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23rd March 2020




For you own safety and the safety of others DO NOT use the play equipment!




S Smith

Clerk to Westbury  Parish Council.

23rd March 2020

17th March 2020

Shropshire Council
Abbey Foregate
Shropshire SY2 6ND

Date:20th March 2020

Dear Residents,

As a result of the Covid-19 Virus we are all experiencing unprecedented and worrying times. The effects and repercussions are already being experienced by individuals, families and business across the Loton Division and in the face of a national crisis it looks like this will most certainly escalate in the coming weeks and potentially months. Below I have updated some information and provided some more useful contacts following my initial letter earlier this week.

It is very important that all residents follow the official advice which is changing daily , this can be found at
Information on maintaining your wellbeing during the crisis
Shropshire council also have also an information page which can be found at
Up to Date information is received by Shropshire Council from Central Government and publishes it accordingly. I would suggest that you sign up (if you are not signed up already) to the updates from the council’s newsroom, The Subscribe button is in the top right corner.

Information has emerged this week around the support for businesses effected by the corona virus outbreak
HMRC have a dedicated helpline relating to tax and payments

Each of our Four parishes have taken various steps to coordinate a community repose since I originally wrote this letter on Monday. Much of this is being organised by members of the community in conjunction with the parish council.

Alberbury and Cardeston Parish Area - Useful local contacts can be found at or through Next-door Westbury platform. Westbury Medical Practice

Montford Parish Area- Local community and neighbourhood groups and parish council
coordinated watchers email group- Useful local contacts can be found at Clerk- 01743850504

Great and Little Ness Parish Area- Nesscliffe and Wilcott Community Facebook pages
and via parish council- Useful local contacts can be found at

Westbury Parish Area- What’s on in the Westbury area (Shropshire) Facebook Page-
Next-door Westbury platform also operates - Parish Council- Useful local contacts can
be found at Westbury Medical Practice- local churchs

Many people have come forward to offer assistance in a number of ways if anyone would
like more advice or if you think I can help in any way please do not hesitate to contact me
even if it is just for a chat. The situation is changing daily and the community will be key
during these challenging times.
Ed Potter
Shropshire Councillor for the Loton Division (Including the Parishes of Aylesbury with
Cardeston, Montford, Great Ness and Little Ness and Westbury)
Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Education
07779117802 / 01694731305

17th March 2020

16 March 2020

Visiting restrictions are to be put in place at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford in the wake of national guidance to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The changes will come into effect from 6pm today (Monday 16 March) until further notice.

Neither RSH or PRH currently has any confirmed cases of coronavirus, but The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), which runs the hospitals has taken the steps to limit the risk to vulnerable patients.

Under the new visiting guidelines, the following people are being asked not to visit our hospitals:

  • Anyone with a fever or a new persistent cough. People with these symptoms will be asked to return home immediately and self-isolate in line with national guidance
  • Children under the age of 16. This also applies to siblings of children who are inpatients and children whose parents are inpatients
  • Anyone over the age of 70
  • Anyone with existing heart disease, lung disease, cancer, diabetes, any condition that weakens their immune system or on any medication that weakens their immune system (e.g. steroids)

Patients who are undergoing testing for possible coronavirus will not be allowed visitors until they are given the all clear. Visitors will not be allowed in X-ray or Radiology.

In addition, wards at both hospitals will have restrictions on visiting times. People will be able to visit their loved ones between 10am and 8pm but will only be able to visit for two hours between those times.

Only one visitor per patient will be allowed to visit at any one time. Families and wards are being encouraged to nominate the same person to visit regularly, in order to minimise the number of visitors to our hospitals.

Visitors are asked to only visit the ward/area where their loved one is being treated and refrain from walking into the canteens, cafes and, especially, other clinical areas if this can be avoided.

Exceptions to visiting restrictions are:

  • Births: Only one of two named birthing partners will be allowed at any one time to support the mother through delivery. The named birthing partners can alternate. The two-hour visiting window does not apply.
    All other maternity areas, including postnatal and antenatal wards will operate one named visitor only. The two-hour visiting window does not apply. Children under the age of 16, including siblings of the new born baby, are not permitted to visit any maternity area.
  • Paediatric and Neonatal: One designated carer can visit for the duration of the child’s stay. The two-hour visiting window does not apply. If the designated carer can no longer visit due to illness or caring duties at home, the family of the child is asked to nominate a new designated carer and discuss this with the nurse in charge of the ward.
  • End of life care: The two-hour visiting window does not apply. Further discussions will be held on an individual basis.

Certain areas in the hospitals might be cordoned off or closed to visitors for deep cleaning or certain treatments – this does not mean that there is a positively tested coronavirus patient in that area. Visitors close to these areas under restriction/deep clean may also be asked to leave the hospital at short notice.

All visitors will be asked to use alcohol gel to disinfect their hands on entering the hospital, and again on entering the clinical area where their relative is treated. We also ask them to use the gel again when leaving the clinical area and when leaving the hospital.

Visitors who are picking up a discharged patient to take them home, or are providing transport for a patient who is attending as an outpatient or for a short procedure, are asked to stay in their car, to avoid direct contact with other people and pick up their relative wherever this is possible.

Dr Arne Rose, Medical Director at SaTH, said: “Friends and relatives are encouraged to stay in touch with patients via other means, such as video messaging, text messaging and social media. Mobile phones can be used in almost all areas of the hospital.

“We are asking the public and friends and families of patients to please restrict the number of phone calls to our hospitals in what is a highly-pressured time for our teams.

“Clinical teams will give short updates to families of patients via telephone; in particular where there is a change of treatment of a change in the course of an illness.

“We appreciate that these measures may cause some anxiety and inconvenience, and we are sorry for that, but this is a highly unusual situation and our priority needs to be in protecting our vulnerable patients. I want to thank the public for their understanding and our teams for their hard work at this time.”

27th February 2020








PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that ONE VACANCY has occurred in the office of Councillor

 for the Yockleton Ward, and Westbury Parish Council intends to co-opt.


You can stand for Councillor you are over 18 and meet one of the following criteria:

  • you are registered as a local government elector for the parish; and/or who has
  • during the whole of the twelve months preceding the appointment occupied as owner or tenant land or other premises in the parish; and/or
  • your main or only place of work has been in the area for at least 12 months; and/or has
  • during those twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 kilometres off it.


About Your Parish Council The role of your Parish Council is to work towards improving the well-being of its community and providing services at the most local level.  They work to represent their local community, deliver services and strive to improve quality of life.  Westbury Parish Council provides services such as;

  • Maintaining playing fields and play areas in Westbury and Yockleton.
  • Street Lighting.
  • Liaising with Shropshire Council on many issues such as safety and condition of roads and road signs, litter bins, planning applications and flooding.


Councillors attend bi monthly meetings to make decisions on the works and direction of the Council, this means deciding where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented.  They are the voice of the people, representing the view of the people on bodies that affect the wider community such as the Police and Shropshire Council. 

If you are interested in being a Parish Councillor then please contact the Clerk for further information and an application form.  All completed applications must be received by 25th March, 2020.



This notice is dated the 28th day of February 2020

Sarah-Jane Smith, Clerk to the Council


01743 891438 – during normal working hours only Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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19th February 2020

Contact Number for Highways Emergencies and Flooding in Shropshire is 0345 678 9006


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