Westwood with Iford School News

Westwood Heritage Oral History Project

At Westwood with Iford School we will soon be starting an exciting project and we are looking for people that would like to share their memories of living, working, growing up and going to school in the Westwood area.

We have been lucky enough to receive a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, Westwood Heritage Oral History Project, taking place in and around the Westwood Community. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on using the children’s interviewing and broadcasting skills to capture precious memories from members of the community that we can share with future generations. We will also be holding larger groups sessions where we will broadcast Westwood Radio live from the venue, so anyone with historic photos or artefacts will be most welcome.

We will be holding a ‘Mince Pies and Memories’ launch meeting on Thursday 7th December at 7pm in the Westwood Parish Rooms, so please come along for a chat and to find out more.

Alternatively, please contact school on 01225 862408 or email heritage@westwoodwithiford.org if you would like to get involved.


Article published: 20 Nov 2017

Westwood with Iford School News

A big hello again from us all at Westwood with Iford Primary School. We are very much back in to the excitement of a new term, having welcomed our new reception entrants who have settled wonderfully well.

The year has already got off to a fantastic start with an exciting project planned that, we hope, will involve as many members of the Westwood Community as possible. The Westwood Oral History project will focus on understanding and sharing the rich heritage of the village and local community. We would like to bring members of the community together to share their life memories and experiences of living, schooling and working in Westwood over time which will be digitally recorded and preserved to share now and for years to come through interviews and live broadcasts with our pupils.

Watch this space for further information but if you are interested in taking part in this project, either with a story to tell or as a volunteer transcriber, please contact the school.

We are also looking for members of our community to join our governing body this year. Please contact the school office on 862408 if you are interested     Ian Rockey  Head teacher


Article published: 27 Sep 2017

Friends of Westwood School (FoWS     Wood Needed!

We are building a large shed for Westwood School.  Any donations of new or used timber, plywood or feather-board, would be gratefully received.       Contact:  Ann & Andrew Windo, Tel: 07804 598449.


Article published: 02 Aug 2017

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Westwood Craft Fair

Thank you to all those who came along to the craft fair, which hosted a wide range of stalls selling very high quality products. We had another very successful outcome raising £95 for both Cats in Distress and Medical Detection Dogs. Both charities hosted stalls there in order to promote themselves and raise money in their own right.

Jo Meggs and Annette Dineley


Article published: 20 Nov 2017

Crafting tools and materials.

If anyone has spare crafting tools, materials and fabrics they no longer need, we would love to receive them to sell at the craft fair in the social club to raise funds for the charity ‘Medical Detection Dogs’. Please drop them off to me at 125, Upper Westwood or bring them in on the morning of 21st October. Thank you. Jo Meggs


Article published: 27 Sep 2017

Westwood Skittle League

The league has vacancies for two teams.  A team consists of 6 MALE or 6 FEMALE players  Would you be interested in entering a team, which commences late September.

Closing date 27th August. For further details please contact 01225 938330.   Many thanks    Margaret


Article published: 02 Aug 2017

Westwood Church Fete

On behalf of Westwood Church I would like to send a huge thank you to all who helped, and came to our church fete last Saturday,July 15th.There was a wonderful atmosphere,we had good weather and raised a total of £1,558 for church funds.        Lesley Chalmers


Article published: 02 Aug 2017

WESTWOOD CHURCH FETE SATURDAY 15TH JULY, 2-4.30pm 2017

Come and join us in the Manor grounds by kind permission of Emily and Jonathan Azis

 Cream teas, Jazz band on the lawn  all the traditional Sideshows, Stalls

and raffle (to be drawn at 4.15pm)

Entrance; £1 adults Accommpanied children free

We welcome items for-

White elephant stall (no electrical goods) Dave & Jean Warner 862910

Tombola Dave & Ginny Gilchrist - 865241

Plants Mary Drewitt - 866496

Home-made Cakes Heidi Leeder

Donations for raffles prizes gratefully accepted

Books, DVDs, offers of help and other enquiries contact Lesley Chalmers 866734

 Take the opportunity to have a look around the newly modernised Parish Rooms during your visit

Keep the Date and Come Along


Article published: 24 May 2017

River Avon Footpath

 Residents will remember that back in August last year B&NES resurfaced this path through the particularly muddy section where Avoncliff Wood comes down to the river. This work has been greatly appreciated by the many people who walk along this attractive stretch (at least as far as the Wiltshire border, where deep mud is again a difficulty in wet weather).

