Outdoor Education: what does Oxenwood's closure teach us about Wiltshire Council's new ways of working?There are as many complex and difficult issues surrounding the way Wiltshire Council reached the decision to close the Outdoor Education Centres at Oxenwood and Braeside, as there are difficult issues surrounding the decision itself.
Sunday & Bank Holiday parking charges and permit increases: Wiltshire Council consultation now open - till May 21
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.
20mph: Town Councillors back views of big majority of Marlborough residents who responded to consultation
The results are in from the Town Council's consultation on the three options put forward in the Wiltshire Council assessment of introducing 20mph speed restrictions for Marlborough. The consultation ended last Friday (April 27).
More names have been revealed for this year’s ninth Marlborough LitFest (28-30 September.) They include acclaimed novelist William Boyd, bestselling author Kate Mosse, historical fiction author Katie Hickman.
One 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.
Marlborough & District Lions Club have very reluctantly had to cancel the annual 'Bluebells at West Woods'. The Forestry Commission won't allow the gates to be open for cars due to the risk of damage to the forest's tracks.
Marlborough 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.
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.
Stonebridge 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.
Lockeridge, 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.
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.
This was probably Marlborough's best attended Annual Meeting of the Town Council (April 23) for years and the brisk review of the Council's year, the public questions and a debate on the introduction of 20mph restrictions should ensure a similar turnout in years to come.
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- Kelham Gardens land: Wiltshire Council will negotiate over its use as a car park - at what price?
- The Now Vauxhall dealership in George Lane has closed
- OXENWOOD CLOSURE: Wiltshire Council ignoring interest from organisations wanting to continue Oxenwood's work for school children
- They say footfall has fallen in Marlborough High Street - will it improve now the road works have gone?
- Reports: Baroness Scott has agreed to stand down as Wiltshire Council leader...next year
- Local artist's Drinking Horse sculpture gets its own winner's enclosure at Newbury Racecourse
- "A glaring omission" made good - historic Marlborough finally gets its own museum
- Protests mount over Wiltshire Council closure of outdoor education centres - they will be raised at Monday's Annual Town Meeting
- Great Bedwyn CE Primary school joins Excalibur Academies Trust
- Army keep fit for Mayor’s charities
- Lots to be won in Marlborough Tennis' fund raising auctions as opening for the new courts draws closer
- Bees are in trouble - but they're getting good support from Bee Roadzz Week
- Will Wiltshire Council let Marlborough have a new residents' car park?
- A new attraction in town: Marlborough Museum opens in The Merchant's House
- Transition Marlborough say Wiltshire Council is out to close down debate on possible rail link
- Who is policing the planning consents for developments in Marlborough?
- Perrine, the RDA Carriage Driving Pony is saved thanks to petition
- No debate over Oxenwood and Braeside's' future, just over whether the 'call in' was correct
- A rail link for Marlborough? 'There's no money' - but there's a large bucket of cold water
- National Trust to restore Avebury Manor's 100 year-old Potting Shed
- Bee Roadzz of Marlborough Downs all 'a buzz' next week
- Wiltshire Council’s decision to close outdoor education centres triggers ‘call-in'
- Marlborough Foxes win through to County Cup Final
- Wiltshire force the closure of Oxenwood and Braeside Outdoor Education Centres
- Marlborough Area Poverty Action Group helped by Town Council grant
- Police seek Marlborough man in connection with driving offences
- Merged for a year – how Marlborough and Pewsey surgeries are working as one
- The planned Marleberg Grange hotel unveiled: it's going to be a Premier Inn
- Marlborough's March weather: never mind 'in like a lion' - what about the lambs and the broken records
- "Madame, can I check your identity before you recycle that corn flake packet?"
- Petition saves life of disabled driving group's horse - for now
- “Save our oceans!” - flash mob highlights the problems of plastic packaging
- St John's maths whizz kids win regional final
- An uncertain year ahead for the NHS: Brexit & staffing - funding & patient safety
- St. John's ends the term with a bang
- Marlborough LitFest 2018's programme adds Sir Max Hastings, Alan Johnson and motorcyclist Lois Pryce
- Organiser of Burbage’s Christmas Tree Sale is named a Wiltshire ‘Local Hero’
- Marlborough St Mary's discover learning is fun at the Stonebridge Wild River Reserve
- Two jailed following a burglary in Ham last December
- Marlborough's housing - Part 2: Finding homes for key workers & the future of St Peter's School building
- Yet another award for Pewsey's 'Shed Alehouse', this time from their local community
- Land sought as access to Marlborough College's proposed housing scheme is confirmed as a public open space
- Marlborough's new Youth and Community Centre gets a vote of thanks from Waitrose shoppers
- Wet sponge throwing (at teachers!), Runathon, - local schools get active for Sport Relief
- In the swim… baby trout released into the River Kennet
- Bridge Garage buildings to be restored - work to begin as soon as approval is given
- A question over the future of Burbage's Three Horseshoes
- Marlborough's new music festival to go ahead - but not how the organisers hoped
- Town Council consultation on 20mph speed restrictions is LIVE!
- Litter heroes battle the elements to clean up Marlborough