The Now Vauxhall dealership in George Lane has closedFurther to our report today about the state of Marlborough High Street, we have since learned that the Now Vauxhall dealership, service and MOT workshops in George Lane has closed.
A sign on the door simply says: “Now Vauxhall Marlborough has ceased trading with immediate effect. Our nearest branch is Swindon Hillmead…”
Marlborough.news understands that the local staff and staff at Now headquarters knew nothing about the closure until it happened on Monday morning (April 23). Staff were told they no longer had jobs.
The dealership was formerly in the name of Skurrays - which had a branch in Swindon.
In the adjacent building to the Now showroom and forecourt, the Marlborough Checkpoint Exhaust, Tyre & Battery Centre closed some months ago. Those premises are now being advertised to let.
In the block behind these two garage sites, the Countrywide store has also closed. Countrywide's owners, Countrywide Farmers plc, went into administration last month.