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White Horse News is out again on the 3rd of January 2019

A Very Merry Christmas to all our readers and a special thank you to all the advertisers who have supported us over the past year and made this newspaper…

Health campaign launched to increase cervical smears

WESTBURY Group Practice has launched a new campaign to increase the number of smear tests locally. In the past five years, 1,700 patients registered with Westbury Group Practice…

Site found for new Westbury Community Fridge

PLANS for a new community fridge for Westbury are gearing up, thanks to the charity Crosspoint on Westbury Market Place, which has kindly agreed to host the fridge…

Anti-waste plant campaigners say company using ‘bombardment’ to get plans through

MULTIPLE applications have now been made by  Northacre Renewable Energy (NRE), part of Hills Waste Ltd,  to build an advanced thermal treatment (ATT) plant in Westbury.  But it…

“An early Christmas present” Reprieve for Sunday parking charges

THE suspension of controversial Sunday parking charges by Wiltshire Council, which was due to be introduced last month, has been welcomed by the local community. The proposed charges, which…

This issue

Slimmer celebrates life back in the saddle

A LOCAL woman and keen horserider is celebrating life back in the saddle after losing…

Christmas and New Year waste and recycling collection changes

There will be no waste or recycling collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and on…

Could you represent your town as a councillor?

Following the resignation of cllr Hawker and no request from the town to hold an…

Community police issue tips to prevent thieves this Christmas

THE local Community Policing team have issued a town report for December, sharing the importance…

Charity shop awarded best window display

WESTBURY’S annual Christmas window competition winner is Dorothy House. Shops in Westbury were invited to…

Will your older person’s bus pass be renewed next year?

WILTSHIRE Council has issued a warning that not all older persons’ standard Wiltshire concessionary bus passes…

Primary school awarded best decorated tree

THE winner of best decorated tree in this year’s All Saints Church Christmas Tree Festival,…

Westbury United Fixtures

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Sport

Toolstation League Premier Division Saturday 8th December Westbury United 3-1 Brislington

Most of the action on a wet and very blustery afternoon at Meadow Lane was condensed into 10 first half minutes!  Westbury, who extended their unbeaten league run…

Dorset & Wilts Division 2 North. 8th Dec. Frome 2nds 12 – Westbury 3

Westbury took the short journey over the county border to play their unbeaten neighbours Frome 2nd XV. The game started in high winds and with the weather gradually…

United Fixtures

Weds 12th December Purton (H), Senior Cup, 7.45pm Sat 15th December Chipping Sodbury (A), Lge, 3pm Sat 22nd December Buckland Athletic (H), Lge, 3pm Weds 26th December Bradford Town (H), Lge,…

Sat. 1st December. Dorset & Wilts 2 North Westbury 20 Trowbridge 3rds 5

Westbury welcomed Trowbridge to Knott Field expecting a difficult match; like most derby games, the form book goes out of the window. Although Westbury started well with the…

United Fixtures

Sat 8th December Brislington (H), Lge, 3pm Sat 15th Dec. Chipping Sodbury Town (A), Lge, 3pm Sat 22nd December Buckland Athletic (H), Lge, 3pm Weds 26th December Bradford Town…

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

Christmas lights display raising funds for cancer unit

WESTBURY business owner Andy Burden, of All Drainage Services, is raising money again this year for Bath Cancer Unit Support Group, illuminating his house in Christmas lights. …

Take part in Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s Christmas raffle

WITH less than three weeks to go until Christmas, why not take part in Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s Christmas raffle? As well as being in with a chance…

White Horse Equestrian Centre raised money for Children in Need

WHITE Horse Equestrian Centre (WHEC) based in Westbury, collected for ‘Children in Need’ and raised £111 which will go towards amazing causes.  Staff at the centre say,…

Education

Fairfield Farm College’s horticultural project wins a Wessex Watermark

Fairfield Farm College have won a £500 Wessex Watermark Award for their ‘Seed to Plant’ horticultural project.  Gillian Smith, Wessex Water’s education advisor, presented the college’s Watermark…

Bitham Brook’s Children in Need Day

Pupils at Bitham Brook Primary School raised the sum of £432.31 for Children in Need. The school reports, “On the morning, the hall was a hive of…

Odd Socks Day at Bitham Brook School

The anti-bullying ambassadors at Bitham Brook Primary School held an assembly on Wednesday 14th November to mark Anti-Bullying Week.   The theme of the assembly was ‘Show…

Business

Familiar faces welcome you to new cafe and takeaway

A NEW cafe and takeaway, Aimi’s, has opened in the High Street owned by familiar faces, Aimee Stovold  and Michelle Silcox.  Aimi’s Cafe & Takeaway opened last…

Traffic enforcement company signals expansion

One of the UK’s leading providers of CCTV-based traffic enforcement and management solutions, has taken space on a popular Westbury business park. Property consultancy Myddelton & Major…

Broad Lane Land Rovers change gear at Woodland Industrial Estate

Broad Lane Land Rovers have moved into their new premises at Woodland Industrial Estate. As an independent Land Rover and Range Rover specialist, the company have expertise…

Clubs & Organisations

Junior rugby team play at the Rec – the home of Bath Rugby!

WESTBURY Junior Rugby Club took to the Rec in Bath again, this time putting tries against Pewsey. The junior team at Westbury Rugby Club played  at the…

Schools perform at Rotary Christmas concert

THE Rotary Club of Westbury held their annual Christmas concert at All Saints Church on Monday 3rd December, with three local schools performing.  The church was at…

Air Force Association calls for members

THE Trowbridge and West Wilts RAFA is calling all serving and ex-RAF personnel in Westbury to join them. The branch invite you to their monthly meeting, every third…

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