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Town Mayor opens new clothing shop in Hilliers Yard

24-05-2018 Sue Round

In one of her first official duties, Town Mayor Councillor Lisa Farrell has opened the new Rohan shop in Hilliers Yard (May 24).

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Scouts honour twenty-five years of service - & encourage more volunteers to join the team

24-05-2018 Sue Round

At their AGM on Monday (May 21), the 2nd Marlborough Scout Group showed their appreciation of Andrew Barnett, who has volunteered as a leader with the group for more than twenty-five years.

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The NHS goalposts are on the move again - how will Wiltshire's NHS be affected?

23-05-2018

You wake up one morning to hear the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg telling her sleepy-eared audience that the government are about to 'unpick' some of or some parts of the Conservative-led Coalition's great NHS restructuring. 

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Marlborough St Mary’s gymnasts vault into second place

23-05-2018 Sue Round

What a result! Marlborough St Mary’s Year 4 gymnasts have come second in the Wiltshire Level 3 School’s Gymnastics Competition held at West Wilts Gym in Trowbridge.

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New Town Mayor's call for openness and public participation

23-05-2018

Councillor Lisa Farrell took the chair at her first full council meeting as Town Mayor (May 21) and called for the Council to welcome the public to its meetings.

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Marlborough Golf Club Ladies Captain's fantastic fundraising for Julia’s House Children’s Hospice

23-05-2018

Sue Lyon presented a cheque to Julia’s House at the hospice in Devizes to mark the end of her year as Ladies Captain at Marlborough Golf Club.

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An open letter in response to Wiltshire Council’s increases in parking charges for Marlborough

23-05-2018

David Dudley has written an open letter about the parking situation in the town - with special reference to the large increase in annual parking permit fees which will affect people coming into the town to work.  He has copied his letter to the Town Council.  Here it is in...

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Burbage school mud larks raise money for Cancer Research UK

22-05-2018 Sue Round

Year 6 pupils at Burbage Primary School took part in the ‘Pretty Muddy Kids Race for Life’ held by Cancer Research UK at Lydiard Park, Swindon last Saturday (May 19).

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Will Wiltshire Council listen to "the voice of thousands of children"? Council votes for "every best effort" to keep…

22-05-2018 Sue Round

Lucy Gomes’s petition opposing the closure of Braeside and Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centres was presented and discussed at Wiltshire Council’s meeting at County Hall, Trowbridge (May 22). The petition, she said, was, “the voice of thousands of children.”

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Jobs: Medical Receptionist - Kennet & Avon Medical Practice

22-05-2018

  Medical Receptionist       Hours: Part-Time and Full-Time positions available - shifts will include some 7.15 am starts and 7pm finishesSalary: £7.38 - £9.33 per hour depending on qualifications and experienceThe Kennet and Avon Medical Partnership (KAMP) is a newly formed GP partnership, caring for around 18,000 patients and operating across two purpose...

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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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