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Criticism of Wiltshire Council's lack of spending in the Marlborough area

27-06-2017

  Councillor Nick Fogg told the full Town Council meeting on Monday (June 26) that it appears that Wiltshire Council will not be re-surfacing George Lane until 2018-2019 - that is sometime after April next year.

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Vacant town council seat filled after secret ballot

27-06-2017

  There was no election in Marlborough for 2017's new Town Council - and the number those who put themselves forward to be councillors left one vacancy in the town's West Ward.Two candidates to fill this vacancy were considered by councillors at Monday's Town Council meeting (June 26.)  Former Town Councillor...

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Aster Housing get a roasting from town councillors

27-06-2017

  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...

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Marlborough College - Senior Sous Chef

26-06-2017

  Senior Sous Chef (Commencing September 2017) We have an opportunity for a passionate, dynamic and creative Senior Sous Chef to join our brigade of Chefs, delivering a high quality service to our c.930 boarding pupils, and College events.This role requires a motivated and pro-active Senior Sous Chef with excellent communication,...

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Chef de Partie - Marlborough College

26-06-2017

  Chef de Partie (Commencing September 2017) We have an opportunity for a Chef de Partie to join our Catering Team, working closely with the Head Chef and Sous Chefs to produce quality food for all catering activities at this prestigious College.To fulfil this role you must be City & Guilds 706/1&2 qualified...

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Temporary House Chef (Preshute) - Marlborough College

26-06-2017

  Temporary House Chef (Preshute) (Commencing September 2017) We require a Temporary Chef to join our team to cater for the pupils (approx. 60) at Preshute (a mixed pupils’ Boarding House). This is a temporary role from the beginning of September for approximately 6 months. You must have the ability to...

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Casual General Assistants – Catering- Marlborough College

26-06-2017

  Casual General Assistants – Catering (Commencing September 2017) We have two vacancies for Casual General Assistants to join our Catering Department (one based within Cotton Boarding House). You will assist with the day to day catering and hospitality services provided to pupils, staff and events. You may be requested...

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Domestic Cleaner – Facilities (Evenings) - Marlborough College

26-06-2017

  Domestic Cleaner – Facilities (Evenings) (Commencing September 2017) We require a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our team of Domestic Staff in General Services. Working within Facilities/Offices and reporting to the Domestic Services Manager, you will be required to assist with the day to day cleaning operation. You should...

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Events Assistant - Marlborough College Enterprises Ltd

26-06-2017

Marlborough College Enterprises Ltd   Events Assistant(Commencing September 2017)   An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced administrator to work in our Events team. You should have excellent IT, communication and administration skills, and an eye for detail.  With a proven ability for organisation and planning, you should be happy...

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Coming in July: the twenty-second Marlborough Open Studios Art Trail

25-06-2017 Sue Round

Fifty six artists in forty studios, workshops and exhibition spaces will be opening their doors to the public free of charge for the first four weekends in July. The studios stretch over the wider Marlborough area from Calne to Hungerford, from Pewsey to Wroughton.

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mop fairs

 

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Wiltshire's last remaining Mop Fair takes over Marlborough High Street for two Saturdays each October..

The High Street will be closed to traffic from noon on the preceding Fridays, allowing the Showman's Guild to set up the rides and sideshows that have been a familiar sight to generations of Marlborough people.

Mop fairs were originally held as hiring fairs where farm and rural craft workers came to find jobs. Housemaids carried a mop to signify their trade – hence the name.

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They are held on the closest Saturdays to St Michaelmas Day, on October 11.  If St Michaelmas Day falls on a Saturday, the fairs are held two weeks apart.

Marlborough's Mop Fairs are thought to date back more than 250 years, with the transformation from hiring fair to leisure activity taking place during the 1800s

 

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