Council services

West Dean Parish Council

covers the four villages area. Our representatives on the Parish Council are:

Bill Gayler, email   or phone 01594 832969

Roger James,  email or phone 0772 694 9495 or 01594 832075

The Parish Council web site is

The Parish Office is in the West Dean Centre, High Street, Bream, GL15 6JW. Phone /fax  01594 564484.

The Chairman is Councillor Paul Hiett, phone 01594 564571, email

The Parish Clerk is Dave Kent, phone 01594 564484, email

Forest of Dean District Council

has its main offices in Coleford. Their phone number is 01594 810000.
The council’s web site is comprehensive.

Gloucestershire Association of Parish & Town Councils
is a not for profit membership organisation, representing, training and advising the parish and town councils of Gloucestershire.
Two Rivers Housing

can be contacted on 0800 316 0897.
Their web site is


Recycling services are provided by Forest of Dean District Council. There is a large recycling centre at Oak Quarry, just outside Broadwell on the Speech House road. It is open from 9.00 am to 6.15 pm every day except Christmas Day and New Years Day.

In our villages household refuse is collected on Thursdays.

To find out when specific kinds of refuse are collected go to the  Council web site

The Forest Freecycle group is a great way to pass on things which are too good to throw away.