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Welcome to our web site

THE NEXT MONTHLY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE AT PARKEND MEMORIAL HALL AT 7.00pm WEDNESDAY 30th JULY 2014 


NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN

BERRY HILL, CHRISTCHURCH and EDGE END

Do you live , work or have  a link to either Berry Hill, Christchurch or Edge End ? Were you unable to attend our community consultation last Thursday and Friday? Do you wish to leave a comment about the future development of these areas .Please email admin@westdeanpc.org.uk and use the subject NDP Comment. Please include your name and link to the area such as address.
 
For information about the Neighbourhood development plan, please use the link to the left of this page or see us on Facebook.
 

 COUNCIL GRANT AWARDS

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS!!

WEST DEAN PARISH COUNCIL

The Council is inviting Community organisations serving residents of the West Dean Parish area to apply for Council grant awards.

Awards can be made to community groups, charities or to village hall or sports club committees which provide advocacy, recreational, cultural, sporting or support services to local residents.

Applications must arrive at the Parish Office by midday, Friday 8th August 2014. Further information and application forms are available from:

The Clerk or Deputy Clerk

West Dean Centre, High Street
Bream GL15 6JW
01594 564484
admin@westdeanpc.org.uk
www.westdeanpc.org.uk


“TEMPORARY” ROAD CLOSURE – NEW ROAD WHITECROFT 

COMPLETED 11th JULY 2014 – ROAD NOW OPEN AGAIN!! 

West Dean Parish Council

Here you will find information about what’s happening in West Dean as well as details of the council’s work and how you can contact us.

The Council is fully committed to representing and serving the people and communities of West Dean.

If you have any questions or would like to suggest something new for this site please contact us at admin@westdeanpc.org.uk


PARISH NEWS!!

 SHEEP ISSUES - PLEASE REPORT ALL SHEEP ISSUES, INCLUDING FOULING, ROAD SAFETY, ANIMAL WELFARE, AND PUBLIC SAFETY TO THE PARISH OFFICE. WE DO NOT HAVE POWERS TO DEAL WITH THE SITUATION BUT WE LOG ALL INCIDENTS AND ENSURE THAT THEY SRE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF AUTHORITIES WHICH DO HAVE POWERS.

 •Village web sites: for information about West Dean villages and what’s on, please visit one of the following web sites.

4 Villages (Clements End, Ellwood, Little Drybrook, Sling) click here

Yorkley click here

Pillowell http://Pillowell.webs.com

West Dean Parish Council Newsletter: The Parish publishes its newsletter 4 times every year. The newsletter is also published on this web site.  It is provided as an insert in all copies of the ‘Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Review’ delivered to addresses in the Parish. Copies should be available in shops and community areas, but if you do not have the opportunity to get your own copy please contact the Parish office, or download here. The last edition was published in April 2014.

•Highways: The Parish Council’s Public Safety have responsibility for all highways matters. If you have a complaint or comment about any highways issues, please contact the Clerk. A register of highways faults, including road surface and drainage concerns, signage, speeding concerns and other safety issues is maintained in the parish office, and a regular meeting every has been initiated between the Parish Council and the Gloucestershire County Council Highways Department. If you would like to report a problem, you can report direct to GCC Highways (08000514514) or through the West Dean Parish Council.

•The West Dean Centre hosts Bream Methodist Church. See ‘West Dean Centre and Gosling Cafe’ link to the left.

23 BUS SERVICE TO COLEFORD AND LYDNEY/GLOUCESTER

For the timetable from 1st April 2014 click here

A shuttle bus service has been proposed to link the 31 servce at Elton corner to the 23 route, as the last 23 bus from Gloucester to Bream and Coleford will now be leaving Gloucester at 5.10pm. Further information will be displayed on this site when available.

Parish Plans: The Council has embarked on an extensive programme of community consultation to develop a Parish Community Plan. With support from the Gloucestershire Rural Community Council, five Neighbourhood Steering Groups have been set up to find out local views, through questionnaires, public meetings and presentations. 

The five groups are (i) Bream, (ii) POVY (Pillowell, Oldcroft, Viney Hill, and Yorkley), (iii) the 4 Villages (Ellwood, Little Drybrook, Sling and Clements End), (iv) Berry Hill & Christchurch and (v) Whitecroft & Parkend. The first four groups have reported and Whitecroft & Parkend will report soon. 

Responses will be consolidated into an overall Parish Plan, to help determine the Council’s objectives and priorities over the next few years.

Snow Wardens: Volunteers in Whitecroft, Ellwood, Sling, Pillowell and Berry Hill have been issued with West Dean Parish Council grit spreaders and supplies of grit to keep streets and footpaths passible and safe in snow and ice. Volunteers are still required for Yorkley and Parkend. Please contact the Parish office if you can help.

The next Council meeting is on Wednesday 25th June 2014 at Ellwood School. The meeting in July will be at Parkend Memorial Hall. Please watch this space for details of future venues and dates.  For details of agendas, please click on ‘Council Meetings and Minutes’ link to the top left of this page. Agendas are usually published around 5 days before the meeting.

This site was last updated 15th July 2014