Council Offices & The Laverton

The Laverton is an imposing (Grade II listed) Victorian building built by Abraham Laverton in 1873, it is now owned by the Laverton Institute charitable trust. Since 2003 Westbury Town Council has been the sole trustee of the Trust when the building was taken over from the West Wiltshire District Council. Westbury Town Council offices are housed within the building.

Work was started to modify the building for 21st Century use, making the Laverton building more accessible for community uses. Two main heritage elements are presented throughout and within the building, namely the history of Westbury and also the Laverton Story.

For more information visit the The Laverton website and contact the team.

Warm spaces this winter at The Laverton

Westbury Town Council is joining a growing number of councils and government bodies opening its doors and offering people a safe, warm place to drop in for a few hours of the day during the winter months.
Everyone has a right to be warm so public spaces such as community centres, churches, and libraries are being used as ‘warm spaces’, allowing people who may be struggling to heat their homes this winter to gather inside the public buildings.
Deborah Urch, Town Clerk said: “The Laverton will be open from 9.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday from Monday 3rd October 2022 through to the end of March and everyone is welcome to drop in for a few hours or for the full day. We have free Wifi for guests and will also make hot drinks available each morning and afternoon.”
“We understand this is a worrying time for people and we will do what we can to support residents. Our community room will be a warm and welcoming space and is open to all.”

The Laverton is located on Bratton Road, Westbury, just a short walk from the town centre.
For further information call 01373 822126 / 822232 🫖 ☕️ 🥰

Wiltshire Council have created an online community directory to help people find warm spaces and community food providers:

Warm Spaces This Winter
The Laverton