FRONT GARDEN COMPETITION

With the Chelsea Flower show being in full bloom, now’s the time when we look at our own gardens to get them full of wonderful displays.

The Westfield Front Garden Competition is here!
See the Front Garden page on this website. Closing date for entries is Thursday 6th July.
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ROADWORKS

We have had notification of work by Bristol Water on the Wells Road, close to The Dring, which will have two way signals.
The work is to take place between 22nd and 30th May.
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YOUTH CONNECT



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 VOLUNTEER NEWSLETTER

The Volunteer Centre for B&NES is working hard to put together schemes that can help people’s lives.

See attached link for their latest newsletter:

Community Matters Spring Newsletter

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YOUTH CONNECT PROJECTS

Youth services in Westfield are going from strength to strength.
The latest project was one to help Year 11 children to do CVs and talk about careers. They talked of college courses and apprenticeships and one of the Youth Connect PAs helped them with applications.
8 young people in Westfield are qualified first aiders – watch this space for more details of them receiving their certificates.
Adult volunteers are still needed to help with ongoing projects. If you are interested at all contact Katy Roberts on 07966 880422.


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HOME ENERGY LOAN

Local home owners wanting to improve the warmth, comfort and efficiency of their homes can now apply for a new Bath & North East Somerset Home Energy Loan.
The Council’s Energy at Home Scheme has collaborated with not-for-profit lender Wessex Resolutions C.I.C to make this loan available. It can be used to help spread the costs of installing energy saving measures such as: boilers; loft, cavity wall, and solid wall insulation; and renewable energy technologies.
The Energy at Home Scheme provides free home energy advice to residents and help to make energy saving home improvements. Grants are still available through the scheme for most measures, however where the grants do not fully cover the cost of the works, the remaining up-front costs can be prohibitively expensive. The Home Energy Improvement Loan provides a new option for home owners to help spread these costs over time, making energy saving home improvements more manageable.
Home owners can apply for a Home Energy Loan of between £500 – £15,000, with a repayment term of between 6 months and 15 years. The loan has a representative rate of 4.2% APR. It is subject to an affordability and credit check, and it will require a home visit from an advisor.

To find out more about the loan, or for any other home energy related queries, contact the Energy at Home Advice Service:
0800 038 5680
www.wnwenergyathome.org.uk

Bath & North East Somerset Council is also pleased to announce that they are now working with Dyson Energy Services as its new Energy at Home Delivery Partner. Dyson Energy Services is working hard to get in contact with all the referrals made over the last few months whilst the scheme has undergone this transition. If you have not yet been called back, or if you have had works completed through the scheme and have any queries about how this change may affect you, please contact the Energy at Home Advice Service.

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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!