WELCOME TO THE WESTBURY-ON-TRYM SOCIETY - an independent voice for Westbury
The Westbury-on-Trym Society is a voluntary organization, set up in 1972, originally to look after the amenities, landscape and historic settings of this 1200 year old village. We are a registered charity (No.265486). The Society now embraces a wide range of activies which are summarised below.
PLANNING: We maintain a critical eye on development plans, specific Planning Applications and proposed changes of use (eg retail to services) and respond to the Local Planning Authority (LPA) if we feel that the proposals have an impact on the community. We are recognised by the LPA as a local planning group such that we are involved in pre-application discussions with potential developers.
CONSERVING: Caring for Westbury's historic environment and amenities. This is partly achieved through our Planning activities but we also actively manage parts of the environment such as the Packhorse garden, through the kind help of volunteers weeding, clearing etc. We also act where we believe that some form of interest group is needed such as Friends of Canford Park.
MANAGING: Seasonal floral displays through 'Westbury-in-Bloom' and tree planting. The Society collects sponsorship, public and other funds for the floral displays in the Village. We co-ordinate planting and, again through the good will of volunteers, clear tubs ready for replanting. We are particularly proud that Westbury has consistently won Britain in Bloom prizes in various categories over a number of years.
PROVIDING: Monthly topical talks such a food, gardening, history, art, music and travel. We also organise special events from time to time, for example in 2010 a very successful 'Trading Local' event was held in Westbury.
SUPPORTING: Local businesses and markets, other groups, village hall events and school projects.
WORKING: with the Neighbourhood Partnership and other local and city organisations (for example Sustainable Westbury, the Neighbourhood Planning Network, Bristol Civic Society).
WE CARE ABOUT WESTBURY - WOULD YOU CARE TO JOIN US?