Help for key workers, the Elderly, House-bound and vulnerable residents of Westoning from ‘Westoning Cares’ (Westoning Cares Co-ordinating Group)
HELPLINES – Only a call away! To make contact with ‘Westoning Cares’ you may
call any of the following numbers between 9.00 am and 6.00 pm Monday to Saturday and on Sunday in extreme emergency:
Maureen Graham 01525 873830 or 07922 011515 malcolmgraham1@ntlworld.
Steve Alcock 01525 755039
or 07710 172546
Joyce Nethersole O7770 642159 Holmes02@icloud.
Nigel Washington* 01525 714442 or 07722 297299
Please contact Nigel by email
How you can help others
Please send an email to to let us know how YOU can help us to help others.
Helplines and Information
If you are in need of urgent help the following helplines
are open 24/7:
NHS Advice - Dial 111
Emergency Services - Dial 999
Police - Dial 101
Other sources of INFORMATION:
Information is changing by the day so the best way to get reliable, accurate information is via various websites:
Central Bedfordshire Council
0300 300 8900 www.centralbedfordshire.gov.
NHS COVID-19 Information
Citizen’s Advice Bureau
Westoning Pelican Crossing -
to be replaced with new system
Central Bedfordshire Council has decided to abandon its proposal to replace the High Street Pelican
Crossing with a Zebra crossing. The change of policy means that the
current Pelican crossing will be
replaced with an up-to date Pelican crossing with improved electronic controls that will be more reliable and repairable.
This is great news for Westoning and shows that when a clear message is sent by a large number of residents, CBC is prepared to reconsider and change its plans.
A huge thankyou is due to the large number of Westoning residents who sent their objections to CBC. Thanks also to our local Councillor, Cllr James Jamieson, who supported the Parish Council and the residents of Westoning. James’ strong opposition to the
council’s proposal was an important factor in getting the proposal overturned.
While there is no date given for when the new crossing mechanism will be installed, it is likely to be done sometime in this calendar year.
More information will be circulated as soon as it becomes available.
Parish Council Meetings
Parish Council meetings are held at 7.30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month. For the duration of the Coronavirus restrictions, Westoning Parish Council will meet in ‘virtual’ meetings using ZOOM.
The meeting ID and
Password will be displayed
24 hours before the meeting commences.
Any member of the public wishing to make use of the Public Participation facility should notify the Clerk 24 hours before the meeting.