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ADVISER THE HUNGERFORD

ALL CARS WANTED FOR CASH

Your most up-to-date FREE guide to sales and services

HUNGERFORD MARLBOROUGH KINTBURY LAMBOURN/VALLEY GREAT SHEFFORD BEDWYNS INKPEN FROXFIELD EAST GRAFTON HAM CHILTON FOLIAT/LEVERTON HUNGERFORD NEWTOWN BOXFORD MANTON SHALBOURNE AXFORD BURBAGE FYFIELD RAMSBURY ALDBOURNE

This issue: Friday, December 16 to 23, 2011

VOL 19: 928 UK NO.1.

“You don’t have to move to improve your home” KITCHENS, BEDROOMS & HOME STUDY CABINETRY

WORKSHOP AND SHOWROOM

Newbury 01635 49448

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3 THE PADDOCK, HAMBRIDGE RD, NEWBURY

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www.akornkitchens.co.uk

ORN ITCHENS Ltd

Advertising closes for next issue on Friday, December 16 at 5pm.

HUNGERFORD TRADERS FIGHT TO IMPROVE THEIR TURNOVER

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ungerford’s pre-Christmas trade rush is peaking and many shops are fighting to better figures of the past few years. Some traders are reporting better pre-Christmas figures following a lack-lustre earlier year. Hungerford’s Victorian Extravaganza late night shopping gave trade a welcome boost as thousands of people converged on the town to enjoy a family fun night out. The next few days will be make or break for some businesses. A representative of a leading take-away food establishment told The Adviser that pre-Christmas turnover was up on the last couple of years.

Bespoke Wooden Floors New floors fitted Existing floors restored Personalised service Experienced in period and character properties Tel: 08450 552 488 - Mobile: 07803 712 689 Email: floors@whittlewoods.co.uk - Web: www.whittlewoods.co.uk

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS HERE. THE ADVISER GETS RESULTS TEL: 01488 682328

MAYOR’S THANKS FOR HELP WITH DECRATIONS

Hungerford’s Mayor, Cr Martin Crane has thanked all who helped establish the town’s Christmas decorations.

POLICE INVESTIGATE RAM-RAID ATTEMPT

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olice are investigating an attempted ram-raid at Great Grooms antique building in Hungerford early on Tuesday morning.

INDIGO PALACE

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Disco & Buffet - 7 til late from the management at Indigo Palace, Ham Mouth watering Indian Party food and curries to enjoy Fri Dec 23rd LIVE MUSIC from 7pm to 10pm Uptown Traffic Reunion Tour £14.95 per person / children £6.95 60’s & 70’s Rock ‘n’ Soul Band OPEN BOXING DAY for table reserva�ons and Home Delivery - Book Now 01488 668874 or 01488 668896

Bring in the New Year at The Bear

NEW YEARS EVE AND NEW YEARS DAY OPEN AS NORMAL FOR DINNER OR LUNCH RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL 01488 682 512 HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS AND A FABULOUS NEW YEAR Charnham Street Hungerford Berkshire RG17 OEL Tel: 01488 682512 Fax: 01488 684357 www.thebearhotelhungerford.co.uk

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HUNGERFORD HAS TO OFFER! ACCOUNTANTS ADVERTISING & PUBLICITY

ADVISER

TELEPHONE: 01488 682328 FACSIMILE: 01488 681899 EMAIL: adviser@universal-press.co.uk www.theweeklyadviser.com

ANNUAL ARTS FESTIVAL ANTIQUES ART CLUBS BARBER The GentlemanÕs Shop Charnham House, 29-30 Charnham St sales@gentlemans-shop.com Tel: 01488 684363 & 683536 www.gentlemans-shop.com

BANK SERVICES BETTING SHOP BOOKSHOP The Hungerford Bookshop 24 High Street 01488 683480

sales@hungerfordbooks.co.uk www.hungerfordbooks.co.uk

BROWNIES CUBS SCOUTS BUILDING SOCIETY BUS SERVICES BUTCHER CANAL BARGE TRIPS CARDS AND GIFTS CARE HOMES CATERING CHURCHES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CITIZENS’ ADVICE BUREAU CLOCKMAKER

DESIGNER RESALE BOUTIQUE ELECTRICAL SHOP EMBROIDERY AND NEEDLEWORK ESTATE AGENTS FARMERS’ MARKET FARM SHOP FASHION

CLUBS & CHARITIES COFFEE SHOP COMMUNITY CAFE COUNTRY LIVING

peppermint cream Shabby Chic

WOODLANDS LIFESTYLE MIXING OLD AND NEW BEAUTIFULLY

2 HIGH STREET TEL: 01488 686515 WWW.WOODLANDLIFESTYLE.CO.UK HAIRDRESSERS

Tel: 01488 686321 20 Bridge Street sales@beicappelli.com www.beicappelli.com

FIRE STATION FISH & CHIPS

Mr Fry 44 High Street Hungerford 01488 683237

FLORISTS Martin

&

the

Magpie

120 High Street Tel: 01488 681062

HAIR DESIGN

THE OLD FIRE STATION, 3 CHARNHAM STREET, HUNGERFORD, RG17 0EP

FOOTWEAR FRESH FISH SUPPLIES FRESH FRUIT & VEG FUNERAL DIRECTOR GARDEN CENTRE GARDEN MACHINERY

- 109 High Street – 01488 681117 www.peppermint-cream.co.uk

stagservicestation@yahoo.co.uk

DELICATESSEN DENTISTS & DOCTORS

GARDEN & ESTATE ORNAMENTS

JEWELLER KINDERGARTENS KITCHENWARE LEGAL ADVICE LADIES HAIRDRESSER Roberta of Hungerford

enquiries@roberta-of-hungerford.co.uk www.roberta-of-hungerford.co.uk

4 Bridge Street Tel: 01488 684240 www.mooreandbradfield.com info@mooreandbradfield.com

HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOTELS Charnham Street T: 01488 682512 F: 01488 684357 info@thebearhotel.co.uk

www.thebearhotelhungerford.co.uk

Tel: 01488 682721 117 High Street www.threeswans.net

HUNGERFORD LIBRARY HUNGERFORD TOWN BAND HUNGERFORD TOWN HALL INNS

The Sun Inn

Chilton Foliat Tel: 01488 682202 Fax: 01488 683589

www.coversure.co.uk/da/hungerford/index.htm

HARDWARE HEALTH BOUTIQUES HANDMADE FURNITURE

Hungerford (Charnham Street)

Stag Service Station

Kennet House, 19 High Street Tel: 0844 248 0021 hungerford@coversure.co.uk

21 Charnham Street Tel: 01488 68 28 88

Tel: 01488 684105 Charnham Lane

GARAGE SERVICES

INSURANCE

TEL: 01488 681944

www.martinandthemagpie.co.uk martinandthemagpie@hotmail.co.uk

sales@hungerfordgardenmachinery.co.uk www.hungerfordgardenmachinery.co.uk

Wessex Place, 127 High Street Tel 01488 682277 theclockmaker@btconnect.com www.theclockmaker.info

GENTLEMAN’S SHOP GIFTS

MEETING ROOMS MOBILITY SHOP NEWSAGENTS OPTICIANS PET SUPPLIES

Howards Pet Care Ltd

6a park Street Tel: 01488 685314 dave.steffe@googlemail.com

P-Y-O FRUIT & VEG PLAYGROUNDS PUBS AND RESTAURANTS

Tel: 01488 682721 117 High Street

www.casanova-restaurant.co.uk

RAILWAY STATION SILVERSMITH SPORTING GOODS STONEWORK SWEETS 10 High Street

T: 01488 682162

T: 01488 682419 sales@sugarmouse.net www.sugarmouse.net

THE

TAKEAWAY FOODS TRAVEL AGENCY TYRES & EXHAUSTS

DOWNGATE

Traditional Country Pub on the edge of Hungerford Common

01488 682708 www.the-downgate.co.uk

Unit 4 Charnham Lane, Industrial Estate Tel: 01488 681888

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HUNGERFORD

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

FIRST HUNGERFORD GIRL GUIDES RESURRECTED

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he 1st Hungerford Girl Guide Unit, now some 90 years old, has been recently resurrected and already has 15 girls signed up with a waiting list too. One or two more adult volunteers are required to join 4 others in the group, To help out Hungerford Rotary Club have enabled the purchase of National “start up” packs for each Guide by contributing a cheque to them for £250. - JAMES BROWN

sapphire furnishings 14 Charnham St, Hungerford, RG17 0ES Tel: 01488 686936 Email: barbara@sapphirefurnishings.co.uk Website: www.sapphirefurnishings.co.uk

Fabrics from Leading Designers Curtain Making Service Upholstery Curtain Poles and Rails Wood and Fabric Blinds Soft Furnishings furniture upholsterers | curtain makers interior designer | general repairs

The Hungerford Bookshop

KITCHENMONGER

01488 683480

Perfect gifts this Christmas! We have handpicked our books with care and passion, and will be happy to spend time helping you choose the perfect gift. Our fast ordering service means we can usually get books in by the next day! Fantastic fiction, sumptuous coffee-table books, and handsome hardbacks, plus a great range of children’s books and stocking- fillers! ~ NOW OPEN SUNDAYS! (11a.m. – 3p.m) ~ www.hungerfordbooks.co.uk

We have a huge range to make cooking a pleasure so for all your culinary needs over Christmas visit your local Kitchenmonger Cookshop

25 High Street, Hungerford, Berks. RG17 0NF Tel: 01488 682158 108A High Street, Marlborough, Wilts. SN8 1LT Tel: 01672 516370 150-151 Bartholomew Street, Newbury, Berks. RG14 5HB Tel : 01635 32600 Whether you want Aga Accessories – Stylish Textiles – Le Creuset Casseroles- Professional Knives ... or just a wooden spoon www.kitchenmonger.co.uk

Fashion   Kenda Exclusive Ladies Fashion Magnificent Christmas Selection of Gifts & Christmas Clothing Bridge St, Hungerford T: 01488 644 653 E: Kendafashion@hotmail.co.uk

GS Don’t buy a car until you

Check out our great local selection

JUST REDUCED TO

LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 2.7 TD V6 HSE, 5DR, AUTO, 7SEATS, 69K, ‘05, £16,995

JUST REDUCED TO

PEUGEOT 407 2.0 HDI 136 GT, 5DR, MAN, DIESEL, 6SPD,

‘07, £4,895

SUBARU IMPREZA, SPORT, 4X4, ‘04,

2.0 GX £3,995 choice of 10 others JUST REDUCED TO

JUST REDUCED TO

SUBARU IMPREZA 2.0 GX, 4WD, SUBARU LEGACY OUTBACK 2.5, FORD FOCUS 1.8 GHIA, 5DR, 5DR EST, MET BLACK ‘01, 5DR, MAN, 5SPD, 4X4, MAN, HATCH, PETROL,

£1,995

‘99, £1,995

‘99, £1,795

JUST REDUCED TO

SUBARU LEGACY 2.0 GL, MAN ROVER 75 2.0 V6 CLUB, 4DR, SUBARU FORESTER 2.0 AWD ESTATE, HI/LO RANGE, MET AUTO, 84K MILES, ‘01 £1,785 GLS, 5DR, MANUAL, PET, 1YR MOT, , ‘98, £1,495 SILVER, 5SPD, ‘00, £1,795

Up to 30 cars in stock. Check www.gsautocentre.co.uk

MoT Testing Station & Body Shop

Open Mon to Fri - 8:30 to 5:30 Sat - 9 to 5 Sunday -10 to 4 (Car Sales)

Wantage Road, Great Shefford, Berkshire RG17 7DA

Tel: 01488 648055

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Christmas Greetings Special Adviser Feature THE FIVE BELLS at Wickham RG20 8HH Wishing all our customers both old and new a Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2012

Have a great Christmas and New Year. See you in 2012

Tel: 01488 657993

Tel:

01488 686465

Baydon Rd, Wickham, Newbury, Berks RG20 8HH

www.fivebellswickham.co.uk

Peter Stirland Ltd Bridge Street Hungerford

wish all clients old and new a happy Christmas 01488 683334 www.nyeandco.co.uk

Let me do your Ironing Excellent rates FREE local return delivery Weekly ironing or one-offs

“Merry Christmas and thank you to my clients for your valued custom”

01488 683048 / 07875 829353

All the best for 2012

sapphire furnishings 14 Charnham St, Hungerford, RG17 0ES Tel: 01488 686936 Email: barbara@sapphirefurnishings.co.uk Website: www.sapphirefurnishings.co.uk

01488 683678

The Downgate Happy Christmas from David and Janet Park Street, Hungerford.

