Welcome to our web site
THE NEXT MONTHLY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE WEST DEAN CENTRE, HIGH STREET, BREAM AT 7.00pm WEDNESDAY 26th MARCH
Ellwood & Sling Ward
We welcome Roger James to the Council as the co-opted member for the Ellwood & Sling ward. Roger is an Ellwood resident, and has worked as a trade union official. He is now a part time learner support assistant at Glos Col, Five Acres, and has a wealth of experience in the voluntary sector as school governor and charity trustee. He has been very active in the FANS action group to retain community ownership of the Five Acres educational and recreational facilities.
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
Severn Trent’s work in Whitecroft and Parkend
On Thursday 2 January 2014 work – to help protect Gloucestershire customers’ water supply – started again on Pillowell Road and then moved onto the New Road, with all work expected to be finished by the end of February. A diversion route for traffic for New Road is in place and signposted accordingly.(This work is now unlikely to be completed before 15th March 2014).
More than half of the large water pipe has now been installed. The team are working extremely hard in difficult conditions because the pipe is buried beneath almost four metres of earth, which also accommodates other utility pipes. However, work is progressing as quickly as possible in the conditions and the team were confident that the remaining 40 metres of pipe will be in place by the end of February, but in view of the recent severe weather it is likely that the work will continue into March.
Severn Trent Water’s programme manager, Jonathan Tait, explains: “Our £200,000 investment to help protect Gloucestershire’s water supply is making progress. Work is difficult because the water pipe is buried deep beneath the ground but we’re doing all we can to complete our work as soon as possible.
“Businesses and residents are a pleasure to work with and we’re grateful for their patience. Westdean Parish Council and Gloucestershire Highways continue to work closely with us to advise us on our plans and provide feedback.
For help with water or sewerage services, customers can contact Severn Trent Water’s 24hr customer operations service centre on 0800 783 4444 or visit: www.stwater.co.uk/help.
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
12th December 2013: Faster broadband is becoming available in Whitecroft, Bream and Yorkley. More information HERE.
SHEEP ISSUES - CONTACT INFORMATION FOR REPORTING SHEEP NUISANCE AND ANIMAL HEALTH ISSUE CAN BE FOUND HERE
•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. The last edition was published in December. It was 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 next edition is 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 September 2013 please click here
It is proposed that a new timetable is adopted from 1st April 2014. This will invilve the cancellation of the last evening buses from Gloucester to Coleford and Coleford to Gloucester. This will make it impossible for people from much of the Parish to get home from Gloucester after 5.40pm. The Council has challenged this proposal in representations to Gloucestershire County Council and to Stagecoach.
•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 26th March 2014 at The West Dean Centre, Bream. The meetings from April to July will be at Pillowell Village Hall, Berry Hill Institute, Ellwood School and Parkend. 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 28th February 2014