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34 The Advertiser, February 5, 2009


By Daniel Darlington
Marlow, Bourne End, Flackwell Heath & the Wooburns email tel 01628 678221

And then there were two Lib Dems

Ivor joins Maurice Oram on the town council after beating Tory candidate by 23 votes
THE Liberal Democrats ture of Conservative with just 14.5 per cent it,” he said. “I would Marlow born and bred. once more and has bly not helped by a
have won a closely con- councillor Tony Dunn, of people registering like to thank the people He has already served pledged to increase turnout of only 14.5 per
tested by-election for who was disqualified their vote. of Marlow for voting on Marlow Town short-term parking in cent.
Marlow North and from holding public Mr Coleman will join for me. Council for more than the town centre and “We fielded a strong
West, gaining a seat office last year for Lib Dem councillor “Maurice has been a 20 years and has been help build a new bus young candidate, who
back from the Con- breaching code of con- Maurice Oram on the lone Lib Dem voice on town mayor twice. shelter in West Street. wanted to join the town
servatives. duct rules. council and is looking the council for a long He is on the manage- Commenting on the council, to ensure that
Ivor Coleman (Lib Shortly after the forward to trying to time but now there are ment committee for Marlow North and West the interests of resi-
Dem) narrowly beat polling stations closed push through some of two of us. Marlow Youth Club and Town Council by-elec- dents continue to be at
Conservative candidate at 10pm, it was his pre-election pledges “There will be fairer Marlow St John Ambul- tion result, Richard the forefront of this
Ian Wernham by a announced that Mr – including improving representation and we ance and a governor of Scott, chairman of Conservative led coun-
majority of just 23 votes Coleman had won the youth activities in the will have the ability to Foxes Piece School. Marlow Conservatives, cil.
after people went to the seat with 503 votes to town. put forward proposals Cllr Coleman is now said: “We were natural- “We shall be working
polls on Thursday. Mr Wernham’s 480. “It was a fantastic and second them.” looking forward to get- ly disappointed to lose hard to ensure that we
The seat was contest- There was an result and I am still Cllr Coleman, of ting his feet under the this mid-term by-elec- win back this seat in WINNER: Ivor Coleman.
ed following the depar- extremely low turnout coming to terms with Newfield Gardens, is desk of local politics tion, which was proba- 2011.” Ref:95767-3

Icy highways Never, never sick at sea – well, hardly ever

HIGHWAYS staff at Bucks County Council have
warned drivers to be vigilant and brace them-
selves for a prolonged cold snap.
The council will be gritting primary routes at
appropriate times when snow and ice is forecast
and will continue to grit secondary routes
throughout the week.
With road temperatures forecast to be as low as
-4C, the advice for drivers is to watch weather
reports and, if driving conditions remain bad,
only make the journey if absolutely necessary.
Most importantly, they advise, do not assume
all roads have been gritted as it is impossible for
the council’s highways team to salt every route.
Simon Dudley, council road maintenance man-
ager, said: “We could salt the roads all day long but
the fact remains we are all still at the mercy of the
weather and need to take extra care. If tempera-
tures dip as low as -8C, salt becomes less effective
and drivers need to take this into account.”
For tips and advice on winter driving, visit the
council’s website
driving where there is also a map of primary and
secondary salting routes.
CHOPPY WATERS: Sea cadets from Marlow braved some high seas on
their trip on HMS Ark Royal last month.
Ascot Goldsmiths ENTHUSIASTIC sea cadets have aircraft operations from the flight
Traditional Quality – Service – Craftsmanship taken to the high seas in one of the deck and observed challenging engi-
2 Course Road (opposite Esso garage) world’s most famous warships. neering scenarios, as well as sea-
High Street, Ascot, Berks SL5 7HL. Nine cadets from the Marlow manship and first-aid workshops.
branch in Wethered Road ate and However, some of cadets also
slept on board the Royal Navy’s gained an intimate knowledge of Merlin helicopter land on the ship host so many potential sailors on-
HMS Ark Royal which set sail the ship’s medical department, as and take off again. board and it was clear that once
around the coast from Portsmouth surgeon commander Nick Imm “They also got the chance to go to they gained their sea legs they rel-
to Liverpool on January 11-15. explained: “Unfortunately, the high areas of the ship they wouldn’t nor- ished the opportunity and, I am
The 20,000-tonne Invincible Class sea state did affect a number of the mally get the chance to see. proud to say, adopted the Ark Royal
aircraft carrier has been touring the cadets who were admitted for obser- “Unfortunately the sea was quite spirit.”
United Kingdom for a series of port vation due to sea-sickness and, as a choppy around the Isle of Wight ■ The Marlow branch of sea cadets
visits and weapon and sensor trials. consequence, dehydration. and a few of them were struck with is currently recruiting adult volun-
Cadets Laura Smith, Kimberley “But we are happy to say, they sea sickness but once they got their teers to help run the weekly ses-
Haggard, Daniel Rose, Alex Rhodes, were soon up to flying speed.” sea legs they were fine.” sions which take place on Tuesday
Vicky Clinch, Max Flint, Bethany Nick Jones, commanding officer Captain John Clink OBE, Ark and Friday evenings from 7.30pm.
Frost, Linzi Hughes and Emily at Marlow said: “They all had a fan- Royal’s commanding officer, said: Contact Nick Jones on 07952
Roberts-Moore witnessed first hand tastic time, particularly seeing the “It was an immense privilege to 922836 for details.
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or A SECOND public meeting has been National Grid representatives.
organised to discuss the progress of
gas mains replacement work in
Temporary traffic lights have been
installed on the junction of the Project timetable expert from the En-
Bourne End. Parade, Cores End Road and Station vironment Agency is
The National Grid began the Approach. THE gas mains replacement work will be set to give an illustrat-
£222,000 engineering work on Kevin Wood, construction opera- carried out in four phases, as follows: ed talk in Marlow.
Monday, January 12, in the Parade tions engineer from National Grid, Phase 1. Junction of Blind Lane and Marlow Stephen Kemp, will
Road: Work started on January 12 and is be guest speaker at

