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School hopeful for £2million extension

A PRIMARY school in Westbury looks set to build four new classrooms to make room for an extra 145 pupils as more houses are built nearby over the…

Plant looks to recycle an extra 30,000 tonnes of rubbish

AN EXTRA 30,000 tonnes of rubbish a year could  be processed at  a Westbury recycling plant as the company running it looks to recycle 50% more than it does now.…

Surprise u-turn on Westbury fracking plans

FRACKING will not be going ahead near Westbury in the near future, the Government has confirmed. In an unexpected turn of events, local campaigners found out last week that…

Public meeting gives Westbury people a voice on health care

A panel of NHS and council officials and representatives from the White Horse Medical Practice were quizzed by local people at a public meeting earlier this month about…

Best of Westbury takes to the stage as festival gets under way

Best of Westbury takes to the stage as festival gets under way

WESTBURY Festival swings into action on Friday with its traditional opening concert, which will pave the way for an exciting two weeks of music, arts, talks and workshops in…

This issue

Fundraising is a piece of cake in Westbury!

JOIN in with Macmillan’s biggest fundraiser, The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and help raise money…

Health and Wellbeing Group to focus on the older generation

WESTBURY Community Area Board has launched a new Health & Wellbeing Group which focuses entirely…

Westbury MP voices ‘regret’ over hospital bed cuts

WESTBURY MP Andrew Murrison has been speaking in the House of Commons in support of…

Operation Christmas Child Appeal is underway

PREPARATIONS for this year’s Operation Christmas Child are under way and now is the perfect…

Campaigners fight to keep popular footpath open

A GROUP of local residents are trying to have a popular footpath in Bratton re-opened to the…

Methodist church celebrates 90 years

WESTBURY Methodist Church recently celebrated its 90th birthday with a meal out for members of the…

Campaign for life-saving defibrillator network

WESTBURY Area Board has started a campaign to make life-saving defibrillators available 24 hours a day…

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Sport

Portishead 0-2 Westbury Utd – Toolstation Div. 1, Sat 17th September

James Goddard took advantage of not having a midweek fixture for the first time since the opening week of the season and got the team back on the…

Westbury Utd 2-1 Folland Sports – FA Vase 1st Round, Sat. 10th September

Westbury made rare progress in the FA Vase this month and will play home versus Cribbs in the next round on the 24th September. United had to fight…

Westbury United 2-1 Calne Town – Toolstation Division 1, Tues 6th September

Perfect conditions and a fantastic playing surface on a warm evening at Meadow Lane were made all the better for the hosts with their 3rd win in four…

North Combe Down 2nds 19 – 15 Westbury – Dorset & Wilts 2, Sat. 10th September

Westbury started this season’s league fixtures with a trip to Bath to play Combe Down; always a tough fixture, as it again proved to be. In the first…

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

Charity race night aims for £2,000

A LOCAL accountant will be holding a charity race night in Westbury next month to raise money for the RUH cancer unit in Bath. Sam Gooding, who runs Gooding Accounts…

Champion cyclist encourages people to ride for air ambulance

WILTSHIRE’S Champion Para-cyclist Lauren Booth is calling on people to get on their bicycles and take part in the Wiltshire Big Wheel/100 cycling event to raise money…

Village choir’s ‘rousing’ first concert raises £500

Upton Scudamore’s new village choir held its inaugural concert at the church of St Mary the Virgin in July. The group was formed in January of this…

Education

New outdoor learning centre for Fairfield Farm College

STUDENTS at Fairfield Farm College in Dilton Marsh now have a new outdoor learning centre, thanks to a grant from the local area board. School spokesperson Helen…

New camp shelter at farm college

STUDENTS at Fairfield Farm College in Dilton Marsh now have a new outdoor learning centre, thanks to a grant from the local area board. School spokesperson Helen…

Deputy mayor praises local girls’ school

WESTBURY’S deputy mayor recently visited an alternative school on the outskirts of Westbury, and wrote to White Horse News to say how impressed he was with the…

Crime

Police investigating possible arson in Westbury straw blaze

Police are urging parents to remind their children of the dangers of starting fires following an incident in Westbury last week.  It is believed approximately 60 tonnes…

Don’t be fooled by fake Wiltshire Council calls

Residents are being warned not to fall for a probable scam caller following recent reports to Wiltshire Council. The council has received numerous reports of a man…

Crime reports for Westbury

THE latest crime reports released for Westbury include fuel, bike and vehicle thefts, an abusive cold-caller, a burglary, and criminal damage. Wiltshire Police’s reports are as follows: Crime…

Clubs & Organisations

Volunteers needed before Westbury youth club can open its doors

A BRAND new youth club in Westbury had to postpone its official opening due to a lack of volunteers, but organisers are still hopeful the club will…

Westbury Shed’s Workshop One is now open!

COMMUNITY group Westbury Shed continues to go from strength to strength as it officially opened its new workshop in the town last weekend. Mayor and Mayoress of Westbury,…

Westbury Family History Group – upcoming talks

The end of September and the beginning of October is going to be a busy time for the Westbury Family History Group. The speakers at the monthly…

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