News from Marlborough Town Council
Mark of Respect for Manchester
The flag was at half-mast today as a mark of respect for the victims of Monday's terror attack in Manchester. This morning, Town Councillors and their staff stood on the steps of the Town Hall for a minute's silence in recognition of those who had lost their lives and our Mayor, Councillor Mervyn Hall will be writing to the Mayor of Manchester passing on condolences from Marlborough.
Letter of condolence to the Mayor of Manchester read here
Spring Bank Holiday
Please note our offices will be closed from 4 pm on Friday, 26th May until 10 am on Tuesday, 30th May.
For emergency matters relating to Wiltshire Council services, call 0300 456 0100 - this covers adult and child social care, housing, highway faults, environmental health or building control (dangerous structures). In the case of flooding, the Environment Agency hotline is 0800 807060.
For urgent matters relating to Marlborough Town Council services, our emergency line is 07931 996632.
Following the recent local council elections, Marlborough Town Council has a vacancy which can now be filled by the process of co-option.
Anyone wishing to be considered for the role of Town Councillor should contact the Town Clerk.
We're delighted to see the sheep have returned for their summer grazing in Cooper's Meadow.
As you can see it didn't take them long to make themselves at home.
At the Annual Meeting of the Town Council on 15th May 2017 and watched by the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Troughton and Lady Marland, the High Sherriff, Councillors took up their seats at the new Town Council to serve a fresh four year term of office. Our new Mayor, Cllr. Mervyn Hall and his Deputy Mayor, Cllr. Lisa Farrell were also elected for 2017/18. We welcome them and wish them the very best of success in representing and working for their local communities.
Contact details for your Town Councillors are at http://www.marlborough-tc.gov.uk/contact/councillors
A gallery of the Mayor Making event is at http://www.marlborough-tc.gov.uk/consultation-community/mayor-making-2017
During the ceremony, outgoing Mayor, Cllr. Noel Barrett-Morton, presented Mr Tony Gray, who had served as both a Marlborough Town and a Borough Council Mayor, with a Lifetime's Achievement Award for his outstanding service to the town. Brought up and educated in Marlborough, his various roles included being a school governor of both St Mary's and St Peter's schools and working on behalf of many charitable causes. Read more...
Former Town Councillor, Stewart Dobson, was also presented with a gift to acknowledge his contribution to Marlborough - a first edition print of the Town Hall. Though he continues as a Wiltshire Unitary Councillor, he is retiring from the Town Council after serving 46 years - an impressive length of public service. He passed his best wishes to the new Council and, in particular, or new, young Councillors, having fond memories of when he had joined the Council in his early twenties.
Temporary Road Closures
Wiltshire Council has issued the following Orders to close temporarily to all traffic:
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