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Controversial housing development gets green light as council ‘rolls over’ at appeal

ANOTHER 300 houses are set to be built on the edge of Westbury – despite strong opposition in the town – after developers won an appeal last month,…

Investigation under way into Westbury’s health services

HEALTHWATCH has now begun investigating Westbury’s health care services, following two days of speaking to the public about their concerns. Healthwatch Wiltshire – the local health watchdog –…

Hospital decision delayed for fifth month

A DECISION on plans to build houses on Westbury’s former hospital was expected next week but has been delayed again, bringing the wait to over five months past the…

Swings & roundabouts – one park opens but another still closed

IT’S mixed news for children in Westbury as one ‘dangerous’ playground has been repaired and reopened – but another remains firmly chained shut nearly six months after it…

This issue

Festival disappointed after ticket money stolen

VILLAGE Pump Folk Festival organisers have spoken of their disappointment after nearly £300 of local…

Glenmore Farm plans abandoned

PLANS to build over 140 houses in a field near The Ham in Westbury have been…

Volunteers wanted for cemetery cleanup

CONCERNED about the state of Westbury Cemetery? Then a local campaigner is organising a clean-up…

White Horse Country Park Festival returns and is set to be a success

The White Horse Country Park Festival returns for another year and preparations are well under…

Staff unharmed in fire at chemical plant

STAFF at a solvent recycling plant in Westbury were given the all-clear after four chemical drums…

White Horse Country Park Festival returns and is set to be a success

The White Horse Country Park Festival returns for another year and preparations are well under…

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Sport

Westbury United pre-season update

It’s been all systems go at Meadow Lane recently with the pitch, changing rooms and a new treatment facility all up and running in readiness for the new…

West Of England League. Wiltshire Division. Devizes versus Westbury at Devizes on Saturday 2nd July.

Westbury travelled to play Devizes in the latest West Of England Wiltshire League match, hoping to continue their winning run. Westbury made two changes from last week’s home…

Ladies golf results

THE latest results of competition at Westbury Golf Club’s Ladies section are as follows: 5th July’s round of the ongoing Celia Dowell  Competition was won by Gill Boyle and…

Westbury & District CC – 1st XI Vs Malmesbury – 1st XI. Westbury won by 5 wickets – Saturday 25th June.

In a rain affected game, Westbury lost the toss but were put into bat, opening with Richard Mills and Jared McDonald. The pair scored quickly before Mills was…

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

Young entrepreneur starts Alzheimer’s fundraiser

WESTBURY entrepre-neur Jordan Daykin and his company, GripIt Fixings, have started a ‘Baked Bean Challenge’ to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society after his grandad, Stan, was diagnosed…

Fund-raising appeal launched for Dilton Marsh Memorial Hall

THE Dilton Marsh Memorial Hall committee has started a fundraising campaign to raise enough money to upgrade the lighting and sound system in the hall. The Memorial…

100-mile cycle in memory of baby daughter

A WESTBURY man will be cycling 100 miles for charity later this month in memory of his daughter, who died just hours after being born.  Richard Lamb will be…

Education

Pupils celebrate individuality in new mural

WESTBURY Leigh Primary School recently held an art day which saw all its students work together to create a piece of pebble artwork for the school’s front entrance.…

Leavers’ ball at Fairfield College

STUDENTS at Fairfield Farm College in Dilton Marsh enjoyed a leavers’ ball this month as the school year comes to an end. College spokesperson Helen Beer said, “Students…

Animal fun at Busy Bees Preschool

LAST month, Busy Bees Preschool in Chapmanslade had a visit from some unusual guests.  Kris Freeman from Tropical Discovery Workshops arrived with several bugs, spiders, snakes and…

Crime

Crime reports for Westbury

THE latest crime reports released for Westbury include fuel, bike and vehicle thefts, an abusive cold-caller, a burglary, and criminal damage. Wiltshire Police’s reports are as follows: Crime…

Police warn of ‘Microsoft scam

WILTSHIRE Police are warning of a scam which would have claimed two Westbury victims last month if it wasn’t for the quick thinking of staff at the…

Crime reports for Westbury area from Wiltshire Police

The latest crime reports for the Westbury area from Wiltshire Police are: Crime – Theft 26/05/2016 00:24 Lafarge Cement, Trowbridge Road, Westbury. BA13 4LX. 2 males seen…

Clubs & Organisations

Volunteer with your local fire service

WILTSHIRE’S fire service is appealing for new volunteers to help support the stations and engage with local communities. Volunteers at Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service…

Volunteer with Healthwatch Wiltshire

HEALTHWATCH Wiltshire, which aims to give local people a voice on their healthcare, is on the lookout for volunteers. Volunteers are at the centre of the charity’s work…

Dilton Marsh Mothers’ Union

On July 7th at Dilton Court, the home of Michael and Jane Brake  on a beautiful sunny day in a garden with  lovely  views across the fields…

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