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Wiltshire Council is using public health funds for the county's youth grants

21-07-2018

When tax rises are suggested as a way to pay for the necessary increase in funding for the NHS, you will hear the cry "Why don't they spend more on prevention, then the NHS wouldn't need so much money?"

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Bedwyn Bus Cuts - affecting more than just Marlborough residents

20-07-2018 Jo Carroll

  Sirs,   Following on from Dr Sam Page’s letter regarding the cuts to buses with links to Bedwyn, I’d like to point out that this doesn’t only affect residents of Marlborough.   I lived in Marlborough for many years before moving to Newbury last summer.  I have no car, and rely on public transport...

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Ready for the rain – when it comes... Ramsbury Primary School’s new rain garden

20-07-2018 Sue Round

Action for the River Kennet’s rainscapes project to improve storm water management in towns and villages along the River Kennet has now spread to Ramsbury. Ramsbury Primary School has an innovative new rain garden. So when the downpours finally arrive not a drop of water will be wasted.

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Oare burglary - Police appeal for witnesses

20-07-2018

Burglars broke in to a house in Oare, just off the Marlborough - Pewsey road (A345) between 3pm on Wednesday 18 July and 9am the next morning and made off with a large amount of high value items.    

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Brexit watch....and listen carefully to the words

20-07-2018

  After two years Brexit is still just a matter of words.  We can take our pick - we can even cherry-pick:  Chaotic?  Confused?  Treacherous? ( Trump-style) treason?  Constructive conversations?  The EU's 'founding principles'?  Or the famous 'Brexit means Brexit'.'Brexit means Brexit' is not the kind of definition you will find in Dr Samuel Johnson's great...

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Mayor Lisa leads from the from the front at the annual Mayor's XI v Marlborough Cricket Club match at Savernake

20-07-2018

There is no such thing as 'RBW', or 'Robes Before Wicket' so Mayor Lisa Farrell was probably quite safe from getting bowled out in the warm-up to Wednesday's annual Mayor's XI v. Marlborough Cricket Club match at the beautiful setting of the Cricket Club's Savernake ground.

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Users get a say in the design and layout of the upgraded Cooper's Meadow Play Area

20-07-2018

Coopers Meadow play area will be improved and upgraded, turned into a contemporary place for children to play in safety that is in the heart of the Town. 

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Administration Assistant: Reception - Marlborough College

20-07-2018

Administration Assistant: Reception       We are looking for an Administration Assistant, to provide a professional and welcoming first point of contact to visitors to the College, both in person through Reception and on the telephone.  You should have excellent interpersonal, communication, IT, administrative and organisational skills.  The ability to work under pressure, with...

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Recreational cyclist sets out to ride the 'Ride London' 100 miles challenge for Alzheimer's around the 2012 Olympic course.

19-07-2018

Self confessed 'not particularly fit person', 47 year old Mark Waring-Jones will take on the 100 mile challenge on Sunday week - 29 July - in aid of Alzheimer's Society.

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'Bigger & better' trains but a cut & worse bus service: can that be sensible?

19-07-2018 Dr Sam Page

Sirs,  In January 2019, Great Western Railways will be introducing new, five-car, bi-mode, Intercity Express Trains (IETs) running between Bedwyn station and London Paddington. These new trains, capable of running on both diesel and electric, will mean that GWR is able to continue to operate direct services to Bedwyn, Hungerford and...

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Marlborough Area Poverty Action Group helped by Town Council grant

L-R: Susan Elks, Janneke Blokland, Mayor Mervyn Hall, Juliette Plank, Betty Dobson L-R: Susan Elks, Janneke Blokland, Mayor Mervyn Hall, Juliette Plank, Betty Dobson Janneke Blokland, Betty Dobson, Susan Elks and Juliette Plank of Marlborough Area Poverty Action Group (MAPAG) were presented with a cheque for £500 by the Mayor, Councillor Mervyn Hall in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall earlier today (Friday 6 April).

 

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Marlborough Foxes win through to County Cup Final

'Marlborough Foxes' - MYFC Angels' U11 semi-final winning team 'Marlborough Foxes' - MYFC Angels' U11 semi-final winning team The 'Marlborough Foxes' - Marlborough Youth Football Club's U11 Girls Team have made it through to final of the Wiltshire U11 Girls League Cup to be played at the Oakfields Ground in Melksham on Sunday 6 May.  

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Police seek Marlborough man in connection with driving offences

Elton Qermi - wanted by Police in connection with a number of driving offencesElton Qermi - wanted by Police in connection with a number of driving offences 

 

Have you seen this man?  Police are appealing for the public’s help in locating a man they would like to speak to in connection with a number of driving offences.

Elton Qermi, aged 31, is from Marlborough and is believed to be in either Marlborough or Swindon area.

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No debate over Oxenwood and Braeside's' future, just over whether the 'call in' was correct

Braeside, one of the two Centres being closed by Wiltshire CouncilBraeside, one of the two Centres being closed by Wiltshire Council'Let's debate whether we can debate a decision we've made'.  This was the thrust of a two hour public debate with the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee of Wiltshire Council at County Hall, Trowbridge today (April 10) which ended with councillors rejecting a ‘call-in’ by a vote of eight to five.  'We've decided we can't (won't?)' was their decision.
 

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Bee Roadzz of Marlborough Downs all 'a buzz' next week

A Bumblebee hard at work......     (pic Nick Upton)A Bumblebee hard at work...... (pic Nick Upton)Next week (April 16-22) is Bee Roadzz Launch Week on the Marlborough Downs.  Marlborough Downs Space for Nature (MDSFN) and Transition Marlborough will be creating a ‘buzz’ about bees, aiming to raise the awareness of the importance of bees and pollinators and to encourage everyone in the area to be ‘Bee Friendly’.  

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Merged for a year – how Marlborough and Pewsey surgeries are working as one

Pewsey SurgeryPewsey SurgeryThe merger of the Marlboorough and Pewsey GP surgeries into one organisation - the Kennet and Avon Medical Practice (KAMP) - was formally completed a year go as a way to sustain a full GP-led health service in the wider Marlborough and Pewsey area.  Now the results of the merged Patient Participation Group’s survey has shown how the merger has gone down with their patients.

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"Madame, can I check your identity before you recycle that corn flake packet?"

A recent example of typical fly tipping in a rural locationA recent example of typical fly tipping in a rural location

You have nine days to work out who you are - or who you think 'they' would like you to be.  And you will need a bit of paper or plastic to prove who you think you are.

Now this is not a Brexit debate issue...   not a pre-Brexit issue...   not even a post-Brexit issue.

It's a recycling issue.

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