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All systems go for new community project after £100,000 boost

A Westbury community group has secured £100,000 to help fund a new community building in the heart of the town.   The Westbury Community Project Trust, formed more…

Westbury to miss out again as Chippenham bypass gets green light & A350 improvements are shelved

Wiltshire Council’s successful £75million Chippenham bypass road bid is ‘another nail in the coffin’ for plans to solve Westbury’s transport issues, says a Wiltshire Councillor for Westbury.  Cllr…

Candidates confirmed for General Election

The candidates for the West Wiltshire constituency for the upcoming General Election have been confirmed – and the county’s acting returning officer is urging people to get out…

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Mayor’s Christmas card competition

TIME is running out to enter the mayor’s Christmas card competition. Westbury’s mayor, cllr Mike…

Wiltshire Council announces latest waste and recycling end destinations report

Have you ever wondered where your waste ends up after you’ve put it out for…

Festive fun at Barnardo’s

A Westbury charity shop is arranging lots of festive fun for the local community. The…

Wiltshire Air Ambulance returns to the skies

Wiltshire Air Ambulance has received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and will return to Helicopter…

Full steam ahead as council prepares for election

With the general election confirmed for 12 December, Wiltshire Council’s elections team is busily preparing…

Community Support gets plans for new Bratton pre-school under way

A NEW facility for pre-school age children in Bratton has been given the green light.…

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Sport

Another win despite poor conditions

Sat. 9th Nov. Dorset & Wilts Div 2 North Swindon Supermarine 17 Westbury 37 Once again, in the first half Westbury made hard work of this fixture.  The…

Westbury Golf Club

The annual presentation evening for Westbury Golf Club was held on Friday 8th November. The club reports, “It was well attended with an excellent meal provided by chef…

Presentation night for Ladies’ Golf Club

A Presentation  night for Westbury Golf Club ladies was held on Friday  8th November at the golf club which was well attended.   The club reports, “The following…

Comfortable four goal win for United

Wed. 6th November. Toolstation Prem. Div. Westbury Utd 4 Bridport 0 This was an all-round good performance and comfortable victory for Westbury, to follow up the 6-2 win…

United Fixtures

Sat 23rd Nov Hallen (A), lge, 3pm. Sat 30th Nov Clevedon Town (A), lge, 3pm. Wed 4th Dec Swindon Town (H), Prem. Shield, 7.45pm Sat 7th Dec Cadbury…

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

Firefighters take to the stage for charity

FOUR Westbury firefighters helped to raise nearly £3,000 for The Firefighters Charity during a charity dance show, hosted by Spin Dance Fitness. The firefighters, Justin Barrett, Chris…

Make a Will and help a great local charity

For a limited period, people in the Westbury area have the opportunity of making or updating a Will with Goodwills and helping local charity, We Hear You…

Annual guide dog coffee morning raises over £1,200

Volunteer, Hilary Reed, organised another coffee morning last month, raising more funds for the Guide Dogs for the Blind charity.  The morning was also a chance for…

Education

Thirty years and counting!

Westbury CE Junior School  held a celebration assembly to recognise Shirley Taylor for her 30 years of service to the school. The school reports, “Shirley has held…

Young musicians bring festive cheer to Matravers

GET in the mood for Christmas at the Matravers Theatre on Thursday 12th December as students put on a festive variety performance. With a number of performers,…

Westbury Leigh Primary School remembers

WESTBURY Leigh Primary School got creative this month in honour of Remembrance Day. On behalf of the school, Anna Thurman said, “This month at Westbury Leigh Primary…

Business

New family-run fishing business opens in town centre

Westbury local, Phil Chester, is opening Westbury Tackle, a shop for all your fishing needs, on Maristow Street on Saturday 9th November.  It will be a family-run…

Village pub is rising again!

FAMILIAR faces have re-opened The Rising Sun in North Bradley, and promise to bring back to life a traditional village pub. Andy and Lynette Hobbs are no…

Community hair salon celebrates 25 years!

CROWNING Glory hairdressers in Dilton Marsh is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month.  To celebrate – and as a thank you to all their loyal customers –…

Clubs & Organisations

Have a ‘big breakfast’ and a neighbourhood plan update!

THE Dilton Marsh Neighbourhood Plan steering group will be presenting their work so far at next month’s ‘Big Breakfast’. Clerk of the steering group, Sophie O’Neill says,…

Welcome to the ‘pride’! Leos member joins the Lions

A WESTBURY Leos Club member has become the first ‘Leo’ in the town to progress and become a member of the Lions club. 19-year-old Maddy Strout, who…

Lacock walk for Westbury Walkers

A bright but cold day saw 20 members set off from the National Trust village of Lacock on a 9 mile walk led by Pippa Clarke.  …

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