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Have your say over waste treatment plans

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners are encouraging the community to make their views heard on how the county deals with its waste. The issue is particularly important in Westbury as there are…

Operation Christmas Child Appeal is under way

PREPARATIONS for this year’s Operation Christmas Child are under way and now is the perfect time to start gathering bits for your box! The collection is run by…

Youth Sailing Club celebrates 50 golden years

THE West Wilts Youth Sailing Association, based in Westbury, recently celebrated 50 years of teaching young people the ways of the water with a day packed full of…

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60 years of marriage celebrated

A WESTBURY couple have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary after 60 years of married life…

Children’s Art Competition

WESTBURY Mayor needs help with his Christmas Cards this year! Mayor, cllr Gordon King, is…

Tributes paid to popular funeral director

ONE of Westbury’s best known and best-loved residents, funeral director Arthur Mays, has died at…

Westbury Lions 10K a ‘grrrrreat’ success!

THE sixth annual Westbury Lions 10k event was another runaway success for the club this…

Prost! Hundreds attend this year’s Oktoberfest

THIS year’s Oktoberfest has been hailed a huge success with hundreds in attendance and hundreds…

300-homes at Bitham Park given the go-ahead

PLANNING permission has been granted for 300-homes to be built on land north of Bitham Park.…

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Sport

Saturday 7th October Toolstation Western League Division One Westbury United 8 Portishead Town 0

WESTBURY were simply gr-eight as they saw off Portishead at Meadow Lane. The win cements United’s place at the top of the Toolstation Western League Division One, with…

Saturday 30th September. Westbury United 2 Bristol Telephones 1

WESTBURY came out with the three points as the top two teams from the Toolstation Western League Division One competed at Meadow Lane in front of a good…

United Fixtures

Wed 11th Oct Christchurch (A), Vase, 7:45 pm Wed 18th Oct Marlborough Town (H), Cup, 7:45 pm Tue 24th Oct Bishop Sutton (A), Lge, 7:30 pm Sat 28th…

Sat. 23rd Sept. FA Vase Preliminary Round Westbury Utd. 5 Christchurch FC 2

WESTBURY came from two goals down to win 5-2 with an excellent performance in extra time to beat Christchurch FC and progress to the first round proper of…

Westbury woman’s dream comes true as she prepares for Hawaii Ironman

A WESTBURY woman will be travelling to Hawaii next month to compete in the Ironman World Championships. Diane Hier is no stranger to tough endurances races with this race…

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

Barnardo’s wants your ‘winter woollies’

THE Barnardo’s store in Westbury is asking residents to donate their pre-loved winter woollies in order to raise funds for vulnerable children. Stocks of clothes such as…

Teenager’s head shave for local children’s hospice

A WESTBURY teenager is having his head shaved to raise money for a children’s hospice which is supporting his sister and family. Alex Tilley, 13, will be…

Rotary Club raise funds for Water Survival Box

Westbury Rotary Club recently held a collection in Westbury High Street and raised £165 for Water Survival Box. WSB is a Rotary-run charity, based at Midsomer Norton,…

Education

Matravers School welcomes former editor of the Financial Times

MATRAVERS School sixth form welcomed its first guest speaker of the new academic year, Sir Geoffrey Owen, author, head of industrial policy at Policy Exchange and former…

Fairfield Farm College Post Office still open for business one year on

FAIRFIELD Farm College on the High Street in Dilton Marsh has celebrated one year since first opening a Post Office Local. The Post Office is a welcome and…

MINT day at Westbury Junior School

WESTBURY Junior School pupils have had their first MINT day of the academic year – aka Maths Is Number 1 Today, where   the whole school dedicated…

Business

Great Holiday ideas from a local travel company

WITH this year’s summer holiday becoming a distant memory, the launch of the new Lesmon Travel 2018 holiday brochure couldn’t have come at a better time. Whether…

Work to begin at The Laverton

WORK will soon begin at The Laverton after a loan from the government was approved earlier this month. Westbury Town Council applied for £130,000 to pay for…

Short Accountancy offering help for Business start ups

SHORT Accountancy Ltd are an accountancy firm with a difference. The business was set up by brothers Adam and Ashley Short, who  – knowing of the difficulty of…

Clubs & Organisations

Calling all artists!

A LOCAL woman is calling on artists in the Westbury area to help her set up a local art group. Artist Lesley Longworth, who moved to Westbury Leigh in…

Cadets support Armed Forces Celebration

CADETS and staff from 68 Westbury Squadron, Royal Air Force Air Cadets, helped last week with fund raising as well as provided a climbing wall in support…

On October 31st 1517 an obscure scholar-monk started a revolution that would send shock waves throughout Europe. No shots were fired. No rousing speeches were made. But…

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