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Cleaner jailed for two and a half years for stealing from workplaces

18-10-2018 Court Reporter

A cleaner has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after he pinched jewellery from two houses he was working at.  Danny Avis was on his second day in the role for a friend's family business when he helped himself to the gems.    

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Photographs ‘From Wiltshire woods to the Cornish coast’: a White Horse Gallery exhibition

18-10-2018 A Correspondent

An exhibition of pictures by Hilary Stock, a local fine art photographer, will be showing in November at the White Horse Gallery in Marlborough. ‘From Wiltshire Woods to the Cornish Coast’ will include a range of new work that celebrates Savernake Forest and Westwoods, as well showcasing Hilary’s well known...

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Expensive watch scam being carried out in the Marlborough area - Police urge vigilance

18-10-2018

  Police are urging residents to be vigilant and wary following a number of reports of scam phone calls, particularly in the Marlborough area. Residents have reported receiving a call from a man purporting to be a police officer who advises they are investigating a fraudulent use on their bank card...

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Call for new on-call firefighters In East & West Wiltshire

18-10-2018

A ‘have a go’ event is being held at Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service’s training centre at Hopton Industrial Estate, Devizes on Saturday, October 20 (10am-3pm) to encourage people to become on-call firefighters across east and west Wiltshire.

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Plumber - Marlborough College

18-10-2018

  Plumber     We are looking for a plumber to work in a small team, undertaking appropriate repairs, maintenance and improvements of the College's domestic/commercial plumbing and drainage installations, in a variety of interesting buildings, in a pleasant environment. Applicants should have a City & Guilds Plumbing (6089) NVQ Level 3 or equivalent,...

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Dispensing Assistant - Kennet & Avon Medical Practice

18-10-2018

  Dispensing Assistant       Hours:   Full or Part-Time position available - weekly hours to be agreedSalary:   £8.16 - £10.20 depending on qualifications and experienceThe Kennet and Avon Medical Partnership (KAMP), was formed on 1 April 2017 from the Marlborough Medical Practice and Pewsey Surgery, to provide primary care services to around 18,000 patients....

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After School Club Assistant - Avenue Day Nursery

18-10-2018

  After School Club Assistant     The Avenue Adventure club runs a busy after school club for children from the local schools. We are looking for an enthusiastic, fun loving individual that is keen to learn and able to use their own initiative.Experience preferred but not essential, DBS will be required for this...

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Kitchen Assistant - Avenue Day Nursery

18-10-2018

  Kitchen Assistant     The Avenue Day Nursery are looking to recruit a part time Kitchen Assistant at their Mildenhall site.   For more information please contact  01672515763 or Sophie@avenue-nursery.co.uk www.avenue-nursery.co.uk    back

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PARKING CHANGES - LATEST NEWS: new charges come into force on November 19

17-10-2018

There is further clarification from Wiltshire Council on the implementation of the decisions taken late last month - and not publicised - of the new charges for parking season tickets and the extension of charging to Sundays and Bank Holidays. 

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First steps in moving Marlborough's police base to Corner House in George Lane car park

16-10-2018

The following statement has been issued by the Police and Crime Commissioner:

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Butterflies and Blooms – Marlborough St. Mary’s striking competition entries

 

“Butterflies Are Important” that is the message from this year’s Marlborough in Bloom. Members have been working with Butterfly Conservation in local schools and have organised an art competition on the theme for the students at Marlborough St. Mary’s.



Anne Crawley, chair of Marlborough in Bloom, told marlborough.news: “Sadly, butterflies are far less common than they were 50 years ago.  Since the 1940's, 97 per cent of wildflower meadows have been lost. Seventy per cent of UK butterfly species have declined since the 1970's.”   

“We want to help preserve these lovely creatures.  In May, Maurice Avent, former Chairman of Butterfly Conservation, entertained and inspired the Marlborough St Mary's children with his illustrated talk about the life cycle of butterflies.”

Victoria Jinivizian (left), judge of the butterfly art competition, with Anne Crawley, chair of Marlborough in BloomVictoria Jinivizian (left), judge of the butterfly art competition, with Anne Crawley, chair of Marlborough in BloomThe art competition required students to create butterflies as paintings, sculptures, collages or crochet.

Slade graduate, professional painter and Shalbourne resident, Victoria Jinivizian, judged the competition: “I have been very impressed with the high standard of work. The range of interpretation is very creative.  It has been very difficult to pick winners."
The first place prizes went to Eva Stansby's painting in the Key Stage One category, and to Parker Wilson in Key Stage Two category for his butterfly made out of pages from an atlas.

 

Pupils with runner-up places or with judge's commendations were Poppy Deane, Harvey Hepworth, Macy Manning-Rooney, Will Palmer, Tom Baker, Megan McGrath, Ruby Waters, Phoebe Smith, Jack Baker, Charlie O’Shaughnessy, Archie Guarneri, Spenser Whiting and Eleanor Holford-Wright.

 

Prizes were donated by The White Horse Bookshop and the art work will be on display in High Street shop windows from July 10 in time for the Britain in Bloom judging day on July 13.

The Britain in Bloom competition, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is an annual nationwide campaign.  The campaign focuses on community action to improve and regenerate local environments in the three key areas: horticultural achievement, community participation and environmental responsibility.

Marlborough’s success in the 2016 Britain in Bloom competition, winning a Silver Gilt, has given the town the honour of entering in the 2017 Champion of Champions class.  The judge will be Jon Wheatley, Chair of South West in Bloom.

Members of the community are encouraged to meet on Wednesday mornings at 10am at the back entrance of Waitrose to help tidy up the Bloom tubs and boxes around the town.

Anne Crawley commented, “This will be a challenging year for Marlborough in Bloom but I feel sure the townsfolk and businesses will rise to the occasion on Judging Day (July 13). We are going for gold in 2017, so let’s make Marlborough blooming marvellous.”

There is more information on the Marlborough in Bloom website.




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