News from Marlborough Town Council

Changes to Parking Charges in
Wiltshire Council Car Parks

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We have been notified that new parking charges will apply to Wiltshire Council car parks, including the introduction of Sunday and bank holiday charges, as well as changes to season ticket prices with effect from Monday 19 November.
For the press release click here.
To read the Order related to Eastern Wiltshire - which includes Marlborough car parks - click here.
The Order for Northern Wiltshire can be found here.

The Parade - Resurfacing Works

We've been notified that on WEDNESDAY 21 NOVEMBER (brought forward from original date of Friday 23 November) Wiltshire Council's contractors will be carrying out resurfacing works  in The Parade. This means the road will be closed along its entire length to all traffic and all parking will be suspended. Pedestrian access will be maintained. Clear signs will be erected nearer the time, including the anticipated start/finish times for the closure. Weather permitting, it is expected that this work will be completed in a single day.

The red plan shows the areas where parking will be suspended

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The Rickshaw Challenge


 On Monday 12 November the BBC Rickshaw Challenge came to town and hundreds turned out to give it a warm Marlborough welcome. Matt Baker, Harry and Team Rickshaw rode up one side of the High Street and down the other then up into Kingsbury Street and on to Royal Wootton Bassett. Even our Mayor and Town Crier were there to wave it on its way. If you couldn’t make it, you can still contribute to Children in Need at

Battle's Over - Beacons of Light


On Sunday 11 November, Armistice Day and exactly 100 years since the end of WW1, the Last Post was sounded and at 7pm our Mayor, Lisa Farrell, lit a beacon on The Common to signify lights coming back on after the darkness of war. As the bells of St Mary's Church rang out, Town Crier Mike Tupman read a Cry for Peace and the names of the Marlborough men who fell in the Great War were read out. There was a great turnout from the people of the town who ended the event with a rousing verse of 'God Save the Queen'. 


Remembrance Parade

In this special year, and in glorious autumn sunshine, more people than ever turned out to take part in, and watch, Marlborough's Remembrance Parade and observe 2 minute's silence at the town's War Memorial in London Road


Roll of Honour

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On Saturday night, 10 November, a special tribute to the people of Marlborough was held in the Town Hall. The evening told the story of the Great War and the part Marlborough people played in it, overseas and at home. Each man who lost his life was acknowledged and it was particularly poignant to have relatives of the fallen with us on the night - and we'd like to thank them for sharing their stories and family photographs with us.

Remembering the 7th Wiltshire Regiment


On Friday, 9 November representatives from St John's Academy, Royal British Legion, 4 Military Intelligence Battalion and Town Councillors laid wreaths at the 7th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment Memorial in London Road. This Memorial  was erected in 1919 by the 7th Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment to its 360 fallen during 1915-1918. These men, and many others, will be commemorated at a 'Roll of Honour' event in the Town Hall on Saturday 10 November.

Thank you!

Many thanks to the Rotary Club and the Rugby Club for their help in organising the Beacon event, along with TH White who helped us put the beacon safely in place. Angus MacLennan of the White Horse Bookshop deserves a special mention for his part in our Roll of Honour event, along with the young singers from Marlborough Academy of Drama & Dance, exhibitions loaned by Rob and Angie Dickens, the Marlborough History Society and the Merchants House, relatives of soldiers from the Great War and members of Marlborough Lions.
4 Military Intelligence Battalion, the Royal British Legion, Wiltshire Police, local churches and schools and our own staff worked hard to organise and support all of these events.
Keep an eye on this page and social media - we'll post more detailed stories and more photos in a few days' time

External Audit

Click here to read the Notice of Conclusion of Audit for the year ended 31 March 2018
Click here for the Final External Audit Report and Certificate 2017/18
Click here for the Annual Governance Statement 2017/18

The latest news from your East Community Policing Team

Click here for the September report

Community Policing  


Click here to read the October newsletter from Cllr. Bridget Wayman, Wiltshire Council's Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Waste

Temporary Road Closures/Roadworks

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Cross Lane (Part) from 9 to 14 November
C38 (part), Lockeridge, Fyfield and West Overton from 21 to 23 November 2018
21 November 2018 - The Parade - closed for one day for resurfacing works
Diversion of Footpath 30 (part) from 26 November for 6 months

Please note that we only receive advance notices about road closures, not roadworks such as temporary traffic lights. For details of all potential highways disruptions planned for the area please see for a county-wide map of current and planned roadworks, or contact Wiltshire Council on 0300 456 0100

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