News from Westbury


Advance notice Book Sale and Charity Stall- in aid of the church on Saturday and Sunday, April 13thand 14th - 11 am to 2 pm at Turweston Aerodrome outside the grey portacabins across from the new hexagonal Control Tower and Flight Deck Cafe.


Meetings- The next meeting will be held at Westbury Village Hall at 8 pm on Wednesday 13th March. All welcome to attend.

Street light replacement programme approved!A replacement and upgrade programme of street lights in Westbury will commence this March/April with the replacement of lights along Main Street, Orchard Close and by the grass triangle (treebank) at the intersection of Main Street and Mill Lane. 

The next phase (2020/21) will see street lights along Biddlesden Road and Fullwell Road replaced with Mill Lane, School Close and Manor Gardens being the final phase in 2021/22.

All post mounted fittings will be replaced with new energy efficient directional LED units offering:

·        Reliability of LED and reduced on-going maintenance of the units

·        Long warranty period for LED lamp units v traditional lighting

·        Improved visual impact of directional LED lighting

·        Reduction in light pollution due to directional lighting control

·        Reduction in energy consumption

·        Increase in visibility and therefore safety from clean clear LED    lighting

The prioritising of the phased replacement programme has been determined by; on-going outage issues, an increase in maintenance costs, a recent survey undertaken by our contractor Balfour Beatty and the need to ensure uniform lighting levels.

Once complete we will see on-going energy saving of up to 50%.


Dog Fouling - Westbury Parish Council is working with AVDC to tackle the on-going issue of dog fouling in the village. Dog wardens are keeping a watch out for irresponsible owners and will serve a fixed penalty notice on anyone allowing their dog to foul in a public place. Offenders will be issued with a fixed penalty notice or a fine of up to £1,000 if the case goes to court.

Being unaware that your dog has fouled or not having a suitable means of clearing up after your dog is no excuse.

Dog fouling is more effectively tackled when the whole community works together.  The majority of dog owners act responsibly, but there are those that don’t and think they can get away with it by not picking up after their pet. 

To give us a better chance of catching the offenders, please contact the parish clerk on if you know of a dog owner who doesn’t pick up after their dog, providing the following information:

  • when the dog(s) is usually exercised and where
  • a description of what the dog(s) looks like
  • a description of the person walking the dog


Sheep Worrying- Please keep dogs on leads when walking through sheep fields. If you allow a dog to worry livestock, you may be prosecuted.   


Have Your Say on Rights of Way- Bucks County Council is preparing a new public ‘Rights of Way Improvement Plan’ which aims to make sure the rights of way network in the county meets public needs, now and in the future. It will outline the actions we'll take over the next 10 years.  To have your say, visit and complete the online survey.

Keeping in touch- Village Website / Village Facebook page ‘Westbury village bucks’. To sign up for village emails please contact the parish clerk

Your photographs WANTED please! - Robin would like your photographs please as part of a plan to cover the soundproofing panels which will be installed in the Village Hall. The photo can either be of your dog's face or anything Westbury, subject to following guidelines:

  • Hi resolution images
  • Must be black and white
  • Only images of Westbury
  • No self portraits please, selfies etc
  • Possibilities are - Scenes, buildings, landscapes, team sports, seasons etc
  • Maximum 1 photo of your dog & 4 Westbury photos.

Email photographs please to



What a great evening we all had with Richard & Jeremy on our 2ndget together as the 'Cafe Society'. We were all kept highly amused, picturing humorous situations with their comedic anecdotes, poems and narratives. A fantastic way to laugh away the stress & strains of everyday living. 

The winter months have kept the Cafe busy with people enjoying our delicious hot drinks and slices of cakes. Don't forget our special offer on Wednesdays for senior citizens. 

Do pop in and enjoy a coffee or tea. Remember too: Hot drink + cake for £3.50 on Wednesdays.

Helen or Emily will always give you a warm welcome, as will our willing volunteers. 

If you wish to join our Cafe Society ask in the shop/cafe or get in touch with Sue Lucas 07740 704214. 


Susan Fuller

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