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Trees in Trouble

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Earlier this week, a Horse Chestnut tree came down at the Common.  You might  like to be aware that another of the Common’s magnificent trees is currently diseased and needs to be felled.  Our Grounds and Estates Manager in consultation with other tree care specialists keeps a close eye on all those trees under the responsibility of the Town Council.  If they are diseased or dangerous, it is sometimes necessary to take a decision to fell them before any damage is done. 

 

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Mayor Marian Hannaford-Dobson

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At the Annual Meeting of the Town Council on Friday, 23rd May, Councillors voted in Councillor Marian Hannaford-Dobson as Marlborough’s 519th Mayor with Councillor Margaret Rose as the Deputy Mayor.  It was also the inauguration of the new Mayor’s Chain which Cllr Hannaford-Dobson wore for the first time following the theft of the original in October 2013.  It has been produced over the last few months by craftsmen at Royal Warrant holders,Thomas Fattorini Limited of Birmingham. 

The Council meets on Monday, 2nd June for the first Full Town Council meeting of the 2014/15 Municipal Year.

 

 

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South West in Bloom

The Town Council has formally entered the regional competition - South West in Bloom.  Success in this will involve lots of community effort.  Beautiful floral displays from businesses in the High Street, our wonderful public gardens and meadows and many special pockets of open space - there's so much to show off.  If you would like to be involved, please contact the Town Council soon.

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Community Clear-Up thank you

Thank you to those who came along to the Cemetery Clear-up at The Common on Sunday, 13th April.  A successful morning and lots of progress made.  In addition, a war grave was uncovered which will now be registered.  Look out for details of another community gardening session in the coming months.

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New Path at The Common

Residents will be pleased that a new footpath now runs along the edge of The Common. This has been a long held aspiration for the Town Council and it’s good to know that everyone will now find it easier to walk to the Diamond Jubilee Plantation, the Rugby Club, onto the Cemetery and then back into town.

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A Big Brownie Birthday

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This year Brownies are 100 years old!  Girls from the 1st Marlborough Brownie Pack have been enrolled at an unusual venue – the Town Hall Cells!  On Tuesday, 1st April they left their usual meeting at St Mary’s Church Hall to walk to the cells for a tour and watch a Promise Ceremony where new Brownies made their promises for the first time.  This is all part of a special Big Brownie Birthday Challenge to mark the centenary where new recruits are making their promises in more unusual places.  Well done to Brown Owl, Karen Dobie, her small team of helpers and Marlborough’s latest fully-fledged Brownies.

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A Marlborough Moth Meet

1-ARK photoAction for the River Kennet is arranging a night time Moth Meet at Stonebridge Meadow on Tuesday, 15th April.  It's a chance to learn more about these fascinating nocturnal insects.  Everyone to gather at the Elcot Lane Football Club entrance.  Dress in warm clothing and bring a torch.  For more information, call 01672 511028 or e-mail  anna@riverkennet.org  jpgRead more340.15 KB

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Commmunity Clear-Up

community clear upOur Grounds Team is working hard to tackle the overgrown area in the Old Cemetery at The Common and needs some help returning it to the dignified and respectful place it was always meant to be.  Our last Community Clear-up there had to be cancelled due to very wet and windy weather.  It will now take place on Sunday, 13th April at 10am.  Depending on the weather, volunteers might need warm clothing but, certainly gloves and stout shoes or boots.  Some tools will be provided but extra rakes, shears, loppers or secateurs will be welcome.  Most importantly, sunshine or showers, a flask of something hot (or cold) to drink!  pdfRead more370.3 KB

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