Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
It is with great sadness that Westcott Parish Council hears of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. We send our deepest condolences to the Royal Family on behalf of the residents of Westcott.
If you wish to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.royal.uk
The next meeting is the Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday 27th April at 7.30pm via ZOOM. Members of the public are very welcome to observe.
Please join the Parish Council’s Facebook page for future updates.
The most recent minutes can be read here.
Meeting dates for 2020/21 can be found by following this link.
Local elections will take place on 6th May 2021, including elections for:
- Town and Parish Councillors across Buckinghamshire
- Buckinghamshire Councillors
- The Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)
Please click here to view the Notice of Election.
Parish Councillors work together to serve the community. They come from different backgrounds and bring a diverse range of skills. Teamwork is important as no individual Councillor can act in isolation.
If seven or fewer people put their names forward in Westcott, there will be no election and candidates will be automatically appointed to the new Council with any remaining vacancies filled by co-option. If there are more than seven candidates, there will be a contested election. This means that all seven members have to be elected, whether or not they have been a Councillor before.
More information about the role of a Parish Councillor can be found on this website. If interested in applying, please email the Clerk.
Support during Lockdown
During January 2021 whilst Lockdown restrictions are in place the village’s Community Support Group volunteers are able to help. If you or a neighbour needs assistance collecting a prescription from the dispensary, shopping for groceries or some general help or advice during this situation please call 01296 532399
More information about local services and the helpline can be found on the Westcott Community Help Group page.
Guidance and support to help control the virus is regularly updated by the UK government and can be read following this link: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
If you have other suggestions to help our community during this time please email email@example.com
The play area is in use during Lockdown. Signs are in place advising of safe play and it is up to users to follow these guidelines in order for the play area to remain open.
Work is now complete on the installation of the roundabout on the A41 Bicester Road at the junction with High Street.
Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Project Manager, Paul Roberts, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the project website at www.buckscc.gov.uk/westcott
About Your Council
Westcott Parish Council represents the interests of the community in the village of Westcott, Buckinghamshire. Meetings take place at six weekly intervals at 7.30pm at Westcott Cricket Club. Members of the public are welcome to attend. (NOTE: All meetings are currently being held remotely via ZOOM).
Your parish council would love to see more people coming along and getting involved! Shortly after the start of each meeting there is a fifteen minute public forum during which members of the public can raise local issues and question the Council.
After the public forum everyone is welcome to stay for the meeting of the council. However, during the formal meeting only elected members and the Clerk have the right to speak. Attending is a great way for residents of the parish to find out what is going on in the village, and be informed of issues that might affect them.
Westcott Annual Parish Meeting
The Chairman of Westcott Parish Council usually reads a report summarising all the council’s activities during the year. As this year’s meeting was cancelled, a written report has been produced and can be read here.
About Westcott Village
Westcott is a village and civil parish in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England. Located about one mile west of Waddesdon and about eight miles west of Aylesbury.
There are 162 residential properties, a school and a church. Over the past five years the thriving village school has expanded in size and numbers on roll have risen from 16 to 96 children.
A significant number of businesses are based both in the village and on the adjoining industrial parks. The Westcott Venture Park was originally an RAF base and today is a Government-endorsed Enterprise Zone. Read more about the history of Westcott.
There are many things to do and services to access in and around Westcott. The links under the community menu tab provide lots more information about local activities, events, businesses and services.