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Christmas Lights 2017!


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This year’s Christmas Lights Switch-on took place on a clear, cold and crisp moonlit night and was even in line with Advent Calendars opening on 1 December. A great start to the festive season. See our gallery for more. 

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A Small Grant Means the Going’s Good at Greatwood!


 Town Mayor with Jane Muir-Brooks & Louie

Based just outside Marlborough, Greatwood is a charity that takes in retired racehorses and combines their rehabilitation with educational programmes for disadvantaged children and adults with special educational needs (SEN).  Currently home to 43 horses, Greatwood is going from strength to strength with over 2,000 children having benefitted from their interactions with these intelligent animals. Town Mayor Cllr. Mervyn Hall was delighted to hand over a cheque for £427 to Jane Muir-Brooks, Greatwood’s enthusiastic and dedicated SEND Teacher, to be used to provide safety and protective equipment for learners enrolled on educational programmes. Retired racehorse, Louis, was happy to pose for the camera too!

Read more about this wonderful charity here and the Town Council’s small grant scheme here

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Here's the line-up for Friday's Christmas Lights Event


We're excited to announce a great line-up of acts to really get the Christmas spirit going!
Starting at 5 pm, in addition to fabulous local music and dance performances from St John's Band, Marlborough Academy of Dance and DramaMarlborough Community Choir and Phoenix Brass we're thrilled to be welcoming classical crossover singer Eleanor Williams and BBC Wiltshire Breakfast Host Ben Prater to Marlborough this year.
Santa's Grotto and the Christmas Market both open at 3 pm, and there'll be children's rides in the High Street from 5 pm too.
Don't forget parts of the High Street, New Road and Kingsbury Street will be closed between 3-9pm to ensure the safety of everyone attending the event.

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 More about Marlborough Christmas Lights Switch-on here
big thank you to our lead sponsor, Now Vauxhall Marlborough and to 5 Star SecurityAwdry Bailey & DouglasDavid Owen & Co, the Forestry CommissionMarlborough Building SuppliesPino's RistoranteT H White and Valentiner Designs for their generous sponsorship and support.

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Ben Prater - Helping to deliver Marlborough's Christmas!


Ben PraterBBC Wiltshire

 We're really lucky!  Not only is Father Christmas calling into Marlborough on Friday, 1st December, but we have award winning local BBC Breakfast Show presenter Ben Prater here too!  He'll be helping us switch-on the Christmas Lights at  6.30pm. More about Ben

 More about Marlborough Christmas Lights Switch-on here

We'd like to say a big thank you to our lead sponsor, Now Vauxhall Marlborough and to 5 Star SecurityDavid Owen & Co, the Forestry CommissionMarlborough Building SuppliesT H White and Valentiner Designs for their generous sponsorship and support.

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Plume of Feathers advances forward!

L-R: The Richmond Fellowship Team Tricia Print, Richard Dallimore, Albert Lucas, Nathan Jenkyn, Nick Riley with Nigel Weatherly (Marlborough Town Council) and Steve Pascall

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 Bloomcompetition. 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/

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Marlborough Community & Youth Centre: vote for us in the Aviva Community Fund

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 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...

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