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20mph Speed Restrictions - Consultation Feedback



Thank you to all those who took the time to participate in our recent public consultation about 20mph speed restrictions in parts of Marlborough. All responses have been collected and collated and brought together in a report which is available here.

At an Extraordinary Full Council meeting on 30 April, Town Councillors considered this feedback and voted in favour of recommending to Wiltshire Council's Community Area Transport Group (CATG) that 20mph speed restrictions are put in place in the full qualifying areas of Marlborough with the addition of 20mph roundels on St Martins and Kingsbury Street. This was in line with the overall outcome of the consultation exercise.

Click here to read the Highways & Transport Report and Appendices A-C and D-E,  and here for the consultation survey.

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Invitiation to Tender - Coopers Meadow Play Area





Coopers-play-area-5To redevelop the play area to create an exciting, challenging and practical facility for children up to the age of 12 years and to include picnic furniture for the adjacent area. Surfacing to include drainage solutions.

Tender document details and specification at www.gov.uk/contracts-finder and below

Sealed bids in an envelope marked ‘Private and Confidential - Tender Response – to be opened only by the Town Clerk’ to be posted to the following address to arrive no later than 4pm on Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Marlborough Town Council, Council Offices, 5 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1AA

Prospective contractors are prohibited from contacting Councillors or staff to encourage or support their tender outside of the prescribed process

01672 512487     

Tender documents:: pdfMTC.Invitation_Letter_Play_Area.pdf46.45 KB  pdfMTC.Tender_Doc.Final.pdf1001.7

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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



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



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



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



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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