Tel: 01488 682708

www.the-downgate.co.uk

HAPPY CHRISTMAS! • Fabrics from Leading Designers • Curtain Making Service • Upholstery • Curtain Poles and Rails • Wood & Fabric Blinds • Soft Furnishings furniture upholsterers | curtain makers interior designer | general repairs

peppermint cream “Wishing all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2012” - 109 High Street – Hungerford 01488 681117 www.peppermint-cream.co.uk

Happy Christmas and a successful New Year to our many customers from Helen, Bob and Ros. Thanks you for all your continued support

01488 684860

Howard’s Pet Care Ltd Happy Christmas to

all our customers and their pets. Closed Dec 26th-27th & Jan 2nd

6a Park Street, Hungerford, Berks RG17 0EF

Tel: 01488 685314

HUNGERFORD DESIGN LTD Architectural Design Services

Happy Christmas! Tel: 01488 683424

E: sidney.webb@hungerforddesign.co.uk

Wish their many customers compliments of the season.

01672 521123

Fit for life Fit for purpose PLeisure PBusiness PLunch

Herongate Leisure Hungerford

www.herongateleisure.com 01488 682000

Merry Christmas to all & a healthy New Year

THE HUNGERFORD & MARLBOROUGH WEEKLY Warmest seasons greetings to all our customers. Tel: 01488 684105

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Merry Christmas to all our advertisers and readers and thank you for your support during 2011

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Christmas Greetings Special Adviser Feature 1st

Everyone

01488 68 11 82

deserves a treat at ������������������

Direct Cars of Hungerford

azuza Xmas Hot Chocolate

“Thank you to all our loyal customers” www.hungerford-cabs.co.uk

Lighting of Distinction 139 High Street, Marlborough

Tel: 01672 515800

Hot Mint Choc with whipped �����������������

ROYAL ACADEMY OF

DANCE

ELIZABETH MCINDOE SCHOOL OF DANCING

ONLY

Elizabeth McIndoe would like to wish all her pupils and parents a Happy Christmas

Tel: 01672 520514 E: emcindoe@btinternet.com www.lizmcdance.co.uk

£2.95 The Courtyard, 24 High St, Hungerford

|

COFFEE SHOP

The Tutti Pole

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Tel: 01488 682515

110 High Street Hungerford 01488 685353

Health & Beauty

with the Adviser

LAM Life Coaching

Healthy Hampers for Christmas 1 Bridge Street, Hungerford 0845 388 1782 www.tonichealthboutique.com

Roberta Best for

Hair & Beauty Roberta of Hungerford Tel: 01488 68 28 88 www.roberta-of-hungerford.co.uk

CHIROPODIST

VISITING practice Jane Darby WMSCh MPS Pract . Tel. 01672 512211.

Seasons greetings to all our customers old and new.

HUNGERFORD WEDNESDAY MARKET

Mawer Fish

Top Quality Grimsby Fish now on sale at Hungerford Market every Wednesday 8am-1pm

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Charlton Park Garden Centre

MASSAGE THERAPIST/REFLEXOLOGIST

Deep tissue massage, reflexology. Claire Digweed, 01488682187 / 07810 886673 DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Sports injuries, postural and tension ACUPUNCTURE aches, RSI’s etc treated. Sarah Gomer, Gaenor Farren-Smith MAMBAcC, Hungerford (01488) 681331/07879 040621 Hungerford 01488 686946 www.myacucare.co.uk. PODIATRIST / CHIROPODIST

the adviser

Mr Fry’s The Hungerford Chippie

Life Coaching helps you to maintain and improve the four core areas of your life, Health, Wealth, Rela�onships and Spirituality. It is about mo�va�on and support and helps those from all walks of life, at all stages in their life. Contact Lynsey on M: 07818 402392 E: lynsey@lam-lifecoaching.com W: www.lam-lifecoaching.com

TANYA ANDREWS MCSP,Hungerford .07831 209222. 25yrs experience in orthopaedics and sports physiotherapy. www.tanyaandrewsphysiotherapy. co.uk

CHRIS RADFORD, Wagon Yard, Advertise here for as little as £5+VAT. Call Marlborough. 0800 731 6879, evenings 01672 516006. 01488 682328

www.azuza.co.uk

Traditional Fish and Chips and much, much more!

3 High Street Hungerford RG17 0DN

Christmas and New Year Greetings from all at the Tutti Pole Tea Shop & Restaurant

8-9 Hughenden Yard, High St, Marlborough

07580 039098

ANTIQUES AND ART @ HUNGERFORD

We are always keen to buy an�que and tradi�onal furniture in any condi�on, also pictures, china, silver, jewellery, coins, collectables etc. Restora�on and conserva�on Call 01264 730609 / 07849 411585 or Hungerford Street Market Wednesdays

Supplying a large variety of products including bird seed, hay, dog treats, plants and cut flowers Special Promotion Wild Bird Seed 20kgs £13.00

Men’s and Ladies’ Casual Wear Every Wednesday Hungerford Market Bargains Galore 8.30am-3.00pm

Sweets & Confectionary

Cullen Beckwith Vegetable Stall

Wide selection of cakes and sweets Most items ONLY £1.00 Christmas Stock NOW available Come and See Us!

Visit us for all your fruit and vegetables

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What’s On

Grade II listed village inn, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty above the valley of the racehorse

the Hare Restaurant Ermin Street, Lambourn Woodlands RG17 7SD M4 Junction 14 • 3 miles on B4000

Tel 01488 71386

www.theharerestaurant.co.uk

THE

HALFWAY

Bistro & Piano Bar

Open Tuesday - Saturday Lunch 12 noon - 2.30pm Dinner 7pm - 9.30pm Sunday 12 noon - 4.30pm

Bath Road, Newbury RG20 8NR Tel: 01488 608115 thehalfwayinn@btconnect.com www.thehalfwaybistro.com

THE FIVE BELLS at Wickham RG20 8HH ���������������������������������������� Tuesday to Saturday. www.thelobsterpot.net Tel: 01488 686770 (ext 5) Cobbs Farm Shop, Hungerford

Weekly classes in Tap, Modern & Ballet Dance. 3 years and above at Hungerford Nursery School, The Croft Gill: 07729 763759 Sarah: 07753 123368 braywooddance@live.com

Live music featuring Roger Winslet and guest. Special hotpot supper only £4.95pp 8.30pm

Tel: 01488 657993

Baydon Rd, Wickham, Newbury, Berks RG20 8HH

www.fivebellswickham.co.uk

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS HERE. THE ADVISER GETS RESULTS TEL: 01488 682328

 Kenda Fashion  Exclusive Ladies Fashion

Bridge St, Hungerford T: 01488 644 653 E: Kendafashion@hotmail.co.uk

Heads to Tails, DOG GROOMING IN HUNGERFORD. 07733 156064 / 01488 682999

curtain maker curtain

maker

01488 - 686319

CATTERY

Licensed & Local Authority Approved purpose built modern small caring cattery

FELINE CARE - We are simply the best

01672

tattoo studio White Horse Tattoo Studio 48b High Street Hungerford 01488 683226 www. whitehorsetattoo.co.uk

garage doors

www.cocohungerford.co.uk

No.13 Bridge Street, Hungerford

Ring 01672-520879 for further details

Ironing Hazel’s ironing service. Excellent rates. Based in Marlborough 01672 514907

Tuition

Repairs, Locks, Automatic Operators, New doors, Fixquick Garage Doors, Spanish classes. All levels. GCSE 01488 648016 support. Experienced teacher. Tel. www.fixmygaragedoor.co.uk 01672 871382.

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DECEMBER 2011 15: Rnd Table Santa Hungerford 5 16: Chilton Foliat Carols 16: Marlb Folk Roots 8pm St Marys Ch Hll 16: Rnd Table Santa Hungerford 6 17: Hung eenie meenie Christ market 17: Marlb College carols 4pm 17: Marlb Choral Soc Cncrt 7.30pm 17: eenie meenie christmas market and gift fair. New, used and handmade goodies for babies and children, Hungerford Town Hall 1.30-4.30pm 18: Spirals Crraft Fair 10-4 HT Hall 20: MU Carol Service St Lawr 2.30 23: Adma Winslett Band Herongate 24: Christmas Eve 25: Christmas day 26: Bank holiday for Chist. Day 27: Boxing Day bank holiday. JANUARY 2012 1: HEAT walk 10am Town Hall steps 4: Marlb WI Wesley Hall 7.30pm 5: Green Drinks 8pm The Plume 6: Marlb Downs Movies - 7pm 8: Hung’d WI Three Swans 12.30pm 9: Marlb. Hung. ladies’ lunch at Bear 9: Marlb Embroidery Guild 13: Community Cafe, Hung Meth Ch 13: Marlb Downs Movies - 6.30pm 16: Marlb Embroidery Guild 17: Marlb Embroidery Guild 21: Hung’d Rotary 25th Anniv Dinner 22: Hungerford Farmers Market 27: Acoustic Night Marlb Town FClb 27: Marlb Downs Movies - 7.30pm 30: Marlb Embroidery Guild FEBRUARY 2012 1: Hung’d WI Crft Hll 12.30pm 1: Marlb WI Wesley Hall 7.30pm 2: Green Drinks 8pm The Plume 3: Marlb Downs Movies - TBC 5: HEAT walk 10am Town Hall steps 6: Marlb Embroidery Guild

