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Town Calendar

Jan
25
Sat
Litter Pick
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Litter Pick

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 – people power and any equipment you have

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.

Village Halls Week Open Day @ Leigh Park Community Centre
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Village Halls Week Open Day @ Leigh Park Community Centre

Leigh Park Community Centre invite you to join us as we celebrate village halls week! We are delighted to announce Dr Andrew Murrison will be joining us for the event and our regular hirers will be showcasing a range of activities provided at the centre.
Village Halls Week is a high-profile campaign supported by Defra and we are proud to be holding an open day on Saturday 25th January 2020 from 10am to 2pm.
I’m sure you’ll agree that village halls and centres are the heart of rural communities, they bring people together; they provide a meeting space essential for tackling loneliness and they often provide vital services that rural communities would otherwise lose. They are run by dedicated volunteers that work tirelessly to keep them going.
We hope to see you there!

Bingo Saturday 25th January @ Leigh Park Community Centre
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm
Bingo Saturday 25th January @ Leigh Park Community Centre

New for 2020 Leigh Park Community Centre will be putting on Bingo evenings to help rasie funds for the continuation of future community events. So why not come along and meet new people.
Cash prizes, licenced bar.

Jan
27
Mon
Men’s Group @ The Laverton
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Men's Group @ The Laverton

Westbury Town Council has launched its first Men’s Group, highlighting the fact that mental wellbeing is a yearlong focus.

The group will run every Monday at 7pm 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 begins on Monday November 4th, at 7pm at the Laverton.

Jan
28
Tue
Alzheimers Support @ White Horse Country Park
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Alzheimers Support @ White Horse Country Park

Alzheimers Support

Music for the Mind

Therapeutic and fun signing groups with dementia and their carers – 12 groups across Wiltshire

For the full details take a look at the leaflet

Local Community Policing Team – drop-in clinics @ The Laverton, Reading Room
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Local Community Policing Team - drop-in clinics @ The Laverton, Reading Room

People in the Westbury area are being invited to drop in and speak to their local community policing team.

Neighbourhood PC Helen Daveridge has organised a series of sessions to allow her to speak to the community and hear their views on any issues concerning them and to find out more about what is important to them.

This can include getting feedback on local policing and what they would like to see prioritised.

The monthly sessions are taking place at the Town Council offices, The Laverton and anyone is welcome to come along.

The details are as follows:

Tuesday 28th January 2020
Tuesday 25th February 2020
Tuesday 31st March 2020

The sessions will be held in the Reading Room, 11am-1pm

Jan
29
Wed
Walking Netball @ Leighton Recreational Centre
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Walking Netball @ 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!

Vintage Cinema @ The Laverton
Jan 29 @ 3:00 pm
Vintage Cinema @ The Laverton

A six part Vintage Cinema Series that starts with this event on 29th January at 3pm.

Cream Teas are £5 and the film is Free.

Book your refreshments and cinema ticket today!

Feb
3
Mon
Men’s Group @ The Laverton
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Men's Group @ The Laverton

Westbury Town Council has launched its first Men’s Group, highlighting the fact that mental wellbeing is a yearlong focus.

The group will run every Monday at 7pm 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 begins on Monday November 4th, at 7pm at the Laverton.

Policy & Resources @ The Laverton
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Policy & Resources @ The Laverton

All Westbury Town Council meetings are held at The Laverton and commence at 7pm, with a Public Forum and members of the public wishing to speak need to register by 6.50pm