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Nov
28
Sat
Westbury Virtual Christmas Celebrations
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm
Westbury Virtual Christmas Celebrations

Each year the town council puts up and takes down the town’s colourful Christmas lights and organises the annual switch-on event. The town council also provides the Christmas tree in the Market Place.

Christmas in Westbury Celebrations will be tapered down this year because of the social distancing measures put in place to fight Covid-19. Sadly, the traditional market and music entertainment, attended by thousands last year, will not be happening in 2020.

Worse still, it has also become apparent in recent weeks that the magic button used to switch on the town’s Christmas Light’s has gone missing. Yes, that’s right, and without the button Westbury will be without its Christmas lights for the festive season!!

Residents across the town, councillors and town council staff are busy searching for the missing magical mechanism as we speak. Events manager, Ryan Child is reportedly ‘very worried,’ and has been seen pulling out his hair, or what remains of it anyway.

Luckily, a documentary team are now following the council’s work, so residents of Westbury will find out how “buttongate” plays out when their film is released on 28th November 2020. If the brave and courageous searchers are successful, the lights will be switched on remotely by the winner of the Mayor’s Christmas card competition that night. If not…

Find out more on the Christmas in Westbury Facebook page!! https://www.facebook.com/christmasinwestbury

The official trailer of our virtual Christmas event: https://youtu.be/_PUG0v9Q3mA 

Nov
30
Mon
Men’s Group
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Men's Group

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
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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 that 1 in 8 men have a common mental health problem but are far less likely to seek help than their female counterparts.

However, the group is also aimed at anyone who just fancies a chat.

This meetup is all about having an informal space to talk or listen. Whether that’s about feeling a bit down or how terrible Man United are these days. There is no pressure and you don’t even have to say a word if you don’t want to. There’s tea, coffee and some snacks, along with a group of blokes who won’t judge and will just lend an ear.

This is going to be the start of a really exciting time for the town in terms of tackling it’s problems and highlighting its strengths together as a community.

The Westbury Men’s Group began on Monday November 4th, at 7pm at the Laverton.

Dec
7
Mon
Finance Remote Meeting
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Finance Remote Meeting

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. Those wishing to speak need to register by 10am the day of the meeting. New speakers are advised to contact the council a few working days before the meeting in order to test and resolve any technical issues. Email info@westburytowncouncil.gov.uk. We will also accept written questions by email up to 3pm on the day of an evening meeting and the previous working day before a morning or afternoon 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 to make representations, ask questions and give evidence at a meeting which they are entitled to attend in respect of the business on the agenda. Any individual representation is limited to no more than 5 minutes. The Chairman will call for representation from those who registered to speak; written representations can also be submitted to the Town Clerk in advance of the meeting. A summary record of any public participation session shall be included in the Minutes.

Recording and using social media is permitted at Council meetings which are open to the public however, anyone wishing to do so should speak to the Clerk prior to the meeting as there are rules which must be followed.

Westbury town council has resolved to capture a full recording of all committee and Town Council meetings (including the public forum) and will be published on our website.

Once the minutes have been approved and signed by the Chair at the next available meeting, the recording will be removed from our website

Men’s Group
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Men's Group

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
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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 that 1 in 8 men have a common mental health problem but are far less likely to seek help than their female counterparts.

However, the group is also aimed at anyone who just fancies a chat.

This meetup is all about having an informal space to talk or listen. Whether that’s about feeling a bit down or how terrible Man United are these days. There is no pressure and you don’t even have to say a word if you don’t want to. There’s tea, coffee and some snacks, along with a group of blokes who won’t judge and will just lend an ear.

This is going to be the start of a really exciting time for the town in terms of tackling it’s problems and highlighting its strengths together as a community.

The Westbury Men’s Group began on Monday November 4th, at 7pm at the Laverton.

Policy and Resources Remote Meeting
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Policy and Resources Remote Meeting

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. Those wishing to speak need to register by 10am the day of the meeting. New speakers are advised to contact the council a few working days before the meeting in order to test and resolve any technical issues. Email info@westburytowncouncil.gov.uk. We will also accept written questions by email up to 3pm on the day of an evening meeting and the previous working day before a morning 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 7pm (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 in respect of the business on the agenda. Any individual representation is limited to no more than 5 minutes. The Chairman will call for representation from those who registered to speak; written representations can also be submitted to the Town Clerk in advance of the meeting. A summary record of any public participation session shall be included in the Minutes.

