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Published on December 10, 2013

Campus and carols at this week’s area board meeting

Campus and carol singing will be top of the agenda when the Westbury Area Board meets on Thursday 12th December. Pupils from Westbury Junior School will be adding a seasonal…

Shop in Westbury this Christmas

WESTBURY traders are reminding residents that there are plenty of last minute gifts and festive items you can pick up in town.  Local traders point out that with everything from…

New rail service will cut journey times for Westbury passengers

AN improved rail service, increasing the number of trains from Westbury to Swindon (via Trowbridge, Melksham, and Chippenham) will start this month.  First Great Western’s draft timetable has an additional…

New programme to help Westbury students fulfil their potential

Matravers School has launched its new ‘Able, Gifted and Talented’ programme across the school.  This programme is aimed at ensuring that every student, regardless of ability, is fully challenged to…

Westbury’s Christmas countdown 2013

Day of festivities will lead to Christmas lights switch on  ‘Christmas in Westbury’ kicks off in style on Saturday 23rd November with an exciting day of festive events culminating with…

Last chance to comment in Westbury campus consultation

TIME is running out to have your say in the campus consultation, which closes on the 29th November.  A community campus in Westbury will shape the way council services and…

Wiltshire Council – all in this together?

CRITICISM continues to be levelled at Wiltshire councillors who last week voted to increase their allowances.  Just weeks after making 252 council staff redundant, the leader of the council, Jane…

Improved Trans Wilts rail service is on track

AN improved train service between Westbury and Swindon, with additional trains running through Trowbridge, Melksham and Chippenham, could be operating by Christmas. Council leaders gave the go-ahead on 22nd October…

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,…