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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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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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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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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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Wiltshire Council's radical step towards running Wiltshire's NHS

 

A plan outlining changes in the senior management structure of Wiltshire Council sprang a surprise by including - in a statement from Council leader Baroness Scott - a radical alteration to the provision of NHS services for the county.

The Council's new corporate director for adult social care will also take over the role of Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group's accountable officer - the CCG's most senior post.

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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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Marlborough's hottest June day : and then another new record is set

 

The record for the hottest June day since the Marlborough “Windrushweather” station was established in 1984, was set on June 30 1995. But ….. no more!  It's been a week of tumbling records.

Monday's record-breaking temperatures were overtaken on Wednesday (June 21) with a maximum of 32.2 degrees centigrade.  And in 'old money' that temperature tipped Marlborough over the 90 degrees fahrenheit mark.

 

On Monday the thermometer soared steadily from dawn reaching a peak at 16.05 with a reading of 31.0C.  But this was not the end of the extreme heat.

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