Westbury Park Community Association


Saturday, 2nd March, 7.00 pm: Promises Auction in St. Alban’s Church Hall, Bayswater Avenue  

Come along and bid for a wide range of exciting items including a week in a luxury apartment in Portugal, Days Out in Bristol (inc. Bristol Ferry Company) and tickets for comedian Mark Watson in Bath. 

To reserve a seat (£1.00) or a table (£10.00) email Abigail office@westburyparkchurch.org

Ploughman’s supper £5.00 

The auction is aimed at raising funds for urgently needed improvements to St. Alban’s Church.


Tuesday, 5th March, 5.30 – 7.00 pm: Pancake Party at Westbury Park Methodist Church

Adult £3.00. Children £2.00 Tickets  - email Abigail office@westburyparkchurch.org   or just turn up on the night


Wednesday, March 6th, 7.30 pm: The Women who built Bristol, Redland Church Halls, Redland Green

Westbury Park WI are hosting Jane Duffus who will be talking about her book  “The Women Who Built Bristol “ so if you cannot make the event at Max Minerva's (see below) you can hear Jane at WI instead.


Wednesday, 6th March and Saturday, 9th March: New Ideas for Bristol Libraries, The Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead 

Bristol City Council are looking for new ideas for libraries and are hosting a series of community meetings including two meetings at The Greenway Centre which will cover five libraries in the north of the city including Henleaze Library. Both the Wednesday and Saturday meetings are at 10.00 am and are scheduled to last two hours.

Both the Wednesday and Saturday meetings are at 10.00 am and are scheduled to last two hours.


Tuesday, 12th March, 7.00 pm:  Desert Island Books on the theme “Books and Travel”, Redland Library, Whiteladies Road. 

With a panel comprising:-

Jean Burnett (Novelist, travel writer, speaker, also writes as Fran Kempton)

Professor Helen Fulton (Head of Department of English, University of Bristol)

Professor Robin Jarvis (Emeritus Professor of English Literature, UWE)

Mike Manson (Writer, historian, co-organiser Bristol Festival of Literature)

7.00 pm (doors Open 6:45pm). Admission £3 (pay at the door )

Visit the Friends of Redland Library website for further information & updates – https://FriendsOfRedlandLibrary.org.uk


Saturday 16th March 10.30 – 12.00 noon: Monthly Cafe at Westbury Park Methodist Church

Raising funds for the Church.  All Welcome


Sunday 17th March 2019, 4.00 pm: Phoenix Recorder Orchestra at St. Alban’s Church.

Explore the recorder sound world with Gloucester based Phoenix Recorder Orchestra.  The programme will include music from the 15th to the 20th century, including Wylkynson, Corelli and Krommer. The music will be played on all sizes of recorder, from the pocket-sized sopranino to the tall contra bass.

£10 at the door, under 18s free. For further information please contact Val Giltrow-Tyler funds .   


Monday, 18th March , 2.00 pm: Henleaze Senior Film Club, St. Peter’s Hall, The Drive, Henleaze

 Going Admission Frein Style!” Morgan Freeman & Michael Caine in an American Comedy Heist

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

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

Wednesday, 20th March, 7.00 pm: The Women who built Bristol, Max Minerva Bookshop, North View 

Jane Duffus will be talking about her book “The Women who built Bristol” which looks at the women who helped to shape Bristol into the vibrant city it is today. The book spans almost 900 years from Princess Eleanor of Brittany (1184-1241), who was imprisoned in Bristol Castle for 39 years, to author Helen Dunmore, who died in 2017.

Admission £3.00


Thursday, 28th March: A talk on The Redevelopment of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. 7.00 pm at  Henleaze Library

 A Friends of Henleaze Library event with Nick Wray, curator of the University Botanic Garden. Bristol’s is the first University Botanic Garden to be redeveloped in the UK for over 40 years. 

 Tickets in advance from the Library - £5.00 (includes wine and nibbles)

 Doors open at 6.45 pm


Orpheus Silver Screen

10.30 am, Tuesday, 5th March - The Children Act

10.30 am, Tuesday, 12th March - Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again

10.30 am, Tuesday, 19th March - A Star is Born

10.30 am, Tuesday, 26th March - The Little Stranger

 Tickets £3.90


 Events in April

Would you like us to advertise other social or charitable events in April ? Please email westburyparkca@gmail by March 24th at latest. Thank you


The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy paid by developers towards community infrastructure . The levy provides funding for local community projects such as minor traffic improvements, road safety schemes and environmental projects, including tree planting.  Priorities are decided by local councillors once a year. The immediate deadline for suggesting how funds may be spent is 15 March.

If you are interested in putting forward an eligible project for funding (outline details at this stage) please contact Kevin Chidgey at kchidgey@blueyonder.co.uk  asap.  Please note that the funding cannot be used to support on going expenditure such as staff costs and rent.  

After 15 March applications will be considered by councillors at a public meeting. A maximum of three applications per Ward will be taken forward to the next stage when successful applicants will be invited to provide more detailed  information and costs.
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. 

__________________________________________________________________________________      WOOD BURNING STOVES AND OPEN FIRES

A Community Association member has asked the Association to circulate the following note re. wood burning stoves and smoke control regulations

"We love the warm glow of wood-burning stoves and open fires, but not the increasing levels of smoke in Westbury Park caused by people not following the rules for their use. This is a major source of air pollution, causing asthma, heart attacks and strokes.

Remember – this is a Smoke Control Area. This means:

Open fires.  You cannot burn wood but only smokeless fuels such as anthracite.

Wood-burning stoves. Your stove must be on the Defra list of approved appliances.  You must use only dry wood or pellets. (You can buy these ‘ready to burn’ or keep wood you chop yourself for two years to dry).  You must keep your chimneys and flues clean. 

As well as affecting everyone’s health, breaches of the rules can lead to fines of up to £1000".


Webpage updated on Monday, 4th March 2019