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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.

Due to the current coronavirus situation the town council is constantly reviewing its approach to forthcoming meetings.
Please check our Events Calendar for council meetings that are taking place and take a look at our dedicated  Coronavirus Webpage for the latest information.

Northacre Renewable Energy – Westbury Town Council has received the
 letter and  press release from Northacre Renewable Energy confirming that a planning application has been submitted to Wiltshire Council. Planning Application Number: 20/06775/WCM

You can read the letter from Dr Andrew Murrison, in response to Northacre Renewable Energies plans for the site in Westbury
 here

Westbury Neighbourhood Plan – would you like to join the Design, Development and Housing Group?
 The full details can be found on the poster

Planning Application – Bitham Park 17/01643/REM and 14/09262/OUT – A Change in Construction Hours – 
 the full information notice can be found here

Cycling and Pathways – we would like to hear your thoughts and ideas to help make our roads better for pedestrians and cyclists
Wiltshire Council have confirmed that some of our issues have already been raised and the rest have been added to a list of sites for assessment. The Department of Transport have been very clear that projects should be deliverable in the short term and should not involve acquisition of land.
 More information and ideas from the public, staff and councillors

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

Latest News

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Westbury Town Council
Westbury Town Council1 day ago
Wiltshire Council receives planning application from Northacre Renewable Energy Limited
Westbury Town Council
Westbury Town Council1 day ago
Following the success of our last litter pick, we are planning the next one - Saturday 22nd August 2020, meeting in the Market Place at 10am.

It would be great to see you! 🙂
Westbury Town Council
Westbury Town Council3 days ago
Westbury Police - Can you help?
Westbury Town Council
Westbury Town Council6 days ago
The Men's Group held a recent get together in their third new Garden as they tour around Westbury!

They used the Town Council's free BBQ and were joined by Tinka the dog and 15 hungry guys. The town council also kindly provided the food.

The BBQ is available for FREE hire anytime for people in Westbury. Find out more by emailing info@westburytowncouncil.gov.uk

The Men’s Group meet every Monday evening at 7pm – the group is for anyone who just fancies a chat, an informal space to talk or listen – there is no pressure. Join their Facebook Group Westbury Men's Group for more details.
Westbury Town Council
Westbury Town Council6 days ago
From Wiltshire Police – Summer Demand: Tackling Anti-Social Behaviours as Summer Spikes Continue

Wiltshire Police are making a concerted effort to address anti-social behaviour as we continue to see summer spikes.

As part of the Summer Demand campaign, which aims to help reduce the demand on our local policing teams, we are putting a strong focus on anti-social behaviour (ASB).

Typically, ASB volumes across Wiltshire are higher in the summer months compared to the winter. In the month of June 2020, Wiltshire recorded 1,589 total incidents of ASB. This was an additional 503 incidents (+40%) compared to January of this year.

ASB incidents can range from fly-tipping to animal nuisance and street drinking, which is reflective of the reports we have received.

The number of ASB incidents have increased within the lockdown and restrictive period (March-June 2020) however these volumes have remained within our expected, seasonal levels and is in line with incidents recorded in the same period last year (1,589 June, 2020 compared to 1,585 June, 2019). As lockdown measures begin to ease we anticipate that our ASB volumes will increase, however currently volumes are considered normal.

This summer we are concentrating efforts on educating the public on what is and isn't ASB and how best to report it, with an emphasis on how to report certain incidents to your local authority.

Already this week, Community Policing Teams (CPTs) around the county have been out taking part in skate park clean ups, with officers in Amesbury joining up with Buzz Action, Amesbury Town Council and Wessex Circus to help improve their community.

While in Chippenham, the CPT are tackling anti-social driving at Bath Road car park and have secured additional funding with Wiltshire Council and Chippenham Town Council through the area board for put CCTV.

Community Policing Team Wiltshire Hub Superintendent Dave Minty said: "The summer is always a busy time for us and any way we can help educate the public to reduce that demand has to be a positive step in the right direction.

"There is a real community focus approach to this as anti-social behaviour can be distressing, ruin people's lives and be disruptive to the wider community, particularly at this time when we find ourselves easing out of lockdown.

"It's important to recognise what should and shouldn't be reported to the police and how your local authority can help as we work together to combat this problem ASB continues to be an issue that requires a partnership approach to successfully tackle."

Wiltshire and Swindon Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson added: "There is some fantastic work going on in our CPTs to tackle anti-social behaviour in our communities.

"This is highlighted by some really good examples of partnership working to get to the root of the problem.

"Those intent on causing misery and disruption to the community will not be tolerated, and I know that the local authorities will have the full support of the police in clamping down on this behaviour.

"This campaign will help signpost people to the relevant agencies and organisations so that Wiltshire Police, officers, staff and volunteers can best serve them as a community and make them feel safe."

Do you know when to report ASB? ASB is a range of behaviours that can cause nuisance and annoyance or harm and distress to a person. It is a wide range of unacceptable activity.

Here is a useful list of examples of what is and isn't ASB.

This can be ASB...

- Noise - including loud music, banging, DIY at unsocial hours, loud parties, frequent visitors at unsocial hours, which can reported to your local authority.

- Shouting, swearing and fighting

- Intimidation through threats or actual violence

- Harassment

- Verbal abuse

- Abusive behaviour aimed at causing distress or fear to certain people, for example, elderly or disabled people

- Driving in an inconsiderate or careless way, for example, drivers congregating in an area for racing/car cruising

- Dumping rubbish

- Animal nuisance, including dog fouling, dogs barking

- Vandalism, property damage and graffiti

- Anti-social drinking

- Arson

This isn't ASB...

