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Free parking scrapped in favour of lower charges and grace period

CAR parks in Westbury  will begin charging again  next week, following Wiltshire Council’s decision to scrap the free first hour initiative. In a recent meeting the county council announced that…

‘No’ to 300 houses at Bitham Park

AN application to build 300 houses on the land north of Bitham Park has been refused by Wiltshire Council. The application, made in September last year, was turned down on…

Police seek knife man after twin brothers stabbed in Dilton Marsh

Wiltshire Police are searching for a man who attacked 16-year-old twin brothers with a knife, leaving one of them “just a couple of millimetres from death.” The brothers…

This issue

‘Yes’ to The Mead: Building to begin on ‘White Horse View’

BUILDING is set to begin later this year after planning permission was granted to build up…

Time running out for road naming petition

THE petition to have a road name after the late Matravers headteacher Nigel Gilhespy is…

No contest in Westbury North Ward by-election

IT was officially recorded by Wiltshire Council on Thursday 19th March that cllr David Anderson has…

Bratton man to take on Brighton Marathon for his running debut

A Bratton man will be taking part in his first running race next month, and has…

Town Council under fire over cost of mayoral robes

WESTBURY Town Council has decided to introduce ceremonial mayoral robes for the first time, but…

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Sport

Westbury Cricket Club on hunt for new players

WESTBURY Cricket Club is on the hunt for new players of all ages and abilities. The club currently run both youth and adult teams, both playing out of Leighton…

Westbury Rugby Club’s special event

WESTBURY Rugby Club recently held a special meeting event with long-running sponsors Hills Solutions, to thank them for their contributions to the club. Westbury RFC spokesman Theron Bates said,…

Cheddar 1-0 Westbury United – Toolstation Division One, Sat. 14th March

A 94th minute goal was the only difference between these sides at the end of an open encounter which would have been fairer as a draw.  Both home…

Westbury United 0-3 Cribbs – Toolstation Division One, Sat. 7th March

A family atmosphere was evident at Meadow Lane with children from the Westbury Youth FC teams being mascots for both sides. Westbury, with Sam Clift energetic and influential…

Corsham Town 4-2 Westbury United – Toolstation Division One, Weds. 4th March

Young home attacker Kieron Gleed scored a fine hattrick as his Corsham side saw off a determined Westbury.  After trailing by 2 goals at half time the visitors…

Features

White Horse News Six of the Best Restaurants Feature 2014

White Horse News Six of the Best Restaurants Feature 2014

Looking for a place to eat for you and your family? You will find an array of fine dining establishments in…

White Horse News Spring Gardening Feature 2014

White Horse News Spring Gardening Feature 2014

Spring has finally sprung! So let the White Horse News introduce you to a useful selection of local businesses who may…

White Horse News Wedding Feature 2014

White Horse News Wedding Feature 2014

YOUR wedding day should be a day to remember, with happy memories to treasure for life.It can also be a very…

Fundraising

Horse & Groom charity lunch a great success

The Horse & Groom in Westbury hosted a charity lunch on Saturday 14th March in aid of England Rugby charity ‘The Wooden Spoon’. This charity works to…

Westbury man supports the BCUSG Scanner Appeal

WESTBURY man, Derek Ward, recently presented a cheque for £2,000 to the  Bath Cancer Unit Support Group (BCUSG).  Tino Polledri,  chairman of the Trowbridge fundraising branch, received…

Comedy night cures the Sunday evening blues and raises money for scanner appeal

Bath Cancer Unit Support Group (BCUSG) held a comedy night at Leigh Park Community Centre on Sunday 22nd February to raise funds for their Positron Scanner appeal.…

Education

Class hosts charity quiz night

STUDENTS at Matravers School recently held their own quiz night and raised nearly £280 to contribute to the school’s link with Gunjur, Gambia. The quiz night was…

Inspectors say Westbury pre-school is ‘Outstanding’

Westbury’s Cygnets Pre-school, adjacent to Westbury Leigh Primary School, is celebrating after being graded ‘Outstanding’ in their recent Ofsted inspection. The inspector found that, “Staff know the…

Westbury Leigh joins The Lions Concert

Local schools from the Westbury area gathered together at Matravers School for their annual musical extravaganza, The Lions Concert on Tuesday 17th March. Each year, The Lions…

Transport

Bus pass amnesty ahead of arrival of new system

An amnesty is being held for people to hand in concessionary bus passes that should no longer be in use ahead of a new ticketing system arriving…

Bus shelter near Aldi gets the green light

People using the bus service on Warminster Road will soon have a new bus shelter thanks to funding from the Westbury Area Board. A bus shelter costing…

Footpath Lighting plans for Westbury

Lighting is to be installed on a footpath used as a shortcut to Westbury Railway Station.  The path between Avebury Close and Station Road has recently been…

Business

Relaunch party for fine-tuned Charlie’s

POPULAR pub Charlie’s Bar will be having a relaunch party this weekend to celebrate their next step as the town’s premier live music venue. Market Place bar…

Care company to throw a tea party for its clients

Eric and Anne Pelling, founders of care company Butterfly, are holding a special tea party for those they enable to stay in their own homes. Each year,…

Lions bookshop to trial Tuesday openings from start of April

DUE to increased demand Westbury Lions are extending the opening hours of their bookshop for a trial period. From the 6th April, the bookshop will be opening…

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