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ADVISER THE HUNGERFORD

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01488 648055 This issue: Friday, March 23 to 30 2012

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

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

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Advertising closes for next issue on Friday, March 23 at 5pm.

SURPRISE RESIGNATION OF JOG HEAD TEACHER

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ungerford’s John O’Gaunt Community Technology College head teacher Neil Spurdell has announced his resignation to take the head teaching post at Sheldon Academy in Chippenham. Mr Spurdell will leave John O’Gaunt at the end of August which is the end of the school year. He has overseen substantial improvements in all areas of the college in the three and one third years he has been head teacher. Mr Spurdell wrote to parents on Friday, to explain his resignation. The Adviser has been told the resignation came as a surprise. Mr Spurdell had said very few schools would have tempted him away from John O’Gaunt. The post would be advertised after the college’s governors considered the situation.

Garden Maintenance FOR ALL SEASONS Maintaining Your Garden All Year Round

01672 563486 www greenmandesign.co.uk

“DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN”

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ungerford’s railway station level crossing was a disaster waiting to happen, Hungerford Town Council’s Highways and Transport committee has been told. The warning comes as the committee positively moves to improve the railway station precincts and considers a town transport and tourism hub. Lisa Jackson, who has been commissioned to prepare a preliminary report on the area, addressed the committee meeting on Monday. Continued on page 3 ...

ROBERTA BEAUTY Welcomes Paula

Formerly of Saffron Spa, as we say goodbye to Julie off on her world travels. Guinot and Roger & Gallet - Luxury bath and body preparations; Masters Colors Paris make-up and Charnos Hosiery Paula - Mon, Fri and Sat a.m. Gill - Tues, Weds and Thurs (Late night 7pm) Try our range of treatments Hot Stone Massage, OPI Nails, Eyebrows, Waxing and Guinot treatments. Mon, Tues, Weds & Fri: 9am-6pm / Thurs Open until 7pm / Sat until 1pm Roberta of Hungerford Tel: 01488 68 28 88 - Car Park at rear

INDIGO PALACE March 31

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Uptown Traffic Live music THE CROWN & ANCHOR, HAM, WILTS. SN8 3RB RESERVATIONS: 01488 668874 / 668896

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

Spring Fling

fabulous afternoon of live music with Des Simmonds + The Poachers Sunday 1st April from 3.30pm

good food, great company, relaxed family atmosphere, cream teas, bar snacks, real ales, great wine.

Restaurant and Room Reservations: 01488 682721 www.casanova-restaurant.co.uk

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LOOK WHAT

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 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

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

DELICATESSEN DENTISTS & DOCTORS DESIGNER RESALE BOUTIQUE ELECTRICAL SHOP EMBROIDERY AND NEEDLEWORK ESTATE AGENTS FARMERS’ MARKET FARM SHOP

HAIR DESIGN

Mr Fry

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

44 High Street Hungerford 01488 683237

HARDWARE HEALTH BOUTIQUES HANDMADE FURNITURE

TEL: 01488 681944

FLORISTS Martin

&

the

Magpie

120 High Street Tel: 01488 681062 www.martinandthemagpie.co.uk martinandthemagpie@hotmail.co.uk

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

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

GARAGE SERVICES

HUNGERFORD LIBRARY HUNGERFORD TOWN BAND HUNGERFORD TOWN HALL INNS

www.threeswans.net

The Sun Inn

Hungerford (Charnham Street)

Chilton Foliat Tel: 01488 682202 Fax: 01488 683589

stagservicestation@yahoo.co.uk

GIFTS

WOODLANDS LIFESTYLE

T: 01488 682162 THE

GARDEN & ESTATE ORNAMENTS GENTLEMAN’S SHOP HAIRDRESSERS

01488 683048 / 07875 829353 KINDERGARTENS KITCHENWARE LEGAL ADVICE LADIES HAIRDRESSER 21 Charnham Street Tel: 01488 68 28 88 enquiries@roberta-of-hungerford.co.uk www.roberta-of-hungerford.co.uk

MEETING ROOMS MOBILITY SHOP NEWSAGENTS OPTICIANS PET SUPPLIES

Howards Pet Care Ltd

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

DOWNGATE

Traditional Country Pub on the edge of Hungerford Common

01488 682708 www.the-downgate.co.uk

INSURANCE

MIXING OLD AND NEW BEAUTIFULLY

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

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

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

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

Stag Service Station

Let me do your Ironing

Roberta of Hungerford

4 Bridge Street Tel: 01488 684240

Tel: 01488 684105 Charnham Lane

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

CLUBS & CHARITIES COFFEE SHOP COMMUNITY CAFE COUNTRY LIVING

IRONING

FASHION FIRE STATION FISH & CHIPS

Kennet House, 19 High Street Tel: 0844 248 0021 hungerford@coversure.co.uk www.coversure.co.uk/da/hungerford/index.htm

JEWELLER

TAKEAWAY FOODS TRAVEL AGENCY TYRES & EXHAUSTS

Unit 4 Charnham Lane, Industrial Estate Tel: 01488 681888 VETERINARY HOSPITAL WINE & LIQUOR

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HUNGERFORD WEDNESDAY MARKET Charlton Park Garden Centre Supplying a large variety of products including bird seed, hay, dog treats, plants and cut flowers Special Promotion Wild Bird Seed 20kgs £13.00

Mawer Fish

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

The Adviser, Friday, March 23 to 30, 2012

Adviser Recruitment

SAVE TIME AND MONEY WHEN YOU EMPLOY LOCAL PEOPLE!

The Adviser employment section is good at finding local people. To advertise your vacancies call: 01488

682328

07580 039098

“DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN” ... Continued from page 1 She advised that consideration be given to closing the crossing and making alternative arrangements for access. The committee, through the town council, will draw the matter to Network Rail’s attention. Ms Jackson exposed problems and opportunities in the area saying Hungerford’s welcome presented a poor, cluttered mishmash in an otherwise attractive pocket of land currently designated for employment. Cr Richard Hudson said the committee required a concise piece of work from Ms Jackson to pull all issues together. The mayor, Cr Martin Crane said “we want something the residents of the town want”. There could be another access option through the common. He referred to “blue sky thinking”. The committee granted Ms Jackson extended time in light of the complexity of the task.

