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Published on May 21, 2019

Town council provide grants to organisations

WESTBURY Town Council awarded three local organisations grants towards their running costs and entertainment, during the town council meeting on Monday 13th May.  Matravers School was awarded £500 to help…

World War One bell-ringers commemorated by local artist

Westbury artist, Helen Chester, has contributed the cover illustration to a new book that commemorates the men of the Salisbury diocese who were killed in the First World War.  Compiled…

Harry is a swimming success for Team GB

A STUDENT from Fairfield Farm College in Dilton Marsh, Harry Humphries, has been representing Team GB in swimming. The college reports, “Harry was first spotted in April 2017 at a…

Town council to explore future possibilities for derelict pub

WESTBURY Town Council is exploring possibilities to save The Lopes Arms, a historic building in the Market Place, by registering it as a building of community interest.  Councillor Nick Pyne…

Council thanks community groups for litter picks

Westbury Town Council would like to say a big thank you to all who supported the Great British Spring Clean during March and April.  The events were very well attended…

Lily turns light on fifty years of gloving

One of Westbury’s lost industries will come to light when glover, Lily Munday, turns the spotlight on more than half a century of gloving. Lily, who got her first job…

MP writes to ministers about homelessness

LOCAL MP, Andrew Murrison has been looking into rough sleeping in his area and has visited a hostel in Trowbridge run by Wiltshire Council and the charity Alabare, and funded…

Estate agents win British property award

Martin & Co have just won ‘The British Property Award’ for their Westbury branch, run by John and Luke Hames.  Robert McLean from The British Property Awards said, “Martin &…

Another resident questions parking permit increase

RESIDENTS of Warminster Road are still challenging the increase in parking permit charges by Wiltshire Council in Westbury car parks.  In January this year, Warminster Road resident Joanna Howes wrote…

Town councillor resigns due to other commitments

A MEMBER of Westbury Town Council, Sally Hendry, has resigned her position as representative of the Westbury East ward due to her wanting to concentrate on her other volunteer roles across the…

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