Marlborough LitFest 2018's programme adds Sir Max Hastings, Alan Johnson and motorcyclist Lois Pryce
Marlborough LitFest has announced that bestselling military historian Max Hastings, author and ex-MP Alan Johnson, and travel writer Lois Pryce will be joining 2018 Golding Speaker, Rose Tremain, at this year’s ninth Festival to be held over the last weekend in September.
Land sought as access to Marlborough College's proposed housing scheme is confirmed as a public open space
Pupils from Ramsbury Primary, Marlborough St. Mary’s and Kennet Valley Primary have all been participating in Action for the River Kennet (ARK) Trout in Schools Project. Over sixty trout from each school have been released into the Kennet and Marlborough’s Mayor Mervyn was there to help. A few tears were shed as primary school children waved goodbye to their baby trout which they have been nurturing for several months.
It will be called the Marlborough Rising Music Festival - a community event that will be non-profit making. It will be on Friday, 7 September and Saturday, 8 September and will be the first steps towards forming a new festival weekend for the town with a wider and more varied appeal than previously.
Burbage resident George Gordon was awarded the title of ‘Local Hero of the Year’ at Wiltshire Life’s award ceremony held at STEAM in Swindon last Friday (March 23).
Marlborough's housing - Part 2: Finding homes for key workers & the future of St Peter's School building
The future of Marlborough's iconic St Peter's School building at the lower entrance to The Parade, was raised again last Monday at the Town Council Planning Committee meeting (March 19). The building and the land around it is owned by Wiltshire Council.
The owners of the Bridge Garage - members of the Dean family - have applied for a variation of the planning consent they hold for the redevelopment of the Bridge Garage site.
Following the assessment by Wiltshire Council of the viability of 20mph speed restrictions in Marlborough, the Town Council are running a consultation so people can register their views.
Pewsey's Shed Alehouse has notched up yet another award of recognition in what has been quite incredible twelve months. Landlord Gordon Edwards and wife Sam picked up the 'Service to the Communitry' award certificate from Pewsey Parish Council last week, one of only a small number of Pewsey organisations to be recognised as such.
On Thusday of last week (15 March) the sale of the Three Horseshoes went through to a company specialising in development and the pub signage was removed.
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