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‘Project Westbury’ Freedom of information request confirms Westbury is a target for fracking

WESTBURY has been confirmed as a fracking target, bringing more protests from local campaigners.  South Western Energy has been awarded four licences to explore for gas in the…

Brokerswood set to be ‘expensive’ holiday park

BROKERSWOOD Country Park looks set to close to the public forever after controversial plans to convert it into a holiday park were given the green light this month. Despite…

Hospital ‘saga’ goes on as decision delayed again

A DECISION on whether to build houses on Westbury’s former hospital has been put off yet again; this time making it as far as the final planning committee before being…

This issue

Healthwatch report to be presented in September

HEALTHWATCH Wiltshire will present a report on Westbury’s health care services at a public meeting…

Council to fund future sports stars

With the Rio Olympic games underway and Paralympic Games about to start, Wiltshire Council, working…

Success for Bratton in the Best Kept Village competition

THE final results are in for this year’s Hills Group CPRE Wiltshire Best Kept Village…

Make the most of hearing aid clinic!

WESTBURY’S League of Friends is continuing to fund the town’s own hearing aid repair clinic and…

Entries are coming in for the ‘Wonderful Westbury’, charity calendar

ENTRIES are coming in for ‘Wonderful Westbury’, the charity calendar being put together by the…

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Sport

Chard Town 1 – 0 Westbury Utd – Toolstation First Div., Saturday 20th August

ON a rainy afternoon, Westbury made the 50 mile journey down to visit Chard Town FC; it was a good performance by Westbury but unfortunately they came away…

Westbury (165-10) beat Marshfield (62-10) by 103 runs – WEPL Wiltshire, Saturday 13th Aug

Westbury travelled to play league leaders Marshfield in the latest West of England Wiltshire Division, hoping to continue their long unbeaten winning run and also hoping to gain…

Almondsbury UWE 0-1 Westbury United – Toolstation Division One, Sat. 6th August

An away win, a clean sheet and a debut for George Bendle who is only 16 years and 13 days old equals a very good start to the…

All Westbury United matches free for armed forces

MEMBERS of the armed forces can attend all Westbury United FC’s league matches for free again this season. All serving men and women in HM Armed Forces can attend…

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

Seven-hour cycle raises £1,700 in memory of baby daughter

A WESTBURY cyclist  raised nearly £1,700 for charity by taking part in the RideLondon 100 mile race in July, which he rode in memory of his  baby daughter. Richard…

Funeral co-ordinators cycle for charity

Funeral co-ordinators for The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare in Westbury cycled 20 miles in a mini ‘spin-a-thon’ to raise money for the Cardiac Unit at Bristol’s Royal Hospital…

Charity season for supermarket staff

STAFF at Morrisons in Westbury are raising hundreds of pounds for charity this month as they get set to take part in a muddy obstacle course and to…

Education

STUDENTS at Fairfield Farm College in Dilton Marsh now have a new outdoor learning centre, thanks to a grant from the local area board. School spokesperson Helen Beer said, “Last summer Fairfield applied to the Westbury Area Board for support with creating an outdoor learning centre; a permanent camp with the necessary equipment to deliver outdoor learning to students and local young people with learning disabilities through holiday workshops and activities. “Many thanks to the Westbury Area Board youth team for seeing the potential and to our outdoor learning tutor, Pete Spittles, and farm assistant, Martin Ashman, for their design and building skills.”

STUDENTS at Fairfield Farm College in Dilton Marsh now have a new outdoor learning centre, thanks to a grant from the local area board. School spokesperson Helen…

New camp shelter at farm college

STUDENTS at Fairfield Farm College in Dilton Marsh now have a new outdoor learning centre, thanks to a grant from the local area board. School spokesperson Helen…

Deputy mayor praises local girls’ school

WESTBURY’S deputy mayor recently visited an alternative school on the outskirts of Westbury, and wrote to White Horse News to say how impressed he was with the…

Crime

Police investigating possible arson in Westbury straw blaze

Police are urging parents to remind their children of the dangers of starting fires following an incident in Westbury last week.  It is believed approximately 60 tonnes…

Don’t be fooled by fake Wiltshire Council calls

Residents are being warned not to fall for a probable scam caller following recent reports to Wiltshire Council. The council has received numerous reports of a man…

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…

Clubs & Organisations

Adult sailing course at Westbury sailing club

Westbury’s West Wilts Youth Sailing Association will once again be holding an adult sailing course beginning in September. The course will run from 9am until 4pm and…

Summer lunch for University of the Third Age

WESTBURY’S U3A held a special lunch meeting recently in a usually quiet month for the club. Maggie Skyrme reports, “August is considered by many to be a holiday…

Dilton Marsh Mothers’ Union

An outing to Old Arlesford in the diocese of Winchester helped us to celebrate Mary Sumner Day on August 9th.  This is where Mary Sumner had a…

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