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Published on September 10, 2019

One last fight! Town Council prepares waste plant objection

WESTBURY Town Council is carrying on its fight against the controversial waste plant on Northacre Industrial Estate. The plant received planning permission despite strong opposition locally – but still needs…

Town ‘disappointed’ over lack of action over air quality

WESTBURY Town Council is disappointed with Wiltshire Council’s air quality plan for Westbury,  saying it’s just ‘words and pictures’.  In response, the town council has agreed to write to Wiltshire…

Town council goes green with electric van

  Westbury Town Council has taken delivery of a fully electric van for working in and around Westbury to reduce the council’s carbon footprint.  Mayor, cllr Michael Sutton said, “Westbury…

How poor is our air quality? Town council takes action into their own hands

WESTBURY Town Council is to buy its own equipment to monitor air quality in the town in response to growing concerns over pollution. Westbury councillors say that the equipment is…

Town’s anger over A350 roadwork plans

RESIDENTS are ‘horrified’ at plans for road closures on the A350, saying that Wiltshire Council should ‘learn a lesson’ from not notifying anyone sooner.  As reported in the last issue…

Youth club’s relaunch

WESTBURY’S young people will once again have somewhere to meet as the youth club is relaunching on Thursday 5th September.  Following the news of the closure of Westbury’s Youth Club…

Council spending plan for play areas

WESTBURY Town Council is looking to spend thousands of pounds to make play areas in the town safer, to encourage more families to use them.  The council agreed last year…

gridlock! Anger as Westbury faces four weeks of A350 road closures – just in time for the Festival!

LOCAL businesses and councillors have said they are appalled that  they were not told about planned closures of the A350, the main road through Westbury, in three phases over a…

No to Westbury bypass, but yes to Melksham

Mayor ‘extremely disappointed’ as Westbury is ignored WESTBURY won’t be getting a bypass any time soon – but Melksham could be on course for its second bypass.   Wiltshire Council…

Work begins on waste treatment plant but campaigners now fight environmental permit

WESTBURY Gasification Action Group claim ‘it’s not over yet,’ despite Northacre Renewable Energy beginning preparation works for the building of their waste treatment plant in Westbury. Limited exploratory and preparation…

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