Women unite in World Walk day

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Bratton WI will be joining in Women Walk the World day on May 1 by doing two walks around the village to raise money for the Associated Countrywomen of the World.

Dilton Marsh Post Office is scheduled to open next month as store proves popular

Wiltshire Times: Matt Lawes of Dilton Marsh Village Store which opened for business this week 						 	      Photo: Glenn Phillips (49300-1)

2:46pm Thursday 17th April 2014

After months without a convenience shop or post office, excited villagers welcomed back the new-look Dilton Marsh Village Store at its grand opening last Friday.

Edington villager features in BBC2's Great British Menu

Wiltshire Times: Edington villager Vera Tottingham was featured in BBC2 programme Great British Menu this week

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Edington villager Vera Tottingham was featured in BBC2 programme Great British Menu this week, when her granddaughter-in-law competed in the north-west heats of the competition.

Grenade found in Bratton safely dealt with

Wiltshire Times: The training grenade found near the roadside in Bratton

7:57pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Trowbridge Road in Bratton has now been reopened after a discarded military grenade was discovered in a field.

Police close road in Bratton as grenade found

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

6:49pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Police have closed part of Trowbridge Road in Bratton, reportedly because a grenade has been found.

Westbury trading estate reopened after unexploded shell recovered

Wiltshire Times: Brook Lane Industrial Estate re-opened after an unexploded shell was recovered

6:54pm Monday 14th April 2014

A Westbury trading estate has been reopened after a military shell was unearthed there tonight.

Kissing gates make way for stiles in Westbury and war memorial will be repaired

Wiltshire Times: Games evening at Abbots Langley Royal British Legion

7:40pm Monday 14th April 2014

Kissing gates will soon be replacing stiles on rights of way in and around Westbury, after area board councillors agreed to spend £3,000 on the project at a meeting held last Thursday.

Road closed as military shell found at Westbury trading estate

Wiltshire Times: Swindon police advice after two girls fall foul of internet

6:21pm Monday 14th April 2014

Police have blocked access to a Westbury trading estate, after receiving reports of a suspicious package.

Westbury mum's kidney swop hope as donor emerges

Wiltshire Times: Julie Francis-Lang of Westbury who is waiting for a kidney transplant, pictured  with her children Gary, 15, Courtney, 17, and Mica, 19

8:37am Friday 11th April 2014

A potential kidney donor has come forward after reading of the plight of Kingsdown School dinner lady Julie Francis-Lang in the Wiltshire Times.

Teenage motorist collides with parked Porsche in Westbury

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

10:14am Monday 7th April 2014

A Teenage driver crashed his car into a parked Porsche in Westbury at 6.15pm yesterday.

Wedding gift firm in Westbury move

Wiltshire Times: Wedding gift firm in Westbury move

3:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Wedding gift specialist Prezola is moving to larger premises on the Woodlands Industrial Estate in Eden Vale Road, Westbury, having outgrown its Trowbridge base.

Boxes in mind at Heywood event

Wiltshire Times: The walk formed part of the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk initiative.

1:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

‘Memory boxes’ will be made at a craft session in Westbury next week, organised by Alzheimer’s Support.

Westbury Brownies get buffing for big birthday

Wiltshire Times: 1st Westbury Brownies with the mayor's chair at the Laverton, gleaming after they gave it a good polish

9:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

The 1st Westbury Brownies recently visited the Laverton Insitute in Westbury, where they cleaned and polished the mayor's chair and the stair bannisters, and met the mayor David Windess.

Bratton band hits the highs in contest

Wiltshire Times: Bratton Silver Band at Westbury Library

10:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Bratton Silver Band is celebrating one of the biggest achievements in its history, after qualifying for the third section of the National Brass Band Championships for the first time.

Westbury mums treated by school to a special day

Wiltshire Times: Enjoying the special occasion are, front from left, Claire Hudd and son Brandon, Sarah Long and daughter Maisie, Carolyn Ware and daughter Katie and Kath Randall and daughter Lucy

5:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

Mothers of pupils at Westbury Junior School were given a free lunch last Friday, as a thank you from the school ahead of Mother’s Day on Sunday.

Dilton Marsh post office gets reopening date

Wiltshire Times: Residents urged to have their say on Post Office proposals for east Cleveland village

3:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

Dilton Marsh Village Store is being officially opened on Wednesday.

Westbury pupils bring war alive

Wiltshire Times: From left: Tia Fear, Maddie Strout, Anna Coulson, Chloe May (front), Phoebe Strout and Caitlin Savage have a created a documentary called Virtual Landscapes

5:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Youngsters from Westbury Youth Centre have produced an animated film and documentary about the military war badges on the hillside at Fovant as part of a six-month project.

