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Published on December 4, 2018

“An early Christmas present” Reprieve for Sunday parking charges

THE suspension of controversial Sunday parking charges by Wiltshire Council, which was due to be introduced last month, has been welcomed by the local community. The proposed charges, which were deemed…

Wiltshire Council urged to combat air pollution

A LOCAL campaigner has urged Wiltshire Council to fight to be included in the next stages of the Government’s clean air strategy to help combat air pollution. Earlier this year, the Government…

Westbury mums-to-be face longer journeys if Trowbridge birthing unit closes

A PROPOSAL to close Trowbridge Hospital’s birthing unit has been criticised by local health campaigners. Expectant Westbury mothers will be forced to travel further afield to give birth if plans…

‘A sad day in a changing world’ Westbury’s last bank to close its doors

THE planned closure of the last bank in Westbury, Lloyds bank, has been described by the mayor as “very bad news for Westbury.” Lloyds bank announced last week that their…

Ofsted report says Matravers School ‘requires improvement’

  A RECENT Ofsted report for Matravers School in Westbury has said the school ‘requires improvement’. The school, though, has issued a formal complaint to Ofsted.  Matravers School underwent the…

Westbury bypass back on the agenda?

A WESTBURY bypass could be back on the agenda – according to Westbury MP Andrew Murrison and Bridget Wayman, Wiltshire Council’s cabinet member for highways, transport and waste. They were…

“Bath has the mother of fights on its hands!” Westbury declares war on city’s ‘clean air zone’ plans

A PROPOSAL to introduce charges for a ‘clean air zone’ in Bath has been blasted as ‘unacceptable’ by the local MP and councillors, who fear that traffic and pollution in Westbury…

Westbury Station to close over Christmas

MAJOR track renewals at Westbury Railway Station will cause the station to be closed over the Christmas period from Sunday 23rd December to Thursday 3rd January, with replacement buses taking…

Operation Christmas Child Appeal

COLLECTION has begun for this year’s Operation Christmas Child. The collection is run by relief charity Samaritan’s Purse, and sends thousands of shoeboxes full of presents to impoverished children around…

Opposition to new waste plant proposals

NEW plans for a waste treatment plant in Westbury have come under fire from environmental campaigners. Northacre Renewable Energy, part of Hills Waste,  have resubmitted new plans for an advanced thermal…