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WHITE Horse News is launching a new campaign to encourage the community to ‘Shop Local’ and support local businesses to help them get back on their feet. Westbury’s…

We’re back!

We’re back!

AS we prepared to be go to press with our last edition of White Horse News, back in March, nobody could have imagined how everybody’s lives would be…

New incinerator plan horrifies environmental campaigners

CAMPAIGNERS have been left ‘horrified’ by revised plans for the waste treatment plant in Westbury, following a u-turn decision by developers to ditch ‘greener’ incinerating technology in favour of…

Why not join town’s volunteer army?

A call to volunteers has been made by the group who has organised the Westbury Covid-19 crisis operation.  They say, “The incredible volunteer effort in Westbury has seen…

Welcome back to Westbury businesses

Following the latest round of lockdown easing, non-essential shops re-opened on 15th June bringing more people back to the town centre. Here, White Horse News talks to a…

Westbury’s volunteer army helps the community

AS the seriousness of the pandemic took hold and the country went into lockdown to save lives, Westbury volunteers mobilised quickly to help the local community, especially residents…

Churches open for quiet reflection

All Saints’ Church, Westbury and Holy Trinity, Dilton Marsh  opened their doors again for private prayer on a limited basis on Saturday, 20th June.  The churches will be…

This issue

Wiltshire Council play areas to reopen

Wiltshire Council play areas to reopen

Wiltshire Council’s play areas will reopen from Saturday (4 July) and families are strongly advised…

Council dismisses lockdown suggestions

Wiltshire Council has dismissed suggestions the county could be one of the next locations in…

Please help local businesses survive says mayor

As I write this, there is due to be an easing of the lockdown restrictions…

‘Cook at home’ for children from Abraham’s Kitchen

Abraham’s Kitchen was planned to bring the community together for a free and delicious lunch,…

Power company funds food boxes

Power company funds food boxes

Westbury Town Council received funding of £3,000 from SSEN (Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks) to…

Activities for young people to combat loneliness and isolation

Young people in the Westbury Community Area are invited to participate in a range of…

Support for diabetes patients

Diabetes teams at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust have reassured patients they…

Don’t spoil a great day out in Westbury

Now that the lockdown has been slightly relaxed, and the good weather has allowed us…

Pilot’s 30-mile dash for air ambulance

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance pilot Elvis Costello  completed a mammoth 30-mile dash last month to celebrate…

Nature during lockdown

DURING lockdown, with less pollution and fewer cars and lorries on the road, more people…

Only a few days left to apply for the Discretionary Grant scheme

Only a few days left to apply for the Discretionary Grant scheme

APPLICATIONS for Wiltshire Council’s local Discretionary Grant scheme must be received by 5pm on Monday…

Volunteering and helping out

Coronavirus: South West businesses urged to join protective equipment ‘battle’

THE CBI have urged even more businesses in region to join the ‘battle’ to produce protective equipment for the NHS and front-line workers. The organisation have organised…

Saving lives with 3D printers – can you help?

HUNDREDS of safety masks and other vital items of protective equipment are being produced for local NHS staff and care workers by a small group of local…

Combatting Coronavirus with community spirit

THIS weekend, the Chapmanslade community opened their front doors to a heart-warming surprise. Over the course of Easter Saturday, bunches of daffodils were delivered to over 300…

Things to do

National Theatre at Home: Twelfth Night on YouTube

Shakespeare’s classic comedy Twelfth Night will be shown on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel on Thursday 23 April at 7pm BST as part of NATIONAL THEATRE AT…

Longleat Virtual Safari Attracts Record Online Audience

A virtual tour around Longleat Safari Park has been viewed by more than half-a-million people in just three days. The 30-minute tour, narrated by Kate Humble, went…

The Royal School of Church Music Digital Offerings in the Current Climate

A message from the The Royal School of Church Music I thought it might be helpful to briefly update you on some of our digital offerings that…

Staying well

Carers encouraged to access latest advice and support

CARERS of all ages are being reminded support and advice is still available if they need a helping hand during the current COVID-19 situation. Carers can be…

The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust

DURING the current lockdown we would like to notify you of the services still available through The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust to those over 60 or 18+…

Alzheimer’s Society offers tips for people with dementia and the general public during coronavirus pandemic

Five ways to support people affected by dementia from your own home Coronavirus is posing a significant risk for people affected by dementia and many are cut…

Fundraising

Hospital Heroes Appeal raises almost £80K for staff at RUH Bath

AN incredible £77,000 has been raised to support staff at the Royal United Hospitals Bath during the coronavirus pandemic. The Hospital Heroes Appeal was launched by the…

Barnardo’s Crisis Appeal

A crisis appeal from Barnardo’s BARNARDO’S has a 150-year history of serving the most vulnerable children and young people in our society. In these unprecedented times of…

Support needed to keep Marie Curie Nurses on the frontline in the South West, through the Coronavirus crisis

ACROSS the UK, Marie Curie is gearing up to care for hundreds of additional dying patients requiring end of life care, in order to relieve the unprecedented…

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