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Temporary Road Closure: ttro547197E – Westbury Drove, Westbury

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; and the link for the Notice

The order becomes effective on 09th November 2023 and will remain in
force for eighteen months.

The works are expected to commence on 13th November 2023 and last for 6
hours (09:30-15:30) to enable Openreach to carry out pole recovery work.

The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through
the site is permitted on this occasion.

For any further information about this closure please contact Sunbelt
Rentals on 037000 500 792, quoting reference: ttro547197E.

Please note that should you require to view a closure which is more than
two weeks ahead, you will need to register for free with www.One.Network

With regards,
The Road Closure Team
Email: [2]
Traffic Management, Road Safety and Parking Services
Somerset Council
County Hall
Web: [3]
Travel Somerset – for live travel alerts, roadworks information and
winter weather updates on Twitter @TravelSomerset and online 24/7 at [4]

[1] http://www.One.Network

Somerset Local Bus Petition

Parish Clerks have been asked to publicise a petition calling for Somerset to increase local bus funding.

“Hello all local Parish clerks
If you could circulate the attached petition is would be grately

Your signature on the following bus petition would be greatly

Rosa Kell
Part of

Rosa Kell
Lead on Wells Bus Users Group
tel 07827785677


Public Meeting – Roughmoor Lane Development

A public meeting, to update the village on the latest news from the Church Commissioners agents, Litchfields,  will be held in the village hall on Wednesday 1st March from 6.30 – 7.30.

Click here to see a copy of the poster



Parish Council Newsletter _ February 2023

The February Parish Council newlsetter, including the latest information about housing developments at Roughmoor Lane, can be accessed here






Roughmoor Lane Developments – Update

Litchfields, the agents for the Church Commissioners, have just written to the clerk to the parish council to say that they have still not managed to hold a meeting with the planning department at Mendip.  They have therefore asked to defer any meeting with the parish council until the New Year.  Further updates will be posted as soon as anything further is known.

Message from the Parish Emergency Planning Group


The weather over the weekend and the following two days is expected to become particularly hot.  The Met office have issued a weather warning about the dangers of excessive heat and the NHS has issued guidance on how to cope in hot weather. Older people and those with health conditions are particularly vulnerable to the effects of very hot weather and we are asking everyone to look out for neighbours who might be especially affected.

Could the Eyes and Ears contacts make a point of getting this information to those who cannot access on-line information and let us know if there is anyone who needs particular assistance.   If you need help in doing so, please get in touch.

Mick Fletcher 870531

Ian Metcalf 870262

Sue Reece  870618

December’s Parish Council Newsletter published

The December issue of the Parish Council Newsletter has been published. To read it, click here: Parish Council Newsletter – December 2021

Parish Council Newsletter published

We have revived the Westbury Parish Council newsletter!

For the first issue, for May 2021, click here:  Newsletter

If you don’t currently subscribe to news updates and would like to receive email alerts, you can do so by clicking ‘Subscribe’ on the website Homepage.

Newsletter Editor – Martin West

Parish Council Newsletter


Chair’s update

Feb 23rd 2021


Dear all,


Westbury Parish Council has decided that the need for information about Covid is now neither so regular nor so urgent that they have to publish updates on a weekly basis.  At the same time, it is clear that many people value the general village information that the updates have included and would like to continue to receive it.

From now on therefore, the Parish Council will publish a regular monthly newsletter, including information about the pandemic when needed.  This newsletter will only be posted as a news item on the village website.

We all owe a huge debt of thanks to Mick Fletcher and Sue Reece who have spent many hours sifting through government statements, kept up a steady flow of reliable information and ensured that the community has a number of support networks to    access. Most of these are still  in operation so here is our handy list for you to print out and put on your personal notice boards.

I’m also taking this opportunity to publicise a new statement from the Friends of Westbury Church and the latest guidance from the government on changes to lockdown restrictions.

Over 100 people already receive village news updates directly to their inbox, but if you haven’t yet subscribed, it’s easy and anonymous and you can unsubscribe at any time.


To subscribe, open the village website homepage,


then go to the bottom right of the page. Add your email address in the box and click Subscribe.


You will then start receiving news posts in your email inbox whenever a new one is posted to the website.


If you don’t have internet access, please let me know if you need printed copies of the newsletters.


Keep safe,



Sue Isherwood

Chair Westbury-sub-Mendip Parish Council

01749 870457