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Wiltshire Council set to close special schools

PARENTS of children with special needs have expressed their disappointment and anger that Wiltshire Council looks set to continue with its plans to close three special schools in the local…

Unclear future of Westbury Visitor and Heritage Centre

THE future of Westbury Visitor and Heritage Centre has been called into question as the team of volunteers are struggling to raise enough funds to pay for their current…

Community fridge saves third of a ton of food waste from landfill

WESTBURY Community Fridge is celebrating saving just under 300kg – nearly a third of a ton – of food waste from going to landfill in its first three…

Which buildings and places do you love about Westbury?

The team of volunteers working on the development of a Neighbourhood Plan for Westbury with Westbury Town Council want to know what buildings and places the residents love…

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Town council provide grants to organisations

WESTBURY Town Council awarded three local organisations grants towards their running costs and entertainment, during…

World War One bell-ringers commemorated by local artist

Westbury artist, Helen Chester, has contributed the cover illustration to a new book that commemorates…

Harry is a swimming success for Team GB

A STUDENT from Fairfield Farm College in Dilton Marsh, Harry Humphries, has been representing Team…

Town council to explore future possibilities for derelict pub

WESTBURY Town Council is exploring possibilities to save The Lopes Arms, a historic building in…

Council thanks community groups for litter picks

Westbury Town Council would like to say a big thank you to all who supported…

Lily turns light on fifty years of gloving

One of Westbury’s lost industries will come to light when glover, Lily Munday, turns the…

MP writes to ministers about homelessness

LOCAL MP, Andrew Murrison has been looking into rough sleeping in his area and has…

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Sport

United reflect upon a productive season in Premier Division

Westbury United enjoyed a fruitful first season in the Toolstation Premier Division, managing to perform beyond initial expectations, and achieving a best ever 5th place finish. The White…

League leaders end Westbury’s winning run

Sat. 18th May. WEPL Wiltshire Marshfield 91-5 at 21.3 overs Westbury 90 all out at 39.4 overs Westbury entertained league leaders Marshfield in the latest West of England…

Winning start for Westbury

Westbury versus Royal Wootton Bassett on 4.5.19. Westbury entertained Royal Wootton Bassett in the opening game of the West of England League Wiltshire Division 2019 season, hoping to…

Westbury Golf Club season gets underway

WESTBURY Golf Club’s  season is now under way. The club March Medal was won by Dylan Barnes with a nett 63 and the April Medal was won by…

Fifth place finish despite defeat

This match was the decider for 4th and 5th place and it was Bridgwater who claimed the ascendancy, courtesy of two first half goals.  Westbury can count themselves…

Features

Get out and about this Easter

IT’S time to take a break this Easter and immerse yourself in all that our beautiful county has to offer by…

Spring Gardening

Top tips for starting early Whether you have a large garden, small garden or just a window box, spring is an…

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…

Fundraising

Oktoberfest helps School Appeal

Westbury Oktoberfest organisers recently  saw an appeal in the White Horse News from Westbury Leigh Primary School for cash to put together a ‘learning outside the classroom’…

Primary school looking for funding to increase outdoor learning

WESTBURY Leigh Primary School is aiming to raise £6,000 to develop their outdoor provision for the children, including updates to Shearwater Farm, their on-site farm that is…

Fundraising evening in aid of local man

A FUNDRAISING evening, in aid of local man Jim Penny, is to be held at Fullingbridge Farm Barn, just outside Westbury, on Friday 10th May from 7pm. …

Education

School choir share the stage with Military Wives

PUPILS at Bitham Brook Primary School joined the Warminster Military Wives Choir for an evening of music at All Saints Church on Friday 3rd May.  The two choirs…

Matravers Ten Tors Heroes

Matravers School has reported another year of success in the Ten Tors.  “Matravers’ combined cadet force entered their first team in this year’s Ten Tors Challenge event,…

Primary school coolly celebrates completion of SATs

WESTBURY Leigh Primary School’s year six students celebrated the end of their SATs tests. Headteacher Debbie Grimsey said, “It has been an amazing week for Y6.  With…

Business

Westbury IT firm’s recycling scheme gets boost from Microsoft

A WESTBURY IT firm’s computer recycling scheme has been given a boost after the company was accepted onto the Microsoft Refurbisher Program. Priority IT refurbish redundant and…

Opticians marks 30 years in business

STAFF from a Warminster opticians marked 30 years in business with a celebratory event on Saturday 9th February. The team from Specsavers in Warminster invited customers and…

Government plans to impose new burden on bereaved families, warns local solicitor

The Government proposes to increase Probate fees to as much as £6,000 for the largest estates from April 2019, warns Darrell Collins TEP, a solicitor and partner…

Clubs & Organisations

Lions hunting for new home for bookshop

WESTBURY Lions Club’s bookshop is looking for a new home. The shop, which stocks   over 7,000 books, moved to its current location on Edward Street in…

Westbury Branch Wiltshire Family History Group

Westbury Area Family History will welcome Dr Penny Walters this Thursday 23rd May.  Penny guest lectures internationally, recently at Family Tree Live (April), and soon at Brigham…

New year, new theme – The Big Pledge Challenge is back!

Celebrating this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup coming to the UK this summer, Wiltshire Council say it’s time to step up to your challenge – either as…

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