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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Heritage Centre
« Last post by baldy on May 20, 2020, 10:59:41 AM »
I think I recall reading in WHN some time ago that it is moving to the first floor of the Library. Some folk expressed dismay that there is no lift in the Library, but the Heritage Society needs to move the Centre to save money as their funds are very hard pressed even with help from  the town council on the rent. Part of the problem is that membership has dwindled and the cost of the shop was way more than just the rent, which the town council covers.
Westbury News & Discussion / Heritage Centre
« Last post by Shizzy on May 20, 2020, 10:03:12 AM »
Just seen a to let board outside the Heritage Centre. Is it moving or closing?
Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Westbury Town Council Spring 2020 News Letter.
« Last post by Shizzy on May 08, 2020, 19:40:03 PM »
Thank you Michael, very informative. I do like the use of Microsoft Sway, I've not heard of it before but looks ideal for this sort of thing.
Westbury News & Discussion / Westbury Town Council Spring 2020 News Letter.
« Last post by Michael on May 07, 2020, 18:02:51 PM »
The Westbury Town Council News Letter is usually printed and delivered with the Whitehorse News however due to "Lockdown" this, the Spring Edition, is online.

Hope you all enjoy.
Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Cinder Path
« Last post by baldy on April 14, 2020, 14:21:20 PM »
Wiltshire Council's rights of way team and relevant directors originally declined the application by me for a right of way claim even though I had provided 13 witness statements confirming use of the blocked track / lane during the 20 years prior to the 2016 blockage.

I appealed to the Planning Inspectorate and the appeal decision, after a long delay, has gone against the council with the Inspector telling WC to make an Order which starts the process for creating the new right of way.

My legal adviser, Francis Morland, thinks it will all get legally complicated as soon as the Order is made as Network Rail will probably object and start a legal row ...
Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Cinder Path
« Last post by Al on April 14, 2020, 13:58:06 PM »
Surely the correct thing for Network Rail to do here isn't to close a RoW as they have made it dangerous, but to solve the danger problem? Build a dedicated footway separated form the lorries, for example.

Allowing a closure just sets a bad precedent. Don't like the footpath across your land, simple, build an archery range over it and claim it is dangerous. Its good to se Wiltshire council making the correct decision, but really, what took it so long and why are Network Rail even allowed to get away with this crap in the first place?
I've received an email from the Planning Inspector which confirms the appeal has been part allowed.

Cutting to the chase, the inspector has told Wiltshire Council to issue an Order within 12 months (longer than normal due to Covid-19) to make the part of the cinder track that is blocked and the lane between the station car park and the blocked part all a right of way on the Definitive Map (which records the right of ways).

Unfortunately, this would not necessarily be the end of this as we expect Network Rail to then object again and set off more complex legal argument etc etc ...
General Discussion / Re: A little Amusement. From Ronnie Barker.
« Last post by DORIAN on April 07, 2020, 10:01:55 AM »
classic, utterly classic, thanks for brightening the day
General Discussion / A little Amusement. From Ronnie Barker.
« Last post by Maxi on April 06, 2020, 17:22:40 PM »
It is with great sadness that I have to mention the loss of a few local businesses. A local Bra Shop has gone bust, a Mining Company has gone under, a manufacturer of food blenders has gone into liquidation, a Dog Kennels has had to call in the retrievers, an origami book company has folded, An Ariel Installation company has called in the receivers, A Key Company has gone into lockdown, A Watchsmith has wound down and called time, an Iceland store has had its assets frozen, a Shoe Factory has been soled and employees given the boot, the Heinz factory has been canned as they couldn't ketchup with orders, the tarmac company has reached the end of the road, the bread company has run out of dough, the laundrette has been taken to the cleaners and finally the AA Recovery Service are on their way to a breakdown. :laugh: :laugh:
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