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Published on December 4, 2013

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,…

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…