Thursday 16 May 2024

Our usual round-up of  local news includes a mindful walk, greenery, a brass band, climate action, tennis and and a prize print. See also below for community notices and news from your local council.

Upcoming Wantage area events include brass band concert and mindful walk. See below for details, plus regular events and group activities.

• This week’s news

• Want to de-stress while enjoying nature? Join Sustainable Wantage for a gentle, friendly Mindful Walk this Saturday 18 May. Meet at The Mix and visit different green spaces nearby (this week through Wantage town to Manor Road Park and back, via Wantage Cemetery), using mindful activities to help us slow down, recharge and feel more connected to nature. These walks are free thanks to funding from Oxfordshire Community Foundation, but htey ask that you book a place here.

• This Friday 17 May, join the Wantage Concert Brass and Wantage Youth Brass as they join forces for their annual joint concert in The Sykes Hall. With music suitable for all the family featuring brass band classics, solo items and some popular arrangements, this will be a very entertaining evening. Refreshments available before, during the interval and after the concert. Click here to book and check out their other events.

• The greenery in Betjeman Park is romping away and needs a lot of management during the summer. The trustees are extremely grateful for volunteer helpers of all ages and levels of experience.  Helping to maintain this beautiful green space is really satisfying, relaxing and sociable. The monthly sessions are 5 to 7pm on Tuesdays (21 May, 11 June, 16 July, 13 Aug). For more details please visit their facebook page here.

• May half term is not too far away and there are various activities happening all around the Vale. In Wantage the Beacon will be showing a live performance of Little Red Hen, with live music and puppetry, on Friday 31 May. There will also be various classes to join in with and the Wantage Memorial Gardens Splash Pad is also set to reopen. To learn more about these, and what else is happening in neighbouring towns, click here.

• Latest business news from South & Vale Business Support focuses on the Rural England Prosperity Fund which is now open for applications.

• Quick reminder that the Vale of White Horse District Council has doubled the size of the maximum grant available for its Climate Action Fund to £10,000 per project. The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 28 June. Click here to learn about how to apply and click here to learn about past projects which have been funded by the scheme.

• Quick reminder that the lovely Down to Earth Café across the main road from Wantage Library is offering 200 free meals in May. See the cafe’s facebook page here for details.

• What is your favourite landmark in Wantage? Post it on The Dolphin Gallery’s Instagram page for the chance to win a fabulous Keith Drury print.

Latest news from local MP David Johnston including – as usually is the case – the latest news on his plans to get the railway station at Wantage Road in Grove re-opened.

Sustainable Wantage‘s May 2024 newsletter includes Market Garden Open Day, a survey about what we eat, and how to help people have healthier and more sustainable diets, biodiversty survey and lots more.

• Quick reminder that the Wantage Lawn Tennis Club welcomes new members of all abilities. To join now go to wantagetennisclub.co.uk and click on the Membership tab. Everyone is welcome to visit the Club for free play on a Thursday evening or Sunday morning – just let them know you are coming. There will also be an Open Weekend on 8 to 9 June where you can meet Committee and Club Members and play for free.

• Would you like to volunteer your business expertise to help Education Business Partnership prepare our local young people? Please see here for more details.

• Looking for a great way to give back to a local cause? If so, why not join Vale Community Impact‘s 500 Club charity lottery? Each month you could be in with a chance of winning £50 cash. The weekly £5 cost helps VCI provide dedicated support and advice and community transport to local people and families. For information please email help@vci.org.uk

• Click here for the latest news from the Wantage Bookshop.

Community notices

• The Wantage Community Larder is at the Beacon every Friday afternooon. Prevent food from being wasted. Costs just £3.50 per week for 14 items. For more information, please follow the larder on Facebook.

• Sustainable Wantage runs a Library of Things to help reduce consumption and waste, enable people to save money and do things they might not otherwise do and to help to build a mind-set in our community that sharing things is an excellent option.

• Sustainable Wantage Draughtbusters offer free visits to assess and fix draughts in your house, which could help you save energy, reduce bills and reduce your carbon footprint. To book the busters contact wantagemix@gmail.com or 07768 767787 and their team will get in touch and arrange a visit. Click here to learn more.

• Vale Community Impact seeks new volunteers for various roles including advisors, ‘good neighbours’ and drivers. Please contact them on 01235 765348 or recruitment@vci.org.uk for more details.

