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Published on October 22, 2013

War on overweight vehicles on Westbury bridge

War on overweight vehicles on Westbury bridge

A LOCAL councillor has set out to tackle the persistant problem of overweight vehicles using Station Road Bridge, highlighting that many vehicles ignore the restrictions every day.  Cllr David Jenkins…

Wiltshire Council responds to claims it is ruining Westbury

WILTSHIRE Council has responded to claims by a senior government minister that town centres are being ruined by high parking charges.  Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities, accused local…

Outline application for 220 homes in Westbury is submitted

AN outline planning application for up to 220 houses off The Mead has been submitted to Wiltshire Council.   The site borders the A350, the railway line, and  would be…

New minibus for village communities near Westbury

New minibus for village communities near Westbury

THE villages of Edington, Coulston, Bratton and Erlestoke are now using their new community minibus, which serves many village groups and individuals.   The minibus has been upgraded to a…

Wiltshire Council leader confident of Trowbridge maternity unit opening

THE leader of Wiltshire Council says she is confident that Trowbridge Birthing Centre will fully reopen to expectant mothers in the area, following a meeting with the NHS Foundation Trust.…

‘New operational model’ for Westbury’s community campus

HOW will Westbury’s community campus be managed? In 2010, Wiltshire Council’s review of leisure facilities proposed that Westbury should step forward and run its own facilities through ‘community ownership’ –…

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…