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(October 31, 2012)

 Civic Christmas Fayre

 Warminster Town Council is hosting a seasonal market in their new home exactly 31 days before Christmas Day is celebrated.

 The local council are hoping to attract stallholders to support their initiative to make more community use of the 'Civic Centre' at £25 a throw.

 On Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November at the Civic Centre for six hours from 10am they hope to offer  gift ideas including crafts, jewellery, baby gifts, toys, pottery, woodturning, fresh produce.

 Councillors promise that festive cheer will be provided by carol singers, a Father Christmas in his grotto and festive refreshments will be served.

 Hurry though if you goods to sell as bookings have to be in by today 31st October.


Regency Accomodation

 It will not be a case of 'living above the shop' encouraged by local councils to provide an answer to the housing shortage but 'living in the shop' if planners give the green light to a change of use.

 For three decades a hairdressers was tucked away behind the shops in the Regency Arcade along with some other very small shops and at one point a tiny cafe at the top.

 One by one they are being turned into small homes and this time the former salon is the latest likely to become a studio flat.


Two Crosses to Bear

 VFW has been talking to local people about the soon approaching national election and the reaction has ranged from apathy to a dislike of the idea of politicians being in charge of the police.

 Of local interest should the news that Warminster businessman Paul Batchelor is standing as a LibDem in the election that is costing £75 million nationally to stage. Each party or Independent having to put down a deposit of £5,000 which they will lose if they do not reach a certain percentage of the vote.

 As the Police and Crime Commissioner election proceeds with just two weeks left until the November 15th polling day there has been no sign of a leaflet from the candidates.

 "It has also become apparent that almost no one has read the electoral commission pamphlet that has been delivered through letter boxes," comments Paul Macdonald.

 "This informs that if we go to the polling station we can mark two crosses on the ballot paper. One for our first choice and one for our second. Another flawed variant of proportional representation."

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