• Wantage Art Group meets at East Challow Village Hall on the third Wednesday of each month.  All welcome, visitors £5. Click here for more info.

• IT support is available at Down to Earth community cafe (across the main road from the library) on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Pop along and talk to Rich the IT Guy – your one-stop shop for jargon-free IT support.

• For details of current roadworks visit the one.network site and search for Wantage.

• Wantage and Grove Children’s Clothing Bank collects used and new clothing for kids up to 14 years old. Collection points include Wantage Parish Church and St John’s Church Grove. Please click here to see the full list, plus opening hours. Or message them at w.g.clothesbank@gmail.com or via their Facebook page to arrange individual drop off/collection.

• Wantage Tennis Club is open for new membership. See here for more details.

• Betjeman Millennium Park relies on volunteers. If you would like to help with any aspect of the park please see here for how to get involved.

• Wantage Parish Church offers a hot ‘Around Table‘ meal every Wednesday to eat in or take-away.visit facebook page for details. Supported by Oxford Food Hub.

• Walkers, horse-riders, off road cyclists please be mindful of your impact on ground-nesting birds this spring and summer. Of course dogs love to romp but skylarks and nightjars are endangered species and if an adult is disturbed they will not return to their nest, leaving their chicks to die. Please see more details here about national requirements for dog walkers between 1 March and 31 July.

• The Mix on Mill Street runs lots of workshops, repair cafes, refillables, recycling projects. Please follow them on facebook or contact Jo on wantagemix@gmail.com

• If you own a bike, Neighbourhood Watch strongly recommends registering it on the Bike Register database as every police force in the country uses it to search for stolen and recovered bikes.

 Volunteer drivers are needed in the Wantage and Grove areas – click here for details.

• Oxfordshire Wildlife Rescue saves thousands of birds and animals. To support them you can make monthly donations here or make a one-off donation to Oxfordshire Wildlife Rescue sort code 08-71-99 account number 01764669.

Local events and activities

For more information on events and activities across the Penny Post area, see the website calendar.

• Dates for the diary

Until Sat 18 May Beauty and the Beast, The Beacon, Wantage.

Fri 17 May Wantage Concert Brass & Wantage Youth Brass Concert, the Sykes Hall, Wantage.

Sat 18 May Mindfulness Walk, Sustainable Wantage, meet by the Mix.

• Sat 18 May Spring Craft Fair East Hanney War Memorial Hall.

Sun 19 May Open Day, Wantage Market Garden.

Fri 31 May Little Red Hen, The Beacon, Wantage.

Sun 2 June Wantage Silver Band & Cold Ash Brass Concert, St Nichols Church, Newbury.

• Sun 9 Jun Wantage Carnival 2024, Wantage Market Place.

• Sat 15 Jun Grove & Wantage Extravaganza, Grove Recreation Grounds.

• Sat 20 Jul Lets All Dance Ballet : Goldilocks, The Beacon, Wantage.

• Regular events

 Wantage Library events for all ages. See details on their Facebook page.

• Wantage Café Scientifique hosts free science and technology talks at Wildwood cinema on the second Wednesday of the month. See here for how to go on their mailing list and links to previous talks on zoom.

• Grove Park Run is a free community 5k walk/run/jog for all abilities every Saturday morning at Grove Fields, Mably Way, OX12 9BN. Dogs and children are allowed. For more information, please visit parkrun.org.uk/grovefields.

• Wantage Library’s reading group meet every second Monday of the month from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. If you are interested in joining, contact the Library on Facebook or at wantage.library@oxfordshire.gov.uk to register your interest.

• Wantage Art Group is a friendly, mixed ability group that meets monthly at Charlton Holy Trinity Church that offers great demonstrations and interesting talks. Their next meeting on Wednesday 19 April. See here for the rest of the year’s schedule and details on how to join the group.

• Vale & Downland Museum Book Group meets at the museum’s café on the second Friday of each month at 2pm. Any questions or queries can be sent to info@valeanddownlandmuseum.org.uk.

• Oxfordshire Mind runs a weekly Wantage Mental Health Support Group every Tuesday from 10am to noon at Wantage Methodist Church.

