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HUNGERFORD FACES EXCITING YEAR OF OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

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ungerford faced an exciting year of opportunities, the mayor Cr Martin Crane said in an optimistic new year’s message to councillors at their meeting on Tuesday night. He said there were challenges ahead and these would be faced with the co-operation of West Berkshire Council. Cr Crane said it was significant that bridges of co-operation had and were being built between the council and other municipal organisations and clubs.

-AND THE COUNCIL HOLDS ITS PRECEPT

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ungerford Town Council was continuing to act prudently on behalf of ratepayers, Tuesday’s council meeting was told. Chairman of the council’s finance and general purposes committee Cr Rupert Thompson confirmed that the council would hold its precept this year. He said a project overspend of £5050 could be necessary and this could be taken from the council’s reserves. The mayor, Cr Martin Crane emphasised that in hard times, the council was not putting extra pressure on ratepayers.

DEATH OF ROBIN TUBB, TOWN CRIER AND RESPECTED HUNGERFORD CITIZEN

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ungerford’s Bellman and Town Crier Robin Tubb died on Tuesday after a brief illness. As the longest-serving crier in the world, he was one of the town’s most senior and respected citizens. He held the post of Town Crier for nearly 55 years from 1957. In 2006 and 2006 he was Constable of the Town and Manor and held the position of trustee and Buildings Secretary. He was the fourth generation of his family to hold the post of Bellman following in the footsteps of his great grandfather Edward Bushnell, Uncle Sid Bushnell and his mother Jean Tubb, spanning 127 years of family service. Records of Hungerford Town Criers go back to 1658. Robin Tubb leves his wife June and sons Gary and Andrew and brother Brian.

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WORDS OF WISDOM

hen, at eighteen, I left home in a North Yorkshire village for University life in London and then, hopefully, an academic career, my father gave me various items of worldly advice which included ‘Stay away from doctors and lawyers!’ In the sense that he meant it, I have managed to do both to a remarkable degree in view of my circumstances. At 97, which included five war years in the Army, I can recall only one night spent in hospital and that was just for a bad nose-bleed. However, when I became, among other things, the medical correspondent of the Daily Express, I had to meet leading doctors and surgeons in line of duty but the more I learned about them the more determined I became to stay out of their medical clutches. On the legal front, I have weathered sixty years of journalism and authorship of a nature which put me in frequent peril of being sued for libel which, happily, never happened. However, I have to admit that it was my personal friendship with certain lawyers which helped me to avoid the clutches of others in their profession. The most important was the resident office lawyer who happened to be a fishing friend. Every Fleet Street newspaper employed a full-time lawyer to check written copy before it was printed and I never submitted anything without first having it cleared by my friend. Sometimes a simple change of wording eliminated the libel risk. Labour MPs were the biggest libel threat to me, especially when I was attacking their leader, Harold Wilson. He employed a particularly formidable lawyer, called Arnold Goodman, who, while he never got around to suing me, managed to prevent publication of several important scoops of mine by telephoning my Editor and threatening dire consequences. Though frequently libelled myself, especially by the magazine, Private Eye, I refrained from action mainly on the advice of another legal friend, a libel lawyer called Peter Carter-Ruck, who warned me

CHAPMAN PINCHER

‘Always remember that going to law is like going to war : the only certainty is the cost’. The more I thought about that wisdom the more I took the warning to heart. Also, I felt that those, like myself who, almost daily, dished out criticism of others should take any against themselves on the chin. However, there came a time when I was ordered to institute libel proceedings by my boss – Sir Max Aitken, the son of Lord Beaverbrook. My intended victim was none other than Private Eye. In those less technological days, to make a London telephone call from a country home it was necessary to call the local exchange and state the required number. The number of the Daily Express was Fleet Street 8000 and, one day, quite inadvertently, the exchange man put me through to Fleet Street 3000, which happened to be the number of the Daily Mail. I asked for the News Editor and found myself talking to our fiercest competitor. I – and he - quickly realized the situation and I ended the call with laughter on both sides. At that time the Daily Mail employed a spiteful gossip columnist, called Nigel Dempster, who also supplied tit-bits to Private Eye which printed a statement that Sir Max Aiken ought to know that Chapman Pincher, one of his most highly paid journalists, was trying to sell information to the Daily Mail on the side. After I had explained the facts to Sir Max and secured a statement from the telephone exchange admitting its error, he insisted that I must sue Private Eye for libel. I did so and the magazine stumped up £1000 damages – then a substantial sum, most of which provided what my wife has always called ‘the Private Eye mink coat’. I recall some further advice from my beloved father – ‘Keep away from slow horses and fast women!’. I have managed to evade the slow horses.

