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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: 19/4/14 Visitors:


Village website visitor number has now passed 60,000. Today it stands at 63,000. Keep watching and give your ideas on any changes you think we should consider.


The Parish Council need your help to spend £9000 !!!  Take a look at what’s happening: more…


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I have just heard today, April 15th, that the Inspector for Chichester District Council has turned down Taylor Wimpey's appeal to build 28 houses on the field on Foxbury Lane abutting Cemetery Lane.  His main issue was that it would destroy the rural aspect on the approach to the east side of the village.   more…


Latest Village News  Update from our village reporter


Annual Parish Assembly Meeting - 24th April - Westbourne Meeting Place - 7pm - Cheese & Wine - Guest speakers


Westbourne Community Spring Clean Day - Sunday 11th May

Have you ever felt that our village could look even nicer than it normally does? Do you feel it is sometimes let down by litter which often collects by the side of roads and is blown into every available nook and cranny?

Our Community Spring Clean Day is a great opportunity to meet local people and to contribute towards making the village a place you are even prouder to live in. Moreover, this feeling will undoubtedly be enhanced by the fact that it is all down to your own efforts.

The event is organised by Westbourne Parish Council and supported by Chichester District Council. No experience is necessary: all you need to do is to gather at The Square at 2.30pm on Sunday 11th May. ‘Kit’ will be provided, and includes litter picking tools, protective gloves, fluorescent vests and plastic sacks. We will pick litter for two hours, ending up back at The Meeting Place in North Street for refreshments at 4.30pm.  With one or two stories to tell, I daresay!

If you would like any further information, please contact Richard Hitchcock on 012453 389096 or at rahitchcock@btinternet.com


North Street re-surfacing closure - The closure will take place on Friday 11th April until Wednesday 16th April but will be removed over the weekend as BB only tend to work Monday to Friday.


Emsworth Show - Recreation Ground Monday 25th August. 2014  More details…


A very exciting addition has now been made to the Village website by incorporating the following website as a link from this page.

The very comprehensive work for all these pages has been put together by Keith Hart whose family previously lived in Westbourne and has been able to bring together an excellent story and history of the village. Well worth a visit. Please give us some feedback. more…Village history page


Hope you all like the new page layouts throughout the site - Ed.


The Greening Campaign now has its own website. Visit them at: http://e-voice.org.uk/greening-westbourne/


The Village Allotments Association now has its own website. Visit them at: http://e-voice.org.uk/westbourne-allotments/


Free Spring Open Day - Mill Meadows Farm, Mill Lane Westbourne

Saturday 22nd March 10am - 3pm more details 07972-117216 or 01243-372769

Spring lambs - Shearing demonstration - Alpacha walks & more - Refreshments - Suitable for all ages


New village business added to website: more…

Ironworx Forge - Rory Olney is an Artist Blacksmith creating bespoke, hand-forged ironwork for homes, gardens and businesses.


Westbourne Parish Magazine editors have offered to share some information with the Village Website and you can see a new page that gets this off the ground through the following link more…

You will be able to see the contents page as well as articles of special ongoing interest to Villagers as time goes on.

You will also see their Regular Events listing on our “What's on” page as well as some additional contact info on the Local contacts page


Allotments Association update more…


Westbourne Village Facebook page is now available for villagers to use and post comments.

Click on the Facebook link above and “like” us. Your comments are always welcome


New page under Clubs & Organisations tab

“A touch of Class… “  for Ballroom & Latin dancing weekly at Westbourne Club  more…


Westbourne Millennium Map is available to purchase.

Very high quality - Excellent keepsake more…


Local history Group have added some very interesting links to their page.

Definitely worth a look. more…


Latest update from 20 PLENTY campaign for the village more…


Neighbourhood Plan. update

The village website now has a new set of pages dedicated to this activity.

Please take a look and get involved if you are able to make this an inclusive activity for all Villagers in Westbourne Area more…

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

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

Come to the MONDAY MORNING DROP IN – coffee, tea and biscuits in Westbourne Parish Hall.  Every Monday from 1000 - 1200.  Everyone welcome.  Free newspapers.   We are also looking for volunteers to help so if you are able to lend a hand occasionally do please get in touch by ringing 01243 375055.  We look forward to seeing you there

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

Click here for village facebook page

Parish Magazine

20’s Plenty

Where People Live

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Parish Council Meeting - 7.15pm Thursday 8th May - Westbourne Meeting Place

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.

Parish Council news:

Agenda for next meeting

Page: PC agenda


Latest Parish Council Minutes:

Mar 2014 Page: Minutes of PC meetings

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