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Wiltshire Council votes against encouraging outdoor exercise

WILTSHIRE councillors have gone against a new government initiative to encourage outdoor exercise. In a recent two-hour debate, over 20 Wiltshire councillors considered whether to encourage more cycling,…

Health survey isn’t ‘true and fair’

WESTBURY Group Practice has criticised the recent NHS GP Patient Survey, which ranked the practice as performing below average compared to other GPs in the region and nationally. …

A million thanks as Wiltshire coronavirus fund breaks £1million barrier

A FUND launched to help small charities and community groups tackle the effects of the pandemic has broken the £1million barrier. The Wiltshire Community Foundation report, “The Wiltshire…

Advice Team launches in Wiltshire

THE Advice Team, operated by Diverse Abilities, has launched its telephone appointment service across Wiltshire in order to provide more support and advice for those with disabilities. The…

Campaign to help air ambulance wins council backing

A RESOLUTION to support Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s fight for proper compensation after the Novichok attack has won the backing of Wiltshire Council. The motion was put forward by…

Local choir leader releases debut single

LOCAL rock choir leader, Emma Webb, is releasing her original music for the first time, with her debut single ‘In Time’ coming out at the end of last…

Bikeability programme needs venues and instructors to help people get on their bike

WILTSHIRE Council’s Bikeability cycle training programme is seeking venues and instructors to help children and adults  learn to cycle safely on the road, as more people look to…

This issue

Could Dilton Marsh take over its closed village pub?

THE parish council of Dilton Marsh is asking its residents whether they should take over…

Pool and sports centre to reopen next month

WESTBURY Swimming Pool and Leighton Recreation Centre will reopen next month on Monday 7th September. In line with…

Eat out to help out! Enjoy a discounted meal and support a local business

DINERS can eat out this month and enjoy a discounted meal, whilst supporting a local…

Foodbank donations at Crosspoint

Starting this month, Crosspoint will be open to receive food donations for Westbury Foodbank on…

Arguments continue over planned Westbury waste incinerator

Incinerator presentation was ‘open and transparent’ THE company which is planning to build a waste…

Westbury Festival cancelled

ORGANISERS of Westbury Festival have announced that this year’s event will not be going ahead.…

Young volunteers wanted for mystery shop

HEALTHWATCH Wiltshire is looking for young volunteers to help review online mental health services in…

Councillors object to tree felling in town conservation area

TOWN councillors voted against the felling of Cypress trees, along with mixed species and shrubs…

Westbury responds well to face coverings rule – but is it deterring some shoppers?

LOCAL shops and businesses have reported an overall positive reaction from customers to the new face…

Dilton Memorial Hall to open for annual flower and handicraft show

AFTER being closed for more than four months, the trustees of Dilton Memorial Hall are…

Town council extend deadline for grants

WESTBURY Town Council has extended the deadline for grant applications to next year. The town…

Volunteering and helping out

Coronavirus: South West businesses urged to join protective equipment ‘battle’

THE CBI have urged even more businesses in region to join the ‘battle’ to produce protective equipment for the NHS and front-line workers. The organisation have organised…

Saving lives with 3D printers – can you help?

HUNDREDS of safety masks and other vital items of protective equipment are being produced for local NHS staff and care workers by a small group of local…

Combatting Coronavirus with community spirit

THIS weekend, the Chapmanslade community opened their front doors to a heart-warming surprise. Over the course of Easter Saturday, bunches of daffodils were delivered to over 300…

Things to do

Dilton Marsh Flower and Handicraft Show

THE Dilton Marsh Flower and Handicraft Show will be held in the Memorial Hall on Saturday 15th August.  The committee report, “Entries are open to village residents…

Church services in the Westbury area

Church services around Westbury in July are as follows:- • Methodist Church:continuing with zoom meetings on Sunday evenings. • Stormore Baptist Church: open on Sundays at 10.30am…

National Theatre at Home: Twelfth Night on YouTube

Shakespeare’s classic comedy Twelfth Night will be shown on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel on Thursday 23 April at 7pm BST as part of NATIONAL THEATRE AT…

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

Time to don your cape!

DOROTHY House Hospice Care are calling on the superhero inside each one of us. Over the last three months, our nation has spent a lot of time thinking…

Carer Support Wiltshire Launch New Fundraising appeal

A FUNDRAISING appeal has been launched by Carer Support Wiltshire that will raise money to give unpaid carers in Wiltshire a break. Many of us have found…

Hospital Heroes Appeal raises almost £80K for staff at RUH Bath

AN incredible £77,000 has been raised to support staff at the Royal United Hospitals Bath during the coronavirus pandemic. The Hospital Heroes Appeal was launched by the…

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