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Marlborough recycling centre to close for six working days

21-09-2017

  Following the change in contractors for most of Wiltshire Council's household recycling centres, a refurbishment and improvement programme is beginning with centres closing for short periods while the work takes place.

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Pharmacy Technician or Dispenser - Ramsbury & Wanborough Surgery

21-09-2017

GP Surgery seeks:   Pharmacy Technician or Dispenser Approximately 20 hours per week   Excellent communication, organisational and accuracy skills are required.  Ideally, we are looking for a person qualified to NVQ Level 2 or equivalent as a minimum.  Successful applicant will be expected to be friendly, approachable and maintain a high level of confidentiality...

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Match report: Marlborough Town Ladies FC v Trowbridge Town Ladies

21-09-2017 Emma Brown

Sunday 17 September Marlborough Town Ladies FC  2;   Trowbridge Town Ladies 3   Marlborough’s third game of the season saw them pitched against Trowbridge Town Ladies.Trowbridge are a team full of speed, skill and slick passing that have proved to be testing foes on a number of occasions last season in both the league...

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George Lane: Roadworks on the way?

20-09-2017

  Sirs,   Is the repainting of the double yellow lines in George Lane an indication that the road is about to be resurfaced or that it is going to be left in the disgusting state it is in with a lot of the top surface on the pavement ?   Yours, Mrs K N Pinchen...

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Following in the footsteps of a 1920s expedition to the Arctic

20-09-2017

In a talk in aid of the Kempson Rosedale Enterprise Trust, James Lam will be telling the story of his recent expedition Spitzbergen Retraced at the Theatre on the Hill, Marlborough on Friday, September 22 at 7.30.  

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Second meeting for residents hit by traffic & parking problems

20-09-2017

  The Marlborough Area Board is hosting a second meeting for residents of the Kingsbury/Silverless/Herd Streets area to hear how Wiltshire Council is responding to concerns residents raised at the previous meeting - which was very well attended.

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Intense training pays off for Bedwyn GP Anne Woods in gruelling adventure race

20-09-2017

  Super fit Bedwyn GP Dr Anne Woods from The Old School Surgery in Great Bedwyn and her partner, Royal Artillery Lieutenant Colonel Alex Freeborn came runners-up in the gruelling and tough ‘Questars’ Adventure race across the Brecon Beacons.This Questars Adventure Race in Wales was organised for the Royal Artillery as...

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Loaded with cupcakes, the Healthwatch NHS roadshow is in Marlborough on Wednesday, 20 September

19-09-2017

  Staff and volunteers from the county’s independent health and care champion, Healthwatch Wiltshire, are in the road with their 1969 classic campervan to find out what people think about their local health and care services.  

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Final permission granted to Redrow for housing on the Salisbury Road development

19-09-2017

  Meeting last week, Wiltshire Council's Strategic Planning Committee have given the final go ahead for Redrow's housing element of the Salisbury Road development.  

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GWH congratulated by Jeremy Hunt for a near-perfect score

19-09-2017

  Amidst all the talk of health service cuts, targets, waiting times and delayed transfers of care there comes a pat on the back for GWH from the very centre of the NHS.

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Together again - and again: two reunions & celebrations mark historic St Peter's final days as a school

 

Crowds flocked to the Marlborough Grammar School/St. Peter’s Junior school reunion and celebration on July 1 to mark the end of an era of Marlborough education on The Parade. The building will close at the end of the summer term as staff and students move to the very new - still being built - Marlborough St Mary’s School in September.

Meanwhile friends of St Mary’s (Girls) Junior School from its days in the Herd Street building which closed in 1962, were holding their reunion at Marlborough Bowls Club.

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Barbury International Horse Trials welcome the world’s best event riders - as Andrew Nicholson targets sixth consecutive win

 

New Zealander eventer Andrew Nicholson, who is based at Lockeridge, has his sights set on a sixth Barbury CIC*** title in a row.  Nicholson, seen here at home in Lockeridge with Nereo, is currently ranked the world number two event rider.  

 

He is bringing eight horses for the four days of competitions at the St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials - 6-9 July. 

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NHS nursing crisis: Lili is from Romania & works at GWH - but the flow of EU nurses has now dried up

Lili Baleanu is a Romanian nurse working at Great Western Hospital - one of the steeply declining number of EU nurses to arrive since the Brexit referendum.

Lili graduated as a nurse in Romania in August last year and arrived at GWH in late November. She passed the obligatory English language test (the IELTS - more of which later) and will become a fully registered nurse in a matter of days - getting her Pin number from the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).

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National Trust buys Avebury's historic chapel

The former United Reformed Church chapel in the centre of Avebury has been bought by the National Trust as a space to highlight their conservation work and to engage people with the landscapes within the World Heritage Site.

 

The Chapel had ceased to be a place of Christian worship and its role as a Tourist Information Centre ended when Wiltshire Council withdrew its funding in 2011.  The sale was concluded early in May - as marlborough.news reported.  But the buyer has only now been revealed.

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Aster Housing get a roasting from town councillors

 

At the full meeting of Marlborough Town Council on Monday (June 26) Deputy Mayor Councillor Lisa Farrell asked fellow councillors whether they knew that Aster Housing were selling off their properties as they become vacant.  The homes are believed to be handed over to be sold on by a local estate agent.

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Refurbishment of the former Youth Centre starts - Town Councillors get to work

 

Marlborough Town Mayor Councillor Mervyn Hall, Councillor Noel Barrett-Morton, Susan Barrett-Morton and Martin Phipps (relief caretaker) have started work on the former Youth Centre building owned by Wiltshire Council and now in the hands of the Town Council.  (Seen l to r in the photo.)

On Monday, June 12 Marlborough Town Council signed the lease on the former Marlborough Youth Centre and has taken over its running and maintenance.  Wiltshire Council had no further use for the building.

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Silverless Street still targeted by monster vehicles

If anyone thought the problem of juggernauts using Marlborough's historic and very narrow Silverless Street as a cut-through was a thing of the past...check out this photo of a very large Dutch tanker attempting to make the turn into Silverless Street from Kingsbury Street on Tuesday (June 27.)

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The Third Policeman reports for duty on the Ogbourne Maizey beat - has a bicycle gone missing?

 

Transposing an iconic comic novel full of surreal lunacy into a play is one giant step for Irish literature - quite another step is bringing the play for one performance only to a beautiful garden in Ogbourne Maizey - a couple of miles north of Marlborough.  

The novel is Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman and the Miracle Theatre Company from Cornwall brings this dramatised version to Maizey Lodge next month.  How lucky can Marlborough people be to have such a side-splitting rest from Nordic noir and all those grim cop shows on the telly?

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