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Welcome to our web site

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

Do you live, work or have  a link to either Berry Hill, Christchurch or Edge End ? 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, place of work/study, etc.
 
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 

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 admin@westdeanpc.org.uk


PARISH NEWS!!

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

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 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