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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 New Career as a Teacher? Excalibur Teaching School Alliance’s first Cohort of trainees are in the classroom!

l to r:  Oscar Hird, Emma Playfair, James Allen, Julie Gordon, Lauren Sankey, Elena Ramos, Justine Holmes (Professional Tutor), Francis Klememcicl to r: Oscar Hird, Emma Playfair, James Allen, Julie Gordon, Lauren Sankey, Elena Ramos, Justine Holmes (Professional Tutor), Francis KlememcicThe 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.

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ARK's work for the River Kennet to flow further downstream

 

ARK Chairman Richard Clarke with Judy Pitts & with Dr Rodney Owen JonesARK Chairman Richard Clarke with Judy Pitts & with Dr Rodney Owen JonesAt 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.

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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.

 

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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...

 

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Huge increase in threats to England’s celebrated landscapes from major housing developments

Local residents' campaign at Harwell to stop the proposed 1,000 house development within the North Wessex Downs AONBLocal residents' campaign at Harwell to stop the proposed 1,000 house development within the North Wessex Downs AONBNew 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.

 

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The rebirth of Cinema within Marlborough - old Chapel in the Parade to become the town's new screen

Space of the proposed new cinema - West facing showing the old stained glass windowsSpace of the proposed new cinema - West facing showing the old stained glass windowsA 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.
 

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MantonFest Pedals for Pudsey!

Team MantonFest whizz past......Team MantonFest whizz past......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.

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Review: Victoria Jinivizian's 'Interior Lives' - rooms we can view at our leisure

Victoria Jinivizian:  Interior, Patrick & Joan Leigh Fermor’s, KardamyliVictoria Jinivizian: Interior, Patrick & Joan Leigh Fermor’s, Kardamyli

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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Back to Fitness with Buggybabes

The Buggybabes watched by the babies The Buggybabes watched by the babies Buggybabes, the brainchild of Dominique Oughton, is an exercise class for new mums.  When Dominique, who is a Senior Sports Consultant with Wiltshire and Swindon Sport, wanted to get fit after giving birth to son Noah, she couldn’t find what she was looking for in the local area. So she decided to start her own back to fitness class specifically aimed at new mums.

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