News from Marlborough Town Council
The Great British Spring Clean
Calling all #LitterHeroes... we're joining in with the Great British Spring Clean over three days from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March to tackle some of the litter that blights our streets and open spaces. Each day we'll meet at 10.30am and spend a couple of hours focusing on specific parts of the town. If you're fed up with seeing other people's litter we'd love you to join us - together we can make a difference to our local environment. We'll provide the equipment so all you need to do is dress appropriately and provide a helping hand. Do let us know if you're planning to be there to help us get an idea of numbers, but of course you can just turn up on the day too. Town Councillors and volunteers from Marlborough in Bloom and ARK are already signed up - let's get together to clean up this country and make Marlborough marvellous!
Dog Mess - Bag it & Bin it!
Marlborough Town Council and Drove Veterinary Hospital have joined forces in a campaign to urge people to clear up after their dogs. This is a problem that affects all of our towns and villages and staff at Drove Vets have designed a great, eye catching poster to encourage dog walkers to lead the way in tidying up pavements and open spaces in Marlborough. Read more...
The Allure of Allotments
Do you hold an allotment in Marlborough? If not, would you like to? Come along to a meeting on Thursday, 1st March at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall and learn a lot more about our allotment sites at Elcot Lane, Stonebridge and St John's Close. There'll be a short Allotment Association AGM at the start of the evening and then the floor is open to discuss ideas for the future of the Association and Marlborough's allotments. Read more at the National Allotment Association.
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...
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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