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National recognition for Westbury Shed

National recognition for Westbury Shed

WESTBURY Shed was awarded a special national commendation for its work to improve the health and wellbeing of local people in 2021.  Westbury Shed treasurer, Martin McGiff, was…

Upcycled bags made by local businesswoman are big hit at Glastonbury Festival

Upcycled bags made by local businesswoman are big hit at Glastonbury Festival

BAGS, purses and aprons made by a local businesswoman from materials which would otherwise be destined for landfill, have been a big hit with festival-goers at Glastonbury.  …

Disabled access to fishing lake expected “this summer”  following months of delay

Disabled access to fishing lake expected “this summer” following months of delay

A DEVELOPER who installed a continuous one-metre vehicle barrier around Eden Vale lake by the railway station in Westbury has insisted that gaps will be added “this summer”…

Latest news

Councillors critical of Wiltshire’s lack of planning enforcement

Councillors critical of Wiltshire’s lack of planning enforcement

WESTBURY town councillors have expressed their anger over a lack of enforcement action by Wiltshire…

Northacre to appeal over waste incinerator decision delay

NORTHACRE Renewable Energy Ltd (NREL) have appealed for ‘non-determination’ of their plans to bring an…

Town centre free car parking reduced to one hour next month

Town centre free car parking  reduced to one hour next month

WESTBURY town councillors have ratified their recommendation to reduce the free parking in the town…

Local postie wows the crowds at Glastonbury

Local postie wows the crowds at Glastonbury

LOCAL postman, Leander Morales, spent the weekend recently at Glastonbury Festival, wowing crowds with five…

Environment Agency comes under fire after granting a waste incinerator permit

Environment Agency comes under fire  after granting a waste incinerator permit

THE Environment Agency is coming under fire locally after granting a permit for the Westbury…

Birthday celebrations for 100-year-old!

Birthday celebrations for 100-year-old!

DILTON Marsh woman, Joan Freegard, recently celebrated her 100th birthday. She was surrounded by friends…

Volunteering and helping out

Volunteers needed for Little Lights Stay and Play group

WESTBURY Area Churches are looking for volunteers to help out with their new play group for pre-school children, toddlers, babies and their carers.  Little Lights Stay and…

Slimmers drop pounds to raise money for Cancer Research

SLIMMERS in Westbury have collected bags of clothes throughout May to donate to Cancer Research UK’s Big Slimming World Clothes Throw!  Slimming World members joined consultants Kim,…

Water Guardians needed to help local rivers

DO you love your local river and are interested in actively protecting it?  Then this might be the project for you!  Wiltshire Wildlife Trust has partnered with…

Things to do

Dr. Zebo’s Wheezy Club at Victoria Garden

HISTORIC gardens in Westbury proved just the ticket for a summer evening of music, as Victoria Garden off All Saints’ churchyard was the venue for a performance…

Bratton Silver Band at Summer Fete

VISITORS to Bratton’s Church Summer Fete on Saturday 25th June were treated to a special afternoon of music by the Bratton Silver Training Band.  The band say,…

Live music coming up at the Cons Club

WESTBURY’S Conservative Club has a diverse range of live music for visitors to enjoy this month!  First up on Saturday 9th July, Chalkioke Knights will be bringing…

Staying well

Minding the gap – charity offers trauma support for people across Wiltshire

LOCAL mental health charity Wiltshire Mind is trialling a new trauma counselling service.  The Melksham-based charity reports, “Traumatic events can have a massive effect on our mental…

Residents urged to play their part to mitigate the risk of new COVID-19 variant

WILTSHIRE Council is asking Westbury residents to keep playing their part to protect each other, as national measures are introduced to mitigate the risk of the COVID-19…

Covid-19 vaccinations for 12 to 15-year-olds now available outside of school

PARENTS across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire can now arrange for their child to receive a coronavirus vaccine outside of school.  Previously, vaccinations for…

Fundraising

Westbury NSPCC say thank you to Morrisons customers

THE Westbury National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) committee has thanked customers of Morrisons in town for their generosity as people donated to…

Westbury woman takes on epic walking challenge to beat dementia

A WESTBURY woman is embarking on a gruelling charity challenge in memory of her late father who died from dementia.   Kimberley Curtis is preparing for a…

Return of the Bowerhill Bomber

THE Bowerhill Bomber is returning next month – and this year the event is raising money for Melksham Carnival.  The running event takes place next month on…

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