The new village defibrillator is situated by the Notice board outside the old Post Office. Below is a useful link to a British Red Cross page concerning its operation.


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Westleigh Parish Council – Parish Action Plan

Following the consultation event in June, the Parish Council have agreed to the following action:

Parish improvements:

Bus shelters, Public Benches, Memorial Gardens, and the Eastleigh Phone Box.

The Parish Council would like to improve the current standard of these local facilities.  This could be achieved by creating a local community group to coordinate the work and apply for funds, or by raising the local precept to fund the work.

Anyone interested in putting their names forward for the local community group, please contact the Parish Clerk e-mail westleighparishclerk@yahoo.co.uk

Westleigh Footpath Improvements

The Parish Council will improve the surface of the footpath, provide signage to the footpath, and improve the access.

Highway Issues

The Parish Council will undertake an inventory of all current Highway issues in the Parish.  The Parish Council will liaise with Devon County Council to assess and identify any solutions to the issues.

The Parish Council will place a standing Highways item on the agenda for all future meetings.


The Parish Council will arrange a First Aid Training Course for all parishioners who have expressed an interest in defibrillator training and emergency First Aid.


 Westleigh Parish Council – Vacancy for a Parish Clerk

The Council is looking to appoint a Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer to work 12 hours per month paid according to the NJC hourly pay scale (this scale commences at £8.71 rising to £11.77 per hour) according to experience.

The position requires good financial, administrative, organisational, computer and communication skills. The Clerk will work from home, apart from 6 evening meetings per year. Previous experience of Local Government, and Parish Council work would be an advantage.

Applications should be made by emailing a CV and supporting letter, explaining how you meet the requirements of the post, to Ken Griffin, Chairman, email: ken@westleigh1.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd February, 2019.

Following on from our last showing ‘Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’, which was very well attended,

Westleigh Film Club have two new dates for your diary. This coming Friday 18th January we are showing ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ and on Friday 22nd February ‘The Darkest Hour’.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 2016 fantasy film directed by David Yates. A joint British and American production, it is a spin-off and prequel to the Harry Potter film series, and is produced and written by J. K. Rowling in her screenwriting debut.

The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Darkest Hour is a 2017 war drama film directed by Joe Wright and written by Anthony McCarten. A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a sceptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

As before doors open at 7pm and curtain up 7.30pm. Tea and biscuits will be provided but as with tradition you can bring your own snacks and tipple to further enhance the evening. Free entry but if you could leave a donation on leaving to help towards the Film Club running costs it would be gratefully appreciated.