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ungerford retailers are being invited to attend a meeting to express their views on current trading problems. The meeting has been called by former Hungerford Chamber of Commerce president Ben Blake who is proprietor of the central Hungerford business Sugarmouse. The meeting will be at Hungerford’s Three Swans Hotel on Thursday, June 23 at 6.30 for 7pm. Mr Blake says the meeting will be informal and unaffiliated and will encourage retailers, publicans and restaurateurs to discuss all things retail and hopefully come up with ideas to benefit retailers, shoppers and visitors to Hungerford. The recession and gas work in the main town area are reported to have led to severe reduction in turnover in many businesses. Meanwhile, Hungerford Chamber of Commerce is reported to be pressing West Berkshire Council to speed up the gas works in central Hungerford. The chamber is also seeking a temporary business rate reduction. Further enquiries are being made as to availability of compensation. The gas works are due to end on July 4 and some concern has been expressed as to whether this target will be met. Additionally, work on the Hungerford canal footbridge may not be complete until the end of January creating concern about Hungerford Christmas trade.

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ollywood often employs the plot premise of military hardware falling into the wrong hands; portraying the results in bombastic technicolour. Well one such episode that CP re-tells this week, could well have made for a very exciting film. And, as is so often the case, truth is far stranger or as in this instance more unbelievable than fiction. See Page 3.

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A AUTOMOBILE SALES & SERVICE

COMPUTERCLOCKS SALES, SERVICE &

The Clockmaker ....................01488 682277 REPAIR COMPUTER SALES, SERVICE & Animated Laser Co ...............01488 684552

Citroen Specialist ..................01672 AMJ ...................................... 01488 521053 686611 Elm Motor Company .....01672 REPAIR CGSTree ..................................... 01488 511777 684045 CURTAIN MAKER 684552 EVS...................................... 01672 540533 Citroen Specialist ..................01672 521053 Bill Baxter ..............................01488 .....................01672 Great 01488 648055 CURTAIN MAKER 514369 Great Shefford Shefford Auto Auto Centre Centre...01488 648055 Florence Grace Madeline Grace Walsh .....................01488 ................... 01672 871496 BEAUTY THERAPY 648414 Rapid Fit ............................... 01488 681888 Florence Elan Beauty............................07749 219300 DANCE SCHOOL DANCE SCHOOL BESPOKE WOODEN FLOORS BESPOKE TAILORING Elizabeth McIndoe School School ....01672 ....01672 520514 520514 Whittle Woods........................08450 552488 Elizabeth McIndoe Vincent ..................................01672 511488 DECORATING DESIGNER CLOTHING 682953 BESPOKE WOODEN FLOORS David Rolls ............................01488 BOARDING CATTERY & Co ............................01488 686319 Whittle Woods........................08450 W. Talmage ...........................01488 685361 Littlecopse Cattery ................01672 552488 520879 CoCo

BOARDING CATTERY

BUILDING SERVICES 520879 Littlecopse Cattery ................01672 CEW Builders.........................07818 BUILDING SERVICES 233249 Jeeves & Green ....................01488 233249 680703 CEW Builders.........................07818 Ross Edwards .......................01672 562734 514020 Edward Stacey.......................01672 Simon Thorpe ...................... 07775 727389 KG Parsons ...........................07921 255008 Ross Edwards .......................01672 CARPETS & CURTAINS514020 P.M. Rosier & Son. ...............01672 D&R Furnishers....... curtains 01672871202 513491 Simon Thorpe ...................... 07775 ..................................carpets 01672 727389 513492 & CURTAINS GeddesCARPETS Carpets ................... 01672 514261 Dible & Roy ............ curtains 01672 513491 CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING ..................................carpets 01672 513492 ChemDry by Flair ................ 01635 524110 CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT DavidCHARTERED Owen & Co..................01672 512163 ACCOUNTANT CHIMNEY SWEEP 512163 David Owen & Co..................01672 Jamie Virginia................................... Parkes ..................... 01488 01488 648417 649908 Sarsen Stoves ..................... 01264 790033 CHIMNEY SWEEP CHIROPRACTOR

Brush & VacChiropractic ......................... 01488 ............ 648417 Hungerford Healthcare Sarsen Stoves ..................... 790033 ...................................... 0148801264 683666 Sootys .................................. CHURCHES 01488 649028 Church on the Rock ............ 01672 871420 CLEANING SERVICES SERVICES 541177 UpstairsCLEANING Downstairs ..............01672 Upstairs Downstairs ..............01672 541177 CLOCKS The Clockmaker ....................01488 682277

