Community Open Spaces Started 1st Feb 2023
Thank you to the residents who were able to join us for the first Warm Hub session. Following on from the Rural Services Drop-In Clinic the Parish Council is now running a weekly community open space at Westfield Church, St John the Baptist. This is an opportunity to come in for a hot drink and a warm welcome every Wednesday between 10.30am and midday. The events are open to everyone and the Parish Council is very thankful to Rev. Sandi and the Church Wardens for their support in getting this event up and running.
The sessions are run by our Project Support Worker Joanna Birdsey. The Parish Clerk will also be attending the events every first Wednesday of the month for residents to speak about any local Parish matters. If you want to know anymore about these events or would like to come and volunteer for any session please contact Joanna on email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Next Full Council Meeting – February 8th at 7pm
The next full council meeting of the Parish Council will be held on the 8th February 2023 at 7pm in the Church Hall. Full details of the agenda can be found here along with any agenda papers.
Residents are always welcome to attend the Parish Council meetings to discuss any local matter or ask questions to the Officer or Parish Councillors. It would help to have any questions prior to the meeting so we can try to get an answer for you. Please email the Clerk at email@example.com.
Rural Pop Up Services 17th January 2023
Thank you to everyone who attended. It was a great evening and we even had our local PCSOs and their sergeant attend. Details of the services who were at the session can by clicking here. Updates on future events will be posted onto the website and on the Westfield Parish Council Facebook.
Cost of Living Support
Links to the support available from benefits, warm house checks, financial advice can be found by clicking here.
Proposal to Remove Disused Brick Shelter
The disused brick shelter opposite Londis needs repairing. After initial discussions the Parish Council would like to propose to remove this building and replace it with a paved area, including a new wooden noticeboard and seating with planting around the edges of low maintenance shrubs. However, Councillors want to hear the feedback from residents first if they are happy .
This survey has now closed. Councillors will be reviewing the responses in the February 2022 meeting.
Westfield Online Tennis Booking System – goes live!
To make booking the Westfield Tennis Courts easier for all, we have created a system to book automatically – you can choose to book either court and also change/cancel bookings immediately, meaning you have more time to practice your backhand.
That’s an Ace in our book!
Westfield Community Fibre Project – October 2022 update
The Parish Council can confirm that the Openreach Community Project to connect over 800 properties within Westfield Parish to Ultrafast Full Fibre has been moved into delivery planning stage. This is so exciting and makes the many months of hard work and partnership working with Openreach all worth it. Extra special thanks has to be given to Jessica from Openreach. Many of you met her at the Parish Assembly when she gave her presentation. She personally has pushed this project forward and made it happen which has been fantastic. Also many thanks to MP Sally-Ann Hart who helped in the finals stages to get the project over the line.
MANY THANKS to all the residents for your patience. I know this has been ongoing but many of you will be able to upgrade existing contracts once the ultrafast broadband is available. It is still going to take time for the project to be rolled out but it is a very exciting time. Further details can be found here.
Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2021/22
The Parish Council’s Annual Accounts are audited each year in accordance with guidelines issued by the Audit Commission. Please click on the below links to view the internally and externally audited files. To view the closure of audit notice and files please click here.
Westfield Parish Council statement on the sad death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
A Book of Condolence for Her Majesty has been placed at St John the Baptist Church for residents to sign. We hope many residents will write their messages in book at the Church. The Royal Family have also set up an online Book of Condolence for the Queen at https://www.royal.uk/send-message-condolence. The Church have also suggested any resident wishing to lay flowers in honour of Her Majesty the Queen can place these outside on the left hand side of the church door. The Parish Council would like to thank the Church for organising the Book of Condolence and providing a central point in the Parish to lay flowers.
Annual Parish Assembly 25th May
Westfield Parish Council invited all residents across the Parish to celebrate the community of Westfield and all they have achieved over the last few years. We had a wide range of sport clubs, clubs and local charities attend the session as well as many residents. It was very well attended and thanks were given to all residents and volunteers over the last few years especially those who kept groups going, the local businesses who adapted during the pandemic and all the volunteers who took food and medications out to residents. Special thanks were given to Ken Munday and all the volunteers involved in the amazing Westfield Lights having raised over £100k for St Michael’s Hospice as well as Robbie Jones for all of his hard work maintaining the church yard.
This website has been set up to help residents find all the information they need from their Parish Council. The Home Page will feature the latest news with links to various pages about up and coming events and meetings. The Parish Council will start to add in more information and pages related to Parish Council news. If you have any views or feedback we welcome any comments and please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.