From North, South or attempting to drive through - Marlborough appears to be under siege from gangs of HiViz attired workmen with temporary traffic light systems each causing a hold-up, but together causing mayhem or chaos every evening and afternoon due to the apparent lack planning or co-ordination.
Tickets for ‘Annie’ at St. John’s Theatre on the Hill on Feb 7,8 and 9 have been sold out for over a week. Produced by Head of Drama, Miss Matyla, the cast of over a hundred students from Years 7 to 12 and a dog are getting ready to entertain their audiences.
REMINDER! Parking charges increase today - first day of February - with more increases to follow in August
Wiltshire Council's eleven per cent 'inflationary' increases in parking charges came into force today (February 1). These have nothing to do with current inflation, but have been set as ‘catch-up’ increases after several years of no change.
Children at Preshute Primary School will no longer be chanting the rhyme ‘Rain rain go away come again another day.’ Thanks to the generosity of volunteers and the expertise of ARK (Action for the River Kennet), the school now has its very own rain garden.
Marlborough LitFest will return for its ninth year in 2018 over the weekend of September 28-30 and has announced that acclaimed author Rose Tremain will be this year’s Golding Speaker, opening the festival on Friday, September 28. She will be talking about her fiction and her latest book - which is a memoir.
Marlborough area pubs in the news: Queen's Head changes hands - The Barge for sale again - Axford's Red Lion for sale - & more
Marlborough.news has been reporting the comings and goings in the ownership - and sometimes the viability - of some of the pubs in the Marlborough area. 2018 seems to have started with a bundle of pubs seeking new ownership or landlords.
January gave us the warmest start to a year since 2012 with the mean temperature 1.1C above the 34-year average.
At their meeting on Monday (January 29), Marlborough Town Council's planning committee approved the conversion of the former Chapel in The Parade into a cinema and arts centre.
Wiltshire Council Cabinet finally agree to sell public amenity land off Rabley Wood View - local opinion ignoredThe long fight to stop building on the public amenity land off Rabley Wood View - a fight that dates back to 2012 - ended on Tuesday morning (January 30) when Wiltshire Council Cabinet approved the 'appropriation' of the land so they can sell it - and the housing development can proceed.
The latest casualty of tough times on the nation's High Streets is the trendy women's fashion retailer EAST. The firm went into administration two days ago.
Great Western Hospital's new Dorcan Unit will provide ten additional beds for patients well enough to go home, but unable to do so while discussions around onward care are still taking place.
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- George Lane resurfacing: access to car parks, GPs, businesses & homes will be difficult to manage
- Rabley Wood View land sell-off: new amenity area is off-shore and wet
- Wiltshire Council budget 2018-2019: council tax bills to rise by 5.99 per cent
- New bike shop for Marlborough in time for Spring
- Bound for history: volumes of town council's minutes properly archived
- Burbage pub closes while tenants change
- Can you help? Volunteers wanted for Marlborough's Youth Clubs
- Wiltshire Council rules say Marlborough cannot have 'Elsie Knocker Road' - it would have to be plain 'Knocker Road'. 'Are they serious?'
- Town Council hears complaints about behaviour of St John's students in Priory Gardens
- Councillor Lisa Farrell elected as Marlborough's Town Mayor for 2018/2019
- Could Great Bedwyn's former Cross Keys pub become a café and bistro?
- Royal opening for Marlborough St Mary's - Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall to perform the ceremony
- Andrew Nicholson draws a huge crowd to raise money for the Prospect Hospice
- Marlborough launch for new Wiltshire based charity aiming to help young people
- Campaign revived for safer A4 west of the College and more cycle-ways
- Town Council's plea to Wiltshire Council as decision on sale of Rabley Wood View open space nears
- Great Western Hospital's supplier of meals and services - Carillion - has gone into liquidation
- Popular Friendship and Mobility Group receives grant from Friends of Savernake
- Tottenham House could become a family residence again - with £3million annual upkeep costs
- The NHS crisis: GWH A&E consultant joins call to Mrs May for action
- Public Inquiry over College Fields village green application ends - report in six weeks
- Inquiry opens into registering College Fields amenity land as a village green
- Bridge Garage will re-open in February as an Esso filling station
- Great Bedwyn St Mary's historic church organ to be restored following Heritage Lottery Fund award
- Vale of Pewsey archaeology: six thousand year old decoration on chalk blocks from the Cat's Brain dig
- Two local bands to play for free - supporting Home-Start Kennet's thirtieth birthday party
- Marlborough Tesco customers make generous donations to foodbank
- Pluses and minuses: what did 2017 do for Marlborough - from shops to housing and, of course, the school?
- New car park charges: is there more pain to come?
- Catch-up time: Wiltshire Council raises parking charges to make up for several years' inflation
- Summer School 2018 offers health, wealth, lots to make & do, Chris Packham...and some controversy
- Marlborough's weather in 2017: warmer and drier than average
- Will it be a happy seventieth birthday or a wake for Wiltshire's NHS in 2018?
- Queen honours Marlborough resident
- Children’s art competition adds festive cheer to Marlborough’s Mace store
- Could your Christmas presents be stolen? Police ask for information following two Marlborough burglaries
- Carol concert raises bumper funds for Hope and Homes for Children
- Pewsey's Shed Alehouse yet again proves that 'small is beautiful' in Claire Perry's Best Local Pub awards
- Devizes foodbank receives a Christmas boost from St John’s students
- Nativities productions galore!
- GWH's Brighter Futures radiotherapy appeal breaks through the £2 million mark - before Christmas Day
- Twelfth Night revels to help bring 'Snakes' to Wiltshire in 2019
- Council Tax: an extra pound a month to save Wiltshire from a 'minimal' police service
- Preshute Nativity Rocks
- Eileen Mack: nurse - and mainstay - at Savernake Hospital has died aged 78
- Billy Vunipola drops in to Marlborough Rugby Club to give the 1st XV a bit of support
- As 2017 slides away...what book, film, TV or radio programme hit the spot for you?
- Marlborough Community and Youth centre launched or unwrapped or opened
- Will Wiltshire Council take action on new primary school’s crossing?
- Spate of thefts of caravans in Wiltshire - including the Marlborough area - brings police warning