Westbury Parish Council represents the village of Westbury and its 200 households. The Council comprises of 7 Councillors including the Chairman and Vice Chairman. The parish clerk is the proper officer of the council, providing advice, administrative support and taking action to implement decisions.
Parish Council meetings are open to the public and are held in the Village Hall, Playing Field Road, Westbury, Northamptonshire, NN13 5JN at 8.00pm on the second Wednesday of every month (with the exception of August). The public do not have a right to speak when the council meetings are in session unless invited to do so by the Chairman but public comments are taken before the meeting commences. Members of the public may also speak after the meeting including matters relating to items on the Agenda.
Westbury is fortunate to have a number of facilities which are owned and managed by the Parish Council, these include: the playing field, playground and the village hall which is managed through an agreement with Westbury Village Hall Association. In addition the Parish Council is responsible for providing and ensuring a range of services to the village, these include: grass cutting, dog bins, street lighting and responding to the District Council planning applications within the parish.
Neighbourhood Plan information
Westbury Parish Council has submitted an application to AVDC to designate the parish as a neighbourhood area with a view to developing a neighbourhood plan. AVDC is inviting comment on the application particularly from those living or working in the area, during a 6 week public consultation, fulfilling the requirements of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (As amended) PART 2 Regulation 6.
The public consultation on the boundary of the proposed neighbourhood area starts on 7 June and runs until 19 July.
Any comments on the Westbury neighbourhood area application can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click HERE to see the application
Parish Council Meeting Dates
Please note, some dates will be subject to change but advance notice will be provided.
2019: 9th January; 13th February; 13th March; 10th April (Annual Parish meeting); 22nd May (Annual Meeting of the Council); 12th June; changed to 3rd July; 11th September; 9th October; 13th November; 11th December
2020: 22nd January; 12th February; 11th March; 15th April (Annual Parish meeting); 13th May (Annual Meeting of the Council); 10th June; 1st July; 9th September; 14th October;11th November; 9th December
Meet your Parish Councillors
The Parish Councillors are listed below, along with their areas of responsibility, short biography and contact details:
- James Stone, Chair: Finance, Insurance, Legal, HR & General Administration
- Vicky Webb: Footpaths (Oxon/Bucks registration), Local Footpaths, WVHA
- Cath Young – Neighbourhood plan, speed watch & traffic calming
- Graeme Cook, Vice Chair: Utilities, Highways, HR
- Lindsay Webster – HS2, speed watch & traffic calming
- Katy Wintour: Playpark & Social Media
- Cathy Knott: Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)
Information about local planning applications and policies are available on the Aylesbury Vale District Council’s website.