• Wantage market every Wednesday and Saturday from 8am to 3pm. For further details please see the Wantage Market Facebook page.

• Wantage Library has a wide range of books on family and local history as well as free online resources accessible from home. See here for details.

 Walking Netball at Old Mill Hall, Grove every Thursday from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. No previous experience is needed and all ages are welcome.

News from your local council

Note: “the most recent meeting” refers to the most recent one for which minutes (in some cases draft) or some other summary is available. Other meetings may have taken place since. Some councils publish minutes more promptly than do others. If the link is scored through this may be because draft minutes have been replaced by approved ones and the drafts file deleted. If so, please follow the links provided to the council’s website.

• The most recent meeting of Wantage Town Council for which minutes are available was on 25 March and you can read the minutes here. (Note that the Council delegates much of its work to committees. Click here for more on these.) Items covered included: reports from the committees; Earth Day; the condition of shop buildings )see separate section above); the hospital; financial matters; and reports from the Mayor and the local councillors.
To see the dates and agendas of future meetings, please click here. To see the minutes, please click here.

• The most recent meeting of East Challow Parish Council for which minutes are available was on 10 April and you can download the minutes here. Items covered included: tree planting; matters arising; reports from the country and district councillors; planning matters; financial matters; Challow Sports; the annual parish meeting (22 May); D-Day; the parish cemeteries; highways; speeding; public art; repairs and maintenance; and risk assessments.
To see the dates, agendas and minutes for future Parish Council meetings (including any committees), please click here.

• The most recent meeting of Grove Parish Council for which minutes are available was on 9 April and you can download the minutes here. Items covered included: a councillor co-option; the Clerk’s summary; reports from the county and district councillors; local developments; a proposed patio at the Rugby Club; the Cane Lane barrier; the Vale’s leisure Strategy; repairs and maintenance; financial matters; planning matters; and a discussion about a discussion at the meeting on 16 January.
To see the dates of future Parish Council meetings (including any committees), please click here. To see the agendas and minutes, please click here.

• The most recent meeting of Shrivenham Parish Council for which minutes are available was on 3 April and you can download the minutes here.
To see the dates of future Parish Council meetings (including any committees), please click here. To see the agendas, please click here. To see the minutes, please click here.

• The most recent meeting of West Hendred Parish Council for which minutes are available was on 14 March and you can download the minutes here.
To see the dates and agendas of future Parish Council meetings (including any committees), please click here. To see the minutes, please click here.

• The most recent meeting of East Hendred Parish Council for which minutes are available was on 7 March and you can read the minutes here.
To see the dates of future Parish Council meetings (including any committees), the agendas and past minutes, please click here

• The most recent meeting of Ardington & Lockinge Parish Council for which minutes are available was on 5 March and you can read the minutes here.
To see the dates, agendas and meetings for future Parish Council meetings (including any committees), please click here.

• The most recent meeting of Watchfield Parish Council for which minutes are available was on 19 March and you can read the minutes here.
To see the dates, agendas and minutes for future Parish Council meetings (including any committees), please click here.

• The most recent meeting of East Hanney Parish Council for which minutes are available was on 10 January and you can read the minutes here.
To see the dates of future Parish Council meetings (including any committees), please click here. To see the agendas, and minutes please click here.

• The most recent meeting of Letcombe Regis Parish Council for which minutes are available was on 18 December and you can read the minutes here.
To see the dates, agendas and minutes for future Parish Council meetings (including any committees), please click here.

• Wantage area council contacts

Parishes: click here for Wantage Town CouncilGrove Parish CouncilWest Challow Parish CouncilEast Challow Parish CouncilArdington & Lockinge Parish CouncilWest Hanney Parish CouncilEast Hanney Parish Council, Shrivenham Parish CouncilWatchfield Parish Council and Letcombe Regis Parish Council.

Vale of White Horse District Council: click here to visit the website.

Oxfordshire County Councilclick here to visit the website.

Swindon Borough Council: click here to visit the website.

News from other areas

• Penny Post area – please see the following separate sections: Hungerford area; Lambourn ValleyNewbury area; Thatcham area; Compton & DownlandsTheale area; Marlborough area.
• News and views from across the area and beyond: please see the most recent Weekly News with Brian column.

Thursday 9 May 2024

Our usual round-up of  local news includes a red hen, climate action, an MP writes, business support and tennis. See also below for community notices and news from your local council.

