Winter returned with a vengeance in February. There was a brief mild spell during the third week, but on only eight days did the maximum exceed the 34-year average.
As part of Fairtrade Fortnight there will be a meeting entitled Mangoes to Marlborough from The Gambia. It is on Saturday, 3 March in Marlborough Town Hall in the presence of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Marlborough was recognised as a Fairtrade Town in 2016.
After Wadworths' decision to sell the Three Horseshoes at Stibb Green, Burbage, the village's High Street free house, the White Hart, is now on the market at a guide price for the freehold of £480,000.
The former social housing in Moffat House on the London Road is to be turned into nine flats - as laid out in a planning application and application for Listed Building Consent lodged with Wiltshire Council. After a brief discussion of the applicaitons, Marlborough Town councillors on the planning committee voted unanimously that they had no objections to the conversion (February 19).
The planning applications for the restoration of Tottenham House and for the extensive developments on the estate that surrounds it, have raised fears among local residents about the scale of new building that is planned and its effect on surrounding villages.
Tuesday (February 27) brought Marlborough a taste of the Siberian air that had been forecast over the past few days and the air was - as we had been warned - cold, very cold.
Marlborough Town Council together with Drove Veterinary Hospital have launched a campaign to encourage all dog owners to clean up after their dogs by bagging and binning any dog mess. The campaign is the brain child of Jane Carter, Marketing Co-ordinator and Tracey Churchill, receptionist, at Drove Vets. Jane has previously worked on a similar campaign to help clean up the streets in Swindon.
Police would like to hear from anyone who could help following an unsuccessful burglary attempt at a business in Marlborough on Monday of this week (12 February).
Marlborough's traders being strangled by roadworks chaos - businesses report up to 50% loss of sales
Two weeks ago Wiltshire Council asked Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) to postpone their road works involving temporary traffic lights where the High Street meets New Road and The Parade in order to ease traffic problems in the town. And the road works did indeed stop but all the equipment was just abandoned.
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- Wiltshire Council stung into action over traffic chaos - Town Hall traffic lights to go
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- Review: 'Extraordinary Sketchbooks' exhibition at the Mount House Gallery
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- Marlborough area pubs in the news: Queen's Head changes hands - The Barge for sale again - Axford's Red Lion for sale - & more
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- St John's stages sell-out production of 'Annie'
- Marlborough's warmest January for six years - and with least rain for six years too
- Easing winter pressures: new GWH ward opens its doors to first patients
- REMINDER! Parking charges increase today - first day of February - with more increases to follow in August
- Marlborough's Parade Cinema and Arts Centre gets town councillors' blessing - noise the only worry
- Royal opening for Marlborough St Mary's - welcome Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
- Preshute pupils learn about conservation in their very own rain garden
- St John's Marlborough celebrates Vote 100
- Local author investigates the secret life of Florence Nightingale
- Rose Tremain to open Marlborough LitFest 2018 as its Golding Speaker
- Wiltshire Council Cabinet finally agree to sell public amenity land off Rabley Wood View - local opinion ignored
- More car parking pain on the way - including Sunday and public holiday charges
- 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