Town council foots the bill for royal wedding day celebrations
Marlborough’s royal wedding day celebrations, which ranged from opening up the town hall for big screen viewing of the event on TV, a children’s party and an evening barn dance and barbecue, cost the town council £2,894.
This was slightly over the under-written sum the council provided to create the events, the biggest payment being £4,581 to cover the cost of the huge marquee in Priory Gardens.
“It was a lot of hard work but the events were wonderfully supported by residents,” former mayor, Councillor Andrew Ross, told the town council meeting on Monday. “We ended up just slightly over budget.”
Marlborough’s new mayor, Councillor Andrew Kirk Wilson, commented: “It was indeed a most memorable day.”