News from Westbury

ST AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH

CHURCH RE-OPENING- As soon as we were given permission by the Church Authorities, we arranged that our Church would be open from 17thJune. Most of the Church is roped off, leaving three pews available for private prayer and contemplation, respecting physical distancing. Hand sanitiser and wipes are provided and it is necessary to enter names and a contact number in the book provided, for test and tracing purposes. Days of opening are posted on the church door.

Our Church and churchyard is such a beautiful, peaceful place and we would like to think it has provided a calm and quiet oasis in these stressful and troubled times.

SALES OF PLANTS - Donations for plants for sale up at the Shop have reached nearly £300. A big thank you to Jo and her team and to everyone who donated plants and money.

 

WESTBURY PARISH COUNCIL

MEETINGS-We have been holding virtual meetings via Zoom over the last few months but

it is unsure whether we'll continue to do this or meet in person for our next meeting on Wednesday 9th September. Either way, members of the public are very welcome to attend; information will be available on the meeting agenda the week before the meeting at:

‪https://westburyvillage.co.uk/westbury-parish-council-agendas-and-minutes/

THANK YOU TO OUR MANY VOLUNTEERS - A huge number of residents have come forward to support the community over the last few months and we couldn't be more grateful. THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything you have done and are continuing to do. Westbury has really stepped up to the mark - we are all very lucky to live in such a great little village.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN-If you love living in Westbury read on: The way in which Westbury Village responded to the challenges of Covid-19 has made us all appreciate what an amazing and supportive village we live in.

To ensure that Westbury continues to develop and thrive in the way we all want it to, we urgently need more villagers to step up and join the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. The more people that join, the more diverse and talented group we will have. You don't need any special skills or expertise, just enthusiasm, ideas and energy to help drive this project forward.  

Every villager can bring something valuable to this group.  It is your chance to get involved in Westbury's future, don't miss this opportunity. Please contact ‪Cath.young15@gmail.com or James Stone at jamesstonewpc@gmail.com to confirm your commitment to the future of Westbury.  

KEEP BRITAIN TIDY CAMPAIGN -Is running from 11th - 27th. You can take part individually or form a small group. More details at: ‪https://www.keepbritaintidy.org 

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 TOUCH

Village website  ‪www.westburyvillage.co.uk  / Village Facebook page

'Westbury Village, Bucks Group'

To sign up for village emails please contact the parish clerk ‪westburyclerk@aol.com

 

WESTBURY COMMUNITY SHOP & CAFÉ

The Shop and Cafe has continued to go from strength to strength during lockdown. Due to many of us being over 70 including our manager, one of our Committee, Jo Lee, took on responsibility for the business and has made it into a thriving grocery shop which includes take away food and drink and a delicious selection of locally produced homemade cakes. This has provided a hub for the village for provisions and company at a distance. There have been Friday night Pizza nights and other foodie evenings, which have given people an opportunity to have a social drink, whilst staying safe.

It has been a delight to see so many young people volunteering alongside some of our regulars and they have now become familiar faces. We are sorry to see Maddie leave and we will soon have a new Assistant to help our Manager.  

We had a Macmillan Coffee Morning early August raising over  £146.

Thank you for your news and notices this month, Pat for the Church, Cathy for the Parish Council and Ros for the Shop. Other contributions always welcome.  Sue Fuller, Co-ordinator.

Thank you for your monthly contributions. Further contributions are welcome from residents, space permitting by 12th of September for publication in the October issue.

Susan Fuller  s.owenfuller@gmail.com