Care Assistants required

Full & Part time 11 hour shifts £6.66 increasing to £6.81 per hour if you hold NVQ 2 or above Full training will be given & and Enhanced CRB will be applied for Transport from Hungerford and Lambourn Please call for an application form Wantage Road, Hungerford Newton, Berks, RG17 0PN

01488 682002

ADVISER DELIVERERS Rounds available in Hungerford & Marlborough areas Vacancies for independent deliverers. Good exercise and fun! Tel: 01488 682328

Part-time job opportunity please call for details 1 Bridge Street, Hungerford 0845 388 1782 www.tonichealthboutique.com

GS Check www.gsautocentre.co.uk

JUST REDUCED TO

SUBARU OUTBACK - ‘07, ESTATE, 4WD, AUTO, PETROL, 5DR, £7,995

PORSCHE 944 - 87, FH2+2, EXCL COND, PETROL, MAN, 1 YR MOT, £3,495

TOYOTA YARIS 1.3 16V - ‘02, MAZDA TRIBUTE - 02 5DR, ABS, A/C, 1 LADY OWNER, 3.0 V6 4WD, LPG CONV, 2 £2,995 OWNERS, LONG MOT, £3,785

SUBARU LEGACY - 03 AWD AUTO, 5DR, ESTATE, PETROL A/C, ALLOYS, £3,495

JUST REDUCED TO

AUDI CABRIOLET V6 - 96 80K MILES, AUTO, PETROL, £2,495

ROVER 75 TOURER, 02, 2.0 TURBO DIESEL EST, BMW ENGINE, ONLY £2995

JUST REDUCED TO

VW GOLF 2.0 01 CONVERTIBLE, ABS, ALLOYS,

£2,295

MOT ONLY

MAZDA MX-5 1.6I - 91 CONVERTIBLE, 75K MILES, CHOICE OF 2 OTHERS, £1,295

£25.00

CALL NOW TO BOOK YOUR MOT

Wantage Road, Great Shefford, Berkshire RG17 7DA

Tel: 01488 648055

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The Adviser,MOST Friday, March WEEKLY 23 to 30, 2012 THE DISTRICT’S UP-TO-DATE DIRECTORY

The Adviser, Friday, November 11 to 18, 2011

Home & Garden

Home & Garden

with the Adviser

with the Adviser

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

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

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

Tel: 01672 870113 Mobile: 07734 265771

K B IM

ER RO’S

LANDSCAPING CONTRACTORS

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

HUNGERFORD JOINERY COMPANY LTD

All Bespoke joinery undertaken

Mark Hopkins Master Craftsman

www.hungerfordjoinery.com

Tel: 01488 681979 Mob: 07786 385291

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

STUFF sofaS & STUFF experts in comfort

Online www.sofasandstuff.com call 01488 500 326 or visit our Hungerford showroom

WINDOWS • DOORS • CONSERVATORIES • ROOFLINE

Home improvements you can trust

Hungerford

Tree Surgery &

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

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

HONEYSTREET SAWMILL

Sawmillers and Timber Merchants

OAK AND SOFTWOOD BEAMS

ALL IMPORTED SOFTWOOD AND BUILDING TIMBERS

Serving the community for over 60 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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The Adviser, Friday, March 11 23 to 30, The Adviser, Friday, November 18, 2012 2011

THE DISTRICT’S MOST UP-TO-DATE WEEKLY DIRECTORY

Home & Garden

Home & Garden

with the Adviser

with the Adviser

ALAN ARCHER

J Hawkins TREE SURGEON

FENCING & LAND MANAGEMENT SERVICES

FULLY INSURED All work carried out to the very highest standard

All aspects of tree work Hedge cutting and stump grinding Trees and hedges supplied and planted Seasoned mulch and logs available

Email: alan.archer9@btinternet.com

Tel: 01672 540534 or 07801 239763

Spirals Landscaping Contractors Services

• Local Authority and Forestry Commision approved • Established 1990 • £10,000,000 liablity Mobile: 07980 536156 E: jeremy511@btinternet.com

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

Paving, Fencing, Driveways, Plan�ng, Walling, Hedge cu�ng and topping, lakes/ ponds, turfing to full garden renova�on Fully public insurance www.spirals-landscaping.co.uk E: j.sparkes@spirals-landscaping.com

T: 07770 882147/ 01488 649940

R.J. CRIPPS FENCING & SERVICES

All types of fencing supplied & erected. Tree lopping & pruning etc. Hedgecutting Licensed for removal of rubbish. FREE estimates. FULLY insured

FOR YOUR ENQUIRIES Ring 01488-683807 07768 400578

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

FOUR SEASONS GARDEN SERVICES UNIT 2, MILLS BUILDING, NEW HAYWARD, HUNGERFORD, RG17 0PZ

Telephone: 01488 684583 Evening: 01488 658109

01488 683795 07763 978247

R.mills82@talktalkbusiness.net

Your local stockist of Hedgetrimmers and spares For all the above equipment LAWN MOWER AND GARDEN MACHINERY SALES AND SERVICE

Health & Beauty

Upstairs D ownstairs

with the Adviser

Roberta Best for

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

LIFE COACHING

CHIROPODIST

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

Achieve goals with motivation and support. Call for a free consultation. www.lam-lifecoaching.com MASSAGE THERAPIST/REFLEXOLOGIST

ACUPUNCTURE

Deep tissue massage, reflexology. Gaenor Farren-Smith MAMBAcC, Claire Digweed, 01488682187 / 07810 886673 Hungerford 01488 686946 www.myacucare.co.uk. PODIATRIST / CHIROPODIST

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

“HUNGERFORD’S A FRIENDLY TOWN WITH OUTSTANDING SERVICE”

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ungerford was a fantastically friendly town, businessman Robert Johnston told the last Hungerford Chamber of

Sports injuries, postural and tension Commerce retailers’ meeting. CHRIS RADFORD, Wagon Yard, aches, RSI’s etc treated. Sarah Gomer, Proprietor of the Gentleman’s Shop, he said the town boasted Marlborough. 0800 731 6879, evenings Hungerford (01488) 681331/07879 many family businesses giving outstanding service. 01672 516006. 040621

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The Adviser, Friday, March 23 to 30, 2012

What’s On Wood burning Stoves Kitchen Ranges Biomass Boilers Full design and installation service Please visit our wood burning centre to view our extensive range of wood fuelled appliances

01264 850742 New Premises, New Name - Same old family service and high standards of workmanship Sarsen Energy Ltd, Unit 1, Garlands Trading Estate, Cadley Road, Collingbourne Ducis, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 3EB Tel: 01264 850742 Fax: 01264 850549 email: info@sarsenenergy.co.uk www.SarsenEnergy.co.uk

JAY FAIRS www.jay-

ANTIQUES MARKET

IN HUNGERFORD TOWN HALL SATURDAY 31 MARCH 2012 8.30 am UNTIL 4 pm REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE ENQUIRIES 01235 815633

LITTLECOPSE BOARDING CATTERY

Licensed & Local Authority Approved purpose built modern small caring cattery

FELINE CARE - We are simply the best

���������������������������������������� 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

Ring 01672-520879 for further details

oven cleaning DIRTY COOKER? Call COOKERBURRA Oven Cleaning the professionals 01488 684955

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

Tuition

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

curtain maker Experienced 871496

curtain

maker

01672

Spanish classes. All levels. GCSE support. Experienced teacher. Tel. 01672 871382.

garage doors

Repairs, Locks, Automatic Operators, New doors, Fixquick Garage Doors, 01488 648016 www.fixmygaragedoor.co.uk

