Number spoofing Scammers can ‘spoof’ the phone number they’re calling from, so the number showing on your Caller ID may not be the number the call is being made from. Recently a Westbury resident received two calls which appeared to be from local 01749 numbers – but they weren’t. So be careful, even if the […]
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Watch out for emails offering rebates or grants towards fuel costs – although many are easy to spot, some scammers will go to the trouble of creating highly realistic emails and text messages. One of a number active at the moment claims to come from Ofgem, but the email address ends in .ro which shows […]
Today’s events have been moved because of high winds: St Lawrence Church Fête Now 2pm in the Village Hall. Stalls, tombola and PTA cream teas. Jubilee Live Music Evening Now 6.30pm onwards in the Westbury Inn. Andy will be serving food but is happy for people to bring their own food if they wish.
Westbury Community Shop is celebrating the Platinum Jubilee with a special window display designed by Charles Wilson.
Cow Parsley The link below takes you to a version of the PEW article with colour photographs instead of black & white. NATURE-NOTES-May-2022.pdf
There’s a reliable report of a dog walker and dog being attacked & stung by a small swarm of bees about 7pm today while walking along the footpath behind Perch Hill Vineyard. This may be an isolated occurrence, but please add a comment to this post if there are any further incidents.
Colour photographs for the article on p23 of June 2021 PEW Common Spotted Orchid Pyramidal Orchid Greater Butterfly Orchid Bee Orchid Plus two bonus photos: Early Purple Orchid White variant of Green-winged Orchid
Colour photographs for the article on p19 of May 2021 PEW Birds-foot Trefoil Pignut Ragged Robin Red Valerian False Oxlip (previously mis-identified as Cowslip) Cowslip (L) and Oxlip (R) for comparison with False Oxlip All images Creative Commons licence
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 […]
Whatever the season, 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 […]