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Published on February 13, 2018

Neglected Quaker graveyard reveals a piece of local history

PLANS by Westbury Leos, the youth section of Westbury Lions, to tidy the 300-year-old Quaker burial ground in the town has led to the discovery of some long-forgotten history about the founder…

Local MP shows support for a western Westbury bypass

NEWS of possible funding for a Westbury bypass has received the support of local MP Andrew Murrison, who has suggested that a western bypass could be the answer to Westbury’s traffic congestion.…

Town councillors take on board residents’ concern over Matravers School building

WESTBURY Town Council has voted to support the application to build a new three-storey teaching block at Matravers School, but their approval was subject to conditions, after councillors listened to…

Town Council continues objections over development at sailing lake

WESTBURY Town Council has stated further objections to the proposal of 300 new homes on the land at Westbury sailing lake, based on matters relating to appearance, layout, landscaping and…

Westbury bypass back on the agenda

A BYPASS for Westbury has returned to the spotlight after it was revealed that the A350 could be in line for extra funding as part of Government plans for a ‘major…

Two hours’ free parking to remain for another year

FREE parking in Westbury town centre will remain for another year, despite an increase in parking charges enforced by Wiltshire Council across the county. In June last year, Westbury Town…

Town Council agree increase in local tax

WESTBURY Town Council has agreed that from April there will be a 16.88% increase of the town’s precept, due to the increase of services being taken over from Wiltshire Council.…

Who deserves to be Westbury’s Person of the Year 2017?

Nominations are now open for the Westbury Person of the Year award. The competition, run by the White Horse News, will recognise a resident who has made a real contribution…

Westbury ‘completely let down’ over leisure plans

WESTBURY’S Mayor has criticised Wiltshire Council’s decision to not proceed with  building 19 campuses across the county, leaving Westbury without any new or improved leisure and community facilities. At the…

Taller chimney for waste treatment plant

NORTHACRE Renewable Energy has announced that they intend to apply for permission to make amendments to their existing plans for a waste treatment plant, which includes an increase to the height…