Westbury is situated below the vast chalk escarpment on the edge of Salisbury Plain. The parishes of Bratton, Edington, Tinhead and Coulston, Dilton Marsh, Hawkeridge and Heywood surround the town. The community area spans 73km2 most of which is rural with Westbury town in the centre.
Westbury Community Area has an abundance of wildlife and areas of historical interest. Bratton Camp, close to the White Horse, contains Neolithic remains dating from 3500 B.C. Roman artefacts found around the community area suggest a large amount of Romano-British settlement in the area dating from the 1st to 5th centuries A.D.
The community area is home to the famous Westbury White Horse, which is carved into the chalk escarpment overlooking the town. Westbury boasts a Georgian market square and some fine Victorian buildings. For a smaller town, Westbury has good rail links to other parts of the country, being on the Bristol line and having express trains from London to the West Country stop here.
Wiltshire as a whole is a fairly affluent local authority, however there are pockets of deprivation. A map of deprivation in Westbury Community Area is provided below.
The Index of Multiple Deprivation uses a collection of indicators grouped into seven Deprivation Domains to provide a relative estimate of deprivation within England. These domains are weighted to indicate their impact on deprivation and are collated to provide a single Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD).
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The information pack highlights key data across 9 different themes for Westbury Community Area. You can download a PDF version of the information pack by clicking below.