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Know your Patch Network 

Supporting Strong and Thriving Communities with Know Your Patch

Know Your Patch connects the Voluntary and Community Sector, Statutory Services and local residents in a way which creates better ways of working.

The Forest KYP provides the opportunity for community organisations and groups to link together and work collaboratively for the benefit of those they serve - whether they are voluntary or statutory. It meets fortnightly on a 6-week cycle - sharing updates and key information, as well as discussing pertinent topics.


Meetings are run in a cycle of three over six weeks. Two meetings are a short form of one hour, at which members break out into smaller groups to discuss specific topics, after hearing urgent updates of projects and information to be shared; the third meeting in the cycle is a two-hour meeting, at which members have the opportunity to deliver a brief overview of what their organisation does as well as providing more in-depth updates of current projects.

We host in-person quarterly events throughout the Forest of Dean where we invite stakeholders to join the discussion around what matters in their community and how services and voluntary sector groups can help support this. Every Know Your Patch event is FREE and open to anyone that wants to be part of the conversation. If you'd like to attend please call on 01594 822073 or email

We also send regular e-mails and updates to our Know Your Patch Network regarding what's going on in the Forest of Dean. If you would like to join this network, please subscribe here.

Thanks to funding from Gloucestershire County Council, Know Your Patch is also available in every other District in Gloucestershire. If you would like to find out more about these please visit here.

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