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.

Would you like to be a Parish Councillor?

There is a vacancy for a Parish Councillor which will be filled by co-option at the Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 25th October.

The deadline for applications is 18th October. The application form can be downloaded here: Application Form

There is more information on the ‘Meet the Councillors’ page of this website, or contact the Chairman Tony Shepherd or the Clerk Mark Smith ( clerk@westburysubmendip-pc.gov.uk ) if you have questions or would like to discuss the role.

Another Square Tea Party

Westbury’s social life continues to thrive!

For the ninth year running, residents of The Square and houses close by held their annual Bank Holiday Tea Party on Sunday 27th August.

It’s a very informal event, with people bringing out garden chairs and tables, and providing a wide range of sandwiches, scones, and cakes to share around.

Lively conversation and laughter echoed around The Square, so it’s clear that everyone had an enjoyable afternoon.

Roll on Bank Holiday 2018!

 

Parish Council Grants for 2017

Community groups and organisations may apply every year for planned grants from the Parish Council. Full details are provided on the Grant Application Form, which can be downloaded here GrantsAwardingPolicy_WSM

The application Form is also available from the Clerk, email: clerk@westburysubmendip-pc.gov.uk

Grant Applications for the financial year 2017/18 will be considered at the Parish Council meeting on 27th September 2017.

Please return applications by 20th September.

 

 

New Big Screen autumn season

The Big Screen flyer can be read here:

Westbury 1838 Tithe Roll

For those interested in local history, we have a facsimile of the 1838 Tithe Roll for Westbury.

If you’d like to see it, contact us via the form on the Westbury Society page

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

An excellent evening, with The Handlebards eliciting gales of laughter from a large crowd. Many thanks to Westbury Footlights for organising and supporting this fun event.

Oh yes, we mustn’t forget to mention the Westbury residents who joined the cast…..

Website Workshop – 2pm Friday 11 August, Community Shop

Come to a Website Workshop at 2:00 pm on Friday 11th August, in the Community Shop back room.

There will be a demo on how to :

  • Create website Calendar entries for your village events
  • Create a Web Page for your village group or organization
  • Create a News Item about an upcoming Event, or reviewing an Event just past

Followed by help to get you doing the above.

Free, but please book a place with Mark Smith

Email –   clerk@westburysubmendip-pc.gov.uk

tel  –   01749 871076

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Have you ever considered becoming a Parish Councillor? The role would suit anyone who cares about the wellbeing and future of our village community.

There are normally ten meetings every year, on Wednesday evenings, with agendas and reports sent to you beforehand for consideration.

Training is available from the Somerset Association of Local Councils for those who want it.

The formal election notice is here –

Casual Vacancy Notice

and the process is set by statute. There is a period of fourteen days in which electors can write to the Returning Officer at Mendip District Council requesting a poll. If ten or more electors do not request a poll, then the Parish Council will co-opt a Councillor. If you are interested in being co-opted you can express an interest immediately to any Councillor, or the Clerk by email at clerk@westburysubmendip-pc.gov.uk

If you just want more information, or to discuss the role further, please get in touch!

Country walks around Westbury-sub-Mendip

Now the summer is really here, a country walk is a great way to get out and about.

Head for the Westbury-sub-Mendip Community Shop and pick up one of the Westbury Walks leaflets – they’re only 50p. All of the walks start and end at The Cross, so you can get started as soon as you leave the shop.

Each of the 20 walks is described in detail, with clear directions, maps and useful information plus an indication of how long each walk takes. They vary in length, some only a mile or two, others much longer.

If you want to take a picnic wth you, the shop sells a variety of sandwiches, pies and drinks. Or you could go to The Westbury Inn for a post-walk cider.