Teenagers in Westbury have turned film makers to give local people a taste of their achievements.
Youngsters from the youth centre will be taking centre stage at the Westbury community area board with a DVD about everything from launching a smoothie making business to building bikes.
The young people’s achievements are just one part of a packed agenda for the area board on 2nd December at the Laverton in Westbury. It includes the opportunity to hear the latest developments on leisure including the town’s recently listed Victorian swimming pool, plans to help fund transport for young people in the villages, and a chance to ask questions about Wiltshire Council’s future spending plans.
There will also be the opportunity to hear how the NHS is changing with Wiltshire PCT chief executive Jeff James on hand to answer questions. Other items of interest to the community include protection of the local landscape, details about the upcoming census, updates on local issues and a spotlight on plans to make council services easier to access.
The board will also be considering applications for grant funding. All community area boards have an annual funding allowance which is earmarked to help projects that benefit local people. Past grants have funded projects benefitting many members of the community from allotments to sports clubs.
The December meeting is being held in the Laverton, home of Westbury Town Council. The Laverton, which was given to the townspeople in 1873 by mill owner Abraham Laverton, is undergoing a revamp to expand its use as a venue for a range of community activities. It now has a lift. The meeting starts at 7.00pm but everyone is welcome from 6.30pm for refreshments and a chance to talk to officers and councillors.
The Westbury area board is one of 18 area boards across the Wiltshire Council area. It covers Westbury and the villages of Bratton, Coulston, Dilton Marsh, Edington and Heywood and comprises four local councillors. For more information on the work of the board visit www. wiltshire.gov.uk/areaboards or call community area manager Sally Hendry on 01373 864714.