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Urgent closure of UC Rudge Lane, Oare, Marlborough

THE WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that from Monday 14th October 2013 the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interests of public safety to enable Wiltshire Council to carry out carriageway repairs.

UC RUDGE LANE, OARE, MARLBOROUGH; from the junction with A345 Marlborough Road to its junction with C264 Draycott Fitzpayne East.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE:

A345 Marlborough Road – C264 Draycott Fitzpayne East and Vice Versa.

The closure will be clearly indicated by traffic signs throughout the works period.

This closure notice comes into effect on 14th October 2013, for a maximum of five days, however it is anticipated the work will take 2 days to complete. Access to be provided to businesses and residents where possible.

For further information regarding these works please contact Phil Evason on behalf of Balfour Beatty Living Places on 07900 715752.

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Grab a Grant!

grantsThe Town Council administers a small grants scheme for local projects.  If your community or voluntary group needs money to help move a project forward, it may be eligible to apply for funding from the Town Council.  In the last year, grants of between £100 - £3,000 have been awarded to organisations such as the Jubilee Centre, Transition Marlborough, Marlborough Communities Market, 2nd Scout Group, Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust, the Greatwood Charity, St John’s Ambulance, Homestart Kennet, Marlborough & District Athletics Club, Alzhiemers Support, Wiltshire Armed Forces and Mantonfest.  Find out more.

 

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Opening of a new furniture shop, Hearts Desire, at Hughenden Yard.

Deputy Mayor Councillor Marian Hannaford-DobsonOur Deputy Mayor, Councillor Marian Hannaford-Dobson, steps neatly into the Mayor’s place whilst he is on honeymoon.  Cllr Hannaford-Dobson was available last Friday, 23rd August to lend her support to the opening of a new furniture shop, Hearts Desire, at Hughenden Yard.  So good to see another new business starting in Marlborough.  Best wishes for every success.

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Mayor Marries his Mayoress.

Guy and FionaOur Town Mayor, Guy Loosmore married his Mayoress, Fiona Lawson, at St Mary’s Church on 10th August followed by a reception at the Town Hall. Councillor Loosmore now moves into the history books as the first Mayor of Marlborough to be married whilst in office.  Congratulations to them both.

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High Street Re-Surfacing......and it’s business as usual

marlborough high streetWork on the re-surfacing of Marlborough’s famously wide High Street starts on 5th August.  Not undertaken for 23 years, this is the largest project of its type in the county this year and represents a £400,000 investment in the town.  It will take around 6 weeks to complete with work being undertaken Monday to Friday between 6pm – midnight (7pm – midnight on Friday).  There will be no work at weekends.  This is to help ensure that there is minimum disruption to the High Street so it's business as usual.  Associated work around road markings, new bollards, signage and even underground ducting in preparation for future installation of electrical points will give the town a welcome face lift.

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Welcome to our new Councillors!

Following an Extraordinary Meeting of the Town Council on Wednesday, 26th June, we welcome Mervyn Hall (East Ward) and Alec Light (West Ward) to the team.  Both bring lots of experience to the roles and are keen to work closely with the community.  They were co-opted onto the Council from a strong field of 7 candidates and will serve until the next full elections in May 2017. 

The Town Council was delighted that there was a such a keen interest in the vacancies and would like to thank our candidates, all of whom were of a very high calibre, for stepping forward for co-option.

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