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 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

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

Westwood Stores and Post Office

 Ray and Rita wish to retire and the village store is for sale, unfortunately they are finding it difficult to find successors

 If we lose the store everybody will be affected particularly those who shop there but also property prices could be affected

  At the September Parish Council Meeting the Council voted to investigate the setting up of a Community lead Stores.

 Parish Councillor Paul Phillips is coordinating the initial stages and is seeking comments and observations from villagers and current clients of the store

 The new venture will need volunteers for a steering committee who will explore the availability of grants and lottery funding later volunteers will be needed to staff the shop itself

 Everyone interested please contact Paul Phillips

wild.west.30@outlook.com

or

c/o Westwood Stores & Post Office

Tynings Way

Westwood

BA15 2BU


Article published: 27 Sep 2016

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