 Now, though, there is a further problem with the river bank alongside the newly resurfaced section, which is being eroded by dogs scrambling in and out of the water. The B&NES Public Right of Way Team - which is doing great work for us - is on the case and has applied to the Environment Agency to install gabion baskets to stabilise the bank.

 Until approval comes through, the vulnerable sections have been taped off and dog owners are asked please to stop your dog going in to the water at these points. If someone else walks your dog, we would be grateful if you would pass this message on.


Article published: 27 Jan 2017

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Westwood Scarecrows

By the time you read this, our Family Films Scarecrow Trail will have passed.  This is an annual fundraiser for our school & nursery.  A huge thank you to all our wonderful scarecrow makers and hosts, to Westwood Shop for selling maps, and to the Social Club for providing parking.  Many thanks also to the New Inn, No 10 Tea Gardens, the Cross Guns and Johannah's Silver Jewellery who all supported us with prizes.  Answers will be available at www.westwoodnursery.org/scarecrow-trail from 16 June.  Don't forget to 'like' on Facebook (Westwoodscarecrowtrail) or 'follow' us on Twitter (wwoodscarecrow) to show your support.  Lastly, thank you so much to all of you who supported the event as trail goers - we do hope you enjoyed it.  Lilly, Bryony, Jo, Rachel, Helen, Kay & Jo (aka the Trail Organisers)


Article published: 02 Aug 2017

Westwood Nursery School news

The children learnt about spring last term, turning their footprints into chicks, planted carrots, sweetcorn, peas and lettuce seeds and are busy watering them to help them grow. We looked at daffodils and had a really good go at painting our own. We made our Mummy’s/Nanna’s a wind chime for Mothering Sunday. This term we have been doing lots of games with numbers.  Over the Easter holidays we had 4 separate reports of youngsters in the nursery garden sitting on the playhouse roof, the garage roof and generally messing about, on one occasion being verbally abusive to our maintenance man. We have contacted the local police and they have asked if anyone sees anyone in the nursery garden outside our opening times to contact them on 101. The nursery garden is for the use of the nursery only so please can you remind your youngsters of this as the summer holidays approach, thank you.

We would like to give a massive thank you to all the villagers who have put their Sainsbury’s vouchers through our door, we are going to get counting, then choose some new resources for the children.

Dates for your diaries

Jumble Sale: Saturday 10th June; so save your jumble.


Article published: 24 May 2017

Westwood Update January 2017

In November we made firework pictures and celebrated the festival of Diwali; making lanterns and rangoli patterns. We dressed in spots for Children in Need and made poppy wreaths on Remembrance Day; the children participated in 2 minutes silence too. December saw the nursery adorned by beautiful Christmas decorations made by the children; they all also made and decorated a hand print with magic modelling clay to decorate the tree for the Tree Festival held in Holy Trinity Church in Bradford-on-Avon.  We visited Westwood with Iford School to watch their nativity performance. The children practiced their nativity songs with enthusiasm and on December the 14th the children dressed up and performed their songs at the village church watched by their families and hosted by the Mothers Union. The term finished with our Christmas party and a visit from Father Christmas.

Dates for your diaries

Annual Easter Egg Hunt : Wednesday 5th April 3.30pm Westwood Park

Jumble Sale: Saturday 13th May; so save your jumble.


Article published: 27 Jan 2017

Westwood Nursery School September 2016

 The garden has had a make-over in the summer thanks to Andrew Bennett  a builder in the village who laid a new paved area  by the garage replacing the loose stones (making the clearing up of leaves easier) and our maintenance man; Terry who has painted all the fencing and the playhouse and also gave the wooded area a good prune! The vegetable garden produced tomatoes, leeks and carrots and the pumpkins are growing nicely.

 The term has started well with 5 new children starting with us taking us to a healthy starting point of 23 children on role. We are learning about time this term and autumn 


Article published: 27 Sep 2016

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