again from Westwood with Iford School. We have had a very busy start to the
year since I last wrote to you and there is a lot to look forward to in the
coming weeks. World Book Day was a great success with an array of fantastic
costumes. Each class took their own focus for the day and the children had the
opportunity to experience some super book based learning. With a fabulous book
swap to end the week, everyone took home a new and exciting read for the
community continues to thrive; however, we do have a few spaces available for
children starting in September 2020. I would be delighted to show prospective
parents around, so please contact our school office on 862408.
blogs continue to grow in their content and learning, so please do take time to
have a look and we would love your comments. Head to www.westwoodblogs.net to
learn all about the daily learning taking place and join an international
audience of thousands appreciating our amazing children’s work!
Ian Rockey Head teacher
Article published: 23 Mar 2020
15th Bath (Freshford) Scouts update
We are delighted once again to open our doors to our fabulous Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back and get stuck into the fun, challenging and adventurous activities that our young people love so much.
Our leaders are working hard to plan exciting programmes for the weeks ahead. And we are hopeful that our series of camps planned for this year can be rescheduled for 2021 to provide those scouting experiences that will be remembered for years to come.
As always, our success depends upon volunteers providing an extra pair of hands or offering to teach a new skill. Please do let us know if you can spare some time on Thursday evenings to help us out.
For all membership and volunteering enquiries, please contact:
Beavers - 6 to 8 years - Gary MacQuarrie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cubs 8 to -10.5 years Sam Lascelles: email@example.com
Scouts 10.5 to -14 years Michael Edwardes: firstname.lastname@example.orgArticle published: 18 Sep 2020
The Chairman, on behalf of Westwood Parish Council, expressed grateful thanks to all those individuals at Westwood Stores and elsewhere who had provided valuable and much appreciated support to the community of Westwood Parish, especially the support given to the more vulnerable members of the community. The Council resolved that this sentiment reflectedArticle published: 02 Jun 2020
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Council Tax - FY2020/21.
The Parish Council has
very regrettably had to make a substantial increase in the Parish Precept for
the next Financial Year. This has been as a direct result of significant additional
costs associated with the maintenance of the (old) Nursery School building at
Upper Westwood now that it remains empty until a new tenant/use is found and
additional legal costs associated with this and other matters. Additional
costs, such as, establishing a reserve for the refurbishment of the Play Area
(and equipment) in Westwood Park - much overdue - and increased costs
associated with open space (Playing Field, Westwood Park, Cemetery) maintenance
have conspired to make such an increase necessary. For FY2020/21 the increase
in the Parish precept is £7000 (from £25500 for FY2019/20 to £32,500 for
FY2020/21) and this represents an increase of £14.45 per year for a Band D
Council Tax payer - around £1.20 per month.
Budget Setting meeting in January next year the Parish Council will be looking
to see whether the Parish Precept can be reduced to the more traditional levels
of recent years
Article published: 23 Mar 2020
The Return of BALSAM BE GONE! Report 2019
Be Gone working party had two successful Sunday morning sessions clearing the
banks of the rivers Frome and Avon between The Inn at Freshford and Cross Guns
at Avoncliff. The Woodland Trust's 'Broadleaf' brought in people from
Trowbridge, Bristol and Malmsbury to support the Westwood volunteers. One of
their members came from Freshford on the first session, but sadly we had no one
else from Freshford or Limpley Stoke this year.
that local people will take a look at the problem the Himalayan Balsam is
having on their river banks. It's fun to work together for a couple of
hours on a bio-diversity project so close to home!
We wish to
thank Mr Godwin and The Woodland Trust for allowing us access to the river
banks from their fields. We also wish to thank Flisca for their grant, enabling
us to advertise the project for the second year of our community project and
BoA council for the loan of equipment. Thanks are also due to the No 10 Cafe at
Avoncliff for their refreshments for the volunteers on both days. It was so
welcome and their locally roasted coffee is brilliant! Also, many thanks for
the willing volunteers that worked so hard at each session.
for the return of BBG at the end of June 2020. Sue Field and Kay Crawford
Article published: 29 Jul 2019
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
Freshford and District Art Group
We are a
small group of people, who meet on a Tuesday morning to pursue our own art
projects within a sociable and friendly setting. We are re-locating to the
Parish Room in Westwood as from Tuesday 3rd March and would welcome new
members. There is a small annual subscription.
like to come and join us?
contact Ann on 01225 866861 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
,if you are interested.
Article published: 25 Jan 2020