More funding revealed to help the much-needed refurbishment of the former Youth Centre
Just before the meeting of Marlborough Town Council's planning committee, Debbie Wilson of the Marlborough and District Lions Club presented a cheque for £1,000 to the Town Mayor towards the costs of refurbishing and equipping the former Youth Centre - to create the Marlborough Community and Youth Centre. It was one of two bits of good news for the project.
Then during the meeting, councillors accepted the recommendation from the Town Clerk, Mrs Shelley Parker, that four tranches of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) money should go towards the Youth Centre project.
The town council gets a percentage of the CIL money that Wiltshire Council levies on developers. The use of this money for the Marlborough Community and Youth Centre project had been agreed by Wiltshire Council.
This CIL money will add another £21,828.76 to funds being assembled to pay for the refurbishment of the new Centre and to equip it.
The four developments providing this CIL funding are housing on land in Cardigan Road adjoining Wakefield House, housing on land at 44 George Lane, the new development in Hillier's Yard and the retirement apartments at the Old Yard, London Road. The last mentioned produced the largest sum - £12,966.18 - and this is only one of three payments due for this site.
Councillors will now be drawing up a list of projects that could be funded by future CIL payments.
The Town Council now have a page on their website devoted to the progress of the Marlborough Community and Youth Centre project.