LITTLECOPSE BOARDING

Dog Grooming

Experienced 871496

A treasure trove of fabulous designer clothes, shoes and bags Labels you’ll love at prices you’ll adore Open 10.30 – 5.00 pm Tuesday to Saturday

in Hungerford, Marlborough & district with The Adviser 11: Community Cafe, Hung Meth Ch 13: Marlb. Hung. ladies’ lunch at Bear 13: Marlb Embroidery Guild 17: Marlb Downs Movies - Gala event 21: Marlb Embroidery Guild 24: Acoustic Night Marlb Town FCl 24: Marlb Downs Movies - time TBC 26: Hungerford Farmers Market 27: Marlb Embroidery Guild MARCH 2012 1: Green Drinks 8pm The Plume 4: HEAT walk 10am Town Hall steps 5: Marlb Embroidery Guild 6: Marlb Embroidery Guild 7: Hung’d WI Crft Hll 7.30pm 7: Marlb WI Wesley Hall 7.30pm 12: Marlb. Hung ladies’ lunch at Bear 16: Marlb Downs Movies - times TBC 20: Marlb Embroidery Guild 25: Hungerford Farmers Market 26: Marlb Embroidery Guild APRIL 2012 1: HEAT walk 10am Town Hall steps 2: Marlb. Hung. ladies’ lunch at Bear 2: Marlb Embroidery Guild 3: Marlb Embroidery Guild 4: Hung’d WI Crft Hll 7.30pm 5: Green Drinks 8pm The Plume 16: Marlb Embroidery Guild 17: Marlb Embroidery Guild 22: Hungerford Farmers Market 30:Marlb Embroidery Guild MAY 2012 14: Marlb, Hung ladies’ lunch at Bear JUNE 2012 11: Marlb. Hung. ladies’ lunch at Bear •••••••••

If you have an event for the What’s On, please contact us on

01488 682328

DANCE SCHOOL

ELIZABETH MCINDOE SCHOOL OF DANCING

ROYAL ACADEMY OF

DANCE

Ballet Classes for children from 3yrs. Venues: Hungerford,Marlborough,Pewsey & Ramsbury - RAD Registered Teachers

Tel: 01672 520514 E: emcindoe@btinternet.com www.lizmcdance.co.uk

Bespoke Cakes

the adviser

Bespoke Cakes by Emma. Homemade cakes for any occasion! Contact 07789 214269 or via www.bespokecakesbyemma.co.uk

Advertise here for as little as £5+VAT. Call 01488 682328

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The Adviser, Friday, December 16 to 23, 2011

in Hungerford, Marlborough & district with The Adviser Church on the Rock Presents

Carols by Candlelight 18th December Croft Hall, Church street Hungerford ,RG17 0HY At 6 pm

Freefoto.om

ADVERTISE HERE. THE ADVISER GETS RESULTS. CALL 01488 682328

I design and make silver jewellery with semi precious gemstones & unusual cabochons. Showcases at Unit 126 Hungerford Arcade & Woodlands Lifestyle, Hungerford also online at: www.theresa1.folksy.com enquiries: theresahing@btinternet.com Studio: 01488 648608

inklings. 122 High Street Hungerford Berkshire RG17 0DL Telephone (01488) 681800

‘Christmas without Inklings is like Santa without his Sack’

NOW OPEN in

HUNGERFORD Andrew Charles Tilley

For all your vehicle servicing and repair needs • Over 21 years’ experience in the independent garage sector • Up-to-date diagnostic equipment • MOT appointments arranged • No job too small Unit 5, Charnham Lane, Hungerford, Berks, RG17 0EY t: 01488 684045

CAN I HELP?

Do you have an elderly parent or rela�ve who would benefit from a li�le help or just company? I have worked in adult social care for the last 18 years.

Any pizza or pasta + drink for £6.95 See website for T&C`s- www.la-primavera.co.uk 16 Charnham Street, Hungerford | 01488 682 588

Tel: Dee 07796 124874

The Hungerford & Marlborough Adviser will run its annual

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR GREETINGS ISSUE on Friday December 23 For space bookings please: Tel: 01488 682328 email: adviser@universal-press.co.uk

has your business got anything to say to 20,000 people?

Introducing our weekday lunch special

GRANDE Menswear Affordable Quality clothing for Big & Tall Men Sizes: Chest (Big): 1XL – 8XL Waist (Big): 42” – 70” Chest (Tall): LT - 3XLT Waist (Tall): 32” – 50” www.grandemenswear.co.uk Open for lunches and dinners 7 days a week Tel:

at Great Shefford

01488 648271 BOOK NOW FOR CHRISTMAS!

The The Clothes Clothes Shop Shop For easy last minute

Christmas Shopping.

Plus easy, FREE on-street parking

Telephone 01635 47832

www.theclothesshopnewbury.co.uk 9.15am - 5pm Tuesday to Saturday Free Street Parking - 12 Pound St Newbury RG14 6AA

1st

01488 68 11 82

Direct Cars of Hungerford

The 1st & only number you’ll ever need. www.hungerford-cabs.co.uk

THE ADVISER

why not let us tell them for you.

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The Adviser, Friday, November 11 to 18, 2011

Home & Garden

Home & Garden

with the Adviser

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Green Tree Garden Services Mowing • Hedge Cutting • Strimming • Fencing • Pruning • Tree Work • Clearing overgrown areas - Bramble etc Please call to discuss your needs • Full Public Liability Insurance

Will Roberts T: 01488 658649 M: 07796 601966

J Hawkins TREE SURGEON

All aspects of tree work Hedge cutting and stump grinding Trees and hedges supplied and planted Seasoned mulch and logs available • Local Authority and Forestry Commision approved • Established 1990 • £10,000,000 liablity

Mobile: 07980 536156 E: jeremy511@btinternet.com

Landscapes

Hungerford

Tree Surgery & Garden Services

All aspects of Tree care, Hedge cutting & garden maintenance One off or regular visits completed with care & expertise T: 01488 682174 M: 07770 688780

K B IM

ER RO’S

LANDSCAPING CONTRACTORS

PATIOS, WALLING FENCING, POND CONSTRUCTION, SEEDING & TURFING, HEDGE CUTTING, PRUNING AND TREE PLANTING, DRIVE CONSTRUCTION

Garden Construction Specialist Ponds • Patios • Walls • Drives • Decking • Fencing Small jobs undertaken, free quotations.

Tel: 01672 870113 Mobile: 07734 265771

For all your Gardening requirements Check The

WINDOWS • DOORS • CONSERVATORIES • ROOFLINE

Home improvements you can trust

Home & Garden

DESIGN SERVICE AVAILABLE TEL: (01672) 540051 www.kimberbros.co.uk

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HONEYSTREET SAWMILL

Sawmillers and Timber Merchants

OAK AND SOFTWOOD BEAMS

ALL IMPORTED SOFTWOOD AND BUILDING TIMBERS

Serving the community for over 50 years

A quality service based on honest values

PLYWOOD, CHIPBOARD, SKIRTING AND PREPARED TIMBER WANEY EDGED & FEATHER BOARD EDGED Full range of treated Fencing Stakes Rails and Machine turned jump poles FARM GATES & ENTRANCE GATES IN TREATED SOFTWOOD AND HARDWOOD Fence Panels, Trellis, Logs & Woodchips OPEN Mon - Fri 8-5 Sat 8-12

Tel: 01672 851565/635

Email: accounts@honeystreetsawmills.co.uk Fax: 01672 851788 HONEYSTREET, WOODBOROUGH, PEWSEY SN9 5PS

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PAVE-RITE LIMITED For a professionally installed high quality block paved driveway or patio please contact Andrew Scaife Mobile 07778 734500 24hr ans/fax 01264 791132 email andrew.scaife@virgin.net Over 25 years experience

STUART NICHOLLS - GARDEN SERVICES -

Grass cu�ng, hedge cu�ng, weeding and �dying

T - 01672 520349 M - 07743017646

stuartnicholls01@aol.com Fully Insured

RM GARDEN SERVICES General landscaping: patios: fencing Garden/ground maintenance Hedge cutting/reducing, mowing Stump grinding, pruning etc FULLY INSURED

01488 683795 07763 978247

R.mills82@talktalkbusiness.net

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Why Not Let G

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Wee will advertise your car on our comprehensive website and also a national advertising website. We will deal with all customer enquiries, the sale of your car from beginning to end and a professional valet for the car.

WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK If you have a car that you would like us to sell for you, please ring: Helen or Alan on 01488 648055 or 07831 275653 via e mail: alan_johnson3@btconnect.com via our website: www.gsautocentre.co.uk

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Garage Manager Required from £25 to £30k/pa plus bonus - Lambourn

required to take over the management of a small MOT testing centre and repair garage. Must have experience and qualifications in car mechanics. Please send letter and CV to hr@ccautos.co.uk

682328

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All prices are agreed in writing. Cars stored in secure premises & covered by insurance.

TOWN BAND RAISES OVER £650 FOR POPPY APPEAL

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n Saturday 12th November Hungerford Town Band performed their annual charity concert in aid of the Royal British Legion ‘Poppy Appeal’. A packed Hall enjoyed a wide ranging programme including items such as the overture ‘Zampa’, the enchanting melody ‘The Ashokan Farewell’ and the march ‘Honest Toil’. Solo items were ‘Cry me a river’ by James Healey on Cornet, ‘Crazy’ by Phillip Carter on Flugel Horn and ‘The Brigadier’ by Andrew Tilley on Euphonium. The first half was brought to a rousing conclusion by the Training Band. The highlight of the evening was the moving rendition of music from the film’ Zulu’ including narration by Jack Williams. Hungerford Town Council has approved purchase of a salt bin The evening raised over £650 for the Poppy Appeal. The Band held their Christmas Concert on Saturday 10th December in costing £100 for Hungerford Newtown. Hungerford Corn Exchange.

SALT BIN FOR HUNGERFORD NEWTOWN

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ELECTRICAL SERVICES

WHEN SEEKING ADVERTISING RESULTS... TURN TO THE ADVISER

PAINTING & DECORATING

BUILDING CONTRACTOR

BUILDING CONTRACTOR

SIMON THORPE

ROSS EDWARDS

New builds, Extensions, Brickwork Roofing & General building services All work Fully insured. For a free quote call

New Buildings Extensions, Maintenance and Alterations

BUILDING CONTRACTOR

D & R RANDALL

PAINTING & DECORATING SPECIALISTS

30 years experience

Free Estimates

Robert Randall Tel: 01672 539213 (M): 07743 186740

Tel. 01672 514215 Mobile 07775 727389

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

ROOFING SERVICES

Specialists in...

