WESTFIELD PARISH COUNCIL – QUALITY STATUS

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved, once more, the Quality status awarded by the National Association of Local Councils.  This is indicative of our deep commitment to improve the local community

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WESTFIELD’S INSPIRATIONAL CITIZEN 2020


For the nomination form please see Westfield Inspirational Citizen page under the Community Information drop down.

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ENERGY AT HOME ADVICE SERVICE

B&NES Energy at Home advice service will be at the following locations to give residents advice about how to save energy through heating and insulation improvements, answering questions about smart meters as well as information on lowering fuel bills by switching energy suppliers. Drop in, no booking necessary.

• Tuesday 21 January at Keynsham Library 10.30-15.30

• Wednesday 29 January at Bath Central Library 10.30-15.30

• Tuesday 25 February at Midsomer Norton library 10.30-15.30

• Wednesday 26 February Bath Central Library 10.30-15.30

• Wednesday 18 March at Keynsham Library 10.30-15.30

• Wednesday 25 March Bath Central Library 10.30-15.30

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VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR

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advert for landscape contract

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CHAIRMAN’S GRANTS 2019

Parish Council Chairman, Geoff Fuller, has used his Chairman’s Allowance to make donations to local groups. Here he is with Justin and Leanne at
SWALLOW beside their friendship tree.

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YOUTH CONNECT IN WESTFIELD AND RADSTOCK

Poster for Youth Connect services in Westfield

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LOOK AFTER YOURSELF THIS WINTER – ADVICE FROM B&NES


Call NHS

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NEWS ABOUT RECYCLING FROM B&NES

Residents across Bath and North East Somerset can pick up reward vouchers to spend in high street stores as part of a new scheme to encourage recycling of small electrical items.
Bath & North East Somerset Council is working in partnership with BetterPoints to reward residents for clearing out their homes of small electronic and electrical items and recycling them.
For the next four months people will be rewarded for recycling their broken or unwanted small electrical appliances at one of Bath and North East Somerset’s recycling centres.
People can take their unwanted or broken small electricals to the recycling centre and download the free BetterPoints app on their smart phones and then scan the QR code located next to the electrical recycling container.
The council currently has a kerbside collection system for small electrical appliances and plans to extend the reward scheme to these collections later this autumn.
Residents will get rewards by recycling any small electrical item that has a plug or uses batteries. Such items include:
• Kettles, blenders, calculators, cameras, chargers, digi-boxes, electronic toothbrushes, electronic toys and games, hair straighteners, hi-fi equipment, irons, power tools, shavers, telephones, torches and so on!
Residents will be able to earn points for each scanned item and redeem BetterPoints for vouchers from £2 to £20 for national high street and local independent shops including Argos, Sainsburys, Costa Coffee, Evans Cycles, Morrisons, Debenhams, Dorothy Perkins and many more.
Alternatively people can donate points to a community group or a charity of their choice, whether it’s national or local, it’s all done in the app.
If a charity is not listed it can be added easily. Recylers can also earn BetterTickets for regular prize draws – the more you collect, the more chance you have of winning.
Councillor Dave Wood, cabinet member for Climate Emergency and Neighbourhood Services, said: “Last year our residents recycled more than 612 tonnes of small electrical items by taking them to our recycling centres and we want to increase that number”.
“All small electrical appliances brought to the recycling centre can be recycled and made into new things using their valuable metals and plastics. One clothes iron can provide enough steel to make 13 new steel cans. All the items will be crushed, separated into their different materials and recycled to make new products.”
Bath and North East Somerset residents can take their broken or unwanted electrical items to any of the following recycling centres:
• Bath; Midland Road (off Upper Bristol Road), Bath, BA1 3AT; Google Map
• Keynsham; Pixash Lane (off main A4 Bath Road), Keynsham, BS31 1TP;
• Midsomer Norton; Old Welton, Wheelers Hill (off Radstock Road A362), Midsomer Norton, BA3 2AA.
For further information on BetterPoints and the BetterRecycle challenge visit: https://betterrecycle.betterpoints.uk/page/betterrecycle-challenge

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GREEN AND OPEN SPACES IN WESTFIELD

Do you use the green and open spaces of Westfield?

Perhaps you are a dog walker who enjoys Waterside Valley, or you may take your family to the play areas and cycle paths of Westfield. Possibly you belong to a group which goes on nature walks or runs in our green spaces. Whatever your background, if you use the green and open spaces of Westfield you may like to take part in the Westfield Green and Open Spaces Group.

This group is set up to protect and enhance the green open spaces of Westfield, including their accessibility. Helping to prioritise the use of funding from developer contributions designated for green open spaces in Westfield forms part of their work.

Your input can be as little or large as you like. You might like simply to receive the minutes of the group and email some thoughts. Or you might like to come along to meetings, put forward your suggestions and work towards seeing them come to fruition. Input at all levels is welcome.

We hope to hear from you. Please contact the Westfield Parish Clerk on council@westfieldparishcouncil.co.uk or call 01761 410669 or look at the website to monitor the progress of the group www.westfieldparishcouncil.co.uk

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DON’T FEED THE GULLS

Please see the following notice from BaNES:

Poster advertising "Don't feed the gulls"