Over the past 18 months, Gloucestershire Market Towns Forum has published a report every six months, examining in detail the impact of the recession on the high streets of its 16 member communities. The reports also highlight the towns' initiatives to boost trade and help their local businesses on the road to economic recovery.
The first report was published in June 2009 - this was updated in October 2009, and most recently in July 2010. The Forum also commissioned research into the impact the financial climate was having on the rural tourism industry in July last year.
You can download all the reports here, as well as the tourism impact report:
July 2010: 12-months-on update into how our rural High Streets are coping in the current financial climate.
October 2009: Six-months-on - update to the June 2009 GMTF economic recovery report looking at the High Streets of Gloucestershire's Market Towns
July 2009: Recession - impact on tourism July 09. GMTF economic recovery report looking at the impact on rural tourism across Gloucestershire
June 2009: GMTF Recession Report 06 09 - initial GMTF report looking at the impact of the recession on the High Streets of Gloucestershire's Market Towns