We were delighted to welcome Karla Jackson, a Year 10 student at St John's Academy, who spent a week with us in July 2016. She used a variety of skills in her short time with us working alongside our staff, learning about the way a small local authority works. She toured the town visiting the parks, play areas, cemeteries and other open spaces within the Town Council's responsibilities. Karla also archived some historic documents and took photographs of the upper floors of the Town Hall and even took minutes at a meeting. Thank you for your help, Karla. We wish you well in your studies and future career.
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Congratulations to Marlborough's Town Cryer, Mike Tupman, who was crowned the Champion Town Crier of Wiltshire at Bowood House on Saturday, 6th August.
Mike, better known to locals as 'Tuppers', took over the bell from long-serving Alfie Johnson on 7th March and his first official 'shout' was at the Mayor Making ceremony in May. He went along to Bowood expecting to pick up tips rather than the top prize.
Well done Mike!
Read more at Marlborough News Online
Please note our offices will be closed from 4 pm on Friday, 26th August, re-opening at 10 am on Tuesday, 30th August.
In an emergency during this time, matters relating to Wiltshire Council services can be reported on 0300 456 0100. Their emergency line covers issues relating to adult and child social care, housing, highway faults, environmental health or building control (dangerous structures).
For urgent matters relating to Marlborough Town Council services, our emergency line is 07931 996632.
The Marlborough Community Youth Project Fun Day is all set for for Sunday, 28th August at the Recreation Ground in Salisbury Road. The fun starts at 11 am and there will be lots going on, from a tug of war, to rides, to a car boot sale, to music and more! A lot of people have worked really hard to bring this together and we wish them every success, particularly as the proceeds will go towards the continued running of the Youth Project.
Alzheimers Support is running a free training course in Marlborough for family carers on Friday mornings from 9th September to 14th October.
Subjects include: What is Dementia?, Ideas for Managing Problems at Home, Safer Moving and Assisting, Financial and Legal Aspects of Caring and Taking Care of Yourself. If you would like to attend please download the form here which has all the details.
Wiltshire Council have let us know about overnight road closures (9pm to 6 am) of the middle section of George Lane starting on Wednesday 7th September for a couple of nights. For further information contact A-Plant Lux on behalf of BT Openreach 0n 03700 500792.
If you missed the Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan Open Day in the Town Hall, the good news is there's an Open Day for residents of Manton and Preshute. This is an important opportunity for you to find out about the Plan, what it means for your area and give your views.