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Andrew Pyne – Westbury Hang Gliders

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Welcome to Westbury Town Council

Working for a better Westbury

A former Victorian mill town, Westbury in Wiltshire has a more interesting and significant history than you might imagine. Situated on the western edge of Wiltshire, its most famous landmark is the impressive Westbury White Horse carved into the chalk which is visible for miles around.

Many of the town’s oldest buildings can be seen in the conservation area around the Market Place – a charming old square which leads through to the churchyard with the 14th century Grade 1 listed All Saints Church and then on to Church Street to find one of the oldest operational swimming baths in the country.

Westbury is exceptionally well-positioned for all UK major road and railway connections with the mainline railway station offering links to London, Wales and the whole of the South West of England.

The variety of surrounding countryside makes Westbury a delight for both the walker and cyclist and with places to shop, eat and visit, Westbury has a certain charm that makes it attractive to residents and visitors alike.

Westbury is bounded by Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Dorset and Somerset.

Updated 4th June 2021 – Local MP Invites Covid Heroes Nominations – 
find out more and how to nominate here.

Updated 18th May 2021 – Annual Town Council Meeting – Monday 17th May 2021
Dear Residents, Unfortunately the live stream of the town council meeting that took place on Monday 17th May 2021, was not available for the public to see and hear. This was caused by a failure to make the meeting live. We sincerely apologise for this error and assure you this will not happen in the future. In the meantime, we will prioritise the minutes and have these available on the website for your information as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We did have several members of the public join us and it was lovely to see familiar faces inside The Laverton again.
Westbury Town Council.

Updated 4th May 2021 – Universal Credit Guide
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Updated 11th March 2021 – Neighbourhood Plan – Local Heritage Assets Survey
What buildings or features do YOU think are an important part of Westbury’s local heritage?
Find out more and make your nomination here.

Updated 26th February 2021 – Northacre Renewable Energy Ltd – Environmental Permit Application
Environmental Agency – Briefing Notes: Northacre Renewable Energy Ltd: Briefing 6/ Briefing 7/ Briefing 8/Briefing 9/Briefing 10
Northacre Renewable Energy Ltd letter can be read here / Information about how to view paper copies of the application and how to book at time slot can be read here
Update from the Environment Agency – the consultation has been extended until 21st February 2021. A statement from Westbury Town Council can be read here

Updated 18th February 2021 – Northacre Renewable Energy Ltd – Environmental Permit Application

Westbury Town Council – response to planning application 20/06775/WCM (21.09.2020) can be read here
Westbury Town Council – response to Environment Agency permit application (17.02.2021) can be read here

Updated 29th January 2021 –  Covid-19 Vaccination Site – Shaunaks Pharmacy – find out more and how to book here

Updated 29th January 2021 – Westbury Town Council receives funding from Wessex Water – find out more about the grant awarded.

Updated 2nd November 2020 – Northacre Renewable Energy Ltd
Westbury Town Council was contacted by Wiltshire Council on Monday 2nd November 2020, to confirm that all representations relating to planning application 20/06775/WCM – Amended energy from waste facility at the Northacre Energy Waste Facility have now been uploaded to the planning portal.
You can view the plans, documents and comments here.

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

Winter Advice
Helpful information and tips when  clearing snow.
Being prepared for power cuts.

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

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Westbury Town Council
Westbury Town Council2 days ago
Information from Wiltshire Police

Magnet fishing is an increasingly popular hobby in the UK, but it is not without its dangers nor legal obligations. It could be that you are unwittingly breaking the law by magnet fishing.

Fuelled by many videos on social media, the hobby appeals to people of all ages, who use a strong magnet to hunt for metal objects submerged in canals and rivers. They are recovering everything from scrap metal and jewellery to firearms and hand grenades.

The danger comes when finding old ordinance, such as hand grenades: mortars or other unexploded devices. Depending on how long they have been submerged they can be highly unstable and may explode when disturbed or by handling when out of the water.

In the past year both Trowbridge and Salisbury had streets closed following the discovery of a large artillery shell and WWII hand grenade, resulting in the closure of roads until they could be safely dealt with by the bomb squad.

Although there are no specific laws against magnet fishing you could be committing offences under the Theft Act if you fail to seek permission from the landowner.

Everywhere and every time you use the magnet to fish you will require permission of the owner of the land you enter to access a river or canal. These waterways may also be under the control of another authority such as the Canals and River Trust, who prohibit any magnet fishing in the canals of England.

You need to get clear written permission and carry that with you so you can produce it when asked to do so.

Should you locate items that could be considered as Treasure under the Treasure Act 1996, you have a legal obligation to report items to the local Coroner within 14 days of making such a find.
Remember to: -

• Get written permission,
• Stay Safe,
• Report any items that could be treasure.

There is a more information about treasure on the Portable Antiquities web site at www.finds.org.uk. It is most important to acquaint yourself with this legislation.

If you believe you are witnessing illegal magnet fishing in progress dial 999, Call 101 to report an incident after it has happened.
Westbury Town Council
Westbury Town Council4 days ago
Could you represent your town as a councillor?

More information and an application form can be found here: http://bitly.ws/e6Cc
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Westbury Town Council4 days ago
☀️ Summer Market - TODAY!
🌞 Wednesday 9th June 2021️
🌞 Westbury High Street - 8am-2pm
😁 We hope to see you there!

