Update 02.07.2020 – Westbury Town Council had a long list of exciting events planned for this year, including the first ever Westbury Chilli Fest. Because of the pandemic, we have taken the decision to suspend most events until 2021, however this is under constant review.
Remembrance Day will still be honoured, but the gathering will itself most likely be postponed for a year. The day will be marked with appropriate observances that fall within the prevailing guidance.
Christmas in Westbury, which attracted thousands of revellers last year, is also “on hold”.
That’s not to say the council won’t work hard to mark special occasions in some way but for many events, preparations and bookings must be completed well in advance. So even if restrictions are significantly reduced or removed later in the year, it may be too late for us to respond.
We look forward to a time when we can gather again in large numbers safely and until then, please stay safe.
Westbury Town Council has an active events calendar throughout the year with a focus on community and family friendly things to do. These range from the inflatable fun dayz and the bi-annual music event during the summer, through to the Remembrance Day Parade in November and the very popular Christmas event at the end of November/beginning of December.
The council has also had involvement with community partners in other events throughout the year such the World War II commemorative events over the past four years and the annual Westbury Festival which runs for two weeks in late summer.
This list isn’t exhaustive, of course, as our events programme is continually changing and expanding.
This year, however, it was decided to look and see whether those events mirror the council’s vision and priorities. After in-depth discussions with the whole of the council, it was decided that we look to develop a programme of events and festivals throughout the year, working with the community in partnership and put emphasis on small neighbourhood events to help put Westbury on the map.
We are only at the beginning of this exciting process so keep watching this space for what is coming up. We will advertise all events through social media and our quarterly newsletter and on the Town Calendar.
For more information, talk to our Events Co-ordinator on 01373 822232 or firstname.lastname@example.org