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One last fight! Town Council prepares waste plant objection

WESTBURY Town Council is carrying on its fight against the controversial waste plant on Northacre Industrial Estate. The plant received planning permission despite strong opposition locally – but…

Town ‘disappointed’ over lack of action over air quality

WESTBURY Town Council is disappointed with Wiltshire Council’s air quality plan for Westbury,  saying it’s just ‘words and pictures’.  In response, the town council has agreed to write…

Town council goes green with electric van

  Westbury Town Council has taken delivery of a fully electric van for working in and around Westbury to reduce the council’s carbon footprint.  Mayor, cllr Michael Sutton…

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Wiltshire Council by-election taking place – people urged to get out and vote

Residents in the electoral division of Ethandune are being encouraged to cast their votes in…

Takeaway plans get go-ahead

PLANNING permission has been granted to convert Magic Hand Car Wash on Trowbridge Road into two…

Urgent appeal for Wiltshire families to talk about organ donation

FOLLOWING last week’s Organ Donation Week, (September 2nd to 8th), NHS Blood and Transplant is…

Preschool to close

YMCA Bratton Preschool is to close at the end of this month. Director for children’s…

Do you own this Rolls-Royce?

A LOCAL man is appealing for information to help track down the owner of a Rolls-Royce car,…

Longleat to host Europe’s largest annual hot air balloon event

More than 200 hot air balloons from around the world will be ascending from Longleat…

Answers to be revealed to Sights of Westbury pictorial quiz

More than 150 people have spent the summer wandering around Westbury looking up at the…

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Sport

Westbury suffer home defeat in last league game to finish third

Saturday 31st August – West of England League Wiltshire Division – Westbury v Swindon at Westbury Westbury entertained Swindon in the last West of England League Wiltshire Division 2019…

United hit four in Comfortable cup win

Sat. 31st Aug. FA Vase – First Qualifying Rd Andover Town 1 Westbury United 4 Westbury had a tough afternoon which resulted in a draw that feels like…

United twice pegged back

Sat. 7th Sept. Toolstation Premier League Chipping Sodbury Town 2 Westbury United 2 Westbury had a tough afternoon which resulted in a draw that feels like a loss…

United Fixtures

Tuesday 10th September Brislington (A) Lge, 7.30pm Saturday 14th September Alton (A) FA Vase, 3pm Saturday 21st September Shepton Mallet (H) Lge, 3pm Saturday 28th September Wellington (H) Lge, 3pm…

Late goals seal United’s first league defeat

Weds. 21st August. Toolstation Div. One Westbury United 1 Hallen 3. This was a first league defeat of the season for Westbury against a Hallen side who thoroughly…

Features

Get out and about this Easter

IT’S time to take a break this Easter and immerse yourself in all that our beautiful county has to offer by…

Spring Gardening

Top tips for starting early Whether you have a large garden, small garden or just a window box, spring is an…

Spring Gardening Feature

Spring Gardening Feature

It’s springtime again in the garden, the weather is starting to improve and the plants are beginning to grow. Find out…

Fundraising

Mayor’s tea party for Guide Dogs charity

WESTBURY’S mayor, cllr Mike Sutton, hosted a charity tea party last week, raising nearly £200 for Guide Dogs for the Blind. At the event attendees enjoyed afternoon tea…

The White Horse Walk; raising money to keep Wiltshire Air Ambulance in the sky

With just over a week to go until The White Horse Walk, Rygor Commercials of Westbury and Rocking Horse Nursery in Melksham are finalising plans for a…

Local accountants march on towards £10,000 fundraising target

A GROUP of colleagues from Gooding Accounts are warming up to take part in a 13-mile walk next week to raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance. The fundraiser is…

Education

Next stage consultation on Wiltshire special schools begins

The next stage to shape the future of special school provision has begun, with a statutory consultation and a series of meetings to ensure parents, carers and…

Fairfield celebrates end of year success

STUDENTS and staff celebrate a year of success at Fairfield Farm College with the highest number of students attending graduation. The college reports, “The last few weeks…

Primary school pupils’ cake bake in support of local Guide Dog charity

LAST term, year 1 children at Westbury Leigh Primary School have been meeting lots of different people in their community as part of their ‘people who help…

Business

Businesses to become ‘dementia aware’

BUSINESSES in Westbury are being encouraged to become ‘dementia friendly’ to support those in the community living with dementia and their carers.  BA13 Community Area Partnership, on behalf…

Rygor gets into gear for Charities of the Year

Rygor Commercials of Westbury, the Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealer group, sweated it out recently to help raise money for its employee-nominated Charities of the Year; Wiltshire Air…

Customer service is key for new plumbers merchant

A new independent plumbers merchant has opened in Westbury – Tube and Valve Supply Limited – to provide everything you need at the price you’ll be happy…

Clubs & Organisations

Young sailors head to the lake – and adults now welcomed

WEST Wilts Youth Sailing Association, based at Westbury lake, recently introduced 29 new youngsters to the lake for a taster session, some in the morning and the…

Ladies’ rugby team present new season shirt to sponsor

WESTBURY Ladies Rugby Club presented their new 19/20 season shirt to Bob and Carol Musker of the Horse and Groom, the club’s shirt sponsor. Following the ladies’…

Westbury Churches Together-Sink or Swim

In our country at the moment, we are facing some extraordinary times politically, socially and morally. Lines are being drawn, allegiances are being called upon and a…

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