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Royal opening for Marlborough St Mary's - Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall to perform the ceremony

19-01-2018 Sue Round

On Tuesday January 30th Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will visit Marlborough St Mary’s CEVC Primary School to officially open the new school.

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Marlborough launch for new Wiltshire based charity aiming to help young people

18-01-2018 Sue Round

An enthusiastic audience of well over a hundred attended the launch of the new Wiltshire charity Thriving Through Venture (TTV) at Marlborough Town Hall (January 17). The charity has been set up amid concerns that we have in our society an increasing number of young people who lack self-confidence, self...

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Looking at Welfare: Receiving and Giving

18-01-2018 Andrew Studdert-Kennedy

  Perhaps it’s the time of year, perhaps it’s the outbreak of flu but the news in the opening days of 2018 has been reminiscent of Private Fraser’s catchphrase from Dad’s Army, ‘We’re doomed’.  Queues in hospital corridors, a crisis in social care provision and the prospect of huge black holes...

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Livestock Manager (Fixed Term) - Sheepdrove Organic Farm

18-01-2018

  Livestock Manager (Fixed Term)   Sheepdrove Organic Farm     The Livestock Manager will take responsibility for the 110 suckler cows and followers and 500 ewe flock.You will also be responsible for managing the Farm Team on a day to day basis, record keeping, medicine administration and livestock recording.  You will ensure that all legal requirements...

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Campaign revived for safer A4 west of the College and more cycle-ways

16-01-2018

Accusations of people driving at excessive speed - sometimes with the result shown above - and evidence of poor safety provision for pedestrians along the Bath Road/A4 west of the College, were discussed by the Town Council's Planning Committee of Monday (January 15).  

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Nursery Administrator - Little Saints Nursery, St Francis School

16-01-2018

  Nursery Administrator   Part Time (15hrs per week), Annual (52 week) contractRequired February 2018   Little Saints Nursery, at St Francis School, is currently recruiting a Nursery Administrator to join our caring, passionate and professional team.  The successful candidate will work with the Nursery Manager, taking responsibility for the financial and administration aspects of...

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Hockey: Marlborough men's first team back on form - a clean sheet & eight goals

16-01-2018 Matt Way

Marlborough started the second half of the season - with their home game against Bristol UWE (January 13) - knowing they needed to get back into the rhythm that saw them win their six opening games.   And reassuringly that was exactly what happened. 

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Town Council's plea to Wiltshire Council as decision on sale of Rabley Wood View open space nears

16-01-2018

The controversy over the sale for a housing development of the well-used and safe open space and amenity land off Rabley Wood View, is about to move to County Hall, Trowbridge.  The deadline is approaching for the final decision by Wiltshire Council's cabinet on their plan to sell the land.

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George Lane and London Road to be re-surfaced in April

16-01-2018

Now for some welcome news:  Members of Marlborough Town Council's Planning Committee were told on Monday (January 14) that Wiltshire Council is to re-surface George Lane and London Road in April - the first month of the new financial year.

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A Marlborough Christmas to raise funds for a trio of charities

Elf Lisa Utting with Chloe Thomas and Emma Cotton (Brighter Futures) at A Marlborough Christmas 2016Elf Lisa Utting with Chloe Thomas and Emma Cotton (Brighter Futures) at A Marlborough Christmas 2016A Marlborough Christmas will be held in the Norwood Hall, Marlborough College on Saturday 16 December from 10 am to 4 pm.  For the second year running the proceeds will go to Cancer Research UK (CRUK), Prospect Hospice and Brighter Futures, Great Western Hospital’s radiotherapy appeal.

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Savernake death crash: trial of two accused of causing death by dangerous driving starts at Salisbury Crown Court

Alex May (left) and Jordan Blake appearing at Salisbury Crown Court      ---      pics Nicola SaltAlex May (left) and Jordan Blake appearing at Salisbury Crown Court --- pics Nicola SaltThe trial of Jordan Blake and Alexander May, both jointly charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of hospital receptionist Jane Thompson on the A4 near Savernake Hospital on June 9 last year started this morning (Monday 4 December) at Salisbury Crown Court.

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Festive fundraising for Hope and Homes for Children

Ann Swift displaying 'one I made earlier' Christmas wreathAnn Swift displaying 'one I made earlier' Christmas wreathA Christmas wreath workshop and a classical carol concert will raise funds for Hope and Homes for Children, the charity with a local connection.  The Christmas wreath workshop, held at Pewsey Vale Tennis Clubhouse was the brainchild of Sally Brown, who is a member of the Vale of Pewsey Hope and Homes for Children support group. 

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November weather review - a month of fluctuation

St Mary's Church                pic courtesy of Eric GilbertSt Mary's Church pic courtesy of Eric GilbertNovember:  the month began with mild temperatures by day, 14.4C on 1 November but the nights were cold.  There were three nights when the thermometer dropped below zero producing a minimum of -2.1C on the morning of 6 November.

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Understanding homelessness in our community

Sue Elks (MAPAG) (left) and Sarah Johnson (Assertive Outreach Worker with Wiltshire Council)Sue Elks (MAPAG) (left) and Sarah Johnson (Assertive Outreach Worker with Wiltshire Council)It seemed appropriate, that as temperatures plummet below freezing and winter sets in, that Marlborough Area Board should be discussing the problems of homelessness in Marlborough and the wider Wiltshire community.

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The lights went on and everybody was in: Large crowd welcomes Marlborough's Christmas lights

Mayor Cllr Mervyn Hall assisting BBC Wiltshire's Ben Prater and family push down the plunger to bring Marlborough's Christmas to lightMayor Cllr Mervyn Hall assisting BBC Wiltshire's Ben Prater and family push down the plunger to bring Marlborough's Christmas to lightMarlborough's Christmas illuminations burst into light last night (Friday 1 December) at 6.30pm when BBC Wiltshire's breakfast presenter, Ben Prater, ably assisted by the Mayor, Cllr Mervyn Hall and Ben's two children downed the handle of the enormous red plunger on the stage in the middle of a crowded High Street to bring new meaning to the saying 'many hands make light(s) work' (apologies for dire pun).

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It’s a bug’s life at St John’s

Leafy the leaf insect and Cactus the stick insects make new friendsLeafy the leaf insect and Cactus the stick insects make new friendsYear 7’s at St. John’s were treated to a hands on workshop with all sorts of exotic creepy crawlies and snakes when Jonathan’s Jungle Roadshow visited the school on Tuesday November 28.

 

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