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

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in Hungerford, Marlborough & district with The Adviser MARCH 2012 23: Mlb Folk Roots Church Hall 8pm 24: Rotary Antiques Supper 25: Hungerford Farmers Market 26: Marlb Embroidery Guild 27: MU Lady Day/Tea St.Law. 1430 30: Open Mic night - MTFC 30: FOSL Quiz Night Cft Hll 7/7.30 APRIL 2012 1: HEAT walk 10am Town Hall steps 1: Spirals Craft Fair & Refreshments 10-4pm HTH 2: Marlb. Hung. ladies’ lunch at Bear 2: Marlb Embroidery Guild 3: Marlb Embroidery Guild 4: Hung’d WI Crft Hll 7.30pm 4: Oak Tree Lunch - 3 Swans 12.30 4: Marlb WI Wesley Hall 7.30pm 5: Green Drinks 8pm The Plume 5: Mlb Folk Roots Mrlb Town Hall 8pm 10: Storytelling and Bear Mask-making Hungerford Library 10.30-12pm & 1pm-2.30pm 13: Croft Films - Midnight in Paris 14: Cake Sale Crown Ramsbury 16: Marlb Embroidery Guild 17: Marlb Embroidery Guild 17: MU “Tall Ships”, Crft Hall 1430 20: Croft Films - In The Mood For Love 21: Mlb Folk Roots Church Hall 8pm 22: Hungerford Farmers Market 27: Open Mic night - MTFC 29: ARK Meadow Day 9.30am 30: Marlb Embroidery Guild 31: Easter Egg Huunt H’frd Ply Grp MAY 2012 2: Oak Tree Lunch - 3 Swans 12.30 2: Marlb WI Wesley Hall 7.30pm 2: Hung’d WI Crft Hll 7.30pm 3: HEAT Green Drinks 8pm The Plume 6: HEAT walk 10am Town Hall steps 11: Mlb Folk Roots St Marys Ch 8pm 12: Merchants Hse Annual Open Day 14: Marlb, Hung ladies’ lunch at Bear 14: Marlb Embroidery Guild 15: Marlb Embroidery Guild

15: MU “Messy Church”, C Hall 1430 19: Hung Theatre Cl 7.30 Meth Ch 20: Inkpen Prim Sch Spring Fayre 21/22: Marlb Embroidery Guild 24: Booksigning 10.30-12.30pm Chris Page ‘Bright Lights & Fairy Dust’ 25: Open Mic night - MTFC 27: Hung’d Farmer Mkt 28: Marlb Embroidery Guild JUNE 2012 3: HEAT walk 10am Town Hall steps 6: Marlb WI Wesley Hall 7.30pm 6: Hung’d WI Crft Hll 7.30pm 7: HEAT Green Drinks 8pm The Plume 9: Marlb Embroidery Guild 11: Marlb. Hung. ladies’ lunch at Bear 11: Marlb Embroidery Guild 19: Marlb Embroidery Guild 19: MU “Elaine & friends”, CHall 1430 23: Spirals Craft Fair & Refreshments 10-4pm HTH 24: Hung’d Farmers Mkt 25: Marlb Embroidery Guild 29: Open Mic night - MTFC 29: Hungerford Arts Festival 29 June-22 July www.hadcaf.co.uk JULY 2012 1: HEAT walk 10am Town Hall steps 2: Marlb Embroidery Guild 3: Marlb Embroidery Guild 4: Marlb WI Wesley Hall 7.30pm 5: HEAT Green Drinks 8pm The Plume 16: Marlb Embroidery Guild 17: Marlb Embroidery Guild 22: Hung’d Farmers Mkt 24: Marlb Embroidery Guild 30: Marlb Embroidery Guild AUGUST 2012 1: Marlb WI Wesley Hall 7.30pm 2: HEAT Green Drinks 8pm The Plume 5: HEAT walk 10am Town Hall steps 21: MU Nigel Sands, Crft Hall 1430 26: Hung’d Farmers Mkt 28: Marlb Embroidery Guild

LOCAL AUTHOR WRITES BOOK IN MEMORY OF HIS WIFE

C

hris Page has written a book called ‘Bright Lights and Fairy Dust: Matters of Life and Death’ after his wife, Linda Page, a Hungerford district nurse, passed away after a battle against cancer. The author used his late wife’s diaries and his own records of her treatment and care to create this moving book that lays bare their devotion, despair, joy and hope. Chris Page says “I hope it will inform and inspire patients, caregivers, professionals and those bereaved by cancer or terminal illness”. Chris Page will be signing copies of ‘Bright Lights and Fairy Dust’ at The Hungerford Bookshop on Saturday March 24th between 10.30am – 12.30pm. Bright Lights and Fairy Dust is published by Grosvenor House and will be available to buy on the day for the special price of £15 (usual price £16.99).

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What’s On

The Adviser, Friday, March 23 to 30, 2012

in Hungerford, Marlborough & district with The Adviser The Hare Restaurant and Bar

Ermin Street Lambourn Woodlands Berkshire RG17 7SD. Tel: 01488 71386 www.theharerestaurant.co.uk

THE

SHEARS INN

COLLINGBOURNE DUCIS - 01264 850304 Top quality food relaxed surroundings. Sunny terrace garden. Dogs welcome. Interesting and original menu, plus a large choice real ales and lagers. Sunday Brunch 25th March Open 7 days a week - Closed on Sunday evenings. info@theshears.co.uk www.theshears.co.uk

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st

01488 68 11 82

Direct Cars

Marlborough

of Hungerford

PINE AND OAK

01672 515 516

marlboroughpineandoak.co.uk 30 The Parade, Marlborough, SN8 1NE

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

Express Lunch £6.95 (Monday to Friday)

Every Sunday Evening Live Music (7 to 9.30pm)

@LaPrimaveraRG17 www.la-primavera.co.uk 16 Charnham Street, Hungerford Please call us on 01488 682 588 or email info@la-primavera.co.uk

The Chapel, HUNGERFORD £550,000

Beau�fully presented and comprising the major part of this deligh�ul converted Chapel close to Sta�on, High Street and Hungerford Common. Triple aspect Drawing Room 21’3” x 16’ 1” Kitchen/Dining room 21’4” x 10’9 Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, three further bedrooms, family bathroom. Gas central hea�ng, double glazing throughout. Pre�y gardens, studio/office 15’6” x 11’6” with light and power. Off street parking for two cars. Tel: 01488 682782 or 07863 123869 for more details and photographs or appointment to view.

