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.
of which, we are holding our Open Morning on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 from
9.30am-12pm. This is an opportunity for parents of children starting school in
September 2020, or indeed, anyone who is new to the area or has primary age
children to visit us. I would be delighted to show you around our fabulous
school and stunning grounds.
Westwood Oral History Project is now into its last year, so 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.
Ian Rockey Head teacher
Article published: 29 Sep 2019
from Westwood school and it’s hard to believe that we’re at the end of another
academic year already. So much has taken place since I last wrote, including a
trip to London for a BBC Young Arias Radio awards ceremony, our fabulous Sports
Day, two nights of first class entertainment from our older children performing
Pirates of the Curry Bean and our Summer Fair. Thank you all so very much for
supporting our school once again.Academically, our Year 2 & Year 6 children
have again made us proud with their commitment, hard work and attitude to
learning that resulted in their well deserved SATs results. Around school,
everyone has had so many exciting learning opportunities this year which has
been a joy to see.Sadly, we are saying goodbye at the end of term to our
wonderful Year 6 children and we wish them all every success in their new
schools. We will miss them all!
if you would like to be a governor at our successful school, please contact us
via the school website www.westwoodwithiford.org. We would very much welcome
great summer everyone! Ian
Rockey Head teacher
Article published: 29 Jul 2019
Hello again from a very busy Westwood
school! Once again the weeks are fairly racing by with so much to celebrate! With the Scarecrow Trail just two weeks away,
please take a look at our new play equipment, all weather path and stunning
grounds as you pass through. Our gardening club have been working really hard
to make our site look glorious.
I must say a huge well done to our
brilliant Year 6 children who are taking their SATs this week and are such a
credit to the school. As always they work incredibly hard and we could not be
more proud of them.
Thank you if you have taken the time to
listen in to our radio station, Westwood Radio. Our listener figures are
booming and we have also been nominated for a Young Arias award! We will be
heading to BBC Broadcasting House this week to a special awards ceremony, so
watch this space!
Finally, a huge thank you if you came to
the Quiz Night we hosted recently. This was such an enormous success and raised
a huge amount. See you at the Summer
Fair on Saturday 22nd June!
Ian Rockey Head
Article published: 27 May 2019
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Safari Supper 2019
I am sorry to report that I have had to abandon this year’s
Safari Supper due to lack of interest. Support has dwindled over the last 2-3
I am intending to give it one more try next year, so, if you
have enjoyed the event in the past and would like to see it continue, please
support it by taking part next year. If you haven’t yet tried it, come along
and bring your friends – help to breathe new life into this fun event!
The date for next year will be Saturday
13th June 2020. Put it in your diaries now.
Thanks to those who have given their payment to the church
as a donation, even though the event did not take place. This raised £60.
Article published: 29 Jul 2019
Westwood Church Fete
I would like to say a huge thankyou to all those who came to help set up the Church fete and then came back again in the evening to clear things away - to Rick and his friends, Chris Edwards, Graham, Tom, Ashely,Noah, Eli, Monica and Kate our tea ladies and many others. I was very grateful to you all to help make it such a successful happy day which raised £1,905, an increase of £200 on last year.
Lesley Chalmers Article published: 29 Jul 2019
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The Return of BALSAM BE GONE! Report 2019
Be Gone working party had two successful Sunday morning sessions clearing the
banks of the rivers Frome and Avon between The Inn at Freshford and Cross Guns
at Avoncliff. The Woodland Trust's 'Broadleaf' brought in people from
Trowbridge, Bristol and Malmsbury to support the Westwood volunteers. One of
their members came from Freshford on the first session, but sadly we had no one
else from Freshford or Limpley Stoke this year.
that local people will take a look at the problem the Himalayan Balsam is
having on their river banks. It's fun to work together for a couple of
hours on a bio-diversity project so close to home!
