Now Christmas and New Year are past, some more comments are being made about the planning application to turn St Peter's School into a boutique hotel with eight new homes behind it.
The start of December was in direct contrast to the two previous months, as it did not start with heavy rain and strong winds. Polar Air brought dry and cold air. By December 4 we had enjoyed four consecutive dry days, the first since the middle of September but cold with maxima of 5.5C and 5.4C.
BBC Wiltshire's Ben Prater and his well known Breakfast Show today (December 24) came live from The Crown - an inn with a stable - in Aldbourne.
Plans for the development of site of the former St Peter's Junior School - probably the last multi-dwelling site available in the town centre - do not include any affordable housing.
2019 introduced itself with a cold icy blast but then changed to become a year with sharply contrasting periods of wet, warm and often windy periods - culminating in a year wetter and warmer than the average. Whilst the start was cold and icy, the end was warm, wet and windy - dominated by frequent depressions that gave glancing blows from major storms sweeping in from the Atlantic.
Forty-five people were delighted to sit down to Marlborough’s Christmas Day lunch in the Town Hall - and a further five who were unable to attend had meals delivered to them in their homes.
For the second year running the children of Kennet Valley School participated in what has been called a ‘Reverse Twelve Days of Christmas’. Instead of opening an advent calendar and receiving a gift, the children were encouraged to donate specific food and toiletry items. These were passed on to the Trussell Trust food bank in Devizes.
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