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

Westwood with Iford School News

Hello again 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 fabulous Sports Day, two nights of first class entertainment from our older children performing Shakespeare Rocks and our Summer Fair. Thank you all so very much for supporting our school once again. We are lucky to live and work within such a wonderful community.

Academically, our Year 2 and Year 6 children have again made us proud with their commitment, hard work and attitude to learning that resulted in their deservedly strong outcomes in their SATs and everyone throughout the school has had so many diverse and exciting learning opportunities this year, it 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.

Finally, 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 additional members to our governing body.

Have a great summer everyone!     Ian Rockey  Head teacher
Article published: 02 Aug 2017

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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

Some words about parish room progress...

"Parish Room

Work on the Parish Room is progressing to schedule with the walls of the extension rising fast. It will soon be obvious from the road when part of the Rectory wall is demolished to create the roadside terrace. After discussion with Diocese Estate Manager, passage through the Rectory drive has now to be controlled and the door into the Rectory grounds is locked, with the key available in the church when disabled access is needed. Work to create the permanent disabled access at the church gate will start in mid-October."

Regards, David


Article published: 27 Sep 2016

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