Agendas for parish council meetings

The parish council has asked for its meeting agendas to be more widely available, besides being published on the Notice Board. From now on, they will also be included on the Council Minutes page, starting with all those for 2012 meetings so far, including the Extraordinary General Meeting to be held Tuesday 27th March at 7.30pm in the Church Meeting Room.

From the Ogbourne St George Parish Plan Committee (20th March 2012)

The Ogbourne St George Parish Plan will move to the next stage of the development process at the end of April with two public meetings to publicise the initial results from the questionnaires returned in January and February.

Of the 200 questionnaires sent out by the Parish Plan team, 98 were returned - an excellent response rate compared to other Parish Plans - and a large number of respondents kindly offered to help with future activities.

Analysis of the responses is ongoing in readiness for the Initial Findings meetings to be held in the Village Hall
1) on the evening of Friday 27th April from 19.30 - 21.00, and
2) the morning of Saturday 28th April from 10.30 - 12.00

Some of the data has already been put to good use by the Parish Council in their deliberations over current planning issues including the Poole’s Yard plans.

The Initial Findings meetings will provide an opportunity for everyone to find out the majority views of the respondents, also to get involved with the final part of the process where the actual Parish Plan is developed by teams dedicated to specific elements of the plan working with any interested parties.

The meetings will feature refreshments and the draw for a lucky winner of the £20 M&S vouchers at each meeting, so why not come along and help ensure the Parish Plan truly reflects the views of the majority and delivers its aim of being a significant driver in the future activities in the Parish.

The Inn with the Well - Summer Hours

The Inn with the Well has new Summer Hours for April to September 2012


Monday & Tuesday open 4.00 - 11.00 pm
Wednesday to Saturday open from 12.00 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday 12 noon - 10:00 pm

Food is served from 12 noon - 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Call 01672 841455 to reserve a table.

Wiltshire libraries launch eBook lending service

Wiltshire Libraries eBook service is now available to library members’ day and night, with over 1500 titles to choose from. Members can download up to three eBooks at a time for free using their library card number and PIN. More information about the service and access the on-line catalogue is available on the Wiltshire Libraries website.

The Wiltshire Intelligence Network

The Wiltshire Intelligence Network has been developed (by Wiltshire Council) in response to the ever growing demand for local information, be it for developing local strategies, funding applications or assisting local decision making. The network consists of a number of key organisations in Wiltshire who are involved in the collection and analysis of local data. It is often difficult to know what information exists or who can supply it. It’s aim is to improve access to information in Wiltshire by providing a ‘one-stop shop’ for key local data and reports, presented in a consistent format that are easy to understand and use.

What you need to know about rights of way

West Lavington Parish Council has produced a leaflet on rights of way which explains the partnership between the parish council, Wiltshire Council and landowners. The parish council are providing copies of the leaflet to their residents during the first week of March and would like to share the document with other parish councils. The full document can be viewed on the ‘out and about’ section of their website. To receive a version in Word (which can be edited) please contact Peter Baxter, Parish Clerk, on 07734 483883 or by email:

Marlborough Leisure Centre news for March 2012

News of events at the Marlborough Leisure Centre:

The Sports Relief Mile

Sport Relief ( is back and it’s coming to Wiltshire. The Marlborough Sport Relief Mile is on Sunday 25 March. As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives – so it’s time to dust off those trainers and enter The Marlborough Mile right now. Contact the Marlborough Leisure Centre 01672 513161 for more details or to book online.

Bouncy castle on its way

Arriving early Spring 2012, a brand new fun packed 3-in-1 bouncy castle. Contact the Marlborough Leisure Centre reception 01672 513161 for further information.

Wiltshire Council’s budget for 2012/13

Wiltshire Council’s budget for 2012/13 was agreed on 28 February 2012. It was agreed that the council tax change will be frozen at zero per cent for the third year running (i.e. no increase this year)

Free swimming for young people during school holidays will be introduced, and support will be provided for communities to celebrate and take part in this year’s once-in-a-lifetime events; the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Torch Relay route.

Jane Scott’s full budget speech is available on the Wiltshire Council website.

Local job vacancies in social care

Alzheimer’s Support (registered charity No: 1048314) is advertising for Support Workers in Marlborough and the surroundng areas.

? Are you seeking part-time work and flexible, day time hours?
? Can you offer 10 – 15 hours per week?
? Do you have a full clean driving licence and a car for use in the course of work?

If you are patient, caring and reliable we have interesting and rewarding work providing social care and companionship for people with memory problems. It is essential that you are a car owner (mileage allowance currently paid @ 45p a mile).

Salary: £7.04 per hour (pay increase pending)

Please contact Emer Bolt by email:
Or phone: 01225 776481 for an application pack
Or apply via their website:

Closing Date for applications: Monday 26th March
Interview date: Wednesday 12th April
Mandatory training: 16th – 27th April

Alzheimer’s Support is a registered charity working towards Equal Opportunities
Charity Reg No: 1048314, Company limited by Guarantee, Registered in England No. 3082546

Warning! Burglary attempt 20th Feb 2012

The resident of a house on Marlborough Road had a scary awakening late at night when she heard noises outside her house. She disturbed a potential burglar who was trying the doors and windows.

We’re all glad she was not burgled, and please take it as a precausionary lesson!

- do close and lock your windows
- do make sure your doors are locked, especially any side or back doors which are easy to forget.
- while you’re at it, make sure you locked your garage and car as well.

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