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Get involved in this year’s Westbury Festival

WOULD you like to be involved in this year’s Westbury Festival? Do you have ideas or suggestions for the programme of events? Then go along to the festival’s…

Free parking could be set to return in town centre

Westbury could see the return of free parking in the town centre after councillors voted overwhelming to fund two free hours parking. Westbury Town councillors agreed that an…

Search is on to find a new home for Westbury’s post office

Fears continue to grow in the town over the future of Westbury’s main post office. However, the town council has said it will actively look into finding a…

This issue

Thinking of becoming a councillor? Westbury Town Council wants to hear from you

Whatever needs changing in your neighbourhood, you could be just the person to change it…

Lions bookshop moves to new home

Westbury Lions Club’s bookshop will be moving at the end of January to – in…

Nominate now for first ever Young Westbury awards

THE first ever Westbury’s Young People Awards will be held in March. Westbury Area Board…

Fresh start for high street bakery

A BAKERY in Westbury town centre was taken over by new owners last weekend. The former…

STOP to rise from ashes of hospital campaign

SENSIBLE Thinking on Patients (STOP), the group that tried but failed to save Westbury’s former hospital,…

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Sport

Westbury Utd 1-2 Chippenham Park – Toolstation First Div, Saturday 14th Jan

It was nearly the worst possible start for Westbury and their new goalkeeper Keiran Ramsey on his debut. Chippenham Park took a shot straight from kick-off which had…

Calne Town 4-0 Westbury United – Toolstation First Div, Saturday 7th January

In the first five minutes it looked like Calne were there for the taking. With three experienced regulars missing from their starting lineup it looked as if they…

Westbury United 1-3 Warminster Town – Toolstation First Division, Mon. 26 December

Westbury made a slow start in their 3-5-2 formation hardly touching the ball first ten mins. Warminster opened the scoring when they looped a ball through to the…

Westbury United 0-3 Wellington AFC – Toolstation First Division, Sat. 17th December

James Goodard opted for 4-4-2 formation with a view to sit in and frustrate Wellington which lasted only ten minutes.  Wellington switched the ball out wide to their…

Roman Glass St George 1-1 Westbury United – Toolstation First Division, Sat. 10th December

AFTER a strong away win the week before, United travelled to Bristol side Roman Glass St George on what was a very wet Saturday afternoon. James Goddard opted…

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

‘Shoeperman’ aims for marathon record in charity runs

A Westbury man is taking on a range of challenges in 2017 in aid of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), and will be hoping to set a…

‘Oktoberfest’ hands out hundreds to local causes

WESTBURY’S Oktoberfest has given out the money raised from its event last year. Over 200 people attended the event at the Horse and Groom and helped raise hundreds…

Take part in a trek of a lifetime for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

IF you are looking for a new challenge in 2017 then Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s trek of the Great Wall of China could be for you. As well…

Education

YMCA takes on town nursery

A NURSERY in Westbury was taken over by Bath YMCA this month. Kingfisher Nursery at Bitham Brook Primary School, is now run by the YMCA, though there will be…

Matravers School receives 3D printer

Matravers School is delighted to announce that this term they  received a gift of a 3D printer which now allows them to prepare the students for the…

Westbury Leigh pupils debate and discuss parliament

UK Parliament Week is an annual festival that aims to engage school children from across the UK with Parliament and explores what it means to them. In…

Crime

Witness appeal after aggravated burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses following an aggravated burglary in Westbury. The incident happened between 6.30pm and 7pm on Monday 9th January at an address in Percheron…

Police appeal after Fell Road robbery

Police are appealing for information following an incident in Westbury. At approximately 9pm on Sunday 16th October, two men called at the door of a home in…

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…

Clubs & Organisations

Art group’s new home

WESTBURY Art Group has moved its regular meetings to Leigh Park Community Centre. The group, which used to meet at the church hall near All Saints, now meets…

Dilton Marsh Mother’s Union

Our Annual General Meeting was held at the home of Jocelyn and Clive Short on Thursday January 5th. A review of 2016 which had been the 140th…

New year hikes for walkers

TEN hardy souls ventured out for Westbury Walkers’ traditional New Year’s Day walk led by Paddy Yerburgh. The 7.5 mile walk started from Folly Lane, along Cannimore…

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