Upcoming Wantage area events include Beauty and the Beast and brass band concert. See below for details, plus regular events and group activities.

• This week’s news

• May half term is not too far away and there are various activities happening all around the Vale. In Wantage the Beacon will be showing a live performance of Little Red Hen, with live music and puppetry, on Friday 31 May. There will also be various classes to join in with and the Wantage Memorial Gardens Splash Pad is also set to reopen. To learn more about these, and what else is happening in neighbouring towns, click here.

• Latest news from South & Vale Business Support includes Green Skills contracts, currently open for bids, the Vale’s Climate Action Fund, the new Secure Innovation Personalised Action Plan tool, the VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme, free business support from the Oxfordshire Business and Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC).

• Great news as the Vale of White Horse District Council has announced it’s doubled the size of the maximum grant available for its Climate Action Fund to £10,000 per project. For local community groups looking to tackle climate change and help nature recovery, grant applications opened last week and the deadline for applications is midday on Friday 28 June. Click here to learn about how to apply and click here to learn about past projects which have been funded by the scheme.

• Quick reminder that the lovely Down to Earth Cafe across the main road from Wantage Library is offering 200 free meals in May. See the cafe’s facebook page here for details.

• What is your favourite landmark in Wantage? Post it on The Dolphin Gallery’s Instagram page for the chance to win a fabulous Keith Drury print.

Latest news from local MP David Johnston including – as usually is the case – the latest news on his plans to get the railway station at Wantage Road in Grove re-opened.

Sustainable Wantage‘s May 2024 newsletter includes Market Garden Open Day, a survey about what we eat, and how to help people have healthier and more sustainable diets, biodiversty survey and lots more.

• As mentioned previously, the Vale Council is inviting all residents to “join the conversation” regarding their Heart of the Vale Plan draft for 2024-2028. Affordable housing, climate and nature recovery, and sustainable and inclusive communities are the top priorities at the heart of Vale of White Horse District, a recent statement claims. To find out more and take part, please click here. The conversation runs until Tuesday 14 May 2024.

• Quick reminder that the Wantage Lawn Tennis Club welcomes new members of all abilities. To join now go to wantagetennisclub.co.uk and click on the Membership tab. Everyone is welcome to visit the Club for free play on a Thursday evening or Sunday morning – just let them know you are coming. There will also be an Open Weekend on 8 to 9 June where you can meet Committee and Club Members and play for free.

Oxfordshire Wildlife Rescue are looking for volunteers to help their ambulance team with patient pick ups. They are currently seeing a huge surge in demand for the service. Although they have an ambulance for emergency call outs, pick ups usually involve volunteers to use their own vehicles, but costs for fuel are covered. Full training and OWR uniform is provided and this is a centre-based position. Please message them on facebook for more details

Latest business news from South and Vale Business Support includes the new Disability Confident and CIPD manager’s guide and Tourism South East’s Beautiful South Tourism Awards. We’re also highlighting The Business Barometer podcast series, the Innovate UK Women in Innovation competition, and South and Vale’s community event about our future plans.

• New planning rules introduced nationwide require those looking to build a new development must include wildlife enhancements as part of their plans. To see how the Vale of the White Horse Council plans to consider them in future developments, click here.

• Would you like to volunteer your business expertise to help Education Business Partnership prepare our local young people? Please see here for more details.

• Looking for a great way to give back to a local cause? If so, why not join Vale Community Impact‘s 500 Club charity lottery? Each month you could be in with a chance of winning £50 cash. The weekly £5 cost helps VCI provide dedicated support and advice and community transport to local people and families. For information please email help@vci.org.uk

• Latest business news from South & Vale Business Support.

• Click here for the latest news from the Wantage Bookshop.

Community notices

• The Wantage Community Larder is at the Beacon every Friday afternooon. Prevent food from being wasted. Costs just £3.50 per week for 14 items. For more information, please follow the larder on Facebook.

• Sustainable Wantage runs a Library of Things to help reduce consumption and waste, enable people to save money and do things they might not otherwise do and to help to build a mind-set in our community that sharing things is an excellent option.