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ungerford made amends for their disappointing New Year’s Eve defeat at Wimborne, by starting the New Year with an exciting win over local rivals Thatcham. Although Hungerford put in some pressure early on, the Thatcham defence stood firm and a good break down the left caught out the Hungerford defence and Carl Self cut inside to slip the ball past the exposed Daniel Lincoln after 20 minutes. The Hungerford forwards thought that they had equalized when the ball hit the underside of the bar, some claimed that it had hit the net, but there was no response from the linesman and Thatcham survived until the interval. With the slope in their favour, Hungerford attacked strongly after the interval and Mark Draycott equalized from Jamie Gosling’s corner after 51 minutes, and then converted a freekick, Gosling again being the supplier, after 59 minutes. Exclusive Ladies Fashion There was little between the sides for HURRY! Our Christmas the remainder of the game as Thatcham tried desperately to level, but the home side held on to seure a valuable win which th kept them in second Bridge St, Hungerford place.

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The Adviser,MOST Friday, JanuaryWEEKLY 6 to 13, 2012 THE DISTRICT’S UP-TO-DATE DIRECTORY

The Adviser, Friday, November 11 to 18, 2011

Home & Garden

Home & Garden

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

Will Roberts T: 01488 658649 M: 07796 601966

J Hawkins TREE SURGEON

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

Mobile: 07980 536156 E: jeremy511@btinternet.com Hungerford

Tree Surgery & Garden Services

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

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

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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

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

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CHIROPODIST

Special offers. For further information and prices visit my website or call me on 07900562263

MASSAGE THERAPIST/REFLEXOLOGIST

VISITING practice Jane Darby WMSCh Deep tissue massage, reflexology. MPS Pract . Tel. 01672 512211. Claire Digweed, 01488682187 / 07810 886673 ACUPUNCTURE

Gaenor Farren-Smith MAMBAcC, Hungerford 01488 686946 www.myacucare.co.uk.

Roberta

Fully qualified mobile nail and spray tanning technician

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

POLICE REPORT QUIET HOLIDAY PERIOD

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olice told the last Hungerford Town Council meeting that the Chistmas period had been very quiet on the crime front. No cases of shoplifting were reported and there were two Sports injuries, postural and tension domestic new year disturbances. aches, RSI’s etc treated. Sarah Gomer, PODIATRIST / CHIROPODIST The police Shopsafe initiative was working well. Hungerford (01488) 681331/07879 Problems over the town’s CCTV were being investigated. CHRIS RADFORD, Wagon Yard, 040621 Marlborough. 0800 731 6879, evenings Police priorities would centre on speeding and drug use. DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

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

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

Tel 01488 71386

www.theharerestaurant.co.uk

www.jayfairs.co.uk

HALFWAY

Bistro & Piano Bar

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

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

THE FIVE BELLS at Wickham RG20 8HH

Tel: 01488 686770 (ext 5) Cobbs Farm Shop, Hungerford

Traditional Sunday Roast Quality Food All Day Now taking Bookings for Christmas. Families welcome

Tel: 01488 657993

Baydon Rd, Wickham, Newbury, Berks RG20 8HH

www.fivebellswickham.co.uk

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

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

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

curtain maker Experienced 871496

curtain

maker

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

garage doors

KENNET TUTORS

Expert professional Coaching & Tuition by experienced local tutors in all main subjects. All ages.

CONTACT:-

CALL: 01672 810032 www.kennettutors.org.uk

HOME EDUCATION PERSONAL TUTORS Specialising in Maths, English, Science, Speech & Drama to GCSE level

01672 520234 Ironing Hazel’s ironing service. Excellent rates. Marlborough and surrounding area 01672 514907

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

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JANUARY 2012 5: Green Drinks 8pm The Plume 6: Marlb Downs Movies - 7pm 8: Hung’d WI Three Swans 12.30pm 9: Marlb. Hung. ladies’ lunch at Bear 9: Marlb Embroidery Guild 13: Community Cafe, Hung Meth Ch 13: Marlb Downs Movies - 6.30pm 13: Mlb Folk Roots St Marys Ch 8pm JAY FAIRS

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IN HUNGERFORD TOWN HALL SATURDAY 15 JANAURY 2012 8.30 am UNTIL 4 pm REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE ENQUIRIES 01235 815633