S

RELAX AT THE SHEARS IN BEAUTIFUL WILTSHIRE COUNTRYSIDE

et in the rolling hills of Wiltshire, just off the A338, in Collingbourne Ducis, The Shears Inn offers top quality food in relaxed surroundings. Eat and drink in our lovely sunny terrace garden or enjoy the ambiance of our restaurant or bar. Dogs are welcome in both the bar and the garden. Our chef has worked both in the southern hemisphere and across Europe and offers a range of interesting and original menu items along with the classics. Our menu changes almost daily but we can say that all our produce is fresh, seasonal and, where possible, bought locally. Today’s menu includes classics such as smoked haddock kedgeree, Salt beef hash, fried egg. Confit of duck leg, dauhinoise potato, red cabbage, plus more original dishes. Grilled lemon sole, steamed clams, swiss chard, saffron potatoes, Breast of guinea fowl, braised shallot, wild mushrooms, sweet potato chips Pork loin, chicory tatin, swede and carrot mash Plus there is always a full range of desserts. On top of this there is an interesting wine list , a large choice of different real ales and lagers, along with the usual choice of non alcoholic fruit juices and minerals. We are open 7 days a week but are closed on Sunday evenings. info@theshears. co.uk www.theshears.co.uk Tel. 01264 850304 -see advertisement ABOVE.

The The Clothes Clothes Shop Shop Weddings/Ascot

Don’t leave it too late. Come & choose your hat now. Over 400 hats & fascinators in stock. All colours and styles

Telephone 01635 47832

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

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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

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Adviser Directory

The adviser, Friday, May 6 to 13, 2011

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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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

DECORATING

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For All Your Decora�ng Needs

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

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

WATER SOFTENERS

M E J MARTIN

DAVID GILES PLASTERING

Roofing, Renovation & Building Maintenance Specializing in...

01672 521123

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

PLUMBING

GAS INSTALLERS/ENGINEERS

AJS PLUMBERS

ENERcon

Domestic Aplliance Repairs PERSONAL TUITION

Leadworks, Tiling, Slating, Flat Roofing & External Building Maintenance

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

CHIMNEY SWEEP

• Brush & Vacuum • NACS Registered & Certified • Fully Insured Chimney Sweep T: 01488 649028 M: 07787 416005 www.sootysweeps.co.uk

CANAL FOOTBRIDGE OPEN ON WEDNESDAY Hungerford’s new canal footbridge was expected to open for use next Wednesday, March 28 District Councillor David Holtby told the Hungerford Town Meeting.

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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.

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

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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

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The Adviser, Friday, March 23 to 30, 2012

PLUMBING SERVICES

BPAINTING & G TALMAGE LTD & DECORATING

CSL Handyman Services Minor electrical works, DIY Gardening, etc Fully insured and CRB Checked

TILING, COVING, AND COMPLETE REFURBISHMENTS

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HUNGERFORD: 01488 685220

MOBILE’S: 07976 917861 / 07860 940606

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

Tel Hungerford: 07771 511331

CHIMNEY SWEEP

HANDYMAN SERVICES

CHIMNEY SWEEP BRUSH AND VAC Special OAP rates • All appliances Contact Jamie

T: 0845 0777087 M:07704 185393

T: 01488 648417 M: 07799 530217

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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

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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

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Tel 08000 751751

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KITCHENS

CARPET CLEANING

DECORATING

KITCHENS & CABINETRY

Krown Kitchens

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING

Steve Harrison

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

Painter & Decorator 40 years in trade Free es�mates Fully insured

01488 684231 07979 598021

WORKSHOP AND SHOWROOM

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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:

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

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

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SL Handyman Services can help with your DIY or Gardening jobs as well as minor electrical works. For more information contact Martin at cslsparks@gmail.com. Tel. 0845 0777087 07704 185393 Carpet Clean: Contact Ricky for all your carpet cleaning needs. Professional local service at reasonable prices. Tel. 07799 215837 01672 871414. Steve Harrison Painter and Decorator: With 40 years’

Steve Harrison Painter & Decorator

• 40 years in trade • Free es�mates • Fully insured 01488 684231 / 07979 598021 steveharry.paint@waitrose.com

INSIDE OUT HOME - Bespoke Carpentry & general maintenance GARDEN – Fencing, decking, & general maintenance Professional & fully insured 01488 681047 / 07940 591771

experience in the trade, Steve can help you with all your decorating requirements. Contact for further information. Tel. 01488 684231 07979 598021. Brocksdown: - Brocksdown is a small business established in 2011, specialising in small-scale leaded and stained glass work for Berkshire and the surrounding counties. More information and examples of their workmanship can be seen on the website www.brocksdown.co.uk Tel. 01488 648373. Inside Out - Established for 25 years, general garden maintenance, decking, fencing, shed and garden furniture assembly / bespoke garden buildings. Property maintenance including carpentry, plastering, plumbing, brickwork, tiling, flooring and painting. Tel. 01488 681047 07940 591771. Suzanne Milward - Your Garden Angel offers a range of services including garden clearance, mowing and planting. Tel. 07596 547160.

Carpet Clean Ricky Flint Est 1997

Friendly Local Service Professional work at sensible prices Call for no obligation quote

Mobile: 07799 215837 Great Bedwyn: 01672 871414

CSL Handyman Services Minor electrical works, DIY Gardening, etc Fully insured and CRB Checked

T: 0845 0777087 M:07704 185393 email: cslsparks@gmail.com

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MARLBOROUGH SCIENCE FAIR A GREAT SUCCESS

t is rare to have a well organised, lively and informative event that has free entrance – but the Science Fair at St John’s School was one such event last weekend. The age range was as great as the diversity of topics on offer, too numerous to mention. Many St John’s students were on hand to teach, assist, welcome and help out where required, all were a credit to the school. The emergency services were well represented, along with local groups such as Action for the River Kennet, who were giving away water-saving devices and the Sunday Farmers’ market used the fair as a launch, with several stalls. If you missed the event this year – be sure you put it in your diary for 2013. Joy Keen from Aldbourne prepared an open air pinic for her family who had driven up from Gloucester specifically to attend the Science Fair, as they enjoyed last year’s event so much.

Corey Owen, a Year 12 student, demonstrated a fun technology programme for anyone who wanted to have a go. Charlotte Hitchmough, Director of ARK was on hand to answer questions about the River Kennet and lack of water. The spectacular atrium of St John’s School and Community College - shown above.

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...Continued from page 1 In fact, we make the drivers feel so confident about the road, that it encourages them to ignore their surroundings and drive faster or inappropriately. Ben Hamilton-Baillie, an internationally recognised traffic management “guru”, showed attendees of a seminar who packed into the Kennet Valley Hall in Lockeridge, how to look at things differently. The event, organised by Mary Spender on behalf of the Marlborough Area Parish Forum, was a great success. Many were hugely enthusiastic having watched the pictures that graphically showed how villages can be reclaimed by pedestrians, by removing and replacing signage with cleverly engineered solutions. In so doing, drivers become more aware of their surroundings and slightly less sure of themselves. With road markings and signs no longer dominating the scene, driving becomes more appropriate. Changing the surface material of the road to feel like a pedestrian area could, for instance, make a natural crossing place safer in front of a pub, such as the Waggon & Horses in Beckhampton. Lockeridge was used as a good example of “intrigue”, where nattily dressed scarecrows appear in unexpected places by the roads. At the end of the seminar, James Keith (Forum Chairman) asked for a show of hands from representatives of the parishes, who would like to take this idea forward. It was unanimously positive, and although Marlborough has opted not to join the Parish Forum, Cllr Bryan Castle was present and pointed out we had the village of Manton within the parish who might also wish to be considered. Two Manton residents were present and their village has now been invited to join the Forum’s on-going traffic initiative.

