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Published on September 10, 2013

New police point opens at Erlestoke Prison

A new police point has been opened in the grounds of Erlestoke Prison.  The project has been commissioned in a bid to reduce the number of illegal substances entering the…

Westbury housing appeal dismissed

PERSIMMON’S appeal to build up to 29 houses on Fairdown Avenue has been dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate.  It is good news for nearby residents who feared that, had planning…

New platform could come to Westbury station

AN extra platform could be introduced at Westbury Railway Station, after being shortlisted for government funding.  Around £16.9million of government funding will be available for Wiltshire Council to spend on transport…

Opinions on Westbury war memorial revealed

A CONSULTATION to find out if local people want a war memorial back in the Market Place has closed.  551 people responded to the survey, via paper surveys in the…

Dog attacks in the Westbury area

POLICE are appealing for owners to keep their dogs under control, after several  incidents in Westbury and Warminster.  One incident in Saxon Close last month saw a person bitten on the…

Westbury bypass plans still ‘saved’ on council list

A WESTBURY Bypass has not been included on a shortlist of Wiltshire Council’s potential major transport schemes.  However, it was one of the 70 schemes listed by the council when it considered…

Westbury school projects to help promote community spirit and safety

THE BA13 Partnership Meeting, held on 9th May at the Leigh Park Community Centre, heard presentations and discussed ‘Community Safety’ from the Area Community Plan.  Carole King, Chair of BA13+Partnership…

Landmark event for Bratton Silver Band

BRATTON Silver Band was delighted to win 3rd prize at the South West Brass Band Association ‘Own choice’ contest at the Winter Gardens in Weston-Super-Mare on Sunday 19th May. The…

A shire-sized charity cycle for 8-year-old Westbury fundraiser Alfie

EIGHT-year-old Alfie Waker has completed a 35-mile cycle ride  from the Wadworth Brewery in Devizes to HorseWorld at Whitchurch, near Keynsham. Alfie was cycling in support of the charity that…

Westbury granddaughter carries on Dot’s air ambulance legacy

WESTBURY’S Air Ambulance shop has a new manager – Dot Whitehead’s granddaughter Carrie Aldous.  Dot was devoted to the shop she set up 15 years ago, raising over £1.7million for…