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Marlborough Community and Youth centre launched...unwrapped...opened

16-12-2017

The stream of visitors, members of youth groups keen to get back into the centre, younger siblings, representatives of Marlborough College and many other donors like the Rotary, Lions and Strakers, Tesco, Santa Claus, the local police, supporters - lots of supporters, parents, town council staff and councillors - they...

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Will Wiltshire Council take action on new primary school’s crossing?

15-12-2017

Claire Perry MP wants Wiltshire Council to take 'urgent action' on the traffic and parking issues at the new Marlborough St Mary's primary school.

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Spate of thefts of caravans in Wiltshire - including the Marlborough area - brings police warning

15-12-2017 Crime Correspondent

    On Thursday (December 14), Wiltshire Police issued this notice:  "We are urging caravan owners to be vigilant and take steps to improve security following a number of thefts across the county.""Between 3 and 4 November, two caravans were stolen from a storage yard in Marlborough Road in Swindon after the...

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The best kind of early Christmas present! Friday is unwrapping day for the new look Marlborough Community and Youth Centre…

14-12-2017

Friday (December 15) is the big day - the unwrapping of the refurbished and newly equipped Marlborough Community and Youth Centre.  And it has all been done in just less than six months.

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Claire Perry draws the winners for Pewsey Vale's Small Business Saturday prizes

14-12-2017

Claire Perry MP pulled the winning names out of the Santa sack for the Free Prize Draw run by the Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership which celebrates Small Business Saturday.

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Witness to historical facts

13-12-2017 David Sherratt

Sirs,With reference to a recent obituary read on marlborough.news:Lest it become established fact and some antiquarian or historian of 2097 refers to marlborough.news as their source of information on Marlborough's twentieth century, could I mention that no copy King John's 1204 is currently known to exist and so it could...

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No excuse for the Postman: New street to be named after Marlborough hero commemorated on a special WW1 stamp

11-12-2017

One of the ten names have selected by the Town Council for the new street names within the Salisbury Road development is of WW1 nursing hero, Elsie Knocker, who has been commemorated along with fellow nurse, Mairi Chisholm by the Royal Mail on one of their First World War –...

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Savernake Death Crash: Ramsbury man sentenced to six years for causing death by dangerous driving

11-12-2017 Court Reporter

  A Wiltshire man has been jailed for six years for killing a female pedestrian while speeding on the A4 out of Marlborough.

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Tony Skittrall: Marlborough Town Clerk between 1983 and 1998

11-12-2017 Nigel Kerton

Marlborough is mourning the death of former Town Clerk Tony Skittrall who died peacefully at his George Lane home on Monday 4 December, surrounded by his family.

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As Home-Start Kennet celebrates its thirtieth birthday - there's a call for new trustees

11-12-2017

Local charities like Home-Start Kennet cannot exist without a strong and committed board of trustees.  After thirty years helping families in the area, they have extended their reach and need new trustees to help support this work.  

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Marlborough developer wins What House? sustainable house builder of the year

 

Paul Cooper of Linden Homes, Adrian Talbotfrom category sponsor Show House, Greg Locke and Tom Nicholson of Linden Homes, and guest speaker Rob Brydon. Photograph courtesy of Philippa Gedge PhotographyPaul Cooper of Linden Homes, Adrian Talbotfrom category sponsor Show House, Greg Locke and Tom Nicholson of Linden Homes, and guest speaker Rob Brydon. Photograph courtesy of Philippa Gedge PhotographyThe house builder behind the Ridgeway Manor development at Ogbourne St George has been named as Sustainable Developer of the Year at the What House? Awards.

Winning gold, Linden Homes was praised not only for its environmental efforts around the country but also its hard work to bring social benefits to the wider communities where it builds.

In fact, by refusing to award runner-up silver or bronze medals, the judges lifted up Linden Homes as the only entrant to “demonstrate a clear understanding of company-wide sustainability policies and goals or how they may be implemented”.

The judges commented this time: “Sustainability is about more than solar panels, airtightness and insulation – it is a way of thinking.

“Linden Homes understands this and, through a systematic approach, is doing everything it can to ensure sustainable thinking permeates every level of its business and every action it takes.

“Indeed, sustainability is seen as a vital part of the company’s strategy for growth and a way of making it a smarter business.”

The Farmhouse at Ridgeway ManorThe Farmhouse at Ridgeway ManorLinden Homes Thames Valley managing director, Peter Carpinelli, said: “We understand that people want to move into communities not just homes, so we put environmental and social sustainability at the heart of everything we do as a housebuilder.

“It’s very encouraging that our strong focus has been recognised by the industry and shown to be market leading. This result adds to other accolades we have won for sustainability and will give even greater confidence to our customers.”

Awarding Linden Homes gold for Sustainable Developer of the Year, the judges added: “Over the past year Linden Homes has recorded significant successes. The company has exceeded targets for carbon and waste reduction, introduced measures to shrink its environmental footprint, health and safety, helping young people into work, a strong commitment to community engagement and a determination to build sustainable communities, all contribute to making Linden Homes a worthy winner of this award.”

Linden Homes is building on its green credentials after also winning Developer of the Year title at the New Energy and Cleantech Awards 2014.

 

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