Why leave the bus diesel engine idling when stopped at a main bus stop for a long time? Turning off is easy
Diesel engines, especially the large ones that power the buses around here do emit plenty of noxious emissions including particulates and nitrogen dioxide, and when left running in a confined location those toxic emissions build up and become a health risk. Transition Marlborough have been campaigning for the past two years for a 'No Idling' sign to be erected outside Lloyds Bank in the High Street and on Monday, 17 September, held a 'No Idling flash-mob' action to highlight this problem.
On the Saturday afternoon of Marlborough Rising the next generation of talent took over. Aspiring local performers were given their chance to shine with the Marlborough Rising Talent event on the Priory Gardens stage.
Two people were arrested in Marlborough yesterday following patrols relating to modern slavery. Officers have been conducting patrols of the High Street over the past day looking out for signs of exploitation. At 5pm yesterday, 18 September, they attended a nail bar on the High Street and located a 17-year-old male acting suspiciously at the premises. Further checks were conducted by officers and it was found that the male was in the country illegally.
He was arrested on suspicion of entering the UK illegally and a 34-year-old woman at the premises was also arrested on suspicion of human trafficking. Both were taken to Melksham custody where they remain for questioning.
Rowdeford closure proposal: Marlborough Councillors express unanimous support for parents of children at the threatened school
Councillors expressed genuine concern and unanimous support for the parents of Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) children who currently attend Rowdeford School just outside Devizes and who would have to travel an extra hour every day were the proposed plans to close Rowdeford (along with two other schools in the County) and replace with one new 'super school' in Trowbridge. See Marlborough meeting discusses Wiltshire Council's options for special schools
Marlborough Community Choir begins again this week after their summer break and welcomes new members to drop in and sing with them at St. Mary’s Church Hall on Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
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