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Section 106 Funding

Under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1990, contributions can be sought from developers for the costs of providing community and social infrastructure around certain developments.  Local community and voluntary organisations are reminded that there is a contribution in
connection with housing built at Orchard Road of just under £50,000.  Strict criteria about how this funding can be used are set down by Wiltshire Council and these centre on outdoor activity and recreation.  Funding is for  capital projects only.  Please contact the Town Clerk if you have a proposal for a project that could be of real community benefit.

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Councillor Nicholas Fogg, MBE

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Congratulations to Councillor Fogg following his Investiture at Windsor Castle where he received the MBE from the Queen for services to the community.  Cllr Fogg, a former Mayor and long serving Town Councillor as well as a Wiltshire Councillor, is also a founder member of the Jazz Festival and played a key role in initiating the Literary Festival.
Arriving in Marlborough in the 1970s with his wife Edwina, herself a former Mayor, Nick is also an expert on Shakespeare's life and works and has lectured widely on the subject.  A big well done to a man who is a real asset to Marlborough and who continues to work hard for the town.

 

 

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Air Training Corps – A Big Day

ATC.2Wiltshire’s Air Cadets marched through Marlborough High Street on Sunday, 9th February 2014.  Each year a different squadron hosts the parade and this year it was the turn of our own 2293 (Marlborough) Squadron which is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee. A proud moment - even the sun came out to salute!

Find out more about  Marlborough ATC

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Mayoral Chain in the Making

The Town Mayor, Cllr Guy Loosmore and Deputy Mayor, Cllr Marian Hannaford-Dobson,visit to Fattorini’s Head OfficeFollowing the theft of the Mayoral Chain, Councillors have decided to return what was taken in the best way they can. Marlborough’s historic insignia worn by the town’s First Citizen since 1911 is being replicated by Royal Warrant holder, Thomas Fattorini Limited in Birmingham. This will be worth the value of the original chain as agreed by the Town Council’s insurers.

The Town Mayor, Cllr Guy Loosmore and Deputy Mayor, Cllr Marian Hannaford-Dobson, have just visited Fattorini’s Head Office in Regent Street, Birmingham to see for themselves how the chain will be crafted. The company which was founded in 1827 is a real mix of the very modern and reassuringly traditional where the latest I.T. and manufacturing technology sits comfortably alongside highly skilled goldsmiths and craftsmen.

Sales Manager, Michael Moore, toured the workshops with the Town Councillors who were able to learn more about how the chain will be made. They started by meeting the graphic designers who have studied pictures of the original chain and have been able, with the latest graphics technology, to re-create it incorporating the beautiful enamelled work and precious stones. Then they moved on to look at machinery which will be used to form certain chain link and pendant components. From there, they visited the enamel workshop, where the chain will be hand embellished with vitreous enamel and finished by meeting the goldsmith who will craft the 18 carat gold pendant and chain, piece by piece.

For well over 100 years, Fattorini has designed and created pendants, chains of office and other fine regalia for parish, town, city and district councils, associations, and universities - nationally and internationally. This isn’t the first time that Fattorini has been involved with Marlborough – the company designed the Mayoress’s badge in 1935.

The Mayor’s Chain was first worn in 1911 by six times Mayor, Councillor Thomas Free and paid for by subscription. His son Councillor Eric Free, MBE was also Mayor on five occasions. The Free family were saddened by the theft and have taken a real interest in the new commission prompting Cllr Free’s great great granddaughter, Lucy, aged 15 years, to visit the Town Hall a few weeks ago learn more about the history of her family.

Following his visit to Fattorini, the Mayor said “This is the first chapter in the story of the how Marlborough is determined put back in place its stolen heritage. I have every confidence that Fattorini will create an exceptional and exquisite replacement for the original chain and one which Thomas Free himself would have been proud of.”

The Town Council will be following the story of making of the Mayor’s Chain with more updates right up to when it is completed in May 2014.

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MBE for Town Councillor

Nick Fogg

Congratulations to Town Councillor and former Mayor, Nick Fogg, on being awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours list for his work for Marlborough’s International Jazz Festival and for the community.

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Marlborough’s Citizen of the Year

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Citizen of the Year  2013

Marlborough’s Citizen of the Year 2013 is Viv Lucas. She’s a very special lady and has spent many years working with Scout groups and in other voluntary roles in the community. A close runner-up was Janet Louth who has done so much for Savernake Hospital. Well done to them both.

 

 

 

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