Front page News and events in and around Westbourne. Most of the information on this page comes from our visitors so if you have something you would like to add just go to the Contact us  page. Last update:13/10/16  2/16 /10/14 Visitors:

If you would like to see what's on the village Facebook page, click on the link above and this will take you directly to our page where you can comment on current discussions and see what's being said without having your own Facebook account.


Some of you in the village may know that I am having to give up the work I do to manage the village website and village facebook due to health issues. I have run this site for 7 years since I set it up and in that time it has seen over  100,000 visitors, and now need to find someone in the village to continue with it. If you are interested, please contact me at : wbvillage@gmail.com


Village News - Latest update from Rona, our village reporter,  more…


The Westbourne Meeting Place venue has changed its contact numbers to Jacky Storey 07725039942 or jacky.storey@mac.com. more...


Starting School - September 2017

The application process for children due to start school in September 2017 will begin on Monday 3 October 2016. West Sussex County Council no longer sends individual letters to parents but is advertising the application arrangements as widely as possible and it is in this connection that I now write to you.

As a service to your local community we would invite you to advertise the starting school application window in your Parish Magazine, on your website or by whatever means you normally use to communicate with your residents.

I The key points are:

·         Apply online at www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions.

·         Applications can be made between 3 October 2016 and 15 January 2017.

·         Special rules apply for house movers until 23 March 2017.

·         The Information for Parents booklet is available on our website.

·         Further information is available by ringing 03330 142 903.

Applications made after the closing date cannot be considered until all on time applications have been processed. This may mean it is not possible to offer a child a place at a local school. We would therefore be grateful if you could help actively encourage all parents to apply by the closing date.


As you may know, land north of Long Copse Lane has recently been identified by Havant Borough Council as a possible site for 220 houses. If you would like to comment (your parish council will be doing so), you are advised to go to:



Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan Update

Some of you may be wondering exactly where we have got to with the neighbourhood plan (NP). You will remember that, in the spring, we went to consultation and, since then, we have been making amendments to the Plan based on feedback from members of the public as well as a number of statutory consultees.

Areas that we have been looking at include the identification of undesignated heritage assets that had not received adequate attention in the past; significant biodiversity issues, and the firming up of local gaps that it is hoped will protect Westbourne from the kind of wholesale development that seems likely to go ahead in neighbouring Emsworth in the relatively near future*. We are also working on a policy designed to facilitate community balance.

It appears extremely likely that amendments to the Plan will be substantive enough to trigger a renewed period of consultation. Whilst this is a delay we could all do without, we are confident that the community will understand and continue to support the work of the NP Steering Group.

Watch this space!

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group


This years WemsFest details 30th Sept - 23rd October more...


The following is a link to the Fix My Street website. www.fixmystreet.com

You can report a blocked footpath, fallen tree, potholes and it will be directed it to the council responsible.

You need to enter the location or post code and details of the problem and you can include a photo. Excellent & useful site - try it.


Village News - Latest update from Rona, our village reporter,  more…


TCF - The Compassionate Friends Charity have just started a local support group for parents whose child has died at any age and from any cause;  as part of the group they would like to have a small free lending library.

Many parents find solace not only in talking to other bereaved parents but often by trying to begin to make sense of their loss by reading books to gain some kind of understanding.

If you have any books on bereavement and grief, that you would like to donate to the group they would be very gratefully received.

Please contact Sue Brooks via private message, thank you so much.

Charity website:  www.tcf.org.uk


Parish Council page on village website has a new addition. Last 12 months of meeting minutes have been added as a link for you to view . more...


Following on from the village consultation process on the Neighbourhood Plan Process, this link is provided so that the various comments made by villagers can be viewed. more…


Your parish council has a vacancy. If you would like to get involved in village activity and make a great contribution to Westbourne Village. click here for more detail...


Our local astronaut Tim is still up there and taking a picture of our area !! Take a look >>> more...


Westbourne Weekend group  Summer Ball - Friday 15th July  Our tickets go on sale on Saturday 7th May. More info to follow shortly


Amazing response from Westbourne Villagers today. 21 of us turned out on a lovely sunny after noon today to collect rubbish from around our streets. 28 bags collected. Great effort and very satisfying . Lets all try to keep in looking good.


Village News - Latest update from Rona, our village reporter,  more…


Update following Neighbourhood Plan consultation more...


The Compassionate Friends  -  Bereavement Support Group

New Group forming in Southbourne very soon for parents whose child has died at any age and from any cause.  more...


Orchard project update more...


Westbourne Club events update more...

The Westbourne History Group have a number of interesting publications based around life in Westbourne.

They are available to purchase. more... for details

The Village Website is very keen to show more pictures of “Old Westbourne”. Do you have any pictures that you would like to share with the Website ?                   more... Contact us


Contact us

Have you got something interesting that you would like to see on the website

please contact the Editor - Jim Barlow  07785 541141

Link to Parish Magazine page more…

Welcome to Westbourne, the pride of West Sussex. Nestling on the southern edge of the South Downs National Park on the border between Hampshire and West Sussex.

The parish of Westbourne is a thriving community and consists of the attractive village of Westbourne itself and the two hamlets of Woodmancote and Aldsworth covering approximately 1,846 acres of countryside and is the home to some 2,000 residents.

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