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BREXIT: there are issues specific to people in our area that will have to be addressed - and that process…

19-11-2017

  Marlborough.news has steered clear of the Brexit debate - a largely national and for now, some would say, even a Westminster and Whitehall matter.   We are not going to make a habit of reporting on Brexit pros and process or cons and constraints.But we will keep a watch out for...

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Great Bedwyn: another community in need of affordable homes - but what about its social housing?

19-11-2017

  The only additional homes to be built in Great Bedwyn ought to be "small 'affordable' ones".

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Marlborough St Mary's Primary School and the new crossing point over George Lane: "An accident waiting to happen"

18-11-2017

  The opening of Marlborough St Mary's Primary school has - as was expected -  brought changed patterns of movement as parents and children walk to school.

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Bikes stolen from a shed in Wootton Rivers - Police appeal for information

16-11-2017

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Wootton Rivers, near Marlborough which took plae between 12 and 13 September.  Several items were stolen including:  X1 Fondriest bike X1 Colnago road bike Raleigh pedal bike Two sets of bike wheels Garmin 810 In addition several items of bike equipment including a tyre pump and bike lock were...

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Marlborough Hockey Club achieve Clubmark accreditation

16-11-2017 Sarah Kendall

With England Hockey Clubfirst accreditation held since 2006, Marlborough Hockey Club are now one of the first clubs in the west of England to have been awarded England Hockey’s Clubmark accreditation.

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Hockey: Marlborough Ladies First team have an important win - but tables are turned for the Seconds as goals…

16-11-2017 Vicky Moxham

  City of Bath Ladies Firsts       0  Marlborough Ladies Firsts       4       Following two draws in the last two games, Marlborough travelled to bottom of the league City of Bath looking for three points.   A minute of silence for the fallen was observed and then it was time for Marlborough to get...

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Handyperson - Marlborough College

16-11-2017

  Handyperson     A vacancy has arisen for a Handyperson to work within Turner House (a boys’ boarding house).   You should enjoy and have a good knowledge of DIY and be able to undertake a range of general maintenance tasks including repairs and painting. Some heavy-duty cleaning tasks may also be required.  Relevant...

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Domestic Cleaner & Facilities Support - Marlborough College

16-11-2017

  Domestic Cleaner & Facilities Support     We are looking for a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our team in General Services.  Reporting to the Domestic Services Manager, you will provide roaming assistance (as required for all areas) including: cleaning services around the College campus as well as driving for deliveries and...

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Gardener (Full Time) - Sheepdrove Organic Farm & Eco Conference Centre

16-11-2017

  Gardener (Full Time)   Sheepdrove Organic Farm & Eco Conference Centre     Sheepdrove is a 2,500 acre working organic farm based in Lambourn.  It is home to our award winning Eco Conference Centre, guest accommodation and woodland burial site and Education Centre. The farm produces pasture-fed organic meat for the family Butcher’s shop in London and...

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Children and Families’ Worker - St Mary’s Church, Marlborough

16-11-2017

  Children and Families’ Worker   St Mary’s Church, Marlborough      We are looking for someone who will help develop the work being done amongst children, families and young people in our parish, and who will contribute to our main aim “to make Jesus known” amongst the people of Marlborough.  Some experience in working...

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REVIEW: LitFest audience entranced by opening night's poetry & dance performance by Kayo Chingonyi & Sean Graham

Kayo Chingonyi, with dancer Sean Graham performing at The Ellis Theatre, Marlborough College on Thursday evening.   Pic:  Ben PhillipsKayo Chingonyi, with dancer Sean Graham performing at The Ellis Theatre, Marlborough College on Thursday evening. Pic: Ben Phillips

I was in Waitrose the other day taking advantage – yet again – of their delicious sushi samples.  They are so carefully crafted, made according to accepted conventions, with combinations of colours and subtle flavours that may be challenging.  Rather like poetry in many ways. Sushi is not to everyone’s taste - again like poetry, or like improvised dance …  But how about poetry AND dance together?!

 

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LitFest 2017 launches to a packed Town Hall

Chair Jan Williamson declaring LitFest 2017 openChair Jan Williamson declaring LitFest 2017 open

The Town Hall opened its doors tonight (Friday 29 September) to the eighth annual Marlborough LitFest, for a packed party in the Assembly Room to officially launch the Festival ahead of its headline speaker, Will Self. 

 

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Barn Street repairs cause more traffic chaos north & south of Marlborough

 

Army at it again?  Not this time, scaffolders start work on the repair to the garageArmy at it again? Not this time, scaffolders start work on the repair to the garageUPDATE: it is expected that the traffic lights will be operating in Barn Street until Tuesday night (October 3).  Wiltshire Council says the delays to traffic will be "moderate".  Thursday morning (September 28) saw a team of scaffolders arrive to shore up the garage on Barn Street that was damaged the day before by an Army vehicle - see adjacent article.

 

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Is Wiltshire Council helping with Marlborough's traffic and parking problems?

 

Another morning on Herd Street...Another morning on Herd Street...We often hear from Wiltshire Council how much their grant from central government has been reduced - which explains their cuts to services like Sure Start, Social Services, the Youth Service and the delays in repairing some of the area's third world roads.  They do not shout too much about additional grants they receive...from central government.

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It's not just HGVs - Army gets in on the act as well

Army Personnel Carrier stopped on Herd St whilst crew decide what to do (pic:  Pete Davies, Marlborough Photographic)Army Personnel Carrier stopped on Herd St whilst crew decide what to do (pic: Pete Davies, Marlborough Photographic)

Earlier this afternoon (27 September) just gone 3 o'clock in Herd St.  An Army personnel carrier has just demolished the garage doors of a unit further down the hill (arrow points to the debris lying in the road).

 

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Sensational Flash Mob Dance Launches Marlborough’s 2017 Litfest

The scene of the FlashMob from the Town Hall balconyThe scene of the FlashMob from the Town Hall balcony

Marlborough’s eighth LitFest launched with a dramatic Flash Mob Dance outside the Town Hall.  At 11 am on Thursday September 28, mysterious creatures with whiskers, furry tails, claws and scary faces began to appear in the High Street.  Over 270 local primary schoolchildren, dressed as wild things from the book Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak danced to Dangerous by David Garrett.

 

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Marlborough traffic: meeting hears positive, practical ideas - but on the bigger picture it was more like dreaming

Wiltshire Councillor Bridget Wayman looking at one of the photos of HGVs circulated by Alan Grindley who lives on The GreenWiltshire Councillor Bridget Wayman looking at one of the photos of HGVs circulated by Alan Grindley who lives on The GreenNearly one hundred people attended a follow-up meeting in the Town Hall to discuss again the traffic and parking woes of residents of Kingsbury, Silverless, Herd and Barn Streets.  Joining them on the top table were four of Wiltshire Council's highways officers, all four of the Marlborough area's unitary councillors and Councillor Bridget Wayman who is now Wiltshire Council's cabinet member for highways.

 

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Barbury Castle Estate sheep win more prizes at the Royal Berkshire Show

Simon Wells...and some of the Barbury Castle Estate sheepSimon Wells...and some of the Barbury Castle Estate sheepLast weekend, Barbury Castle Estate supervisor Simon Wells and some of his Charollais-Beltex-cross sheep, joined about 60,000 people and about 1,500 other sheep at the Royal Berkshire County Show organised by the Newbury and District Agricultural Society.

Unlike many of those people and those sheep, Simon Wells and his sheep came away from the Newbury showground with two silver trophies and three very large rosettes.

 

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