Mop - Irresponsible parking of fairground vehicles on The Common - Town Council reply:
A letter posted on 11 October referred to problems faced by the Marlborough Youth Football Club after lorries involved with the Mop Fairs had parked on a pitch at The Common. The Showmen’s Guild, organisers of the Mops, quickly apologised for this and have reminded their members that Marlborough Common is an area used for a variety of sports and recreational activities and general enjoyment of the whole of the local community.
In addition, to make things clearer, the Town Council will be creating a temporary barrier this weekend to ensure the pitch is clearly marked. The Mop Fairs have used this area for parking year on year and usually without problem and we expect this to continue so that everyone can enjoy the Mop Fairs alongside usual weekend activities.
Marlborough Town Council