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Preparations to start at Great Bedwyn for introduction of new trains

19-07-2018

For GWR to run their new five-car bi-mode Intercity Express Trains (IETs) between Bedwyn and Paddington, they need to make a short extension to the turn-back siding at Bedwyn. Bi-mode engines can switch from electric to diesel power - and so travel beyond the electrified line, which ends at Newbury.

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St John’s Year 11 Prom - students celebrate in style

19-07-2018 Sue Round

Over two hundred Year 11 students from St John’s Marlborough celebrated finishing their GCSE exams last Friday July 13. 

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Dinosaurs, fossils, rockets and much more at Ramsbury Primary School

19-07-2018 Sue Round

Pupils at Ramsbury Primary School have enjoyed a week of science and outdoor learning activities covering all aspects of the science curriculum.

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Golf, Tennis? Next Murray or McIlroy? Come and try both on Sunday

19-07-2018

'Try out Marlborough Tennis' new courts' is the appeal to anyone interested in turning their Wimbledon watching skills into court action.  This Sunday, 22 July, Marlborough Tennis' new courts on Port Hill will be open to the public - wannabe Djokavics or Kerbers, or anyone else who's sights are set...

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Finance Manager - Marlborough College

18-07-2018

Finance Manager      An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and qualified Finance Manager in our busy Finance department. Overseeing the day-to-day running of the Finance Department, ensuring that the main accounting records (Payroll, Fees, Purchase Ledger, Fixed Assets, Nominal Ledger, Cash Books) for the College & Enterprise Company are maintained on a...

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Marlborough meeting discusses Wiltshire Council's options for special schools

17-07-2018 A Correspondent

Wiltshire Council are holding a three-month pre-consultation on the future of the county's special schools - for children with Special Education Need and Disability (SEND).  On Monday (July 16) a meeting was held in Marlborough to discuss the consultation and to hear the views of Wiltshire councillors and parents.

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Virtual reality offers a new perspective on Avebury

17-07-2018 Sue Round

Visitors to the Alexander Keiller Museum, Avebury now have the chance to experience  Avebury stone circles as they might have been 4,300 years ago.

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Budding artists at Preshute School receive prizes from mayor

17-07-2018 Sue Round

Pupils at Preshute School had a surprise visit from Mayor Lisa Farrell today July 17 when she visited classrooms to present prizes to the winners of the Marlborough in Bloom Art Competition. 

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Wiltshire Council gives up 0845 number for emergency calls

16-07-2018

Following pressure from the Fair Telecoms Campaign (FTC) and The Observer newspaper, Wiltshire Council has stopped using a premium rate - or 0845 - phone line for its emergency adult care service.

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Marlborough cyber security firm picks-up national industry award

15-07-2018 A Correspondent

A Marlborough based cyber security specialist has scooped a national industry award for its groundbreaking work on security for online payment systems.

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Sunday & Bank Holiday parking charges and permit increases: Wiltshire Council consultation now open - till May 21

Photo taken 23 April - and they are still out of order...Photo taken 23 April - and they are still out of order...Over the past ten days and more, many visitors to the town have been parking for free in the George Lane car park as both the ticket machines are out of order.  This comes as the Council opens its (delayed) consultation on the major changes and increases to car parking charges.

 

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Marlborough Rugby achieve a last gasp win to secure promotion to highest ever position

Marlborough Rugby 1st XV team, coaches and back room staff after their momentous win at Windsor on SaturdayMarlborough Rugby 1st XV team, coaches and back room staff after their momentous win at Windsor on SaturdayMarlborough Rugby 1st XV achieved a historic last kick 31-29 victory over Windsor RFC in the Southern Counties League promotion playoff to secure promotion to the South West Division 1 East league - Marlborough's highest ever position.

 

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Kelham Gardens land - a correction: neighbours do want to buy the land - and only to extend their gardens

In our recent report on Wiltshire Council's cabinet meeting concerning waste land at Kelham Gardens, we said that neighbouring householders were no longer interested in the land.  That is wrong and was a misunderstanding of the introduction to the agenda item by Council Leader Baroness Scott.  Three neighbouring householders do want to buy the land.

 

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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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Free Community WiFi introduces Lockeridge to the open digital universe

Steak & Chips, pint of 6X, all served with a side dish of WiFiSteak & Chips, pint of 6X, all served with a side dish of WiFiLockeridge, along with other pockets of habitation dotted along the Kennet Valley has in effect been a 'dead zone' for external digital communication.  Or until very recently.  The Marlborough Area Development Trust's (MADT) introduction of Free Community WiFi has introduced Lockeridge to the Digital Age.

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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.

 

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Bumper funds for Wiltshire based children’s charity

Pewsey Vale Support Group (l to r) - Alison Netherclift, Barbara Reilly, Liz Johnson, Sally Brown  - and Olivia Simson (Event Executive, Hope and Homes for Children)Pewsey Vale Support Group (l to r) - Alison Netherclift, Barbara Reilly, Liz Johnson, Sally Brown - and Olivia Simson (Event Executive, Hope and Homes for Children)Hope and Homes for Children, a Wiltshire based charity, was last week presented with a cheque for £10,367 by the Vale of Pewsey Support Group.  This staggering amount is the result of two years’ fundraising by the group.

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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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