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Protests mount over Wiltshire Council closure of outdoor education centres - they will be raised at Monday's Annual Town Meeting

20-04-2018

The decision by Wiltshire Council to close two outdoor education centres - Oxenwood near Marlborough and Braeside in Devizes - has caused mounting protest and opposition across the area.

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Great Bedwyn CE Primary school joins Excalibur Academies Trust

20-04-2018 Sue Round

Great Bedwyn CE Primary School, rated as 'Outstanding' in its latest OFSTED has become the latest school to join the Excalibur Academies Trust.    

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"A glaring omission" made good - historic Marlborough finally gets its own museum

20-04-2018

Marlborough has a Museum.  It is in the Merchant's House and it was formally opened on Wednesday (April 18) by Sir John Sykes who was the first - and long serving - chairman of the Merchant's House Trust.

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Assistant Manager (Full Time) - Cook Marlborough

19-04-2018

  Assistant Manager: Cook Marlborough   (Full Time)     We are looking for an outstanding individual to help us to continue to create a remarkable food business, with a warm welcoming shop and a high level of personal service and expertise you don’t find elsewhere.  Help lead our small shop teams who are responsible for delivering...

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First cuckoo of Axford’s spring

18-04-2018

Former Marlborough Town Mayor, Margaret Rose has told marlborough.newsthat  she heard her first cuckoo of the year in Axford on Wednesday morning (April 18).

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Army keep fit for Mayor’s charities

18-04-2018 Sue Round

Town Mayor, Councillor Mervyn Hall’s chosen charities - Julia’s House and Home Start Kennet - received a military boost today, 18 April, thanks to forty soldiers from the 4th Military Intelligence Battalion (4MI).  

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Bees are in trouble - but they're getting good support from Bee Roadzz Week

18-04-2018

Transition Marlborough started the first Bee Road campaign in our area, and on Tuesday evening a wider scheme was launched to take action on the bee crisis.  Bee Roadzz is a collaborative project between Transition Marlborough and the Marlborough Downs Space for Nature.  

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Lots to be won in Marlborough Tennis' fund raising auctions as opening for the new courts draws closer

18-04-2018

A day out driving a combine harvester over the Marlborough Downs - one of the dreams of many a young person (or not-so-young in many cases!).  This could be yours, but first you have to bid for and win this fantastic day out in the auction being held at the...

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Widening inequality - how Wiltshire Council is not helping

17-04-2018 Sylvia Card & Bill Yates

Sirs, The recently announced closure of our outdoor education centres at Braeside and Oxenwood is another example of Wiltshire Council cutting services which will widen inequality and impact most on the poorest children in our community.

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Will Wiltshire Council let Marlborough have a new residents' car park?

17-04-2018

Marlborough Town Council are asking Wiltshire Council to transfer to them a piece of land they own off Kelham Garden, so it can be turned into a car park for residents of the town.

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"A glaring omission" made good - historic Marlborough finally gets its own museum

Sir John Sykes formally declares the new Marlborough Museum open with the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton, who is also a patron of the Merchant's House, in attendanceSir John Sykes formally declares the new Marlborough Museum open with the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton, who is also a patron of the Merchant's House, in attendanceMarlborough has a Museum.  It is in the Merchant's House and it was formally opened on Wednesday (April 18) by Sir John Sykes who was the first - and long serving - chairman of the Merchant's House Trust.

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Lots to be won in Marlborough Tennis' fund raising auctions as opening for the new courts draws closer

Marlborough Tennis' new courts nearing completionMarlborough Tennis' new courts nearing completionA day out driving a combine harvester over the Marlborough Downs - one of the dreams of many a young person (or not-so-young in many cases!).  This could be yours, but first you have to bid for and win this fantastic day out in the auction being held at the club's Black Tie Ball at the Town Hall on Friday 27 April.

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No debate over Oxenwood and Braeside's' future, just over whether the 'call in' was correct

Braeside, one of the two Centres being closed by Wiltshire CouncilBraeside, one of the two Centres being closed by Wiltshire Council'Let's debate whether we can debate a decision we've made'.  This was the thrust of a two hour public debate with the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee of Wiltshire Council at County Hall, Trowbridge today (April 10) which ended with councillors rejecting a ‘call-in’ by a vote of eight to five.  'We've decided we can't (won't?)' was their decision.
 

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Bee Roadzz of Marlborough Downs all 'a buzz' next week

A Bumblebee hard at work......     (pic Nick Upton)A Bumblebee hard at work...... (pic Nick Upton)Next week (April 16-22) is Bee Roadzz Launch Week on the Marlborough Downs.  Marlborough Downs Space for Nature (MDSFN) and Transition Marlborough will be creating a ‘buzz’ about bees, aiming to raise the awareness of the importance of bees and pollinators and to encourage everyone in the area to be ‘Bee Friendly’.  

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Army keep fit for Mayor’s charities

Mayor Mervyn Hall, Lt Col Simon Puxley members of 4MI and Home Start KennetMayor Mervyn Hall, Lt Col Simon Puxley members of 4MI and Home Start KennetTown Mayor, Councillor Mervyn Hall’s chosen charities - Julia’s House and Home Start Kennet - received a military boost today, 18 April, thanks to forty soldiers from the 4th Military Intelligence Battalion (4MI).

 

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