The Summer Markets will be held every Wednesday for six weeks.

😁🧀🍏🍓🥕🥦🥖🍞☀️
Westbury Town Council
Westbury Town Council
Westbury Town Council5 days ago
From Wiltshire Policy – art competition encourages children to educate others about learning disabilities

Children are encouraged to get creative while educating themselves and others about learning disabilities as part of an art competition being run by local Community Policing Teams (CPTs).

Youngsters living in the Trowbridge (which covers Trowbridge, Bradford on Avon and Melksham), Devizes (which covers Devizes, Marlborough and Pewsey) and Warminster (which covers Warminster, Westbury, Tisbury and Mere) CPT areas are being invited to take part in the initiative being run as part of Learning Disability Week.

The week is running between 14 and 20 June and the theme is Arts and Creativity.

The aim is to encourage all children to think about the different types of learning disabilities, share their understanding of the differences people may have and improve the understanding of what different needs others might have.

Young people should design and create their own poster/leaflet/art work around the theme of learning disabilities and inclusion and kindness to all. They can be hand-drawn, painted or computer-generated – let your imagination run wild!

There are two age groups - primary school (Year 6 and below) and secondary school (Years 7 to 13) - with each CPT area choosing a winner and a runner-up. First prize will be a £20 Amazon voucher and second prize will be a £10 Amazon voucher.

Entries are to be photographed and submitted via email by 12pm on Monday 21 June to the relevant CPT (depending where you live or attend school).

Trowbridge, Bradford on Avon and Melksham entries to TrowbridgeAreaCPT@wiltshire.police.uk

Warminster, Westbury, Tisbury and Mere entries to WarminsterAreaCPT@wiltshire.police.uk

Devizes, Marlborough and Pewsey entries to DevizesAreaCPT@wiltshire.police.uk

Please include your name, parent's name, age, address, contact telephone number and name of your school.

The judging panel for entries will include representatives from our Community Policing Teams, our Equality and Diversity team and the Force's disability lead Inspector Gill Hughes.

Insp Hughes, who is also the Trowbridge CPT neighbourhood Inspector, said: "This competition is designed to encourage the children within our communities to learn more about the different learning disabilities, so they can have greater understanding and awareness, be proud of all our differences, and ultimately be more inclusive and kind to others.

"It’s important to raise awareness amongst children and young people within the community to help make society a better place for all."

Sergeant Tom Ellerby, from Wiltshire Police's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team, said: "In the policing community we really celebrate diversity – so learning what makes people special and unique is valuable to us.

"We are aiming to be more inclusive and supportive than ever, to ensure there are no barriers between us and community."
Westbury Town Council
Westbury Town Council5 days ago
Update on Play Areas

Primmers Place Play Area will be closed from Wednesday 9th June 2021. The play area is having a makeover with a new multi play piece of equipment being installed to replace the multi play and swings. The work is expected to take 10 days.

This work is part of Westbury Town Council’s ongoing commitment to improve the play areas in the town. Recent improvements include Penleigh play area that has a new multi play, a new bench, bins, and gates, to keep your little ones safe. At Grassacres we have installed a new wooden trail to replace the damaged wooden equipment.

Over the coming months the town council will be making improvements to Kendrick Close play area and Campion Close play area. Keep a look out for updates.

We apologise for any inconvenience, and we will have the play areas opened as soon as safely possible. Take a look at our website for other play areas that you could visit during this time.

Thank you.

https://www.westburytowncouncil.gov.uk/dept/play-areas/

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3 days ago
Could you represent your town as a councillor?
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4 days ago
For more information about IAGs and how to join read the IAG news article on Wiltshire Police website - https://t.co/HsynpmFxDg https://t.co/gwOWT65NH2
5 days ago
☀️Summer Market - Wednesday 9th June 2021☀️
🌞Westbury High Street - 8am-2pm🌞
Every Wednesday for six weeks
😁🧀🍏🍓🥕🥦🥖🍞☀️
https://t.co/uCzceANzBm
6 days ago
Have you seen our latest newsletter introducing Westbury town and unitary councillors? It was available in the Westbury - White Horse News and on our website, the full newsletter can be viewed here: https://t.co/4Zm9DDsDRL
1 week ago
The June newsletter is now available from Neighbourhood Watch Network and features information on Neighbourhood Watch Week - 5th-11th June 2021: https://t.co/x4tpMHhjuQ
1 week ago
🌞Summer Markets – Westbury High Street
🌞Wednesday 9th June 2021
🌞8am-2pm
🌞Every Wednesday for six weeks

https://t.co/heZH2vDp5v

Upcoming Events

We have a new calendar coming soon!
Find out more here

Jun 14 @ 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[...]
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Westbury High Street
Summer Markets – Westbury High Street Every Wednesday for six weeks 8am-2pm We hope to see you there!  
Jun 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Agenda – Neighbourhood Plan – Thursday 17th June 2021, 10.30am – will be available soon 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. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, we are limited to a maximum of five members of the public who can physically attend the meeting. This will be on a first come, first served basis. Please note, the doors to the building will close at 10.25am. The public and press are encouraged to join the meeting using remote access. Those wishing to speak[...]

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    The Laverton
    Bratton Road
    Westbury
    Wiltshire BA13 3EN

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