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Town Council's robust letter to Wiltshire Council on their parking consultation

21-11-2017

  At the Marlborough Town Council planning committee meeting on Monday (November 20), town councillors had before them a letter drafted by the Town Clerk, Mrs Shelley Parker, to Adrian Hampton, Wiltshire Council's Head of Local Highways, about their consultation on raising parking charges - which ends this Thursday.  

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Carers Rights Day: Does your employer care? That’s the £30,000 question

21-11-2017 Jules Stanbridge

  On Carers Rights Day, which this year is on November 24, Wiltshire's Working for Carers scheme is urging people to ask their employer a straightforward question:  'Do you care?'  

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Putting names onto the new part of Marlborough's street map

20-11-2017

As required by Wiltshire Council, Redrow Homes, the owner and developer of the Salisbury Road housing site, has asked Marlborough Town Councillors to suggest ten street names for the new development.

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New Head, New Vision for Pewsey Vale School

20-11-2017 Sue Round

Neil Pritchard, the new headteacher at Pewsey Vale School, is experiencing a very busy first term. As well as the pressures of a new job, his son, baby Austin, was born only weeks ago! 

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Drugs arrest in Aldbourne

20-11-2017

  A man was arrested on possession with intent to supply class B drugs following a warrant in Aldbourne. The 41-year-old man was arrested on 15 November after officers conducted a warrant at the address in Whitley Road, under Section 23 Misuse of Drugs Act on 15 November. ...

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REVIEW: Small earthquake in Wiltshire - two beheaded

20-11-2017

  SMALL EARTHQUAKE IN WILTSHIRE - Seventeenth-century conflict and its resolution - by Eric L Jones (The Hobnob Press - 2017 - £9.95)

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Man arrested following report of burglary in Pewsey

20-11-2017

  Officers responding to a 999 call reporting a burglary in progress at a bakery in Pewsey arrested a man in the early hours of this morning (November 20).  

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BREXIT: there are issues specific to people in our area that will have to be addressed - and that process…

19-11-2017

Marlborough.news has steered clear of the Brexit debate - a largely national and for now, some would say, even a Westminster and Whitehall matter.   We are not going to make a habit of reporting on Brexit pros and process or cons and constraints.But we will keep a watch out for...

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Great Bedwyn: another community in need of affordable homes - but what about its social housing?

19-11-2017

The only additional homes to be built in Great Bedwyn ought to be "small 'affordable' ones".  

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Marlborough St Mary's Primary School and the new crossing point over George Lane: "An accident waiting to happen"

18-11-2017

  The opening of Marlborough St Mary's Primary school has - as was expected -  brought changed patterns of movement as parents and children walk to school.  

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With the Big Give Christmas Challenge donations to local charity Action Through Enterprise can be doubled

Action Through Enterprise (ATE) is a small Ramsbury-based charity fighting poverty in Upper West Ghana.  From next Tuesday (November 26) and for the following week, donations ATE needs to help these children and to help their parents start enterprises to earn money, can attract match-funding that doubles their value.

 

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BREXIT: there are issues specific to people in our area that will have to be addressed - and that process does need watching

Marlborough.news has steered clear of the Brexit debate - a largely national and for now, some would say, even a Westminster and Whitehall matter.   We are not going to make a habit of reporting on Brexit pros and process or cons and constraints.

But we will keep a watch out for some of the less visible Brexit issues that may affect people in our area.  Here, in brief, are three: Honda's future in Swindon, the free movement of horses and policies towards the disabled...

 

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Huge increase in threats to England’s celebrated landscapes from major housing developments

Local residents' campaign at Harwell to stop the proposed 1,000 house development within the North Wessex Downs AONBLocal residents' campaign at Harwell to stop the proposed 1,000 house development within the North Wessex Downs AONBNew independent research [see below*] shows there has been an 82 per cent  increase in new housing units given planning permission in England’s 34 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the past five years, despite the fact that national planning policy gives them 'the highest status of protection' from damaging development.

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MantonFest Pedals for Pudsey!

Team MantonFest whizz past......Team MantonFest whizz past......Earlier this evening (Monday 13 November) members of the MantonFest organising committee headed by Chairman Roger Grant (resplendent in a bright yellow Pudsey Onesie) turned up at the North Swindon Orbital Centre to do their bit for Pudsey and Children in Need.

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Review: Victoria Jinivizian's 'Interior Lives' - rooms we can view at our leisure

Victoria Jinivizian:  Interior, Patrick & Joan Leigh Fermor’s, KardamyliVictoria Jinivizian: Interior, Patrick & Joan Leigh Fermor’s, Kardamyli

This month’s exhibition at the White Horse Gallery presents a series of paintings and drawings of rooms by Victoria Jinivizian. Victoria was trained at the Slade School of Fine Art, exhibits regularly and is an established tutor at the Marlborough College Summer School.

 

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A New Career as a Teacher? Excalibur Teaching School Alliance’s first Cohort of trainees are in the classroom!

l to r:  Oscar Hird, Emma Playfair, James Allen, Julie Gordon, Lauren Sankey, Elena Ramos, Justine Holmes (Professional Tutor), Francis Klememcicl to r: Oscar Hird, Emma Playfair, James Allen, Julie Gordon, Lauren Sankey, Elena Ramos, Justine Holmes (Professional Tutor), Francis KlememcicThe one year graduate School Direct scheme run by the Excalibur Teaching School Alliance (TSA) is off to a flying start.  Based at St John’s, Marlborough (a National Teaching School) and Bath Spa University, the course offers a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as well as the possibility of gaining 60 credits towards a Masters.

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ARK's work for the River Kennet to flow further downstream

 

ARK Chairman Richard Clarke with Judy Pitts & with Dr Rodney Owen JonesARK Chairman Richard Clarke with Judy Pitts & with Dr Rodney Owen JonesAt the AGM of Action for the River Kennet (ARK) its director, Charlotte Hitchmough, announced that, in line with their strategy to become more active in the middle and downstream reaches of the Kennet, they will soon be recruiting a new member of staff to run projects between Hungerford and Reading.

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