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Mop Fairs - All you need to know about travel


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It's Marlborough Mop time again! Little Mop is Saturday, 7th October and Big Mop on Saturday 14th. There will be FREE parking in the High Street up until midday on both Fridays.
We've put together some information about road closures, parking and transport during the two weekends to help you plan ahead and, if you're going along, to make sure you are able to make the most of your visit to the fair. The fun starts at midday!

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Lottery Bid Success

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We're delighted to have been successful in our bid for £9,011 from the Big Lottery towards the Marlborough Community & Youth Centre, which will be used for CCTV, an access system and intruder alarm. This latest funding adds to a grant from the Marlborough Area Board of £10,000 as well as other contributions totalling £2,000. Refurbishment and minor works are progressing well and we hope to be ready to re-open the centre in late November.

Whilst this is great news we still need to equip the building - furniture, kitchen items, sports equipment etc - and our Town Mayor, Councillor Mervyn Hall, is hoping for contributions from local businesses and members of the community towards this: please let us know if you'd like to make a donation towards these purchases. Anyone interested in hiring the building should contact Sue FryRead more...

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Mayor opens re-vamped School Library

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On Monday, 25th September, our Mayor, Cllr Mervyn Hall, was delighted to be invited to open Preshute School’s new library. The school has bought around 2,000 new books replacing old stock with the pupils themselves helping to choose them - a really fantastic project. Local author Debi Evans and the star of her novels, her dog Rolo, was there too. Thank you to Head Teacher, Mrs Claire Graham, her staff and all the pupils at the school who gave the Mayor such a warm welcome. Read more...

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Gold for Marlborough!

A huge well done to Marlborough for being awarded the coveted Gold at the South West in Bloom ceremony in Torquay on Thursday,  5th October. Our Mayor, Cllr Mervyn Hall, was delighted to be called up to collect awards on behalf of the town. A huge well done to Anne Crawley, Chair of Marlborough in Bloom (MiB),  who also won the award for the best portfolio. Anne and her volunteers at MiB have done a tremendous job in winning this accolade for the town. Congratulations to our own Town Council Grounds Team who under the leadership of our Grounds Manager, Nigel Weatherly, have worked hard all year round on their contribution to this. Big well done to everyone.
There were also numerous top awards made to Marlborough’s Its Your Neighbourhood entrants - more details to follow. 

L-R: Lady Fellowes, Anne Crawley, Richard Beale, Town Mayor Cllr. Mervyn Hall, Lord Fellowes and Mayor of Torquay Cllr. Anne Brooks


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LitFest Flash Mob


The steps of the Town Hall were invaded by wild things on Thursday, 28th September! On a beautiful sunny morning the Marlborough Literature Festival got under way with a bang with characters from 'Where The Wild Things Are' taking over the High Street with a number of flash mobs. Well done to everyone who took part and organised this event, it was great fun.

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A Boost for Alzheimer's Support


Town Mayor and Dementia Friend Cllr. Mervyn Hall was delighted to hand over a grant cheque for £500 to Sarah Marriott and Pam Marshall for Alzheimer’s Support to help fund their weekly drop-in sessions, held every Thursday at the Jubilee Centre between 2-4pm, where a Dementia Advisor and Care Co-ordinator are on hand to talk to anyone affected by dementia. If you’re worried about your memory, or the memory of a family member just pop in - there's no need to book.

A number of Councillors and members of our staff are also Dementia Friends after receiving training at an open day held in the Town Hall in May 2016.

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Remembrance Parade - Road Closure Application

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Marlborough takes great pride in it's annual Remembrance Parade and our community turns out in large numbers to take part and observe the occasion. This year Remembrance Sunday falls on 12th November. We are well into the planning for this event and have submitted an application for a temporary road closure between 10am-11.30am to ensure this is a safe and peaceful event. The road closures will be well signposted in advance, with notices going up two weeks before the event. Any comments should be directed to Wiltshire Council's Traffic Orders Team - click here for contact details.

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Christmas Lights Event - Road Closure Application

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Marlborough's Christmas Lights event will take place on Friday, 1st December. To ensure the safety of the public due to the number of people anticipated to attend this event we have submitted an application for a temporary road closure which will affect the High Street and parts of Kingsbury Street and New Road between 3pm-9pm. The road closures will be well signposted in advance, with notices going up two weeks before the event. Any comments should be directed to Wiltshire Council's Traffic Orders Team - click here for contact details.

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Wiltshire Council Waste & Recycling Survey

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Wiltshire Council needs to develop a new waste management strategy in order to shape how it collects and manages household waste and recycling in Wiltshire in the next 10 years.
It is carrying out a public consultation in order to ensure that the strategy is representative of Wiltshire residents’ opinions, which is open until 14th November. Read more and have your say...

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Great Progress at Marlborough Community Centre


Refurbishment of your Community Centre is coming together quickly and on target ready for opening later in the year, and we're thrilled with the progress our contractors have made after starting work only just over a couple of weeks ago. The fine weather has allowed them to carry out a lot of work to the exterior of the building where you'll spot fresh paint and render - but it doesn't stop there. Inside, as well as lots of preparation and painting, they have been painstakingly removing thousands of staples from the previously covered wooden floor of the sports hall. More pictures of the work in progress in our photo gallery. We're looking forward to having a smart new centre that the whole community can enjoy using and be proud of, which will offer the use of a multi-use hall, music room, office area and meeting rooms with a pool table as well as a suite of computers. Groups interested in using it should contact Sue Fry.

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