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Westbourne Parish Magazine – April Contents
1​Reader’s Rumblings
2​Reader’s Rumblings cont; Key dates to Remember​
3​Church Calendar; Easter Lilies; Copyright
4​Church Services; Lent Lunch; Marmalade Festival Success
5​From Tabora, Tanzania; Church Cleaning; May Tea Dance
6​At Chichester Cathedral; Editorial
9​Around the Village; Community Spring Clean Day
10​Dog Walks for Health; RNLI Coffee Morning
11 ​Parish Council Meeting – 9 March
12​Council Meeting (cont); Emsworth Museum is Open
13​Neighbourhood Watch; Useful Telephone Numbers
14​Only Yolking!
15​Plus ça change, …..; Advertisements Manager
16​Parish Walk; The Stations of the Holocaust; Virginia Wolf on Life & Art – Talk
19​Wheels for Westbourne Campaign – Greening; Unique Harbour Boat Trips
20​Spring Cleaning Tips – Snr Snippets; Rowlands Castle Bridge Club
21​The Leopard – Book review
22​Westbourne Potters; Chichester Singers
23​Crossword; Watercress Hummus – Recipe
24​Moonlight Walk Registration Deadline;​ Letters – Magazine Survey; Thank You All
27​Can your Skills Benefit Schoolchildren?; Rosa Newmarch – Talk; WI Quiz Night
28​Westbourne Cricket Club; We’ll Always have Paris – Play
29​Westbourne Primary School News; Marathon des Sables to support St Wilfrids
30​Events
31​Notice Board
32​Small Ads; Bus Timetable; Chichester Harbour Conservancy
33​Monthly Diary
34​Westbourne 100 Years Ago; Parish Assembly
35​Rooks – SWT
36​Life in Miniature; Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring – Allotments
37​What’s on at Tuppenny Barn
47​Church Directory
48​Village Directory

Become a Parish Councillor for Westbourne

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Westbourne Parish Council is looking to fill its two vacancies.

  • Would you like to be involved in the local community?
  • Make a difference by influencing decisions that benefit Westbourne?
  • Find out more about where you live?
  • Join a friendly and committed team of volunteers?

To apply to be a parish councillor or to find out more, contact Clare Kennett at westbournepc@outlook.com, call 07775 654483 or write to 53 Skylark Avenue, Emsworth, PO10 7GB.

Applicants are invited to attend the Council meeting on Thursday 13 April, 7pm at The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne to give a short presentation of their skills and experiences, before a vote by the Council is carried out.

Westbourne currently has seven parish councillors and there are a total of nine places. The two vacancies will be filled by co-option – the process of appointing councillors following an election, which last took place in May 2015. The Council has a monthly evening meeting where it discusses issues across the Parish. The Council welcomes applications from all backgrounds. No previous experience is required and training is available.

Greening Westbourne Campaign Update

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Wheels for Westbourne

Our Wheels for Westbourne cycling campaign gets under way with a series of FREE events in March.

These include:

11 March
Bike Doctor session in the Square. Get your bike out of the shed, dust the cobwebs off and get it ride-ready with a free safety check and adjustments. 11am–2pm.

12 March
Family ride on roads around the parish – about five miles. Meet 2.30pm in the Square.

19 March
Ride further afield, details to come. Meet in the Square at 10am (not as advertised in the village magazine).

28th March
Cycling: the way ahead for Westbourne? Talk on safety followed by discussion. 7.30pm at the White Horse. We hope this event will be a springboard for more events this summer.

Please chat to us at one of these events or drop us an email if you would like to get involved with our cycling campaign.

If you want to train as a ride leader, help out with events (maybe as a marshal) or give us a hand with organisation, do get in touch. You can help as much or as little as you like.

The March events are being held with Emsworth Community Cycling Club, My Journey Hampshire and Cycling UK.

Our goal is to run more events in the summer, and also to get some cycle stands in the centre of the village. But we will only be able to carry on if we can get an informal group of volunteers together.

Can you help?

The point of our campaign is to encourage people to use their bikes for ordinary short trips around the area, instead of driving. This would reduce traffic and pollution, improve people’s health and reduce our carbon footprint.

Our next meeting is 7 March at the White Horse at 7.30pm. Contact us at greeningwestbourne@hotmail.co.uk

For more information, search Greening Westbourne online.

Training update from Michael Reed

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“Latest two training challenges over. The first was Pilgrims challenge; 66 miles over one weekend, the second Wassome desert training in Lanzarote including some big one hour climbs in the hills. A good test for April which looms ever closer…

The New Forest Marathon is the highlight of this weekend… I must re adjust my life choices after the desert!!!!!! and drink more gin and get re-wired!

Cheers to you all for you continued generosity for donations to St Wilfred’s.”

Michael Read

Community Spring Clean Day, Sunday 9 April

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Join Westbourne Parish Council’s Community Spring Clean Day on Sunday 9 April to help collect litter around the village. It’s a great opportunity to meet local people and to contribute towards making the village a place you are even prouder to live in. 

Last year’s event was a great success and the Parish Council were joined by 27 volunteers who collected 28 large bags of rubbish that had previously been littering the streets and hedgerows.

