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Town’s new bus timetable is “absolute nonsense” say councillors

TOWN councillors have labelled the new D1 bus timetable as ‘absolute nonsense’ saying that half of the services from Bath and Trowbridge to Westbury now terminate at Hawke…

Friends of the Earth fight to get waste plant plans revoked

Friends of the Earth are continuing their fight to stop the gasification plant in Westbury. The group is working to get Wiltshire Council to revoke its decision to…

Westbury to host Soap Box Derby in 2021

THE White Horse will be home to Westbury’s first Soap Box Derby, earmarked for 2021, hoping to bring excitement and visitors to the town.  Westbury Town Council’s events committee…

Who deserves to be Westbury’s  Person – or Group – of the Year 2019?

Who deserves to be Westbury’s Person – or Group – of the Year 2019?

White Horse News’ Person of the Year award is back – and this year there is a new category, Group of the Year! As well as recognising a…

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Youth survey launched

Westbury Area Board has launched a youth survey in order to identify the needs of…

Trowbridge birthing unit decision to be made this week

A DECISION about the closure of Trowbridge Hospital’s birthing unit is expected to be made this…

Town Council declare climate emergency

WESTBURY Town Council has followed the example of hundreds of councils across the country and…

WALKING NETBALL IS COMING TO WESTBURY!

Walking netball is exactly what it sounds like – netball, but at a walking pace.…

Town council increase precept to cover delegation of services from Wiltshire Council

WESTBURY Town Council has agreed to increase the town’s precept from April in order to…

Green spaces destroyed over lack of parking

RESIDENTS of Oldfield Park in Westbury say the area is in need of more car…

Double celebration for community centre

Leigh Park Community Centre , which will be celebrating its seventh year of opening this…

Waste group still committed to gasification plant plans

HILLS are still committed to building a gasification plant in Westbury despite no building work…

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Sport

Martin & Co proud to sponsor Westbury Youth FC with new kit

LOCAL estate agents, Martin & Co has sponsored Westbury Youth FC’s new kit. Martin & Co director ‘Luke Hames said, “Westbury Youth have such great history in our…

Westbury start new year with convincing win

Sat. 4th Jan. Dorset and Wilts Div. 2 North Combe Down 2nds 12 Westbury 61 Westbury opened up the New Year with a convincing win against league strugglers…

Win for Westbury sees them increase lead at top of league

Dorset & Wilts Div. 2 North. Sat. 11th Jan. Westbury 17 – Pewsey Vale 8 For the first home fixture of this year, Westbury welcomed the third placed…

Two out of two for United

Sat. 11th Jan. Toolstation Premier Odd Down (BATH) 0 Westbury United 2 Westbury made it two wins out of two in 2020 with a short trip to bottom…

Injury-hit United end 2019 with six straight defeats

Saturday 28th Dec. Toolstation Premier Westbury United 1-2 Plymouth Parkway An enthralling match at Meadow Lane took place where injury-ravaged Westbury pushed title-chasing Plymouth all the way. Although…

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

Longleat Koala keepers fly to Australia to help with bushfire rescue

Koala keepers from Longleat are on their way to Australia to help with the ongoing wildlife emergency caused by the devastating bushfires. Two specialist keepers from the…

Community project to save Australian wildlife

LOCAL craft shop, EJ Crafts on Maristow Street, is calling on the community to help knit/ crochet/ sew pouches and nests to send over to Australia to…

Here’s where you can donate hand-made items for Australian animals injured in bush fires

Garston Veterinary Group is collecting donations of hand-made items – such as pouches, blankets and nests – to support Australia’s injured wildlife. Since September last year, Australia…

Education

Could you become a schoolreader?

SCHOOLS in Westbury are in need of volunteers to listen to pupils read in order to improve their literacy levels.  Schoolreaders, a charity who provide free one-to-one…

Westbury headteachers ‘proud’ of school league table performances

LOCAL headteachers have  praised the performance of their year 6 students following the publication of the Primary School League Tables last month. The information, published by the…

Westbury Infant School end of year report

The end of the year provides a perfect opportunity to reflect on all the wonderful learning and exciting events that have happened at Westbury Infant School. Nicky…

Business

New developments for Westbury security company

Westbury-based Prosec Consultancy who have been training since 2010,  have been developing the training further over the past year, saying that it is an exciting time for…

New family-run fishing business opens in town centre

Westbury local, Phil Chester, is opening Westbury Tackle, a shop for all your fishing needs, on Maristow Street on Saturday 9th November.  It will be a family-run…

Village pub is rising again!

FAMILIAR faces have re-opened The Rising Sun in North Bradley, and promise to bring back to life a traditional village pub. Andy and Lynette Hobbs are no…

Clubs & Organisations

Exciting year ahead for the Heritage Society

WESTBURY Heritage Society is planning a busy year of events, talks and a move of premises.  Their first event is a quiz at The Angel in Church…

New Year, New You, New Rides

WESTBURY Wheelers, the local cycling club, is encouraging you to get back on your bikes this new year. The club says, “Now we are well and truly…

Social singles club celebrates second anniversary

NIGHT 4 Singles, a social singles club, is celebrating its anniversary this month. Two years ago, Westbury resident Jacqui Pringle started Night 4 Singles as a way of…

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