Westbury Pub welcomes new Landlord

Popped into the pub last night to welcome the new landlord Andy Jones. Speaking to Andy’s father, there are lots of plans in the making from a new kitchen to additional seating and tables and maybe a B&B rooms. Apparently the first action will the departure of the one arm bandit!

On Saturday night I understand Andy is hosting a buffet to welcome everyone and share some plans and hear what we would like to have. Must admit I would love to have a leisurely Sunday morning breakfast with the Sunday papers at the Westbury, with hopefully some good company.

Ros Wyke

Westbury, Let’s Blog

Claire Sully will be running a ‘Let’s Blog’ workshop in the Community Shop at 2:00 pm on Friday the 16th of June. The workshop will last about an hour and a half.

The workshop will show you how to blog on the Parish Council’s new website, and will inspire you to start blogging.

The workshop is now full, but if you are interested in future workshops please contact Mark Smith on 01749 871076 or clerk@westburysubmendip-pc.gov.uk

If you have a laptop or tablet, do bring it with you, and the Community Shop is kindly allowing the use of its wireless broadband.

Claire is the MD of Tickbox Marketing, who created the new website, and has extensive Blogging experience herself, so will have invaluable tips and inspiration to pass on.

Let’s Blog Workshop Notes

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


Restoration project underway for Mendip’s Ponds

Trevor Beebee will give a talk on the restoration of Dew Ponds and Cart Ponds between Cheddar and Westbury. He will explain the plans to link ponds to provide a better habitat for our amphibians as they emerge from hibernation in the spring. The talk is in Westbury Sub Mendip village hall on Thursday 16 March at 7:30 pm, hoisted by the Westbury Society.