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New health plans for Wiltshire – but no mention of Westbury

HEALTH campaigners in Westbury have criticised  the recent strategic plan for health services in West Wiltshire saying that once again Westbury has been ignored. Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group…

Great weekend planned for Country Park Festival

THE White Horse Country Park Festival returns for another year with a great day planned for the whole family on Bank Holiday Sunday, 27th August. Look no further for…

Lifesaving defibrillators are coming to Westbury

FOUR new lifesaving defibrillators are coming to Westbury next month after the town council and area board successful raised £10,000 for the project. The four public defibrillators –…

This issue

Hope for shorter driving test waiting times

A FULL review into the length of time people  in Westbury have to wait for a…

Flowers and fish! – Ideas for old phone box come in

IDEAS have been flooding in for what to do with the old telephone box in Westbury…

Councillor’s surgeries start next Wednesday

COUNCILLOR Jane Russ will hold her first surgery at the Sovereign Housing Association office in…

Westbury Police warn residents as burglars target garages

WESTBURY Police are warning residents to be more vigilant after an increase in the number of…

Celebrations at United Reformed Church

WESTBURY United Reformed Church members have celebrated the transformation of the front garden and entrance…

Christmas in Westbury has a twist this year

THE nights are drawing in; Poldark has finished its latest series and with Strictly Come Dancing…

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Sport

Sat. 5th August – Toolstation First Division Westbury United 2 Oldland Abbotonians 0

OFF the back of a fine pre-season where Westbury had managed to stay unbeaten, they arrived for the first league game of the season full of confidence. Oldland Abbotonians…

Wed. 9th August – Toolstation First Division Westbury United 2 Malmesbury V 2

UNITED’S second home game of the season felt more like two points lost than one point gained. It didn’t take Westbury long to get going; within the first…

Sat. 5th August. Westbury lost by 39 runs. Westbury XI 175 for 8 (50 overs). Cheltenham XI 214 for 9 (50 overs)

WESTBURY & District CC hosted Cheltenham CC and after the previous week’s disappointing result against Gloucester City Wingate Westbury were hoping to reverse the result from earlier in the…

Sat. 12th August – Toolstation First Division Westbury United 2 Radstock Town 0

IN THE end two incidents either side of half-time which could have influenced the outcome of this match were consigned to memory as Westbury United overcame a resolute Radstock…

Good start to the season but team still ‘a work in progress’

WESTBURY United have started the campaign well with two wins  and a draw, which currently sees them at the top of the table. The solid start from Westbury…

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

Sign up now for Lions’ charity 10k

WESTBURY Lions 10k will take place on Sunday 8th October starting at the White Horse Country Park. The annual fundraiser, now in its sixth year, brings runners…

10 year-old donates seven inches of her hair to charity

10 YEAR-OLD Kaydee Mae Button from Westbury bravely had seven inches of her hair chopped off for charity last month. Kaydee Mae will donate the seven inches…

Teenager to skydive from 15,000ft for charity

A TEENAGER from Westbury will be sky diving from 15,000 feet this month, to raise money for the local charity People Against Poverty. 15 year-old Katie Brittain…

Education

MP Andrew Murrison quits university role over vice-chancellor’s pay deal

WESTBURY MP Dr Andrew Murrison has written to the Secretary of the Court of Bath University to resign as an ex-officio member over the excessive pay of…

Matravers School – One Dance – Winner

HEAD of dance at Matravers School, Gemma Richards, was recognised for her dance teaching practice when she was presented with the ‘Outstanding Secondary Dance Teaching Award’ at the…

Westbury Junior School hold annual presentation assembly

Westbury Junior School held their annual presentation assembly in the last week of term. It was attended by the Mayor of Westbury, cllr Gordon King and his…

Business

Work to begin at The Laverton

WORK will soon begin at The Laverton after a loan from the government was approved earlier this month. Westbury Town Council applied for £130,000 to pay for…

Short Accountancy offering help for Business start ups

SHORT Accountancy Ltd are an accountancy firm with a difference. The business was set up by brothers Adam and Ashley Short, who  – knowing of the difficulty of…

New Longleat hotel and waterpark given the green light

LONGLEAT’S plans to build a new 240 room hotel, with water park and business conference facilities on the edge of its estate have been approved by Wiltshire Council,…

Clubs & Organisations

Get your skates on at Westbury Youth Club

TO celebrate the reopening of Westbury Youth Club in September, the club is hosting a free open session for the youth of Westbury. The club at Leigh Park Community…

New flexible membership available at the Rotary Club

THE Rotary Club of Westbury is now offering a new type of flexible membership that will allow people who are unable to join full time, to still become…

Help for local homeless people

CROSSPOINT Westbury is increasingly seeing homeless people attend their drop in centre. The Market Place charity, is asking that if you have a two-man tent (hydrostatic head at…

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