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Fun Day in memory of inspirational Shane Hartop at Marlborough Town's Elcot Lane ground on 12 May

26-04-2018

    On Saturday 12 May the life of Shane Hartop, an inspiration to all whose lives he touched will be celebrated at Marlborough Town Football Club's ground in Elcot Lane, with a fund-raising Fun Day featuring a football match, charity auction, Northern Soul Ska disco and many other activities, all aimed...

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Bumble Bees attracted to Stonebridge Meadow by a rare feast of Snake's Head Fritillary

25-04-2018 Sue Round

Stonebridge Wild River Reserve has many Snake’s Head Fritillary flowers in bloom.  According to the Wildlife Trusts the flower is vulnerable and on the red data list.  It is thanks to a community planting  project that so many of these delicate flowers can now be seen in the reserve. 

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Marlborough LitFest 2018: major contributors William Boyd, Kate Mosse & Katie Hickman are announced

25-04-2018

  More names have been revealed for this year’s ninth Marlborough LitFest (28-30 September.)  They include acclaimed novelist William Boyd, bestselling author Kate Mosse, historical fiction author Katie Hickman.   

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The Gambia's recovery from dictatorship - and the Commonwealth

25-04-2018 Nick Maurice

  [EDITORS' NOTE:  Last week Dr Nick Maurice was present in London for meetings of the Commonwealth People’s Forum and the launch of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting or CHOGM.  There he learnt more about the problems The Gambia has as it recovers from 22 years of dictatorship.It was the first CHOGM...

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Manager - Sunny Days Children’s Nursery, Lyneham

25-04-2018

  Manager   Sunny Days Children’s Nursery, Lyneham     Do you love working with children?  Would you like a new challenge?  The role of Manager at Sunny Days Children’s Nursery in Lyneham could be just for you.We are looking for a manager who is enthusiastic, forward thinking and ready for a challenge.  The Pre-school is...

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Annual town meeting hears questions about Oxenwood closure & debates introducing 20mph restrictions

24-04-2018

This was probably Marlborough's best attended Annual Meeting of the Town Council (April 23) for years and the brisk review of the Council's year, the public questions and a debate on the introduction of 20mph restrictions should ensure a similar turnout in years to come.  

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Kelham Gardens land: Wiltshire Council will negotiate over its use as a car park - at what price?

24-04-2018

At a meeting of Wiltshire Council's cabinet (Tuesday morning, April 24) re-considered their plan to sell the piece of land they own in Kelham Gardens.   Due to contamination and its shape, the land is almost certainly unsuitable for housing and the cabinet were in favour of negotiating with Marlborough Town...

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The Now Vauxhall dealership in George Lane has closed

23-04-2018

Further to our report today about the state of Marlborough High Street, we have since learned that the Now Vauxhall dealership, service and MOT workshops in George Lane has closed.

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They say footfall has fallen in Marlborough High Street - will it improve now the road works have gone?

23-04-2018

The airwaves, the digital this-es and thats and the newspapers have been full this past week of the current woes of High Street Britain.  Mothercare is shrinking and Debenhams has seen a huge drop in profits.  

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Fun Day in memory of inspirational Shane Hartop at Marlborough Town's Elcot Lane ground on 12 May

Shane Hartop with the Gold Medal and Trophy that he'd just won at the International Guildford Boccia tournamentShane Hartop with the Gold Medal and Trophy that he'd just won at the International Guildford Boccia tournament 

 

On Saturday 12 May the life of Shane Hartop, an inspiration to all whose lives he touched will be celebrated at Marlborough Town Football Club's ground in Elcot Lane, with a fund-raising Fun Day featuring a football match, charity auction, Northern Soul Ska disco and many other activities, all aimed at raising funds for the Shane's favourite Dreamflight charity.

This date coincides with the anniversary of Shane's passing.  Shane suffered from spinal muscular atrophy and had been confined to a wheelchair since aged two, but by the age of 25 not only had he lived fifteen years longer than had been predicted but had achieved more than many of us could ever achieve in a lifetime several times longer.

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Kelham Gardens land: Wiltshire Council will negotiate over its use as a car park - at what price?

The previous photo with this report showed the wrong piece of land at Kelham Gardens - our apologiesThe previous photo with this report showed the wrong piece of land at Kelham Gardens - our apologiesAt a meeting of Wiltshire Council's cabinet (Tuesday morning, April 24) re-considered their plan to sell the piece of land they own in Kelham Gardens.   Due to contamination and its shape, the land is almost certainly unsuitable for housing and the cabinet were in favour of negotiating with Marlborough Town Council over its future ownership and use.

 

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"A glaring omission" made good - historic Marlborough finally gets its own museum

Sir John Sykes formally declares the new Marlborough Museum open with the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton, who is also a patron of the Merchant's House, in attendanceSir John Sykes formally declares the new Marlborough Museum open with the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton, who is also a patron of the Merchant's House, in attendanceMarlborough has a Museum.  It is in the Merchant's House and it was formally opened on Wednesday (April 18) by Sir John Sykes who was the first - and long serving - chairman of the Merchant's House Trust.

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Army keep fit for Mayor’s charities

Mayor Mervyn Hall, Lt Col Simon Puxley members of 4MI and Home Start KennetMayor Mervyn Hall, Lt Col Simon Puxley members of 4MI and Home Start KennetTown Mayor, Councillor Mervyn Hall’s chosen charities - Julia’s House and Home Start Kennet - received a military boost today, 18 April, thanks to forty soldiers from the 4th Military Intelligence Battalion (4MI).

 

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Bumble Bees attracted to Stonebridge Meadow by a rare feast of Snake's Head Fritillary

Bumble Bee feasting on a Snakes’s Head Fritillary in Stonebridge MeadowBumble Bee feasting on a Snakes’s Head Fritillary in Stonebridge MeadowStonebridge Wild River Reserve has many Snake’s Head Fritillary flowers in bloom.  According to the Wildlife Trusts the flower is vulnerable and on the red data list.  It is thanks to a community planting  project that so many of these delicate flowers can now be seen in the reserve.

 

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Lots to be won in Marlborough Tennis' fund raising auctions as opening for the new courts draws closer

Marlborough Tennis' new courts nearing completionMarlborough Tennis' new courts nearing completionA day out driving a combine harvester over the Marlborough Downs - one of the dreams of many a young person (or not-so-young in many cases!).  This could be yours, but first you have to bid for and win this fantastic day out in the auction being held at the club's Black Tie Ball at the Town Hall on Friday 27 April.

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