this survey will remain confidential and will only be used for the purposes of this project. Your responses to our questions will be entered anonymously into a database which will help inform our plans for the future.

Image Source: (National Forest, 2018)

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  • O&W LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Equality Standard
  • Active Partnerships
    Active Leicester
  • NWL LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Melton LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • H&B LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Sport England