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Former social housing at Moffat House in London Road to become flats

20-02-2018

The former social housing in Moffat House on the London Road is to be turned into nine flats - as laid out in a planning application and application for Listed Building Consent lodged with Wiltshire Council.  After a brief discussion of the applicaitons, Marlborough Town councillors on the planning committee...

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Don't miss your train! Road to Bedwyn station closed for six weeks

20-02-2018

Part of the road linking the A4 to Great Bedwyn - the most direct route from Marlborough to Bedwyn Station - is closed for six weeks.  There is a lengthy diversion along narrow roads.

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Road works alert: A345 closures south of Marlborough

20-02-2018

Wiltshire Council has announced 'substantial road works' on the A345 through Clench Common to the top of Oare Hill - this will mean the road will be closed to all traffic for two days from March 15.

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Not to be sniffed at! The 'Bag It and Bin It' campaign to rid Marlborough of dog mess

20-02-2018 Sue Round

Marlborough Town Council together with Drove Veterinary Hospital have launched a campaign to encourage all dog owners to clean up after their dogs by bagging and binning any dog mess.  The campaign is the brain child of Jane Carter, Marketing Co-ordinator and Tracey Churchill, receptionist, at Drove Vets.  Jane has...

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Parking charges: Is Wiltshire Council set on killing Marlborough's Christmas?

20-02-2018

The second round of Wiltshire Council's increases in parking charges includes a change that could kill two central elements of Marlborough's Christmas. 

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Elsie gets Wiltshire Council's go-ahead to give her name to a new road

20-02-2018

One marlborough.news reader put it like this: "If Elsie Knocker can get a Royal Mail stamp, she better get a road named after her."  And it is now looking more likely she will get her road.

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Tottenham House development plans: it's the new buildings that are stirring up objections

17-02-2018

The planning applications for the restoration of Tottenham House and for the extensive developments on the estate that surrounds it, have raised fears among local residents about the scale of new building that is planned and its effect on surrounding villages.

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Police appeal for information after Marlborough burglary

16-02-2018

Police would like to hear from anyone who could help following an unsuccessful burglary attempt at a business in Marlborough on Monday of this week (12 February).   

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Marlborough Rugby youngsters achieve call-up to England squad

16-02-2018

Two of Marlborough Rugby Club's up and coming young players have been selected for the England Under 18s squad to tour France this coming Summer.

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Electrician Team Leader - Marlborough College

16-02-2018

  Electrician Team Leader     An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Electrician Team Leader to lead our existing small team of Electricians, undertaking appropriate repairs, maintenance and improvements in a variety of interesting College buildings, set in a pleasant environment. Ideally, you will come from a multi-site background with experience of electrical...

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AveburyAveburyThere are several tourist attractions that make up Avebury's prehistoric landscape. All of the monuments are open to the public and accessible without charge, although parts of the neolithic Avenue pass through private land, and are not accessible.

Built in around 2600 BC, Avebury stone circle is a neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, and contains the largest stone circle in Europe.

The monument comprises a large henge, surrounded by a bank and a ditch. Inside this henge is a large outer stone circle, with two separate smaller stone circles situated inside the centre of the monument.

An avenue of two parallel lines of stones 25m wide and 2.5 km in length, called The Avenue, runs between Avebury and The Sanctuary. Although it is impossible to follow The Avenue in its entirety, without the permission of the private landowners through whose gardens The Avenue runs, there is enough on public land to make a stroll back towards the A4 and Silbury Hill worthwhile.

The Alexander Keiller Museum features the prehistoric artefacts collected by archaeologist and businessman Alexander Keiller.

The museum is located in the 17th-century stables gallery, in the centre of Avebury village, and is operated by English Heritage and the National Trust.

The nearby 17th century threshing barn houses a permanent exhibit gallery about Avebury and its history. Admission includes both galleries.

Avebury Manor and Garden is a National Trust property consisting of an early 16th-century manor house and its surrounding garden. Parts of the house, and the garden, are open to the public.

Avebury is the site of several religious ceremonies, notably at sunrise on midsummer's day (June 21) when pagans including druids, wiccas and heathens celebrate inside the stones at Avebury. It is quite a spectacle, and for those who don't fancy an early rise there is usually still some activity until lunchtime and beyond.

The pagans are very welcoming, and don't object to a bit of gawping, photography or even hand-holding and chanting participation, but casual visitors should be reminded that religious ceremonies are taking place, and respect is always appreciated.

 

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