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Nearly £6,000 raised for Royal British Legion on Remembrance Day

Nearly £6,000 raised for Royal British Legion on Remembrance Day

ALMOST £6,000 was raised for the Royal British Legion (RBL) at the Remembrance Day service, with organisers delighted with the turnout and support from Westbury residents.  Nearly 2,000…

Councillors cry foul over White Horse area campsite plans

Councillors cry foul over White Horse area campsite plans

WESTBURY town councillors have spoken out about repeated planning applications for a camping and touring caravan site at Long River Farm in Newtown, saying the applicant is “playing…

Poor signage blamed for HGVs causing damage in Alfred Street

Poor signage blamed for HGVs causing damage in Alfred Street

A WESTBURY resident has complained to the town council saying that road signage at Alfred Street, Westbury, does not go far enough to discourage HGV drivers from using…

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Police issue dispersal order following ongoing anti-social behaviour in Westbury

POLICE officers issued a dispersal order to a group of young people in Westbury on…

Nominate your Person and Group of the Year 2021

Nominate your Person and Group of the Year 2021

WHITE Horse News’ Person and Group of the Year awards are back – and we…

New solar farm for Westbury? But councillors have concerns

New solar farm for Westbury?  But councillors have concerns

LAND on the west side of Storridge Road could be transformed into a state-of-the-art solar…

Opposition grows to incinerator plans after MPs’ health warning

Opposition grows to incinerator plans after MPs’ health warning

PRESSURE is growing on Wiltshire Council over its decision to grant planning permission for the…

Local Olympic hero awarded MBE in the New Year Honours list

Local Olympic hero awarded MBE in the New Year Honours list

OLYMPIC gold-medallist, Kate French, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours 2022…

Town Council raises objections again over plans to convert Michael Elkins

Town Council raises objections again over plans to convert Michael Elkins

WESTBURY Town Council has raised objections over plans that would see the demolition of Michael…

Volunteering and helping out

Volunteering at All Saints

ALL Saints’ Church is looking for volunteers and you don’t need to be a churchgoer to get involved.  “The church is available for all those living in…

Imperial Charity hoping the new year will bring better fortune

THE Imperial Charity shop on Warminster Road is calling on Westbury residents to volunteer to help it recover from the Covid pandemic.  Bob Summerfield, business manager for…

Food boxes for those in need

In the late afternoon of Christmas Eve the Westbury Community Project (WCP) was bustling with members of the Westbury Area Network team, together with volunteers packing boxes…

Things to do

Three-course breakfast cooking up a storm at Bratton Jubilee Hall

TREAT yourself and start the year off in style with a three-course breakfast at Bratton’s Jubilee Hall! The hall, found on Melbourne Street in Bratton, serves a…

Reconnect with nature on your doorstep

THIS new year why not take some time to reconnect with nature and explore some of the beautiful local nature spots in the area. Here in Westbury,…

Plans are racing ahead for town’s first Soapbox derby

WESTBURY’S inaugural soapbox derby, organised by the town council, is set to take place next year on May 22nd and promises to be what organisers are calling…

Staying well

Residents urged to play their part to mitigate the risk of new COVID-19 variant

WILTSHIRE Council is asking Westbury residents to keep playing their part to protect each other, as national measures are introduced to mitigate the risk of the COVID-19…

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…

Fundraising

Book your tree in for Dorothy House’s charity Christmas tree collection

THIS January, Dorothy House Hospice Care is running its biggest annual Christmas Tree Collection fundraiser in partnership with the JustHelping charity.   Local people can book their…

Inner Wheel Club raise money for local groups

WESTBURY Inner Wheel Club recently had a stall at the Westbury Christmas fair in the Westbury Leigh Community Centre to help raise money for local charities. The…

Dilton Marsh student is helping others this Christmas

ONE selfless Fairfield Farm College student has taken it upon herself to go the extra mile and support those in need this festive period. Ann has worked…

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Police issue dispersal order following ongoing anti-social behaviour in Westbury

Police officers issued a dispersal order to a group of young people in Westbury on Sunday night (16th), near the Leigh Park Community Centre, following repeated concerns about anti-social behaviour.

During the incident, an officer was verbally abused, punched, and kicked by one girl as police tried to engage with the group.

A 15-year-old girl was taken home by police and will now be investigated for assaulting an officer.

The local Neighbourhood Team have seen repeated incidents where a group of young people have been gathering in the town and causing issues. Due to the ongoing behaviour of the group, the police issued the dispersal order which was in place until 5.00am the following morning, giving police the power to order people to leave the area and allowed officers to arrest anyone who failed to comply.

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Public toilets to go back to once-a-day cleaning

Westbury Town Council is to revert back to having the town’s toilets cleaned once a day. Back in November, due to rising cases of Covid-19, the town council had voted to adopt a twice-a-day cleaning schedule. But now councillors have reconsidered whether an extra clean is necessary and have reduced the cleaning to once a day. The monthly cost for twice-a-day cleaning is £1,769.08 while once-a-day would cost £1,066.

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