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Councillor Lisa Farrell elected as Marlborough's Town Mayor for 2018/2019

23-01-2018

Councillors at Monday's meeting (January 22) of Marlborough Town Council unanimously elected Councillor Lisa Farrell as Town Mayor for the coming year - 2018 to 2019.

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Could Great Bedwyn's former Cross Keys pub become a café and bistro?

22-01-2018

The building in the centre of Great Bedwyn that was for many years its Cross Keys pub - at 16 High Street - is still up for sale.   Marketed from May 2016 for use that could have included it being a pub, it is now being sold as a '4...

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Andrew Nicholson draws a huge crowd to raise money for the Prospect Hospice

21-01-2018

Pewsey's Bouverie Hall was full to overflowing on Thursday evening (January 18) for 'An Evening with Andrew Nicholson' - the New Zealand eventer who is based in Lockeridge.  It was organised to raise money for the Prospect Hospice.   

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Royal opening for Marlborough St Mary's - Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall to perform the ceremony

19-01-2018 Sue Round

On Tuesday January 30th Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will visit Marlborough St Mary’s CEVC Primary School to officially open the new school.

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Marlborough launch for new Wiltshire based charity aiming to help young people

18-01-2018 Sue Round

An enthusiastic audience of well over a hundred attended the launch of the new Wiltshire charity Thriving Through Venture (TTV) at Marlborough Town Hall (January 17). The charity has been set up amid concerns that we have in our society an increasing number of young people who lack self-confidence, self...

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Looking at Welfare: Receiving and Giving

18-01-2018 Andrew Studdert-Kennedy

  Perhaps it’s the time of year, perhaps it’s the outbreak of flu but the news in the opening days of 2018 has been reminiscent of Private Fraser’s catchphrase from Dad’s Army, ‘We’re doomed’.  Queues in hospital corridors, a crisis in social care provision and the prospect of huge black holes...

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Livestock Manager (Fixed Term) - Sheepdrove Organic Farm

18-01-2018

  Livestock Manager (Fixed Term)   Sheepdrove Organic Farm     The Livestock Manager will take responsibility for the 110 suckler cows and followers and 500 ewe flock.You will also be responsible for managing the Farm Team on a day to day basis, record keeping, medicine administration and livestock recording.  You will ensure that all legal requirements...

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Campaign revived for safer A4 west of the College and more cycle-ways

16-01-2018

Accusations of people driving at excessive speed - sometimes with the result shown above - and evidence of poor safety provision for pedestrians along the Bath Road/A4 west of the College, were discussed by the Town Council's Planning Committee of Monday (January 15).  

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Nursery Administrator - Little Saints Nursery, St Francis School

16-01-2018

  Nursery Administrator   Part Time (15hrs per week), Annual (52 week) contractRequired February 2018   Little Saints Nursery, at St Francis School, is currently recruiting a Nursery Administrator to join our caring, passionate and professional team.  The successful candidate will work with the Nursery Manager, taking responsibility for the financial and administration aspects of...

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Marlborough launch for new Wiltshire based charity aiming to help young people

Caro Strover & Colin Heber-Percy listen as Dr Maurice welcomes people to the launchCaro Strover & Colin Heber-Percy listen as Dr Maurice welcomes people to the launchAn enthusiastic audience of well over a hundred attended the launch of the new Wiltshire charity Thriving Through Venture (TTV) at Marlborough Town Hall (January 17). The charity has been set up amid concerns that we have in our society an increasing number of young people who lack self-confidence, self esteem and a sense of purpose.

 

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Campaign revived for safer A4 west of the College and more cycle-ways

Car on its roof following a recent incident on the A4, between Downs Lane and the Manton turning  (pic - Peter Morgan)Car on its roof following a recent incident on the A4, between Downs Lane and the Manton turning (pic - Peter Morgan)Accusations of people driving at excessive speed - sometimes with the result shown above - and evidence of poor safety provision for pedestrians along the Bath Road/A4 west of the College, were discussed by the Town Council's Planning Committee of Monday (January 15).  

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Great Bedwyn St Mary's historic church organ to be restored following Heritage Lottery Fund award

From where the resonant sounds emerge - the pipes of the St Mary's Church OrganFrom where the resonant sounds emerge - the pipes of the St Mary's Church OrganSt Mary's in Great Bedwyn will soon resound again to the glorious sound of a fully restored hostoric Grade II* pipe organ thanks to the fund raising efforts of the team at St Mary's which has been topped off by the award of a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £23,200.

 

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Vale of Pewsey archaeology: six thousand year old decoration on chalk blocks from the Cat's Brain dig

 

These two blocks of chalk (photo above) were found buried in a very, very old posthole near Marden, in the Vale of Pewsey.  But wait - these are really amazing blocks of chalk.  They are decorated.   They give us a privileged - if somewhat tantalising - glimpse into the lives of our ancestors of long ago - six thousand years ago. 

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