Westbury Park AGM with wine and cheese

June 22 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Westbury Park Community Association took place on June 7 in the Westbury Park School Hall.

The Annual General Meeting of the Westbury Park Community Association took place on June 7 in the Westbury Park School Hall. 

 With a glass of wine and a plate of cheese in their hands, residents raised the issues which concerned them about life in the area. The first issue was the problem of safety in Etloe Road – now considered extremely dangerous, with cars driving on the pavements. Pedestrians are seen to be at risk on a daily basis. Cossins Road also has problems, with parking on the pavement now becoming the rule. Another safety issue of long-standing is the junction of Royal Albert Road with Westbury Park (the road); cyclists are perceived to be in danger here.

 The meeting also discussed the dilemma of whether to pursue a further Residents Parking scheme. It  appears that there will need to be a very definite vote in favour of  RPS for any further action to be taken. All the issues raised will be on the agenda for the coming year, as WPCA works in conjunction with our local councillors. 

In the formal business of the AGM, Chairman Kevin Chidgey had reported that the Association had kept over 300 households informed of local issues and activities over the last year, and would go on doing so.

The Westbury Park Festival runs from June 23 - July 9 with 14 events to appeal to all ages and interests.

 Arts Fair, Saturday 1 July

 Open Gardens, Sunday 2 July

 Tickets: Flowers by Barry Toogood, 101 Coldharbour Road, Westbury Park Pub, and C The World at 33 North View.