Parish Council Grants for 2017

Community groups and organisations may apply every year for planned grants from the Parish Council. Full details are provided on the Grant Application Form, which can be downloaded here GrantsAwardingPolicy_WSM

The application Form is also available from the Clerk, email:

Grant Applications for the financial year 2017/18 will be considered at the Parish Council meeting on 27th September 2017.

Please return applications by 20th September.



New Big Screen autumn season

The Big Screen flyer can be read here:

Westbury 1838 Tithe Roll

For those interested in local history, we have a facsimile of the 1838 Tithe Roll for Westbury.

If you’d like to see it, contact us via the form on the Westbury Society page

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

An excellent evening, with The Handlebards eliciting gales of laughter from a large crowd. Many thanks to Westbury Footlights for organising and supporting this fun event.

Oh yes, we mustn’t forget to mention the Westbury residents who joined the cast…..

Website Workshop – 2pm Friday 11 August, Community Shop

Come to a Website Workshop at 2:00 pm on Friday 11th August, in the Community Shop back room.

There will be a demo on how to :

  • Create website Calendar entries for your village events
  • Create a Web Page for your village group or organization
  • Create a News Item about an upcoming Event, or reviewing an Event just past

Followed by help to get you doing the above.

Free, but please book a place with Mark Smith

Email –

tel  –   01749 871076

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Have you ever considered becoming a Parish Councillor? The role would suit anyone who cares about the wellbeing and future of our village community.

There are normally ten meetings every year, on Wednesday evenings, with agendas and reports sent to you beforehand for consideration.

Training is available from the Somerset Association of Local Councils for those who want it.

The formal election notice is here –

Casual Vacancy Notice

and the process is set by statute. There is a period of fourteen days in which electors can write to the Returning Officer at Mendip District Council requesting a poll. If ten or more electors do not request a poll, then the Parish Council will co-opt a Councillor. If you are interested in being co-opted you can express an interest immediately to any Councillor, or the Clerk by email at

If you just want more information, or to discuss the role further, please get in touch!

Something for July

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Westbury Archaeology – progress?

The dig at Court House Farm continues to throw up questions. We have strong evidence showing that the building we’re excavating was built for the Bishop of Bath and Wells sometime between 1100 and 1150, and that it is most likely to be a “first floor hall house”. (Imagine an earlier version of the Abbot’s […]

Westbury Trivia #1

Whose shoes are these?

The answer might surprise you…

Westbury-sub-Mendip census returns for 1851, 1861 & 1871

The Westbury Society has hard copies of the complete census lists for 1851, 1861 & 1871.

If you’re interested in local history, or just want to find out who lived in your house back then, email us using the form at the bottom of the Westbury Society page to arrange to look at them.

As you can see from the photo of a sample page, they’re not that easy to decipher, but they are very rich in detail.

WsM 1851 census sample page