News Feb 22 2018

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Agenda February 2018

The Agenda for the ordinary meeting of Westwood Parish Council is now available on the Parish Council web page.


The approved minutes of the December ordinary meeting of Westwood Parish Council has been published on the Parish Council web page  Please note the DRAFT minutes of the January 2018 meeting of the council has also been published.
Westwood Recycling calendar 2017-May 2018

Update: recycling calendar 2017 - May 2018

I have added the two new recycling calendars for Westwood. The village and Staples Hill, Iford and Avoncliff.  Wiltshire Council should have delivered to residents by post the appropriate calendar but as far as I know they have not. The calendars are published on the Community page

Have a Happy Christmas and New Year!

The Parish of Westwood

The parish of Westwood lies at the western extremity of Wiltshire, a mile to the south-west of Bradford-on-Avon, and stretches about 2.5 km from west to east and 1.5 km from north to south. It occupies an angle formed by the northward-flowing River Frome and the westward-flowing Bristol Avon; these rivers form its southern and northern boundaries, respectively. It includes five smaller settlements, Lower Westwood near the centre, Upper Westwood and Avoncliff to the north, Lye Green to the north-east, and the hamlet of Iford (which straddles the county boundary with Somerset) to the south-west. Since the Second World War, new housing development has created a 'Middle Westwood' in the fields between Upper and Lower Westwood. On the south-west and west, the parish adjoins Somerset and Avon.

The derivation of the place name is easy to guess, reflecting the former thick cover of woodland and its position as the 'western wood' of the Saxon royal estate of Bradford. The name has changed little over the centuries; it was 'Westwuda' in A.D. 987. Avoncliff (called 'Ancliff' in earlier times), as might be expected, stands on a limestone outcrop on a steep hillside above the Avon valley. Westwood is situated on the limestone plateau, and the clay soils were used for arable cultivation until the nineteenth century, since when pastoral farming, and particularly dairying, have predominated. To continue reading visit: Wiltshire Council Community pages and select Comprehensive View.

Westwood map 1896

Unsolicited telephone (cold) calls and mail

Unsolicited (cold) calls and mail

Unsolicited (cold) calls and mail are not only a nuisance, but can also lead to pressured sales and sub-standard goods being sold at premium prices. To avoid unsolicited sales calls and mail in the future you should remove your personal details from any sales lists. This can be done by: Registering with the Telephone Preference Service. This is a free service. Registration can be made on line<> or by telephoning 0845 070 0707.


Registering with the Mailing Preference Service.

This is a free service. Registration can be made on line<> or by phone to 0845 703


Electoral Registers.

Electoral registers are updated each Autumn and are lists of all the names and

addresses of everyone who is eligible to vote. There are two editions of the

registers; a full register which is used for elections, preventing and detecting

crime and checking applications for loan or credit and the edited register which

is publically available for marketing and any other commercial activities. When

renewal notices arrive, consider only registering for the full register by

opting out of the edited register. Further information can be found on<




New Content

Website updates

Please note that material is posted to this website within hours if not minutes of it being received

Collected Minutes

Westwood Parish Council collected minutes

I have added the combined minutes for 2013, 2014 and 2015 to the website as PDF files. They are quite large averaging about 3Mb each. 
Westwood Update

Westwood Update Feb/Mar 18

The news from the current version of Westwood Update No 132 has been added to the website. News items are published in the appropriate categories. Please do not overlook the links to other pages on the Community web page in the left hand column.

 I have published the deadline dates for copy for the 2018 Updates on the Community page - in the the right hand column.

Editors Note

I have just managed to fit all the articles submitted to the Westwood Update there were 10 contributors. I have on average space for 1,800 words minus the Update head section and end sections (200 words)To save space I have adjusted the layout of both the Head Section and the End Section, this change will not be evident until the Apr/May edition of the Update

Contact local police

For all non emergency calls to the police phone 101.

The telephone company will determine where the call is being made from and direct the caller to the local police for that area. For further information visit: Police UK

This works anywhere in the UK. If you are phoning outside of Wiltshire to report to your local police call 2012 your call will be redirected by the operator to your local police.