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Published on February 11, 2020

Community meal scheme to be launched

A NEW community meals initiative, Abraham’s Kitchen, has been set up by staff at Westbury Town Council to bring people together and reduce food waste in the town.  In November, Westbury…

Community to work together to become ‘litter free’ in 2020

WESTBURY Town Council is committed to becoming ‘litter free’ in 2020 as they encourage the local community to get on board and help protect the environment.  The council say this…

End of the road for Westbury driving test centre

WESTBURY’S driving test centre, which operates two days a week from Leighton Sports Centre, is to close on Friday 28th February.  Local driving instructors have warned that learner drivers, who…

200 more lorries every day along A350

AN extra 200 heavy lorries a  day could be diverted onto the A350 through Westbury as a result of the a36 bridge weight restrictions in Bath.  Figures from Wiltshire Council…

Birthing unit closure is ‘short-sighted’ says campaigners

THE decision to close Trowbridge Hospital’s birthing unit has been labelled as ‘short-sighted’ by local health campaigners. From April, Trowbridge’s midwifery unit will only provide pre- and post-natal services –…

Help change Westbury for the better

Do you want to change Westbury for the better, but aren’t sure how to get started? A new ‘Open Westbury’ event, which will take place next month, aims to  bring…

Community centre’s plan to create social hub on waste land

LEIGH Park Community Centre is hoping to develop the waste land at the side of the centre into a community café, play park and youth hub.  The trustees of the…

‘Keep your traffic, Bath’

Councillors prepare to battle over diverted traffic. WESTBURY Town Council is up in arms over Bath council’s decision to put a weight restriction on the A36 Cleveland Bridge which, as…

Town’s new bus timetable is “absolute nonsense” say councillors

TOWN councillors have labelled the new D1 bus timetable as ‘absolute nonsense’ saying that half of the services from Bath and Trowbridge to Westbury now terminate at Hawke Ridge Business…

Friends of the Earth fight to get waste plant plans revoked

Friends of the Earth are continuing their fight to stop the gasification plant in Westbury. The group is working to get Wiltshire Council to revoke its decision to grant permission…