Westbury and Yockleton Online Community



In and around the Parish 


Westbury Village Hall.

Parents and toddlers Fridays 10 - 12 ring Emma 07812020816

Westbury pre-school 9 am - 3pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For more details please contact Val Pugh 01743 885276.


Indoor Bowling Club - every Tuesday. 7.00 pm. New members welcome. £3 per evening, tea and coffee included. Please bring smooth soled shoes. Ring Mr. D. Williams 01743 884553 for details.

Queens Diamond Jubilee Committee meeting Thursday 16th February 7.30 pm - come along and hear what is being planned for the 4th JUNE 2012.

Whalebone in Concert 2nd March 7.30 pm. Tickets £7.50 adults and £4 for children. Refreshments available. Call 01743 8844099 or purchase from the Post Office or Lino pub. Buy online at; www.ticketsource.co.uk/whalebone

Westbury Exercise Group - gentle exercise to music and finish with a cuppa. Contact: 01743 891561 email: Rmorriss73@gmail.com


Yockleton Village Hall.

West Shropshire Flower Club 22nd February Helen Louise Jones will demonstrate on "lights, Camera, Action."

Yockleton - 7th March demonstration Propagation of Plants demonstration by Jessica Pannett 7.30 pm Victory Hall



Westbury -  19th March - Bowling session Shrewsbury.

Yockleton - 7th March demonstration Propagation of Plants demonstration by Jessica Pannett 7.30 pm Victory Hall



Yockleton: Tiny tots to teens 3rd. March in the Church  10am - 11am.

Westbury: Drop in for a coffee @ St Mary's 7th March 10.30 till 12.00 noon.

Ford Village Hall:

Rummage and Bric-a-brac sale 18th February 2.30 pm admission 20p. Any goods to sell contact Pauline 01743 884373

Diet Makeover.

Eating a healthy, balanced diet can transform the way you feel and improve your looks, too. Just follow these eight simple tips to get your new regime started.

Diet Makeover.

Beat bullying resources.

Not sure what to do for Anti Bullying Week this year? Look no further. We have a range of fantastic, brand new FREE resources available - whether it's a lesson plan you need, an assembly to run, or an activity you want to try out!

Beat bullying resources.


Fears over Hip Implants


Following the withdrawal of the DePuy device, the British Hip Society and the British Orthopaedic Association said "Everyone with a hip replacement that has been withdrawn should be informed and told that they will be under close clinical follow-up."


Q. What should you do if you have had a hip operation and have not been contacted by the hospital where your hip operation was undertaken?


A. Contact the hospital where your hip operation was carried out and ask if you need to be put under close clinical follow-up and if not why not. The hospital will be only too delighted to give you an explanation - remember to ask for any explanation in writing for future reference.


See this link for more information:-

Fears over Hip Implants.

Copy of a response from Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust:

Here is a link to the statement from our internet news archive that the Trust published regarding the use of metal-on-metal hip replacements: www.sath.nhs.uk/media/news_archive/Hip_Replacements_Oct11.aspx

Thank you.

Kind Regards,

Andy Rogers
Communications Manager
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Save money on your oil bill? 

A group oil buying scheme has been set up in the County which aims to try and get the best price for heating oil. The scheme covers domestic and business users. 

If you want to find out more  click HERE.



Villagers say NO to development in Yockleton.


A packed meeting in Yockleton Village Hall was held to discuss planning issues in Yockleton on Monday the 23rd January. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Glyn Thomas - Westbury Parish Chairman who said the purpose of the meeting was to see if people who lived in Yockleton wanted development.

Mr. Roger Parry from Roger Parry & Partners gave an eloquent address to the meeting.  He provided an interesting explanation on the changes to planning regulations. He pointed out that communities who agreed to development would benefit from the newly introduced Community Infrastructure Levy. He also said that if the villagers decided not to support some form of development the  opportunity for development in Yockleton would be lost until 2026.

The Chairman asked for questions from the floor and a lively debate ensued for well over an hour after which a vote was taken - 82 villagers voted against development in Yockleton, 11 voted for development in Yockleton and 2 abstained.

The Chairman said he would convey the decision of the meeting to the Parish Council.

A copy of the Westbury Parish Council response to the Shropshire Local Development Framework Site Allocations consultation in June 2010 can be seen on the Parish council web site:

Westbury Parish Council web site.


During the meeting the issue of the village hall was raised. It is patently obvious that the village hall is not well used by people from Yockleton. The committee of four local people who run the hall are in need of local help to repair the fabric of the building and generate more activity in the hall for people in the area. A sum of £30,000 was mentioned just to fix the roof.

Any one who feels that the hall should get more support and are willing to help should contact Samantha on 821360.                                                                          



PIP Breast Implants controversy.

See the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust statement

SaTH Breast Implant Statement.


Some one once said it is better to give than receive - well if you give to charity there may be a tax break in it click here to find out more.

Tax breaks for people who give to Charity.

And finally - around 77% of households in the UK have an Internet connection which means that around 23% of the properties in the Westbury Parish area may not be able to access Westbury and Yockleton Online Community.

If you know some one who would like to get on line but needs help with kit or training please let us know and we will work with you to see if a way can be found to help out in some way.