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COUNCIL OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED FROM Monday 22nd December to Friday 2nd January inclusive
THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE AT THE WEST DEAN CENTRE, BREAM AT 7.00pm ON WEDNESDAY 28th January 2015
NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN
BERRY HILL, CHRISTCHURCH and EDGE END
COUNCIL GRANT AWARDS
West Dean Parish Council made these awards at its meeting on 27th November 2014.
Lakers School, Five Acres, Berry Hill: £2,500 for a music hub and recording studio equipment
Yorkley Community Centre: £900 for training courses for volunteers, members and staff
Forest Musical Society: £730 for a sound mixing desk
Bream Silver Band: £4255 for necessary repairs and renovations to the Band Room
Friends of Parkend School: £1,000 for visual and sound equipment for the School Hall
Yorkley Arts and Entertainment: £150 for publishing and event organisation
This year the Council has allocated £20,000 for larger community support projects such as village hall renovations and sport field maintenance, and £7,000 for smaller voluntary organisation events or activities.
Grants are is awarded at two meetings in the financial year. In August these awards were made:
Organisation Purpose Amount
Bream Community Library Improvements for Garden £1,000
Berry Hill Recreation Assoc Play park items £4,000
FOD Health Forum Special administrative costs £100
Whitecroft Memorial Hall Security door & Stage curtains £1,100
Yorkley Recreation Centre Office equipment £250
Yorkley Play Group Interior furnishings £1,500
Forest Talk Relocating studio £500
Pillowell Village Hall Refurbishment of Hall project £4,000
Bream Gardening Society Advertising event £150
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 email@example.com
PARISH COUNCIL SHEEP POLICY – To read the Policy please ‘click’ on this link: WDPC SHEEP POLICY OCT 2014
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 ARE 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
•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 click here. The last edition was published in November 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
•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 will be held on Wednesday, 28th January 2015 at the West Dean Centre, Bream. 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. The agenda has already been published on this site.
This site was last updated 2nd December 2014