• Sustainable Wantage Draughtbusters offer free visits to assess and fix draughts in your house, which could help you save energy, reduce bills and reduce your carbon footprint. To book the busters contact wantagemix@gmail.com or 07768 767787 and their team will get in touch and arrange a visit. Click here to learn more.

• Vale Community Impact seeks new volunteers for various roles including advisors, ‘good neighbours’ and drivers. Please contact them on 01235 765348 or recruitment@vci.org.uk for more details.

• Wantage Art Group meets at East Challow Village Hall on the third Wednesday of each month.  All welcome, visitors £5. Click here for more info.

• IT support is available at Down to Earth community cafe (across the main road from the library) on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Pop along and talk to Rich the IT Guy – your one-stop shop for jargon-free IT support.

• For details of current roadworks visit the one.network site and search for Wantage.

• Wantage and Grove Children’s Clothing Bank collects used and new clothing for kids up to 14 years old. Collection points include Wantage Parish Church and St John’s Church Grove. Please click here to see the full list, plus opening hours. Or message them at w.g.clothesbank@gmail.com or via their Facebook page to arrange individual drop off/collection.

• Wantage Tennis Club is open for new membership. See here for more details.

• Betjeman Millennium Park relies on volunteers. If you would like to help with any aspect of the park please see here for how to get involved.

• Wantage Parish Church offers a hot ‘Around Table‘ meal every Wednesday to eat in or take-away.visit facebook page for details. Supported by Oxford Food Hub.

• Walkers, horse-riders, off road cyclists please be mindful of your impact on ground-nesting birds this spring and summer. Of course dogs love to romp but skylarks and nightjars are endangered species and if an adult is disturbed they will not return to their nest, leaving their chicks to die. Please see more details here about national requirements for dog walkers between 1 March and 31 July.

• The Mix on Mill Street runs lots of workshops, repair cafes, refillables, recycling projects. Please follow them on facebook or contact Jo on wantagemix@gmail.com

• If you own a bike, Neighbourhood Watch strongly recommends registering it on the Bike Register database as every police force in the country uses it to search for stolen and recovered bikes.

 Volunteer drivers are needed in the Wantage and Grove areas – click here for details.

• Oxfordshire Wildlife Rescue saves thousands of birds and animals. To support them you can make monthly donations here or make a one-off donation to Oxfordshire Wildlife Rescue sort code 08-71-99 account number 01764669.

Local events and activities

For more information on events and activities across the Penny Post area, see the website calendar.

• Dates for the diary

Thur 16 to Sat 18 May Beauty and the Beast, The Beacon, Wantage.

Fri 17 May Wantage Concert Brass & Wantage Youth Brass Concert, the Sykes Hall, Wantage.

Sun 19 May Open Day, Wantage Market Garden.

Fri 31 May Little Red Hen, The Beacon, Wantage.

Sun 2 June Wantage Silver Band & Cold Ash Brass Concert, St Nichols Church, Newbury.

• Sun 9 Jun Wantage Carnival 2024, Wantage Market Place.

• Sat 15 Jun Grove & Wantage Extravaganza, Grove Recreation Grounds.

• Sat 20 Jul Lets All Dance Ballet : Goldilocks, The Beacon, Wantage.

• Regular events

 Wantage Library events for all ages. See details on their Facebook page.

• Wantage Café Scientifique hosts free science and technology talks at Wildwood cinema on the second Wednesday of the month. See here for how to go on their mailing list and links to previous talks on zoom.

• Grove Park Run is a free community 5k walk/run/jog for all abilities every Saturday morning at Grove Fields, Mably Way, OX12 9BN. Dogs and children are allowed. For more information, please visit parkrun.org.uk/grovefields.

• Wantage Library’s reading group meet every second Monday of the month from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. If you are interested in joining, contact the Library on Facebook or at wantage.library@oxfordshire.gov.uk to register your interest.

• Wantage Art Group is a friendly, mixed ability group that meets monthly at Charlton Holy Trinity Church that offers great demonstrations and interesting talks. Their next meeting on Wednesday 19 April. See here for the rest of the year’s schedule and details on how to join the group.

• Vale & Downland Museum Book Group meets at the museum’s café on the second Friday of each month at 2pm. Any questions or queries can be sent to info@valeanddownlandmuseum.org.uk.

• Oxfordshire Mind runs a weekly Wantage Mental Health Support Group every Tuesday from 10am to noon at Wantage Methodist Church.

