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Published on July 16, 2019

White horse News is 700 not out!

TODAY sees the 700th issue of White Horse News and to celebrate we have produced a special eight page commemorative feature covering all the big news stories from the last…

Bypass is still major talking point 10 years after plans were axed

Ten years has passed  since the government axed the A350 Westbury Bypass; however  the topic still remains a hot topic of conversation across the town.  The Westbury bypass was first…

Determined volunteer resurrects youth clubs

WESTBURY Youth Club will be back up and running from September following its closure in March this year – and will be combined with Warminster Youth Club operating from Funways…

Concern as plans for town NHS dentist fall through

NHS dental care in Westbury has been thrown into confusion after the opening of a new dental practice was halted. South Cliff Dental Practice was awarded the NHS contract for…

‘Democracy in peril’ warning after campaigners ignored over waste plant

Westbury’s mayor, cllr Mike Sutton, says that ‘democracy is in peril’ as campaigners are continually ignored by Wiltshire Council on decisions affecting the town. This follows the news that the…

Councillor ‘buzzing’ over wildflower idea

TOWN councillor, Janet Parker, is proposing that Westbury follows in the footsteps of Rotherham town council and introduce wildflowers along the verges around the town to protect wildlife species.  Following a…

Decision due on gasification plant’s underground cable

NORTHACRE Renewable Energy’s application to dig an underground grid connection from Westbury to Frome, to power their proposed Advanced Thermal Treatment (ATT) plant will be discussed by Wiltshire Council this…

School responds to multi-million pound build criticisms

FOLLOWING the story reported in Issue 697 of the White Horse News regarding Hire Standards’ criticism of Matravers School, the school has issued a response.  Local company, Hire Standards, criticised…

Help stop food waste, use the community fridge!

DID you know that you can help stop excess food waste as well as pick up free food from Westbury’s Community Fridge? The Community Fridge, located at Crosspoint in Westbury’s Market…

£50,000 boost for community project

WESTBURY Community Project has received a grant boost of £50,000 from Hills Waste to help turn the former youth centre into a community hub.  The grant is part of Hills’…

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