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The results are in and it’s another successful year for Matravers

The results are in and it’s another successful year for Matravers

  Matravers School is celebrating success after nervous pupils received their  GCSE and A-level results earlier this month.  Staff at the school say they are very pleased with…

Could Westbury be next for fracking?

FRACKING could soon be permitted in and around Westbury as the government gets set to issue its next round of licences for onshore fossil fuel exploration. The Department…

Time for action as cyclists ‘take their life in their hands’

LOCAL cyclists have called for safe cycle routes around town, saying they have to take their life in their hands every time they get on their bikes. In…

This issue

Family fun this Sunday at White Horse Festival

THIS bank holiday weekend promises to be an exciting one with the White Horse Country…

Buildup begins for biggest ever festival

THE full programme for this year’s Westbury Music and Arts Festival has been released with something…

Dad’s Army at 75! Wiltshire Home Guard celebrates 75th anniversary with Bratton at War event

FOLLOWING the success of the first event last year, Wiltshire Home Guard will once again be…

Scout group’s centenary celebrations

1st Westbury Scout Group started its Centenary Celebrations with a group camp at Tedbury Campsite…

Westbury trio cycle 58 miles for charity

THREE women from Westbury will be cycling from London to Brighton to raise money for…

First rare red panda cub born at Longleat

A rare red panda cub has been born at Longleat after keepers launched an international…

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Sport

Westbury United 2-3 Devizes Town – Toolstation League Div 1, Saturday 22nd August 2015

Westbury are still searching for their first point after conceding goals straight after half time for the fourth match in a row! As with last week against Chard,…

Westbury CC vs Marshfield – West of England Wilts Div. Sat 22nd Aug 2015

Westbury entertained Marshfield in the last home game of the West of England Wiltshire Division 2015 season hoping to do the double over their opponents Marshfield, having beaten…

Westbury United 1-2 Chard Town – Toolstation League Division One, Saturday 15th August 2015

Westbury came within a minute of picking up their first point of the season at sun bathed Meadow Lane. They put the awful opening matches behind them and…

Rugby team is raring to go

Westbury Men’s First Team is ready for the 2015/16 season, ahead of their first game this weekend. Westbury RFC will play their first pre-season friendly this Saturday 29th…

Westbury Ladies rugby makes semi-finals

WESTBURY Ladies  Rugby Club made it through to the semi finals of North Dorset 7s tournament. They started the tournament in high spirits winning their first game 12-10…

Features

White Horse News Six of the Best Restaurants Feature 2014

White Horse News Six of the Best Restaurants Feature 2014

Looking for a place to eat for you and your family? You will find an array of fine dining establishments in…

White Horse News Spring Gardening Feature 2014

White Horse News Spring Gardening Feature 2014

Spring has finally sprung! So let the White Horse News introduce you to a useful selection of local businesses who may…

White Horse News Wedding Feature 2014

White Horse News Wedding Feature 2014

YOUR wedding day should be a day to remember, with happy memories to treasure for life.It can also be a very…

Fundraising

Couple continue their fundraising efforts

HELEN and Greg Bolwell have raised £600 for the RUH Forever Friends Appeal and have plans to raise even more money for various charities. The couple have been…

New vintage rally event raises over £300 for charity

THE Duke at Bratton held its first Tractors and Trotters event on 2nd August, raising £370 for charity. The new event combines a vintage vehicle rally which…

Charity golf day raises over £2,000 for British Heart Foundation

A charity golf day organised by a Westbury women at Cumberwell Park last month raised £2,500 for the British Heart Foundation. Linda Penney has been raising money…

Education

FOWLS Summer Barbecue a great success

Pupils, parents and staff came out in force to support Westbury Leigh Church of England Primary School on Friday 3rd July for the annual FOWLS Summer Barbecue.…

Fairfield Farm College Summer Ball

Fairfield Farm College said farewell to the 2015 leavers on Friday 24th July in style with an Egyptian themed Summer Ball. “An amazing time was had by…

Matravers commended at Education Business Awards

MATRAVERS School recently came runner-up at the Education Business Awards in the ‘Outstanding Progress – Secondary School’ category. The award is presented to the UK Secondary School…

Transport

Bus pass amnesty ahead of arrival of new system

An amnesty is being held for people to hand in concessionary bus passes that should no longer be in use ahead of a new ticketing system arriving…

Bus shelter near Aldi gets the green light

People using the bus service on Warminster Road will soon have a new bus shelter thanks to funding from the Westbury Area Board. A bus shelter costing…

Footpath Lighting plans for Westbury

Lighting is to be installed on a footpath used as a shortcut to Westbury Railway Station.  The path between Avebury Close and Station Road has recently been…

Business

Get your business noticed with roundabout sponsorship

WESTBURY Town Council is inviting local businesses to sponsor the town’s roundabouts.  The council has announced that there are sponsorship opportunities on roundabouts throughout the town. Several…

Calling all businesses! 734,000 reasons why you should join Westbury networking group

ARE YOU looking to generate new leads for your business? Did you know that there is a Westbury business networking group that has passed around nearly three…

Summer reading at the Lions Book Shop – and kids books are free!

IF you’re looking for something to do this summer, head down to the Lions Bookshop in the town centre for a wide variety of books to choose…

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