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The Gambia's recovery from dictatorship - and the Commonwealth

25-04-2018 Nick Maurice

  [EDITORS' NOTE:  Last week Dr Nick Maurice was present in London for meetings of the Commonwealth People’s Forum and the launch of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting or CHOGM.  There he learnt more about the problems The Gambia has as it recovers from 22 years of dictatorship.It was the first CHOGM...

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Manager - Sunny Days Children’s Nursery, Lyneham

25-04-2018

  Manager   Sunny Days Children’s Nursery, Lyneham     Do you love working with children?  Would you like a new challenge?  The role of Manager at Sunny Days Children’s Nursery in Lyneham could be just for you.We are looking for a manager who is enthusiastic, forward thinking and ready for a challenge.  The Pre-school is...

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Annual town meeting hears questions about Oxenwood closure & debates introducing 20mph restrictions

24-04-2018

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?

24-04-2018

At a meeting of Wiltshire Council's cabinet (Tuesday morning, April 24) re-considered their plan to sell the piece of land they own in Kelham Gardens.   Due to contamination and its shape, the land is almost certainly unsuitable for housing and the cabinet were in favour of negotiating with Marlborough Town...

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The Now Vauxhall dealership in George Lane has closed

23-04-2018

Further to our report today about the state of Marlborough High Street, we have since learned that the Now Vauxhall dealership, service and MOT workshops in George Lane has closed.

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They say footfall has fallen in Marlborough High Street - will it improve now the road works have gone?

23-04-2018

The airwaves, the digital this-es and thats and the newspapers have been full this past week of the current woes of High Street Britain.  Mothercare is shrinking and Debenhams has seen a huge drop in profits.

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A new use for old technology: Pewsey Vale gets another red tourist information kiosk

23-04-2018

The sun shone brightly in Bottlesford when the latest addition to the Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership's (PVTP) Tourist Information Kiosks was officially opened (April 20) by two local stalwarts Roy Rumming and Gordon Phillimore.

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Local artist's Drinking Horse sculpture gets its own winner's enclosure at Newbury Racecourse

23-04-2018

Newbury racecourse marked the opening of its Flat racing season by installing a remarkable sculpture at the heart of the parade rings - Tom Hiscocks' massive bronze depiction of a drinking horse.  

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Another no train week: but GWR put on an extra & early bus

22-04-2018

This coming week (beginning on Monday, April 23) is another week without trains from Pewsey and Bedwyn to Paddington.

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Mangoes to Marlborough

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.

 

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Former social housing at Moffat House in London Road to become flats

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).

 

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Tottenham House development plans: it's the new buildings that are stirring up objections

The stable block is partly hidden by trees to the right of Tottenham House The stable block is partly hidden by trees to the right of Tottenham House 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.

 

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Not to be sniffed at! The 'Bag It and Bin It' campaign to rid Marlborough of dog mess

From left to right Jane Carter, Nigel Weatherly, Hannah McNicholas, Mayor Mervyn Hall, Tracey Churchill.  Dogs from left to right RetroMax, Myah, Pepper, and GeorgiFrom left to right Jane Carter, Nigel Weatherly, Hannah McNicholas, Mayor Mervyn Hall, Tracey Churchill. Dogs from left to right RetroMax, Myah, Pepper, and GeorgiMarlborough 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.

 

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Community litter pick put on ice!

Not a drop of litter in sight!  A sprinkling of snow covers any rubbish waiting to be picked up on The GreenNot a drop of litter in sight! A sprinkling of snow covers any rubbish waiting to be picked up on The GreenMarlborough’s community litter pick scheduled to take place this weekend, March 2 to 4 has been postponed for two weeks until 16-18 March. The ‘Beast from the East’ is likely to hide any litter under a blanket of snow as well as creating safety issues for volunteers negotiating hazardous snowy and icy pavements.

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Marlborough's traders being strangled by roadworks chaos - businesses report up to 50% loss of sales

DIY Rainbow - what their customers have to negotiate to get in to the shopDIY Rainbow - what their customers have to negotiate to get in to the shopTwo 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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