Welcome to Marlborough Town Council's 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 as well as a little about Marlborough’s history. 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.
Air quality in Marlborough
The Marlborough Area Board has commissioned Transition Marlborough to discuss air quality issues and potential solutions to them with our local community. A public meeting will be held on Wednesday 10th February at 7.30 pm in the Town Hall. All welcome to attend.
The Area Board is currently considering a report by Transition Marlborough about this issue. Read the report here.
Trees on The Common
Users of The Common will notice some tree felling and other tree surgery taking place over the coming weeks. These trees help to form the historic landscape of this wonderful piece of public open space, especially the impressive Horse Chestnut trees. However, there are some measures that we are having to take both to protect the safety of the public and the overall health of the trees. Read more
Macular Society gets a boost
On Thursday 28th January our Mayor visited Marlborough's Macular Support Group, a local self-help support group run for people with macular conditions where she presented a cheque for £500 to Group Leader, Linda Chapman. The group meets at the Wesley Hall on the last Thursday of each month from 1.30 - 3.30 pm and offers practical and emotional support to those suffering from various macular conditions included age-related macular degeneration - an eye condition that causes loss of central vision, usually in both eyes and is the largest cause of sight loss in the developed world.
Treasurer, Susan Lampard said "This is exciting and will help us carry on for a further 12 months". The grant, which was awarded by the Town Council under its Small Grants Scheme, will be used for visits, social activities and speakers. The group is currently looking for a new Secretary and other volunteers who would be willing to help organise activities and visits. If you are interested, please contact Linda Chapman on 01672 512471.
More information about the work of the Macular Society can be found at https://www.macularsociety.org/.
Did you know that another sports opportunity Marlborough offers is a local boxing club? Marlborough Amateur Boxing Club, based at the Sports Pavilion at Elcot Lane, is leased from the Town Council and has been brought together by volunteers who applied for grants and refurbished the building to make it a fantastic facility for local people. It offers training for both seniors and juniors with qualified coaches, all at very reasonable rates and is affiliated to the UK Amateur Boxing Association (ABA). More information at http://www.marlborough-abc.co.uk/.
Could you be Marlborough's new Town Cryer?
Marlborough's Town Cryer is an ancient office dating back as far as the 17th Century. Back then he announced the news and even carried out punishments ordered by the Magistrates. Today the office is purely ceremonial and will be combined with that of Beadle. We are holding a competition to find the right person to fill this important and historic role. It takes place on Saturday 27th February in the Town Hall and from 2 pm all are welcome to come along and lend their support. If you are interested in applying, please download an application pack here, or pick one up from our offices. Entries must be submitted to us by midday on Friday 19th February.
Possible solution to HGV problems in Silverless Street
Residents and drivers will want to be aware of new arrangements being put in place to test out a solution to ongoing problems with HGVs attempting to use Silverless Street. This has often resulted in damage to buildings, particularly at the Kingsbury Street end.
Wiltshire Council has recently issued a traffic order which will apply "No Entry" signs to the A346 (Herd Street) entrance to Silverless Street. This will not make Silverless Street one way, and although drivers won't be able to turn into Silverless Street from the A346 they will still be able to exit the road at either end. This is likely to take effect from week commencing 8th February. Later, an "Unsuitable for HGVs" sign will be put up near the Town Hall in an attempt to discourage HGVs from using Kingsbury Street and then turning into Silverless Street. Read more...
The Town Council has submitted an application to include Marlborough (with Manton), Mildenhall, Preshute and Savernake as our Neighbourhood Area. The Steering Group is made up of volunteers from the community and representatives from various organisations who have been working hard towards this first stage in the process of producing a Neighbourhood Plan which will have real influence on planning issues in the years to come. To comment on the application just log on to Wiltshire Council's consultation portal at http://consult.wiltshire.gov.uk/portal. This runs to 24th February. You can also keep up to date with the latest developments on the Neighbourhood Plan Facebook page.
Contact Wales & West
If you have questions about the work by Wales & West Utilities to replace gas pipes in the High Street, please approach the team on site or ring customer services on freephone 0800 912 2999 or 02921 678 455. More information and contact details at: http://www.wwutilities.co.uk/news-and-events/new-year-brings-108-000-gas-investment-scheme-to-marlborough/
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