Recruitment of Parish Clerk

Details for the recruitment of a Parish Clerk are available on this website under Parish Council > Meet the Councillors, Staff and Volunteers.


Mendip Community Transport

The Parish Council is keen to publicise the excellent services provided by Mendip Community Transport. If you have any disability, and need help with transport, then do have a look at the MCT website for further information:


Have you suffered Poor Air Quality?

The Parish Council has received a number of complaints about poor air quality.

If you are affected, then the appropriate authority to notify is Mendip District Council’s Environmental Health department. Their website gives further details:

Telephone: 0300 303 8588
Post: Environmental Health, Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT

The Parish Council suggests that you keep a diary of incidents of polluted air, and is happy to be copied in on any communication to Mendip D.C. Environmental Health.

Defibrillator Training – Saturday 14 April, 11:00 a.m., Village Hall

Defibrillator – Free Public Training

Provided by Anna Smith
Assistant Community Responder Officer
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust

No booking needed, just turn up

Saturday 14th April,

11:00 – 12:00, Village Hall


Enquiries: Mark Smith,
01749 871076


Asbestos checks from the County Council

Planning Renovations This Year?

If you’re thinking of a new extension, a bit of remodelling, or finally knocking down that old garage, have you checked for asbestos? Any property built or refurbished before 2000 could potentially contain ACMs (Asbestos Containing Materials). Commonly found in corrugated roofing sheets, it was also widely used in artex-type paint coatings, insulation material, floor tiles, other construction material, fixtures and fittings. Left undisturbed, these materials don’t present a health risk. However, when damaged the fibres easily become airborne and can be inhaled. Exposure to these microscopic fibres can lead to severe lung disease and cancer. In the UK, around 5000 deaths a year are linked to asbestos exposure, and it can take years for symptoms to develop. Invisible to the naked eye and normally blended with other substances, professional testing is needed to ensure asbestos is dealt with safely.

Somerset Scientific Services, part of Somerset County Council, offer free impartial asbestos advice as part of our commitment to public health and safety. We also offer an expert service to identify and project manage the removal of any ACMs. Samples of suspect material can be sent to our lab for analysis and we’ll provide impartial advice on your next steps if asbestos is identified. For larger projects surveys can be completed on site by our specialist asbestos team if needed.

Call the team or visit our website for expert advice – and to find out what other services we provide.

01823 355906

Westbury Archaeology display in the Community Shop

Following the recent Barry Lane Lecture given by David Dawson, the display on the  Westbury Society Archaeology Group’s excavation at Court House Farm and other investigations around the parish is now in the back room of the Community Shop.

If you want to learn more about the archaeology and history of Westbury, just ask the shop staff if you can go and have a look.

Should you be interested in joining the Archaeology Group, use the contact form on the Westbury Society page of this website.

Th Westbury Inn kitchen is now operational – hooray!

Yes, it’s a quick snap of Andy working in his new kitchen.

So now you know where to go for an interesting and well cooked menu in a welcoming village pub

Could you refurbish the Parish Council noticeboards?

There are four parish council owned notice boards in need of a bit of TLC – if you would be interested in quoting for the work please contact the Clerk, Mark Smith or telephone 01749-871076.

Photographs of the four noticeboards are on the poster here : Noticeboard Job Ad


New ‘Subscription’ service is live, and available to everyone

If you would like to receive an email notification every time there is a new News item posted on the Parish Council website, then submit your email address in the ‘Subscriptions’ box on the bottom right of the Homepage.

You will be sent an email to confirm your subscription, and once you have done that, you will be notified of each new News item.

You can unsubscribe from the service at any time by clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in any Notification email.

New ‘Subscriptions’ website service undergoes user test

A new ‘Subscriptions’ plug-in has been added to the website – you will see the sign-up box on the bottom right of the Home Page. This will allow you to receive notifications when new content is added to the website. A user trial is underway, and a further News Item will be issued when the feature has been fully tested.