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'Gritty Gritty Bang Bang' and twenty three other gritters to keep Wiltshire highways clear over the winter

12 Dec 2019

As well as a shiny new logo (see: 'Wiltshire Council updates its logo - and loses its slogan') the Council has invested in a fleet of shiny new gritters.  Just in time for the freezing winter conditions, and, whilst they have dropped 'Where everybody matters' as a catchphrase from the old...

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'Sing out for Christmas' returns to the Town Hall to help raise funds for Marlborough's Jubilee Centre

12 Dec 2019

Following last year's sell-out concert at the Town Hall, 'Sing out for Christmas' with Judith Sharp, Ray Dance from SALOS and a cast of friends and associates will be taking to the Town Hall stage again to raise money for Marlborough's Jubilee Centre on Friday next week - 20 December. 

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Part time Charity Director of a Youth Development Programme - Thriving Through Venture

12 Dec 2019

   Part time Charity Director of a Youth Development Programme   Salary:  £28 per hour or £12,000 paStatus: Self-employedHours: 1.5 days a week, three weekends and two weeks (in August) overseas in The GambiaContract: temporaryReporting to: Board of TrusteesThriving Through Venture (TTV) www.ttventure.org was established in 2018 in recognition of the fact that many of our young people...

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Local charity wins BBC Children in Need grant

11 Dec 2019

Local charity, Home-Start Kennet, which is based in Pewsey, is celebrating having secured an important grant from BBC Children in Need.   

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Decision regarding final design and layout of Manton's Jubilee Field upgraded play area to be made in January

11 Dec 2019

At Monday's meeting of the full Town Council it was agreed that the final decision regarding design and layout of the upgraded play area in Manton's Jubilee Field will be made next month's meeting on Monday 20 January.  

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Scouts honour twenty years of beavering!

11 Dec 2019 Sue Round

On Monday (09 December) evening 2nd Marlborough Scout Group showed their appreciation of Alison Barnett, who has volunteered as leader of the Beavers for twenty years.

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Drink and Drug Driving Campaign Roadshow lands in the High Street tomorrow

10 Dec 2019

  Wiltshire Police are supporting the National Police Chiefs Council 'Drink Drug Drive' campaign that launches tomorrow (Wednesday 12 Dcember and runs through the Christ,mas / New Year period into mid-January. Inspector Mark Freeman, of Specialist Operations, said:  “Since 2015 we have had the ability to make roadside checks for suspected drug...

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Redrow sponsors Marlborough carol service

10 Dec 2019

A Celebration of Christmas, the carol service being held in Marlborough College Chapel in aid of the Stroke Association, has a new sponsor. 

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Picture book fun for children and adults this Christmas

10 Dec 2019 Sue Round

'Positive thinking for Piglets' is the latest book by local illustrator Chantal Bourgonje and her husband, the author and TV script-writer, David Hoskins.

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Marlborough Golf Club’s Jeremy Tomlinson to be the new CEO at England Golf

10 Dec 2019 Sue Round

Jeremy Tomlinson, who has been a member at Marlborough Golf Club since 1985 and both club first team and Wiltshire County captain, will join England Golf as its new Chief Executive Officer in January 2020.

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'Sing out for Christmas' returns to the Town Hall to help raise funds for Marlborough's Jubilee Centre

Judith Sharp and Ray Dance at last year's sell-out concertJudith Sharp and Ray Dance at last year's sell-out concertFollowing last year's sell-out concert at the Town Hall, 'Sing out for Christmas' with Judith Sharp, Ray Dance from SALOS and a cast of friends and associates will be taking to the Town Hall stage again to raise money for Marlborough's Jubilee Centre on Friday next week - 20 December.

 

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Scouts honour twenty years of beavering!

 Centre - Alison Barnett holding her gifts.  From left to right Aileen Makin, Derek Baker, Ken McDougall, Alison Barnett, Viv Lucas, Heather Croucher, Jessica Hickson, Belinda Eastland Centre - Alison Barnett holding her gifts. From left to right Aileen Makin, Derek Baker, Ken McDougall, Alison Barnett, Viv Lucas, Heather Croucher, Jessica Hickson, Belinda EastlandOn Monday (09 December) evening 2nd Marlborough Scout Group showed their appreciation of Alison Barnett, who has volunteered as leader of the Beavers for twenty years.

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Children’s Christmas picture book with a local connection

Karen Inglis and Anne Swift with their book 'The Christmas Tree Wish'Karen Inglis and Anne Swift with their book 'The Christmas Tree Wish'Architect Anne Swift from Wootton Rivers has teamed up with children’s author Karen Inglis to produce a new Christmas picture book for children aged 3 to 5+.  'The Christmas Tree Wish' tells the story of Little Bruce Spruce, Penelope Pine, Douglas Fir and many others.  It is, says Karen, “A heart-warming tale of hope and friendship with the message that it’s ok to be different".

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Marlborough Rugby: Another grey day on the Common, but the youngsters are a ray of sunshine

Taufa'ao Filise, Marlborough's Player Coach powers through the Oxford defenceTaufa'ao Filise, Marlborough's Player Coach powers through the Oxford defenceMarlborough 25  -  34 Oxford Old Harlequins

 

After a two-week break (should only have been one, but the weather wasn’t playing nicely) the first XV were back on the Common and the opposition was from over the border – Oxford Harlequins.  Sadly, it was a rather depleted Marlborough side that was put out due to the accumulation of injuries which have been sustained by the Marlborough squad.  Three of the lads managed to injure themselves at training – not very helpful.

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Marlborough and District Dyslexia Association celebrate 32 years

Janet Louth and Gill Wallis with the White Willow and Marlborough Town Council Head Groundsman Nigel Weathery.Janet Louth and Gill Wallis with the White Willow and Marlborough Town Council Head Groundsman Nigel Weathery.Last week Marlborough and District Dyslexia Association marked 32 years of work in the town and the retirement of their long time President and Resource manager, Gill Wallis, by planting a tree in Stonebridge Wild River Reserve.

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Pulling pints to pulling teeth? Councillors object to proposed change of The White Harte to Dental Surgery

The White Harte - in the Marlborough Conservative ClubThe White Harte - in the Marlborough Conservative Club"How can you take a prime retail unit out of the High Street and replace it with a Dental Surgery?".  This was the question posed by Councillors at last night's (Monday 2 December) Planning Committee meeting of the Town Council when presented with the application to convert the iconic Conservative Club building, currently run as The White Harte restaurant & bar into a Dental Surgery.
 

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Picture book fun for children and adults this Christmas

Husband and wife David Hoskins and Chantal Bourgonje with their Horace & Nim books 'The Lucky Lucky Leaf' and 'Positive thinking for Piglets'Husband and wife David Hoskins and Chantal Bourgonje with their Horace & Nim books 'The Lucky Lucky Leaf' and 'Positive thinking for Piglets''Positive thinking for Piglets' is the latest book by local illustrator Chantal Bourgonje and her husband, the author and TV script-writer, David Hoskins.

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Novembers in Marlborough are getting wetter, but 2019's saw no rainfall records broken - unlike other parts of Britain

The nights are getting colder... (Photo: Eric Gilbert) The nights are getting colder... (Photo: Eric Gilbert) November began much as October had - with a former hurricane affecting our weather. Pablo was the first such storm to form so close to the UK, just west of the Iberian peninuslar. It brought mild weather with temperatures from the November 1 to November 5 a degree or so above average, a peak of 14.5C was recorded on November 1 being 3.4C above the 35-year average. 

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