Roof Tiling, Slating, Flat Roofing, Leadwork & Exterior Refurbishment

For free estimates and professional advice call Mark Holsman on 01488-71117 or Fax 01488-71118

ROOFING

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iB E S T

Ian Barnes Electrical Services & Testing

Complete domestic electrical installation service Inspection & Testing

Tel: 01672 520147 Mobile: 07747 414493

PAINTING & DECORATING

Building Contractor

12 Thomson Way, Marlborough Telephone 01672

514020

PLUMBING SERVICES

Hungref Ltd OFTEC registered and Corgi registered Plumbing & Heating Engineers All aspects of Plumbing & Heating undertaken. Domestic & Commercial! 30 years’ experience Powerflushing central heating systems. Boiler replacement and servicing Unit 6 for oil and gas. The Old Yard Marlborough TEL: 01672 519163 Wiltshire FAX: 01672 519099 SN8 2AP Mobile: 07971 563360

FLOORING SERVICES

Excellent solid wood flooring

Specialising in ... Tiling, Slating, Flat Roofing, Lead work and all aspects of roof refurbishment. We are a fully insured company with over 20 years experience. For a free estimate & advice Office Tel/fax: 01672 871207 Mobile: 07715 836282 Email: roofright123@aol.com

ROOFING SERVICES

T: 01793 741313 M: 07833 663383 www.exquisitewoods.co.uk enquiries@exquisitewoods.com

Roofing, Renovation & Building Maintenance Specializing in... Leadworks, Tiling, Slating, Flat Roofing & External Building Maintenance

For free estimates & advice call Mark Martin on 01488-685341

FF U UR R

CARPETS & CURTAINS

M E J MARTIN

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D&R

FORMERLY DIBLE DIBLE & & ROY, ROY, MARLBOROUGH MARLBOROUGH FORMERLY

CARPETS

01672 513492

FURNISHING

01672 513491

PLUMBING

GAS INSTALLERS/ENGINEERS

A&D

AJS PLUMBERS

ENERcon

For All Your Decora�ng Needs

Interior & Exterior Decora�ng, Wall & Floor Tiling, Plasterboarding, Artexing & Coving Free Es�mates 01488 681778 / 01488 685049

WATER SOFTENERS

of Marlborough Domestic and Commercial plumbing undertaken. 35 years experience of all aspects of plumbing

T: 01672 511064 M: 07721 329 583

PAINTING & DECORATING

D.J.C.

Painting & Decorating Services

*WATER SOFTENERS *DRINKING SYSTEMS *SALES & SERVICES *PLUS FREE SALT DELIVERY

01672 521123

• Over 20 years experience • Fully insured •Free estimates • Competitive prices Call Darren Home: 01672 519850 Mobile: 07877 675162 No Job Too Small

PLASTERING

DAVID GILES PLASTERING

E R S HH E R SS II S

DECORATING

Decora�ng Services

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• New floors installed • Old ���oors restored • Uncompromised quality

Gas Safe Registered -185238

We carry out the service maintenance and installation Cookers Gas Fires Water Heaters Gas Boilers and systems Gas Warm Air Heaters All controls & ancillary equipment Landlord Gas Safety Inspection and Certificates System flushing and Descaling Natural Gas & I.P. Gas

We are highly experienced with over 30 years’ history, offer a very competitive service

Phone 01488 680800 Mobile 07776 242967

E-mail enercon@btconnect.com

Web Site: www.ener-con.co.uk

All Plastering Work carried out Coloured Render Solu�ons Repoin�ng Fully Insured m: 07825 511003 T: 01635 44205 www.gilesplastering.co.uk Domestic Aplliance Repairs PERSONAL TUITION

PREMIER ELECTRICS SALES & REPAIRS Tel: 01672 890296 01635 848691

• Guaranteed repairs to all makes of domestic appliances • Same day service • 24 hour service • OAP discounts

£5 reduction on production of this advert

repairs@premierelectrics.co.uk

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The Adviser, Friday, December 16 to 23, 2011

PLUMBING SERVICES

CHIMNEY SWEEP

CHIMNEY SWEEP

BPAINTING & G TALMAGE LTD & DECORATING

CHIMNEY SWEEP

TILING, COVING, AND COMPLETE REFURBISHMENTS

ALL BUILDING WORK UNDERTAKEN • FREE ESTIMATES • FULLY INSURED • Interior & Exterior • Reliable • Professional • No job too small

HUNGERFORD: 01488 685220

MOBILE’S: 07976 917861 / 07860 940606

All types of domestic plumbing Installation & maintenance, bathrooms, en-suites, showers

Tel Hungerford: 07771 511331

• Brush & Vacuum • NACS Registered & Certified • Fully Insured Chimney Sweep

BRUSH AND VAC Special OAP rates • All appliances Contact Jamie

T: 01488 648417 M: 07799 530217

T: 01488 649028 M: 07787 416005 www.sootysweeps.co.uk

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

COMPUTING

• Tyres • Exhausts • Batteries • Brakes • Shock Absorbers ALL MAKES WELCOME Unit 4 Charnham Lane, Industrial Estate, Hungerford

Tel: 01488 681888 ACCOUNTANCY SERVICES

DESIGN SERVICES

AIR CON

SKIP HIRE

ACCOUNTANCY

HUNGERFORD DESIGN LTD

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Sales & Service

SKIP HIRE

Home Based Professional Accountant for Limited Companies Self Employed Businesses and Self-Assessment

Friendly and Reliable Service, Tel: Virginia Parkes 01488

649908

WINDOW CLEANING

PLANS FOR Planning & Building Regs/ New Houses & Extensions Listed Buildings - Land Surveys Free Consultation please contact: Sidney Webb - Tel: 01488 683424 E: sidney.webb@hungerforddesign.co.uk

CARPET CLEANING

ACS Window & cleaning services. com- Carpet Clean - Ricky Flint, established mercial & residential. Fully insured 01488 1997. Professional, local service. Great Bedwyn 07799 215837 / 01672 871414 681669 mob. 07766 655093

Day: 07833 750 889 Eve: 01488 684 334

MINI SKIPS 6 TO 14 YD BUILDERS SKIPS

Tel 01488-657123

Phone: 01488 682328 Fax: 01488 681899

E-mail: adviser@universal-press.co.uk

KITCHENS

CARPET CLEANING

IRONING SERVICES

KITCHENS & CABINETRY

Krown Kitchens

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING

Let me do your Ironing

KITCHENS, BEDROOMS & HOME STUDY CABINETRY

Affordable Quality Kitchens Contemporary & Traditional Designs Friendly Professional Service

Robert Palmer 01635 864274

by Flair Most carpets dry in 1 -2 hours • Protection service • Professional stain removal • No obligation quotations All work fully insured and guaranteed.

01635 524110

www.chemdryclean.co.uk/flair Email: lynch.paul2@sky.com

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Excellent rates FREE local return delivery Weekly ironing or one-offs

The Best Christmas Gift Ironing Gift Vouchers available now

WORKSHOP AND SHOWROOM

Newbury 01635 49448

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01488 683048 / 07875 829353

www.akornkitchens.co.uk

ORN ITCHENS Ltd

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Camp Hopson Incorporating Arthur Chivers

Independent Funeral Directors Offer a personal and complete 24 hour service

Including Horsedrawn Funerals, Pre-Paid Funeral Plans, National & International Funerals

For advice please call:

HUNGERFORD

(01488) 686511

90 West Street Newbury Berkshire RG14 1HA NEWBURY 01635-522210

Our caring staff are here to listen and advise you, 24 hours a day.

Hungerford 01488 686830 48a High Street

Private Chapel of Rest Pre-payment Funeral Plans Available Enquiries Welcome

Thatcham 01635 868444

Tadley 0118 9814420

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RIDING

CLEANING SERVICES

Upstairs D ownstairs

MOBILITY

RIDE LOCALLY

in beautiful countryside with Sue Acworth. Supervised rides & lessons for children & adults Long Rides & Pony Days

Tel: 01488

683253

www.littlehiddenfarm.co.uk

LOGS for sale, £70 per load. 01488 684520 or 07770 884795

MAN WITH A VAN

You’re wiser with The Adviser! Tel: 01488 682328

- adjoining Kennett Pharmacy -

sueacworth@gmail.com Little Hidden Farm, Hungerford Newtown

www.thehearingandmobilitystore.co.uk

LINE DANCING

CURTAIN MAKER

**LINE DANCING**

FLORENCE GRACE

Beginners or Intermediates want to feel better, burn calories, have lots of fun?! LOGS FOR SALE

• Rise & Recline Furniture • Mobility Scooters • Free Hearing Tests • Stairlifts • Cosyfeet Shoes & Slippers 55 George Lane, Marlborough SN8 4BY

Try Line Dancing!!

Tel: Tessa 01672 520336

IRONING

01672 511550

THE CURTAINMAKER Tel. 01672 514369

Top quality curtains & soft furnishings expertly made to measure. Fitting service available, free estimates, reasonable rates Period properties a speciality Please call for prompt service

CARPET CLEANING

MAN WITH A VAN Manuela’s Ironing House / Office Moves Garage / House Clearance Rubbish removal

Professional Ironing Service

Bring it in crumpled -

get it back flat

Collection & Delivery service available

Phone Andy on 01488 684726 mobile 07768 655136

01672 512884

CITROEN SPECIALIST

PRINTED T-SHIRTS

CITROEN, PEUGEOT, RENAULT 25 years’ French car experience. 19 years’ on Citroen. All makes of car serviced. Excellent rates. FULLY INSURED

Carpet, Rug & Upholstery Cleaners • Professional, Reliable & Fully Insured • Locally Based Family Run Business • Over 10 Years Industry Experience • Powerful, High Performance Equipment • References Available upon Request • Satisfaction Guaranteed or Pay Nothing

01672 563100

Angel House, High Street, Marlborough SN8 1AA

Tel: Mark Dunn @ Ramsbury

01672 521053 Mobile 07974379226

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BUILDING SERVICES

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MARLBOROUGH TOWN COUNCIL SNIPS.

FOOTPATH 39

replacement of the very old and dilapidated White Horse interpretive panel on the Manton footpath. Cllr Fogg asked that, should a new panel be designed, it could include the Uffington White Horse, which although over the border in Oxfordshire, is important to be seen within context.

At a busy full town council meeting in November, the public heard that the route of footpath 39 in Manton was still something of a hot potato on the agenda. Feelings are running high with Manton residents, who amongst other things seemed to object to Cllr Stewart Dobson providing information and pictures about the path, SPORTS RELIEF RUN DEBATE which used to run through land once owned by him. A debate on whether the Sports Relief run would merit the closure of the High Street in Marlborough had WELCOME SIGN FOR MARLBOROUGH Cllr Nick Fogg reported that Marlborough is fairing councillors divided. Some were very concerned that rather better than some of the other market towns in the closure would upset traders, who do a great deal of Wiltshire, according to facts deduced from Wilts Council business on a Sunday, that being the only free parking statistics on shops and parking. This is a welcome sign day of the week. that Marlborough, as a shopping destination, continues to be very popular. Cllr Fogg also had good news on the NEW WEBSITE PROPOSED possible new build of St Peter’s and St Mary’s Schools. BY COUNCILLOR RICH. PITTS Now the government criteria has changed, the new Cllr Rich Pitts gave a presentation on a possible combined infant and junior school has reached the top new website for tourism, local businesses and the of the list. It is the only school recommended for a new Chamber of Commerce hosted by the Marlborough build being submitted to the Department of Education Area Development Trust. The Mayor, Alexander Kirk Wilson, had previously explained that a staffed tourist by Wiltshire Council. information centre was not affordable by the town WHITE HORSE PANEL council. -Val Compton There was a request from Cllr Margaret Rose for the

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A AUTOMOBILE SALES & SERVICE

CLOCKS CURTAIN MAKER

The Clockmaker ....................01488 514369 682277 Florence Grace .....................01672 COMPUTER SALES, SERVICE & Madeline Walsh ................... 01672 871496

