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Westbury’s big Christmas switch on this weekend

THE build up to Christmas will officially begin this Saturday, 3rd December with the Westbury Christmas Fayre followed by the big lights switch on! There will be a whole…

Mayor’s Christmas message: ‘Focus our efforts on doing what is best for our community’

Season’s greetings to Westbury. As we enter the Christmas and New Year season it is perhaps a time to look back and reflect on what has happened this…

Westbury’s World Champion!

WESTBURY powerlifter Matt Doughty has achieved his goal of winning the World Powerlifting Championships, 18 years after winning the Taekwondo World Championships. Matt said, “The last two years…

Antiques expert to open 10th annual Christmas Tree Festival

CHRISTMAS is coming to Westbury this weekend and the annual Christmas Tree Festival will be held at All Saints Church from Thursday to Sunday. This year’s festival will…

This issue

Mirror company has the X Factor

WESTBURY-BASED Illuminated Mirrors is set to light up the world of reality TV this winter…

Alfred Street Christmas lights competition

  Residents in Alfred Street in Westbury have been set a challenge by the Horse…

Decorate Barters’ charity Christmas tree

BARTERS Nursery in Chapmanslade is inviting you to help decorate their Christmas tree this year…

Wiltshire Council is ‘ready for winter’

“We are ready to go” is the message from Wiltshire Council’s winter maintenance team as…

Children in Need

SCHOOLS in Westbury did their bit for Children in Need last month, with various fundraising…

Government gives £1m boost to air ambulance base

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance was awarded £1million towards its new airbase in the Government’s Autumn Statement…

Tributes paid to local community stalwart

The family of the late  Stella Peters would like to thank all her friends and…

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Sport

Westbury United 0-2 Highworth Town – Wilts Senior Cup 2nd round, Tues. 15th Nov

Westbury can count themselves extremely unlucky to not have at least taken their in form Hellenic League opponents into extra time. This was an exciting, end to end…

Wincanton Town 2-1 Westbury United – Toolstation League Div One, Sat. 26th Nov

Otis Young’s superb 30 yard goal lit up a turgid first half at a cold Moor Lane but the hosts took advantage of a few defensive lapses to…

New officers take the reins at youth football

WESTBURY United FC has appointed new officials at the club after a switch-up that members hope will keep the teams moving forward. Both the youth and adult sections of…

Westbury United 1-4 Cheddar – Toolstation Division One, Sat. 12th Nov.

On the back of two 3-0 wins Westbury manager James Goddard was able to name an unchanged starting 11 for the 3rd successive match. However, his players were…

Westbury Utd 3-0 Bishops Lydeard – Toolstation First Division, Sat. 5th Nov.

This was as good as it gets by Westbury as they completely outplayed Bishops Lydeard at a cold, bright Meadow Lane. The whole team contributed to a dominant,…

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 donates £13,500 to Alzheimer’s charity

Westbury businessman Jordan Daykin (centre left), founder of GripIt Fixings, presents a cheque for £13,500 to staff at Alzheimer’s Society after holding a fundraising ball in November.…

Curry night raises £800 for charity

A SPECIAL quiz and curry night at a Westbury Indian restaurant last month raised £800 for charity. The Cinnamon Lounge on Westbury High Street was filled on 15th…

Dashing Santas and dazzling fairies raise money for Dorothy House

Dorothy House’s popular fancy dress Santa Dash fun run is back this year, 11am-1pm on Sunday 4th December, but with the added treat of festive fairies! The…

Education

Playschool joins remembrance events

CHILDREN at The Rainbow Playschool in Westbury learnt about remembrance last week when they went to the town service and visited a local war veteran. On Friday…

‘He’s behind you!’ Westbury Leigh pupils enjoy pantomime

Pupils at Westbury Leigh Primary School enjoyed a fantastic stage production of Aladdin at their school hall on Thursday 10th November. The pantomime was performed by a…

Westbury Juniors go wild!

The Year 6 pupils at Westbury Junior School enjoyed three fun-filled days at Hooke Court Residential Centre near Beaminster, Dorset. They took part in a variety of…

Crime

Police appeal after Fell Road robbery

Police are appealing for information following an incident in Westbury. At approximately 9pm on Sunday 16th October, two men called at the door of a home in…

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…

Clubs & Organisations

Probus hears about local family who died on Titanic

WESTBURY Probus Club spent its last meeting hearing about a family who left Melksham for New York in 1912 but died in the sinking of the Titanic. Guest…

Hundreds flock to Model Railway Show

OVER 300 railway enthusiasts attended Westbury’s 17th annual Model Railway Show last month, some coming from as far as America. During the show, Rod Towler was presented…

Westbury Walkers November report

Bright autumn sunshine greeted a group of 20 Westbury Walkers on November 13th as they set off on a walk of just over 8 miles starting from…

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