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£1million improvements will help deliver ‘world class facilities’ at Matravers School

£1million improvements will help deliver ‘world class facilities’ at Matravers School

EXCITING times lie ahead for Matravers after the school received £1million from Wiltshire Council to make significant improvements to the site. The next phase of the school’s Priority…

More complaints but no answers on RUH parking dispute

CONCERNS are growing over the state of parking at Bath’s Royal United Hospital with dozens of visitors complaining about unfair charges following a story in the last issue of…

Town Council Election called off: 15 seats but only 8 candidates

WESTBURY will not have a town council election this year because only eight people put themselves forward to be councillors. Despite having a population of around 15,000 people,…

This issue

‘Help us fight fly tipping,’ council pleads as cases shoot up 50%

WESTBURY people are being urged to help combat problematic fly-tipping in the area after the…

White Horse Team vicar steps down from role in Westbury

ONE of Westbury’s top vicars is stepping down next month when he moves away from…

Lace up for Bratton Hilly Run!

SPRING has arrived and entries are now open for next month’s Bratton Hilly Run. The…

Sign up for the Dilton Dash!

ENTRIES are open for this year’s Dilton Dash which will take place on Sunday 21st…

Help needed for Westbury workhouse project

Gloomy days of the workhouse are thankfully long gone in Westbury, but local people are…

Remember to renew your green bin sticker

With the advent of spring and the summer months approaching, people are being reminded to…

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Sport

Sat. 8th April – Toolstation Division One Bishops Lydeard 1-1 Westbury Utd

When father and son, Neil and Joe Kirkpatrick took over as managers of Westbury United earlier this year, they say they were faced with an unfit squad with…

United ‘moving in the right direction’

When father and son, Neil and Joe Kirkpatrick took over as managers of Westbury United earlier this year, they say they were faced with an unfit squad with…

Westbury 44-26 Cricklade – Dorset & Wilts 2 North, Sat. 1st April

Westbury entertained Cricklade on Saturday and gave possibly their best performance so far this season.  The way Westbury started the match was not too special, when they failed…

Success for Netball Juniors

Westbury Netball Club Juniors took part in the Wessex Blades spring tournament at Kingdown School on Sunday 19th March. With the continued success of the club, they were …

Colerne 14-50 Westbury – Dorset & Wilts 2 North, Sat. 8th April

After the previous weeks win against Cricklade, Westbury were hoping to continue with the momentum of that game, but with several members of the team unavailable for selection…

Features

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…

Spring Weddings Feature

Spring Weddings Feature

Get ready for your wedding and make it a truly memorable day with the help of these local businesses……

Family Businesses Feature – February 2016

Family Businesses Feature – February 2016

Family businesses are the backbone of the UK economy and Westbury has many fine examples. Have a look at the feature…

Fundraising

Local hospice launches ‘Dorothy’s Tea Party’

Dorothy House Hospice Care has launched a new fundraising initiative called ‘Dorothy’s Tea Party.’    The whole community is invited to get involved by either hosting or…

‘Gill’s Boys’ take on hospice fundraising walk

A WESTBURY man and his friends and family joined hundreds of other men in Dorothy House’s Men’s Walk fundraiser recently, in memory of local woman, Gill Down. Kevin Down,…

Charity golf tournament for Wiltshire Mind

Kingsdown Golf Club will be hosting the Wiltshire Mind Annual Golf Tournament again this year. Teams of four are invited to attend and there is a prize…

Education

Matravers’ pupils visit war cemeteries in Belgium

PUPILS from Matravers School recently returned from a school history trip to Belgium where they visited war cemeteries and museums. The group of 41 students and four…

Schoolchildren’s igloo provides a quiet space

Westbury infants have been busy making an igloo out of milk bottles to create an area for children to go and spend time in small groups. Children…

Red Nose Day at Dilton School

CAKES were the order of the day at Dilton Marsh Primary School as part of their fundraising. The school held a coffee morning and cake sale for…

Business

i2i Business Network relaunched

The re-launch of the i2i Business Network on 5th April was a huge success and is back on track to welcome past and new members to their…

Westbury flooring company celebrates 40 years

J.DYKES-BROWN has been supplying commercial and domestic flooring across Wiltshire for over 40 years, but now the family-run business is expanding its services and looking forward to…

Accountant nominated for three business awards

A WESTBURY accountancy firm has been nominated for three awards at this year’s Wiltshire Business Awards. Gooding Accounts in Westbury Leigh, run by White Horse News Person of…

Clubs & Organisations

Pudding Night with Bratton WI

BRATTON WI will host a Pudding Night on Friday 28th April at Bratton Jubilee Hall to raise money for the Associated Country Women of the World. Why…

Probus at Sea

Chairman, Bruce Hewitson, opened our most recent meeting. After the usual house reports and the raffle we welcomed guest speaker, Lynda Thompson, all the way from Swindon.…

Dilton Marsh Mothers’ Union April meeting

Reflection and planning was the basis of the April meeting.  It was reported that our Mothers’ Day gift to our members in the poorer parts of Africa…

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