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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Our white horse
« Last post by Bob DeBilda on July 14, 2018, 23:20:39 PM »
I wasn’t even drunk!
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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: High street
« Last post by Debs on July 14, 2018, 12:41:06 PM »
I popped into the high street for the first time yesterday in well over a month or so . Wanted to use the cashpoint machine. Found the bank empty and the cashpoint no more.  I knew it was coming and was going to close  but had forgotten it was so soon.    Hopefully when  the kebab shop and new fish and chip shop opens they will bring more trade to the high street... not the shops we need really but could bring more people to the high street.
 Not many shops there i would use these days.. dont have newspapers or smoke so dont use mcolls...  dont use kevins menswear.... the betting shop ... the dry cleaners... the estate agents .... the cafes ....
I do however use  cards plus and miles of value at times when i need to and will walk around the charity shops on odd occasions. Have been in the indian resturant and the cake shop too at times.   2 shops i use in the whole of our high street isnt good i know .

As i go to trowbridge and back twice a day taking my partner to work  and back and also visiting my daughter and babies i find it easier to pop into home bargains and b n m and aldi as im passing through at just after 7.30 am ...just have to sit in the car umtil they open at 8am  yes i know im  not supporting out shops i know which is a shame . But no shops i want to use and not open when im up and around. I have a few mobility issues st the moment as those who have seen me know i now get about with a walking stick. If i want to do something or go somewhere im better off in the mornings. The earlier the better. My mobility is better and not in as much pain.
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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Our white horse
« Last post by DORIAN on July 13, 2018, 16:19:20 PM »
of he goes again on drunken football fans
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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: World Cup
« Last post by Shizzy on July 13, 2018, 08:26:45 AM »


Let's hope they put it over the French.



Bloody hope so!
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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Our white horse
« Last post by baldy on July 12, 2018, 23:48:24 PM »
That was before the town council had established a close working relationship with Historic England which now allows a relatively smooth approval process each time the council wants the horse cleaned at any time before Historic England would do it (which means waiting many years otherwise).

This time, the town council has only recently funded a new clean up with many local partners doing the work.

Historic England owns and controls what happens to the horse, so when they say they want the cross removed ... it will be removed without debate .......... and without asking drunken footie fans or other folk what do they think ......
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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Our white horse
« Last post by John GL on July 12, 2018, 23:30:53 PM »
The Council wasn't so prompt with the vandals who painted "Stop the War" slogans on the White Horse... that was there for a considerable time and was a lot worse than the obviously temporary (and patriotic) cling film.
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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: World Cup
« Last post by John GL on July 12, 2018, 23:23:32 PM »
Anyway we're out now. A good first half but outclassed in the second half and extra time. Croatia deserved the win and wish them well in the final. A good World Cup though for the England team to consolidate and develop

Agreed absolutely!  Let's hope they put it over the French.

On South American teams, remember the Argentinians in 1966?  The dirtiest team ever - even tried to attack the England players in their dressing-room after the game.
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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Our white horse
« Last post by baldy on July 12, 2018, 12:35:50 PM »
It is the Westbury White Horse which faces Westbury.

Westbury Parish used to be much larger 200 years ago and included what is now known as Bratton, Heywood and Dilton Marsh. So, when the modern layout of parish boundaries occurred, the new boundary happened to put the horse figure into Bratton Parish, but the figure is still called Westbury White Horse.

The whole point of Westbury Town council helping out with maintaining the look of the horse figure is that this benefits Westbury.  the white Horse is the local icon to Westbury. It is perfectly normal for a town council to spend money on projects that benefit the town, whether the location of the project is in or outside the parish boundary.

Just ignore the parish boundary. Bratton Parish Council would certainly not contribute any money as it has next to none, being so small, and because it knows the horse does not face Bratton and it does face and benefit Westbury.
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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: World Cup
« Last post by Shizzy on July 12, 2018, 10:58:45 AM »
Anyway we're out now. A good first half but outclassed in the second half and extra time. Croatia deserved the win and wish them well in the final. A good World Cup though for the England team to consolidate and develop
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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Our white horse
« Last post by Shizzy on July 12, 2018, 10:31:05 AM »
Is the White Horse not in Bratton Parish Council area? If so why are Westbury Town Council getting involved?
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