THE voter turnout in the Blunsdon and Highworth by-election is 32.56 per cent, which is average for a local election
ALL the ballot boxes for the police and crime commissioner election and the Blunsdon and Highworth by-election have now arrived at the count centres.
THE polling stations have now closed in the Wiltshire police and crime commissioner and Blunsdon and Highworth by-election.
There will be an opportunity to view the plans for the cloister-style extension at St Mary’s Church in Devizes on Saturday.
Aspiring scientists took part in experiments and got a chance to look over a racing car from Castle Combe last week.
PEWSEY Vale manager Lewis Taylor says simple hard work has been the catalyst for his side’s imperious recent form.
WEIGHTS were down in Sunday’s Wilts Angling match on the Kennet & Avon Canal at Horton.
MP for Devizes, Claire Perry, welcomed the news that electrification of the rail line west of Newbury would be investigated.
DEVIZES Town assistant manager Justin Webster is confident that his side has what it takes to notch up positive results in the Toolstation League First Division after an up and down week at Nursteed Road.
A Pewsey mini-market lost hundreds of pounds in stock when a power cut ruined food chillers.
DAVE Turner reckons the Hellenic League Division One West title race is no simple two-horse race between his side and Brimscombe & Thrupp.
Diamond and pearl ear drops and a diamond and platinum watch worn by Holly-wood icon Elizabeth Taylor are on display in Marlborough.
SHELLEY Rudman has revealed how she is balancing short-term pain with long-term gain after finishing seventh in the opening round of the FIBT Skeleton World Cup series.
Six jobs stand to be lost if a public inquiry into Caffè Nero opening in Marlborough without planning permission upholds an enforcement notice issued by Wiltshire Council this week.
The position of Devizes Carnival Queen has become a thing of the past after the organising committee voted last week to end the 80-year tradition.
NORTH WILTS Ladies B side are through to the third round of the Over 60s women’s double rinks competition.
Former soccer player Tristan Marsh, who is crippled by a rare illness, has moved into a new extension at his home.
Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925 any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of the aforementioned deceased, late of 184 Sheldon Road Chippenham Wiltshire, who died on 22/09/2012, are required to send particulars thereof in writing to the undersigned Solicitors on or before 25/01/2013, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice.
Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925 any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of the aforementioned deceased, late of 9 Hastings Road Corsham Wiltshire SN13 9HQ, who died on 03/06/2012, are required to send particulars thereof in writing to the undersigned Solicitors on or before 25/01/2013, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice.
Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925 any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of the aforementioned deceased, late of The Cedars High Street Purton Wiltshire SN5 4AF, who died on 15/10/2012, are required to send particulars thereof in writing to the undersigned Solicitors on or before 25/01/2013, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice.
Among the fundraising events tomorrow are:
Schoolgirl Grace Canfield was quick off the mark in raising money for Children in Need, whose main sponsorship drive gets underway in earnest tomorrow. The seven-year-old, of Potterne Road, Devizes, organised her own fair at the skittle alley at the Southgate Inn on Saturday and it raised more than £300 for the fund. Family and friends helped make cakes and about 30 children attended in fancy dress while the Southgate provided free lollies and supermarkets donated prizes. Sarah Canfield, Grace’s mum, said: “Grace was absolutely delighted with how it went. She was really surprised and shocked at how many people came along. The children were all dressed up and incredibly excited. Grace would like to thank everyone who attended, supported and donated.” Among those who attended where Devizes Mayor and Mayoress Kelvin and Pam Nash, who chose the winners of the fancy dress. Fancy dress will undoubtedly be the theme for tomorrow, with many Pudsey supporters opting to don brightly coloured, spotty clothes to match his own attire. Schools across the region are holding mufti days to raise funds while office and factory workers are also getting in the spirit of the occasion, wearing wacky clothing. Chippenham Mayor Andy Phillips is going to be rolling up his trouser legs for the cause. At noon tomorrow he is going to have his legs waxed at his local One Stop shop in Sheldon Road. He said: “I must have had a brainstorm. I walked in one day and the lady in the shop suggested I have my legs waxed. I’m more than happy to help out for charity. Children in Need is a great cause. “I am looking forward to it with anticipation if not trepidation. I’ve never had it done before. I’m not worried about it, if it hurts, it hurts. It won’t last for long.” Staff at the Department for Work and Pensions in Chippenham are doing their bit for Children in Need. Their sports and social and well-being committees have organised a fun family event at the Air Dome Club, Bristol Road, Chippenham, tomorrow night. Teams will be competing on an inflatable obstacle course as part of an It’s a Knockout-type challenge. Students at Pewsey Vale School will be throwing themselves into the fundraising with a variety of events that will see year 11 student Dan Eyles relieved of his flowing locks, with two teachers wielding the scissors. Those students who want to see Dan losing his hair on stage in the school hall will have to pay, with the money going towards the school’s Children in Need donation. Other events at the Pewsey school tomorrow will include students playing a giant game of Twister; selling cakes they have made themselves and dressing up as their favourite character, celebrity or hero. Other fundraising activities will include nail painting and a library treasure hunt.
A traffic warden was forced to take refuge behind two parked cars after a driver blew his top when she gave him a parking ticket in Chippenham.
