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Space for Nature's Open Farm Sunday draws a huge crowd to Avebury

 

The Marlborough Downs Space for Nature farmers promised this year's Open Farm Sunday (June 11) would be 'bigger and better than ever'.  And it was.

Held by the Cooper family on their East farm - just north of Avebury and sitting below the Downs - it proved to be hugely popular.  Laura, Robert and Jo Cooper had been working very hard, with help from their neighbouring Space for Nature farmers - the group's fifth year of Open Farm Sundays.

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Work begins on new £8.4m health and wellbeing centre for Pewsey

Architect's drawing of Pewsey hub

 

"Work to create a health and wellbeing centre for the Pewsey area is now underway" - this is part of Wiltshire Council's multi-million pound development programme for campuses or community hubs which concentrate services into one area in a town.

 

This news item from Wiltshire Council comes four days before their use and stewardship of Marlborough's youth centre finally ends (after it is used as a polling station.)  

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49 hours to travel 240 miles: "Quicker by stagecoach and Mail Packet Steamer in 1820"

Nick Fogg, Marlborough's epic Terminal 5 explorer

 

Former Mayor of Marlborough, Nick Fogg, took over 49 hours to travel the 240 miles between Marlborough and Dublin at the weekend – courtesy of British Airways.

 

An attempt to ‘Fly the Flag’ to attend a high-level international meeting somewhat backfired. “I was due to deliver a discussion paper to the meeting of the Council of ex-Heads of State and Government”  said Nick.  “Edwina was invited to come with me and we decided to go a couple of days early to see friends in Dublin.  We took the coach to Heathrow on Saturday and arrived in plenty of time for our 1.20 flight, only to be confronted with a vast queue that snaked out of the terminal and onto the concourse beyond – and that was in Business Class.  I can’t imagine how far it must have stretched in Economy.”

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