Nov 21 2019
The October minutes have been approved and Draft November Minutes published on the Parish Council webpage.
Financial Information 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
continue reading visit:
Wiltshire Council Community pages
and select Comprehensive View.
Westwood Annual Parish Meeting
Wednesday May 8th at 7.30 in the Parish Room.
Doors open at 7pm. Refreshments available
All villagers from Westwood, Iford and Avoncliff are invited to attend the Annual Parish Meeting to exchange views and any concerns about things happening in the parish.
There will be a report on the work of your Parish Council during the year, information on the Neighbourhood Plan and a representative from the Woodland Trust speaking about their plans for Avoncliff Wood.
Unsolicited telephone (cold) calls and mail
Unsolicited (cold) calls and mail
Unsolicited (cold) calls and mail are not only a nuisance, but can also lead to pressured sales and sub-standard goods being sold at premium prices. To avoid unsolicited sales calls and mail in the future you should remove your personal details from any sales lists. This can be done by: Registering with the Telephone Preference Service. This is a free service. For more information
Registering with the Mailing Preference Service.
This is a free service. Registration can be made on line MPS
Electoral registers are updated each Autumn and are lists of all the names and
addresses of everyone who is eligible to vote. There are two editions of the
registers; a full register which is used for elections, preventing and detecting
crime and checking applications for loan or credit and the edited register which
is publically available for marketing and any other commercial activities. When
renewal notices arrive, consider only registering for the full register by
opting out of the edited register. Further information
Please note that material is posted to this website within hours if not
minutes of it being received
Collected Minutes Update
Westwood Parish Council Collected Minutes UpdateI have added the combined minutes for 2018 to the website as a PDF file. The PDF is quite large averaging about 3Mb for each month. The link to the downloads is on the Parish Council webpage.
Westwood Update Oct/Nov 2019
The news from the current version of Westwood Update No 142 has been added to the website. News items are published in the appropriate categories. Please do not overlook the links to other pages on the Community webpage in the left hand column.
I have published the deadline dates for copy for the 2019 Westwood Updates on the Community page - in the the right hand column.
Geoff Edwards Editor
Contact local police
For all non emergency calls to the police phone 101.
The telephone company will determine where the call is being made from and direct the caller to the local police for that area. For further information visit: Police UK
This works anywhere in the UK. If you are phoning outside of Wiltshire to report to your local police call 2012 your call will be redirected by the operator to your local police.
Local travel news
The link below is to a Wiltshire Times webpage which has a map
centred on Trowbridge but extends to Bath, Chippenham, Frome,
Shepton Mallet and Warminster. There is a list of Latest Incidents.