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Commonwealth Day 2018

Commonwealth-Day-2018On Monday, 12th March 2018 and in common with many towns, cities and organisations up and down the country and around the world, Marlborough took part in flying a flag to mark Commonwealth Day. Councillors gathered on the Town Hall steps and the Town Mayor read the Commonwealth Affirmation. This year's theme is 'Towards a Common Future’. Building upon the 2017 theme of 'A Peace-Building Commonwealth', it explores how the Commonwealth can address global challenges and work to create a better future for all citizens through sub-themes of sustainability, safety, prosperity and fairness, in line with the theme of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London. Read more...

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Roadworks

 

With the recent disruption to traffic and with more work on our roads to come, you’ll find it helpful to have a look at the full picture from the Streetworks Team at Wiltshire Council (click here).  There’s also an explanation about just why things became so congested during the past few weeks. This should help you plan ahead and look forward to a smoother ride once planned works are completed. You can also keep up to date with current and future roadworks right across the county using Wiltshire Council’s interactive map. Click the picture below or go to http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/highways-road-closures .

streetworks interactive map

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What's Your Gift?

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Marlborough Area Board is hosting an event on Tuesday 13th March for groups that work with young people. It's an opportunity to speak to others who run groups of activities & to find out more about volunteering. Taking place at the Marlborough Community and Youth Centre from 6pm to 7pm, this event will be a chance to see the range of activities that go on in the area and chat to the people who run these groups and find out more about volunteering opportunities with them. The Area Board Meeting will follow at 7pm. Read more...

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A chance to win Marlborough a piece of public art… and be on TV!

 

Big Things

What makes Marlborough’s community, people and heritage unique and special enough to be celebrated with some public art? A TV company is asking small towns and villages to let them know why their community and place is so special. The communities with the best cases will be put forward to work with established artists towards a piece of art. Surely, Marlborough should be in the running for this. There’s plenty to celebrate both past and present. Great place to live, amazing history, fabulous independent shops, Jazz and Literature festivals, Open Studios, many voluntary and community groups. You’ll be able to think of more. Details in the picture – contact bigthings@banijayuk.com to share your ideas.

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Technical problems

We've noticed there's an issue with some images not displaying properly in various areas of our site.  We're working on getting this fixed as soon as possible - please bear with us and sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Dog Mess - Bag it & Bin it!

 

bag it and bin itdog fouling campaigners

Marlborough Town Council and Drove Veterinary Hospital have joined forces in a campaign to urge people to clear up after their dogs. This is a problem that affects all of our towns and villages and staff at Drove Vets have designed a great, eye catching poster to encourage dog walkers to lead the way in tidying up pavements and open spaces in Marlborough. Read more...

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Gritting, snow clearance and more cold weather advice

 

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For the latest advice on road closures, see Wiltshire Police's rolling update at https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/article/649/Road-closures#5a99218d4c358

To help us all drive safely in bad weather, Wiltshire Council has a map showing which roads are salted, when this happens, with advice for drivers and useful links to BBC Travel and Met Office sites. Go to http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/highways-gritting-snow-clearance to read more.  There's also a specific Twitter site called Wiltshire Winter that provides regular updates on our roads at https://twitter.com/WiltshireWinter
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue has also issued advice about open fires, portable heaters, electric blankets and more: https://www.wiltsmessaging.co.uk/da/209994 
Keep up to date with the latest news from Wiltshire Council - it has posted an update about roads, help for rough sleepers and market cancellations at http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/news/articles/taking-care-in-colder-weather and will issue regular news updates to the main page at http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/ and via its Facebook and Twitter feeds
For school closures and other real-time updates, BBC Wiltshire has regular updates on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BBCWiltshire/ and the website http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/england/wiltshire

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The Allure of Allotments

 

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Do you hold an allotment in Marlborough? If not, would you like to? Come along to a meeting on Thursday, 1st March at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall and learn a lot more about our allotment sites at Elcot Lane, Stonebridge and St John's Close. There'll be a short Allotment Association AGM at the start of the evening and then the floor is open to discuss ideas for the future of the Association and Marlborough's allotments. Read more at the National Allotment Association.

allotment meeting 1 march

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Apply for a Small Grant

 

Did you know the Town Council awards small grants to help community groups and charities with local projects? Recent beneficiaries include Greatwood, Alzheimers Support, Macmillan, Marlborough St Mary's School and more. There's another round of awards coming up soon. If you think your group could be eligible please let us know - applications should be submitted by 9th March at 4pm. Read more...

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