LOGS FOR SALE

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

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IRONING

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

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RIDING

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

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

sueacworth@gmail.com Little Hidden Farm, Hungerford Newtown

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LINE DANCING

CURTAIN MAKER

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FLORENCE GRACE

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

Try Line Dancing!!

Tel: Tessa 01672 520336

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

MARLBOROUGH MARKET

Professional Ironing Service

Bring it in crumpled -

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Collection & Delivery service available

Phone Andy on 01488 684726 mobile 07768 655136

01672 512884

CITROEN SPECIALIST

PRINTED T-SHIRTS

ISLE of WIGHT PRODUCE

food to share

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

Fresh OLIVES, PESTO, PASTRIES, BREADS, CAKES, SPICES, HERBS

01672 521053 Mobile 07974379226

Order Online info@thesmallfoodcompany.co.uk

Tel: Mark Dunn @ Ramsbury

MARLBOROUGH MARKET: Sat & Wed, PEWSEY MARKET: Tues am

Canapes & Snacks – ideal for parties See our new range of Olive wood

F O R A full time RN/RMN Bank Staff - Chef Bank - RN/RMN At Froxfield Brendoncare near Hungerford, where older people live happy, independent and fulfilling lives. Bank Chef required to join our committed team. Excellent rates of pay with weekend enhancements. Informal visits welcome. Easy access on the A4 between Marlborough and Hungerford. For more information, job description and application form contact : Mrs Toni Turner on 01488 684916 or tturner@brendoncare.org.uk or use contact details below

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round 3,500 consultation forms were sent to households in the town asking for views on various aspects of the proposals for the town hall. Only 381 were returned, representing a response rate just fewer than 11%. Although there are worries concerning the financial aspect, the Town Council Property Committee noted that there was overwhelming support amongst the respondents, for better use to be made of the town hall. The town clerk’s report

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and results of the consultation will soon be on the town council website. A Marlborough Parish Meeting will take place on Monday 26th March at 7pm in the Town Hall to discuss the outcome of the recent public consultation exercise. The doors should be open from 6pm onwards, so that people can have another look at the plans prior to the meeting.

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World Web News On Thursday 15th March JOG’s X-Factor 2012 played to a packed audience. New to this year’s X-Factor, our partner feeder schools were invited enter their own X-Factor contestants. In first place was Aoife Wall from Kintbury Primary School singing Jar of Hearts by Christine Perri. Hot on her heals were choirs from Welford & Wickham and Hungerford Primary Schools. Congratulations to all. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Auditions began in February resulting in five JOG finalists – o Year 8 Boy Band Wrong Direction (Ben Thatcher, Ceiron Sutton, Charlie Mula, Tom Norris and Sam Liddiard) o Year 8 student Abby Cleary o Year 8 student Rikki Wiltshire o Year 8 student Clare Woodage o Year 7 students Charlotte Penny and Zachary Pettifer The judges’ scoring narrowed the acts down and in the second half we saw – o Abby Cleary o Clare Woodage o Charlotte Penny & Zachary Pettifer Who would want the responsibility of choosing the winner out of such extreme talent? However, after their deliberations, with only a whisker between the acts, the judges decided that Clare Woodage would be JOG’s XFactor winner 2012. Clare won £60 of iTunes vouchers which were generously donated by a friend of the school Phillip Hunt. Runners up in both the semi-final and final won Easter eggs which were kindly donated by Tesco Hungerford. This is the second year that the organisation has supported the event and we are most grateful of this kind of support shown by the community. Miss Cole and Mr Spurdell performed an off the wall version of the Elaine Page & Barbara Dickson hit I Know Him So Well. The audience was spellbound and their performance was received with much amusement and their efforts were rewarded by rapturous applause. TREES CUT BACK Pollarding of Hungerford’s High Street trees was carried out during the week.

HOUSE SOUGHT IN COUNTRY The Adviser has been asked to seek a small house in the Hungerford countryside surrounded by one to three acres of land. Tel. 01488 682328.

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16/3/12 Free Open Day at The Merchant’s House The annual Open Day at The Merchant’s House Marlborough will take place on Saturday 12 May, 10am4pm. Marlborough’s Mayor, and her party, will progress from the Town Hall and open the House to the public at 10am. Entry is FREE. Three members of the re-enactment 17th Society will be spinning, weaving and demonstrating children’s games. Susan Pearson, dressed as Mrs. Bayly, the wife of 17th century silk merchant Thomas Bayly, who lived here, will mingle with visitors, modelling the beautiful costume researched and made by historic clothing expert, Angela Munn. Visitors can watch volunteers working on the Turkey Work chairs project, and see displays by some of the crafts people refurbishing the House. Knowledgeable guides will be in every room and also in the 17th Century style garden to answer any questions. Music of the time will be played during the day. The Merchant’s House Shop will also be open. This is an exciting opportunity to visit the historic Merchant’s House, 132 High Street, Marlborough and see the amazing refurbishment which has been carried out, and what still needs to be done. ALL ARE WELCOME. ENTRANCE IS FREE. GLOWING OFSTED SCIENCE REPORT

At Hungerford’s annual town meeting on Thursday, District Councillor David Holtby said the college was now succeeding with a recent glowing Ofsted report for its science department. He said such high standards were reflected in good behaviour around the town. “Neil Spurdell and his team are to be heartily congratulated”. With a total of 500 students against a roll of 650, money was tight. This could be improved by parents and students having faith in the college and opting for Hungerford rather than Newbury, Marlborough or Wantage Cr Holtby said.

HUNGERFORD’S PARKING WOES GROW WITH THE COMMUTERS Hungerford’s growing parking problems have been emphasised at Hungerford Town Council and Hungerford Chamber of Commerce levels in recent days. The council’s highways and transport committee on Monday recommended investigating a rise in long stay parking rates and imposing time limits of four hours maximum in Church Street and Station Road car parks. The council is mindful of lost trade through parking problems largely brought about by growing numbers of out of town commuters using town car parks and street parking spaces for long term. Cr Richard Hudson warned of the problem that commuters could park in residential areas if parking fees were raised too high. The council committee is forming a sub-committee to investigate the problem.


