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We are delighted to inform the community that we will be broadcasting LIVE online every Friday at 2.30pm during term time from Westwood with Iford Primary School.
Westwood Radio is a radio station for the community and beyond, organised and run by the children of your local school. Each member of our broadcasting team is responsible for their own research, script writing and broadcasting for each show and we would very much welcome members of our local community to take part! If you have an interesting story, news item or run a local community group that you would like to let people know about, please email us on email@example.com and we will be in touch.
You can listen live to us every Friday using our online player at http://radio.westwoodwithiford.org The link will take you to the School website select Blogs & Radio from the menu.
Email or text us to interact with the show as it happens on 078600 17404. We always read our correspondence. Happy listening! Article published: 19 Oct 2016
Coaches health ImprovementArticle published: 06 Oct 2020
“How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!”
Holy Communion is now celebrated once again every Sunday at 11.15am.
There will be some organ music, but no singing and strict guidelines and social-distancing will be followed.
And St Mary’s will also be open every Wednesday from 10am-12noon.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Please wear a face-covering for the safety of us all on both occasions.
Please contact Joanna, the Rector, in the first instance for the Guidelines for Worship and any further support we can offer in these challenging times on: 01225 864444 or Joanna.firstname.lastname@example.org and/or see our website at www.htboa.org. Article published: 14 Sep 2020
We asked for BALSAM to BE GONE and it was done!
BALSAM BE GONE thanks our local communities for the help given on three Sundays in June to control the destructive Himalayan Balsam on the banks of the rivers Avon and Frome.
Himalayan Balsam is a pernicious alien plant that has invaded the paths and banks of our local rivers. We found it was particularly prevalent where the ground had been disturbed laying the new path between Tess’ gate and Westwood, and around willow trees on the banks of both rivers. However, the heroic effort of the Balsam Begonners has put paid to its spread, and one person in particular (you know who you are!) went beyond the call of duty, turning up on all three Sundays and suffering stings from nettles and bees in their fearless quest to destroy the weed. We extend a special thanks to this intrepid Begonner, and to everyone else for their help and support. BUT … a few plants may have escaped; so when you’re walking along the banks of the rivers please continue to pull them out!
Thanks to FLiSCA, FLEWG, The Inn at Freshford and The Cross Guns for their support.
Article published: 29 Jul 2018
The original article was published in 2015. I have not had an update and suspect that contact details are not up to date. For the time being I have included a link which is up to date.
WCC websiteArticle published: 23 Aug 2017
A defibrillator is now located at Westwood Social
Club BA15 2AP 01225 862 187 and
also at the car park in Avoncliff.
Article published: 27 Mar 2017
Be tick aware
Ticks can transmit bacteria
that cause diseases such as Lyme disease which can lead to very serious
conditions if left untreated. General information about ticks and tick
bite prevention: Be tick aware (pdf)
Article published: 22 May 2020
Bradford on Avon and District Link (including Westwood)
Do you have a problem getting to a hospital or doctor’s appointment, shopping or just visiting a friend or lunch club? Link is a Good Neighbour Volunteer Service that aims to support those who need a little help to maintain their independence and quality of life. We have a team of volunteer drivers who will take you where you need to go and will wait for you until you’re ready to come home. We don’t charge for our time, but rely on clients’ donations to cover our drivers’ costs. If you need our help please ring LINK on 07957 367124. We look forward to hearing from you.Article published: 22 Nov 2016
Westwood Update copy deadlines 2020 Please note that the Westwood Update is published bimonthly, every other month. (yes I know that this could mean twice a month, hence the "every other". It would be easier if it was every month! Copy needs to be submitted the month before the issue. Deadlines for receipt of copy for 2020 are listed below:
1. Feb/mar Mon 13th January
2. Apr/May Mon 9th March
3. Jun/Jul Mon 11th May
4. Aug.Sep Mon13th July
5. Oct/Nov Mon 14th Sept
6. Dec/Jan 2018-19 Mon 9th Nov
Please note that if you do not have any news to report to contact me and that all contributions will be acknowledged. If you do not receive an acknowledgement I have not received your copy - please send it again.
Thank you Geoff Edwards Editor Westwood Update and website
Article published: 17 Mar 2016
Article published: 05 Jul 2014