News from Marlborough Town Council
Marlborough in Bloom’s Chairman designate, Steve Pascall and the Town Council’s newly appointed Grounds Manager, Nigel Weatherly, were on hand to congratulate hard working members of the Richmond Fellowship who were awarded an Advancing award in the recent RHS South West in Bloom competition. The Fellowship works with those with mental health problems and is part of the group of charities, Recovery Focus, working towards making individual recovery a reality. It leases the beautiful Plume of Feathers Garden for a peppercorn rent from the Town Council. The garden sits just off Plume of Feathers Lane behind London Road which, thanks to the Fellowship’s efforts, has become a real oasis in the middle of Marlborough. Very well done to everyone involved.
More about the work of the Richmond Fellowship is at http://www.richmondfellowship.org.uk/
Thank you to our sponsors
Not long now until the big Christmas Lights switch-on event on Friday, 1st December!
We'd like to say a big thank you to our lead sponsor, Now Vauxhall Marlborough and to 5 Star Security, David Owen & Co, the Forestry Commission, Marlborough Building Supplies, T H White and Valentiner Designs for their generous sponsorship and support.
On Remembrance Sunday people from Marlborough and beyond turned out in great numbers despite the cold weather to take part in Marlborough's traditional Remembrance Sunday Parade. Following an inspection in the High Street Phoenix Brass led the march to the New Road War Memorial for all to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in war.
Marlborough also paused at 11 o'clock on Saturday, 11th November to respect a two minute silence for Armistice Day, followed by the laying of wreaths at the 7th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment Memorial. More photographs of the two events can be found in our gallery.
Tesco Bags of Help
We're bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative towards helping to equip the Marlborough Community & Youth Centre. Voting is open in the Marlborough Tesco store throughout November and December and shoppers can vote each time they shop - an easy way for local people to show their support! Read more...
Marlborough Community & Youth Centre: vote for us in the Aviva Community Fund
With grants and generous donations, the Town Council has been able to fund essential building works for the Marlborough Community & Youth Centre. Now we need to raise funds to kit it out - everything from cups and saucers to furniture and more.
We've applied for £10,000 from the Aviva Community Fund but only the projects with the most votes will become finalists and in with a chance of reaching the final stage. We're depending on grants like this to get the centre open ready for our community to use it after Christmas. Voting opens today, and you can vote up to 10 times - so please take a moment to vote for us - and spread the word! Click HERE to vote. Read more...
Community Policing Update
The latest report from our local Police team is now available - click here
Give Your Views on Car Parking Charges Consultation
Wiltshire Council is considering a number of changes to charging policies and practices in relation to car parking, including season tickets. Click here to give your views on the consultation.
Temporary Road Closures
A3120 Swindon Road (M4/J16 area) - Overnight closure 8pm-6am 13th November to 24th November
Friday, 1st December, 3pm-9pm - High Street (part), Kingsbury Street (part), New Road (part)
Coldharbour Lane between 15th January and 23rd February 2018
B4005 Hay Lane, Wroughton from 25th July 2017 for 12 months or until completion of works
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