“We are very, very grateful to all those volunteers, including Councillors, who have come forward to help." said Mayor, Mervyn Hall when thanking everyone for the response to the call for community volunteers to help the town's elderly and vulnerable as Marlborough comes together to protect its residents and beat Coronavirus.
Today’s reflections are from Catherine. Catherine and Bill are New Yorkers. Now retired, they are living in an apartment in Key Biscayne, Florida. Their two daughters with their families remain in New York.
Marlborough Town Council's Town Clerk, Shelley Parker issued a statement earlier this afternoon (Friday 27 March) explaining the impact current restrictions and advice from central Government is having on the Council's operation in the town. The statement (below) lists what is open, what's closed, the volunteering service currently in operation and how to get in contact with members of the Town Council.
The Kennet and Avon Medical Partnership issued a statement (set out below) earlier today thanking the community for their support during this very difficult period whilst also explaining their focus and outlining some of the chenges to working practices that this crisis has forced them to make.
GWH prepares for the COVID-19 peak: restricted visits, free parking, staff support & great support from the local community
There have been major changes at GWH as preparations build to meet the expected peak of COVID-19 cases - and NHS staff are getting some good support from the Swindon community.
In Marlborough's normally bustling High Street there was little activity earlier this morning on the first Saturday of near-full lockdown. The Post Office was closed (probably for the duration) but the market was open, albeit without the normal greengrocer's canopy due to the strong winds.
Today’s reflections come from Karlheinz and Ilse who live in a small village just outside the town of Bad Neustadt in Bavaria. They have similar restrictions to us.
Wiltshire Police and The Coronavirus outbreak - an open letter from the Chief Constable and Commissioner
Wiltshire Police Chief Constable, Kier Pritchard, and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon Angus Macpherson have issued an open letter to the communities of Swindon and Wiltshire.
marlborough.news brings you the first of a series of articles where we hear personal accounts from different people around the world about how they are coping in the current crisis.
Today’s reflections are from Ed, a Brit who lives in a small village in the Alsace, France just over the border from Basel, Switzerland. The Alsace is currently the worst hit area of France for the Coronavirus. The schools have been shut for four weeks and rules about movement and social contact have also been in place for this length of time.
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- MantonFest falls to Coronavirus, but moves to August Bank Holiday weekend
- Marlborough Rugby Club help key workers relax from their daily strain with a donation of free draught beer
- The High Street - the new normal for Marlborough?
- Grand Dinner and Auction raises bumper funds for Marlborough's Jubilee Centre
- Coronavirus crisis: message from Danny Kruger MP
- Two more iconic High St businesses announce closure
- ‘When you feel a bit down, just think of something to make you smile’ – Marlborough St Mary’s pupils offer advice to care-home residents and to us all
- Free draught beer, lager and cider for 'key workers' in Marlborough, courtesy of the Rugby Club
- Marlborough Charities benefit from early College closure
- Schools close today amid uncertainties about exams
- Wiltshire Council give details of financial grant support for small businesses
- While Coronavirus ends church services a National Day of Prayer is planned for Sunday
- Coronavirus: St John's to 'partially close for the foreseeable future'
- Coronavirus: Marlborough College students are going home early
- Coronavirus: Kennet Valley announce a plan to help those self-isolating or vulnerable and calls for volunteers
- Coronavirus: Manton residents group together to support those in need in the community
- Coronavirus: Marlborough Town Council go into a controlled near-shutdown
- Coronavirus: Marlborough Rugby Club forced to cancel matches and postpone events
- St Katharine’s pupils plant dormice hedge corridor
- Marlborough businesses take action over Coronavirus threat
- Kennet Valley School raises funds for Sports Relief
- Scouts reap bumper funds from Leap Ball
- Coronavirus and Marlborough: Town Council calls for volunteers to help the community
- The Food Gallery 'Plastic Only' payment move being taken up by Marlborough traders
- Family pay tribute to motorist who died in Sunday's Port Hill collision
- Marlborough composer’s new choral work to be performed in St Mary’s Church
- Four superwomen to Ride the Night through London for cancer charities
- Danny Kruger - a question and answer session at St Mary's
- Marlborough Academy of Dance and Drama students dance their way to the top at Wiltshire Festival of Dance
- ‘Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye…’ Ogbourne pupils release baby trout into the Kennet
- Town Council to take over the Rabley Wood play area? Negotiations to start
- Marlborough LitFest launches ‘Love Books’ competition
- Dark Skies Festival - Marlborough encouraged to look to the heavens
- Share a million stories – actress Ruth Wilson launches Book Week at St John’s Academy
- Barclays Bank Swindon branch 'cleaned up' by XR protestors
- February 2020: Wet (extremely), Windy (very), Warm (unseasonably) - but we got off lightly
- Knitting + nattering = funds for Prospect Hospice
- New Artist in Residence at Rabley Drawing Centre
- Councillors reject proposed Brunel Court development of six houses on grounds of 'over development'
- Vacancy for a Town Councillor: By-Election (cost c.£9,000) or Co-option - you decide