Thanks Antonio for your prompt response, which was helpful.
I am a lot further down the track now, but I cannot assign forums (or anything else) to a group.
The administrator login has access to:
However I still cannot access the group assignment panel within Groups backend…
I suspect that BBPress has messed up the groups, so i reloaded but there are still two sets of groups on the user page and I don’t know how to fix it so I can trial this and then buy the plugins required (Which I still don’t know which ones I will need)
Please help me here,