No experience is necessary – all you need to do is to meet at The Square at 2.30pm on Sunday 9 April, finishing at 4.30pm for refreshments at The Meeting Place in North Street. Litter picking tools, protective gloves, fluorescent vests and plastic sacks will be provided.

For more information, contact Clare Kennett, Clerk to the Parish Council, on 07775 654483 or at westbournepc@outlook.com.

Recycle to raise money for Westbourne Primary

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img_0694Having a clear out this weekend? Help Westbourne Primary to raise some well needed cash by putting your unwanted clothes, shoes, bedding, bags and much more into the school’s new recycle bin, located by the school visitor parking spaces by the Westbourne Social club.

The school gets 35p per Kilo for:

• Men’s wear • Women’s wear • Children wear • Babies wear • Sportswear • Military
clothing and footwear • Paired shoes • Handbags and Bags • Wallets and purses
• Belts and Accessories.

And 10p per Kilo for:

• Bed sheets • Pillow cases • Duvet covers • Table cloth • Towels • Soft toys
• Unused Cosmetics and Perfumery • Jewellery.

Westbourne February’s Village Magazine is now available

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img_0696Westbourne Parish Magazine – February Contents

1Reader’s Rumblings
2Reader’s Rumblings cont; Editorial
3Church Calendar; Yemen Crisis Appeal
4Church Services; Church Notices; Copyright
5From Tabora, Tanzania; New Year Resolutions
6At Chichester Cathedral; Christmas Lunch
9Around the Village; Battle of Jutland – Ems Museum
10Dog Walks around Westbourne; Knit and Natter
11 Parish Council Meeting – 8 December
12Parish Council Meeting – 12 January
13Neighbourhood Plan News; Useful Telephone Numbers
14My Funny Valentine – Story
15Valentine cont.; Allotment Association
16Westbourne WI; Elgar Society
19Greening Westbourne – Update; A Problem
20Top Tips for Healthy Eating – Snr Snippets; Christmas – A time for Giving
21Westbourne 100 Years Ago
22 Village Website and Facebook Page
23Stardust – Book review
24Dream Wheelers Bike Ride – St Wilfrids; Returning the Magazine Survey
27Crossword; Carrot Cake Granola – Recipe
28Letter – Bins outside the Co-op; Portsdown NADFAS
29Westbourne Primary School News; What a Shambles
30Events
31Notice Board
32Small Ads; Bus Timetable; Chichester Harbour Conservancy
33Monthly Diary
34Good News for Cyclists; Havant WEA
35Woodmancote Village News; Bourne Leisure Centre Activities
36Love is in the Air – SWT
37What’s on at Tuppenny Barn
47Church Directory
48Village Directory

Allotments plots available!

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Green fingers? Plots available at Westbourne Allotments!

For a plot please call Paul on 01243 377931, and for social membership Anne on the same number.

For a plot, it is £10 admin fee on joining plus £25 per year which includes all the benefits of social membership. We are a great little community, loads of support if you are new to allotmenting… get in touch!

Just want to be a social member?

It’s just £5 per year to be a Westbourne Allotments social member. You receive some fantastic benefits; free entry to the Westbourne Horticultural show, an invite to come along to our summer BBQ – this year on June 25th – plus discounts at local shops and restaurants. 20% off at Stansted Garden centre, 10% off at Wellies cafe, the Deck in Emsworth, also 10% off gardening products at Emsworth Home Hardware. Plus many more benefits are in the pipeline for 2017….

 

Update from Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

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We know that it is already one month old, but may we take this opportunity to wish everybody in Westbourne a very happy new year. We trust it has begun auspiciously.
On January 6th, the second pre-submission consultation period came to an end and we would like to thank all those of you took the trouble to attend the Drop-in Day in November and/or send in your comments. These have been added to several received from a number of statutory consultees and developers who have also commented on the Plan. It will probably come as no surprise to you that developers would like to build more houses than the 25 allocated to the Parish in the CDC Local Plan, something that we have been, and still are, at pains to prevent.
We are now working our way through every single comment, making decisions as to where changes to the Plan are needed. We are determined to ensure that, as far as possible, the wishes of the Parish – as communicated through the comprehensive consultation process – are respected whilst, at the same time, making sure that the Plan does not conflict with either the National Planning Policy Framework or the CDC Local Plan. Were it to do so, the Plan would not be given a green light when it goes to independent examination later this year.

We are hoping that any necessary amendments to the Plan will be in place by March and that it can then be submitted to CDC, who will undertake their own consultation. The NP will then be passed to the independent examiner and will finally go to referendum, when the people of Westbourne will be asked to decide whether or not they would like the NP to become an important addition to local planning law.

It seems to us an awful long time since we embarked upon this journey in 2013, but we are confident that having a neighbourhood plan in place will be of great benefit to the Parish, both in the present and the future. Never before has so much information been gathered and documented, as you will see if you go to http://www.westbournepc.org/downloads/. Should you wish to view a hard copy of the documentation, please contact the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. This can be done via the parish clerk (07775 654483; email: westbournepc@outlook.com).
We will continue to keep you informed as the NP goes through the final stages necessary to render it a statutory document. Should you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us: remember it is your Plan.

Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group