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Westbury hospital fight set for county hall

THE fate of Westbury’s former hospital is still in the balance after a decision on whether to allow its demolition to make way for nearly 60 homes was…

Westbury Campus Row Continues

“Is it any wonder that we feel the town has been cheated?” asks volunteers FORMER campus volunteers have again hit back at Wiltshire Council’s claims that Westbury has…

Council predicts ‘traffic chaos’ after new estate gets green light

300 new homes and a new sailing club are set to be built in Westbury after  plans were approved to build an estate near Oldfield Road. But there…

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Repairs to Westbury Public Conveniences

On the 1st April 2016 Westbury Town Council took over the cleaning and maintenance of…

Preparations for 700 mile cycling challenge continue

STEWART Renfrew from Bratton, continues his intense training programme in preparation for his 700 miles…

Rev runs for Crosspoint!

Reverend Sue Miles completed the Bath Half Marathon in aid of the Crosspoint Youth Counselling…

Local teenager wins prestigious drama prize

Matravers School student, Millie Gmaj, has recently been awarded the ‘Mallory Prize’ by the Drama…

Are the flies back? Residents upset by ‘infestation’

RESIDENTS have been assured that complaints about flies in the town are being investigated, after…

Firefighters practise life-saving techniques at empty hospital

Westbury Hospital is to be used by local firefighters to practise vital lifesaving techniques. An…

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Sport

Chippenham Park 4-0 Westbury United – Toolstation Division One, Saturday 30th April.

Westbury’s injury crisis and player unavailability left them down to the bare bones and despite the result the young team did themselves proud.  This was summed up by…

Bishop Sutton 2-1 Westbury Utd – Toolstation Div. One, Tuesday 26th April

Westbury suffered an embarrassing defeat on a cold, showery evening in Bishop Sutton. The hosts had only managed 5 points all season before this match and, despite being…

Westbury powerlifter breaks record in title defence

IT’S been a successful year so far for Westbury man, Matt Doughty who has competed at two powerlifting championships. Matt said, “On Sunday 31st January I competed at…

Westbury Rugby Club ends season with a win

Westbury closed off their league campaign against Avonvale at Knott field.  After a successful sponsors and VPs’ lunch, the game started with both teams looking to throw the…

Features

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…

Spring Weddings Feature

Spring Weddings Feature

Get ready for your wedding and make it a truly memorable day with the help of these local businesses……

Family Businesses Feature – February 2016

Family Businesses Feature – February 2016

Family businesses are the backbone of the UK economy and Westbury has many fine examples. Have a look at the feature…

Fundraising

New caretaker to keep Westbury spick and span

WESTBURY will be ship-shape for the summer now the new town caretaker is out on the streets, continuing maintenance work no longer carried out Wiltshire Council following council…

Cancer survivor’s cycle challenge to raise money for charity

A WESTBURY  woman who was successfully treated for cancer is aiming to raise £1,500 for the national charity Turn2us by cycling 250 miles in 24 hours.  Nicki…

Slimming World clothes throw

Following the success of last year’s clothes throw for Cancer Research, Slimming World are at it again! Westbury Slimming World consultants Juliet Morgan, Lisa Laycock and Paula…

Education

Arts Week at Fairfield

Staff and students at Fairfield Farm College have been enjoyed an arts week last week, 9th-13th May. “Catering students challenged tutor Pete to make a jelly contribution…

Playschool celebrates the Queen’s birthday

Children from The Rainbow Playschool in Westbury celebrated the 90th birthday of the Queen, on 21st April, at their Thursday morning session. There was a birthday tea…

Forest school at Westbury Junior School

Since September, Westbury Junior School has been working closely with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, which last term saw the culmination of all their hard work. Children at the…

Transport

Time running out for bus consultation response

A LOCAL councillor is urging local people to have their say in Wiltshire Council’s bus consultation, which will shape the future of public transport in Westbury and across Wiltshire.…

MP calls to protect train services

LOCAL MP Andrew Murrison is calling for Westbury to be appreciated as an important rail hub and for it not to be overlooked as train services look set to…

Village to tackle speeding problem following accident

Chapmanslade Parish Council has said it will be cracking down on traffic problems after a schoolgirl was involved in a minor accident earlier this month. A group…

Clubs & Organisations

Westbury Walkers

Eighteen walkers set off on a 9 mile walk from Avebury car park led by Pippa Clarke just as the sun began to break through the light…

Everyday Faith: Stories of Faith @Fairfield Opportunity Farm Cafe

Providence Baptist Church is holding a series of monthly meetings at Fairfield Opportunity Farm Cafe, exploring how the Christian faith relates to everyday life. The next one…

Ladies’ Golf at Westbury Golf Club

Fiona Belson reports on recent results for the ladies’ section of the Westbury Golf Club.  “Monday the last Thurlestone Ladies Reunion was held at Westbury.  The winner…

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