World Web News 23/3/12 CHAMBER LIKELY TO RETAIN PARKING DISCOUNT SCHEME Hungerford Chamber of Commerce is likely to retain its special discount parking scheme for participating traders. The scheme permits parking refunds on a percentage basis for goods purchased. the scheme was disscussed at the last chamber retailers’ meeting. Last year, over 30 traders participated. COMMUNITY URGED TO BACK JOHN O’GAUNT COLLEGE District Councilllors gave Hungerford’s John O’Gaunt Community Technology College a glowing report at Hungerford’s annual town meeting. Cr David Holtby said the college was now succeeding with a recent glowing Ofsted report for the science department. Such high standards were being reflected in good behaviour around the town. “Neil Spurdell, his team and students are to be heartily congratulated”. Cr Holtby said the college needed improved facilities but, with 500 students against a roll of 650, money was tight. He urged parents and students to have faith in the college and opt for Hungerford rather than Newbury, Marlborough or Wantage. HOUSING SHOULD BE WELCOMED Hungerford should welcome much needed housing that would both fulfil a need with 4500 families on the waiting list in West Berkshire, and generate more students and improve prospects of local business. FREEDOM OF TOWN AWARDS Fredom of Hungerford awards were announced at Hungerford Town meeting. They went to Betty Grant, Gwynneth Bullock, Rod Desmeules, and Kathleen Walker. A posthumous award was made to former town crier Robin Tubb. STROKE CARE GROUP GOING WELL Stroke Care for Newbury and West Berkshire is going well, former Hungerford mayor, Chris Jennings tells The Adviser. The group has three regular participants supported by the group organiser, physiotherpaist, stroke survivors and volunteers. For further information contact family support worker Sue Harding 01635 861666 or for charity information Alison sloan 01635 241378.

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SERVICE APPRECIATED Hungerford town clerk Claire Barnes and deputy Maggie Gibbs received floral gifts at the annual Hungerford town meeting in recognition of their fine service.

CRIME LOWER IN HUNGERFORD Police would be concentrating on Burglary, theft, speeding and drugs, PC Claire Drewitt told Hungerford Town Council’s annual town meeting on Thursday, March 17. She urged the public to report suspicious activity on 0845 8505505. There were 30 fewer crimes in the past 12 months. Re-location of CCTV cameras was being cconsidered. TOWN PLAN SURVEY ANALYSIS Replies to Hungerford Town Plan survey were being analysed Chris Scorey told the annual Hungerford Town Meeting. He said there was a 46% reply rate to the last questionnaire compared to 36% the previous year. REGIONAL ITALIAN FOOD AT REASONABLE PRICES FOR CASANOVA, HUNGERFORD. Italian Chef Alessandro Zompetti at Casanova at the Three Swans unveiled an exciting new direction for the food at his Hungerford restaurant last week. Zompetti impressed guests with the first taste of a range of regional Italian specialities that are to take centre stage on the menu which will focus on authentic Italian food. Its ten years since Casanova delivered the ‘dolce vita’ to the town and just one year since it became the signature restaurant at the Three Swans Hotel, owned by brothers Steve and John Hodges. The chef explained: “UK diners are sophisticated these days, so the time is right to introduce more authentic and regional Italian dishes. My family is from Venice and so fish and seafood is of course a favourite. I am introducing seasonal specials, and a selection of fresh pasta dishes that have already proved popular at our high street deli. We buy fresh fish from Brixham, good British beef from a local butcher, and source local vegetables in season. My aim is to keep prices reasonable and offer fresh, interesting regional Italian food”. Reservations 01488 682721


World Web News Claire Perry MP and Parliamentary Anglers urge swift action to help the struggling River Kennet On 14th January 2012, Claire Perry, MP for the Devizes Constituency, took the current and former Chairmen of the Parliamentary All Party Angling group to see the unprecedentedly low water levels on the River Kennet. The group met representatives from Action for the River Kennet (ARK) and local residents at Manton near Marlborough to inspect the dry river bed and discuss solutions. Commenting, Claire Perry said: “Rainfall has been low for the last 18 months but it is the abstraction of water from the Kennet by Thames (Photograph courtesy of Marlborough News Online) Water that is the real concern. I welcome the Government’s commitment to reforming abstraction tariffs in their recent White Paper and we know that Thames Water are working hard to educate people on the need for water conservation with their “Care for the Kennet” campaign. Ultimately, though, we need to get the relief pipeline built for Swindon as this is the only thing that will protect the Kennet long term. By working with my Parliamentary colleagues including those here today we can keep the pressure up on Thames Water, Ofwat and on Ministers to get this urgent project underway”. Charles Walker MP, current chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Angling Group said: “As much as I enjoyed visiting Claire’s constituency, I was horrified at the tragic state of the River Kennet. As a passionate fisherman and in my capacity as the Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Angling, I will fully support Claire and the ARK’s Campaign to restore flows to this beautiful river. The Angling group will be lobbying the Government.” Claire was joined on her visit by; Charles Walker MP for Broxbourne, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Angling Group; Martin Salter, formerly MP for Reading, who is now the Campaigns Director for the Angling Trust; Dr Geoffrey Findlay, Martin Gibson, John Lawson and Charlotte Hitchmough from ARK and local residents. · Figures from Thames Water show that rainfall in the local catchment area (Upper Thames) for 2011 was on average 20.42mm less than the 90 year long term average. Thames Water has said it would need around 80% of its long-term average winter rainfall to rule out the likelihood of drought-related water-use restrictions next year. · The proposed pipeline by Thames Water would link the water supplies for South and North Swindon to enable more water for the town to be taken from the Thames. Discussions between Thames Water and the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) are ongoing. In December 2011, the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) published its Water White Paper, Water for Life with the aim to publish a draft Water Bill for pre-legislative scrutiny in early 2012 and subsequently introducing a Water Bill as soon as Parliamentary time allows. More information about the White Paper can be found at: www.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/water/legislation/whitepaper/. · More information on ARK can be found on their website: http://www.riverkennet.org/.

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NOT HIS DAY Going through some newspaper files we felt we should share this with our readers. Appearing in The Wangaratta Chronicle Despatch newspaper in Victoria, Australia many years ago was the following report: “Humphrey Cain, the president of the Folklore Society of Australia, had some problems when he went to the Wangaratta Airport to open a vintage aircraft exhibition. Mr Cain was unable to deliver his opening speech above the noise of a Dragweave triplane whose engine was jammed in the on position. As he moved to a quieter corner, a home-made French microlite took off and crashed into the ladder he meant to speak from. And as the frustrated Mr Cain was making his way to the refreshment tent, Mrs Margaret McCracken, an 83-yearold amateur parachutist landed on his head”. NEWS SPOTS ADD STREET CLOSURES FOR PARTIES People wishing to close streets for parties to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee would have to apply through West Berks Council the last Hungerford Town Council highways and transport meeting was told. DOG WARDEN VISITING A dog warden is visiting Hungerford for two days a week for six weeks, Hungerford Town Council’s highways and transport committee has been told. The council will consider placement of dog bin signs HOUSE SOUGHT IN COUNTRY The Adviser has been asked to seek a small house in the Hungerford countryside surrounded by one to three acres of land. Tel. 01488 682328.

