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Published on November 5, 2013

Supermarket levy could help keep more money in the local economy, say councillors

TWO Independent Wiltshire Councillors who are proposing an introduction of  a retail levy on supermarkets and large retailers have submitted their business case.    Cllr Jeff Osborn and cllr Terry…

Deserted for a year: yet still no news on future of Westbury hospital

Deserted for a year: yet still no news on future of Westbury hospital

IT has been a year since Westbury Hospital closed its doors for the last time, but there is still no news on the site’s future.  The hospital has been closed,…

All welcome at Remembrance Sunday parade and service

WESTBURY will mark Remembrance Sunday this weekend on the 10th November.  Hundreds of residents attend the parade and service every year, and the Westbury branch of the Royal British Legion…

Wiltshire councillors call for levy on supermarkets

TWO independent Wiltshire councillors are calling on the council to impose a 8.5% levy on major supermarkets and large retailers across the county and for the money to be used…

Hopes that Westbury campus survey can reflect views of townspeople

THE steering group behind Westbury’s campus development says the current phase of consultation will be worthwhile, despite concerns raised by residents. At last week’s meeting of Westbury Area Board, the…

Westbury Festival­­­­­ reaches it’s finale

THIS year’s Westbury Music and Arts Festival ended on a high note with the Opus One Swing Band, and the committee will shortly start preparing for next year’s event.  Events…

Westbury Lions ready to host the return of 10k run and charity walk

PUT your best foot forward for Westbury Lions Club’s 10k run on Sunday 13th October. There will also be a more leisurely three mile walk on the day, or come…

The sound of success: Edington organ appeal reaches fundraising total

The sound of success: Edington organ appeal reaches fundraising total

A NEW organ is destined for Edington Priory Church, with the Edington Organ Appeal reaching its target of £437,000 after two years of fundraising.  Work on building the custom-made new…

High aims as new headteacher starts at Matravers School

High aims as new headteacher starts at Matravers School

The new term at Matravers is well under way and the recently appointed headteacher, Dr Simon Riding, is already enhancing the growing reputation that Matravers has within the local community.…

Westbury campus proposals revealed: shaping the future of leisure

THREE options for a community campus for Westbury have been presented to the town and residents have now got a chance to have their say. The options were presented to the…