Entries by Andrew Buchanan

Test and Trace scams

Scammers are still pretending to be from Test & Trace. Trading Standards have a useful page of advice about what information a genuine Test & Trace call will ask for, and what details only a scammer would want. Residents urged to watch out for coronavirus ‘test and trace’ scam

TV Licence scam email

Recently a local resident received an email asking them to renew their TV Licence online. Shortly afterwards they received an almost identical email from a different sender. Fortunately, they realised these were scams, so didn’t click on the link. TV Licence scam emails are common enough for there to be a specific webpage about them: https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ288 […]

How do I find out if it’s a scam?

There are several sources of help if you are not sure whether something is a scam or not. The Citizens Advice Bureau has a very useful site helping you to check whether something is a scam and what to do if you, or a friend, feels they may have been a victim.  https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/check-if-something-might-be-a-scam/ The Online […]

Coronavirus Community Support – Update 10.08.2020

For all previous Parish Council Coronavirus updates please select the Covid-19 Category on the News Page of the Westbury Website  http://westburysubmendip-pc.gov.uk/category/covid-19/ Social distancing and masks It’s vitally important that we continue to maintain distance and wear face coverings, but please remember that there are people in our community who cannot wear masks because of medical or other […]

Can you recognise the different white butterflies?

The adults of Large and Small Whites are pests of our domestic Brassicas.  The large white caterpillars are black and yellow and easily visible and very destructive.  They are protected from predation by birds by the warning colours and a nasty taste.  The small white caterpillars are green and lie along the veins and are […]

Westbury Society 2020-2021

  Unfortunately, we had to postpone our March 19th meeting, but the good news is that we already have a number of evening talks planned for next Autumn and Winter. Dates for your diary: Thursday 17th September Thursday 15th October Thursday 19th November No December meeting Thursday 21st January Thursday 18th February Thursday 18th March […]


Over the past few years Nick Mayor and Austin Little created a series of 20 Westbury Walks. These vary in length, but each one starts and finishes at The Cross, and has a detailed description of the route and points of interest along it. It’s important that these descriptions are kept up-to-date, a major task […]

Westbury Baptisms, Marriages & Burials – full lists

To help those interested in researching local and family history, the Westbury Society page now includes links to downloadable .pdf files covering all the known baptisms, marriages and burials in St Lawrence church and churchyard. For privacy, the publicly available data only goes up to 1920. Should you need post-1920 information, please use the Contact Form […]

Westbury Society programme – 2018/2019

The programme for Thursday evening talks in Westbury Village Hall between September 2018 and April 2019 will be: 20th September 2018   Ladybirds – Brian Pincen 1st November 2018       Westbury WW1, Stories from the Memorial – Sue Caola & Sylvia Healey 29th November 2019    A Village for Bats  – Dave Cottle 24th January 2019       Wassail – Alan […]