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Marlborough Common - A Consultation


A photograph of an open space.  Long grass dotted with wildflowers dominates.  There is a post with a metal fire basket on top, with a line of trees behind in the distance. The sun is about to set.Do you support an additional, permanent training area on Marlborough Common?


The Town Council has launched a consultation to gauge opinion about the possibility of creating a permanent training area on Marlborough Common, making more space for sports for young people. 

The pandemic has helped to reiterate how important active exercise is to the general health and well-being of the whole community, from dogwalkers to sportsmen and women of all ages.  Free access to The Common is everyone's right.  The issue is whether the extension of existing facilities, equating to the size of a rugby pitch, would restrict usage for the wider population or whether this new provision is of greater importance.

Town Mayor, Councillor Mark Cooper, said: “The Town Council is guardian of this wonderful space and must ensure that it is available for everyone for years to come.  We recognise that a proposal to create more space for another sports facility evokes some strong feelings.  There’s a balance to be found between making sure that Marlborough Common remains a place for all to enjoy and creating much needed sporting space for our young people.  All users of The Common should be able to sit comfortably alongside each other.  So, before we make any decision on this issue, I, with my fellow Councillors, want to listen to what local people have to say about it.  I encourage everyone to take part in our consultation.”

Read more in our press release

Click here to take the survey - it runs until 4pm on 25 March

Paper copies are available on request for people unable to complete the survey online

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