Westbury September Village News

Meetings
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 8th September at Westbury Village Hall at 8.00 pm.
Members of the public are very welcome to attend but please register with the clerk beforehand. The agenda will be published the week before the meeting at: https://westburyvillage.co.uk/westbury-parish-council-agendas-and-minutes/
 
Councillor vacancy
Westbury Parish Council still has one vacancy. Our six current councillors James, Graeme, Vicky, Cath, Katy and Richard are a great bunch who enjoy having a say on what goes on in our lovely little village. If you would like to join the team and get involved, please email the clerk Cathy Knott on westburyclerk@aol.com
 
Thankyou!
A huge shout out to Lindsay Webster for organising the children’s activities over the summer holidays and thank you to Westbury Parish Hall Charity for funding them.

New street name
The first entrance on the right off the A422 from Brackley is in the process of being named Red Oak Lane; in May 1943, a Wellington Bomber with five crew members crashed into the hill just to the west of the road and were all killed. In 2014 the family of one of the crew planted a Canadian red oak tree there in memory of those who died. The farm which moved from the Mill Farmyard was subsequently named ‘Red Oak Farm’ to commemorate this, and residents have been given permission to name their road. Further information on the crew members can be found on the village website at: https://westburyvillage.co.uk/saint-augustines-church-remembrance-service-2019/

Highways update
Westbury Parish Council has applied to the HS2 Road Safety fund for a pedestrian crossing and a further vehicle activated sign (VAS) on the A422 and are pleased to say we are through to Stage 2. We should know by the end of October whether we’ve made it through this stage when they’ll carry out a feasibility study etc.
Transport for Bucks (TfB) are surveying the drainage system on Main Street using CCTV to assess areas of damage underground. They will map areas of collapsed pipe and replace it or get the utility companies to organise the repairs.
 
Speed Watch
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this was put on hold but it has now been reinstated and we are able to commence with our project. Councillor Cath Young is taking the lead with traffic calming in Westbury and has taken over Speed Watch in the village. If you are not already on our list of volunteers but would like to get involved, please contact Cath at: cath.young15@gmail.com


Dog fouling – Pooper snooper app 

If you would like to help tackle this messy issue, you can download an app on your mobile phone which will help to build a picture of problem areas in the village. Pooper Snooper has been designed to allow people to quickly, easily and accurately record dog poo (and see bin locations), which then appear on a map within the app. You can download the app here: https://poopersnooper.app/get-started
 
HS2 information
The latest information and updates are available to view at: (https://westburyvillage.co.uk/full-steam-ahead-on-hs2/)
 
Fix my street
Anyone can use this online tool to report a problem on a street/road in Buckinghamshire (including fly tipping) or to track the progress of reported issues at: https://www.fixmystreet.buckscc.gov.uk/
 
Keeping in contact
Facebook page ‘Westbury Village, Bucks Group’ https://www.facebook.com/groups/977928722556284
Facebook page ‘Westbury Community Shop and Café https://www.facebook.com/westburyshopandcafe
To sign up for village emails via Mailchimp click here:  http://eepurl.com/dKP7Cc
Welcome packs are available from the clerk (westburyclerk@aol.com)  or village shop and café (they are currently being updated).
 

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