Citroen Specialist ..................01672 CGS ..................................... 01488 521053 684045 Elm TreeSpecialist Motor Company .....01672 511777 REPAIR Citroen ..................01672 521053 DANCE SCHOOL 684552 EVS...................................... 01672 540533 Great Shefford Auto Centre...01488 648055 Bill Baxter ..............................01488 School ....01672 520514 Great Shefford Auto Centre 01488 CURTAIN MAKER Rapid Fit ............................... 01488 648055 681888 Elizabeth McIndoe BEAUTY THERAPY FlorenceDESIGNER Grace .....................01488 648414 CLOTHING BARBER Elan Beauty............................07749 219300 CoCo & Co DANCE SCHOOL 686319 ............................01488 The Gentlemans Shop...........01488 BESPOKE TAILORING 684363 Elizabeth McIndoe School ....01672 520514 ELECTRICAL SERVICES Vincent ..................................01672 511488 DECORATING BESPOKE WOODEN FLOORS Ian Barnes 01672 520147 BESPOKE WOODEN FLOORS Rolls Electrical............. ............................01488 682953 Whittle Woods........................08450 552488 David 414493 Whittle Woods........................08450 552488 ...............................................07747 W. Talmage ...........................01488 685361 BOARDING CATTERY CATTERY Chris Loney .......................... 01672 514696 BOARDING ELECTRICAL SERVICES Littlecopse Cattery Cattery ................01672 ................01672 520879 520879 ...............................................07855 982232 Littlecopse Ashbury Elcetrical ................ 01793 710781 Premier Electrics....................01672 890296 BUILDING SERVICES .............................................. 07851 794258 BOOKSHOP SG Electrical Services...........01672 CEW Builders.........................07818 Loney .......................... 01672 516724 514696 Hungerford Bookshop............01488 233249 683480 Chris Edward Stacey.......................01672 562734 ...............................................07855 982232 FASHION BUILDING SERVICES 255008 JM KG Parsons ...........................07921 Electrical...........................01672 516661 .......................... 01488 686321 CEW Edwards Builders.........................07818 233249 Bei Cappelli Ross .......................01672 514020 Lambourn Electrical Contractors Kenda Fashion ..................... 01488 644653 Jeeves & Green ....................01488 680703 ................01488 670116........07958 488629 P.M. Rosier & Son. ...............01672 871202 The Clothes Shop .................. 01635 47832 Ross Edwards .......................01672 514020 Premier Simon Thorpe ...................... 07775 727389 Electrics....................01672 890296 Simon Thorpe ...................... 07775 727389 SG Electrical Services...........01672 FENCING CARPETS & CURTAINS 516724 ............................. 01488 683807 Dible & Roy ............ curtains 01672 513491 RJ Cripps EQUESTRIAN SUPPLIES BUTCHERS ..................................carpets 01672 513492 648820 Bastable Brothers .................01488 658537 Woodland Enterprises............01488 FISH & CHIPS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT ESTATE AGENTS 683237 Mr Fry ....................................01488 CARPETS & CURTAINS512163 Russell Marshall.....................01488 686867 David Owen & Co..................01672 D&R Furnishers....... curtains 01672 513491 FISHMONGER CHIMNEY SWEEP FUNERAL DIRECTORS ..................................carpets 01672 648417 513492 Camp The Lobster PotFunerals.........01488 ................... 01488 686770 Jamie ................................... 01488 Hopson 686511 Sarsen Stoves ..................... 01264 790033 GARDEN DESIGN/SERVICES FLORIST CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING PH Landscapes .....................01672 681062 870113 & The Magpie..............01488 ChemDry byCHIROPRACTOR Flair ................ 01635 524110 Martin Hungerford Chiropractic Healthcare ............ RPS Services ........................01672 512350 FUNERAL DIRECTORS 682440 CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT ...................................... 01488 683666 Stacy Tuttle ...........................01488 David Owen &CHURCHES Co..................01672 512163 Camp Hopson GASFunerals.........01488 INSTALLERS 686511 Virginia on Parkes ..................... 01488 871420 649908 ENERcon...............................01488 Church the Rock ............ 01672 680800 FURNISHING CLEANING Sofas & StuffHAIRDRESSERS ........................ 0808 1783211 CHIMNEYSERVICES SWEEP Upstairs Downstairs ..............01672 136 517 Brush & Vac ......................... 01488 541177 648417 Krysia Eddery........................07796 GARAGE SERVICES 684363 The Gentleman’s Shop..........01488 Sootys .................................. 01488 649028 Peter Stirland Ltd...................01488 683678 Roberta’s ..............................01488 682888 CLEANING SERVICES Stag Service Station .............01488 682202 Upstairs Downstairs ..............01672 541177 GARDEN DESIGN/SERVICES CLOCKS Hungerford Gdn Machinery ..01488 684105 The Clockmaker ....................01488 682277 Hungerford Tree Surgery ..... 01488 682174 COMPUTER SALES, SERVICE & REPAIR RM Garden Services............. 01672 513001 Animated Laser Co ...............01488 684552 PH Landscapes .....................01672 870113

COUNTRY LIVING

Peppermint Cream ................01488 681117

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GAS INSTALLERS

ENERcon...............................01488 680800

Advertisers with weekly advertisements for a year are welcome to an entry in the index.

HANDYMAN GIFTS

REMOVALS STORAGE PLUMBING & SERVICES

MOBILITY SERVICES

ROOFING&SERVICES SHOOTING EQUESTRIAN

IRONING NURSING SERVICES

STOVES

Mike The Handyman ............ 01672 870314 Louth Removals.....................01672 513868 Inklings...................................01488 681800 A4 Plumbing ..........................07771 511331 .................................. mobile 07769 711519 Hungref Ltd............................01672 RIDING 519163 HOTELS,HAIRDRESSERS PUBS, RESTAURANTS Ride Locally ..........................01488 683253 RIDING Ad ................................. 01488 681944 TheHoc Hare..................................01488 71386 ROOFING SERVICES Locally ..........................01488 683253 Roberta’s ..............................01488 The Ivy House .......................01672 682888 515333 Ride Heritage Roofi ng ......................01488 71117 IRONING JNC Roofi ng ..01488 648337/07771 597117 PUBS & RESTAURANTS HANDMADE FURNITURE Manuella’s.............................01672 512884 ...............................................07733 213869 Palace ....................... 01488 668896 Moore & Bradfield..................01488 684240 Indigo LINE DANCING MEJDowngate Martin.............................01488 685341 ...................... 01488 682708 HEALTH BOUTIQUE 520336 The Tessa Hicks ...........................01672 Roofright ...............................01672 871207 The Hare .................................01488 71386 TonicMATHS .....................................0845 3881782 The Halfway & ENGLISH TUITION REVERSE THERAPY Bistro ............... 01488 608115 Kennet Tutors ....................... 01672 516278 Dr. John Eaton ..................... 0870 6260100 The Sun Inn .........................01488 682162 HOTELS MOBILE HAIRDRESSER682512 Casanova ..............................01488 SCAFFOLDING 682721 The Bear................................01488 Touch of Class ......................07788 956199 The Three Swans...................01488 682721 O.N.C. Scaffolding ................01672 514895 Roofi ng ......................01488 71117 INSURANCE Mobility Centre.......................01380 727555 Heritage Woodland Enterprises ...........01488 648820 685341 Coversure..............................0844 2480021 MEJ Martin.............................01488 MONUMENTAL SCULPTOR SKIP HIRE ...............................01672 M.J. Sly ................................01672 Hills Waste Disposal .............01488 871207 657123 INTERIOR DESIGN 516797 Roofright SKIPSMOKING HIRE NAIL TECHNICIANS STOP Libby Blakey Design .............01488 657830 Waste Disposal .............01488 657123 Jaqueline’s Nails .................. 01488 686638 Hills Must Stop Smoking................01488 644699

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arlborough traders are hoping for a shopping boom in the few days before Christmas.They hope that late night shopping next Thursday will prove more popular than the past Thursday nights. Traders are reporting a lack-lustre pre-Christmas. Late night shopping numbers are reported to be disappointing and suggestions are being made that town entertainment should be provided to attract shoppers. We Love Marlborough, Marlborough Chamber of Commerce, Marlborough Town Council and Curious Company have combined in the pre-Christmas shopping promotion. The Adviser’s features are being promoted by the above organisations and the traders advertising. DUCKLINGS TOY SHOP Ducklings Toy Shop in Hilliers Yard is proving popular with its extensive range over two floors. It’s so good to be able to view the toys. ACCELER8 Acceler8 motoring & leisure enjoy catering for all ages whenit comes to Christmas gifts, from skateboards and JD bug scooters, to hand built Pashley bicycles for th more discerning customer. Whatever your budget, whatever your age, Acceler8 has something for you or your family this Christmas! SHAKIN’ THE TREE At No 2. High Street prides itself on offering a point of difference and has a fabulous selection of Christmas decorations and accessories, room fragrances and candles, gift mideas for family and friends at great orices, plus stunning home accessory ideas including top quality SIA artificial flowers and plants. CROSBY AND LAWRENCE Crosby and Lawrence Have a wide and varied range of sports equipment for all the family, including a fantastic range of games from Jaques of London as well as a range of stocking fillers including the very popular” Wacky socks” range and a selection of Babolat tennis rackets on special offer. Crosby and Lawrence has once again extended their discounts for local clubs to include, all purchases, over the the Christmas period and not, just, club related items. ZORIA BEAUTY Recently opened Salon Zoria Beauty in Hillier’s Yard offers an oasis tranquility in which to enjoy a range of luxurious Decleor treatments for men and women as well as Pamper Day packages for special occasions. Gift vouchers are available and make perfect Birthday and Christmas gifts. Clients can also take advantage of the salon’s reward points system for returning business. (see salon pic left) QUALITY STATIONERS Hughenden Yard’s Quality Stationers cater for every need in stationery and printing. DAVID DUDLEY Above: Zoria Beauty salon Dazzling Diamonds from David Dudley. It is that time of year again when it is time to buy that very special gift. If you are stuck for ideas visit our lovely showroom in Marlborough High Street or browse our web site www.daviddudley.co.uk. For this Christmas we have some exciting new gem set jewellery collections, including two collections designed by award winning British designers Andrew Geoghegan and Tom McEwan. We pride ourselves on our diamond jewellery and we have some beautiful diamond pieces designed by David and a range of exclusive European designers. All David Dudley YOUR NEW diamonds are conflict free. Skateboard, If you are looking for designer silver Scooter & jewellery this Christmas, we now have a wide range of new pieces including some very Accessories Shop unusual cufflinks and earrings by Flash Jordan IN MARLBOROUGH and contemporary mesh jewellery by Ntinga. We are also very happy to design a piece of jewellery for you or to re-design an old piece of jewellery into something new and exciting. We all wish you and wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year! Tel: 01672 513414 Email: shop@acceler8.biz Hilliers Yard, Marlborough, SN8 1BE

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he extent to which escaped parakeets are breeding in London parks in pest proportions has vividly recalled my many visits to that continent which is the major natural home of parrots of every kind. It was not Africa or South America, as many, including myself, would have believed. It is Australia which has the greatest diversity and numbers of native, wild parrots, including crested cockatoos, lorikeets, cockatiels and budgerigars. Even with a degree in zoology and a special interest in ornithology I did not discover that until my journalistic work required me to visit some of the wilder parts of the vast antipodal land in the 1950s. ‘Budgies’, the most popular pet parrots, are found only in Australia where in the drier parts, one can see clouds of them. They are all green and yellow, the other coloured and white budgies kept as pets being the result of special breeding by enthusiasts. Of the 55 species of Australian parrots 48 are found nowhere else. Many of them are brilliantly coloured like the Rainbow Lorikeet. Some are superbly beautiful like the large sulphur-crested cockatoo which I first encountered in a small town into which it had strayed. In many cities, like Brisbane, and even parts of Sydney, parrots are common in suburban gardens. Generally, they favour areas where there are trees, especially eucalyptus where they feed on the nectar, though many exist in scrubland. In 1953 I witnessed the test of an all-British atomic bomb in an area of South Australian desert called Emu Field. I did not see any emus but was astonished by the number of wild parrots. It was the same when I visited Rum Jungle, an area in the sub-tropical Northern Territory where uranium had been discovered and was being mined. The most numerous of the large parrots, a beautifully plumaged grey bird with a rose-pink head, but much hated by farmers for the damage it does to crops, is called the galah and, as will be seen, is my main reason for this avian recollection. I first encountered it when visiting the Woomera rocket range in the ‘outback’ desert area of South Australia to witness the firing of an early long-range missile. It was there I learned that, unlike most parrots which are high in intelligence, it was widely regarded in Australia as being so short in that respect that it was common to call another person ‘You stupid galah!’

