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Mystery surrounds future of town Post Office

MYSTERY surrounds the future of a new Post Office branch in Westbury, after the vacancy was removed from the Post Office Ltd website. No information about what is happening…

Residents successfully fight off planning application

THE application for 200 homes off Storridge Road has been refused by Wiltshire Council on a number of grounds and residents are applauding the community effort made to…

Mini-festival celebrates life of popular local rider

A MINI festival held in memory of Dilton Marsh man, Stuart Lange, has been hailed a success by organisers with 130 motorcyclists joining the rideout and crowds enjoying the…

This issue

New shop owner keeps sweet tradition alive in Westbury

THE sweet shop on Maristow Street has been transformed into ‘Dollies & Bears Sweet Shop’…

Disappointment as Wiltshire Council votes against planting more trees

Wiltshire Councilhas voted against backing a Lib Dem proposal to advocate a minimum of a…

“Foal play” as Westbury hits the headlines

PATRIOTIC pride was high on the hills of Westbury last week as a make-shift England…

Recycle more plastic from home with new scheme

WILTSHIRE Council has introduced a new recycling scheme where you can recycle a wider variety of…

Former Mayor remembered

FORMER mayor of Westbury, John Clegg, who served the town as mayor over two separate years…

Westbury welcomes new councillor

A NEW councillor has been elected to the Westbury West ward of the town council…

Westbury project bridges childcare skills gap

Six new learners from Westbury celebrated the completion of a new childcare course, thanks to…

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Sport

Brokerswood Holiday Park hosts Welsh Rugby stars and charity cyclists

A peloton of 60 charity cyclists, including former Wales Rugby captain Ryan Jones and record try scorer Shane Williams, stopped off at Brokerswood Holiday Park this week to…

Defeat, forfeit controversy and a home win – a rollercoaster few weeks for Westbury!

Sat. 30th June. West of England League Wilts & Glos Premier 2 Biddestone CC – 235 – 8 Westbury – 232 All Out Sat. 7th July. West of…

Westbury Rotary Club are skittles champions

THE Rotary Club of Westbury were the victors in the final of the Rotary area skittles tournament. Over 20 Rotary clubs from three counties entered the competition which…

Join Westbury Ladies Rugby this season

HAVE you ever wanted to play women’s rugby, but not sure where to start? Westbury Ladies Rugby Club is holding an induction evening for those interested in joining…

Westbury Seniors golf

WESTBURY Golf Club Seniors section has reported a busy time. They say, “Great news! A victory at last for the Seniors against Shortwood Lodge at home by 5 and…

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

Soup and bingo a great sucess!

The White Horse Day Centre’s “Soup and Bingo” event, held on Saturday 30th June, was very well attended and was a great success, raising over £300 for…

Couple cycle miles up mountains for charity

A DUO from a local independent funeral company have successfully completed the Salzkammergut Trophy, cycling 75km in the Austrian mountains, on Saturday 14th July. They also raised…

Tractorfest raises £1,000 for local church

ALL Saints Church hosted its Tractorfest and summer fayre last month, raising over £1,000 for the up-keep of the 14th Century Grade 1 listed building. The event…

Education

Wiltshire College receives glowing Ofsted report

Wiltshire College is celebrating a successful Ofsted inspection which rated the college as ‘Good’. The report found the college to have high expectations of students who benefit…

Summer fun for pre-schoolers at teddy bears’ picnic

Four-year-olds from across Westbury and their favourite cuddly toys enjoyed a Teddy Bears’ Picnic in the sunshine on 5th July, as part of a programme of activities…

GCSE students under too much pressure says local parent

A PARENT of a Matravers School student has expressed her concern about the amount of pressure put on students in preparation for their GCSE exams. Danielle Ashwell says that…

Business

Sponsorship pledge is music to festival’s ears

Local housebuilder, David Wilson Homes, has stepped on board as sponsor of this year’s Westbury Festival. The company, which is currently bringing new homes to the town…

Westbury electricians make vow to give back to the community

AFTER celebrating the first anniversary of their Westbury-based company, All Electrical, business partners, Ian Gray and Adam Bishop, have set their sights on the future – with an…

Westbury business celebrate win at Wiltshire Business Awards

BUSY Books, an accountants and bookkeeping team based in Bratton, were awarded the ‘Customer and Staff Care’ award at the recent Wiltshire Business Awards on Friday 20th April.…

Clubs & Organisations

Mother and baby fitness class goes from strength to strength

A FITNESS class with a difference for new mums launched by a Westbury mum, has become so successful it has been given a permanent spot at Leighton Recreation…

Give junior rugby a ‘try!’

WESTBURY Junior Rugby Club invite you to a free family tag rugby evening on Friday 3rd August. The team welcome boys and girls, aged 4 and upwards,…

Croquet anyone?

WOULD you like to try your hand at croquet? The game of skill, strategy, angles, tactics and guile is available at Leighton Recreation Centre this summer. Leighton…

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