- Parking (including badly parked vehicles)

- Children playing

- Neighbours doing DIY (at reasonable times of the day)

- Groups of people in the street or in parks, unless they are being rowdy, abusive, causing damage or committing other crimes

- Noise caused by everyday living

- Religious or cultural practice

- A one-off party

- General living noise

There is a fine line between ASB and neighbour disputes which can often begin over relatively minor inconveniences such as parking. However, if they persist, they can potentially become anti-social behaviour.

If you would like to report ASB, then you can contact your local authority, your social housing landlord or call the police on 101. Always call 999 in an emergency of if a crime is in progress.

You can join in the conversation using #SummerDemand on Facebook and Twitter.
Westbury Town Council
Westbury Town Council6 days ago
From Wiltshire Police – Campaign Launched to Reduce Additional Policing Demands During Summer

This week, we’re launching a campaign to help reduce the demand on our local policing teams as we enter the busy summer period.

The Summer Demand campaign aims to continue the conversation with our communities about how they can best help us over the summer months.

The campaign will run through August and September and will focus on a number of issues including anti-social behaviour, public order and violence against the person, hate crime and sexual assault.

Community Policing Team Wiltshire Hub Superintendent David Minty said: “Traditionally over the summer months we see an increase in particular crime types as the weather gets warmer and people spend more time socialising with others.

“The lifting of lockdown restrictions have already heightened some of the demands we see, particularly those related to public order and violence against the person.

“We want to work with the public and our partners to not only reduce this demand on the police, but to prevent crimes from happening in the first place.

“We will be using the campaign as an opportunity to signpost people to the relevant agencies and organisations, as well as highlighting some of the issues that take up most of our time.

“We want to ensure the public understand how they can help us reduce this demand and when they should call us on 101 or 999, and when they should be contacting our partner agencies.”

Community Policing Team Swindon Hub Superintendent Adrian Burt added: “As part of the campaign, we’ll be telling the public more about their community policing teams and the demands they are facing on a daily basis, as well as ways the public can help them.

“For example, during the school summer holidays, we often see an increase in anti-social behaviour so we will be engaging with the local authorities and parents to try and reduce calls of this nature into our control room.

“It is vital that we continue to provide an excellent service to the public but we need their help, as well as the help of partner agencies, to try and assist with the ever increasing demands placed on us.

“Public safety is our main priority and we hope that this campaign not only gives an insight into the demands on modern day policing in the warmer months, but also helps to better inform our communities about staying safe this summer, and effectively reporting issues in their communities.”

You can join in the conversation using #SummerDemand on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information on your local policing team, visit https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/YourArea

For further information about crime reporting, visit www.wiltshire.police.uk

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12 hours ago
Wiltshire Council receives planning application from Northacre Renewable Energy Limited https://t.co/rypjwDHXWt
1 day ago
Following the success of our last litter pick, we are planning the next one - Saturday 22nd August 2020, meeting in the Market Place at 10am.

It would be great to see you! https://t.co/CjQhqzRYJO
6 days ago
Message from Westbury Police
We are alerting car owners in Warminster to ensure their vehicles and keys safe from potential thieves.

Any queries please call 101, quoting crime reference number 54200077668. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. https://t.co/s7Vxi6iPLX
1 week ago
Renew your garden waste collections - the deadline is Friday 14th August.
More on renewing 👉🏻 https://t.co/xdKfFrixFC https://t.co/u2h2yMNO6a
2 weeks ago
Neighbourhood Watch have partnered with the Home Office to create a Safety in Neighbours Burglary Campaign.

Help us lock down on burglaries this summer As lockdown eases in the UK, we’re expecting a rise in burglaries.

https://t.co/8fiOKhzZlY https://t.co/Y7tcdhzbBm
2 weeks ago
Information from Wiltshire Council regarding the reopening of some libraries.

Get all the details, including opening hours and FAQs, here 👉🏻 https://t.co/fXLznD7LtP https://t.co/d8VVRdqQQ9

Upcoming Events

Please see all our upcoming events here

Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Agenda – Highways, Planning and Development Meeting, Monday 17th August 2020, 7pm All council meetings are open to the public and press. Members of the public are invited to address the Council at this meeting at 7pm. 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 3pm on the day of the meeting. Any members of the press and public can follow this meeting by using this link: Highways, Planning and Development Meeting Link, Monday 17th August 2020, 7pm PUBLIC FORUM: commencing[...]
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Men’s Group restarted on Monday 15th June 2020, 7pm The group are meeting online and in person when possible, while ensuring social distancing. What doesn’t change is the day, Monday and the time, 7pm. For more information visit their Facebook Group @WestburyMen’sGroup ——— Westbury Town Council launched its first Men’s Group, highlighting the fact that mental wellbeing is a yearlong focus. The group will run every Monday at 7pm, usual in the Laverton’s Abraham room. Wiltshire’s higher than national average suicide rate is one motivation for the group, not least because 75% of all suicides are male. It’s also true[...]
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
In accordance with Government guidelines social distancing measures will be in place. Come lend a hand and help make Westbury a cleaner, safer and tidier place for all to enjoy. We’ll bring – rubbish bags, litter pickers, hi-vis waistcoats You bring – gloves if you would like to wear the them, any equipment you have and people power Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing. This litter pick will focus on areas around the Town Centre. Meet us in the Market Place at 10am.

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