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Town Councillors to debate sale of amenity land off Rabley Wood View for housing

09-12-2017

Marlborough Town Councillors will discuss Wiltshire Council's plan to sell off the amenity and playing field land off Rabley Wood View for a housing development , at their Full Council meeting on Monday (December 11).

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Tesco's Christmas boost for the Jubilee Centre

09-12-2017

Carole Walker, the manager of the Jubilee Centre, was busy in the kitchen making sure the lunch was just so.  Volunteers were helping the assembled lunchers with some gentle exercises - suitable for Marlborough's older generation (December 8).

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I’m a Teacher… Get me out of here! St. John’s Bush Tucker Trial raises money for Brighter…

08-12-2017 Sue Round

Giant waterbugs, meal worms, locusts, squidgy sago worms, buffalo worms and crickets were just some of the not so tasty snacks swallowed by brave St John’s teachers, egged on by a roaring crowd of students. 

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McCarthy and Stone’s generous support for Marlborough Youth & Community Centre ahead of its opening

08-12-2017

McCarthy and Stone, the company building the Canning Place retirement homes at the foot of Granham Hill, have made a major contribution to the Marlborough Community and Youth Centre ahead of its grand opening.  They have donated £15,000 in kind and in money.

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A Marlborough Christmas to raise funds for a trio of charities

08-12-2017 Sue Round

A Marlborough Christmas will be held in the Norwood Hall, Marlborough College on Saturday 16 December from 10 am to 4 pm.  For the second year running the proceeds will go to Cancer Research UK (CRUK), Prospect Hospice and Brighter Futures, Great Western Hospital’s radiotherapy appeal.

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Christmas shoebox gifts for victims of domestic violence

08-12-2017 Sue Round

 Year 7 at St John’s have donated over fifty shoeboxes full of gifts to the local charity Helping Victims of Domestic Violence (HVDV).  

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Musician, composer, film-maker, concerned Marlborough resident & much, much more: Alan Grindley has died - aged 72

07-12-2017 Nicholas Fogg

Alan Grindley, who has died aged 72, was much more than the local Marlborough personality he became. He was a musician, composer, oenophile, bon viveur, film-maker and a lot more.  

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What was going on in Aldbourne last month? It's Azal & Bok's return to Devil’s End

07-12-2017 Joanne Hutchings

One Sunday at the end of November (you are not allowed to know which Sunday) an intergalactic peril once again threatened the sleepy village of Aldbourne.  

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Justin Cook's Oil Gallery holds an end of year exhibition of selected artists

07-12-2017

The Oil Gallery is on Hungerford's Bridge Street - and from Friday, December 8 to Sunday, December 24, it will be open house for visitors to see a mixed exhibition of works by some of the artists Justin Cook has discovered and championed during the year.  

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Customer Service Adviser - Sarah Raven

07-12-2017

Customer Service Adviser    We are looking for a full time customer service adviser based at our offices in Marlborough.  The role would suit someone with previous customer service experience with good communication skills and who is confident on the telephone.  They should be organised, patient and ideally have an interest in...

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Festive fundraising for Hope and Homes for Children

Ann Swift displaying 'one I made earlier' Christmas wreathAnn Swift displaying 'one I made earlier' Christmas wreathA Christmas wreath workshop and a classical carol concert will raise funds for Hope and Homes for Children, the charity with a local connection.  The Christmas wreath workshop, held at Pewsey Vale Tennis Clubhouse was the brainchild of Sally Brown, who is a member of the Vale of Pewsey Hope and Homes for Children support group. 

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The lights went on and everybody was in: Large crowd welcomes Marlborough's Christmas lights

Mayor Cllr Mervyn Hall assisting BBC Wiltshire's Ben Prater and family push down the plunger to bring Marlborough's Christmas to lightMayor Cllr Mervyn Hall assisting BBC Wiltshire's Ben Prater and family push down the plunger to bring Marlborough's Christmas to lightMarlborough's Christmas illuminations burst into light last night (Friday 1 December) at 6.30pm when BBC Wiltshire's breakfast presenter, Ben Prater, ably assisted by the Mayor, Cllr Mervyn Hall and Ben's two children downed the handle of the enormous red plunger on the stage in the middle of a crowded High Street to bring new meaning to the saying 'many hands make light(s) work' (apologies for dire pun).

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It’s a bug’s life at St John’s

Leafy the leaf insect and Cactus the stick insects make new friendsLeafy the leaf insect and Cactus the stick insects make new friendsYear 7’s at St. John’s were treated to a hands on workshop with all sorts of exotic creepy crawlies and snakes when Jonathan’s Jungle Roadshow visited the school on Tuesday November 28.

 

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A Small Grant Means the Going’s Good at Greatwood!

Mayor Cllr Mervyn Hall handing over a cheque for £427 to Jane Muir-Brooks of Greatwood, with supervision from LouisMayor Cllr Mervyn Hall handing over a cheque for £427 to Jane Muir-Brooks of Greatwood, with supervision from LouisBased just outside Marlborough Greatwood is a charity that takes in retired racehorses and combines their rehabilitation with educational programmes for disadvantaged children and adults with special educational needs (SEN).  

 

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Savernake death crash: trial of two accused of causing death by dangerous driving starts at Salisbury Crown Court

Alex May (left) and Jordan Blake appearing at Salisbury Crown Court      ---      pics Nicola SaltAlex May (left) and Jordan Blake appearing at Salisbury Crown Court --- pics Nicola SaltThe trial of Jordan Blake and Alexander May, both jointly charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of hospital receptionist Jane Thompson on the A4 near Savernake Hospital on June 9 last year started this morning (Monday 4 December) at Salisbury Crown Court.

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Santa’s Workshop – a festive play for all the family by St John's students in aid of Hannah's Trees charity

Year 10 St John’s Students - Wendy, the wind-up doll and Jessie the cowboyYear 10 St John’s Students - Wendy, the wind-up doll and Jessie the cowboySt John’s BTEC Performing Arts Tech Award students are performing ‘Santa’s Workshop’ on Tuesday 12 December at 6.30pm in Marlborough Town Hall and Wednesday 13 December at St John’s Theatre on the Hill and raising money for the charity Hannah’s Trees in the process.

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November weather review - a month of fluctuation

St Mary's Church                pic courtesy of Eric GilbertSt Mary's Church pic courtesy of Eric GilbertNovember:  the month began with mild temperatures by day, 14.4C on 1 November but the nights were cold.  There were three nights when the thermometer dropped below zero producing a minimum of -2.1C on the morning of 6 November.

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Understanding homelessness in our community

Sue Elks (MAPAG) (left) and Sarah Johnson (Assertive Outreach Worker with Wiltshire Council)Sue Elks (MAPAG) (left) and Sarah Johnson (Assertive Outreach Worker with Wiltshire Council)It seemed appropriate, that as temperatures plummet below freezing and winter sets in, that Marlborough Area Board should be discussing the problems of homelessness in Marlborough and the wider Wiltshire community.

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