YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO NOMINATE FOR THE WESTFIELD INSPIRATIONAL CITIZEN AWARD
Whether it is gritting the pavements, clearing snow, doing your shopping, watering the flower displays, helping at the allotment site or singing at the Christmas Lights Switch On, Westfield has a proud history of public spirited residents.
To foster our community spirit, the Westfield Inspirational Citizen Award recognises the achievements of the extraordinary people who voluntarily and selflessly improve the lives of those around them. In giving the Award, we recognise that these people are an inspiration to us all.
Do you know someone whose service to the community should be recognised? Someone whose voluntary work has made a difference in our parish? If so, please go to the Westfield Inspirational Citizen Award page on this website under ‘Community Information’ and make your nomination.
Nomination forms should be received by 26th March 2018 and the Award will be presented at the Annual Parish Meeting on 23rd April 2018.
HUGE THANK YOU TO THE LITTER PICKERS AT THE WEEKEND
Westfield Parish Council would like to offer a huge thank you to the residents that braved the snow and wind on Saturday to help clear some of the rubbish away from areas of Westfield. Despite snow and bitter winds people cleared 29 bags of rubbish from the parish. Well done to all involved and we hope the weather is better when we do it again!
FANTASTIC CUSTOMER SERVICE COURSE BEING RUN BY LEARNDIRECT
Still a few spaces left for the excellent Customer Service course running at LearnDirect in Bath starting on the 3rd of April and running until Monday the 9th of April 2018. Comes with an accredited Customer Service qualification and a guaranteed jobs interviews with jobs at the McDonalds in the city centre and also Twerton.
EASTER EVENTS IN BATH
There’s plenty going on for younger visitors this Easter at the Bath & North East Somerset Council-run Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Gallery.
Kids can get ready for spring by making a mini Roman garden, design colourful geometric patterns based on Eighties fashions, and create some arty Easter cards and collages to take home.
Councillor Paul Myers, (Conservative Midsomer Norton Redfield) cabinet member for Economic and Community Regeneration, said: “There are some brilliant activities taking place in our museums over Easter, and all are free for residents with a Discovery Card. We hope local families will be inspired to visit, and discover – or rediscover – the wonderful museums on their doorstep.”
The Roman Baths
Monday 26 March 2018, 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm
Celebrate spring by creating a mini Roman garden.
Tuesday 27 March 2018, 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Admire the geometric designs used in 1980s outfits, and create your own using bright collage paper.
Victoria Art Gallery
Wednesday 28 March 2018, 10.30am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–3.30pm
Create eggy crafts and cards to take home. Ages 3 to 11.
Victoria Art Gallery
Wednesday 4 April 2018, 10.30am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–3.30pm
Use simple collage to create a historical portrait inspired by those in the Gallery. Ages 3 to 11.
All activities are included in the admission price. Admission is free for Bath & North East Somerset residents with a Discovery Card (bathnes.gov.uk/discoverycard).
Advance booking not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Discovery cards are available from Bath One Stop Shop, 3-4 Manvers Street, Bath, Fashion Museum, Bennett Street, BA1 2QH, The Roman Baths main entrance hall, Abbey Churchyard, Victoria Art Gallery, Bridge Street,
Keynsham One Stop Shop, Civic Centre, Market Walk, The Hollies Midsomer Norton
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF RECYCLING CENTRE AT MIDSOMER NORTON
Households are being advised about the temporary closure of the recycling centre in Midsomer Norton while essential work is carried out.
Bath and North East Somerset Council says the site in Old Welton, Wheelers Hill, will close from Monday April 16 to Sunday April 29.
The site has to close temporarily because of work to the area where segregated hazardous household waste such as asbestos, batteries, gas cylinders and paints are stored in order to comply with latest Health and Safety guidance.
Councillor Bob Goodman, (Conservative, Coombe Down) cabinet member for development and neighbourhoods, said: “We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but the work has to be carried out. We have avoided carrying out the work over Easter because we anticipate it will be a busy period. While the Midsomer Norton centre is closed residents can use our other centres in Bath and Keynsham.”
The Midsomer Norton centre will reopen on Monday 30 April. Residents can recycle more than thirty types of items at our recycling centres – find out what you can take to these at www.bathnes.gov.uk/recyclingcentres
LATEST WARBLER IS HERE
The Spring edition of the Westfield Warbler should have come through your door by now. For a digital copy click on the image on the right hand side of this page.
YOUTH ACTIVITIES IN WESTFIELD FEBRUARY-APRIL 2018
CALLING WESTFIELD COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS
We have a unique opportunity to offer you, following a partnering with the popular and local radio station Somer Valley FM the opportunity to 10 hours of media training for a group of up to four people from your organisation.
This could include:
- Project and task management – working to time deadlines
- Verbal communication skills, using a microphone, interview skills, creating a script, editing skills
- Production skills, editorial decision skills, production planning and techniques.
Radstock Museum have recently completed the training and are now hosting a weekly radio programme showcasing what the museum has to offer.
We believe this is a great way to share your good news stories and also learn some transferable skills!
Please let us know if you would like to take up this opportunity so we can arrange the first session: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sarah on 07845 756 700
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
NEXT DRAGONS DEN EVENT
LET’S BE SUGAR SMART IN WESTFIELD
Bath and North East Somerset wants to hear local people’s views on its new Sugar Smart campaign.
The council has teamed up with local organisations Sustainable Food Cities and the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation to help get the Sugar Smart message across.
The campaign aims to address obesity, poor oral health and diabetes by helping people to recognise how much sugar is in their food and drink as well as supporting people to make healthy choices.
Residents are being asked for their views to inform the campaign by taking part in a survey with the chance to win prizes, including tickets to a Bath City football match, 1 month gym membership with Better Leisure, a Riverford Organic veg box and many more.
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER
Parish Council is delighted to announce we have a Twitter address and are now able to communicate with even more residents and businesses in Westfield.
Our Twitter address is @westfield_pc
We look forward to hearing from you!