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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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 Nursery School July 16

 In our last term we learnt about different countries, when we learnt about Iceland we made erupting volcanoes and sunflowers for France as well as how to say hello and goodbye in French. Our vegetable patch produced potatoes and raspberries before we broke up and we anticipate a good crop of leeks, carrots, tomatoes and pumpkins in the autumn term.

 A massive THANK YOU! to all of you who posted Sainsbury’s vouchers through the door once more.  In total we collected 4179 a great amount but over 2000 down on last year; we have ordered some  balls, cones, a till and some scales and a saucepan set and dinner service, pictures of all that we have ordered are displayed on the nursery fence.

Our last event of the year was our leavers show which saw 13 children leave us for school. 7 children going to Westwood with Iford School and the others are attending schools in Bradford-on-Avon, Freshford, Wingfield and Trowbridge.

Our AGM is being held in the New Inn Westwood on Monday 26th September at 7.30pm.


Article published: 07 Aug 2016

Westwood Nursery School

 Since Easter we have welcomed 5 new families to the nursery who have moved into the village.

This term we have tied in our planning to link into the Scarecrow Hunt theme- Stories. The children have done a number treasure hunt in the park with chocolate in the treasure box when number 9 was found- Zigby’s Treasure Hunt. Little Red Riding Hood week was Safety week and there will be lots of assault courses for ‘Going on the Bear Hunt’ week. The better weather has seen us making the most of our outside space which we are hoping to further improve with money raised from the Easter egg hunt, jumble sale and scarecrow trail.

 We would like to take this opportunity to THANK all the villagers who donated items to the jumble sale we raised an incredible £631.90 Also THANK YOU for the Sainsbury’s vouchers.

 We will bid farewell to 13 children this summer - 7 children will be going to Westwood with Iford School and the others attending schools in Bradford-on-Avon, Wingfield and Trowbridge


Article published: 30 May 2016

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