ROTARY IN CELEBRATIONS Hungerford Rotary Club will join Hungerford town council and other town service clubs in The Queen’s diamond Jubilee celebrations at the Croft on Saturday, June 2.


World Web News ROTARY TO STAGE ANTIQUE SHOW Hungerford Rotary Club’s “Antiques Roadshow” will be held on Saturday March 24 at 7.00pm. It will be an entertaining and instructive evening with a cast of experts including Stewart Hofgartner, George Styles and James Podger, A light supper will be included. Tickets will cost £15 -Annabel King

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PARISH BURSARY INITIATIVE Chilton Foliat Parish Council has announced a student and apprentice bursary scheme designated to further the good of those living in the village. Information from Graham Francis, email: graham francis@btinternet.com

SALT BIN FOR PENNY FARTHING CLOSE Hungerford’s Penny Farthing Close will be provided with a salt bin and Hungerford Town Council highways and transport committee will review placement of salt bins in the town. Cr Jean Hutching has pointed TOOLS STOLEN FROM VANS White vans were being targeted by thieves police told out that gritting has been stopping at Shalbourne close Hungerford Town Councullors before their last meeting. and should be continued up the hill. Bags of salt are Up to £2500 of tools had been taken from a single van. said to be available in the council office. SHOP SERVE PROVING SUCCESSFUL JUBILATION IN THE PARK Hungerford’s Shop Serve police initiative was proving Chilton Foliat will celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jusuccessful in the fight against crime, police told bilee with Jubilation in the Park on Monday, June 4 councillors before their last meeting. from 2.30 onwards. An afternoon and evening of fun CCTV APPROVAL SOUGHT and enertainment will be held for all. Police will seek Hungerford Town Council approval of changes to the town’s CCTV system. GOOD NEWS FOR JOG John O’Gaunt Community Technology College has RIPE FOR DEVELOPMENT Extensive land behind Hungerford’s Co-operative was had the overall effectiveness of science, quality of ripe for development the last Hungerford Town Council teaching in sience, quality of curriculum and effectivemeeting was told during discussion on associated ness of leadership and management in science judged buildings. as “good” by Ofsted. Well done Pebbles Morley and her team! DOG FOULING FINES West Berkshire Council will send dog wardens to COLLEGE DEVELOPMENT DELAYED Hungerford to impose spot fines of £50 for fouling. Hungerford’s John O’Gaunt Community Technology Warning signs will be placed and repeat offences could College expansion plans have received a set-back bring fines of up to £500. through lack of funding and the project is on hold until 2013/14 financial year. The school is planning a music, CONCERN AT DEVELOPMENT Concern was expressed before the last Hungerford drama, learning resource centre and sixth form faciliTown Council meeting that the Cobbs Farm area was ties. becoming a development. MARSH LANE ALLOTMENTS FULL YOUTH CENTRE DELAY CONCERN Hungerford Town Council’s recreation, amenities and Tight finances are blamed for delays in positive action war memorials committee has ben told there is no lonfor Hungerford Youth Centre. Cr Roger Thompson ger a waiting list for Marsh Lane allotments. expressed concern to district councillor David Holtby CALL IN THE MOLEMAN before the last Hungerford Town Council meeting. A moleman is being consulted over mole damage to Hungerford’s recreation grounds with particular conOMELETTES & SCRAMBLERS Omelettes and scrambled eggs have been on the menu cern to the cricket ground. in many district households with chickens in their back THERE’S A RUN AFOOT yards. The extreme cold cracked the chickens’ eggs and Plans are under way for a Hungerford run as part of HADCAF. Cr Benneyworth told the Hungerford Town drinking water had to be thawed. Council’s recreation, amenities and war memorials committee hat the run would receive publicity. ONE-WAY CROFT SYSTEM TRIAL? A one-way traffic system in The Croft area may be tried during railway bridge works, Hungerford Town Council has been told.


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LOCAL SCHOOLS LAUNCH NEW PARTNERSHIP A new Partnership will be launched by six Marlborough area schools (Baydon, Easton Royal, Ogbourne St George, St John’s, St Mary’s and St Peter’s) on March 5 2012. The launch event will take place at St John’s at 6pm where families and guests will be able to view displays and meet children and staff who will highlight some of the work already begun through this collaboration. This exciting and far-reaching initiative comes after many months of discussion between Headteachers, Governors and members of the local community who, led by Pablo Vergara, an international expert in scenario planning, explored the ways in which the Marlborough Area could become ‘a hotbed of learning’ into the 21st Century. The Schools in The Marlborough Area Education Partnership have come together to move forward in a new approach to schooling 4-18 years of age. The vision behind the group is: “The Marlborough Area Education Partnership is a learning community which aims for excellence in all we do. We recognise that individual schools are at the heart of their communities and by working together we are committed to ensuring the highest standards of teaching and learning across the partnership. We provide welcoming, stimulating learning environments in which everyone is valued as individuals and are supported and challenged to develop their full potential. Within the strong family ethos, moral code and Christian values embedded in our schools, children and young people are taught to appreciate the world in which we live and respect others as well as themselves. They are encouraged to take pride in their work and become resilient, responsible and enthusiastic learners who are able to express themselves freely knowing they are a valued part of a wider community. Within the partnership, we are committed to the development of an all-through curriculum that is innovative, creative and rich in culture. Our aim is for children and young people to have opportunities to experience new challenges in academic, extracurricular and social activities so they develop the skills for life, for participation in a global community and a love of learning for its own sake.” Through the development of an all-through curriculum, the schools will be working together to secure clear continuity and progression in learning as our children move from one school to the next. This is an idea that

has been trialled in a few parts of the country with great success. This group of schools is now ready to take up this challenge of leading edge work nationally and invite you to attend the launch to find out more. –K Hunter 7.3.12 St John’s welcomes World Book Day visitors Students at St John’s celebrated this year’s World Book Day with visits from two award winning authors. On Thursday award-winning author Sally Nicholls spent the day talking to students and running writing workshops. Sally’s first book, ‘Ways to live forever”, about a boy with leukaemia, won the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize. Year 6 pupils from Ramsbury Primary School and Year 7 pupils from St Francis School were invited along to share with St John’s students in the inspiring talk featuring Sally’s new book ‘All Fall Down’ hot off the press, having just been published that day. The Marlborough based White Horse Bookshop came along to sell copies of the new book, which is set in the time of the Black Death and features realistic descriptions of what life and death would have been like during this time. On Friday Patrick Ness, also an award-winning author, spoke to a packed St John’s theatre about his life and work. Patrick Ness has written six books and won the Carnegie Prize last year. He is on the longlist this year for his latest amazing book ‘A Monster Calls’. Pewsey Vale reading group were invited to join the St John’s reading group plus the whole of year 7 and the Sixth Form IB students at St John’s, for what was a very entertaining talk. Patrick Ness’s “Chaos Walking” trilogy is to be made into a movie and the long queue to get books signed at lunchtime just proved how popular is visit had been. Anne Stokes, St John’s Learning Resources Manager arranged the visits as part of the school’s celebrations of World Book Day. Other events during the week included quizzes and puzzles in the school library, and a cake sale and raffle to raise funds for the St John’s Zambia Library project. She said “The students were captivated by the talks and many said they had been inspired to go away and start writing”. In addition students were all asked to bring in one children’s book to add to the growing collection of books to be shipped to Zambia to set up libraries in primary schools.