Recording and using social media is permitted at Council meetings which are open to the public however, anyone wishing to do so should speak to the Clerk prior to the meeting as there are rules which must be followed.

Westbury town council has resolved to capture a full recording of all committee and Town Council meetings (including the public forum) and will be published on our website.

Once the minutes have been approved and signed by the Chair at the next available meeting, the recording will be removed from our website

Dec
10
Thu
Neighbourhood Plan Remote Meeting @ The Laverton
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Neighbourhood Plan Remote Meeting @ The Laverton

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. Those wishing to speak need to register by 10am the day of the meeting. New speakers are advised to contact the council a few working days before the meeting in order to test and resolve any technical issues. Email info@westburytowncouncil.gov.uk. We will also accept written questions by email up to 3pm on the day of an evening meeting and the previous working day before a morning 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 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 in respect of the business on the agenda. Any individual representation is limited to no more than 5 minutes. The Chairman will call for representation from those who registered to speak; written representations can also be submitted to the Town Clerk in advance of the meeting. A summary record of any public participation session shall be included in the Minutes.

Recording and using social media is permitted at Council meetings which are open to the public however, anyone wishing to do so should speak to the Clerk prior to the meeting as there are rules which must be followed.
Westbury town council has resolved to capture a full recording of all committee and Town Council meetings (including the public forum) and will be published on our website.

Once the minutes have been approved and signed by the Chair at the next available meeting, the recording will be removed from our website.

 

Dec
14
Mon
Men’s Group
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Men's Group

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
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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 that 1 in 8 men have a common mental health problem but are far less likely to seek help than their female counterparts.

However, the group is also aimed at anyone who just fancies a chat.

This meetup is all about having an informal space to talk or listen. Whether that’s about feeling a bit down or how terrible Man United are these days. There is no pressure and you don’t even have to say a word if you don’t want to. There’s tea, coffee and some snacks, along with a group of blokes who won’t judge and will just lend an ear.

This is going to be the start of a really exciting time for the town in terms of tackling it’s problems and highlighting its strengths together as a community.

The Westbury Men’s Group began on Monday November 4th, at 7pm at the Laverton.

Dec
21
Mon
Highways, Planning and Development Remote Meeting
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Highways, Planning and Development Remote Meeting

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. Those wishing to speak need to register by 10am the day of the meeting. New speakers are advised to contact the council a few working days before the meeting in order to test and resolve any technical issues. Email info@westburytowncouncil.gov.uk. We will also accept written questions by email up to 3pm on the day of an evening meeting and the previous working day before a morning 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 7pm (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 in respect of the business on the agenda. Any individual representation is limited to no more than 5 minutes. The Chairman will call for representation from those who registered to speak; written representations can also be submitted to the Town Clerk in advance of the meeting. A summary record of any public participation session shall be included in the Minutes.

Recording and using social media is permitted at Council meetings which are open to the public however, anyone wishing to do so should speak to the Clerk prior to the meeting as there are rules which must be followed.

Westbury town council has resolved to capture a full recording of all committee and Town Council meetings (including the public forum) and will be published on our website.

Once the minutes have been approved and signed by the Chair at the next available meeting, the recording will be removed from our website.

Men’s Group
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Men's Group

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
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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 that 1 in 8 men have a common mental health problem but are far less likely to seek help than their female counterparts.

However, the group is also aimed at anyone who just fancies a chat.

This meetup is all about having an informal space to talk or listen. Whether that’s about feeling a bit down or how terrible Man United are these days. There is no pressure and you don’t even have to say a word if you don’t want to. There’s tea, coffee and some snacks, along with a group of blokes who won’t judge and will just lend an ear.

This is going to be the start of a really exciting time for the town in terms of tackling it’s problems and highlighting its strengths together as a community.

The Westbury Men’s Group began on Monday November 4th, at 7pm at the Laverton.

Jan
4
Mon
Men’s Group
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Men's Group

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
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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 that 1 in 8 men have a common mental health problem but are far less likely to seek help than their female counterparts.

However, the group is also aimed at anyone who just fancies a chat.

This meetup is all about having an informal space to talk or listen. Whether that’s about feeling a bit down or how terrible Man United are these days. There is no pressure and you don’t even have to say a word if you don’t want to. There’s tea, coffee and some snacks, along with a group of blokes who won’t judge and will just lend an ear.

This is going to be the start of a really exciting time for the town in terms of tackling it’s problems and highlighting its strengths together as a community.

The Westbury Men’s Group began on Monday November 4th, at 7pm at the Laverton.