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CAMPUS CLASH CONTINUES Senior councillor ‘surprised and concerned’ by reaction

WESTBURY’S campus row stepped up a notch last week when Wiltshire Council’s second-in-command spoke out in defence of the programme and said he was surprised that people felt…

New-look Westbury Festival will be bigger and better than ever

PREPARATIONS are well under way for this year’s new-look Westbury Festival and organisers are hoping to involve even more of the town this time around.  Formerly Westbury Music…

Tidy the town with the Lions and Leos

WESTBURY Lions and Leos will be taking to the streets this Saturday, 7th May, to clean up the town.  Are you fed up with untidy paths and pavements?…

Mia gets her special trike thanks to local charity groups

A FAMILY from Westbury has thanked two local charities for donations which helped buy  their little girl a special needs trike. Westbury Lions and Westbury League of Friends…

This issue

Imperial Charity’s new shop

Imperial Charity of Westbury are delighted to announce the opening of their new shop in…

Care boss takes a leap for Dorothy House

Founder of local care company Butterfly, Anne Pelling, celebrated her 50th birthday by jumping out…

GWR apologises for parking tickets given at Westbury station

Not enough notice was given about the changes to parking at Westbury Railway Station, say…

Mayor donates £3,000 to Westbury charities

MAYOR of Westbury, councillor David Bradshaw, donated £3,000 to two charities in the town last…

Hilly Run is next weekend!

RUNNERS will be taking to the roads next weekend for the 20th annual Bratton Hilly…

Local runners take on London Marathon

THREE local runners took part in the London Marathon earlier this month, joining around 40,000…

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Sport

Chippenham Park 4-0 Westbury United – Toolstation Division One, Saturday 30th April.

Westbury’s injury crisis and player unavailability left them down to the bare bones and despite the result the young team did themselves proud.  This was summed up by…

Bishop Sutton 2-1 Westbury Utd – Toolstation Div. One, Tuesday 26th April

Westbury suffered an embarrassing defeat on a cold, showery evening in Bishop Sutton. The hosts had only managed 5 points all season before this match and, despite being…

Westbury powerlifter breaks record in title defence

IT’S been a successful year so far for Westbury man, Matt Doughty who has competed at two powerlifting championships. Matt said, “On Sunday 31st January I competed at…

Westbury Rugby Club ends season with a win

Westbury closed off their league campaign against Avonvale at Knott field.  After a successful sponsors and VPs’ lunch, the game started with both teams looking to throw the…

Features

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…

Spring Weddings Feature

Spring Weddings Feature

Get ready for your wedding and make it a truly memorable day with the help of these local businesses……

Family Businesses Feature – February 2016

Family Businesses Feature – February 2016

Family businesses are the backbone of the UK economy and Westbury has many fine examples. Have a look at the feature…

Fundraising

Back To The Future at Air Ambulance AGM

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will review the last 25 years as well as looking ahead to the future. A number of short films will…

Sponsored Sewathon

Susan Stone and her sister Jane Burchell are holding a 12-hour sponsored sewathon on Saturday 14th May to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Susan’s daughter…

Free leisure tasters fundraiser for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Calling all Westbury residents who’d like to be more active and find out what their local leisure group has to offer.  Places for People Leisure, who run…

Education

Playschool celebrates the Queen’s birthday

Children from The Rainbow Playschool in Westbury celebrated the 90th birthday of the Queen, on 21st April, at their Thursday morning session. There was a birthday tea…

Forest school at Westbury Junior School

Since September, Westbury Junior School has been working closely with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, which last term saw the culmination of all their hard work. Children at the…

‘The Design Showcase’

Matravers School was delighted to host ‘The Design Showcase’ event  on Thursday 17th March to inspire the next generation of designers in collaboration with their feeder primary…

Transport

Time running out for bus consultation response

A LOCAL councillor is urging local people to have their say in Wiltshire Council’s bus consultation, which will shape the future of public transport in Westbury and across Wiltshire.…

MP calls to protect train services

LOCAL MP Andrew Murrison is calling for Westbury to be appreciated as an important rail hub and for it not to be overlooked as train services look set to…

Village to tackle speeding problem following accident

Chapmanslade Parish Council has said it will be cracking down on traffic problems after a schoolgirl was involved in a minor accident earlier this month. A group…

Clubs & Organisations

Scouts march through Westbury in St. George’s Day parade

WESTBURY recently hosted a St. George’s Day parade for hundreds  of members of the Scouts from across West Wiltshire. The annual county parade took place in Westbury town…

Join West Wilts Credit Union!

West Wilts Credit Union (WWCU) is a not for profit savings and loan co-operative. It has been run for the last 13 years by its member volunteers,…

Local man joins global animal cruelty campaign

A LOCAL resident and businessman has helped gather hundreds of thousands of signatures on a petition to impose harsher penalties on people who abuse animals. Ian Sanders, a roofer…

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