16: Marlb Embroidery Guild 17: Marlb Embroidery Guild 21: Hung’d Rotary 25th Anniv Dinner 21: MHC Black Tie Dinner 22: Hungerford Farmers Market 27: Acoustic Night Marlb Town FClb 27: Marlb Downs Movies - 7.30pm 30: Marlb Embroidery Guild FEBRUARY 2012 1: Hung’d WI Crft Hll 7.30pm 1: Marlb WI Wesley Hall 7.30pm 1: Oak Tree Lunch - 3 Swans 12.30 2: Green Drinks 8pm The Plume 3: Marlb Downs Movies - TBC 5: HEAT walk 10am Town Hall steps 6: Marlb Embroidery Guild 11: Community Cafe, Hung Meth Ch 13: Marlb. Hung. ladies’ lunch at Bear 13: Marlb Embroidery Guild 17: Marlb Downs Movies - Gala event 21: Marlb Embroidery Guild 24: Acoustic Night Marlb Town FCl 24: Marlb Downs Movies - time TBC 26: Hungerford Farmers Market 27: Marlb Embroidery Guild MARCH 2012 1: Green Drinks 8pm The Plume 4: HEAT walk 10am Town Hall steps 5: Marlb Embroidery Guild 6: Marlb Embroidery Guild 7: Hung’d WI Crft Hll 7.30pm 7: Marlb WI Wesley Hall 7.30pm 7: Oak Tree Lunch - 3 Swans 12.30 9: Mlb Folk Roots St Marys Ch 8pm 12: Marlb. Hung ladies’ lunch at Bear 16: Marlb Downs Movies - times TBC 20: Marlb Embroidery Guild 23: Mlb Folk Roots St Marys Ch 8pm 25: Hungerford Farmers Market 26: Marlb Embroidery Guild APRIL 2012 1: HEAT walk 10am Town Hall steps

2: Marlb. Hung. ladies’ lunch at Bear 2: Marlb Embroidery Guild 3: Marlb Embroidery Guild 4: Hung’d WI Crft Hll 7.30pm 4: Oak Tree Lunch - 3 Swans 12.30 5: Green Drinks 8pm The Plume 5: Mlb Folk Roots St Marys Ch 8pm 16: Marlb Embroidery Guild 17: Marlb Embroidery Guild 21: Mlb Folk Roots St Marys Ch 8pm 22: Hungerford Farmers Market 29: ARK Meadow Day 9.30am 30: Marlb Embroidery Guild MAY 2012 2: Oak Tree Lunch - 3 Swans 12.30 11: Mlb Folk Roots St Marys Ch 8pm 14: Marlb, Hung ladies’ lunch at Bear 14: Marlb Embroidery Guild 15: Marlb Embroidery Guild 21/22: Marlb Embroidery Guild 28: Marlb Embroidery Guild JUNE 2012 9: Marlb Embroidery Guild 11: Marlb. Hung. ladies’ lunch at Bear 11: Marlb Embroidery Guild 19: Marlb Embroidery Guild 25: Marlb Embroidery Guild JULY 2012 2: Marlb Embroidery Guild 3: Marlb Embroidery Guild 16: Marlb Embroidery Guild 17: Marlb Embroidery Guild 24: Marlb Embroidery Guild 30: Marlb Embroidery Guild AUGUST 2012 28: Marlb Embroidery Guild SEPTEMBER 2012 3: Marlb Embroidery Guild 4: Marlb Embroidery Guild 18: Marlb Embroidery Guild 24: Marlb Embroidery Guild OCTOBER 2012 1: Marlb Embroidery Guild AGM 15: Marlb Embroidery Guild 23: Marlb Embroidery Guild 29: Marlb Embroidery Guild 30: Marlb Embroidery Guild •••••••••

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What’s On

The Adviser, Friday, January 6 to 13, 2012

in Hungerford, Marlborough & district with The Adviser 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

GRANDE Menswear Affordable Quality clothing for Big & Tall Men Sizes: Chest (Big): 1XL – 8XL Waist (Big): 42” – 70” Chest (Tall): LT - 3XLT Waist (Tall): 32” – 50” www.grandemenswear.co.uk

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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

SALE STARTS Jan 7th up to

50% OFF

Telephone 01635 47832

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

HUNGERFORD JOINERY A FAMILY RUN BUSINESS

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ungerford joinery company is a family run business. Our small team of master craftsman are dedicated to st 01488 68 11 82 providing custom made furniture, windows and kitchens of the highest quality using traditional joinery techniques in our workshop in Hungerford, Berkshire. We also provide sevices for Direct Cars grade 2 listed buildings. of Hungerford Our timber is sourced from substainably managed forests and The 1st & only number you’ll where possible we use reclaimed timbers. ever need. All of our products are custom made and will far outlive modern www.hungerford-cabs.co.uk choices. Please feel free to browse our website for inspiration and contact HUNGERFORD WEDNESDAY MARKET us with your requirements. If you have something in mind then give us a call or send an e-mail and we’ll be Happy to help. Charlton Park For more infotmation see advert on page 5.

