Chamber throws weight behind town hall plans
Marlborough Chamber of Commerce has thrown its weight behind a continuing programme of improvements to the town hall, describing the amenity as “a great asset” and saying that improvements already made to the building had given businesses “a growing sense of confidence that the Town Hall is the right venue to showcase everything that Marlborough's economic community has to offer”.
In a letter read out at a public meeting on Monday, Chamber president Paul Shimell said: “The committee of Marlborough Chamber of Commerce would like to voice its support for the continuing improvements being made to Marlborough Town Hall.
“The Chamber is of the opinion that the Town Hall is now a great asset to Marlborough, due in no small part to the improvements made over recent years.
“In the past 12 months the Chamber has held a number of high-profile events at the Town Hall, including its most successful AGM in many years, a children's art exhibition and a fashion show, all of which attracted hundreds of visitors from Marlborough and further afield.
“The Town Hall was also a focal point for this year's activities around the switching-on of the Christmas Lights, an event of great importance to Marlborough's retail community.
“In the next few months we are planning a second fashion show and a charity ball. Improvements to access and aesthetics at the front of the building, the installation of an integrated sound system and the decoration of the building have all added to a growing sense of confidence that the Town Hall is the right venue to showcase everything that Marlborough's economic community has to offer.
“We hope that the council will commit to maintaining and improving the Town Hall for years to come.”