Westwood School Update Feb/Mar 2020
Happy New Year from us all at Westwood School. We were delighted to see so many
of you at our Christmas Fair and now we are back for another exciting term.
Article published: 25 Jan 2020
Although this is a short term we have
so much to look forward to. You can keep up to date with all that is happening
at your local school on our website: westwoodwithiford.org or via our class
blogs at westwoodblogs.net This term we
are continuing to develop our wonderful reading culture and we are always
looking for volunteers to come in and listen to our children read. If you have
some regular time available, we would love to see you - the children always
enjoy sharing their books with adults and it supports them tremendously in
their reading development.
Westwood Radio continues to grow, with
two live shows a week on Monday at 8.30am and Friday at 12.30pm. Last month we
had over 12,000 listeners and you can tune in at radio.westwoodwithiford.org. If you would like to advertise on our station,
please get in touch as we have some slots available on our schedule. Ian Rockey
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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
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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
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