Urgent please take part in this survey.
Do you live in a small rural community or out in the sticks?
If you live in a small rural community or out in the sticks, make a difference and take part in Shropshire's Rural Health Survey.
Representatives from GPs across Shropshire, the Council and other bodies representing rural interests, such as the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), are seeking views from people who live in rural areas in Shropshire to help to improve and develop the things that affect you. In particular, we want to hear about your quality of life and the things that have affected your quality of life.
The results will be used for further research and analysis to help to make a positive difference to the lives of people living in rural areas in Shropshire.
To take part online, here is the link...
The closing date for this survey is 31st July 2013
Vron Gate Show 27th July
Whittington Farm near Vennington.
FREE entry this year!
Volunteer to bake a cake - and donate it to the show. Contact Celia Wright for more information 884576.
Volunteer to help out on the day. Contact Helen Humphreys in the first instance. 884804.
A special performance of Appalachian dancing by Kicking Alice the well known Appalachian dance troop will take place alongside the usual dog show, ponies, plant stall, bouncy castle, BBQ and Bar, Owls and Hawks and lots more.
If you have a stand or display you would like to bring along please contact Helen Humphreys 884804.
Web@Westbury Computer Club.
Meetings at Westbury Village Hall:
15th May 10 - 12 am.
29th May 10 - 12 am and 6.30 - 8.30 pm.
5th June 10 - 12 am and 6.30 - 8.30 pm.
12th June 10 - 12 am.
All levels of experience or none at all. Everyone will be made most welcome.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Ruth 884658 or Emma 84479
Westbury Post Office links up with HSBC!
Personal Banking facilities for customers of HSBC are now available at the Post Office - the service started on the 8th May - many thanks to the Post Mistress for her initiative in helping to develop service in our community.
The next surgery will be at Westbury Post Office on Tuesday 28th May 9.30 - 10 am. Please drop by if you need a word with our local police Officer.
Broad Band for Rural Areas.
Make your voice heard make sure we get good broad band in the Parish.
Please log into http://connectingshropshire.co.uk/ or
See and Hear Exhibition.
Everyone is invited to attend this high profile exhibition of equipment and services for people with sight or hearing loss. Following the successes of the last five years, this event will take place again at Shrewsbury Sports Village, Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ on Wednesday 15 May 2013 between 10am and 4pm.
The exhibition is being planned and organised by The See and Hear Shropshire Partnership, which includes Shropshire Council, Shropshire Voluntary Association for the Blind, the Rural Community Council, Vision Technology & Training and the Guide Dogs Association.
The exhibition will showcase many products and services.
Complementary eye screening
By Shropshire Local Optical Committee.
Bionic Ear Show
An interactive presentation on how the ear works.
Presented by Tobin May, Deaf Research UK. Please see the attachment on this page for more information and times.
The Sensory Tunnel
Visitors are able to walk through the pitch black tunnel and experience a taste of life without sight. People can smell freshly mown grass and hear traffic and countryside noises. Under their feet they can feel a surface which simulates grass and a braille pavement. They are also able to feel walls made of brick, grass, wooden fencing and wire fencing.
Sighted guides will be on hand to assist.
BSL and deafblind interpreters will also be available.
Take better pictures this summer.
This course will help you take control of your DSLR camera.
Over the 6 weeks we look at each of the basic photographic and camera principles, including shutter speed, aperture, exposure and ISO, The use of different shooting modes (shutter and aperture priority and manual mode) you will also begin to get an understanding of terms such as depth of field, while addressing photographic elements including composition, form and framing etc.
Learners are required to have some computer knowledge, such as opening and closing the programs, saving files, creating folders. You also have to have some knowledge your own camera manual as well as the basic settings.
Six Week Course beginning Tuesday 4th June
Held at the Methodist Hall Worthen From 7pm - 9pm
Digital SLR camera with fully charged batteries and a USB stick
Please contact Mairi on 01743892851 or call into the Old Fire Station to book or for further information. Payment in full on booking.
Parish Council Election Results May 2013.
Uncontested Parish Election Results please open the links below:
This web site can be a big help to members of the farming community.
Coping with the ups and downs of farming is no easy task so it is important that Shropshire farmers can get access to confidential help if the going gets harder than usual.
The web site is very helpful and there is a number to call direct if needed.
0845 367 9990 between 7am and 11 pm open every day in the year.
Celebrating God's Creation in words and flowers.
Holy Trinity Church Yockleton aniversary Weekend.
Saturday 25th May 10 am - 4 pm.
Sunday 26th May 10am - 4 pm.
