Westbury Parish Council

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 forwardplans@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk
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

Planning Information

Information about local planning applications and policies are available on the Aylesbury Vale District Council’s website.

View details of planning applications, appeals & enforcement and register to receive updates or comment on a planning application.

Keep in touch
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Contact us
If you would like to contact us, please email or phone:

James Stone, Chair: Finance, Insurance, Legal, HR & General Administration

Tel: 01280 702455 or 07713 196026 – Email: jamesstonewpc@gmail.com
REGISTER OF INTERESTS

Having lived in the area for a number of years we moved to Westbury some 8 years ago where my family and I have made our home. Shortly after moving to the village I got involved with the Village Plan and was persuaded to Chair the project through to its conclusion. I have been a Parish Councillor for over 5 years and enjoy every minute of it.

In April 2016 I took over from Derek Crane as Chair.

Vicky Webb: Footpaths (Oxon/Bucks registration), HR & WVHA

Tel: 01280 706056 / 07776 471066 – Email: vicky.hopewalker@btinternet.com
REGISTER OF INTERESTS

I am now in my 20th year as a resident for Westbury, and have been on the Parish Council for 17 years. It has been a wonderful place for my family to grown up. I work freelance as a project manager for the Paralympic Heritage Trust.

Currently my main area of responsibility on the Parish Council is as Vice Chair. I am also the representative for Westbury Village Hall Association (WVHA) of which I am Chair and I am the main liaison for the Parish Council’s application to register 3 footpaths in the Village.

 

Cath Young: Parish/neighbourhood plan

Tel: 07926 707479/ 01280 701107 – Email: cath.young15@gmail.com

REGISTER OF INTERESTS

My family moved to Bucks when I was five and I have lived very happily in Westbury since 2005.  I have one son at University, he was at school locally and has has played cricket for the village since he was 9.  I have been involved with Westbury Youth Cricket Club for many years and now spend Saturdays in cricket season as scorer for the senior club first team  
 
I work at a local school as a nurse and teacher of Health & Social Care and have previously worked in Oxford in a variety of nursing and teaching roles. During a career break from nursing I ran my own business, a florist and gift shop in Deddington. 
 
As a new council member I am very impressed with the pro-activity and dedication of the Parish Council and look forward to getting more involved in issues which affect the village community.  

 

Graeme Cook: Utilities, Highways

Tel: 07901 862133 – Email: graemecookwpc@gmail.com

REGISTER OF INTERESTS

I live in Towcester but work in Westbury as the Operations Manager at SugaRich (Brackley Dryer).

I joined Westbury Parish Council in 2016 having been a regular attendee for over a year.

VACANT

 

 

Katy Wintour: Playpark & Media

Tel: 07852 748974 – Email: kwintour@hotmail.co.uk

REGISTER OF INTERESTS

My family moved to Westbury in 2018 and I joined the parish council in July 2019.

VACANT: Planning, Financial controls officer and tree management

Tel:  – Email:

REGISTER OF INTERESTS

 

Cathy Knott: Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

Tel: 01280 308580 or 07545 137500 – Email: westburyclerk@aol.com

My husband and I moved to Westbury in 2011. I was initially a bit sceptical about living in a small village as I’ve always been a “towny” but I feel very much at home here and everyone’s so friendly. I have two grown up sons, Jamie and Chris and two step-children, Emily and Louis. I became Clerk to Westbury Parish Council in February 2013 and really enjoy my work. I am continually amazed at the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes of running a village and think that Westbury is very lucky to have such a dedicated team of Councillors.