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Published on August 27, 2013

Have your say – Westbury campus proposals in detail

HERE are the three options for a community campus in Westbury, as presented by campus steering group’s consultation.  You can respond to the consultation online at www.wiltshire. gov.uk/westburycommunitycampus. Paper copies…

Wiltshire Council insists on Westbury bypass policy

AN INDEPENDENT inspector has advised Wiltshire Council to ‘consider its position’ of  including a Westbury bypass in their Core Strategy – but the plan remains in the document.  The Core Strategy, a document which sets out the county’s long-term planning and development…

Support from your local credit union in Westbury

Support from your local credit union in Westbury

WITH the Archbishop of Canterbury criticising ‘payday’ loan companies, the spotlight has been firmly put on a local community alternative, credit unions. And here in Westbury, the town has its…

Sunshine boosts Chapmanslade festival’s success

SUNRISE Festival says it is ‘thrilled’ with the success of its event, which was staged for the first time at its new location of Thoulstone Park, near Chapmanslade, at the…

Free swimming sessions to celebrate Westbury pool re-opening

PEOPLE in Westbury can look forward to getting back into swimming when Westbury Pool re-opens on Monday 10th June.  To celebrate the re-opening,   free sessions are being offered on…

Disappointment for Westbury rail campaigners

ELECTRIFICATION of the railway line from London Paddington all the way to Westbury now looks unlikely, with a report from the Department for Transport’s consultants due this week.  Electrification of the…

Bratton Hilly challenge draws runners from near and far

THE seventeenth Bratton Hilly Run took place on Saturday 11th May, with the number of runners up from last year’s event. 136 runners tackled the challenging terrain over the 11.4km course, starting…

Dawn of new festival at Thoulstone

OVER 100 performers, bands, artists, and speakers will take to the stage as festival Sunrise takes place at the end of this month. The festival, which hopes to attract up to…

Cut your speed around Westbury schools – Calls for 20mph limits

A NATIONWIDE campaign is calling for more 20mph limits in local communities,  particularly on the roads around schools and it is being backed by schools in the Westbury area. Launched…

Local council elections in Westbury: Independents hold sway on Town Council; Conservatives retain control in Wiltshire

WESTBURY’S new town council will be dominated by independent councillors following the local council elections last Thursday. In the new council, nine councillors are independents, two are Conservatives, two are…