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Town Mayor opens new clothing shop in Hilliers Yard

24-05-2018 Sue Round

In one of her first official duties, Town Mayor Councillor Lisa Farrell has opened the new Rohan shop in Hilliers Yard (May 24).

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Scouts honour twenty-five years of service - & encourage more volunteers to join the team

24-05-2018 Sue Round

At their AGM on Monday (May 21), the 2nd Marlborough Scout Group showed their appreciation of Andrew Barnett, who has volunteered as a leader with the group for more than twenty-five years.

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The NHS goalposts are on the move again - how will Wiltshire's NHS be affected?

23-05-2018

You wake up one morning to hear the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg telling her sleepy-eared audience that the government are about to 'unpick' some of or some parts of the Conservative-led Coalition's great NHS restructuring. 

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Marlborough St Mary’s gymnasts vault into second place

23-05-2018 Sue Round

What a result! Marlborough St Mary’s Year 4 gymnasts have come second in the Wiltshire Level 3 School’s Gymnastics Competition held at West Wilts Gym in Trowbridge.

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New Town Mayor's call for openness and public participation

23-05-2018

Councillor Lisa Farrell took the chair at her first full council meeting as Town Mayor (May 21) and called for the Council to welcome the public to its meetings.

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Marlborough Golf Club Ladies Captain's fantastic fundraising for Julia’s House Children’s Hospice

23-05-2018

Sue Lyon presented a cheque to Julia’s House at the hospice in Devizes to mark the end of her year as Ladies Captain at Marlborough Golf Club.

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An open letter in response to Wiltshire Council’s increases in parking charges for Marlborough

23-05-2018

David Dudley has written an open letter about the parking situation in the town - with special reference to the large increase in annual parking permit fees which will affect people coming into the town to work.  He has copied his letter to the Town Council.  Here it is in...

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Burbage school mud larks raise money for Cancer Research UK

22-05-2018 Sue Round

Year 6 pupils at Burbage Primary School took part in the ‘Pretty Muddy Kids Race for Life’ held by Cancer Research UK at Lydiard Park, Swindon last Saturday (May 19).

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Will Wiltshire Council listen to "the voice of thousands of children"? Council votes for "every best effort" to keep…

22-05-2018 Sue Round

Lucy Gomes’s petition opposing the closure of Braeside and Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centres was presented and discussed at Wiltshire Council’s meeting at County Hall, Trowbridge (May 22). The petition, she said, was, “the voice of thousands of children.”

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Jobs: Medical Receptionist - Kennet & Avon Medical Practice

22-05-2018

  Medical Receptionist       Hours: Part-Time and Full-Time positions available - shifts will include some 7.15 am starts and 7pm finishesSalary: £7.38 - £9.33 per hour depending on qualifications and experienceThe Kennet and Avon Medical Partnership (KAMP) is a newly formed GP partnership, caring for around 18,000 patients and operating across two purpose...

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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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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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Mayor's charity football match: Marlborough Town Football Club at home to 4 MI Battalion

Marlborough's defence in actionMarlborough's defence in actionOne of the last events of Town Mayor Councillor Mervyn Hall's term of office was a charity football match (May 1) in aid of the two charities he has been supporting through the year - Julia's House - the Dorset and Wiltshire Children's Hospices - and Home-Start Kennet - providing support for families across the area.

 

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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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