As Emu Field was too remote, the UK and Australian governments built a testing site in a more accessible area called Maralinga, also in South Australia, and in 1956 I flew to Adelaide where observers were to be based and briefed for what was called Operation Buffalo – the test of a more advanced British a-bomb. When all was ready at Maralinga, we would be flown there at short notice to our observation post. We were also warned that there might be delays because many Australians were objecting to the contamination of their land by British-made radioactive fall-out. The winds, therefore. had to be such that no fall-out could reach populated parts of the country. Having received an ‘All ready!’ signal, we flew into Maralinga at 4 am and were briefed in a big tent during a breakfast of curry and tea (with whiskey for those who could face it). We then moved to the observation post from which, through binoculars, we could see a tall steel tower on which the bomb was mounted. I was surprised to see a cloud of large birds circling the tower and landing on it. We were told that they were galahs, a parrot pest so numerous that these were dispensable. Inevitably, there were ribald remarks about atomically fried galah. Shortly after we were installed, we were told that the test was cancelled for that day due to a sudden adverse wind-change and we returned to Adelaide. This happened several times and always the galahs were hugging the tower in their hundreds. Eventually, all seemed well enough for the bomb to be detonated when it duly vaporized the steel tower and everything on it. However, on that oh-sowelcome day there had not been a galah in sight. Maybe not so stupid.

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t a recent meeting of Great Western Hospital Foundation Trust, members took part in an interesting evening focussed on diabetes. Lack of diabetes education can result in poor outcomes for patients, which may lead to life changing consequences. The short session included some interesting and lively guesstimates of how much sugar was contained in a range food and drink on the table. There was much laughter amongst members as some of the guesses were a long way off the mark. Members realised most of us would benefit from increasing our knowledge on this subject. Insulin treatment only commenced in 1922, but diet and exercise continues to be crucial in managing the disease in all cases. It is estimated that three quarters of a million people are walking around the UK with undiagnosed diabetes. The rising number of obese adults and children is adding to the problem. As resources become increasingly stretched, the NHS is encouraging everyone to learn more about how to stay healthy and thus enjoy a better life. If you have any concerns you should contact your own GP. -Val Compton

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arlborough has had several fake £20 notes used in the town. Police want shoppers and shop keepers to be aware. Several people have been arrested, but the problem hasn’t gone away. Shop lifting continues to be a problem. Several arrests have been made but in the run up to Christmas and in the current economic climate, this problem is likely to continue. Not only that, but purse dippers are in the town, as people are carrying more cash than normal. Please be alert and aware and consider using other means of payment where possible to avoid carrying cash. The “Drink Drive Campaign” will soon be started by Wiltshire Police. Everyone is reminded it’s NEVER ok to take the risk. If you are going to have a drink – arrange how to get home safely first. - Val Compton

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World Web News Standing room only in Church on Sunday night! New Training Band takes a bow. Aldbourne Band -the current First Section National Champions of Great Britain - played a festive selection of music to a packed audience in St Michael’s church on Sunday evening. The audience was also treated to the very first public appearance of the newly formed Aldbourne Training Band. Janet Roe – conductor - has worked hard with the enthusiastic young players since they started in September and the result was a resounding success, with 3 pieces being played plus an encore of Jingle Bells. Harry Mundy was accompanied by the main band as he played The Little Drummer Boy on the snare drum. The Training Band are seeking help from local businesses to kit them out with smart uniforms and quality instruments. Some members of the Training Band then swapped roles and sang with St Michael’s School Choir to the crowded church. The songs were all from the Christmas play being performed by the school this year. In the second half of the concert the audience was indulged with a great set of songs from the quality, Aldbourne based, male voice choir ‘The Sarcen Song men’. It was only 3 years ago that they had their first public performance and they now have over 20 members. Songs included their own arrangements of the Coventry Carol and an amusing version of Jingle Bells that had the audience joining in. This annual concert is organised by Aldbourne Band on behalf of St Michael’s Church to raise funds for the upkeep of the church grounds and graveyard. Church volunteers manned the refreshments stand in the interval. Church Treasurer John Adey thanked all for coming and supporting the event. The next concert for Aldbourne Band will be at Immanuel Church, Upham Road, Swindon on Saturday 28th January. This will be the 49th consecutive year that the band has played there. They are looking forward to the first public airing of the test piece they will be performing at the West of England Area Championships on 11th March in Torquay. It is called ‘Devil and the deep blue sea’ and is quite challenging. More information can be found at www.aldbourneband.org.uk

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Football wih Ron Tarry HUNGERFORD IMPOVING This was another greatly improved performance as Hungerford seek to turn round their recent poor form, a deserved victory which took them back to 4th.place in an increasingly tight league table.Hungerford had much the better of the first half, missing a number of chances, before Mark Draycott scored from a Jamie Gosling corner after 36 minutes, although they should have been more than a goal up at the interval. Draycott made it 2-0 after 55 minutes, intercepting Gardner’s header to beat the goalkeeper with ease, but the home side battled hard without being able to get a shot on target until Paul Kendall came up to score a consolation goal well into injury time, but the points were already””in the bag” for Hungerford by thden. BRIDGE WORK IS ACCORDING TO PLAN Hungerford’s footbridge over the Kennet and Avon C anal was going to plan, Cr Roger Thompson told the last Hungerford Town Council meeting. HUNGERFORD CROFT BRIDGE REPLACEMENT BETWEEN APRIL 5 AND 10 Hungerford’s railway bridge into The Croft would be replaced between April 5 and 10 the last Hungerford Town council meeting was told. Residents would be given prior notice and offered alternative hotel accommodation if the noise was too great. Project workers have been offered amenities at Hungerford Club “We don’t want another fiasco” Cr Roger Thompson said. CONTRACTORS’ CONTRIBUTION Hungerford’s mayor Cr Martin Crane told the last Hungerford Town Council Meeting that the contractors for Hungerford’s recent gas works were making a contribution to Hungerford CHAIN. METAL DETECTING DAY RAISES £2500 FOR ROTARY CHARITIES Thanks to Peter Kindersley and his staff, Sheepdrove Organic Farm welcomed The Rotary Club of Hungerford for their annual Metal Detecting day and enabled enthusiasts to contribute nearly £2500 to the Club’s nominated local charities. President, David Wallis, on the left, seen with Yvonne Haddrell and Neil McPherson, was very impressed with the attendance and most interested to see some of the objects found. The pictures show some of the “booty” such as Roman coins, nail cleaner, brooches, buttons, musket balls, thimbles, sheeps bell and even a dog bowl made in 2007


World Web News 26th October 2011: Dr Hugh Pihlens – “From Latvia to Hungerford” Over a hundred members of the Hungerford Historical Association were treated to an excellent talk by Dr Hugh Pihlens last Wednesday night. Dr Pihlens was a very popular and highly respected GP in Hungerford for all his professional life but his talk focused on his family links with Latvia. His grandfather had been a Latvian nationalist revolutionary in the early 20th century and had to escape in the hold of a German cargo ship from the Russian police and their bayonets. Eventually as a non-English speaking Protestant refugee he arrived in England and was befriended by a Church of England vicar and given employment and sanctuary by the vicar’s family. He met and married an English girl and they settled down in the West Country where Dr Pihlens was born. A wonderful story much appreciated by the audience, a lot of whom resolved to research their own family history. The next talk will be given by The Countess of Carnarvon “Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey” on Wednesday, November 23rd at 7.30pm in the Corn Exchange, Hungerford. -Shelagh Parry £212 RAISED THANK YOU... Thank you for your publicity for Manton Pre-school Tabletop toy sale; we raised £212.00 for the pre-school to buy new equipment. -Abi Beaumont DOGS BEING STOLEN TO FIGHT District landholders are being warned of gangs stealing dogs to use in fighting. POLICE REPORT TO COUNCILLORS SHOP SAFE Hungerford town councillors were told before their last meeting that the Shop Safe programme was receiving good response. CHARITY BOX THEFTS Police said charity box theft was not isolated to Hungerford and had been widespread with a foreign gang operating. DOG POO Police report groing concern at dog poo in Hungerford. Fines for abuse are up to £500. Hungerford Town Council would like to hear from residents who can identify problem areas. Tel. 686195. VANDALISM AND THEFT Some vandalism and theft had occurred in Hungerford and residents were warned to keep cars locked.

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Chilton’s Best Quiz EVER !

Chilton Foliat’s village hall committee hosted its best ever quiz night with numbers reaching 54 a fantastic attendance to the event. As well as familiar neighbours and friends, teams from Aldbourne WI and Lambourn came along to swell the numbers. Under the eyes of quiz master Peter Camfield the teams used every inch of their ‘little grey cells’ to solve the questions put before them but the team that took the prize was members of Chilton’s own Chicks Toddler Group, who won a meal for two at the Palm restaurant, grateful thanks go to PC rep Gary Crumpler for securing the prize. The half time hot supper that was made by the committee members and their spouses was very well received and following a 100 Club draw three happy members have a little extra for Christmas. Chairman Liz Outridge was delighted to announce that not only was this the best ever quiz night in the hall but it raised in excess of £300 for hall funds, which is a wonderful achievement. Well done and grateful thanks to the committee for organising and running this event and a very big thankyou to all who attended, especially Peter Camfield for running the quiz. The next Hall event will be the Carols Around the tree in the grounds of St. Mary’s Church on Friday 16th December at 6.30pm with warm refreshments afterwards in the hall; we hope to see you there.

