Calling all #LitterHeroes... we're joining in with the Great British Spring Clean over three days from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th 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!
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.
On Monday, 12th March 2018 and in common with many towns, cities and organisations up and down the country and around the world, Marlborough took part in flying a flag to mark Commonwealth Day. Councillors gathered on the Town Hall steps and the Town Mayor read the Commonwealth Affirmation. This year's theme is 'Towards a Common Future’. Building upon the 2017 theme of 'A Peace-Building Commonwealth', it explores how the Commonwealth can address global challenges and work to create a better future for all citizens through sub-themes of sustainability, safety, prosperity and fairness, in line with the theme of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London. Read more...
With the recent disruption to traffic and with more work on our roads to come, you’ll find it helpful to have a look at the full picture from the Streetworks Team at Wiltshire Council (click here). There’s also an explanation about just why things became so congested during the past few weeks. This should help you plan ahead and look forward to a smoother ride once planned works are completed. You can also keep up to date with current and future roadworks right across the county using Wiltshire Council’s interactive map. Click the picture below or go to http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/highways-road-closures .
Marlborough Area Board is hosting an event on Tuesday 13th March for groups that work with young people. It's an opportunity to speak to others who run groups of activities & to find out more about volunteering. Taking place at the Marlborough Community and Youth Centre from 6pm to 7pm, this event will be a chance to see the range of activities that go on in the area and chat to the people who run these groups and find out more about volunteering opportunities with them. The Area Board Meeting will follow at 7pm. Read more...
What makes Marlborough’s community, people and heritage unique and special enough to be celebrated with some public art? A TV company is asking small towns and villages to let them know why their community and place is so special. The communities with the best cases will be put forward to work with established artists towards a piece of art. Surely, Marlborough should be in the running for this. There’s plenty to celebrate both past and present. Great place to live, amazing history, fabulous independent shops, Jazz and Literature festivals, Open Studios, many voluntary and community groups. You’ll be able to think of more. Details in the picture – contact email@example.com to share your ideas.
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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...
For the latest advice on road closures, see Wiltshire Police's rolling update at https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/article/649/Road-closures#5a99218d4c358
To help us all drive safely in bad weather, Wiltshire Council has a map showing which roads are salted, when this happens, with advice for drivers and useful links to BBC Travel and Met Office sites. Go to http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/highways-gritting-snow-clearance to read more. There's also a specific Twitter site called Wiltshire Winter that provides regular updates on our roads at https://twitter.com/WiltshireWinter
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue has also issued advice about open fires, portable heaters, electric blankets and more: https://www.wiltsmessaging.co.uk/da/209994
Keep up to date with the latest news from Wiltshire Council - it has posted an update about roads, help for rough sleepers and market cancellations at http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/news/articles/taking-care-in-colder-weather and will issue regular news updates to the main page at http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/ and via its Facebook and Twitter feeds
For school closures and other real-time updates, BBC Wiltshire has regular updates on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BBCWiltshire/ and the website http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/england/wiltshire