Westwood with Iford School
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get involved.
Article published: 20 Nov 2017
Westwood with Iford School News
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.
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.
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.
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
Article published: 27 Sep 2017
Friends of Westwood School (FoWS
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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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
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
Westwood Stores and Post Office
and Rita wish to retire and the village store is for sale, unfortunately they
are finding it difficult to find successors
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.
Councillor Paul Phillips is coordinating the initial stages and is seeking
comments and observations from villagers and current clients of the store
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
c/o Westwood Stores &
Article published: 27 Sep 2016
Some words about parish room progress...
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
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
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