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Reports: Baroness Scott has agreed to stand down as Wiltshire Council leader...next year

22-04-2018

Marlborough.news has heard substantive reports in the media that Baroness Scott has agreed to stand down next year as Wiltshire Council's leader.  

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OXENWOOD CLOSURE: Wiltshire Council ignoring interest from organisations wanting to continue Oxenwood's work for school children

22-04-2018

Marlborough.news understands that there are two organisations with proven records in the field that are keen to take over the Oxenwood Outside Education Centre and to continue its work.  

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Protests mount over Wiltshire Council closure of outdoor education centres - they will be raised at Monday's Annual Town Meeting

20-04-2018

The decision by Wiltshire Council to close two outdoor education centres - Oxenwood near Marlborough and Braeside in Devizes - has caused mounting protest and opposition across the area.

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Great Bedwyn CE Primary school joins Excalibur Academies Trust

20-04-2018 Sue Round

Great Bedwyn CE Primary School, rated as 'Outstanding' in its latest OFSTED has become the latest school to join the Excalibur Academies Trust.    

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"A glaring omission" made good - historic Marlborough finally gets its own museum

20-04-2018

Marlborough has a Museum.  It is in the Merchant's House and it was formally opened on Wednesday (April 18) by Sir John Sykes who was the first - and long serving - chairman of the Merchant's House Trust.

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Assistant Manager (Full Time) - Cook Marlborough

19-04-2018

  Assistant Manager: Cook Marlborough   (Full Time)     We are looking for an outstanding individual to help us to continue to create a remarkable food business, with a warm welcoming shop and a high level of personal service and expertise you don’t find elsewhere.  Help lead our small shop teams who are responsible for delivering...

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First cuckoo of Axford’s spring

18-04-2018

Former Marlborough Town Mayor, Margaret Rose has told marlborough.newsthat  she heard her first cuckoo of the year in Axford on Wednesday morning (April 18).

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Army keep fit for Mayor’s charities

18-04-2018 Sue Round

Town Mayor, Councillor Mervyn Hall’s chosen charities - Julia’s House and Home Start Kennet - received a military boost today, 18 April, thanks to forty soldiers from the 4th Military Intelligence Battalion (4MI).  

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Bees are in trouble - but they're getting good support from Bee Roadzz Week

18-04-2018

Transition Marlborough started the first Bee Road campaign in our area, and on Tuesday evening a wider scheme was launched to take action on the bee crisis.  Bee Roadzz is a collaborative project between Transition Marlborough and the Marlborough Downs Space for Nature.  

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Lots to be won in Marlborough Tennis' fund raising auctions as opening for the new courts draws closer

18-04-2018

A day out driving a combine harvester over the Marlborough Downs - one of the dreams of many a young person (or not-so-young in many cases!).  This could be yours, but first you have to bid for and win this fantastic day out in the auction being held at the...

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In the swim… baby trout released into the River Kennet

Year 2 Ramsbury pupils releasing trout with Anna ForbesYear 2 Ramsbury pupils releasing trout with Anna ForbesPupils 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.

 

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Marlborough College's summer scholarship scheme for young refugees

Ahmad Al-Rashid talking with students on the 2017 courseAhmad Al-Rashid talking with students on the 2017 courseMarlborough College's School of English and Culture runs alongside the annual Summer School (July 8 to August 4), offering both English language tuition and an Open Minds course that welcomes British teenagers.  This year they are offering a number of scholarships for refugee teenagers living in the United Kingdom.

 

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Litter heroes battle the elements to clean up Marlborough

ARK clean-upARK clean-upThis weekend, as part of the Great British Spring Clean, Town Councillors, volunteers from Marlborough in Bloom, ARK and the local community joined together to tackle the litter in the town.  After a successful clean-up on Friday and Saturday the weather moved in and yesterday’s session in the Priory Gardens and High Street had to be cancelled.

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Where does Claire Perry stand on the steep rise in parking permit charges? She replies to John Ford's request

Last week marlborough.news published a report on the letter that High Street resident John Ford had sent to Claire Perry MP - asking her to spell out her position on Wiltshire Council's proposed £326 increase in the cost of annual parking permits.  They are set to rise in August from £394 a year to £720 a year.  Here is Mrs Perry's response:

 

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'Beast from the East' postpones World Book Day activities

Preshute Primary - Grandpa Cat in the Hat, Wicked Witch of the West, Malfoy, Miss Honey, two Mad Hatters, Toothless, and Gangsta GrannyPreshute Primary - Grandpa Cat in the Hat, Wicked Witch of the West, Malfoy, Miss Honey, two Mad Hatters, Toothless, and Gangsta GrannyLocal schools have been celebrating World Book Day with many different imaginative activities.  However, these activities were all postponed when the ‘Beast from the East’, which sounds like a character in a fairytale, swept in and closed schools on Thursday March 1.

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Manton Village Hall receives a major donation from MantonFest

Roger Grant (left) chair of MantonFest and Stuart Whant, Musical Director present the cheque for £3,000 to Nicki Evans, chair of the Manton Village Hall CommitteeRoger Grant (left) chair of MantonFest and Stuart Whant, Musical Director present the cheque for £3,000 to Nicki Evans, chair of the Manton Village Hall CommitteeAt last week's Manton Village Hall AGM MantonFest Chair, Roger Grant and Musical Director, Stuart Whant presented the Nicki Evans, Chair of the Village Hall committee with a cheque for £3,000, raised by last year's MantonFest.

 

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