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Have your say on the impact Welfare Reforms could have on Council Tax Reduction Scheme in Wiltshire

To qualify for national welfare benefits applicants have to meet a number of criteria that are set by the government. In addition to national benefits Wiltshire Council has created a local scheme to support low income households and help them with their council tax: the council tax reduction scheme. Wiltshire Council is proposing changes to the scheme from 1st April 2017 and is conducting a survey to gather a range of views to be taken into account when deciding to make changes or not. Read more, and take the survey, on Wiltshire Council's website, phone 0300 456 0110 or write to Revenues and Benefits, Wiltshire Council, Monkton Park, Chippenham SN15 1ER.

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Wiltshire Council - The Challenges Ahead - Marlborough meeting added to the schedule

challenges ahead meeting marlborough oct 2016Wiltshire Council has added a new meeting in Marlborough to its ongoing series of interactive meetings to discuss the challenges ahead, and to ask the public for suggestions on how it can make further savings. This additional meeting is on Wednesday, 5th October at 5.30 pm in the Town Hall.

Wiltshire Council cabinet members will be attending the meeting and look forward to hearing your views and suggestions. Read more...

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Marlborough in Bloom is Scooping Awards!

The South West in Bloom awards are under way at Taunton Cricket Club today (Thursday 6th October).  This morning awards were handed out to community groups who had entered under the It's Your Neighbourhood category and Marlborough has done tremendously well! Congratulations and well done to Stonebridge Wild River Reserve, The Waterfront Association, the Community Orchard and the Merchant's House for picking up Outstanding recognition, and Thriving awards for Plume of Feathers, Manton and Cooper's Meadow.  Fingers crossed for more good news in this afternoon's awards!

We'll publish the official photos as they come in, but in the meantime we couldn't resist sharing these captured by Town Clerk Shelley Parker on her iPad. 

GROUPANNA FORBESRICHARDPLUME OF FEATHERSSTONEBRIDGE

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Friends of the Victorian Cemetery Work Day

foxgloves aug 2016The Friends of the Victorian Cemetery are holding a work day at 10 am on Friday (7th October) to transplant foxgloves, plant bulbs, spread compost and have a general tidy up - all welcome to go along.

The Victorian Cemetery on The Common was recognised in 2015 with an "It's Your Neighbourhood" award from South West in Bloom. Not long now until we find out how Marlborough's entries have fared this year - the awards will be announced on Thursday 6th!

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Making Changes

Making Changes 121016Do you or does someone you know have a long term condition, physical disability, mental health issues, learning disability, or are you a carer?

If the answer is yes and you'd like to make living in the Marlborough area easier, to share your ideas and experiences, or have a chance to influence decisions please go along to one of the two short sessions on 12th October at the Bowls Club for a cuppa, a cake and a chat. Click the poster for more information or contact us.

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Marlborough Scoops More Blooming Awards!

Taunton CaptionedOn Thursday, 6th October, a small group from Marlborough went along to the South West in Bloom Awards Ceremony at the splendid Somerset County Cricket Ground in Taunton. Well organised with Downton Abbey creator, Lord Julian Fellowes and his entertaining wife, Lady Emma Fellowes, presenting the prizes, our town was welcomed onto the stage to collect awards throughout the day.

And the awards kept on coming, with an incredible 16 awards in total! Congratulations to all those who worked so hard - read the full story here

Want to know more, or get involved for next year? Come to the Annual General Meeting on 18th October at 7.30 in the Town Hall.

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