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Welcome to Westbury Town Council

Working for a better Westbury

Westbury is in Wiltshire, one of the south-western counties of England, and is bounded by Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Dorset and Somerset. The town of Westbury is a small town that lies not far from its famous White Horse hill-carving at the western extremity of Salisbury Plain.

Westbury Town Council – Annual Town Meeting
Annual Town Report Minutes 27.04.2020 – read the reports here

Westbury Town Council – Climate Emergency Statement Click Here

2019 was the warmest on record – read the report from the Met Office Click Here

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2018-2019

For more information and to see the report Click Here

Latest News

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Westbury Town Council
Westbury Town Council4 days ago
We thought we would end the week by sharing with you our fourth rainbow.

Thank you Anwen, age 9

Wishing you all an enjoyable weekend, stay local and stay safe ☀️ 🌈
Westbury Town Council
Westbury Town Council4 days ago
We have installed a sixth defibrillator in the town.
Westbury Town Council
Westbury Town Council4 days ago
From Wiltshire Police

A public Q&A has launched on the Wiltshire Police website today in response to the Covid19 pandemic.

Chief Constable Kier Pritchard and Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson will be answering questions from members of the public through the website.

Questions could range from the impact of the pandemic on day-to-day policing and how you may notice a difference in your neighbourhood, to how Wiltshire Police has been working as a responsible employer to protect our officers and staff during such difficult times.

Chief Constable Pritchard said: “This is a great opportunity for local residents to ask anything that may be on their mind in relation to the global pandemic and how this has affected policing here in Wiltshire.

“I know these have been unprecedented times and no doubt many people will have questions they’d like the answers to. Myself and the commissioner felt this would be a great way to interact with the public and at the same time, answer some of the most burning issues.”

Mr Macpherson added: “If you have questions, I’d encourage you to use this opportunity to get involved – we are looking forward to engaging with our communities as best as we can over the coming days.”

If you have questions for those leading the Force then please go to our website to fill in our online form.

A selection of the questions, along with the answers from the Chief and the PCC, will be published via a public video on our website and social media in due course.

If your question isn’t covered in this video, then you will receive a response privately.

The Q&A will remain open until 9am on Monday morning (1 June).
Westbury Town Council
Westbury Town Council4 days ago
Public urged to take extra care as temperatures soar

An important message from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue

A forest fire in Dorset has now been declared a major incident – highlighting the importance for people to take extra care during the hot weather spell the country is likely to see over the coming days.

The Wareham Forest fire – which started (18th May) – covers more than 180 hectares, with a fire front over three kilometres long.

The National Fire Chiefs Council is urging the public to be vigilant in the coming days if taking daily exercise in areas of woodland, heath or forestry; especially at a time when fire services are already under pressures due to their response to COVID-19.

At the height of the response, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) had 25 fire appliances in attendance, additional 4×4 vehicles and around 150 firefighters at the scene. In addition, specialist high volume pumps (to draw water from a river), a high volume pump tactical adviser and three wildfire tactical advisers are also in attendance. Some of these are being provided by NFCC’s National Resilience function, which means the right support can be mobilised from across the country to assist with a wide range of incidents, including wildfires.

Roy Wilsher, Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council, commented: “These large-scale fires are a stark reminder as to just how quickly these types of fires take hold. By their very nature, this type of fire is resource intensive. While we do not know the cause of this fire yet, it is vital the public are listening to the advice of their fire and rescue service; avoid barbecues in these areas, to take all rubbish home with them and to act responsibly. People also need to ensure they are following current government advice on COVID in relation to movement and social distancing.
“The summer of 2018 saw the highest number of grass fires in recent history and we have also seen the season for wildfires change, with them starting much earlier in the year. We’ve had plenty of warm, dry weather so far this year and so we are also urging landowners not to carry out controlled burns due to the unprecedented pressure fire services are under due to the COVID-19 response.”

