Entries by Mick Fletcher

Strawberry line work party

To help progress the Strawberry Line groups of volunteers have been organising work parties to help maintain existing sections of the route. This not only makes it more pleasant for users and encourages people to take advantage of the path but also demonstrates to the public authorities that there is the enthusiasm and the skill […]

Coronavirus Community Support – Update 03.08.2020

  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/ The main item tonight concerns the village hall.  We are grateful to everyone who took the trouble to complete the short survey we sent out and are giving a brief summary of responses below. […]

Coronavirus Community Support – update 31.07.2020

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/ Another scam to watch out for. We still aim to reduce our updates to once per week but felt it important to alert villagers to another possible scam – this time not online but door-to-door.   […]

Ode to a comet

Ode to a Comet   Neowise lights up the skies North westly, after dark Below The Plough and Ursa M Shine, twinkle, trailing bright. Us moderns with our science eyes Not tuned to myth and legend Observe with interest, no more Just map and count and measure. Ignoring all the Ancients thought And feared when […]

Coronavirus Community Support – Update 27.07.2020

  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/ Re-opening the Village Hall We have received the following message from the Village Hall Management Committee about reopening the hall and would urge everyone to complete the short survey they are conducting in order […]

Coronavirus Community Support – Update 24.07.2020

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/   Beware of scams Although we still plan to reduce our regular updates to once per week our attention has been drawn to a very plausible scam that has been reported to us by two […]

The Strawberry Line – bridge blockage

Plans to develop a section of the Strawberry line through Shepton Mallet have hit a blockage – the Department of Transport which claims to be promoting sustainable transport options is blocking plans for safe access under the A371 by not allowing use of a former railway bridge. This article explains more.

Coronavirus Community Support – Update 20.07.2020

Coronavirus Community Support  –  Update 20.07.2020 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/   So what are the rules now? The government is implementing a phased reduction in the lockdown restrictions so we are reissuing a link to the latest guidance, updated […]

Masks

Masks   To wear or not to wear, that is the question….   Face masks might be quite uncomfy But hospital beds are rather lumpy It might be tricky to speak But you won’t be part of the peak With a mask you cannot eat But death you will not meet Red masks might clash […]

Coronavirus community support Update 13.07.2020

  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/   A message from the Chair of the Parish Council   This week’s letter from the Chair of the Parish Council, Sue Isherwood is here.   More facilities reopen   This week we can […]