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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

OFF GO THE LIGHTS & DOWN COME THE CHRISTMAS TREES

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ork began on Wednesday to take down Hungerford’s Christmas lights and trees. “Father Christmas Lights”, Rod Desmeules told the Adviser, the lights took three weeks to erect and it was aimed to take them down in three days. Once again the lights proved a magnificent spectacle, probably the best of its kind in the district. The decorative Christmas trees will be shredded on Sunday. At Tuesday’s Hungerford Town Council meeting Cr Roger Thompson described the lights as “fantastic”.

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

VITAL MEETING TONIGHT ON JOG COMMUNITY CENTRE

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ungerford Town Council will be part of a critical community partnership meeting tonight, Friday, January 6, aiming to keep the John O’Gaunt Community Centre open. Tuesday’s council meeting was told by Cr Roger Thompson that it was vital in moving forward to determine lease terms before building a proper business plan to present to West Berkshire Council. The decision on lease terms had to come from West Berkshire Council and this decision appeared to have become a “hot potato” that someone would have to stand up to. If progress was not made, the centre would be boarded up on April 1 and this would be a severe blow to the town.

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CRAMP ACT TO SOLVE PARKING PROBLEMS IN MARLBOROUGH

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f you want to know what councillors are going to be discussing – the town council website has the Agenda posted in good time, you can come and listen to the discussions, as every meeting is held in public. At the discretion of the Councillor chairing the meeting and if time allows, you may be asked if you would like to express an opinion. Says Cllr. Rich Pitts, Chair of this committee, “Getting people involved in the decision making process is a good way to ensure the town reflects the residents’ wishes”. Public attendance, often sparse at meetings, is welcomed by local councillors. -Val Compton

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of ‘The Magician’ which he is currently directing for the BBC. His achievements include ‘The Apprentice, for which he won a BAFTA, as well as episodes of top rating programmes such as ‘Top Gear’. Jamie Jackson-Proutt was announced the winner of this year’s ‘Stephen Twelvetrees Award’ for outstanding contribution to the Sixth Form for his contagious passion and enthusiasm and his willingness to give time to fellow students and the school in general. The ‘Headteacher’s Award for Services to the School’ went to Head Girl Molly Reid and Head Boy Oliver Hudson. Lizzy Edwards won the ‘Moran’s Award for Food Technology’ for her outstanding effort and success throughout the course and the ‘Spirit of the IB’ award went to Michael Lloyd for outstanding perseverance and belief in the ideals of the International Baccalaureate. Headteacher Dr Patrick Hazlewood explained how he believes St John’s students are well prepared for the future. -Kate Hunter

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World Web News 6/1/12 GALE AND RAIN CAUSE HAVOC Gale-force and gusting winds brought down trees and caused havoc over a wide area of the district on Tuesday. The gale was accompanied by heavy downpours of rain and sleet which caused flash flooding in some areas. Fallen trees and branches caused rail delays and confusion on roads. FIVE-YEAR MARKETING PLAN Hungerford Town Council’s Cr Rupert Thompson told the last council meeting that progress was being made for the five-year Hungerford marketing plan with co-operation from Hungerford Chamber of Commerce. JUBILEE MEETING IN HUNGERFORD The Hungerford Town Council-led special committee was to discuss the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration at a meeting last night. A Croft Field event with marquee is expected to receive scrutiny. ROTARY CLUB RAISES £1350 WITH MURDER MYSTERY EVENING Hungerford Rotary Club attracted a full house at the Corn Exchange to watch the Kennet Amateur Theatrical Society perform a Murder Mystery play in aid of charity. Rotary President, local farmer, David Wallis commented, “that this local Community occasion was so successful it raised £1350 for Noreen’s Kids and Local Charities and other such Events will follow”. - JAMES BROWN 21 HUNGERFORD SPEED TICKETS IN 2 HOURS Police issued 21 speeding tickets in two hours on the easter approach to Hungerford recently. Hungerford town councillors were given this information before a recent meeting when police said they were concentrating on reducing speeding around Hungerford. Councillors were also told of a further raid on Cobb’s Farm when a tractor was stolen. It was the eleventh raid on the farm and an arrest had been made. Police also said they had acted against a drug distributor in Hungerford.