DWFRS Chief Fire Officer, Ben Ansell said: “Due to the tremendous efforts and hard work of my firefighters and those from neighbouring services over the last 24 hours, we believe the fire in Wareham Forest is now under control. Not only do large incidents like this do untold damage to wildlife and the environment, they are also a large drain on resources during a particularly difficult time. Although we do not yet know how this fire started, I would urge people across the country to listen to the advice of their fire and rescue service when visiting areas of natural beauty during the Coronavirus pandemic.”

NFCC’s National Resilience function is on standby to provide further assistance if the situation changes and additional resources are required. Surrounding FRSs are helping cover business as usual calls.

Other teams at the scene include the Forestry Commission, which is providing specialist equipment and knowledge and Natural England which is assisting and advising on measures to protect flora and fauna. National Grid is also at the incident as the fire was very close to – and beneath 400kV electrical power lines.

The response to the Wareham Forest fire has included the isolation of high voltage power lines to protect infrastructure and firefighters have been creating fire breaks to reduce the fire spread. Nearby major roads have also been closed. It is likely the incident will continue for another several days. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation
Westbury Town Council
Westbury Town Council4 days ago
Street Markets will be back from Monday 1st June – please follow social distancing measures and the on-site signage.
Westbury Town Council
Westbury Town Council5 days ago
Thank you to the NHS staff, carers and key workers providing vital care and support across the country.
8pm tonight 👏👏👏
#ClapforNHS #ClapForOurCarers #ClapForKeyWorkers

Twitter

23 hours ago
If you feel isolated and want to talk, or maybe have some questions about services that are available to you. Just give the Neighbourhood Team a Call. The number has been running since March, and will carry on for as long as YOU need it. https://t.co/WNQf8djq13
5 days ago
Good morning Westbury,
If you feel isolated and want to talk, or maybe have some questions about services that are available to you. Just give the Neighbourhood Team a Call. The number has been running since March, and will carry on for as long as YOU need it. https://t.co/AqS1VqntGi
7 days ago
Wiltshire Police has launched a #SlowDownSaveLives road safety campaign to remind road users in the county to drive safely.

Wiltshire Police to support national speed operation https://t.co/ktKRzSJkfY
2 weeks ago
Good morning Westbury,

Household Recycling Centre Update

Wiltshire’s household recycling centres (HRCs), bar Stanton St Quintin have reopened this week.

There will be high demand in this opening phase, so please check the FAQs on the @wiltscouncil website before. https://t.co/NnkmBqrf8g
2 weeks ago
Yesterday marked the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. It is vital that we continue to raise awareness of such an important issue and ensure young people have access to the support they need.

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2020 https://t.co/ROFGed6jb1

Upcoming Events

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Jun 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
All council meetings are open to the public and press. Members of the public are invited to address the Council at this meeting at 3pm. You are asked to register at least 24 hours before the start of the meeting by emailing info@westburytowncouncil.gov.uk We will also accept written questions by email up to 11am on the day of the meeting. Any members of the press and public can follow this meeting by using this link: the link will be made available in advance of the meeting PUBLIC FORUM: commencing 3pm (not to exceed 30 minutes). Members of the public are welcome[...]
Jun 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
All council meetings are open to the public and press. Members of the public are invited to address the Council at this meeting at 10.30am. You are asked to register at least 24 hours before the start of the meeting by emailing info@westburytowncouncil.gov.uk Any members of the press and public can follow this meeting by using this link: the link will be made available in advance of the meeting PUBLIC FORUM: commencing 10.30am (not to exceed 30 minutes). Members of the public are welcome to make representations, ask questions and give evidence at a meeting which they are entitled to attend[...]
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Leighton Recreational Centre
Wednesdays: 1-2pm Starting: 22nd January 2020 Walking Netball is a slower version of the traditional game designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment. Walking Netball is suitable for adults of any ability, doesn’t matter if you have played netball before, haven’t played since school or want to try something new!

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  • Westbury Town Council
    The Laverton
    Bratton Road
    Westbury
    Wiltshire BA13 3EN

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