Extra help from Westbury Friends for vulnerable

Wiltshire Times: Westbury League of Friends presents a cheque to Westbury Crosspoint. Pictured are Kathryn Cundrick, Erica Watson, Dai Davies, Peter Baker, Sheila Stafford and Shirley Baker

2:30pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A donation of £1,000 from The League of Friends of Westbury will help charity Crosspoint continue to offer its vital services.

Westbury start for Cathedrals Express steam trip

Wiltshire Times: TRACK SEASON: Last summer saw the Cathedrals Express visit Weymouth and this year  The Weymouth Seaside Express and The Dorset Coast Express will come to the town

12:36pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Passengers on The Cathedrals Express next Thursday can travel on the first steam train to pass along the Dawlish sea wall since the devastating storm damage closed the line for several weeks.

Information on services for young people at next Westbury Area Board

Wiltshire Times: Conservative candidate wins Ethandune by-election

4:21pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Plans to change the way services for young people are provided will be up for discussion when Westbury Area Board meets next week.

Westbury headteacher to step down after 15 years

Wiltshire Times: Jan Ball and pupils at Westbury Infants' School

8:29am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Headteacher Jan Ball said an emotional farewell to pupils and staff at Westbury Infants’ School this week after 15 years leading the school.

Murderer of Bratton solicitor loses court appeal to clear name

Wiltshire Times: Jim Ward

3:08pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A businessman facing life in prison for the murder of a Wiltshire solicitor today failed in a Court of Appeal bid to clear his name.

Westbury market forced to fold after 29 years

Wiltshire Times: At the last market day are, from left, chairman Pam Begernie,  Lyn McGill, Stella Burfitt, controller Mary Kneen, Cynthia Hogbin and Meirwen Button

8:51am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Westbury Country Market puled down its shutters for good on Friday after almost 29 years of trading in All Saints’ Church Hall.

Peer gives lesson in business at Westbury school

Wiltshire Times: From left, head Dr Simon Riding, Lord Sharman, head boy Daniaal Ahmed-Sheehan and head girl Paige Bowyer

11:00am Sunday 30th March 2014

Matravers School in Westbury welcomed Lord Sharman as part of the Speakers for Schools programme.

First shoots of spring greet Westbury Walkers

Wiltshire Times: Westbury Walkers

10:30am Sunday 30th March 2014

It was an unseasonally warm and sunny day when 22 members of the Westbury Walkers set out on a nine-mile walk led by Judy Hosegood, on the edge of the Mendips.

Beckington choir hits right note at festival

Wiltshire Times: Choir hits right note at festival

10:00am Sunday 30th March 2014

The choir at Springmead School, Beckington, took the winners’ cup in the Roundabout class in the recent Mid Somerset Festival.

Window on wartime in Dilton Marsh

Wiltshire Times: Dilton Marsh History Group’s Eileen Noble, chairman Alison Irving and treasurer Graham Noble   Photo: Trevor Porter (48531)

10:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Dilton Marsh History Society will be exploring what it was like to live in the village during the Second World War, after being awarded a grant for £17,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Westbury mayor rewards top volunteers with awards

Wiltshire Times: site_logo

7:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Volunteers in Westbury were recognised at the town’s annual civic awards at The Laverton on March 14, with Mayor David Windess presenting the awards to four locals.

Do you know man caught on CCTV after Tesco Express scam?

Wiltshire Times: Police have issued CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after £290 was scammed from the Tesco Express store in Westbury

9:48am Thursday 27th March 2014

Police have issued CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after £290 was scammed from the Tesco Express store in Trowbridge Road, Westbury.

Westbury drug dealer caught with almost £2,000 worth of ecstasy jailed

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

8:01am Wednesday 26th March 2014

A drug dealer caught with almost £2,000 worth of ecstasy in crystal form has been jailed for two and a half years.

Westbury Leigh Primary School holds mini Olympics for Sport Relief

Wiltshire Times: Competitors prepare for egg and spoon race

4:03pm Monday 24th March 2014

Pupils and staff at Westbury Leigh Primary School got into the spirit of Sports Relief on Friday by holding a mini Olympics to raise money for the charity.

Sunrise Festival not returning to Chapmanslade this year

Wiltshire Times: Organisers of the Sunrise Festival have been granted a licence

11:11am Monday 24th March 2014

Sunrise Festival will not be returning to Thoulstone Park Golf Course in Chapmanslade this year, after organisers announced that the annual event is moving to the Chepstow Estate, near Bristol, from May 29 to June 1.

All dressed up for book day at Westbury Leigh

Wiltshire Times: Staff at Westbury Leigh school

11:00am Sunday 23rd March 2014

Children and staff at Westbury Leigh Primary dressed up as their favourite book characters for World Book Day on March 6.

