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I've seen it like this for a few weeks now but I have not yet actually seen it open.
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Been away for a few weeks. Went to the chemist this morning and see the new Fish & Chip restaurant (Harlee's) is either now open or about to open. Had a peek inside and it looks pretty smart. Hope the fish & chips are as good.
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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: New Bypass Thread
« Last post by baldy on August 26, 2020, 16:44:17 PM »
The new Chippenham road is not really part of the A350. It is not about routing through traffic north - south around Chippenham.  It will be a local distributor road which facilitates planned housing developments planned to the east of Chippenham. The main funding sources are quite separate to the sources that apply to the Westbury bypass.

If Chippenham Bypass needed expanding to take more traffic, it would be widened. I can easily see that happening within a decade or so.

The Westbury A350 bypass needs to be justified on its own merits and this has all been explained before.
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Westbury News & Discussion / New Bypass Thread
« Last post by Shizzy on August 26, 2020, 16:11:09 PM »
Looks like Wilts Council are planning another bypass for Chippenham https://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/18677487.council-fire-lack-consultation-75m-a350-plan-chippenham/?action=success#comments-feedback-anchor

Why is a 2nd Chippenham, bypass more important than Weastbury's 1st bypass??
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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Cinder Path
« Last post by baldy on July 26, 2020, 09:49:32 AM »
I've received a letter from the Definitive Maps and Highways Records Manager at Wiltshire Council confirming that the council has now issued an Order to add a length of the cinder track as a Right of Way to the Definitive Map in accordance with the Inspector's decision.

The Order will be advertised on site and in the Warminster Journal in the week ending 07 August 2020.

This Order is a modification to Westbury Path No. 15.

Basically, this path runs alongside the railway from Penleigh Farm to a sharp corner roughly north west of the pedestrian railway crossing off Oldfield Road. The cinder track that was closed off in early 2017 runs from this corner going north and then becomes a tarmacked lane which then runs through to the station car park.

The new right of way is this length of track from the "corner" (Point A on the map in the Order) all along the cinder track north and along the tarmac "sidings yard" road and also all along the rest of the road up to a point in Railway Approach Road  just outside the station main entrance (Point B on the map in the Order).

Obviously, Network Rail is not going to let this slip by without comment or, more lilely, a fierce response and objection .... which will put the whole matter into a legal process to resolve the issue ...
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
https://sway.office.com/46uIki16QwjJebr7?ref=Link

Hope you all enjoy.
   
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