and the Marlow Road area of the vil- said: “The work will improve sup-
lage. plies following a recent gas leak in expected to last approximately four weeks. Marlow Archaeological
The project will see more than half the area and, if left untouched, the Phase 2. Junction of Wharf Lane and The Society’s meeting at All
a kilometre of gas mains replaced new pipes should last for at least 80 Parade: The work is set to start on Monday, Saints Church in
and is set to be completed by the end years.” February 16 and will last for approximately Marlow on Thursday
of April. County councillor Mike Appleyard three weeks. next week at 8pm.
Retailers reacted angrily to news said: “It is unfortunate that, due to Phase 3. Junction of Oakfield Road and The The talk, entitled
that the work would take four unforeseen complications, the works Parade: The work is scheduled to start on Archaeology and the
months to complete, fearing it would were unable to be completed when Environment Agency,
Monday, March 16 and will last approximately
have an impact on their trade. the gas leaks were detected last sum- will describe projects
four weeks.
The meeting is being held at 7pm mer. along the Thames
Phase 4. Junction of Cores End Road and The Valley associated with
on Thursday next week at St “However, I am totally reassured Parade: The work is due to start on Monday
Dunstan’s Church Hall, where resi- that all parties will do their utmost the prospect of climate
April 6 and will last approximately four weeks. change and flood risk,
dents will have the chance to discuss to minimise the inconvenience and
the latest information on the get the job done as quickly and as
(The exact dates may change depending on as well as documenting
progress of the scheme with safely as possible.” progress). the agency’s pledge to
‘create a better place
for people and wildlife’.
Spadeoak staff raise £30k for cancer charity Visitors are welcome
and admission is £3.50.
For details, call 01494
MACHO labourers who October – including a 10km A large contribution was given a pink makeover. 675220.
dressed in pink have raised run – and smashed their ini- also made by the company Activities culminated with
more than £30,000 for the tial target of £10,000. which pledged £100 to the a Wear it Pink Day on October
Breast Cancer Campaign. Charity officials were so charity for every order 31 when all 160 staff – includ- For breaking
The committed workforce at pleased with their efforts they received that month. ing site labourers – dressed in news see our
Spadeoak, in Town Lane, are set to thank them in per- All the company vans were pink to show their support,
Wooburn Green, organised a son today (Thursday) and covered with pink logos while attracting some good-natured website at:
series of fundraising events in accept a cheque for £30,491. the company website was also banter from clients.

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