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Westbury to set out road repair through five year plan

FUNDING for road repairs and maintenance over the next five years in Westbury was discussed at the Westbury Area Board earlier this month. A five year plan of…

Pension Credit – Do you know if you are entitled to claim it?

THE Government recently announced that although up to 1million pensioner households are entitled to claim Pension Credit, many are not currently doing so.  If you would like to…

Hands on history comes alive

WESTBURY’S new heritage centre is offering a real chance to get into history.  Visitors can get hands on with a range of glove making and woollen mill tools…

White Horse News reporter crowned Neighbours superfan on BBC Radio 2!

WHITE  Horse News reporter, Ben Fenlon, has been crowned the UK’s biggest Neighbours superfan after beating his idol and Neighbours legend, Stefan Dennis aka Paul Robinson, in a…

Local representative describes village bus transport experience

A DILTON Marsh resident has been appointed elderly disabled/reduced mobility representative on a county-wide group providing a bridge between Wiltshire Council and bus users.   Lorraine Sencicle, a…

Latest news

New Vision for Westbury could include arts centre, public park and town centre

EXCITING and ambitious plans to transform Westbury are being discussed by Westbury Town Council this…

Bratton resident wins ‘Best in Show’ at Chelsea

LOCAL resident, Peter  Chmiel, secured himself a place in the history books as his debut…

Westbury Environment Forum

WESTBURY Community Area Board will be hosting the first Westbury Community Area Environment Forum in…

First town Chilli Fest is explosive opener for Westbury Festival

Thousands of people flocked to Westbury’s first hosting of the Wiltshire Chilli Festival with Extra…

Town council prepares to fight the incinerator

WESTBURY Town Council has made provisional plans to represent the town in the fight against…

Climate Action Forum set up by town council

COUNCILLORS and staff at Westbury Town Council have set up a forum in order to…

Westbury Festival

WESTBURY’S fortnight-long arts and culture festival is set to start on 25th September and, with…

Westbury Heritage back in business

MAYOR cllr Sheila Kimmins faced an unusual ribbon cutting ceremony when she opened Westbury’s new-look…

Volunteering and helping out

Community fridge is asking for your help

WESTBURY Area Network is now well established in its new home at the Westbury Community Project, off Eden Vale Road. Volunteers have now taken on the responsibility…

Children among litter pickers in Westbury

26 volunteers collected 21 bags of litter around Oldfield Park in Westbury on Saturday 7th August.  The community event was carried out in conjunction with POPCAN. Volunteers,…

Volunteers sought for Youth Club committee

COMMITTEE members are needed to bolster Westbury Youth Club’s bid of becoming a registered charity and getting more funding.  Leader, Beth Mullins, said, “The youth club is…

Things to do

Wiltshire Chilli Festival set to fire up Westbury

THE Wiltshire Chilli Fest is set to heat up Westbury on September 25th with a chilli-eating competition hosted by TV’s ‘UK Chilli Queen’ Shahina Waseem, plus a…

Summer Fete to Relaunch Westbury Leigh Community Hall

WESTBURY Leigh Community Hall will be holding a village summer fete on Saturday 24th July.  The organisers report, “The Covid-19 pandemic has brought a tough time to…

Saints’ Alive! Workshops

DURING August, All Saints’ Church will be holding two workshops – on drawing and creative writing – for adults over 55 in the Church, led by professional…

Staying well

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…

The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust

DURING the current lockdown we would like to notify you of the services still available through The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust to those over 60 or 18+…

Alzheimer’s Society offers tips for people with dementia and the general public during coronavirus pandemic

Five ways to support people affected by dementia from your own home Coronavirus is posing a significant risk for people affected by dementia and many are cut…

Fundraising

Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s costs rise to £4m a year

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance’s costs have risen to £4million a year as the charity emerges from the clinical and financial challenges of the Covid pandemic.  A new three-year…

Lions Xmas fun run

RESIDENTS of all ages and even four-legged friends can limber up for this year’s Xmas 3k Fun Run in aid of Westbury Lions which takes place at…

Hilly Helmet Challenge raises thousands for charity

THE Hilly Helmet Challenge, which was started five years ago by Dilton Marsh resident Robin-Mark Schols to raise money for the Brain Tumour Support charity, went ahead…

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Westbury to set out road repair through five year plan

Funding for road repairs and maintenance over the next five years in Westbury was discussed at the Westbury Area Board earlier this month. The plan of improvements is in a preliminary stage but will have a focus on giving certain areas of concern significantly more funding.

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s costs rise to £4m a year

Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s costs have risen to £4million a year as the charity emerges from the clinical and financial challenges of the Covid pandemic. A new three-year strategy launched by the charity reveals its income target will rise from £3.75million a year to £4million from the 2021-22 financial year onwards. It comes as Wiltshire Air Ambulance plans to enhance its clinical delivery by investing in additional training, as well as increasing the number of pre-hospital consultants (doctors) on its rota.

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