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Published on June 3, 2014

Two years after closure – should Westbury Hospital be re-opened?

THE news that new NHS chief, Simon Stevens, has called for smaller community hospitals to play a bigger role in local health care, has touched a nerve in Westbury where campaigners…

‘Improve road safety’ calls from Westbury schools

Schools in Westbury are supporting a national campaign calling on the government to make the walk to school safer and easier for pupils. Coinciding with Walk to School Week from…

Successful year for Westbury League of Friends

Westbury and District League of Friends, the group which was formed to support Westbury Hospital, continues to raise funds two years after the hospital’s closure. And the group says that…

Anger over the state of Westbury’s roads

ANGER is mounting in the town over the state of Westbury’s roads and the growing number of dangerous potholes. The issue was aggravated by the wet winter and now there…

Head shave for Epilepsy Action

Head shave for Epilepsy Action

  Westbury mum Abbie Wheeler and her eldest son Jean-Luc had their heads shaved on Saturday to raise money for Epilepsy Action, after her youngest son, Sam, was diagnosed with…

New Mayor for Westbury

New Mayor for Westbury

COUNCILLOR Christine Mitchell is due to become the new Mayor of Westbury, taking over from Cllr David Windess on Tuesday 6th May. Cllr Mitchell has been Mayor once before, from…

Head to Bratton this weekend for village’s 18th Hilly Run

RUNNERS from near and far are gearing up for the 18th Bratton Happy Valley Hilly Run this Saturday, 10th May.  Participants may enter the run on the day, while spectators…

Local residents say ‘No’ to Hawkeridge development

ABOUT 80 residents joined the Hawkeridge Action Group meeting on 15th April to discuss the planning application submitted to develop a 35-acre greenfield site, at Mill Lane, Hawkeridge. Elizabeth Le…

Westbury to get 220 new homes

WESTBURY looks set to get another 220 homes after outline planning permission was given this week by Wiltshire Council for a development on the edge of town – despite local…

Bratton Silver Band win place in national championships

Bratton Silver Band win place in national championships

Bratton Silver Band members have been celebrating their greatest ever contest achievement in the band’s 155 year history, having won their section at 2014 West of England Regional Brass Band…