First Civic selfie to mark the Queen's 90th birthday
On Sunday 12th June, Marlborough marked the Queen's 90th birthday at a well-attended Civic Service at St Mary's Church followed by celebrations at the Town Hall.
It was all arranged between Churches Together and the Town Council with a focus on the Queen as well as reflecting on how the town has changed during those 90 years. Lots of local community groups went along as well as the Mayor, his fellow Councillors, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Richard Handover CBE and Town Mayors from across Wiltshire and Berkshire. At a bunting-clad Town Hall after the service, everyone raised a glass of Bucks Fizz and gave three cheers for the Queen led by our new Town Cryer, Mike Tupman. Our Mayor, Cllr Noel Barrett-Morton took our first group selfie to commemorate the occasion! Read the full story here
The event included an exhibition of some of the events of the last 90 years in Marlborough. If you didn't get a chance to come along on the day, some of this material is now on display in St Mary's church, along with copies of The Servant Queen as a small memento.
Marlborough in Bloom - Community Action Days
Anne Crawley and the Marlborough in Bloom volunteers are appealing for help in a number of areas - weeding and looking after flower beds,restocking and maintaining the planters around town including keeping them watered, leaflet delivery, litter picking and more. As judging day on 19th July approaches - only a few weeks! - they are holding Community Action Days every Monday starting 6th June. If you've perhaps been inspired by the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, love gardening and/or have some spare time and would like to help in any way to get Marlborough looking its best this summer please contact Anne on 01672 512317 or email email@example.com. We are also recycling the hyacinth bulbs from our planters - they'll be available free of charge on Mondays in the Priory Gardens between 10 and 12 noon - first come first served.
Bag it and bin it
With all the hard work going into Marlborough in Bloom it would be a shame to encounter dog mess while out and about. Don't forget you can report dog fouling problems via the Wiltshire Council reporting tool (you can download the App to your phone). The Dogs Trust has more info on this unpleasant issue via their Big Scoop campaign.