News from Marlborough Town Council
Housing Needs in the Marlborough Area
From consultation undertaken as part of work on the Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan, it was clear that affordable housing was a major concern to those living in Marlborough, Mildenhall, Preshute and Savernake. To follow this up with robust evidence, a Housing Needs Survey was undertaken and a report issued. The independent consultants commissioned to undertake this work will be coming to Marlborough to give their feedback and analysis of the report as well as the results of an associated survey about business and employment. Everyone is invited to hear this at a public meeting at the Town Hall on Tuesday, 24th October at 7pm. There’ll be a chance to ask questions and hear about how the Neighbourhood Plan will try to address some of these housing issues.
The report is available on the Neighbourhood Plan website.
Neighbourhood Plan Parking Study
Thank you to everyone who attended the engaging presentation of the facts arising from the Neighbourhood Plan Car Parking Study (Monday, 16th October). A few of the attendees were asking about the detailed report - you can read and download it from the Neighbourhood Plan website.
Lions are our Pride!
Just ahead of our Planning Committee meeting on Monday, 9th October, Mrs Debbie Wilson, Vice-President of Marlborough’s Lions Club, handed over a cheque to our Mayor for £1,000 towards the refurbishment project at the Marlborough Community & Youth Centre. We are delighted with this generous contribution and our thanks go to the Lions and their members. Things are progressing well at the Centre but we now need money to equip the building, please let us know if you would like to contribute to this great community project. Read more...
All the Fun of the Fair
The rain couldn't dampen our spirits today (Saturday, 7th October) as Town Mayor, Cllr. Mervyn Hall, Claire Perry, MP and Chair of Wiltshire Council Cllr. Allison Bucknell and other Town Councillors joined Fr. Blacker and the Showmen's Guild to official open the Mop Fair. Lots of fun was had by all, old and young!
Marlborough Wins Gold!
Our Mayor, Cllr Mervyn Hall, the Town Council’s Grounds Team, Marlborough in Bloom Committee members and It’s Your Neighbourhood entrants met up at the Town Hall to celebrate the town’s success at being awarded a Gold award at the South West in Bloom ceremony on Thursday, 5 October in Torquay. Marlborough is now the owner of a SWiB Gold Award flag which is flying proudly above the Town Hall.
The Mayor said: ”This is a huge achievement for Marlborough and our thanks go to Anne Crawley, who also scooped up an award for the best portfolio and to her MiB team and all those groups and projects who brought so many winning certificates back. I would like to say a special thank you to our Grounds Team who put in hours of time and effort in really bringing up the standard across our sites to help bring back the prize and for all of us to enjoy throughout the year.” Press Release... and Awards List
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