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Published on July 29, 2014

Campaign relaunched to name a Westbury road after the late Nigel Gilhespy

Campaign relaunched to name a Westbury road after the late Nigel Gilhespy

Matravers School ‘Class of 94’ has re-launched a campaign to name a road after Nigel Gilhespy, head teacher from 1986 to 2005,  who died in 2006.  Nigel Gilhespy was widely…

Westbury parent carer support group receives grant

Westbury parent carer support group receives grant

WESTBURY Parent Carer Group has received a cheque for £270 from the BA13+ Partnership, to help with their running costs.   The community group, which was founded in 2013, is a…

Commemoration for Westbury bell ringer who died in WW1

Commemoration for Westbury bell ringer who died in WW1

All Saints Westbury Bell Ringers are holding a special long length composition to commemorate a Westbury bell ringer who died in World War One. Herbert Frederick “Fred” Kerley, who was…

Planning permission given for Hawkeridge business park despite strong local opposition

Outline planning permission has been given for a 35-acre business park at Mill Lane, Hawkeridge, despite strong local opposition. Residents of Hawkeridge had formed an action group to oppose the…

Matravers gears up for budding engineers

Matravers gears up for budding engineers

PUPILS from Matravers School recently took part in a series of engineering taster workshops delivered by careers service, Tomorrow’s Engineers. The year nine pupils got involved with presentations and activities…

Chernobyl Children visit the White Horse Model Railway

Children visiting Wiltshire with the Chernobyl Children in Need charity have continued their holiday, visiting a number of locations throughout the South West including a day out at Westbury’s White…

Westbury poem could be the £1,000 winner

A poem about Westbury or another town in the local area could win £1,000 in a free poetry competition. Entry is completely free and anyone, young or old, can have…

Westbury man is guest at Korean Vets’ dinner at Tower of London

Westbury man is guest at Korean Vets’ dinner at Tower of London

Korean War veteran Ron Roberts of Westbury spent the weekend of 11th  and 12th July in the Tower of London as a guest of the Royal Fusiliers, City of London…

Memorial bench for Westbury man

Memorial bench for Westbury man

  A memorial bench has been installed in Westbury to commemorate well-known resident Graham ‘Grassy’ Freeman who died earlier this year. His brothers approached Westbury Town Council asking if a…

Westbury artist needs you!

Westbury artist needs you!

Westbury artist, Helen Chester, is looking for families from Westbury and the surrounding area with old photographs of a family member that fought in the Great War, and would be…