ELECTRICAL ELECTRICAL SERVICES SERVICES

Ashbury Elcetrical ................ 01793 Ian Barnes Electrical............. 01672 710781 520147 .............................................. 07851 794258 ...............................................07747 414493 Chris Loney .......................... 01672 Chris Loney .......................... 01672 514696 514696 ...............................................07855 ...............................................07855 982232 982232 JM Electrical...........................01672 516661 Premier Electrics....................01672 890296 Lambourn Electrical Contractors SG Electrical Services...........01672 516724 ................01488 670116........07958 488629 FASHION Premier Electrics....................01672 890296 The Clothes Shop .................. 01635516724 47832 SG Electrical Services...........01672

HANDYMAN GAS INSTALLERS

TheLandscapes Gentleman’s.....................01672 Shop..........01488 684363 PH 870113 Roberta’s ..............................01488 682888

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Mike The Handyman ............ 01672 680800 870314 Ride LouthLocally Removals.....................01672 513868 ENERcon...............................01488 ..........................01488 683253 .................................. mobile 07769 711519 RIDING GIFTS PUBS & RESTAURANTS HOTELS, PUBS, RESTAURANTS Ride Locally ..........................01488 683253 Inklings...................................01488 ....................... 01488 668896 The Hare..................................01488681800 71386 Indigo Palace ROOFING SERVICES The Hare Roofi .................................01488 The Ivy House .......................01672 515333 Heritage ng ......................0148871386 71117 HAIRDRESSERS ............... 01488 608115 IRONING 01488 681944 The JNCHalfway RoofingBistro ..01488 648337/07771 597117 Ad Hoc ................................. Manuella’s.............................01672 Roberta’s ..............................01488 512884 682888 ...............................................07733 ROOFING SERVICES 213869 LINE DANCING MEJ Martin.............................01488 Heritage Roofing ......................01488685341 71117 IMAGE CONSULTANT Tessa Hicks ...........................01672 520336 MEJ Roofright ...............................01672 685341 871207 Martin.............................01488 Clothes Counsellor ................0844 8094566 MATHS & ENGLISH TUITION THERAPY MJS RoofiREVERSE ng ........................ 01488 683662 Kennet Tutors ....................... 01672 516278 Roofright Dr. John Eaton ..................... 0870 6260100 INTERIOR DESIGN ...............................01672 871207 MOBILE HAIRDRESSER SCAFFOLDING Libby Blakey Design .............01488 657830 SKIP HIRE Touch of Class ......................07788 956199 Hills O.N.C. Scaffolding 514895 Waste Disposal................01672 .............01488 657123 IRONING MOBILITY SERVICES SHOOTING & EQUESTRIAN Manuella’s.............................01672 512884 STONEMASONS Mobility Centre.......................01380 727555 Woodland Enterprises ...........01488 648820 Humphries Stonemasons.......01488 682847 MONUMENTAL SCULPTOR SKIP HIRE KITCHENS M.J. Sly ................................01672 .............01488 657123 Akorn Kitchen ......................... 01635516797 49448 Hills Waste Disposal STOVES NAIL .....................01635 TECHNICIANS 864274 Sarsen Stoves STOP SMOKING 790033 Krown Kitchens Ltd.................01264 Jaqueline’s Nails .................. 01488 686638 Must Stop Smoking................01488 644699

LOGS NURSING SERVICES

TAXIS &STOVES PRIVATE HIRE

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Seasoned Timber Co ...........07917 684916 875781 Brendoncare .........................01488

EQUESTRIAN SUPPLIES PAINTING DECORATING LINE&DANCING FENCING D & R Hicks Randall ..........01672 539213 ............ Tessa ...........................01672 520336 ESTATE AGENTS .................................... / 07743 186740 NURSING SERVICES FISHMONGER Russell Marshall.....................01488 686867 DJC Painting & Decorating....01672 519850 Brendoncare .........................01488 684916 The Lobster Pot ................... 01488 686770 N. FUNERAL DIRECTORS Hewer 01488 684962/07766 695383 Camp Hopson Funerals.........01488 686511 PERSONAL TRAINER PAINTING & DECORATING FUNERAL DIRECTORS GARDEN DESIGN/SERVICES Tina 01672 562435 & RConnor Randall......................... ..........01672 539213 ............ Camp Hopson Funerals.........01488 686511 D PH Landscapes .....................01672 870113 PHOTOGRAPHY .................................... / 07743 186740 RPS Services FURNISHING ........................01672 512350 DJC ChrisPainting Caswell........................01672 & Decorating....01672 810971 519850 Sofas Tuttle & Stuff...........................01488 ........................ 0808 1783211 Stacy 682440 Francis W PLUMBING SERVICES Saunders ............ 01488 648806 With Love ............................. 01488 682286 A4 Plumbing ..........................07771 511331 GAS INSTALLERS PAVING ENERcon...............................01488 680800 Chris Ward.............................07876 202006 GARDEN DESIGN/SERVICES Pave RiteLtd............................01672 Ltd ....................... 07778 734500 Hungref 519163 HAIRDRESSERS Hungerford Tree Surgery ..... 01488 682174 PLUMBING & HEATING SERVICES Krysia Eddery........................07796 517 PLUMBING SERVICES RM Garden Services............. 01672136 513001 Woodland Enterprises............01488 648820 RJ Cripps ............................. 01488 683807

