News from Marlborough Town Council
Mayor's Charity Lecture
In conjunction with Marlborough History Society our Mayor, Cllr. Mervyn Hall, is hosting a fascinating lecture "The Awkward Place of WW1 in German History" by Michael Hart CBE in the Town Hall on Friday, 16th March.
Apply for a Small Grant
Did you know the Town Council awards small grants to help community groups and charities with local projects? Recent beneficiaries include Greatwood, Alzheimers Support, Macmillan, Marlborough St Mary's School and more. There's another round of awards coming up soon. If you think your group could be eligible please let us know - applications should be submitted by 9th March at 4pm. Read more...
Temporary bus timetable 20, 22 and X22 - Marlborough/Bedwyn/Hungerford
From 9am on 19th February the main road into Great Bedwyn from the A4 (Forest Hill) will be closed until early March to allow Thames Water to undertake water main replacement works. During this period buses serving Bedwyn will have to take a much longer route, and students living near Savernake Hospital will need to travel to/from St Johns school on bus 620, picking up on the A4 at 0802 and returning at 1543. Service 20 will not be able to provide a late pick up from the school. For full details and contact for queries: Read more...
Bound for History
Since the local government reorganisation in 1974, most of the Town Council’s meeting minutes have been sitting in folders in storage in Swindon. So, our Councillors took the decision that these should be accessible to everyone and kept in the proper conditions suitable for historic documents. The loose leaf minutes kept in folders have now been bound and will be available at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre in Chippenham for all to see. They’ll join the Marlborough Borough Council Minute Books, going back more than 100 years, which are really useful in looking back at land and ownership issues and other details about the town’s history.
The History Centre is well worth a visit and staff there are very helpful and knowledgeable too - you’ll find yourself immersed in slices of local history where a few minutes can easily turn into a visit of a couple of hours!
Raspberry Jam in the Town Hall
The Marlborough Area Maker Group’s focus for all the local Raspberry Jams is to encourage skills development and expertise in digital systems/computing and embedded software for all age groups, but in particular for the under-18’s. Anyone that is interested in gaining some understanding of the rapidly developing use of technology both in the workplace and generally within society, or just wants some fun playing with a range of digital projects, should drop in to this free event, bringing all their friends and family with them! Read more...
This ‘Jamming in Marlborough’ event is part of the overall “Big Birthday Weekend” organised by the Raspberry Pi Foundation (click here for more details).
Possible Disruption to Power Supplies
Scottish & Southern has electricity network upgrade work scheduled from 2nd February to 2nd March which may affect power supplies and vehicle access to Coldharbour Lane, part of the High Street and part of The Parade.
Visit the website for more info.
Temporary Road Closures/Roadworks
Coldharbour Lane between 15th January and 23rd February 2018
High Street and The Parade 2nd February to 2nd March 2018
A345 (part) Savernake from 15th March 2018 for approximately 2 days
A4361 (part) Broad Hinton on 16th March
B3087 (part) Burbage & Easton on 20th March and 27th March
B4005 Hay Lane, Wroughton from 25th July 2017 for 12 months or until completion of works
See http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/highways-road-closures for county-wide map of current and planned roadworks
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