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Published on March 25, 2014

Sprinklers save new Westbury waste recycling plant from serious fire

WILTSHIRE Fire & Rescue Service attended a fire at the new multi million pound Hills waste recycling plant at the Northacre Industrial Estate, Westbury. Four fire engines from Trowbridge, Warminster,…

Assurances to public after flies return to Westbury

THE chairman of Westbury Area Board has assured residents that they are doing all they can to avoid huge swarms of flies returning to the town after reports of them…

Farewell to Westbury Infant School Headteacher

Farewell to Westbury Infant School Headteacher

  WESTBURY Infant School’s headteacher, Jan Ball, is leaving at the end of this term, after almost 15 years in the post.   Jan arrived at the school in 1999,…

Westbury country market closes its doors

WESTBURY Country Market is closing its doors after almost 29 years of trading in the Church Hall. They are unable to form a committee to keep going and for a…

Wiltshire Council tax frozen for fourth year running as budget is agreed

WILTSHIRE Council will freeze Council Tax for the fourth year running while continuing to invest in key priorities as its budget for 2014/15 was agreed on 25th February. The continued…

Westbury couple Joy & Les celebrate 65 years together

Westbury couple Joy & Les celebrate 65 years together

A WESTBURY couple are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on 19th March having got married at All Saints Church in 1949.  Les and Joy Pinchin, who have lived in the…

Imber Ultra Marathon 2014

WHEN the date of 9th March 2014 for the inaugural Imber Ultra Marathon was chosen the organisers had no idea what the weather on the day was going to be…

Westbury dog owner urges people to be aware

LOCAL dog owner, Andrew Brooks, is urging people to be aware of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier that attacked his dog Buddy.  Andrew said, “I want everyone to be aware, and…

New Wiltshire councillor for Ethandune Ward

CONSERVATIVE candidate Jerry Wickham has been elected as the Ethandune councillor representing the villages around Westbury on Wiltshire Council. The by election, held on Thursday 6th March, was contested by…

Former teacher at Matravers School and well-known preacher is remembered

FORMER pupils at Matravers School were shocked and saddened to hear of the death of long-serving teacher Roger Simmonds. Roger taught religious education at the Westbury school for 18 years…