Since taking on the meadow in 2011 the Town Council and Action for the River Kennet (ARK) have managed it together, picking up awards along the way. There's a meeting on Thursday, 18th January at 6.30pm in the Court Room at the Town Hall to review the joint Management Plan. This is an open meeting - please come along to hear about what's been happening and catch up with progress. To read more about the meadow click here - and you can read the management plan here.
On 2nd January there will be some minor alterations to bus services 20, 22 and X20 in the Marlborough, Bedwyn and Hungerford area. Click the images to expand the timetables or contact Wiltshire Council's Passenger Transport Unit on 01225 718080 or email email@example.com for more information. Paper copies of these timetables are available in our offices.
Thank you to Father Christmas and everyone else who came along to celebrate the opening of the new look Marlborough Community & Youth Centre. Special thanks to those who donated generously towards its refurbishment - the Area Board, McCarthy & Stone, the Lions Club, Hamilton Trust, Big Lottery, Tesco Bags of Help, Marlborough College, Marlborough.News, Waitrose Community Matters and more. We are now taking bookings - just contact the Town Council for more information. Read more at Marlborough.News and click here to see how we got there.
We're bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative towards helping to equip the Marlborough Community & Youth Centre.There's still time to vote in store each time you shop at Tesco Marlborough. Read more...
We're thrilled to announce that the Marlborough Community & Youth Centre will be open for business after Christmas. Our thanks to everyone who has worked on the building, made donations or helped with the campaigning in any way. We'd love it if you can help us give a festive welcome to the new look Centre at a launch party on Friday, 15 December between 5pm - 9pm. Something for everyone - party food and a disco for our young guests and celebratory refreshments for those who are a bit older. We hear that Father Christmas is interested in calling in for a look around too.
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.
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!
Friday, 1st December, 3pm-9pm - High Street (part), Kingsbury Street (part), New Road (part)
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 Drama, Marlborough 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.
More about Marlborough Christmas Lights Switch-on here
A big thank you to our lead sponsor, Now Vauxhall Marlborough and to 5 Star Security, Awdry Bailey & Douglas, David Owen & Co, the Forestry Commission, Marlborough Building Supplies, Pino's Ristorante, T H White and Valentiner Designs for their generous sponsorship and support.