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6/1/12 CANAL RE-OPENS AT HUNGERFORD Better rainfall has been responsible for the re-openning of the Kennet and Avon Canal in the Hungerford area. About 100 canal boats were stranded for a month due to low water level on the 10-mile stretch between Crofton and Kintbury. British Waterways closed the section and padlocked the locks. CONTRACTORS’ CONTRIBUTION Hungerford’s mayor Cr Martin Crane told the last Hungerford Town Council Meeting that the contractors for Hungerford’s recent gas works were making a contribution to Hungerford CHAIN. RESIDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF WORK Residents near Hungerford’s priory will be notified of 18 months of demolition and construction work at the request of Cr Jean Hutchings District councillor Paul Hewer assured Hungerford town councillors before their last meeting that any valuable waste materials from the project would be salvaged.

ADP EMPLOYEES CLIMB COTOPAXI VOLCANO

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


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26th October 2011: Dr Hugh Pihlens – “From Latvia to Hungerford” Over a hundred members of the Hungerford Historical Association were treated to an excellent talk by Dr Hugh Pihlens last Wednesday night. Dr Pihlens was a very popular and highly respected GP in Hungerford for all his professional life but his talk focused on his family links with Latvia. His grandfather had been a Latvian nationalist revolutionary in the early 20th century and had to escape in the hold of a German cargo ship from the Russian police and their bayonets. Eventually as a non-English speaking Protestant refugee he arrived in England and was befriended by a Church of England vicar and given employment and sanctuary by the vicar’s family. He met and married an English girl and they settled down in the West Country where Dr Pihlens was born. A wonderful story much appreciated by the audience, a lot of whom resolved to research their own family history. The next talk will be given by The Countess of Carnarvon “Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey” on Wednesday, November 23rd at 7.30pm in the Corn Exchange, Hungerford. -Shelagh Parry

TOWN BAND RAISES OVER £650 FOR POPPY APPEAL

£212 RAISED THANK YOU... Thank you for your publicity for Manton Pre-school Tabletop toy sale; we raised £212.00 for the pre-school to buy new equipment. -Abi Beaumont DOGS BEING STOLEN TO FIGHT District landholders are being warned of gangs stealing dogs to use in fighting. POLICE REPORT TO COUNCILLORS SHOP SAFE Hungerford town councillors were told before their last meeting that the Shop Safe programme was receiving good response. CHARITY BOX THEFTS Police said charity box theft was not isolated to Hungerford and had been widespread with a foreign gang operating. DOG POO Police report groing concern at dog poo in Hungerford. Fines for abuse are up to £500. Hungerford Town Council would like to hear from residents who can identify problem areas. Tel. 686195. VANDALISM AND THEFT Some vandalism and theft had occurred in Hungerford and residents were warned to keep cars locked.

NEW COUNCILLORS SOUGHT Hungerford Town Council is seeking two new councillors.

On Saturday 12th November Hungerford Town Band performed their annual charity concert in aid of the Royal British Legion ‘Poppy Appeal’. A packed Hall enjoyed a wide ranging programme including items such as the overture ‘Zampa’, the enchanting melody ‘The Ashokan Farewell’ and the march ‘Honest Toil’. Solo items were ‘Cry me a river’ by James Healey on Cornet, ‘Crazy’ by Phillip Carter on Flugel Horn and ‘The Brigadier’ by Andrew Tilley on Euphonium. The first half was brought to a rousing conclusion by the Training Band. The highlight of the evening was the moving rendition of music from the film’ Zulu’ including narration by Jack Williams. The evening raised over £650 for the Poppy Appeal. The Band can next be heard at their Christmas Concert on Saturday 10th December in Hungerford Corn Exchange at 7.30pm. SALT BIN FOR HUNGERFORD NEWTOWN Hungerford Town Council has approved purchase of a salt bin costing £100 for Hungerford Newtown.