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OilTec.....................................01488 A4 Plumbing ..........................07771 648656 511331 Hungref Ltd............................01672 519163

1st DirectStoves Cars.......................01488 Sarsen Ltd.................01264 681182 790033

TOOL HIRE TOYS TREE WORK TRAVEL J. Hawkins .............................01672 870487

A4 Hire..................................01488 ..................................01488680607 684584 Toyden

Farewise KellehersTravel......................01488 ...............................01672 686858 539163 Lasts Tree Care ....................01672 861770 TREE WORK UPHOLSTERY Clean Cut Tree Fellers ......... 01488 682273 JD Upholstery 871808 Hungerford Tree.......................01793 Surgery ..... 01488 682174 WATER TREATMENT 861770 Lasts Tree Care ....................01672 Soft Options ..........................01672 521123

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Soft Options ..........................01672 Salisbury Glass .....................01722 521123 328985

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EXCITING LIFE

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BY

CHAPMAN PINCHER

A LITTLE SHIP WENT MISSING

he current concern that Islamic terrorists might gain access to an atomic weapon and explode it in a British city recalls an incident around 1973 when, for a short while, there was a terrific scare in Whitehall that several British nuclear weapons had fallen in the hands of the IRA. The circumstances which had made this possible were so ludicrous that those responsible went to extraordinary lengths to conceal them. In 1967, when the Navy took over responsibility for the nation’s nuclear deterrent by replacing the RAF’s airborne bombs with Polaris missiles carried in submarines, the Sea Lords decided that atomic warheads were just another weapon and should be treated that way. It had long been standard practice for the Navy to use its Auxiliary Service of little ships for transporting munitions in harbours and around coasts. Using a vessel classed more as a merchant ship than a warship meant that, in the event of mechanical trouble or bad weather, it could seek refuge in a civil port. So the Admiralty decided to continue that practice for the nuclear warheads of their Polaris missiles carried in submarines based at Faslane, in Scotland. In those days, the fuses and trigger-mechanisms of the warheads needed to be checked regularly and that could be done only at the Royal Ordnance Factory at Burghfield near Reading. So, for several years, little unarmed ships brought nuclear warheads from Faslane to Portsmouth, whence they were taken to Burghfield, and then ferried the refurbished weapons back to Faslane without incident. Then, one dark and dirty night, a small ship, called The Throsk, carrying refurbished warheads from Portsmouth to Faslane went missing in the Irish Sea having failed to report by radio. Because Cardigan Bay was in regular use as a missile firing range, The Throsk had to travel

close to the Irish coast. Further, it had permission to seek shelter in Irish ports! Suddenly, there were real fears in the Admiralty that the ship might have been high-jacked by the IRA with appalling possible consequences. A destroyer was dispatched to find The Throsk, did so and discovered that the trouble had been a breakdown of radio equipment. Enormous relief all round but the Sea Lords, whose decisions were not to be questioned, decided to continue the practice until the Chief Scientist at the Defence Ministry found out about it and insisted on a change for safety reasons. Since then, nuclear weapons have been transported by air or by road under heavy guard. By the time I learned the facts, the story was too old to be told in a newspaper so I used it as the basis for a nuclear hijack in a novel I published in 1976, called The Eye of the Tornado, which caused a row in Parliament. At the publisher’s book launch I met the retired naval officer who, after consulting superiors, recommended which books should be supplied to the libraries aboard naval ships. I asked him what his superiors had said about The Eye of the Tornado to which his answer was ‘Watch it!’ meaning that it was not to be recommended. The naval chiefs had no intention of letting their sailors know what idiots they had been.

