Our Objectives

The WVA was originally established in 1974. Its constitution is currently being updated to reflect its current role and to establish the association as a charitable incorporated organisation. The new draft constitution can be viewed in full on the website under Constitution 2019.

The new objectives in the draft constitution are as follows;

The objectives of the WVA are by charitable means within the Area

1. To preserve, protect and/or improve;

(i)  its charm and rural character;
(ii)  the existing character of the village of Westcott;
(iii)  roads, public rights of way, open spaces, trees, woodlands, rivers, ponds and lakes, and other similar features;
(iv) features of public amenity (including the Village Green of Westcott) or of historic interest;

2. To encourage and facilitate best practice with regards to road safety and highways management, particularly for the reduction of speeding, noise and illegal parking;

3. To encourage high standards in and/or the improvement of:

(i)  Conservation, planning and development;
(ii)  community services including policing, health, education, youth work sports facilities and public transport;

4. To encourage the collection and care for items and records of local historical or archaeological interest;

5. To advance education;

6. To provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation with the objective of improving the conditions of life for the residents of the Area;

7. To establish or secure the establishment or continuation of a community centre or village hall and to maintain or manage or co-operate with any statutory authority in the maintenance and management of such a centre for activities promoted by the charity in furtherance of the its objectives;

8. To enhance the quality of life for residents in the Area, particularly through cultural and community activities;

9. To encourage and support local organizations working for the general good of the residents of the Area;

10. To undertake such other things as are exclusively and legally charitable and which the Trustees consider will benefit the residents of the Area;

The WVA will pursue these objectives for the benefit of the public within the Area, : through its website, meetings, exhibitions, publications, instructions and publicity;

  • by reflecting and publicising the views and opinions on such matters of persons resident in the Area;
  • in collaboration with or advising any person, body, institution or authority, wherever located;
  • by assisting other charitable organisations, wherever located;
  • by supporting the objectives of the Westcott Neighbourhood Development Plan prepared under the Localism Act 2011
  • appointing road stewards to assist in the recruitment of members and in two way communication between members and the charity trustees;
  • by monitoring activities which are related to these objectives