CONCERN OVER CCTV CAMERAS Hungerford Town Council will discuss reported problems with the town’s CCTV cameras. They have been described and too few and almost useless. Christmas Carol Concert - Marlborough College Chapel 17th December Many thanks to everyone involved in making the Christmas Carol Concert in Marlborough College Chapel on 17th December such a wonderful start to the festive season. Ticket sales and the generosity of the retiring collection meant we were able to send a total of £4,500 to Hope and Homes for Children. The winner of the hamper draw was Mrs Elizabeth Ward of Lockeridge.


World Web News MARLBOROUGH THEATRE’S GREAT LINE-UP The Theatre on the Hill, at the heart of the new St John’s school on Granham Hill in Marlborough, is now in its second season and thriving, This Autumn and into 2012 the theatre is offering with a full and varied programme of events appealing to a broad cross-section of the local population. Well-known names, including BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards double winners Show of Hands, described by The Independent as “a class act”, and a touring WestEnd style show Let’s Do The Twist are certain to attract large audiences, although the top selling show this Autumn will undoubtedly be the St John’s student production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. The 350-seat theatre is growing in popularity among a diverse and eclectic range of theatre companies and performers from across the UK, as well as providing a venue for performances and events for local community groups. In addition to school productions including Thoroughly Modern Millie, the star turn of the Autumn Season is perhaps Let’s Do the Twist on 14 October. The West End-style show, described as “electrifying” showcases music from the greatest musical stars of the 1950s and 60s Rock ‘n’ Roll era wrapped up in a Happy Days family style feel. This hugely successful show has already been snapped up by Impresario Bill Kenwright for a week at the Theatre Royal in Windsor. Kate O’Connor, Events Organiser at St John’s, expects this to be a sell-out evening. “We are very lucky to have been able to get a date in Marlborough on their tour. I’m sure it is going to be a fun filled, lively evening” Other highlights of the season include a 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards double winners Show of Hands on 26 October, organised by Marlborough Folk Roots as part of a tour which culminates in a sell-out concert at the Royal Albert Hall in April next year. The phenomenally popular duo Steve Knightley and Phil Beer hail from rock backgrounds but today their engaging music dips and dives through roots, rock, blues, country and traditional genres to make an unmistakable signature sound played out on a wealth of instruments from slide guitar to mandocello, fiddle to South American cuatro. Theatrical performances include the highly acclaimed Icarus Theatre Collective with their bold and exciting performance of Macbeth, Shakespeare’s most bloody and fear-filled tragic “Scottish Play” on 16 November and Proteus Theatre Company’s Arabian Nights on January 27, a magical journey to the Far East in the company of Scheherazade.

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

WEB PRESENCE TO REPLACE TOURIST INFO. CENTRE

A special community-led web presence at Marlborough will replace a tourist information centre. Cr Richard Pitts at Monday’s Marlborough Town Council meeting outlined the plan for the web to embrace pages of information on tourist orientated businesses.


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Have Your Say

The four day exhibition and consultation in the town hall plus leaflets, ensure everyone is included and can have their say. Alternatively you can visit the town council website at marlboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk/consultation An application for planning permission will have to be made, that will only happen if there is sufficient public support and will provide further opportunity for comment. Guy Loosmore added, “It would be sad if we continued excluding the public from their building, whilst they pay for the upkeep. I want to see it brought to life and used daily as a vibrant focal point for the community and its visitors, not just kept as a beautiful white elephant”. -Val Compton

Action for the River Kennet (ARK) Volunteers

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

CHAMBER GIVES £300 TOWARD LIGHTS Hungerford Chamber of Commerce will donate £300 toward Hungerford’s Christmas lights project. The last chamber meeting decided to make the donation after a talk by Mr Rod Desmeules. CHECK CEMETERY REGULATIONS People with loved-ones buried in St Saviour’s Cemetery at Hungerford are being urged to check cemetery regulations regulating grave memorials. Hungerford Town Council’s recreation, amenities and war memorials committee was told on Tuesday night by the mayor Cr Martin Crane that strict regulations had been introduced aimed at keeping the cemetery in a tidy state. PROBUS VISITS WADWORTH BREWERY 30 Members of the Hungerford PROBUS recently visited the Wadworth Visitors’ Centre in Devizes where they enjoyed a fully escorted tour around the Brewery, the Coopery and the Sign Writing Department. Prior to sampling the delights of the beers they met the wellknown working Shires, Prince, Monty and Max, who are still part of the daily scene in Devizes, after which an excellent lunch was served at The Crown, the flagship of the Wadworth Brewery. Following lunch, members Hugh & Lois Pihlens, led a very interesting historical walk around Devizes -Pat Honeybone


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

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