News from Marlborough Town Council

Citizen of the Year 2018

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At the Christmas Lights switch-on on Friday 30 November our Mayor announced that Marlborough’s Citizen of the Year for 2018 is Andrew Barnett.  Andrew is Marlborough's Group Scout Leader - and a qualified axe-thrower!  Andrew says: “One of the best bits about volunteering with the scouts is seeing and making amazing lifelong friends.” 

Thank you to everyone who nominated Andrew and others for this award - we have a very worthy winner.  Read more about Andrew here...

Christmas Lights 2018

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Our Christmas Lights event was as popular as ever with a busy market and children's funfair in the High Street.  MCs Mark Jones and Nigel Kerton introduced the fabulous entertainment, and after the Mayor announced Andrew Barnett as Citizen of the Year, he and TV's Paul Martin helped her lead the countdown to the big switch-on. See our gallery for more information and photos of the event.

Neighbourhood Plan

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Town Centre Survey

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The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is undertaking a Benchmarking review of the town centre. Benchmarking has been conducted in over 350 locations and measures performance against key indicators such as retail offer, footfall, shoppers origin, business performance and car parking. The results are used for developing regeneration projects, attracting funding, measuring the impact of events and festivals, creating town centre partnerships, planning projects and inward investment - in this case part of the overall evidence gathering to help us complete our Neighbourhood Plan.

Please take 2 minutes to complete this important survey, which runs until 17 December.  Read more...

Call for Sites

Do you know of land which is potentially suitable for affordable housing, additional car parking, formal sports and recreational facilities, a new medical centre or a new cemetery?

The Neighbourhood Plan team has listened to local people in the parishes of Marlborough and Manton, Mildenhall, Preshute and Savernake about their needs, with the findings backed up by professional research and analysis. Landowners, developers and agents are now being contacted about our local needs. If you have land and are interested in developing it to meet the needs of our community, they'd like to hear from you: read more...

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 October report

Community Policing  

Highways

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

Temporary Road Closures/Roadworks

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Rockley Road/Ogbourne St Andrew (part) from 14 to 18 January 2019
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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