NEXT WEEK: Sad Self-destructor

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HADCAF OPENS ON JULY 1 WITH HOST OF ATTRACTIONS

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ungerford and District’s annual Community Arts Festival (HADCAF) will open on Friday, July 1 with a host of entertainment, much of which will be free. The festival will run until Sunday, July 24 and should be the biggest and best ever. Information may be gained on www.hadcaf.co.uk or by telephoning 01488684901. The festival follows closely on The Newbury Spring Festival and features similar popular events. HADCAF broadly will feature open gardens, Hungerford in Bloom, school exhibitions, art, craft and photography, theatre, singing, fly tying, a woodland walk, meadow walk, wild flowers, farm tour, jazz, monoprinting workshop, making handtied bouquets, silversmithing, stret dancing, Hungerford Round Table Carnival, Great Shefford Country Fayre, Phoenix Brass open air concert, Nicholas Lumley’s The Real Raider of the Lost Ark, children’s theatre, fashion, crative xtiles workshop, green gardening, orgn recital, vegetable garden cycle tour, Hungerford Big Wheel sponsored bike ride, Hungerford Town Band Festival concert, exhibitions, open studios and much more.

SUCCESSFUL JOG PAMPER EVENING

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he Parent School Association at John O’Gaunt Community Technology College would like to thank all the local businesses and therapists who gave their time and expertise (and donated raffle prizes!) to make our recent Pamper Evening such a success. The evening raised over £400 for the school and we received very positive feedback from those who attended. In fact, the overriding response was “when is the next one?” We would also like to thank everyone who supported us by attending and we look forward to seeing you all again at our next event later in the year. -Teresa Marshall, Chair, John O’Gaunt PSA.

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20: Start Wimbledon tennis 20: KVNTA KENNET VALLEY HALL 7.30PM 20: Croft Green Bowling 6.15pm 21: MU Nigel Sands 2.30 21: Croft Green Bowling 6.15pm 23: Croft Green Bowling 2pm 25: Croft Green Bowling 1.30pm 26: Hungerford Farmers Market JAY FAIRS

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26: Croft Green Bowling 3pm 29: Over 50 club Hungerford 29: Start Henley regatta 29: Croft Green Bowling 6.15pm 30: Start festival of speed Goodwood 30: Probus Lunch Hungerford B.L. 30: The Players - Love at Last 30: Croft Green Bowling 2pm JULY 2011 1-24: HADCAF

1: The Players - Love at Last 2: Wimbledon ladies’ final 2: Arthritis Coffee morn Rams Mem Hll 2: The Players - Love at Last 3: Wimbledon men’s final 3: HEAT Walk 10am Hung TH 4: Marlb Emb Gld - 01793 525517 6: Marlb WI Wesley Hall 7.30pm 6: Hung’d WI Crft Hll 7.30pm 7-10: Barbury horse trials 8-10 British grand prix Silverstone 9: Inkpen Summer Fayre 10-17: British Open Golf Sandwich 10-30: Marlborough Summer School 15-17: Marlb intenational jazz festival 15: Children’s Theatre - The Tempest 16: Children’s Theatre - The Tempest 16: a.m. Hungerford in Bloom 17: Great Shefford Country Fayre 18: KVNTA KENNET VALLEY HALL 7.30PM 20: JOG ‘95-00 reunion Football Cb 21: 1st test Eng v India Lord’s 22-24: CLA game fair Blenheim Palace 24: Hung’ Town Band HADCAF 7pm TH 24: Hungerford Farmers Market 24: International polo Windsot Gt Park 24: Merchant House Summer Lunch 24: Hford Big Wheel Ride - com’n10.30 27: Over 50 club Hungerford 28: Probus Lunch & AGM 29: 2nd Test Eng v India Trent Bridge AUGUST 2011 3: Marlb WI Wesley Hall 7.30pm 3: Hung’d WI Crft Hll 7.30pm 6-13: Cowes Week 7: HEAT Walk 10am Hung TH 7: Classic Vehicle Shw Newb R’course 9: Marlb Emb Gld - 01793 525517 9: Community Café Methodist Ch Hung’ 10: Tuesday Club Hungerford 10: 3rd test Eng v India Edgbaston 12: Glorious 12th 15: KVNTA KENNET VALLEY HALL 7.30PM 16: MU Music with Elaine 2.30 18:4th test Eng v India The Oval 28: Hungerford Farmers Market 28-29: Notting Hill Carnival 29: Summer bank holiday 31: Over 50 club Hungerford SEPTEMBER 2011 1: Partridge season opens 4: HEAT Walk 10am Hung TH 5: Marlb Emb Gld - 01793 525517 7: Marlb WI Wesley Hall 7.30pm 7: Hung’d WI Crft Hll 7.30pm 10: Last night of the proms 10: Gt Bedwyn Church Fete 2-4pm 14: Tuesday Club Hungerford 16-18: Goodwood revival meeting

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HUNGERFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL FETE THIS SUNDAY

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J Hawkins TREE SURGEON

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HUNGERFORD PREPARES FOR QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE

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ungerford Town Council will invite representatives of Hungerford Town and Manor, Hungerford Chamber of Commerce and other town organisations to form a working group to prepare for our Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Cr Rupert Thompson told the last Hungerford Town Council meeting that in light of the reaction to the recent wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Camridge, the Queen’s jubilee could be expected to draw an enormous display of loyalty.

