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Published on July 17, 2018

New shop owner keeps sweet tradition alive in Westbury

THE sweet shop on Maristow Street has been transformed into ‘Dollies & Bears Sweet Shop’ where owner, Simon Dolbear, hopes to bring a blast from the past and keep a…

Disappointment as Wiltshire Council votes against planting more trees

Wiltshire Councilhas voted against backing a Lib Dem proposal to advocate a minimum of a 25% canopy of trees to be planted in any new housing estate. Despite gaining cross-party…

“Foal play” as Westbury hits the headlines

PATRIOTIC pride was high on the hills of Westbury last week as a make-shift England flag was created using red plastic on top of the White Horse, making national newspaper…

Recycle more plastic from home with new scheme

WILTSHIRE Council has introduced a new recycling scheme where you can recycle a wider variety of materials including food and drink cartons, as well as plastic pots, tubs and trays. From…

Former Mayor remembered

FORMER mayor of Westbury, John Clegg, who served the town as mayor over two separate years in 1997 and 2000, died on Thursday 5th July after battling serious health problems. John,…

Westbury welcomes new councillor

A NEW councillor has been elected to the Westbury West ward of the town council after a three-way election on Thursday 12th July, where Joshua Charles, Lib Dem, was elected…

Westbury project bridges childcare skills gap

Six new learners from Westbury celebrated the completion of a new childcare course, thanks to joint funding of more than £8,000 from the Westbury Area Board and Sovereign Housing. With…

Community comes together to clear potential play area

RESIDENTS of Heywood and Hawkeridge villages came together to clear the overgrown playing field known as the Glebe Land, with help from local businesses in the hopes to transform it…

Man arrested after pursuit following van theft in Westbury

A man has been arrested following a police pursuit after a van was stolen in Westbury. Police were called at 8.20am on Monday 16th July by the owner of the…

Volunteers praised for keeping villages tidy

This year’s Best Kept Village award first round results have revealed Edington as the winners in the medium-sized village in the West Wiltshire category; the village will now take part…

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