Westonbirt with Lasborough Parish Council


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Westonbirt with Lasborough is a small, rural parish of about 150 electors, situated about 3 miles south of Tetbury, in Gloucestershire.

The parish is predominantly agricultural and residential, and extends from the Wiltshire border in the south-east to the Lasborough valley to the north-west on the far side of the A46 road.
It was formed in 1935 by the amalgamation of the two parishes of Westonbirt and Lasborough, as described in the history of the parish by British History Online.

The Parish Council has 5 elected members, "Councillors", who are supported by a part-time Parish Clerk. For details see Parish Council.

Apart from agriculture, the parish is the home for four other significant enterprises:

    Westonbirt Arboretum is "The National Arboretum" and is particularly famous for its spring blossom and its autumn colours.
    In addition it holds open-air concerts and other events, full details of which are given on The National Arboretum website.

    Westonbirt School provides wide ranging educational facilities ranging from pre-prep right up to sixth form and is situated in the wonderful mansion and grounds created by the Holfords of Westonbirt.
    In addition Westonbirt Leisure provides comprehensive sports and leisure facilities. Full details are on the Westonbirt School website.

    The Beaufort Polo Club has a comprehensive programme of high standard polo and hosts the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo.
    Full details are on the Beaufort Polo Club website.

    Adjacent to all of these, the Hare & Hounds Hotel provides comprehensive accommodation and catering facilities. For details, see the Hare and Hounds Hotel website.

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