Welcome to the new bearpit of opinion where Marlborough.News’s squad of columnists speak their mind.
Each columnist has free reign to express their views (within the usual limits!) on a topic of their choice. Whether you agree or not, feel free to comment via the Reader’s Letters section.
Columnists - David Chandler
David Chandler, Last Mayor of the Borough of Marlborough
Columnists - Hayley Lambert
Hayley Lambert is chair of Sustainable Marlborough who organise fun, useful and practical events. They’ve hosted talks, walks, clothes swaps, repair cafés and run Carbon Literacy Training. Find out more at www.sustainablemarlborough.community
Columnists - Jane Davies
Jane Davies is Wiltshire Councillor for Marlborough West. She is also Cabinet Member for Wiltshire Council, holding the portfolio for Adult Social Care, SEND and Inclusion.
Jane is also a Marlborough Town Councillor, representing Marlborough West and chair of the Marlborough Area Board
Columnists - Katherine Holland
Katherine is an RHS award-winning garden designer who combines her passion for strong design and beautiful planting to create bespoke gardens for each of her clients. Having grown up near Marlborough, she now takes on clients across Wiltshire and South London.
She works with busy professionals, families and retirees alike, helping to create joyful and practical spaces for them to relax in and enjoy with friends and family.
Katherine has a life-long passion for plants and gardening, and most weekends can be found pottering in the garden or at her allotment.
Columnists - Nick Fogg
Nick Fogg, recently re-elected County Councillor for Marlborough West, two-time mayor of Marlborough and impresario of Marlborough’s International Jazz Festival.
Columnists - Nick Maurice
Dr Nick Maurice, Retired Director of
Marlborough Brandt Group and former Family Doctor in the town
Columnists - Paul Howlett
Paul was a Wiltshire Police officer 30 years and his roles included Head of Wiltshire CID, Temporary Assistant Chief Constable and BCU Commander with a responsibility for local policing in Swindon.
On retiring from the police, Paul worked for a multi-national company with a responsibility for security across Europe and North West Africa.”
Columnists - Peter Noble
Peter Noble, He has travelled and lectured widely and been involved with many Marlborough groups – especially u3a – the University of the Third Age
Columnists - Robin Nelson
Robin Nelson lives in Avebury. He is a former Head of Music at Marlborough College, currently Musical Director of the Swindon Choral Society, a composer and renowned as an ornithologist. For Marlborough News Online he begins a series of articles on his career in music. His story starts in a distant corner of the ‘blackboard jungle’
Columnists - Wordsmith
The Wordsmith column.