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Parish Council Newsletter published

We have revived the Westbury Parish Council newsletter!

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

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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.

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Keep safe,



Sue Isherwood

Chair Westbury-sub-Mendip Parish Council

01749 870457

Parish Clerk – Job Advertisement

Job Opportunity

Clerk and RFO to the Parish Council (part time)

A vacancy has arisen for the position of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to the Parish Council. A very busy and varied role, as the Proper Officer for the Parish Council you will be an integral part of local government, helping to maintain the democratic process and improve the quality of life for local residents. It is a great way to get to know and support the local community.

The post is for seven hours per week, at an hourly rate dependant on qualifications and experience based on the latest NALC pay scale LC1 points 5 – 12, currently between £9.77 and £11.22 per hour. The post commences on 1st May 2020.

Job details and an application form can be found on the Parish Council website or by emailing the Parish Clerk. Informal enquiries to the Clerk or any of the Councillors prior to application is both encouraged and welcome.

Please return your application form by 5 p.m. on Tuesday 14th April 2020.

Parish Clerk:

Tel: 01749 870809


Sue Isherwood (Chair)

Ros Wyke (Deputy Chair)

Sue Reece

Jo Tucker

Peter Bright

Guy Timson


Clerk Job Application Pack 2020

Recruitment of Parish Clerk

Details for the recruitment of a Parish Clerk are available on this website under Parish Council > Meet the Councillors, Staff and Volunteers.


Petition Nears 200 to make Westbury Inn a Community Asset

As of 14 March the Petition to make Westbury Inn an ‘Asset of Community Value’ stood at 179 signatures. If the Parish Council can persuade Mendip District Council to accept the Petition’s objective it would ensure that the Pub could not be closed without the community being given six months to mount a purchase offer. If you haven’t signed yet, the petition is still open with copies at both the Pub and the Village Shop, and on the Parish Council’s Facebook Page