The Parish of English Bicknor is located on the Western side of the Forest of Dean in West Gloucestershire, midway between Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth.

Lying within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the villages of English Bicknor and Symonds Yat Rock  are steeped in the history of this fascinating area and offer the residents and visitors a vast range of activities and landscapes.The Forest is one of the original Royal Forests comprising some 27000 acres of woodland and provides through a network of Forest paths and visitor centres, a chance to explore both its beauty and history.


English Bicknor Parish Council

The Parish Council have a vacancy for a Councillor from Hillersland.   Anyone who feels they may be interested in serving their local community should contact Mrs P. Drinkall on 01594 861025.

Parish Assembly 8th May at 7.30.

New Residents for Greatbough Brook, Lydbrook

The Parish Council would love all parishioners to join us to hear about the proposed introduction of a family of Beaver to the Greathough Brook, Lydbrook and the benefits this will bring to the community in terms of flood protection.

Rebecca Wilson of the Forestry Commission will be talking about this scheme at the Annual Parish Assembly, which is to be held at English Bicknor Village Hall on Monday 8th May, starting at 7.30pm.

At the meeting you will also hear of the work of the Parish Council throughout the year, as well as the work of the many other organisations within the Parish.

Do come along, meet your councillors and find out what is happening in your community.

Local Information

You will find lots of details about the Parish on the Information Pages including village life, services and activities.

 This web site is sponsored by the English Bicknor Parish Council as a means of communicating with everyone in the Parish and to inform visitors of its many attractions both as a holiday destination and a place to live.If you have any comments on the site or wish for any item to be included please email to:

Neighbourhood Watch message: (18th March 2016)

The local fire brigade are doing FREE 'Safe and Well' visits to private homes to give advice on safety issues.  They can check your fire alarms, or if you do not have any, they can supply and fit them free of charge.   This is a wonderful opportunity to ensure your home is as safe as possible and get up to date smoke alarms fitted free.  To make an appointment, ring 0800 180 4140.