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Update for Westwood Football Club.

 The new team managed by ex Westwood players Duncan Frew and Sam Gimbert have had an excellent start to the season winning both games at home against teams from Bath by scoring seven and conceding one. They have a tough game away next week against a strong Peasedown side but should be bolstered by the inclusion of a couple of new signings that will strengthen an already capable squad.

For any more information please contact Derek Downes on 07976 82748


Article published: 27 Sep 2017

Damage to the hut on the playing field.

Someone has forced entry into the hut on the playing field just to put up a goal net to play in.

In doing so they have caused substantial damage to the doors which is going to be difficult to repair, so can i remind people that the hut and the contents are the property of the of the football club. Anyone found or seen entering these premises will be reported to the police.

Thank you. Derek Downes.


Article published: 24 May 2017

Westwood Radio

We are delighted to inform the community that we will be broadcasting LIVE online every Friday at 2.30pm during term time from Westwood with Iford Primary School.

Westwood Radio is a radio station for the community and beyond, organised and run by the children of your local school. Each member of our broadcasting team is responsible for their own research, script writing and broadcasting for each show and we would very much welcome members of our local community to take part! If you have an interesting story, news item or run a local community group that you would like to let people know about, please email us on radio@westwoodwithiford.org and we will be in touch. 

You can listen live to us every Friday using our online player at   http://radio.westwoodwithiford.org  The link will take you to the School website select Blogs & Radio from the menu.

Contact

Email or text us to interact with the show as it happens on 078600 17404. We always read our correspondence. Happy listening!


Article published: 19 Oct 2016

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Thank you from Westwood Scarecrows

Please can we say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the Numbers scarecrow trail - our wonderful scarecrow makers, everyone who baked cakes and sold maps, and all of you who came along to the trail and to our BBQ? 

We raised £2,560 which will be split equally between Westwood School and Westwood Nursery - it’s a fantastic amount to be able to buy new equipment and resources for our local children. 

Many thanks also to Westwood Shop, The New Inn, Iford Manor, The Parish Rooms, Number 10 Tea Gardens and the Social Club who all supported us by selling maps and providing prizes and parking - we are really grateful. 

If you would like to know the answers, you can find them now at https://www.westwoodnursery.org/scarecrow-trail-2019.html

Thanks again and look forward to next year!

Lilly, Bryony, Helen, Jo, Vicky, Rachel & Kay

The Scarecrow Group


Article published: 29 Sep 2019

News from 15th Bath (Freshford) Scouts

With an exciting programme ahead, we’re on the lookout for some teen/adult support to help our beavers, cubs and scouts get the most out of scouting. You don’t need to have prior scouting experience, but we do ask for a good sense of fun and plenty of energy!

We welcome adults of any age, but this may appeal in particular to youngsters looking to boost their CV, gain some community experience or work towards their DofE award.

We’re also keen to appoint a Quartermaster to take care of our stores. It’s not an onerous task, but may be rewarding for anyone with a little time to spare.

Yours in scouting,

Sam Lascelles
sam.lascelles@gmail.com


Article published: 29 Sep 2019

News from 15th Bath (Freshford) Scouts

Ask any cub or scout what the highlight of their year was and many, without hesitating, will say it was the camp. Sleeping outside, learning new skills and adventuring after dark are just some of the reasons they will give.

Our cubs and scouts were delighted by the opportunity to camp in the marquee following last month’s Hinton Charterhouse fete. They spent the evening learning how to spot wildlife, setting camera traps and using bat detectors. They might have been just down the road but, in terms of experience, they were many miles away!

For more information about joining the beavers/cubs/scouts or for volunteering to help the group, please email sam.lascelles@gmail.com


Article published: 29 Jul 2019

The 15th Bath (Freshford) Scouts need you!

Are you a parent, grandparent, former scout, or want to give back to the local community? We need enthusiastic volunteers for the following posts:

Camp committee members

We would like to establish a committee of volunteers who can spare some time over the next few months to plan a local weekend cubs camp. You’ll get to come camping too!

Beaver Leader

Our wonderful Beaver Colony Leader is stepping down, so we need a new leader. We provide training, help and flexible rotas  we just need a willing volunteer to continue the success of this thriving colony.

Treasurer

We are also looking for a successor to our current Group Treasurer. The role involves repaying leaders for expenses incurred and an annual audit of accounts. It can all be done online in the comfort of your home! No financial experience is necessary.

We’ve built up a fantastic group of beavers, cubs and scouts, and we’re proud to provide our local young people with the opportunities scouting offers. But we rely on the generosity of volunteers to keep going.  If you can help, please get in touch with our Group Scout Leader Sam Lascelles (sam.lascelles@gmail.com).


Article published: 16 Feb 2019

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Notices

Defibrillators

A defibrillator is now located at Westwood Social Club  BA15 2AP  01225 862 187 and also at the car park in Avoncliff.



Article published: 27 Mar 2017

Be tick aware

Ticks can transmit bacteria that cause diseases such as Lyme disease which can lead to very serious conditions if left untreated.  General information about ticks and tick bite prevention: Be tick aware (pdf)


Article published: 22 May 2020

Bradford on Avon and District Link (including Westwood)

 Do you have a problem getting to a hospital or doctor’s appointment, shopping or just visiting a friend or lunch club?  Link is a Good Neighbour Volunteer Service that aims to support those who need a little help to maintain their independence and quality of life.  We have a team of volunteer drivers who will take you where you need to go and will wait for you until you’re ready to come home.  We don’t charge for our time, but rely on clients’ donations to cover our drivers’ costs.  If you need our help please ring LINK on 07957 367124.  We look forward to hearing from you.


Article published: 22 Nov 2016
  Westwood Update copy deadlines 2020

Please note that the Westwood Update is published bimonthly, every other month. (yes I know that this could mean twice a month, hence the "every other". It would be easier if it was every month!  Copy needs to be submitted the month before the issue. Deadlines for receipt of copy for 2020 are listed below:

1. Feb/mar Mon 13th January
2. Apr/May  Mon 9th March
3. Jun/Jul  Mon 11th May
4. Aug.Sep  Mon13th July
5. Oct/Nov  Mon 14th Sept
6. Dec/Jan 2018-19  Mon 9th Nov

Please note that if you do not have any news to report to contact me and that all contributions will be acknowledged. If you do not receive an acknowledgement I have not received your copy - please send it again.

Thank you   Geoff Edwards   Editor Westwood Update and website

Publication Advice.



Article published: 17 Mar 2016

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