We wish to
thank Mr Godwin and The Woodland Trust for allowing us access to the river
banks from their fields. We also wish to thank Flisca for their grant, enabling
us to advertise the project for the second year of our community project and
BoA council for the loan of equipment. Thanks are also due to the No 10 Cafe at
Avoncliff for their refreshments for the volunteers on both days. It was so
welcome and their locally roasted coffee is brilliant! Also, many thanks for
the willing volunteers that worked so hard at each session.
for the return of BBG at the end of June 2020. Sue Field and Kay Crawford
Article published: 29 Jul 2019
Balsam Be Gone!
The Return of BALSAM BE GONE! 2019
Once again, we are inviting our local
communities to help us control the destructive Himalayan Balsam on the banks of
the rivers Avon and Frome between The
Inn at Freshford and The Cross Guns at Avoncliff.
Himalayan Balsam is a pernicious alien plant that has invaded banks along our rivers by
smothering native plants, destroying native fauna and habitat, and contributes to
the destruction of the riverbanks.
Himalayan Balsam is easy to control by pulling
it up by hand. It comes out easily, and is completely non-toxic, making it a
safe and reliable method of controlling its spread.
All we need is two hours of
your time on Sunday 23rd & 30th June 2019. We’ll be meeting at
the Cross Guns, Avoncliff at 10.30am
BALSAM BE GONE invites our local communities to help us control the destructive Himalayan Balsam on the banks of the rivers Avon and Frome between The Inn at Freshford and The Cross Guns, Avoncliff.
Himalayan Balsam is a pernicious alien plant that has invaded the paths and banks along the rivers Frome and Avon. It flowers from June to October and its seeds disperse over a wide area of fresh ground when the seedpods burst open. Himalayan Balsam eventually smothers native plants, destroying native fauna and habitat, and contributes to the destruction of the riverbanks through soil erosion in the winter.
But Himalayan Balsam is easy to control either by pulling it up by hand or cutting it down. It comes out easily, and is completely non-toxic making these safe and reliable methods of controlling its spread. Join us on Sunday 23rd & 30th June 2019
and help us to get this invasive alien species under control.
photo of plant Article published: 23 May 2018
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 email@example.com 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.
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
Please could this be included in the next Westwood Update:
17th. November 2p.m. Discussion hosted by the Seniors Forum with Speakers from Carers Support Wiltshire, Age Concern, the Doctor's Surgery Bradford on Avon, amongst others. Venue Westwood Social Club in the small bar area with complimentary refreshments and information relating to those of us who are Senior Citizens. Those who attend will be invited to ask the ' panel ' about any concerns they may have about the services available for them, particularly with issues relating to our Village.
Judy Shaw 35 Lower Westwood BA15 2AR 01225 864949
Article published: 27 Sep 2016
bells have been ringing out for forty years now. The tower has had its ups and downs, but
currently there is a stable band of ringers who are doing well. Not only can we cover Sunday services, but we
are also winning competitions.
we do need new blood from the village, so if you are a lapsed or would-be
ringer, we’d love to see you. Practice
is 7.30 to 9 pm on Thursdays, and you will be welcome. We are hoping to have an Open Tower at the
fete on July 13th, so see you there if you can’t make a Thursday.
All enquiries to Sue Lindsey 01225 863503 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Article published: 27 May 2019
K6 Phone Box in Upper Westwood
Members of the ‘K6 Upper’ phone box
group would like to thank the members of the Parish Council for buying the old
phone box in order that it might be restored and used as an ‘Exchange Box’.
Also, thanks to the ‘Lower Westwood Telephone Box Library’ group for their
advice and support.
The phone box will be restored over the
next few months and, when ready, will be available for use by all members of
our community. We would like to put in fiction and non-fiction books for all
ages, jigsaws, DVDs and CDs. Also, during the summer and autumn months, surplus
fruit and vegetables may be placed there. (I think we really need a tardis!)
As it is a resource for the whole
community, if possible, please could you look out any items that might be
appropriate for you to donate in order to help with the initial stocking and
re-stocking of the Upper Westwood Exchange Box.
We do hope that this box will become a
valuable resource for the local community.
Article published: 24 Mar 2019