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Westbury’s Remembrance Service

WESTBURY’S Remembrance Service will take place on Sunday, November 14th at 10.55am.  The Royal British Legion have organised the event alongside Westbury Town Council.  Wreath layers will be invited…

Young gymnast selected to represent the South West

WESTBURY youngster, Logan Morgan, has qualified for the South West boys’ gymnastics squad and will now be heading to the national finals.   Logan aged 9, who attends…

Town council could curb dangerous driving on Slag Lane/ Frogmore Road

FOLLOWING concerns from residents about the dangers of cars speeding down Slag Lane/Frogmore Road, town councillors have started to investigate the possibility of installing an automatic number plate…

Rotary’s crocus planting for the End Polio Now campaign

MEMBERS of Westbury Rotary Club were out in force planting crocus corms in the grounds of All Saints Church and along Bitham Park in Westbury.  The club reports,…

Community spirit is at the heart of Westbury Community Project Cafe

THE café in the Westbury Community Project (WCP) on Eden Vale Road, is open and ready for business!  Kevin Down, WCP development manager, has called on the local…

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Rugby legends help raise over £9,000 for Westbury Rugby Club

WESTBURY  RFC came back with a bang last weekend being joined by a host of…

Hamster on holiday: when a Westbury pet came home after a month missing

A HAMSTER who fell out of a second storey window in Westbury and was presumed lost,…

MP gives new hope in battle against incinerator

THERE is new hope for opponents of the controversial Westbury incinerator with local MP Andrew…

Westbury teenager honoured at the Palace of Westminster

WESTBURY’S Katie Bradbeer, 17, who has been honoured with the British Citizen Youth Award for…

The community is ‘not going to take rail cuts

LOCAL rail campaigners are fighting to overturn severe cuts to the Westbury to London Waterloo…

Westbury leads the way

WESTBURY’S mayor, town councillors and concerned residents took to the streets in a public protest…

Wiltshire Council votes against supporting Climate Emergency

DEMONSTRATORS gathered outside the Civic Centre in Trowbridge last Tuesday in protest at Wiltshire Council’s…

Wiltshire Council vote against supporting Climate Emergency Bill as protests rage outside

DEMONSTRATORS gathered outside the Civic Centre in Trowbridge last Tuesday in protest at Wiltshire Council’s…

Volunteering and helping out

Poppy Appeal needs your help

VOLUNTEERS are needed for this year’s Poppy Appeal collection as the Westbury branch of the Royal British Legion hope to raise even more money than last year. …

Dilton sewing day helps refugee women

A GROUP of local women from Dilton Marsh recently held a sewing day, making reusable sanitary towels as part of a project which aims to provide them…

The Wildlife Trust gets stuck in with upgrading the Bitham Brook

THE Wildlife Trust and their team of dedicated volunteers have been hard at work cleaning Bitham Brook. The main areas of focus were improving the river for…

Things to do

North Bradley Pumpkin Trail

GRAB your tickets now for the ever-popular three-day festival of freaky goings-on in North Bradley this month.  Follow the creepy trail around the village to find the…

Return of Edington Advent Concert

ONE of the highlights of the Edington Arts concert season is making a very welcome return on Saturday 4th December at 7.30pm in Edington Priory Church.  The…

Children’s Halloween events at Hope Nature Centre

THE Hope Nature Centre is once again hosting a range of spooky events over the Halloween period.  Every day this month, kids can join the ‘Witches Brew…

Staying well

Covid-19 vaccinations for 12 to 15-year-olds now available outside of school

PARENTS across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire can now arrange for their child to receive a coronavirus vaccine outside of school.  Previously, vaccinations for…

Around 45,000 local secondary school children to be offered Covid-19 vaccine

MORE than 45,000 children aged between 12 and 15-years-old in Bath and North-East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are to be offered the coronavirus vaccine.   England’s Chief…

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…

Fundraising

Bill Prior’s granddaughter plans to walk a mile or two in his shoes

THE granddaughter of Westbury Poppy Appeal fundraiser Bill Prior,  Kate Prior, is aiming to continue his charitable legacy by taking on the Welsh Three Peaks in just…

Fundraising coffee morning for guide dogs

THE ever-popular fund-raising coffee morning for guide dogs is back and hopes to make up for a whole year off due to the pandemic.  The first coffee…

WILTSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE LAUNCH POPULAR CHRISTMAS CARDS

FESTIVE scenes across Devizes, Salisbury and Bath feature on Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s Christmas cards this year.  The charity report, “Our helicopter is seen landing outside a snowy…

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Westbury teenager honoured at the Palace of Westminster

Westbury's Katie Bradbeer, 17, who has been honoured with the British Citizen Youth Award for her dedicated work with local cadets, has received a special presentation at the Palace of Westminster. Last year Katie, former head girl at Matravers School, was selected as one of just 25 extraordinary young people from across the UK to be recognised with the British Citizen Youth Award (BCyA). Katie has been a dedicated member of the Matravers School Combined Cadet Force (CCF) for 4 years now and oversees the learning of over 120 cadets.

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Bill Prior's granddaughter plans to walk a mile or two in his shoes

The granddaughter of Westbury Poppy Appeal fundraiser Bill Prior, Kate Prior, is aiming to continue his charitable legacy by taking on the Welsh Three Peaks to raise money for the Royal British Legion. In May of next year, his granddaughter Kate and her husband Tom will be climbing to the peaks of Snowdon, Cader Idris and Pen y Fan – all within 24 hours of each other, to continue supporting the charity which her grandfather supported so much over the years.

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