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.
The Society embraces a wide range of activities which are summarised below:
We maintain a critical eye on development plans, specific Planning Applications and proposed changes of use (e.g. 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. Current Planning matters.
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 with weeding, clearing etc. We also act where we believe that some form of interest group is needed such as Friends of Canford Park (Canford Park Management Plan)