As required by Wiltshire Council, Redrow Homes, the owner and developer of the Salisbury Road housing site, has asked Marlborough Town Councillors to suggest ten street names for the new development.
Neil Pritchard, the new headteacher at Pewsey Vale School, is experiencing a very busy first term. As well as the pressures of a new job, his son, baby Austin, was born only weeks ago!
The only additional homes to be built in Great Bedwyn ought to be "small 'affordable' ones".
A New Career as a Teacher? Excalibur Teaching School Alliance’s first Cohort of trainees are in the classroom!
The one year graduate School Direct scheme run by the Excalibur Teaching School Alliance (TSA) is off to a flying start. Based at St John’s, Marlborough (a National Teaching School) and Bath Spa University, the course offers a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as well as the possibility of gaining 60 credits towards a Masters.
A new locally-based charity - Thriving Through Venture - has been set-up to help give young British people a chance to gain self-confidence through projects here and in Africa - and at the same time help young people in Africa.
At the AGM of Action for the River Kennet (ARK) its director, Charlotte Hitchmough, announced that, in line with their strategy to become more active in the middle and downstream reaches of the Kennet, they will soon be recruiting a new member of staff to run projects between Hungerford and Reading.
With the Big Give Christmas Challenge donations to local charity Action Through Enterprise can be doubled
Action Through Enterprise (ATE) is a small Ramsbury-based charity fighting poverty in Upper West Ghana. From next Tuesday (November 26) and for the following week, donations ATE needs to help these children and to help their parents start enterprises to earn money, can attract match-funding that doubles their value.
BREXIT: there are issues specific to people in our area that will have to be addressed - and that process does need watching
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 some of the less visible Brexit issues that may affect people in our area. Here, in brief, are three: Honda's future in Swindon, the free movement of horses and policies towards the disabled...
New independent research [see below*] shows there has been an 82 per cent increase in new housing units given planning permission in England’s 34 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the past five years, despite the fact that national planning policy gives them 'the highest status of protection' from damaging development.
Against a chill North wind with occasional bouts of light drizzle Mayor Mervyn Hall led today's (Sunday 12 November) wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial adjacent to the Barn St roundabout.
A Cinema again in Marlborough could well become reality. Plans are due to be submitted to convert the old Chapel (formerly the Antiques Centre) in The Parade and yesterday, Saturday 11 November, the old Chapel was thrown open as part of a consultation exercise where Marlborough residents could get a view of the plans, ask questions of the developers and architects and make comments.
Marlborough St Mary's Primary School and the new crossing point over George Lane: "An accident waiting to happen"
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.
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.
Earlier this evening (Monday 13 November) members of the MantonFest organising committee headed by Chairman Roger Grant (resplendent in a bright yellow Pudsey Onesie) turned up at the North Swindon Orbital Centre to do their bit for Pudsey and Children in Need.
This month’s exhibition at the White Horse Gallery presents a series of paintings and drawings of rooms by Victoria Jinivizian. Victoria was trained at the Slade School of Fine Art, exhibits regularly and is an established tutor at the Marlborough College Summer School.
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- Armistice..... Marlborough falls silent for two minutes
- "The train leaving...": Claire Perry pushes for new rail link - but it's not Marlborough's
- "Whip crack-away! Whip crack-away! Whip crack-away!" - Stagecoach Marlborough expands under new management
- Marlborough’s Mace Store Wins National Award
- Popular television wildlife star Steve Backshall plants an apple tree for Burbage Primary School
- Overland to Gunjur in the Gambian Disco Express to raise funds for Brandt Group
- Marlborough's new music festival may be called 'Marlborough Rising'
- Date set for official launch of Marlborough Community and Youth Centre - with McCarthy & Stone willing to help
- Wiltshire's NHS: the new chairman of the Clinical Commissioning Group looks ahead
- Questions raised by former town councillors: on rents - again, Cooper's Meadow sheep - again...and Edward Heath
- Rare bikes stolen during a burglary in Lockeridge
- Is Wiltshire's waste & recycling consultation moving towards three weekly collections?
- MARLBOROUGH PEOPLE TODAY: from Head of St John's to a South Atlantic island - and back
- The Marlborough Brandt Lecture: can lessening global poverty continue in the face of conflict, climate change & in-built inequality?
- “Be the best you can be” - Paralympian Inspires Preshute Pupils
- 'Orphans of the Sea' - Special exhibition to commemorate 190 years of the Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation
- Big back-to-school surprise for pupils at Baydon St Nicholas - a new Adventure Playground!
- Marlborough's weather: that was the driest October since at least 1984 - and the River Kennet needs lots of rain
- Yet another parking story - this time the questions that you want Wiltshire to answer
- Marlborough butcher shop is finalist in Butcher Shop of the Year 2017
- The Food Gallery tries a different way to support a charity
- Wiltshire Council parking consultation: call to declare it null & void - now changes threaten future of Marlborough's Christmas lights switch-on
- Beckampton 'utter maniac' driver jailed for dangerous driving after causing smash in fog
- Growing sense of Outrage at Wiltshire's Parking Charge proposals, particularly the 80%+ increase for some Permits
- Kennet's University of the Third Age celebrates its twenty-fifth birthday
- VOTE NOW - and vote ten times: Marlborough's new community & youth centre needs your votes
- Miniature houses generate massive funds for Cancer Research UK
- The question: How to solve Marlborough's housing problems? The answer: affordable housing, affordable housing, affordable housing...
- Read all about it! 1772 Marlborough Journal given for Merchant's House Museum - an election, scandals, crimes, readers' letters
- After 75 years hard work, the crises keep coming that need Oxfam's help : Marlborough Brandt Lecturer Mark Goldring on Oxfam today
- Marlborough Rector honoured as Queen’s Chaplain
- Marlborough Area Foodbank to relaunch next month with a new vision
- Cheap cigarette fraud - do you recognise this man?
- Nomads come home: Marlborough Nomads reunite on the pitch with Rosslyn Park Nomads after a gap of 107 years
- Housing Needs for Marlborough - A Public Meeting at the Town Hall on Tuesday next week
- Evidence proves that Marlborough does have a parking problem - now this can be addressed
- Newbury Racecourse: Worthington's Armed Forces Raceday - with free entry for serving military and British Legion members
- Feast of Food delivers Feast of Funds to Cancer Research for twentieth year
- 'Charlie's Charity' helps fund a new Community Climbing Wall at St Francis
- Parked atop the town's agenda: public meeting on Marlborough's car parks as Wiltshire consults on raising parking revenue
- REVIEW: Kontakt and clay - Julia Schuster exhibition at the Mount House Gallery, Marlborough College
- More funding revealed to help the much-needed refurbishment of the former Youth Centre
- Marlborough's traffic crisis: lots of 'amateur traffic engineers' & a warning from history at town council meeting
- Town Councillors voice support for renewing the rail link to Marlborough
- Swindon's striking new Museum and Art Gallery - A progress presentation at Rabley Drawing Centre
- GOLD! Marlborough achieves the ultimate accolade in this year's South West in Bloom
- The sixth series of Brilliant Young Musicians begins this month - more musical treats for Marlborough audiences
- Raising Aspirations: New Mentoring Scheme Launched in Schools
- GWH meets more financial turbulence - PFI payments take their toll
- £559,300 National Lottery grant helps secure future for Crofton Beam Engines