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Published on September 28, 2021

First town Chilli Fest is explosive opener for Westbury Festival

Thousands of people flocked to Westbury’s first hosting of the Wiltshire Chilli Festival with Extra Cheese, to mark the opening of the annual Westbury Festival last weekend.  Spice lovers came…

Town council prepares to fight the incinerator

WESTBURY Town Council has made provisional plans to represent the town in the fight against a controversial waste incinerator being built.  The town awaits a decision from Secretary of State,…

Climate Action Forum set up by town council

COUNCILLORS and staff at Westbury Town Council have set up a forum in order to share ideas on how best to prepare Westbury for the effects of climate change.  The…

Westbury Festival

WESTBURY’S fortnight-long arts and culture festival is set to start on 25th September and, with more than 60 events planned, organisers say there is something for everyone. A fantastic programme…

Westbury Heritage back in business

MAYOR cllr Sheila Kimmins faced an unusual ribbon cutting ceremony when she opened Westbury’s new-look heritage centre.  The Victorian cast iron statue of Hercules, which appeared on BBC’s The Repair…

More questions over waste plant smell

LOCAL councillors believe that maintenance work to fix a faulty biofilter at Hills Waste’s Northacre plant could have been completed earlier, saying that the inconvenience caused to Westbury citizens in…

Share your views and help combat climate change

NOW is the time to have your say on how your local authority handles its approach to climate change, as Wiltshire Council is running an engagement exercise over the next month. …

Wiltshire Climate Alliance ask ‘Where is the sense of urgency?’

Wiltshire Climate Alliance (WCA) has issued a response to Wiltshire Council’s climate strategy, suggesting that not enough concrete action have been proposed in order to meet their 2030 carbon neutrality…

Buses to Warminster to leave every 30 mins as part of county upgrade

Wiltshire Council have allocated £675 to improve bus services across the county as part of a larger improvement of transport across in Wiltshire.  The council has selected 34 bus service…

Tribute to community stalwart & poppy appeal organiser, Bill Prior

Tribute to community stalwart & poppy appeal organiser, Bill Prior

WESTBURY’S poppy appeal organiser for over 30 years and prominent member of the community, Bill Prior, has died aged 89.  Bill’s daughter Sara told White Horse News about the ‘amazing…