In Loving Memory of Leslie William Charles FORTUNE November 14, 1982 Silent memories keep you near, As time unfolds another year. Beautiful memories woven in gold, This is the picture we tenderly hold. Out of our lives you may be gone, But in our hearts you still live on. Always in our hearts never forgotten. All our love your wife Vera, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren xxxxxxxxxx
Calls have been made for improvements to the A360 near Littleton Panell after a crash that left a 13-year-old boy fighting for his life and his mum in hospital.
Wiltshire Council is carrying out repairs to two roads in Devizes next week.
One of Wiltshire Conservatives' longest serving councillors Chris Humphries who represents Aldbourne and Ramsbury quit the party last night in a surprise move following his suspension for three months over controversial comments he was said to have made to a female officer.
The polls are open across Wiltshire today as the county goes to the polls to elect the county’s first Police and Crime Commissioner.
Explorer David Hempleman-Adams will set off on Saturday on an expedition including three wounded soldiers on a charity trek to the South Pole.
Town councillor Sue Evans has launched a campaign to make the town look better by tidying up unsightly areas that are affecting its appearance and reputation. Coun Evans, who was mayor last year, alerted her fellow councillors to the collection of refuse bins that practically block off the top of The Brittox on Thursdays – market day – when the town is at its busiest. She told the Gazette: “This woman came up to me and took me to the top of The Brittox and I could only agree with her. These bins are put out first thing on Thursday morning but are not collected until the afternoon. The smell is terrible and it looks awful.” Plastic barriers strapped to the bollards outside the Halifax, in Maryport Street, are also causing concern as they have been there such a long time.
A teenager has been cleaning up his act after being caught throwing eggs and flour at homes in Chippenham.
Champion Brian Liz, Sarah and Katie would like to thank all those who attended the funeral service and for all the kind messages and donations given in Brian's memory. Many grateful thanks to the Reverend Jennifer Haynes who conducted the service and to John Stuart Funeral Services for their kind attention and support.
REEVES To Matt and Kate Congratulations on the safe arrival of our grandson LOGAN LAWRENCE REEVES November 7, 2012. With all our love and best wishes Mum, Dad, Granny P and family.
BODMAN Phyllis A Your presence at the crematorium was very much appreciated, as were the many messages and cards. Special thanks to the Cedar Ward team and Dr. Jeffries at Chippenham Hospital for their excellent care and attention.
SKITTRALL Ivor 14th November 2011 If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, we'd walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again. Forever in our hearts. Gillian, Mark and families.
RAMSAY Wendy November 19, 2009 Close in our hearts, Your memory is kept, To love and cherish, And never forget. Greatly missed and always in our thoughts. From the Ramsay and Unwin families xxx
RANDALL Gerard 10/06/1962 - 13/11/2007 Another year gone, but you are in our hearts forever. Love always Mum and brothers, wife and sons. xx
BYE Joan The family of Joan would like to thank everybody for their cards, kind messages and donations to Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
MIDGLEY Michael Mary, David and Sue would like to thank everyone who attended the service for Mike, and for all the kind messages and cards received. Also, for all the donations to Dorothy House Hospice.
EASTMOND Reg Maureen, Andrew and family would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of sympathy and support following the sad loss of Reg. Thank you also to those who attended the funeral service and for the generous donations to the Prospect Hospice and Ailesbury Ward, Savernake Hospital.
MILES Philip Sheila and Julie would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of sympathy and support following the sad loss of Philip. Thanks also to those who attended the funeral service and for the donations to Alzheimer's Support.
WICKS Trevor Jan and family thank everyone who attended the funeral and for all the cards and donations received.
Daylan Gleed ** Happy 40th Birthday ** November 21st All my love from Hong Kong Mum x
SUTCLIFFE Roy (Sam) Lots of love to a brilliant Dad and Grandad on your special day. Love from Kara, Shallot and Alice xxxxx
Grant Wall 12.7.77 - 24.9.12 Memorial Gathering November 24, 2012 At Poulshot 'Green Gardens' 12.00 - 3.00pm All friends invited. Voluntary collection towards 'Grant's Bench on the day.
MALONEY Douglas 10th November 1998 Still remembered by Eileen, Nigel, Kay, Matthew and Benjamin.
RANDALL James 24/11/1923 - 16/11/2010 In loving memory. Sadly missed by Jutta and sons xx
PENNEY Toots (Yvonne) We cannot bring the old days back when we were all together. But memories keep you close to us, and memories last forever. Love from Bunt, Sandra, Jayne, Iain, Lorraine and families xxxxx
WITTS Gary Robert Passed away suddenly at Bath RUH on November 6, 2012, aged 50 years. Loving wife to Donna, proud father to Amy, Jade, Alfie, Danny and Zara. Gary will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral service to take place Wednesday November 21 at St Paul's Church, Chippenham at 1pm. Everyone welcome.
RUMMING Gladys Peacefully at home on November 6, 2012 aged 91 years. Beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Funeral to be held on Tuesday November 20, 2.30pm West Wiltshire Crematorium, Semington. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Dorothy House Hospice c/o E. Wootten and Son, 1 North Street, Calne, SN11 0HQ. Tel: 01249 812258