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30 Years of Meetings on Record

 

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 Since the local government reorganisation in 1974, most of the Town Council’s meeting minutes were in folders in storage in Swindon. Our Councillors took the decision that these should be accessible to everyone and kept in the proper conditions suitable for historic documents, and in February this year the loose leaf minutes were bound and sent to the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre in Chippenham for all to see, joining the Marlborough  Borough Council Minute Books, going back more than 100 years.

We've now made some of those more recent minutes available online - click here to access the minutes of ALL our meetings going back to 1988.  And if you don't recognise the two past Mayors pictured below, all will be revealed as we've added the name and a photo to show who was Town Mayor for each of the years listed.

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Setting a Good Example

 

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A big thank you to young people from the University of the First Age who have been clearing litter in our open spaces throughout the town.  They borrowed litter picking equipment and HiViz jackets from us and listened to H&S advice from our Grounds Manager then set to work.  This is all towards their National Citizen Service Awards.  What a great example to us all.

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Christmas Market Stalls

This year Marlborough's Christmas Lights Event takes place on Friday, 30 November and as usual there'll be lots to see and do

We are now taking bookings for stall holders at the Christmas Market, which will run in the High Street between 10 am-8 pm

If you'd like to talk to us about hiring a pitch, please get in touch - or click here for the application form

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Best Wishes for a Happy Retirement

 

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The Town Council passes its very best wishes to Dr Patrick Hazelwood, former Head at St John’s and Chief Executive Officer at the Excalibur Academies Trust and Jonathan Leigh, Master at Marlborough College.  Both are retiring this summer and both have made a significant impact on education in the town.  Presentations of prints of the Town Hall were made to both to mark their contributions to Marlborough and its community.

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Old Victorian Cemetery

 

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At our invitation, representatives from the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) are visiting next week (6-10 August) to work with our staff to check and inspect the safety and condition of gravestones and memorials. The ICCM is also helping to prepare a Management Plan for the site.  For further information or to enquire about any of the memorials, please contact us.  More information about the Old Victorian Cemetery here  

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Fun in the sun at Stonebridge Meadow

 

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The Town Council and Action for the River Kennet (ARK) jointly own Stonebridge Meadow, a wonderful piece of open space on the eastern edge of town. Cllr Don Heath sits on the Management Committee which oversees the day to day running of the meadow and spent some time on Monday, 23 July taking part in a River School with Marlborough St Mary's. He and his wife led the bird watching element of it where pupils used new children's binoculars and bird bingo sheets to identify various species. Did you know that 76 different species have been recorded there?

Find out more about ARK's activities here - and if you'd like to get involved there's a moth night on Friday 27 July.

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Mayor's Cricket Match

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Thanks go to Marlborough Cricket Club for hosting this annual event.  Credit goes to our Mayor who opened the batting, our Captain, Cllr Mark Cooper, his team of cricketers including soldiers from the 4th Military Intelligence Battalion as well as Charlie Bawden (the first woman cricketer to represent Marlborough College's First XI). They all helped to put in a good performance on Wednesday, 18th July in a very competitive match which saw the hosts team winning by less than 20 runs.  Congratulations go to Marlborough CC, winners of the trophy.  A great evening and so good too that the event, raised money for the Fatboy's Charity, a small local charity helping children with cancer.

More about Fatboy's Charity here

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