News from Westbury

ST AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH

It is hoped to arrange some services for Christmas subject to guidelines and these will be announced in due course.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING- We were able to have a socially distanced Harvest Thanksgiving service to welcome Rev Paula for her first service in Westbury.   The church was beautifully decorated and we welcomed 30 parishioners (the maximum number permitted under Government Guidelines).  Thank you to everyone who so generously donated goods for the Brackley Food Bank.

The planned services for November could not be held but the church will continue to be open twice a week for private prayer and contemplation. 

REMEMBRANCE- We were glad we were able to have a brief Remembrance Service in the churchyard by the War Memorial, albeit we could not involve the wider village due to COVID-19 restrictions. Arthur led a solemn and meaningful service attended also by Rev Paula and the new headmaster of Beachborough.  

WESTBURY PARISH COUNCIL

We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

MEETINGS - Our next meeting will be held at 8pm on Wednesday 13thJanuary at Westbury Village Hall. Members of the public are very welcome to attend, but please register with the clerk beforehand (for track & trace purposes).

Information will be available on the meeting agenda the week before the meeting at:

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

CHRISTMAS - The annual Christmas ‘Big Switch On’ will be very different this year. There

won’t be a market/fayre but we will still have a Christmas tree (kindly donated by Derek Crane) which will be lit from 4thDecember and it is hoped we may be able to combine this with the Community Shop & Café’s ‪Friday Nighttake-away if government guidelines allow. 

We will also be organising a festive village trail with prizes.

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

 

MESSAGE FROM PAT DONOVAN  - “I would like to wish all neighbours, especially David and Norma, friends and all residents of Westbury, old and new, a very happy Christmas and a healthy, safe and peaceful New Year!”

 

WESTBURY COMMUNITY SHOP AND CAFÉ

During the second lockdown in November, the Shop and Cafe became the place to do your weekly shop again. To be able to find all that you need locally and have it delivered, was a blessing to those confined to their home. It was also convenient for those not wanting to travel to a supermarket. Daily deliveries of fresh fruit and veg, locally produced milk and delicious artisan bread, to mention a few (see our advertisement for more local providers) proved as popular as ever, as well as the amazing assortment of homemade cakes. Coffee, tea and sandwiches continued to be enjoyed by passing trade, cycle groups, walkers etc, as well as locals. 

The Friday night Take-aways continue to be in demand for those wanting a nights rest from cooking. 

DATES TO REMEMBER    (COVID 19 PERMITTING)

6thDecemberwe will be holding a Christmas Fair.

8thand 9thDecemberthere will be Wreath Making with Buzzy from Flowers Naturally. It will cost £30 to make your own wreath, materials provided.

To book a place please get in touch with us on ‪01280 841775.

We will be providing our usual Christmas Hampersas well as our new Vegetable Hampersthis year. Please contact us to book either of these.

OPENING TIMES

It will be business as usual over the Christmas & New Year period except:

         We will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

         Opening hours New Years Day.....10am - 4pm

We are open 7 days a week, and Thursday & Friday open till 8pm.

 

We will keep up to date information on Facebook.

You can also find us on Instagram, Westbury Village Website & Google maps.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE

Susan Fuller