• Wantage market every Wednesday and Saturday from 8am to 3pm. For further details please see the Wantage Market Facebook page.

• Wantage Library has a wide range of books on family and local history as well as free online resources accessible from home. See here for details.

 Walking Netball at Old Mill Hall, Grove every Thursday from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. No previous experience is needed and all ages are welcome.

News from your local council

Note: “the most recent meeting” refers to the most recent one for which minutes (in some cases draft) or some other summary is available. Other meetings may have taken place since. Some councils publish minutes more promptly than do others. If the link is scored through this may be because draft minutes have been replaced by approved ones and the drafts file deleted. If so, please follow the links provided to the council’s website.

• The most recent meeting of Wantage Town Council for which minutes are available was on 25 March and you can read the minutes here. (Note that the Council delegates much of its work to committees. Click here for more on these.) Items covered included: reports from the committees; Earth Day; the condition of shop buildings )see separate section above); the hospital; financial matters; and reports from the Mayor and the local councillors.
To see the dates and agendas of future meetings, please click here. To see the minutes, please click here.

• The most recent meeting of East Challow Parish Council for which minutes are available was on 10 April and you can download the minutes here. Items covered included: tree planting; matters arising; reports from the country and district councillors; planning matters; financial matters; Challow Sports; the annual parish meeting (22 May); D-Day; the parish cemeteries; highways; speeding; public art; repairs and maintenance; and risk assessments.
To see the dates, agendas and minutes for future Parish Council meetings (including any committees), please click here.

• The most recent meeting of Grove Parish Council for which minutes are available was on 9 April and you can download the minutes here. Items covered included: a councillor co-option; the Clerk’s summary; reports from the county and district councillors; local developments; a proposed patio at the Rugby Club; the Cane Lane barrier; the Vale’s leisure Strategy; repairs and maintenance; financial matters; planning matters; and a discussion about a discussion at the meeting on 16 January.
To see the dates of future Parish Council meetings (including any committees), please click here. To see the agendas and minutes, please click here.

• The most recent meeting of Shrivenham Parish Council for which minutes are available was on 3 April and you can download the minutes here.
To see the dates of future Parish Council meetings (including any committees), please click here. To see the agendas, please click here. To see the minutes, please click here.

• The most recent meeting of West Hendred Parish Council for which minutes are available was on 14 March and you can download the minutes here.
To see the dates and agendas of future Parish Council meetings (including any committees), please click here. To see the minutes, please click here.

• The most recent meeting of East Hendred Parish Council for which minutes are available was on 7 March and you can read the minutes here.
To see the dates of future Parish Council meetings (including any committees), the agendas and past minutes, please click here

• The most recent meeting of Ardington & Lockinge Parish Council for which minutes are available was on 5 March and you can read the minutes here.
To see the dates, agendas and meetings for future Parish Council meetings (including any committees), please click here.

• The most recent meeting of Watchfield Parish Council for which minutes are available was on 19 March and you can read the minutes here.
To see the dates, agendas and minutes for future Parish Council meetings (including any committees), please click here.

• The most recent meeting of East Hanney Parish Council for which minutes are available was on 10 January and you can read the minutes here.
To see the dates of future Parish Council meetings (including any committees), please click here. To see the agendas, and minutes please click here.

• The most recent meeting of Letcombe Regis Parish Council for which minutes are available was on 18 December and you can read the minutes here.
To see the dates, agendas and minutes for future Parish Council meetings (including any committees), please click here.

• Wantage area council contacts

Parishes: click here for Wantage Town CouncilGrove Parish CouncilWest Challow Parish CouncilEast Challow Parish CouncilArdington & Lockinge Parish CouncilWest Hanney Parish CouncilEast Hanney Parish Council, Shrivenham Parish CouncilWatchfield Parish Council and Letcombe Regis Parish Council.

Vale of White Horse District Council: click here to visit the website.

Oxfordshire County Councilclick here to visit the website.

Swindon Borough Council: click here to visit the website.

News from other areas

• Penny Post area – please see the following separate sections: Hungerford area; Lambourn ValleyNewbury area; Thatcham area; Compton & DownlandsTheale area; Marlborough area.
• News and views from across the area and beyond: please see the most recent Weekly News with Brian column.

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