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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

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HUNGERFORD BOWLING CLUB NOTES

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here is a great deal of activity on the Green at this time of year and President Alan Bartter is pleased to be able to confirm that a good measure of success is being achieved. The Kennet League side which plays in Division 2 West of the County are currently top of the Table, having beaten Prospect Park, Wantage, Wallingford and Tilehurst. The Ted Stevens Rose Bowl Trophy has been retained after winning by 22 shots away to Westlecot Swindon. The visit from the Plymouth Tourists was much enjoyed by all who took part and resulted in success for the host Club. Being aware of the excellent Green, two further Touring sides namely Sherbourne and Paignton will be visiting Hungerford later this Season. More new members welcome to maintain the momentum!

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HUNGERFORD £680,000 Substantial detached house on a good size plot • Characterful and well presented • Superb bespoke orangery style oak framed kitchen/ breakfast room • 4 Bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • Double width garage • Lovely mature rear garden

HUNGERFORD £465,000 Detached town house in an elevated position • Superbly presented • 4 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • Sitting room with open fireplace • Dining room • Garage

SHALBOURNE £450,000 Detached house in highly regarded village • Attractive property in a secluded position • Kitchen/dining room • 3 Bedrooms • Mature Garden • Carport/additional parking • No onward chain

HUNGERFORD £362,500 Semi-detached cottage within the heart of the town • Charming period home in a convenient location • Sitting room with open fireplace • Dining room • Conservatory • 3 bedrooms • Garage • Westerly facing rear garden

HUNGERFORD £244,950 Much improved home in a cul-de-sac location • Dining hall • Dual aspect sitting room • 3 bedrooms • Well tended rear garden • Parking space for up to 3 cars • Good decorative order throughout

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OPENING OF NEW COLLEGE BLOCK St Gabriel’s College’s new ICT and MFL block will be opened by Richard Benyon MP on Friday, June 17 at 9am.

BANK TO CHANGE NAME

Euro regulations would force change of Lloyds TSB’s branch name in Hungerford, district councillor David Holtby told Hungerford Town councillors at their last meeting. He said the change of brand would be necessary before November 2013. 1.6.11

THE MERCHANT’S SUMMER LUNCH

One of Marlborough’ most enjoyable summer events takes place on Sunday 24 July, ‘The Merchant’s Summer Lunch’. The lunch will be held in the delightful surroundings of the Marquee in Marlborough College Court between 12 noon and 3.30pm (by kind permission of Marlborough College Summer School). Entertainment will be provided by The Sarsen Songmen, and a special ‘Quirky Question Time’, as well as a quiz, raffle and display of artefacts from The Merchant’s House Museum. Tickets:£17 (£15 MH Friends) include a welcoming glass of fizz and a buffet lunch. Cash Wine Bar available. Tickets are available from The Merchant’s House, 132 High Street, Marlborough. Why not make up a table and invite some friends. All proceeds will go to The Merchant’s House Appeal.

CLAIRE PERRY MP ASKS MINISTERS TO HELP PROTECT THE RIVER KENNET Claire Perry, MP for the Devizes Constituency met, Richard Benyon, Minister for the Natural Environment and Fisheries and pressed him to provide more protection for vulnerable chalk streams such as the River Kennet as he prepares the Water White Paper, due for publication later this year. Speaking after the meeting Claire said: “Today I met Richard Benyon to discuss the content of the Water White Paper due out later this year. I am very keen that any new policies address problems like over-abstraction that are really harming the Kennet – a valuable but vulnerable chalk stream. The current drought is only one of the problems this special habitat is facing and it is imperative that we sort out our long term usage of these wonderful assets. I am pleased that Richard, who also has part of the River Kennet in his Constituency of Newbury, promised to look at all options to help protect our chalk streams and rivers”. And as the dry spell continues there is increasing concern at the levels of all the area’s streams.

