Annual Parish Meeting 10 May

The Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday 10 May at the Parish Rooms. The Agenda has been published on this website and also copies on the notice boards in the village.

Come along and raise the issues/concerns you wish to be considered by your Parish Council.

The regular Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 9th May in the same rooms.

Westwood Update

The latest issue of the Westwood update is now available by clicking onto the link below

Neil Baker


Westwood update issue 2 FINAL PDF

2023 Meeting Dates

Parish Council Meetings will be held as follows:

Thursday 5 January

Monday 6 February

Monday 6 March

Monday 3 April

Tuesday 9 May including AGM

Wednesday 10 May Annual Parish Meeting

Monday 5 June

Monday 3 July

No Meeting in August

Monday 4 September

Monday 2 October

Monday 6 November

Monday 4 December


FY 2023/24 Precept

The Parish Council met on 7th November and set the precept for Financial Year 23-24, keeping the total amount at £40,000 for the third year in a row. In payment terms this reflects £82.54 for Band D properties, a reduction of £0.21 from 22/23 levels.

Levels for other properties as follows:

Band A £55.03 a reduction of £0.14

Band B £64.20 a reduction of £0.16

Band C £73.37 a reduction of £0.19

Band E £100.88 a reduction of £0.26

Band F £119.22 a reduction of £0.31

Band G £137.57 a reduction of £0.35

Band H £165.08 a rewduction of £0.42

Parish Council Policies

A number of policies have been recently reviewed and adopted at the November 2022 meeting. These can be found under Main Heading “Parish Council” – “Council Policy Documents”

Freshford and District Horticultural Society- Programme 2023

Westwood Update Paper

In addition to the village’s revamped website, which we hope you are enjoying and find easier to navigate, the Parish Council are also keen to refresh the Westwood paper update. This may include changing its title.  Anyone with any feedback, questions or interested in supporting – particularly editing – please do get in touch with the Parish Council clerk, Neil Baker on

Freshford and District Local History Society

15th Bath (Freshford and Westwood) Scouts

We’re really excited about returning – post-covid – to what we all love most: bringing together groups of young people to learn life skills, grow as adventurers, give back and have fun.

Our numbers have swelled and today we provide exciting opportunities for 60 local youngsters, aged 6-14 – and we even have waiting lists of enthusiasts wishing to join us.

Highlights this year for our Beavers have included visiting Bath Fire Station, learning how to light fires (and then toast marshmallows on them!), administering first aid, and practising simple navigation in the dark.

The Cubs have cycled from Bathampton back to Freshford, learnt essential bike maintenance skills, spent a night ‘camping out’ in the village hall, and earned their Cooks badge.

And the Scouts have developed their knife and saw skills, practised firefighting and learned about bushcraft.

Looking ahead, our plans include going away for camps, kayaking, undertaking community work and getting stuck in with nature conservation. Whilst being incredibly enjoyable, we believe these activities contribute enormously to learning lessons for life and instilling positive values.

None of this would be possible without our dedicated, talented and dynamic leaders, and the parents who support them each week.

But we always need more help on Thursday evenings, whether regularly or ad hoc. If you’d prefer to play more of a steering role, please consider joining our Executive Team.

To find out more, please contact Sam Lascelles: