Just in time for World Book Day, Thursday March 5, Marlborough LitFest has announced a new national competition entitled ‘Love Books’. The competition will run in association with the Department of English at Bath Spa University and aims to celebrate a love of reading amongst teenagers and adults.
Windsor 9 - Marlborough 19
On Saturday the firsts ventured over the border into Berkshire to play the return leg against Windsor which would be a bit of grudge match due to Marlborough halting Windsor’s hopes of promotion a couple of seasons ago on their own territory.
February got off to a very mild, if wet start, with temperatures well above the average on the west to south air flow but within days the wind veered into the north bringing drier but cooler weather, although short lived fog formed on the February 6 and 7.
At last night's Planning committee meeting (24 February) Councillors voted to reject a planning application for a development of six 'one and two bed' houses on the former Scorpion Buildings site at Brunel Court, just off Elcot Lane on the grounds of 'over development'.
Award winning actress, Ruth Wilson, visited St John’s Academy today, March 3, to speak to students and to launch the many activities planned for World Book Week which has as its theme – ‘Let’s share a million stories.’
In the last six months the Prospect Hospice Knitting Group have raised a staggering £1760 for Prospect Hospice. The group, who meet fortnightly in St Peter’s Church, use any unwanted wool that has been donated to the Marlborough Prospect Hospice shops. They turn it into colourful and stylish items to be sold in the Prospect Hospice shop.
Following Councillor Edward Northeast's resignation from the Town Council there is a vacancy for one Councillor for the East Ward. As the next election is more than six months away (May 2021), the new Councillor wil be selected either by by-election (all electorate of Ward to vote), or by co-option (selection by current Town Council).
Meryl Ainslie, Director of Rabley Drawing Centre has just announced that the Artist in Residence for 2020 will be Lucy Farley MA RCA. Lucy trained at the Royal College of Art 2007-2009 will be making the most of the space and studios at Rabley, looking to inspire others along the way during her four visits to Rabley across the year.
Two weeks ago the Government introduced a Bill to give compensation to victims of the Windrush scandal. This was when thousands of British residents with every right to live here, many of whom had come to this country from the Commonwealth decades ago, were falsely treated as illegal immigrants by a bureaucracy that couldn’t do simple common sense. I spoke in the debate to support the compensation and to argue for more human and flexible public services across the board. See my short speech here.
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