Parish Council Meetings cancelled until further notice
If you have been advised to stay at home or to limit your social contact because of the risk of coronavirus, please be assured that there is help close at hand.
Many local people have offered to help with shopping and collecting prescriptions and are happy to keep in contact with you by phone in case you need anything else.
We appreciate that many of you have family and friends to help you, but if they develop symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has the virus, they will no longer be able to help you and may, indeed, need help themselves.
So if you need our help, please call our helpline on
We will ask for your name, address and telephone number, and what sort of help you require, and we will then ask one of our volunteers to contact you to make arrangements about getting what you need.
Thank you to all that attended the public meeting on 17 February
A proposal for a new 5,000 home ‘eco village’ with railway station planned for farmland at Westbury-on-Severn has been submitted to the Forest of Dean District Council (FODDC)
Present at the meeting will be Nigel Gibbons from the FODDC who will be able to outline the process of the Local Plan review, talk about the various issues and how the decisions are likely to be made about its content.
In a parish like Westbury, not being able to drive any longer can make you feel very isolated. Fortunately we have Lydcare and if you need to be driven to an appointment or an event, you can arrange to be taken there by a volunteer driver for 50p per mile. To book your transport – just ring Lydcare on 01594 860334 BUT we only have one volunteer driver in this parish so we badly need more volunteers. If you can drive and can spare an hour or two every so often, please contact Andrew Landon on 01452 760531.”
UPDATE ONE KIND PERSON HAS COME FORWARD TO VOLUNTEER HOWEVER WE COULD DO WITH A FEW MORE PLEASE