News from Marlborough Town Council 

Remembrance

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11 November 2018 marks 100 years since the Armistice that ended the Great War, and this year Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday both fall on the same date. Marlborough's Remembrance Parade will take place as usual on Sunday 11 November. There are also a number of other events planned for the town to mark this significant year, including music, poetry, the lighting of a beacon on The Common and more. Click here for more information...

Could you be an on-call firefighter?

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A ‘have a go’ event is being held at Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service’s training centre at Hopton Industrial Estate, Devizes on Saturday 20 October between 10am and 3pm to encourage local people to become on-call firefighters across east and west Wiltshire.

To be on-call, you will need to be able to respond to your local fire station in around five minutes once your pager goes off. This can be from home or work, and employers can benefit from a firefighter’s training – such as first aid, manual handling, a greater understanding of health & safety in the workplace, and enhanced team spirit.

Interested? Read more here...

Community First Award

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At the Community First award ceremony at Devizes Town Hall on Thursday 11 October, our Mayor collected the winner’s trophy for the best Local Council Community Project from Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton. This was awarded to recognise the work done by our community and its local council towards taking on the Marlborough Community & Youth Centre. Well done to everyone who made this happen! Read more...

Marlborough goes Gold!

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Thank you to all the Bloomers who were able to come along to take part in our photo shoot on Monday, 8 October.  There was plenty to celebrate!  The community awards scooped by Marlborough were Alma Place - Outstanding.  The Merchant's House - Outstanding.  Old Victorian Cemetery - Outstanding.  Waterfront Garden - Outstanding.  Community Orchard - Outstanding.  Stonebridge Wild Reserve - Outstanding.  Preshute School - Thriving.  St Peter's Churchyard - Thriving.  Plume of Feathers - Improving.  The Mead - Improving.  Coopers Meadow - Outstanding.  Marlborough College - Outstanding.  And for the whole town - Gold! and South West Travel Association Trophy together with Sponsor's Cup for the most meritorious entry. See our gallery for more photos.  Read more...

Coopers Meadow Play Area

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The upgrade to Coopers Meadow Play Area will start on Monday 1st October.  It will be out of use for 2-3 weeks whilst groundworks are undertaken and new equipment installed.  All being well, the new look play area will be ready for half term with a grand opening on Friday 2 November.  Definitely something to look forward to ................

The latest news from your East Community Policing Team

Click here for the July report

Community Policing  

Temporary Road Closures/Roadworks

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Cross Lane (Part) from 9 to 14 November
Various roads in Marlborough on 11 November 2018 from 10:00-11:30 for Remembrance Day Parade
C38 (part), Lockeridge, Fyfield and West Overton from 21 to 23 November 2018
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 http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/highways-road-closures for a county-wide map of current and planned roadworks, or contact Wiltshire Council on 0300 456 0100

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