TOWN BAND RAISES OVER £650 FOR POPPY APPEAL On Saturday 12th November Hungerford Town Band performed their annual charity concert in aid of the Royal British Legion ‘Poppy Appeal’. A packed Hall enjoyed a wide ranging programme including items such as the overture ‘Zampa’, the enchanting melody ‘The Ashokan Farewell’ and the march ‘Honest Toil’. Solo items were ‘Cry me a river’ by James Healey on Cornet, ‘Crazy’ by Phillip Carter on Flugel Horn and ‘The Brigadier’ by Andrew Tilley on Euphonium. The first half was brought to a rousing conclusion by the Training Band. The highlight of the evening was the moving rendition of music from the film’ Zulu’ including narration by Jack Williams. The evening raised over £650 for the Poppy Appeal. The Band can next be heard at their Christmas Concert on Saturday 10th December in Hungerford Corn Exchange at 7.30pm.


World Web News HUNGERFORD TRADERS FIGHT TO IMPROVE THEIR TURNOVER Hungerford’s pre-Christmas trade rush is peaking and many shops are fighting to better figures of the past few years. Some traders are reporting better pre-Christmas figures following a lack-lustre earlier year. Hungerford’s Victorian Extravaganza late night shopping gave trade a welcome boost as thousands of people converged on the town to enjoy a family fun night out. The next few days will be make or break for some businesses. A representative of a leading take-away food establishment told The Adviser that pre-Christmas turnover was

MARLBOROUGH TRADERS LOOK TOWARD SHOPPING BOOM Marlborough traders are hoping for a shopping boom in the few days before Christmas. They hope that late night shopping next Thursday will prove more popular than the past Thursday nights. Traders are reporting a lack-lustre pre-Christmas. Late night shopping numbers are reported to be disappointing and suggestions are being made that town entertainment should be provided to attract shoppers. We Love Marlborough, Marlborough Chamber of Commerce, Marlborough Town Council and Curious Company have combined in the pre-Christmas shopping promotion. POLICE INVESTIGATE RAM-RAID ATTEMP Police are investigating an attempted ram-raid at Great Grooms antique building in Hungerford early on Tuesday morning. CONCERN OVER CCTV CAMERAS Hungerford Town Council will discuss reported problems with the town’s CCTV cameras. They have been described and too few and almost useless. MAYOR’S THANKS FOR HELP Hungerford’s Mayor, Cr Martin Crane has thanked all who helped establish the town’s Christmas decorations. NEW COUNCILLORS SOUGHT Hungerford Town Council is seeking two new councillors. SALT BIN FOR HUNGERFORD NEWTOWN Hungerford Town Council has approved purchase of a salt bin costing £100 for Hungerford Newtown. YOU’RE WISER IN THE ADVISER WHERE YOUR MESSAGE LASTS LONGER...

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“Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey”. Over 150 members and guests of the Hungerford Historical Association were treated to an excellent talk by the Countess of Carnarvon on her latest book which tells the story of Lady Almina, who was married to the 5th Earl of Carnarvon. Lady Almina established a hospital for wounded officers at Highclere during the First World War. She nursed the officers herself and “treated them like the best people in the world”. During her research Lady Carnarvon found a number of personal letters from servicemen and their families in the Castle’s archives. One read “thank you for all you did for my son – my husband got to his bedside before he died” The 5th Earl was a keen photographer and took a great many photos during his14 years excavating in Egypt with Howard Carter. The tomb of Tutankhamun was found in 1922 just before the Earl’s money ran out. A number of artefacts from the tomb are housed in the museum of Cairo, and there is also a collection if items at Highclere. Her talk was full of very humorous anecdotes dealing with larger than life characters. A really excellent evening enjoyed by the audience. The next talk will be given by Canon Alan Deboo “The Railways and Society in Victorian England” on Wednesday, January 25th 2012 at 7.30pm in the Corn

WEB PRESENCE TO REPLACE TOURIST INFO. CENTRE

A special community-led web presence at Marlborough will replace a tourist information centre. Cr Richard Pitts at Monday’s Marlborough Town Council meeting outlined the plan for the web to embrace pages of information on tourist orientated businesses. OBJECTION TO DEVELOPMENT Hungerford Town Council’s environment and planning committee had objected to the St John Ambulance development plan the last council meeting was told by chairman Cr Jean Hutchings. “It should be in keeping with the re-generationb of the whole area”. LITTER AT RAILWAY STATION Hungerford Railway Station area was littered with broken bottles and rubbish after last weekend Hungerford Town Council’s environment and planning committee chairman Cr Jean Hutchings told the last council meeting. It was felt that those responsible should clean up the mess.


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The four day exhibition and consultation in the town hall plus leaflets, ensure everyone is included and can have their say. Alternatively you can visit the town council website at marlboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk/consultation An application for planning permission will have to be made, that will only happen if there is sufficient public support and will provide further opportunity for comment. Guy Loosmore added, “It would be sad if we continued excluding the public from their building, whilst they pay for the upkeep. I want to see it brought to life and used daily as a vibrant focal point for the community and its visitors, not just kept as a beautiful white elephant”. -Val Compton . New Look for Volunteers at Savernake Now that services based at Savernake Hospital have been, for the most part, taken over by The Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, there has been an unexpected spin off for volunteers. Uniform teal coloured polo shirts are on offer plus a bum bag, both bearing the “Voluntary Services Team” logo. The bags solve the problem of where to put belongings such as keys, or jewellery which is required to be removed whilst on wards, as an infection control precaution. Suzanne Bennett, from the Voluntary Team, explains the polo shirts are a very useful form of identification for staff, patients and visitors – as are all hospital uniforms. They save the volunteer from being asked inappropriate questions or having to turn down requests for help that are only suitable for hospital staff to give. It is also easy for Ward Managers to know exactly who is working on the ward that day – even at a glance from the backview. Ailesbury Ward at Savernake Hospital is desperately looking for more help serving refreshments in the mornings or afternoons. Anyone with a small amount of regular time to give should contact Suzanne on 01985 220779 or email her; Suzanne.Bennett@wiltshire.nhs.uk -Val compton

Things to do places to go

If you are you interested in tree planting or sharing a garden to grow fruit and vegetables you need to go the Christmas Farmers Market on December 10th between 10am – 2pm in Marlborough Town Hall. Members of the Transition Town Marlborough team will be on hand with a large map, where all available growing space and gardens can be marked. This vibrant market will have a wide range of local produce and craft gifts to choose from, so put it in your diaries now. -Val compton

Action for the River Kennet (ARK) Volunteers

There’s no shortage of volunteering opportunities, not just in Marlborough but up and downstream – regardless of age or expertise. ARK volunteers form a work party mostly on Wednesdays throughout the year, whatever the weather. If you fancy working near or even in the river, drop Anna an email for further information annaforbes73@tiscali.co.uk Don’t worry, there are some waders available. -Val Compton ADP DONATES £1000 TO ROTARY Hungerford’s ADP Dealer Services, have donated £1000 to the Hungerford Rotary Club’s local charity account in recognition of three of their employee’s achievement in climbing the highest currently active and dangerous volcano in the world. Geordie Taylor, Euan Smith and Steve Robinson are seen on the summit of the 19,347 foot Cotopaxi mountain in Ecuador. They were particularly delighted with this recognition of their tremendous efforts knowing that both the elderly and young of Hungerford will

FIVE-YEAR MARKETING PLAN Hungerford Town Council’s Cr Rupert Thompson told the last council meeting that progress was being made for the five-year Hungerford marketing plan with cooperation from Hungerford Chamber of Commerce. JUBILEE MEETING IN HUNGERFORD The Hungerford Town Council-led special committee was to discuss the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration at a meeting last night. A Croft Field event with marquee is expected to receive scrutiny.


World Web News ROTARY CLUB RAISES £1350 WITH MURDER MYSTERY EVENING Hungerford Rotary Club attracted a full house at the Corn Exchange to watch the Kennet Amateur Theatrical Society perform a Murder Mystery play in aid of charity. Rotary President, local farmer, David Wallis commented, “that this local Community occasion was so successful it raised £1350 for Noreen’s Kids and Local Charities and other such Events will follow”. JAMES BROWN 21 HUNGERFORD SPEED TICKETS IN 2 HOURS Police issued 21 speeding tickets in two hours on the easter approach to Hungerford recently. Hungerford town councillors were given this information before a recent meeting when police said they were concentrating on reducing speeding around Hungerford. Councillors were also told of a further raid on Cobb’s Farm when a tractor was stolen. It was the eleventh raid on the farm and an arrest had been made. Police also said they had acted against a drug distributor in Hungerford.

CHAMBER GIVES £300 TOWARD LIGHTS Hungerford Chamber of Commerce will donate £300 toward Hungerford’s Christmas lights project. The last chamber meeting decided to make the donation after a talk by Mr Rod Desmeules. CRAMP ACT TO SOLVE PARKING PROBLEMS IN MARLBOROUGH Over 200 households or businesses have received a survey form from CRAMP (Cars, Residents And Marlborough Parking) The pilot survey is the first step in an attempt to sort out the huge problem of parking in Marlborough for residents, shoppers and workers. CRAMP are supported by Wiltshire Council and Marlborough Town Council. -Val Compton CHECK CEMETERY REGULATIONS People with loved-ones buried in St Saviour’s Cemetery at Hungerford are being urged to check cemetery regulations regulating grave memorials. Hungerford Town Council’s recreation, amenities and war memorials committee was told on Tuesday night by the mayor Cr Martin Crane that strict regulations had been introduced aimed at keeping the cemetery in a tidy state.

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INSURANCE COVERS VANDAL DAMAGE Hungerford Town council has been told that £1000 of damage by vandals to playground equipment at Smitham Bridge is covered by insurance. RESIDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF WORK Residents near Hungerford’s priory will be notified of 18 months of demolition and construction work at the request of Cr Jean Hutchings District councillor Paul Hewer assured Hungerford town councillors before their last meeting that any valuable waste materials from the project would be salvaged.

ADP EMPLOYEES CLIMB COTOPAXI VOLCANO

Three ADP employees, two from Hungerford and one from South Africa have just returned from Ecuador having successfully climbed to the top of Cotopaxi, the highest currently-active volcano in the world. Geordie Taylor, Euan Smith and Steve Robinson reached the 19,347 feet summit (5,897m) at dawn on Wednesday 21st September having climbed the last 4,000ft through the night. The final ascent is made over the glaciers that cover Cotopaxi’s peak, an almost symmetrical cone. The volcano has erupted more than 50 times in the last 300 years. The ascent over the glacier required night-lights, crampons, ropes and ice-axes. Under the supervision of experienced Andean guides, the three negotiated the treacherous crevasses, ice walls and thin air in wind-chilled temperatures as low as minus-30 degrees-C. ADP has kindly donated £1,000 to Hungerford’s Rotary Club in recognition of their achievements. The same three adventurers reached the summit of Kilimanjaro in 2008 and kayaked down the Zambezi River in 2010.