World Web News Update from Great Western Ambulance Service (GWAS) Last year the GWAS Board decided not to continue to become a stand-alone NHS Foundation Trust (FT) but instead to join with another trust who was already an FT or on its way to becoming one. Our neighbour, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT), came forward to express their interest in becoming our partner and in October 2011, we decided to explore the opportunity for GWAS to be acquired by SWASFT. Since then, both ambulance trusts have been exploring the creation of a single ambulance trust for the South West. If it goes ahead, this partnership will be excellent news for our patients and staff and offers the best way of continuing to improve patient care for the future. It will bring the benefits of combined resources, skills and expertise and will provide more capacity to improve and innovate. Currently, should the acquisition be successfully concluded, the aim is for the larger organisation to be in operation as of October 2012.

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MARLBOROUGH LECTURE Tickets are now on sale for Sir Roy Strong’s lecture “The 20th Century Coronations”. Part of Marlborough’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, the lecture has been arranged by The Merchant’s House in association with the Marlborough History Society, and will take place on Wednesday 23 May at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall, Marlborough College (by kind permission of The Master). Sir Roy Strong, writer, diarist, and gardener was Director of the National Portrait Gallery and Victoria & Albert Museum. He lives in Herefordshire where, with his late wife the designer Julia Trevelyan Oman, he created a major garden. A prolific author his last book was Visions of England. Tickets for the lecture are now available from The Merchant’s House Shop, 132 High St. Marlborough, £14 or £12 for Friends of the MH and Marlborough History Society members. The lecture is in aid of The Merchant’s House Appeal and is sponsored by Brewin Dolphin.

JOG YEAR OF PROGRESS Reports from Hungerford’s John O’Gaunt ComAxford situatiuonThames Water continues to work on a munity Technology College indicate that 2011 was long-term solution to reduce the amount we transfer to another year of progress under its Headteacher Neil south Swindon from its bore hole at Axford, Wiltshire. Spurdell. Of the 10 (Mld) million litres a day on average that the RESIDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF WORK company takes from the aquifer under Axford, 6Mld to Residents near Hungerford’s priory will be notified 7 Mld is piped 15 miles north to Swindon, with the rest of 18 months of demolition and construction work at supplying customers locally. the request of Cr Jean Hutchings While the water used locally is returned to the Kennet District councillor Paul Hewer assured Hungerford following treatment at sewage works in the area, the 6-7 town councillors before their last meeting that any Mld of water going to Swindon, once used, is not fed valuable waste materials from the project would be back to the Kennet but rather to the River Ray, a tribusalvaged. tary of the Thames. This means every day the Kennet is losing up to seven million litres, which has the potential to put a lot of strain on the wildlife habitats that the river supports.In CRAMP ACT TO SOLVE PARKING order to protect the chalk stream environment, the Envi- PROBLEMS IN MARLBOROUGH ronment Agency has said previously that it plans to ask Over 200 households or businesses have received Thames Water to reduce the water it sends to Swindon a survey form from CRAMP (Cars, Residents And Marlborough Parking) The pilot survey is the first from Axford by 3Mld. The company is working with the EA on a plan for a step in an attempt to sort out the huge problem of £10m pipeline to take water from the River Thames at parking in Marlborough for residents, shoppers and Farmoor Reservoir, halving Swindon’s reliance on the workers. CRAMP are supported by Wiltshire Council and Marlborough Town Council. -Val Compton Kennet.


World Web News NEW ORCHARD FOR MARLBOROUGH Work started in freezing weather earlier this year to prepare ground at the edge of the car park behind Waitrose, in readiness to receive the tiny rare variety apple trees. Out came the boring corporate shrubs, along with quantities of builders’ rubble, to be replaced by quality compost to a depth of 4 feet. Waitrose have committed themselves fully to the “Town in an Orchard” concept, says Manager Andy Davies, “Another 9 trees are being planted to bring the orchard in the car park to a total of 10 and Waitrose have sponsored a further 10 to be planted around the town.” Alan Burch, has been allocated a day out of the store every month to maintain the trees and may also plant herbs or bee-friendly flowers in the border. On hand to give planting advice was Richard Paget from Little Bedwyn, who last year juiced an incredible 10 tons of fruit into 7,500 bottles. Spearheading the Community Orchard concept is Philippa Davenport whose energy and enthusiasm drives the project forward. The volunteer workforce were interested to hear how each rare variety they were planting came by its’ name. The celebratory feel of the whole occasion was enhanced by the knowledge the local Waitrose managers have reduced the carbon footprint created by attending their area manager’s meetings and Marlborough is one step further on the way to becoming a town in an orchard. HOUSES:230 HOTEL:1 NOT MONOPOLY BUT MARLBOROUGH Councillors have been asked for their opinion on the proposed scope of the environmental impact assessment that will be carried out to accompany the planning application being prepared by the Crown Estate. The time to reply has been extended due to the size and complexity of the documentation. The site opposite the Business Park in Salisbury Road will also provide a drop off point within the development for St Johns School and Community College as well as pedestrian and cycle links. The construction is likely to commence 2014/15 assuming the outline consent is granted

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in 2013. Watch this space for news of progression of this substantial development. SINGING FOR LAUGHS – WITH CAKE At a packed concert in St Peter’s Church, six local groups entertained an audience with a huge variety of songs ranging from gospel, pop, African and sea shanties through to 16th century madrigals, Irish folk and more. Marlborough Community choir, now about 50 strong, had the audience laughing with a well known song from the Muppets Show. Included in the price of the ticket was delicious home made cake which was enjoyed in the interval. The concert raised around £900 for Comic Relief and a very good time was had by all. ZEBRA CROSSING REPAINT IN SPRING The zebra crossing by St Margaret’s Mead will be repainted once the road gritting season is well and truly over. Sunday Farmers’ Market – new venue and day Marlborough’s transition town movement is trying to resurrect the Farmers’ Markets, this time out in the High Street on Sundays. Some councillors were very supportive but others could see problems arising. MANTON FOOTPATH 39 & 40 Controversy is still raging over this footpath which is now apparently blocked at one end. One resident has now found aerial photographs taken in 1944 which appear to show clearly that it runs through the centre of a field. Cllr Nick Fogg pointed out that a member of the council should be walking this footpath.


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