Follwed by songs of praise.
Monday 27th May 10 am - 4 pm.
Come and join us all welcome.
Parish Council meeting 9th January.
Stop press report - planning application for Two Broiler Units.
At the Parish Council meeting last night, 9th January, the Council supported a planning application for two chicken broiler units housing up to 90,000 birds. The application for these units has been made by PF & MJ Williams and Son Bank House Farm Yockleton.
A short presentation was made by the agent for the application Miss. A.M. Williams Nock Deighton Agricultural LLP. Pictures of the site to be developed were issued and details about sighting of the units, traffic flows, waste disposal etc. was provided.
The Chairman of the Parish Council Mr. L.Hurdley, proposed that the council should not make comment on the application because many people in Yockleton were unaware of the situation and had not had time to make representation to local Parish Councillors.
A number of councillors disagreed with the position suggested by the Chairman and a vote on the matter as to whether or not to support this planning application was taken.
Against: Mr. Hurdley (Westbury) and Mrs Royal (Yockleton) voted against supporting the application.
Abstained: Mr. Onions (Yockleton) abstained.
For: All other members entitled to vote i.e. Councillors represent Westbury residents.
NB. Mr. P. Williams who is a Yockleton Parish Councillor was not able to be present for the discussion or vote since he had a personal interest in the matter under consideration.
Some concern was raised during the meeting since this item had not appeared on the Agenda which was dated 28th December 2012. The formal application was received by Shropshire Council on the 18th December.
During the meeting Mr. Sandbach (Yockleton resident & editor of this web site) said that the Council was brining itself into disrepute by taking a vote in support of the development bearing in mind the lack of proper notification to people living in Yockleton.
After the meeting The Parish Clerk, Mr. Groome gave a personal assurance to Mr. Sandbach that the Parish Council had acted in accordance with the Parish Council standing orders and therefore no impropriety had taken place. Mr. Sandbach advised Mr. Groome that he intended to check on this assurance and read the standing orders for himself.
Details of the application can be found on the Shropshire Council Web site:
Design and Access Statement :-
Environmental Impact Assessment:-
Should you wish to make a comment you can use the letters facility on this web site.
More news from the meeting to come copy being prepared watch this space.
Oil buying Scheme August 2012 News Letter.
Site Allocations and Management of Development Preferred Options. -SAMDev for short.
SAMDev Preferred Options: Shrewsbury Area
Consultation period: March - June 2012
The Site Allocations and Management of Development (SAMDev) Preferred Options plan for Shrewsbury and its surrounding area can be viewed on the Shropshire Council web site. See link: The SAMDev for Shrewsbury including rural hinterland.
Please take a few minutes to see what is proposed - the proposal being consulted on does not have any development in the Parish of Westbury but you may be or have an interest in other parts of the area.
It could not be easier to join in the consultation since you can send in your views online with out having to go to a public meeting.
Given issues about wind farms, pylons etc. it is worth making your point of view know to the powers that be.
How to respond
To ensure the consultation is as efficient as possible, and to make the best use of council resources, we are encouraging people to use the online questionnaires available on this website when responding.
Individual online questionnaires have been prepared for each SAMDev consultation document and are available on each page.
It's not intended to produce paper copies of either the SAMDev documents or the questionnaires because of the high cost involved, but all comments made will be accepted.
You can get involved in a variety of ways, including Facebook and Twitter. To find out more and to join in the conversation, log on to Facebook and search for 'Plan My Shropshire'.
St. Mary's School Westbury in Cyber space!
Exciting new development for our community.
What's on in and around the Parish.
Westbury Village Hall.
Parents and toddlers Fridays 10 - 12 ring Emma 07812020816
Westbury pre-school Our opening times are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9.00 - 11.30am, Lunch club 11.30am - 12.30pm, afternoon session 12.30pm - 3pm.
For further details please call Mrs Val Pugh on 01743 885 276 or 884115. £7.10 per session and lunch club is £3. All children aged 3yrs are entitled to 15hrs free funded place the term after their third birthday.
For more details please contact Val Pugh 01743 885276.
L Miss Amanda Parr Deputy, Mrs Val Pugh pre-school leader, Miss Abbie Manders.
Table ready for Lunch.
Penguins are COOL!
Indoor Bowling Club - every Tuesday. 7.00 pm. New members welcome. £3 per evening, tea and coffee included. Please bring smooth soled shoes. Ring Mr. D. Williams 01743 884553 for details.
Westbury Exercise Group - gentle exercise to music and finish with a cuppa. Contact: 01743 891561 email: Rmorriss73@gmail.com