Feb 23 2019
Parish Council MinutesThe approved minutes of the January Parish Council meeting and the Draft Minutes of the February 2019 meeting of Westwood Parish Council have been published on the Parish Council webpage.
Financial Information 2017-2018
Westwood Parish Council's Accounts are published on the Parish Council page as a downloadable PDF file
The Parish of Westwood
The parish of Westwood lies at the
western extremity of Wiltshire, a mile to the south-west of
Bradford-on-Avon, and stretches about 2.5 km from west to east and 1.5 km
from north to south. It occupies an angle formed by the northward-flowing
River Frome and the westward-flowing Bristol Avon; these rivers form its
southern and northern boundaries, respectively. It includes five smaller
settlements, Lower Westwood near the centre, Upper Westwood and Avoncliff
to the north, Lye Green to the north-east, and the hamlet of Iford (which
straddles the county boundary with Somerset) to the south-west. Since the
Second World War, new housing development has created a 'Middle Westwood'
in the fields between Upper and Lower Westwood. On the south-west and
west, the parish adjoins Somerset and Avon.
The derivation of the place name is easy to guess, reflecting the former thick cover of woodland and
its position as the 'western wood' of the Saxon royal estate of Bradford. The name has changed little
over the centuries; it was 'Westwuda' in A.D. 987. Avoncliff (called 'Ancliff' in earlier times), as might be expected,
stands on a limestone outcrop on a steep hillside above the Avon valley.
Westwood is situated on the limestone plateau, and the clay soils were
used for arable cultivation until the nineteenth century, since when
pastoral farming, and particularly dairying, have predominated. To
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Westwood Football Club - update.
The start of November saw our lads record a couple of good wins against Bath teams which has pushed them into a mid table position and manager Duncan Frew puts it down to players returning from injury to strengthen the squad and hopefully continue to pick up more points.
(Please note that the news item in the recent Westwood Update Dec/Jan Edtion was a reprint of an earlier article. My appologies Editor Geoff Edwards)
Westwood's Footbal update is to be found from the link on the Community page.
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