Welcome to Marlborough Town Council's new website. It’s designed to provide easy to access information about how the Town Council works, our services, projects and activities, local events and links to other websites. There are pages where you can find contact details for your Town Councillors, agendas and minutes for Council and Committee Meetings, details about how to book the Town Hall, a little about Marlborough’s history as well as how to take part in local consultation.
Take a look around. We are continually looking at making improvements so, please let us have your suggestions for other information you would like to see here.
Transition Marlborough and the Bedwyn Trains Passenger Group have joined forces to help Marlborough commuters find a cheaper, easier and more environmentally sound way to work. There will now be £1 each way bus links with fast trains to and from Reading and London Paddington. The timetables are being distributed locally and can be downloaded here.
At the Full Council Meeting of 20th May, Town Councillors discussed a proposal to install cycle racks along the side of the High Street. Though this issue is really a matter for Highways, Wiltshire Council quite rightly consulted with the Town Council before taking it forward. Unfortunately, the proposal was not brought to the attention of the Council until late on and Councillors did not have an opportunity to properly give their early input as would normally be the case.
For the sake of clarification, the Town Council would like to make clear that it fully supports the idea of facilities for cyclists in the High Street but feels that it is first worth looking at some alternatives to the original proposal. Councillors discussed how improvements could be made to the inadequate and old racks already in place, whether racks might be installed in paid parking spaces in the central area rather than in the limited free parking slots at the side and changes to signage to help direct cyclists. Also, the possibility of undertaking consultation and surveys to evidence the use of existing racks to help make sure any new ones are installed in the right place. An outcome of a broader, more thorough approach might, in fact, mean more or better facilities for cyclists and everyone else who uses our High Street.
Farewell to our Police Sergeant
This month we say farewell to Sgt Vincent Logue who has headed up the police team in Marlborough for the last 2 years. After 2 years in the town, Sgt Logue is leaving to move on to concentrate on the Pewsey area.
Sgt Logue said “I have been fortunate to work with a great policing team who work very hard for the people of Marlborough. I have also enjoyed working with Councillors and staff at the Town Council, all of whom made me feel welcome and part of the team. I have been proud to have been associated with Marlborough which is a great town with great people.”
“Happy memories for me include helping to police the Olympic Torch Relay, an event where the people of Marlborough stepped up and showed the world what the town is all about, it was a great day. I shall miss taking part in the Remembrance Day parades and the kind invitations to the Marlborough College Carol Services as well as other special occasions.”
We shall miss Vincent and thank him for everything he has done to keep Marlborough the safe place it is. At the same time we welcome Sergeant Barry Reed who begins his role in the town over the next couple of weeks.