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MARLBOROUGH’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ARE OUTSTANDING Late Night Shopping too! Marlborough’s Christmas lights display is outstanding and well worth taking the family to see; and why not on Thursday nights until Christmas when there is the added attraction of late night shopping? The shopping bonanza is promoted by We Love Marlborough, Marlborough Chamber of Commerce, Marlborough Town council and Curious Company. The Adviser’s features are being promoted by the above organisations and the traders advertising. DUCKLINGS TOY SHOP Ducklings Toy Shop in Hilliers Yard is proving popular with its extensive range over two floors. It’s so good to be able to view the toys. ACCELER8 Acceler8 motoring & leisure enjoy catering for all ages whenit comes to Christmas gifts, from skateboards and JD bug scooters, to hand built Pashley bicycles for th more discerning customer. Whatever your budget, whatever your age, Acceler8 has something for you or your family this Christmas! SHAKIN’ THE TREE At No 2. High Street prides itself on offering a point of difference and has a fabulous selection of Christmas decorations and accessories, room fragrances and candles, gift mideas for family and friends at great orices, plus stunning home accessory ideas including top quality SIA artificial flowers and plants. DAVID DUDLEY David Dudley in the centre of the High Street has magnificent jewellery, professionally displayed in an attractive shop. Ideal for Chistmas gifts that will last for ever. CROSBY AND LAWRENCE Crosby and Lawrence Have a wide and varied range of sports equipment for all the family, including a fantastic range of games from Jaques of London as well as a range of stocking fillers including the very popular” Wacky socks” range and a selection of Babolat tennis rackets on special offer. Crosby and Lawrence has once again extended their discounts for local clubs to include, all purchases, over the the Christmas period and not, just, club related items. ZORIA BEAUTY Recently opened Salon Zoria Beauty in Hillier’s Yard offers an oasis tranquility in which to enjoy a range of luxurious Decleor treatments for men and women as well as Pamper Day packages for special occasions. Gift vouchers are available and make perfect Birthday and Christmas gifts. Clients can also take advantage of the salon’s reward points system for returning business. QUALITY STATIONERS Hughenden Yard’s Quality Stationers cater for every need in stationery and printing. DAVID DUDLEY Dazzling Diamonds from David Dudley It is that time of year again when it is time to buy that very special gift. If you are stuck for ideas visit our lovely showroom in Marlborough High Street or browse our web site www.daviddudley.co.uk. For this Christmas we have some exciting new gem set jewellery collections, including two collections designed by award winning British designers Andrew Geoghegan and Tom McEwan. We pride ourselves on our diamond jewellery and we have some beautiful diamond pieces designed by David and a range of exclusive European designers. All David Dudley diamonds are conflict free. If you are looking for designer silver jewellery this Christmas, we now have a wide range of new pieces including some very unusual cufflinks and earrings by Flash Jordan and contemporary mesh jewellery by Ntinga. We are also very happy to design a piece of jewellery for you or to re-design an old piece of jewellery into something new and exciting. We all wish you and wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!


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At a recent meeting of Great Western Hospital Foundation Trust, members took part in an interesting evening focussed on diabetes. Lack of diabetes education can result in poor outcomes for patients, which may lead to life changing consequences. The short session included some interesting and lively guesstimates of how much sugar was contained in a range food and drink on the table. There was much laughter amongst members as some of the guesses were a long way off the mark. Members realised most of us would benefit from increasing our knowledge on this subject. Insulin treatment only commenced in 1922, but diet and exercise continues to be crucial in managing the disease in all cases. It is estimated that three quarters of a million people are walking around the UK with undiagnosed diabetes. The rising number of obese adults and children is adding to the problem. As resources become increasingly stretched, the NHS is encouraging everyone to learn more about how to stay healthy and thus enjoy a better life. If you have any concerns you should contact your own GP. -Val Compton PROBUS VISITS WADWORTH BREWERY 30 Members of the Hungerford PROBUS recently visited the Wadworth Visitors’ Centre in Devizes where they enjoyed a fully escorted tour around the Brewery, the Coopery and the Sign Writing Department. Prior to sampling the delights of the beers they met the wellknown working Shires, Prince, Monty and Max, who are still part of the daily scene in Devizes, after which an excellent lunch was served at The Crown, the flagship of the Wadworth Brewery. Following lunch, members Hugh & Lois Pihlens, led a very interesting historical walk around Devizes -Pat Honeybone

GIRL GUIDES RESURRECTED

The 1st Hungerford Girl Guide Unit, now some 90 years old, has been recently resurrected and already have15 girls signed up with a waiting list too. One or two more adult volunteers are required to join 4 others in the group, To help out Hungerford Rotary Club have enabled the purchase of National “start up” packs for each Guide by contributing a cheque to them for £250.-JAMES BROWN

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Amenities & Open Spaces Committee This is an interesting and active committee of Marlborough Town Council, which discusses a huge range of subjects and often shapes the town we see. In a recent meeting, the debates covered support for Marlborough Community Orchard, whether benches were appropriate by the War Memorial near Wye House, if the height of the barrier on the common should be altered, maintenance in Coopers Meadow, flood alleviation in Kennet Place, a possible fish passage scheme, allotments, a report on the excellent work done by Hills Recycling plant and much more. -Val Compton If you want to know what councillors are going to be discussing – the town council website has the Agenda posted in good time, you can come and listen to the discussions, as every meeting is held in public. At the discretion of the Councillor chairing the meeting and if time allows, you may be asked if you would like to express an opinion. Says Cllr. Rich Pitts, Chair of this committee, “Getting people involved in the decision making process is a good way to ensure the town reflects the residents’ wishes”. Public attendance, often sparse at meetings, is welcomed by local councillors. -Val Compton Marlborough; A town in an orchard The Amenities and Open Spaces committee meeting began with a presentation from the hugely enthusiastic Philippa Davenport, who spearheads Apple Day and the community project working towards making Marlborough a “town in an orchard”. Philippa’s enthusiasm is certainly catching and her energetic approach to the subject has inspired many to get involved. All aspects of apples from growing, to bottling juice, to cooking or just enjoying picking a good old Wiltshire variety off a tree and enjoying a juicy scrunch, are covered. The knock on effect to the environment is far reaching and links have been with the Slow Food Movement, Transition Town, Wildlife, Education and so forth. This must rate as one of the most inclusive projects in Marlborough. Individuals and groups as diverse as Waitrose and the Brownies are now eagerly awaiting to plant more trees. Anyone can get involved in the fun. Whether it is in your own garden or you have identified a piece of land where a tree could be planted, Marlborough Community Orchard would like to hear from you. Says Philippa “The project appeals to cooks, gardeners and people who enjoy food”, so potential is unlimited. Philippa can be contacted on: 01672 512949. -Val Compton


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Your Minor Injuries Unit just moved further away With no consultation and causing much confusion, treatment for “non-urgent minor injuries” will no longer be available at Clover Centre based in Great Western Hospital (GWH). The information was clearly stated in a “Mister Men style” booklet, produced by NHS Swindon and delivered by post today. The information is absolutely contrary to NHS Swindon’s Annual Report of 2009/10 which stated Clover centre offered “treatment for minor injuries and minor illnesses without an appointment, 24 hours a day and seven days a week”. It is also contrary to NHS Wiltshire’s leaflet on Minor Injury Units (MIU) which states Clover Centre can be used if it is more convenient to attend there rather than Chippenham or Trowbridge MIUs. It would seem now, that only “urgent” cases will be seen and treated in what is now called the Urgent Care Service at GWH – everyone else will be re-directed to the Carfax NHS Medical Centre or their GP. The booklet fails to tell you how to find this obscure centre in Carfax St, fails to tell you it has about 3 car parking spaces and also fails to tell you if you have a suspected fracture, there is no X-ray facility on the premises, which would be required for a diagnosis. The withdrawal of a standard minor injury service, such as we used to receive in Savernake Hospital, is a substantive change – and that requires a public consultation to be held. Did I miss it? -Val compton. Flashmob in Waitrose (Note to Ed – first para only will stand alone plus website address if poss!) SOUND OF SUPERMARKET MUSIC Anyone shopping in Waitrose on Saturday afternoon was in for a surprise. Marlborough Community Choir sprung another flashmob on staff and customers (with permission of the management of course) and launched into a rousing seasonal song. Somewhere between the Deli/ Fruit & Veg departments, first a single voice rang out, joined by another half a dozen and on the song went into three harmonizing parts. Customers stopped shopping for a moment and stood and smiled at the “impromptu” performance which they also applauded enthusiastically. Marlborough Community Choir has now been running for a year and regularly gives concerts to raise money for charity. If you missed them this time, they will be performing again in Waitrose on Dec 17th, having taken part in a concert on the Dec 10th and sung in two local Residential Care Homes on Dec 12th, a busy time of year. Vanessa Lafaye, who runs the choir that is open for anyone to join (no auditions and no ability to read music necessary) is a believer in singing for the sheer joy of singing together. Everyone is welcome to come and try the choir at the first session of the new term on 11th Jan. – especially people of the male persuasion! For more information go to http://marlboroughcommunitychoir.org/ -Val Compton


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Marlborough Town Council Snips. FOOTPATH 39 At a busy full town council meeting in November, the public heard that the route of footpath 39 in Manton was still something of a hot potato on the agenda. Feelings are running high with Manton residents, who amongst other things seemed to object to Cllr Stewart Dobson providing information and pictures about the path, which used to run through land once owned by him. WELCOME SIGN FOR MARLBOROUGH Cllr Nick Fogg reported that Marlborough is fairing rather better than some of the other market towns in Wiltshire, according to facts deduced from Wilts Council statistics on shops and parking. This is a welcome sign that Marlborough, as a shopping destination, continues to be very popular. Cllr Fogg also had good news on the possible new build of St Peter’s and St Mary’s Schools. Now the government criteria has changed, the new combined infant and junior school has reached the top of the list. It is the only school recommended for a new build being submitted to the Department of Education by Wiltshire Council. WHITE HORSE PANEL There was a request from Cllr Margaret Rose for the replacement of the very old and dilapidated White Horse interpretive panel on the Manton footpath. Cllr Fogg asked that, should a new panel be designed, it could include the Uffington White Horse, which although over the border in Oxfordshire, is important to be seen within context. SPORTS RELIEF RUUN DEBATE A debate on whether the Sports Relief run would merit the closure of the High Street in Marlborough had councillors divided. Some were very concerned that the closure would upset traders, who do a great deal of business on a Sunday, that being the only free parking day of the week. NEW WEBSITE PROPOSED Cllr Rich Pitts gave a presentation on a possible new website for tourism, local businesses and the Chamber of Commerce hosted by the Marlborough Area Development Trust. The Mayor, Alexander Kirk Wilson, had previously explained that a staffed tourist information centre was not affordable by the town council.

Marlborough Police Chat

Marlborough has had several fake £20 notes used in the town. Police want shoppers and shop keepers to be aware. Several people have been arrested, but the problem hasn’t gone away. Shop lifting continues to be a problem. Several arrests have been made but in the run up to Christmas and in the current economic climate, this problem is likely to continue. Not only that, but purse dippers are in the town, as people are carrying more cash than normal. Please be alert and aware and consider using other means of payment where possible to avoid carrying cash. The “Drink Drive Campaign” will soon be started by Wiltshire Police. Everyone is reminded it’s NEVER ok to take the risk. If you are going to have a drink – arrange how to get home safely first.


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