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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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
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.
There may be low water pressure in the SN8 area at peak times. You can keep up to date on the latest water situation at https://corporate.thameswater.co.uk/sitecore/content/Thames-Water/Thames-Water
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
Don't forget from 30 July you'll be able to recycle even more in your Wiltshire Council blue and black bins
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?
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.
Our thanks to Marlborough St Mary's for inviting us to hold our consultation at the school on Wednesday 18 July, and especially to all of you who came along and gave us your comments. We're all set to have the new play area in place in October.
On Tuesday, 17 July, our Mayor, Lisa Farrell, popped along to Preshute School together with the Chairman of Marlborough in Bloom, Steve Pascall. They were there to present the winners of the In Bloom Art Competition with their prizes kindly donated by The White Horse Bookshop. The Mayor spent time chatting with pupils and teachers and admiring the rain collection project which also was part of this year’s South West in Bloom campaign and visited by RHS judge, Su Maddocks, last week. Well done to all entrants of the art competition - their masterpieces, all based on the theme of ‘Birds’, can still be seen in the window of the former Lighting of Distinction shop in the High Street. What talented children we have in Marlborough.
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