Westbury Park Community Association

What's On in Westbury Park, July 2019

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Tuesday, 2nd July at 7.00 pm: Downs History Walk 

A short(ish) and fascinating walk led by well-known local expert Francis Greenacre. Convene outside cafe by the water tower. Likely finish 8.30 pm. 

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Wednesday, 3rd July at 6.30 pm: Wine Tasting led by Ian Abrahams, C The World Travel Agents, North View

Wine expert Ian will take us through a selection of six Italian wines.  Tasting notes provided. Limited tickets £15, from Barry Toogood.

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Saturday, 6th July, 2.30 – 5.00 pm: Festival Garden Party Grounds of St Albans Church (inside if wet)

Community Garden Party; enjoy a cream tea, visit the stalls, listen to some music or relax in the garden.  Children's bouncy castle.

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Wednesday, 3rd July, 7.30 pm: Women’s Institute Meeting, Redland Church Halls, Redland Green 

Willow Weaving 

£4 guest fee. Refreshments available.

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Tuesday, 9th July, 7.45 pm: Max Minerva's Marvellous Books, North View

As part of the Africa Writes festival, Yolande Mukagasana will introduce her gripping memoir of the Rwandan genocide “Not My Time to Die”. 

Tickets: £4 (redeemable on purchase of Not My Time To Die) 

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Monday, 15th July, 2.00 pm:  Henleaze Senior Film Club, St. Peter’s Hall, The Drive, Henleaze  

“The Children Act”-  Emma Thompson and Fionn Whitehead in a moral dilemma

Admission Free. Tea and cake £4.00.  Easy Access, carers welcome.

Phone Dial-a-Ride 0845 139 875 for transport. Supported by Home Instead.

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Saturday, 20th July 10.30 am – 12.00 noon: Westbury Park Methodist Church, North view

Monthly Café.  Collection for church funds. All welcome

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Would you like us to advertise other social or charitable events in July? Please get in touch with us by July 24th at the latest. Thank you  

westburyparkca@gmail.com

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RESIDENT PARKING
While the Community Association is aware that some parts of Westbury Park (eg. the Etloe Road / Queen Victoria Road Road area) are strongly in favour of resident parking it is not clear whether this is the case in other parts of Westbury Park possibly less affected by commuter parking.

The City Council conducted a household postal survey on parking issues in Westbury Park in January 2015 and concluded from the responses (and lack of responses) that there was only sufficient support to progress with resident parking in the Durdham Park and Manor Park areas. Since then parking pressures have worsened in parts of Westbury Park following the introduction of resident parking in Redland and parking restrictions on The Downs. As a consequence areas in Westbury Park that might have been only marginally affected by commuter parking in 2015 are now far more affected and possibly more receptive to resident parking.

A few words of caution about new resident schemes– the Council’s guidelines relating to new resident parking schemes agreed in November 2017 are not very positive in tone and challenging, both in terms of the complex process for securing a new scheme and in setting a high bar for new schemes (eg. new schemes have to cover areas of 1,000 – 4,000 households).  The guidelines also seemed to rule out the possibility of extensions to existing schemes – an option that might have been appropriate in parts of Westbury Park.

Henleaze and Westbury on Trym ward councillors carried out a survey in January 2019 to establish the degree of support for resident parking in that part of Westbury Park within their ward. 

Residents in the Blenheim Road area are planning to set up a local group to press for resident parking in their area - an area very much affected by commuter parking. 

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Webpage updated on Saturday, 6th July 2019