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BRIDGE WORK TO RUN INTO JANUARY Added to Hungerford’s woes could be the hold-up on Hungerford’s

canal footbridge works “brought about by the current works”. District Councillor David Holtby told the last Hungerford Town Council meeting the work at the canal bridge on the footbridge would now progress between October and the end of January. It is unclear as to whether there will be traffic control during these works covering the main Christmas trade period. Cr Holtby told the meeting the current gas works were due to be completed by July 4. He said a new work gang had turned up at the weekend after pressure from Member for Newbury Richard Benyon.

RICHARD BENYON MP OPENS ST GABRIEL’S NEW ICT AND MFL BUILDING

On Friday, 17 June, Richard Benyon MP will officially open the North Block, the new ICT and Modern Foreign Languages facilities at St Gabriel’s. This £1.25 million building, which links through to the existing Dining Hall on the ground floor level and Technology and Junior departments on the first floor, houses two ICT suites; two state of the art Modern Foreign Languages classrooms, four additional classrooms, and an on-site café. All Senior and Junior students will have access to these new facilities. The Modern Foreign Languages classrooms will provide students and teachers with cutting-edge technology, including multi-purpose, high quality software, enabling teachers to work simultaneously with learners of different abilities on different tasks. At St Gabriel’s, we believe that it is key for our students to hold a qualification in at least one Modern Foreign Language, if they are going to be successful future business leaders in any field. We aim to foster a genuine love for learning foreign languages from a very early age and through our enrichment programme of foreign visits and other language-related activities, we are confident that our girls also gain a good understanding of other cultures. We are very proud of our successful Mandarin Chinese provision, which is taught to all girls from Year 1 through to Sixth Form. Spanish, Italian and French are also taught in Years 3, 4, and 5, respectively. In Years 6 and 7 girls study all three languages for approximately one term each and then opt for two to continue with until the end of Year 9. At least one language is compulsory at GCSE level. Our Sixth-form enrichment programme also offers Italian and German for beginners. The new two storey building was designed with the environment in mind and the intention of achieving an “Excellent” BREEAM rating, the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation. This rating has been achieved by effectively wrapping the new building around an existing block, dramatically reducing the amount of outside walls and, therefore, heat loss, while still gaining a large increase in floor-space. In addition, the building has a live roof, using recycled and naturally growing materials to provide excellent insulation, while also controlling rainwater release into soakaways. Although the building has an extremely high intensity of IT, environmental control is managed by highly efficient air-source heat pumps. Furthermore, the IT equipment within the building uses the latest low energy, high efficiency systems, reducing power consumption and heat production by up to 50%. Principal, Alun Jones, said that he was “delighted with this most recent development at St Gabriel’s. The school continues to flourish and the North Block is the first phase of a new, exiting strategic development plan for St Gabriel’s.”

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GROUP SCOUT LEADER TO RETIRE AFTER 34 YEARS

1st Hungerford Scouts invite you to a Reception to celebrate the contribution made to Scouting in Hungerford by Rik Stroud over the last 34 years. Rik is retiring as Group Scout Leader at our AGM on Thursday 9th June. The Reception will follow the AGM at 8pm and all those who have volunteered alongside Rik or who have been involved with Hungerford Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Exploers are welcome to celebrate with us. For more information please contact Kate Edwards on kateedwards@bearpost.co.uk or on 01488 658132.

NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR JOG

Hungerford’s John O’Gaunt Community Technology College has received national recognition, headtechaer, Neil Spurdell reports in the school’s magazine. Mr Spurdell said: “It is extremely important that the school is recognised within the community and has the support from Hungerford locals in particular, but recently, we received national recognition for the improvements that we have made at John O’Gaunt. On the strength of last year’s GCSE results, we can now proudly boast to be the most improved secondary school in the South East from 2009 - 2010 and, perhaps even more impressively, the most improved school covering an even greater region over the period 2007-2010. This is testament to the hard work of the students and staff we have within the school and having made such enormous strides, we are determined to maintain and build upon the levels we have reached”.

ANZAC MEMORIAL SERVICE AT SUTTON VENY

More than 100 people attended the annual ANZAC remembrance service and wreath laying at St John The Evangelist, Sutton Veny on Sunday. Buried in the churchyard are 142 Australian and New Zealand servicemen and two nurses who died of wounds or influenza in the First World War. The Australian High Commision was represented by Col. John Hutcheson AM and the War Graves Commission by West country representative Mr Richard Brown. London Legacy was represented by its honorary secretary Simon Gleinig. At a special luncheon before the service, Mr Gleinig was presented with a cheque for £150 by the chairman of the West country Branch of the BritainAustralia Society Richard Pavitt who had just been re-elected at the branch’s annual meeting.