Police appeal over Westbury changing room thefts

Wiltshire Times: Swindon police advice after two girls fall foul of internet

1:06pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Police are investigating six reported thefts from the changing room area of Leighton Recreation Centre in Westbury on Saturday.

Network Rail day in Westbury gets careers on track

Wiltshire Times: Network Rail staff demonstrate how stressed rails are replaced

4:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Network Rail welcomed prospective apprentices and their families to its depot in Westbury on Saturday for a demonstration of the opportunities available in the railway industry.

Firefighters and staff praised by Hills after Westbury blaze

Wiltshire Times: Mike Webster, group director of Hills Waste Solutions

1:32pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Firefighters and staff have been praised by the head of Hills, the operator of the waste treatment plant at Northacre Industrial Estate in Westbury, after a fire broke out at 8.30pm yesterday.

Firefighters tackle blaze in new Hills recycling plant

Wiltshire Times: Firefighters tackle blaze in new Hills recycling plant

9:02am Wednesday 19th March 2014

Wiltshire firefighters tackled a blaze at the new multi-million pound Hills waste recycling plant at the Northacre Industrial Estate, Westbury last night.

Firefighters called to incident at Westbury recycling plant

Wiltshire Times: Firefighters at the recycling plant

9:57pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Firefighters tackled a fire in the roof of Hill's Waste recycling plant this evening.

Volunteers wanted for Westbury HGV watch

Wiltshire Times: Cllr David Jenkins, front, and Primmers Place resident Clive Sutterly on Station Road railway bridge

5:34pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Heavy vehicles’ registration details are already being noted by volunteers at Station Road Bridge in Westbury, after the town’s new lorry watch group was launched last week.

Bratton donations lead to vans heading to Somerset flood victims

Wiltshire Times: Somerset floods November 2012.

6:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Two vans brimming with clothes, bedding, homeware and toys have been taken to Somerset’s flood victims following a donation in Bratton.

Westbury housing plan gets go-ahead despite fears

Wiltshire Times: David Jenkins

12:00pm Sunday 16th March 2014

PLANS for up to 220 homes on land north of The Mead in Westbury have been given the go ahead – despite concerns over road safety and traffic congestion.

Medieval day when Westbury pupils played lords, ladies and knights of old

Wiltshire Times: Jousting

11:00am Sunday 16th March 2014

Children at Bitham Brook Primary School in Westbury recently held a medieval day.

Westbury students’ canal run raises £540 for cancer aid

Wiltshire Times: Rory Tucker, left, and George Beer celebrate their canal fundraiser and inset on the run

10:00am Sunday 16th March 2014

Matravers students George Beer and Rory Tucker completed a canal run from Bradford on Avon to Devizes on February 24 in aid of cancer research.

Westbury air charity celebrates sweet 16th

Wiltshire Times: Westbury air charity celebrates sweet 16th

2:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

Westbury’s Wiltshire Air Ambulance Supporters’ Shop celebrated its 16th anniversary on Saturday as shoppers joined staff for a coffee morning.

Westbury station manager chuffed with rail award

Wiltshire Times: Westbury Station manager Nicholas Reid was a Rail Business Awards winner

8:00am Friday 14th March 2014

Westbury Railway Station manager Nicholas Reid said he has learned from the best, after receiving an award for Young Professional of the Year at the Rail Business Awards.

Roadworks to start at Edington

Wiltshire Times: Roadworks are due to start on Monday

3:40pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Work is due to start on the B3098 in Edington, on the Westbury Road to Edington Priory and Lower Road, on March 24.

UKIP deputy leader heads for Melksham

Wiltshire Times: MEP Paul Nuttall

3:50pm Thursday 13th March 2014

UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall MEP is speaking at a public meeting in Melksham on Friday, March 28.

Jail sentences for trio caught trying to throw drugs into Erlestoke Prison

Wiltshire Times: Erlestoke Prison near Westbury

9:00am Tuesday 11th March 2014

Three people have been jailed after they were caught about to throw drugs over the fence at Erlestoke Prison.

Times reporter gets revealing glimpse of Stepping Stones' work

Wiltshire Times: You can do your bit to help the Wiltshire Time’s Give us a chance appeal

3:00pm Friday 7th March 2014

After spending a month writing Give Us a Chance appeal stories and hearing so many people praising the good work Trowbridge children’s centre Stepping Stones does, I felt it was time I saw what they do first-hand.

Wheelchair-bound Westbury mum completes Bath Half fundraiser

Wiltshire Times: You can do your bit to help the Wiltshire Time’s Give us a chance appeal

2:00pm Friday 7th March 2014

WESTBURY mum Lisa Mead-Smith and her family raised £650 for Trowbridge charity Stepping Stones when they took part in the Bath Half Marathon’s family fun run on Sunday.




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