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Have Your Say on Parking Charges

 

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Wiltshire Council has opened a consultation around Road Traffic Regulation Orders on the introduction of parking charges for Sundays and Bank Holidays as well as changes to the cost of season tickets. We were all informed about this happening back in February and this is another chance to let the Unitary Authority have your views on it. Details of the changes are here. There is also a set of reasons behind the proposals here. General information about Traffic Order Consultations can be found here. The Town Council will be making a corporate response and it is important that others respond too.

The consultation runs to 21 May 2018. You can respond in writing to: Traffic Order Team, Highways and Transport, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Trowbridge BA14 8JN; by email to trafficorders@wiltshire.gov.uk or use the online form, quoting WILTS/TRO/Parking.

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Understanding Dyslexia

 

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On Thursday, 26th April Town Mayor, Cllr. Mervyn Hall presented a cheque to Susanne Harris of the Marlborough Dyslexia Association.  This small grant of £260, awarded by the Town Council, will be used to fund a teacher training day to help raise awareness, aiming to give primary school students moving on to secondary school every chance to be at the same level of learning as their peers. If your local group could benefit from a little help, please note the 2018/19 grant scheme is now open.

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Bank Holiday

 

Our office will be closed from 4pm on Friday 4 May until 10am on Tuesday 8 May.
For emergency matters relating to adult & child social care, housing, highway faults, environment health or building control (dangerous structures) please contact Wiltshire Council on 0300 456 0100.
In case of flood the Environment Agency hotline is 0800 807060.
In case of emergencies related to our services please call 07931 996632, otherwise you can leave us a message on 01672 512487 and we'll get back to you after the long weekend.
Whether you are at work or at leisure this weekend, we hope you have an enjoyable break.

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Peppercorn Rent

 

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On Wednesday, 18th April the Peppercorn Rent ceremony took place in the Town Hall. By tradition this annual tithe is paid by the Merchants House Trust to the Town Council for the rent of the building. And this is a very special year as a long-held ambition to create a town museum has finally come to fruition thanks to some very generous donations and support and a lot of hard work. Those attending had a chance to look round the museum ahead of its opening later this month.

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20mph Restrictions - Have Your Say

 

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Data from Metrocounts on a number of our roads has been collected and put into a report from Wiltshire Council which shows the results and some options for areas of the town that could be restricted to 20mph. If you would like to read the report and/or have a view on whether 20mph zones are a good idea please take a short survey (only 4 questions!) or pop into the office or the Library to collect a paper copy. Read more...

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London Road Resurfacing

 

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Wiltshire Council has let us know that work will start on Monday 9th April to resurface part of London Road (A4) from the George Lane roundabout as far as the Roebuck Inn, Elcot Lane and Gales Ground. Work will take place between 7pm and midnight weekdays only, and is anticipated to run until Friday, 20th April. The Contractor will maintain pedestrian access but due to the nature of the works vehicle access will be restricted. Read more...

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Grant for Marlborough Area Poverty Action Group

 

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On Friday, 6th April our Town Mayor, Cllr. Mervyn Hall handed over a cheque for £500 to representatives of Marlborough Area Poverty Action Group. The Town Council is delighted to be able to support the group which will use the grant award alongside other generous donations to help children and their families participate in activities in the summer, including a trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park and Camp Activ8activities. Read more... 

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Trout Release

 

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Our Mayor, Cllr. Mervyn Hall donned his waders on Thursday, 22nd March to join ARK and Kingfisher Class from Marlborough St Marys at Cooper's Meadow to release around 200 trout into the Kennet. Everyone took turns to get into the river to release the fish which had been looked after by the students as part of the ARK Trout in School project in partnership with Thames Water. Read more...

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