23.3.11 GET YOUR GREEN FINGERS GOING FOR BLOOMING HUNGERFORD

Hungerford’s Cr Margaret Wilson has appealed to Hungerford people to get their green fingers going for Hungerford In Bloom to be judged on July 16. She told the annual parish meeting that all gardens and allotments would be in the contest.

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CHAMBER HELPS WIRED ROCK CAFE Hungerford Chamber of Commerce has donated £250 to the Wired

Rock Cafe to help cover ongoing costs. The cafe is a youth drop-in club providing a musical environment. Sue De costa told the last chamber of commerce meeting th cafe was due to lose government funding through spending cuts. 25.5.11

A WINNING WEIGH WITH ‘GRANDAD’! The recent win for Aldbourne Band at the West of England Cham-

pionships led their new Musical Director ‘Grandad’ Johnson to make an unusual pledge. To help raise funds for the Band to reach the National Finals at Cheltenham on Sunday 24th September he has embarked upon a sponsored weight loss programme. At the Band’s AGM in March there was a ceremonial ‘Weigh In’ at which a second Band Member Robert Dodds - known as Doddy also jumped on the scales to join in the fund raising. Grandad was the light weight at 18st 11 lbs with Doddy weighing in at 20st 12 lbs. They aim to lose at least 4 st between them The final weigh in will be held at the September Pond Concert on Sunday 4th and sponsorship monies collected in time for the National Finals. Sponsorship forms available at the Vive La France Concert on 7th May and at the first Pond Concert in Aldbourne on Sunday 5th June. 18.5.11 MARLBOROUGH LITTER PROBLEM Marlborough Town Council’s attention has been drawn to a rubbish problem in the vicinity of St. Mary’s School. 18.5.11 PUBLICATION COMPLIMENTED Marlborough town councillors at their last meeting complimented Wiltshire Life on presentation of the Royal Wedding. 11.5.11 MARLBOROUGH ROTARY CAR BOOT SALE SOON Marlborough and District Rotary Club will hold its annual bank holiday Monday Car Boot Sale on May 30 at the football club, Elcot Lane between 8am and 1pm. Pre-paid: Cars £5, Vans £10. On day: Cars £8, Vans £12. Refreshments will be available. Tel 01672 516338. See advertisement in this issue. 18.5.11 MARLBOROUGH FLYPOSTING OUTBREAK The last Marlborough Town Council meeting was told of a flyposting outbreak in the town. Cr Castle said private and council properties were involved and the paste used made the literature difficult to remove. Cr Fogg said flyposting was illegal and the council agreed to write a stern letter to the holders of the events. 12.5.11 HUNGERFORD BOWLING NOTES Greetings from the Hungerford Bowlers; Our open evening was very well attended. Many thanks for your help. Here is June programme: June 01 Croft Green Bowling 6.15: 02 / 2pm: 05 / 3pm: 08 / 2pm : 14 / 6.15pm: 16 / 2pm: 17 / 6.15pm 19 / 3pm : 20 / 6.15pm : 21 / 6.15pm : 23 / 2pm : 25 / 1.30pm : 26 / 3.pm : 29 / 6.15pm: 30 / 2pm. Best regards and thanks for this service to the community. -John Conn Secretary HBC.

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World Web News STUDENTS REACH ENGLAND FINAL OF DEBATE COMPETITION After a successful day in Taunton at the West of England Finals of the Schools Mace competition, the oldest national debating competition in the UK, two St John’s students are now looking forward to competing in the England Finals on Friday evening. The two St John’s Sixth Formers, James Pitts, 16, and Emmie Price-Goodfellow, 17, reached the final having beaten 17 other schools in the West of England competition on 19th March. The pair will now compete in debates against five other English schools at the National Finals this Friday 1st April in London. The competition is run by the ESU, the English Speaking Union, and is open to students from secondary schools across the country. The debating competition enables participants to gain valuable skills and knowledge, and former winners have gone on to become MPs, senior lawyers, prominent scientists and captains of industry. Debating and Court Competition clubs at St John’s are run by Law & English teacher Dr Leslie Spencer and offer a chance for students to develop their confidence and public speaking skills. At the regional final the judges said that it was the team’s clear structure, strong definition, superb oratory skills and good knowledge that enabled them to triumph over the other schools. The winning debate which the St John’s team argued in favour of was “This house would abandon Britain’s nuclear weapons programme”. As Emmie explained “This is a subject on which James knows rather a lot, and one of the judges later referred to him as a ‘nuclear geek’, so we were confident that we knew what we talking about. The opposition, unfortunately for them but fortunately for us, didn’t seem to have such deep subject knowledge, and so our arguments about nuclear war being unethical and unnecessary in a modern age stood up well, whilst their arguments about the nuclear programme being a deterrent and aiding the economy did not”. The winner of the National Final will go on to compete in the ESU’s International Final, this year to be held in Dublin. PROGRESSIVE TOWN HALL PLANS FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION Marlborough Town Council’s progressive plans to refurbish the Town Hall will go to public consultation in May. About 50 people at the annual parish meeting on Monday heard heated debate on the plans which are expected to cost about £1m. The meeting earlier heard an outline of the plans from Property committee chairman Cr Guy Loosmore. He outlined the plan to make the town hall a proper community centre with conference facilities and the ability to attract substantial income. He stressed that the work would be a long-term investment. Work is already well under way on various aspects, the main being the disabled persons’ access and facilities. A large theatre screen has been established in the hall and the first public showing will be the royal wedding on April 29. CANAL PROJECT COMPLETED ON TIME AND ON BUDGET

