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Charity applauds support of the local community

Charity applauds support of the local community

CHAIRMAN of Westbury Area Network (WAN), Ian Cooper, has been ‘overwhelmed’ by the kindness and generosity of organisations and individuals within the town and surrounding villages for their…

Town Council say new warehouse development would add to ‘traffic misery’

Town Council say new warehouse development would add to ‘traffic misery’

THE Town Council have lodged their objection to a Wiltshire planning application that would see the development of a new distribution centre warehouse, with offices and parking on…

Smell from Hills is no longer a ‘reasonable cause for annoyance’ says Env.t Agency

Smell from Hills is no longer a ‘reasonable cause for annoyance’ says Env.t Agency

THE Environment Agency says ‘no further action is required’ over the Hills smell which has permeated the town for months.  The Environment Agency (EA) also said in reply…

Road safety at Frogmore/Slag Lane is priority say councillors

Road safety at Frogmore/Slag Lane is priority say councillors

A ROAD improvement scheme, which is planned for the Frogmore Road/Slag Lane area of town, should be looked at again for further consideration, agreed councillors at a recent…

Latest news

A message from owners Ian and Sue Drew

A message from owners Ian and Sue Drew

THIS year White Horse News is proudly celebrating its 30th anniversary.  30 years for a local…

Environment Agency say Hills’ record will not influence incinerator permit decision

Environment Agency say Hills’ record will not influence incinerator permit decision

MAYOR Sheila Kimmins has said she will be ‘extraordinarily surprised’ if the complaints about the…

Community support needed to make Vivash Park an official Local Green Space

Community support needed  to make Vivash Park an official Local Green Space

WESTBURY’S Vivash Park, which is in the final stages of being taken over by Westbury…

Covid coma – Westbury dad’s experience of intensive care

Covid coma – Westbury dad’s experience of intensive care

A LOCAL Dad who caught Covid-19 and was subsequently put in a coma has since…

Westbury teen smashes UK record at international neuroscience comp

Westbury teen smashes UK record at international neuroscience comp

A STUDENT from Westbury, 17-year-old Tim Lee, has made history by finishing seventh in the…

Town Council supports e-bus plans

Town Council supports e-bus plans

WESTBURY Town Council have given their support for a new Westbury to Frome e-bus corridor. …

New estate agency moves in and is looking to help the community

New estate agency moves in and is looking to help the community

NEW residential sales and lettings agency, Daykin Estates, has not long moved into the area,…

Volunteering and helping out

Four Villages Link here to help this Christmas

FOUR Villages Link, which provides free services to Bratton, Edington, Erlestoke and Coulston communities, wants you to know that they are here to help this Christmas.  The…

Poppy Appeal needs your help

VOLUNTEERS are needed for this year’s Poppy Appeal collection as the Westbury branch of the Royal British Legion hope to raise even more money than last year. …

Dilton sewing day helps refugee women

A GROUP of local women from Dilton Marsh recently held a sewing day, making reusable sanitary towels as part of a project which aims to provide them…

Things to do

Fill your stockings at heritage society’s annual general meeting

SEASONAL snacks, a historic picture show and the opportunity to buy stocking fillers will be on offer when Westbury Heritage Society hosts its annual general meeting this…

Christmas tree festival

All Saints Church Westbury will be holding its popular Christmas Tree Festival again this year with 50 decorated trees on display. The festival will run from Friday…

Christmas Gift Markets at the Cheese & Grain

THE Cheese and Grain in Frome will be running two new Christmas markets in December on Saturday 4th and Saturday 18th, offering a range of wonderful Christmas…

Staying well

Covid-19 vaccinations for 12 to 15-year-olds now available outside of school

PARENTS across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire can now arrange for their child to receive a coronavirus vaccine outside of school.  Previously, vaccinations for…

Around 45,000 local secondary school children to be offered Covid-19 vaccine

MORE than 45,000 children aged between 12 and 15-years-old in Bath and North-East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are to be offered the coronavirus vaccine.   England’s Chief…

Carers encouraged to access latest advice and support

CARERS of all ages are being reminded support and advice is still available if they need a helping hand during the current COVID-19 situation. Carers can be…

Fundraising

Daykin Estates don Denim4Dementia

LOCAL estate and lettings agents Daykin have been wearing denim jeans, jacket and skirts as a way to fundraise for the charity Alzheimer’s Support.  Denim4Dementia, the Alzheimer’s…

Bill Prior’s granddaughter plans to walk a mile or two in his shoes

THE granddaughter of Westbury Poppy Appeal fundraiser Bill Prior,  Kate Prior, is aiming to continue his charitable legacy by taking on the Welsh Three Peaks in just…

Fundraising coffee morning for guide dogs

THE ever-popular fund-raising coffee morning for guide dogs is back and hopes to make up for a whole year off due to the pandemic.  The first coffee…

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Town Council say new warehouse development would add to 'traffic misery'

The Town Council have lodged their objection to a Wiltshire planning application that would see the development of a new distribution centre warehouse, with offices and parking on the land near Mill Lane, Heywood.

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