Marlborough High Street welcomes advent on Friday 1 December. At 6.15pm, Mayor Mervyn Hall, will board Santa’s Sleigh to be escorted to the stage outside Lloyds Bank.
At the Marlborough Town Council planning committee meeting on Monday (November 20), town councillors had before them a letter drafted by the Town Clerk, Mrs Shelley Parker, to Adrian Hampton, Wiltshire Council's Head of Local Highways, about their consultation on raising parking charges - which ends this Thursday.
As required by Wiltshire Council, Redrow Homes, the owner and developer of the Salisbury Road housing site, has asked Marlborough Town Councillors to suggest ten street names for the new development.
Marlborough St Mary's Primary School and the new crossing point over George Lane: "An accident waiting to happen"
The opening of Marlborough St Mary's Primary school has - as was expected - brought changed patterns of movement as parents and children walk to school.
With England Hockey Clubfirst accreditation held since 2006, Marlborough Hockey Club are now one of the first clubs in the west of England to have been awarded England Hockey’s Clubmark accreditation.
With all the discussion in Marlborough about parking - its availability and especially its cost - and Wiltshire Council’s consultation on its intention to raise parking charges, it was to say the least interesting to spot this estate agent's board in North Street Pewsey.
Now with additional information: Another Wiltshire Council consultation is underway to gather views on changes it wants to make to the Wiltshire Core Strategy that was adopted in 2015.
Neil Pritchard, the new headteacher at Pewsey Vale School, is experiencing a very busy first term. As well as the pressures of a new job, his son, baby Austin, was born only weeks ago!
The only additional homes to be built in Great Bedwyn ought to be "small 'affordable' ones".
A New Career as a Teacher? Excalibur Teaching School Alliance’s first Cohort of trainees are in the classroom!
The one year graduate School Direct scheme run by the Excalibur Teaching School Alliance (TSA) is off to a flying start. Based at St John’s, Marlborough (a National Teaching School) and Bath Spa University, the course offers a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as well as the possibility of gaining 60 credits towards a Masters.
On Carers Rights Day, which this year is on November 24, Wiltshire's Working for Carers scheme is urging people to ask their employer a straightforward question: 'Do you care?'
With the Big Give Christmas Challenge donations to local charity Action Through Enterprise can be doubled
Action Through Enterprise (ATE) is a small Ramsbury-based charity fighting poverty in Upper West Ghana. From next Tuesday (November 26) and for the following week, donations ATE needs to help these children and to help their parents start enterprises to earn money, can attract match-funding that doubles their value.
BREXIT: there are issues specific to people in our area that will have to be addressed - and that process does need watching
Marlborough.news has steered clear of the Brexit debate - a largely national and for now, some would say, even a Westminster and Whitehall matter. We are not going to make a habit of reporting on Brexit pros and process or cons and constraints.
But we will keep a watch out for some of the less visible Brexit issues that may affect people in our area. Here, in brief, are three: Honda's future in Swindon, the free movement of horses and policies towards the disabled...
New independent research [see below*] shows there has been an 82 per cent increase in new housing units given planning permission in England’s 34 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the past five years, despite the fact that national planning policy gives them 'the highest status of protection' from damaging development.
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- A new charity opens in Wiltshire...and Africa - with support from Gambia's President
- After the Armistice, Marlborough's ceremony of Remembrance
- Review: Victoria Jinivizian's 'Interior Lives' - rooms we can view at our leisure
- ARK's work for the River Kennet to flow further downstream
- The rebirth of Cinema within Marlborough - old Chapel in the Parade to become the town's new screen
- Back to Fitness with Buggybabes
- Armistice..... Marlborough falls silent for two minutes
- "The train leaving...": Claire Perry pushes for new rail link - but it's not Marlborough's
- "Whip crack-away! Whip crack-away! Whip crack-away!" - Stagecoach Marlborough expands under new management
- Marlborough’s Mace Store Wins National Award
- Popular television wildlife star Steve Backshall plants an apple tree for Burbage Primary School
- Overland to Gunjur in the Gambian Disco Express to raise funds for Brandt Group
- Marlborough's new music festival may be called 'Marlborough Rising'
- Date set for official launch of Marlborough Community and Youth Centre - with McCarthy & Stone willing to help
- Wiltshire's NHS: the new chairman of the Clinical Commissioning Group looks ahead
- Questions raised by former town councillors: on rents - again, Cooper's Meadow sheep - again...and Edward Heath
- Rare bikes stolen during a burglary in Lockeridge
- Is Wiltshire's waste & recycling consultation moving towards three weekly collections?
- MARLBOROUGH PEOPLE TODAY: from Head of St John's to a South Atlantic island - and back
- The Marlborough Brandt Lecture: can lessening global poverty continue in the face of conflict, climate change & in-built inequality?
- “Be the best you can be” - Paralympian Inspires Preshute Pupils
- 'Orphans of the Sea' - Special exhibition to commemorate 190 years of the Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation
- Big back-to-school surprise for pupils at Baydon St Nicholas - a new Adventure Playground!
- Marlborough's weather: that was the driest October since at least 1984 - and the River Kennet needs lots of rain
- Yet another parking story - this time the questions that you want Wiltshire to answer
- Marlborough butcher shop is finalist in Butcher Shop of the Year 2017
- The Food Gallery tries a different way to support a charity
- Wiltshire Council parking consultation: call to declare it null & void - now changes threaten future of Marlborough's Christmas lights switch-on
- Beckampton 'utter maniac' driver jailed for dangerous driving after causing smash in fog
- Growing sense of Outrage at Wiltshire's Parking Charge proposals, particularly the 80%+ increase for some Permits
- Kennet's University of the Third Age celebrates its twenty-fifth birthday
- VOTE NOW - and vote ten times: Marlborough's new community & youth centre needs your votes
- Miniature houses generate massive funds for Cancer Research UK
- The question: How to solve Marlborough's housing problems? The answer: affordable housing, affordable housing, affordable housing...
- Read all about it! 1772 Marlborough Journal given for Merchant's House Museum - an election, scandals, crimes, readers' letters
- After 75 years hard work, the crises keep coming that need Oxfam's help : Marlborough Brandt Lecturer Mark Goldring on Oxfam today
- Marlborough Rector honoured as Queen’s Chaplain
- Marlborough Area Foodbank to relaunch next month with a new vision
- Cheap cigarette fraud - do you recognise this man?
- Nomads come home: Marlborough Nomads reunite on the pitch with Rosslyn Park Nomads after a gap of 107 years
- Housing Needs for Marlborough - A Public Meeting at the Town Hall on Tuesday next week
- Evidence proves that Marlborough does have a parking problem - now this can be addressed
- Newbury Racecourse: Worthington's Armed Forces Raceday - with free entry for serving military and British Legion members
- Feast of Food delivers Feast of Funds to Cancer Research for twentieth year
- 'Charlie's Charity' helps fund a new Community Climbing Wall at St Francis
- Parked atop the town's agenda: public meeting on Marlborough's car parks as Wiltshire consults on raising parking revenue
- REVIEW: Kontakt and clay - Julia Schuster exhibition at the Mount House Gallery, Marlborough College
- More funding revealed to help the much-needed refurbishment of the former Youth Centre
- Marlborough's traffic crisis: lots of 'amateur traffic engineers' & a warning from history at town council meeting