The Borough of Hungerford and British Waterways held a reception on April 7 to celebrate completion of environmental restoration work to Kennet and Avon Canal banks from Wire Lock to Highclose. The reception was given by Constable Mr Greg Furr and trustees of the Town and Manor and Mr Mark Stephens, manager of British waterways. Guests heard that the project was conducted on time and on budget and that all concened had performed their tasks admirably including work in icy winter conditions. Mr Robert James introduced guest speaker Mrs Adrian Scrope. Her address is on our world web news at: theweeklyadviser.com

KITCHENMONGER IN LARGER PREMISES Kitchenmonger has relocated in Hungerford to new premises at 25 High Street with better parking facilities and larger premises. Kitchenmonger are now offering a knife sharpening service and cake tin and stand hire. Tel. 01488 682158 for details. “You saw it in The Adviser!”

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24.3.11 CLAIRE PERRY WELCOMES A BUDGET FOR GROWTH, JOBS AND FAMILIES Today Claire Perry, MP for the Devizes Constituency, welcomed the Government’s Budget which will reform the economy to support jobs and growth and help families with the cost of living – including an immediate cut in fuel duty. Key measures in the Budget to boost growth include: Tax cuts for businesses and entrepreneurs Scrapping burdensome regulations and red tape Radical reform of the planning system New investment in science and innovation Lots more real support for young people with additional apprenticeships and work experience To help families facing the rising cost of living, the Budget also will: Immediately cut fuel duty by 1 pence per litre and delay April’s inflation rise in duty to next January. This means fuel duty will be 6 pence less by the end of next week than it would have been under Labour. Introduce a Fair Fuel Stabiliser that taxes oil companies more to stop rises in fuel duty Increase the Personal Allowance from by a further £630 from April 2012. That’s another real increase of £48 extra per year, or £126 in cash terms. Together with this year’s rise, that means a total of £326 extra each year for those working hard to support their families. And it means, just ten months into office, this Coalition Government has taken 1.1 million low paid people out of tax altogether. Welcoming the Budget, Claire Perry MP said: “Last year’s Emergency Budget brought Britain back from the brink of bankruptcy. The Government is right to stick to the plan to get Britain living within her means and this year’s Budget sets out plans to back enterprise and get Britain making things again. By cutting fuel duty immediately and cutting income tax for millions, the Chancellor has done what he can to help families now. This Budget has put fuel into the tank of our economy.”

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E-mail: adviser@universal-press.co.uk ROTARY NIGHT WALK ALONG RIDGEWAY The Rotary Club of Swindon Thamesdown are organising their 22nd Annual through the night sponsored walk along the Ridgeway on June 11. The walk will be starting at The Red Lion Public House, Avebury (SN8 1RF) taking in Hackpen Hill, Barbury Castle, Ogbourne Downs, Liddington Castle and finishing at the Bishopstone Village Hall (SN6 8PH). The Rotary Club of Swindon Thamesdown organise the event completely free of charge to the participants. The walkers can raise money for the charity of their choice. Those taking part are asked to gather at the, Bishopstone Village Hall, from 8.00 p.m. onwards, where parking has been arranged. At 9.30pm transport will be provided to the Red Lion at Avebury from which the walk will commence at 11.00pm. The club provides marshals points, refreshment stops, First Aiders and support vehicles for those who are unable to complete the event. At the finishing point at the Bishopstone Village Hall will be open to welcome the walkers with a hearty breakfast and hot drinks at a reasonable cost. A presentation night will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 19th July 2011 at the Holiday Inn, Swindon (SN3 6AQ) where all cheque’s will be presented to the various charities. The Rotary Club of Swindon Thamesdown will be pleased to welcome all walkers, their families and their chosen Charity representatives at this event.-Bob Barrett.

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