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.
Views and comments are invited on Marlborough’s new Tourism Strategy, ‘The Great Way Ahead’, which is available on the Town Council’s website. The strategy sets out plans to increase the number of visitors to Marlborough, to improve the visitor experience and to boost the local economy.
'Art at War' - An exhibition at The White Horse Gallery lifts the lid on how art can act as therapy for veterans
Art can have the extraordinary ability to release emotions too difficult to verbalise and at the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre at Tedworth House veterans from recent conflicts have been able to express themselves through their art. A (mostly) retrospective exhibition of some of their work is being held at The White Horse Gallery between 27 February and 4 March.
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'.
Marlborough will again be overtaken again by puppets on Saturday July 25, three years after the inaugural event that saw crowds flock to the town to marvel at the parade of big puppets along the High Street and the many supportive shows and events taking place.
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).
The Johnson NHS funding pledge gets its own law - but can an Act of Parliament make up for austerity’s toll on the NHS?There's a Budget coming on 11 March and there's interest building to see how far the financial taps will be turned on - and how all that extra government spending will be paid for.
Marlboroughs on 'both sides of'the pond' featured in the Town Hall yesterday (20 February) as Marlborough (UK)'s Mayor, Mervyn Hall, showed an exchange group of Marlborough (US) Scouts and their families around the Town Hall.
Marlborough and District Rotary Club have today, Wednesday February 19, presented Marlborough Youth and Community Centre with a powerful £900 sound system.
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