Hares017cropped
MYFC005
Marlborough-under-snow-from-above---Pete-Davies
4MI-2013-11-28030
Town-Hall-2011-05-0308-
Inbox2
EARLY-MORNING-CANTER-473-
Musical-Time-Machine5
D4S0472
SBJ
Inquisitive-sheep-in-West-Overton
YELLOWHAMMER-473-
Marlborough-2013-04-18StPeters
Snowy-High-Street
Scouting-for-Girls7
Animals06
IMG8472
Remebrance-18-2
Sunset
Sunset2
Mop-Fair---10-10-09------08
Brooks-Williams1
Pete-Gage-Band1
Gordon-and-Sam
White-Horse
Inbox-1
Remebrance-18-3
Tina-May5
Turin-Brakes6
TdB-Pewsey044
Brazier
Civic-Service-18
Camilla-2012-10-19152
Duke-of-Kent086
1stXV-and-others-with-Mayor
George-Wilding-301
MBORO-HOCKEY-YOUTH-473
Big-Bull
Remebrance-18-1
IMG9097
D812668
JazzFestSat572
Camilla-MSM
Bluebells-in-West-Woods-10-05-09------30
BABRURY-XC-JUMP-473
D4S9273
Landscape
Christmas-Lights15-11-20097
Roving-Crows1
Torch-2012-05-23093-
Silbury-Sunset---10-06-08-----07
FROSTY-MORNING-
Ogbourne

 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Merchant's House granted a further seven year lease at a peppercorn rent

At Monday evening's meeting of the full Town Council Councillors voted overwhelmingly to renew the lease of The Merchant's House for a further seven years.

Councillors expressed support for the Merchant's House and its importance to the town.

"It's one of the best thousand best houses in Britain, in Simon Jenkins' book" stated Cllr Nick Fogg, adding that it was a vision of the late Michael Gray to create The Merchant's House as it is today, "And that it brings lots of people in to the town, and even more important it's engaged the town, maybe millions of hours have been put in by volunteers".

"We should recognise the historic significance of this building and what it's done for this town" pointed out Cllr Guy Loosemore, "We owe it to the trust and to our forebears who supported this whole initiative from the start and that we should continue to support this on the same basis going forward"

"We do not own this house, it's the people of Marlborough" noted Cllr Brian Castle, "and I'd encourage the Trustees to continue what they've started which is to have free open days for members of the town".

Merchant's House Trust chair Clyde Nancarrow thanked the Council for their continued support, noting that he couldn't exaggerate how important it was for the peppercorn rent to continue, and that "Whilst "no money has changed hands, it's probably the most generous financial gift we have ever received"... "The decision to buy the Merchant's House was a "brave one, it was a wise one, and one which I think was a community decision".

He added that in the future "It should never ever become just a 'historic' House"... "it should be a part of the town, must have involvement in the town, and we want as many of the towns people through the door every year as we can have" he added.

Councillors voted unanimously to agree to a further seven year lease.

 

Print Email

Brooks-Williams1
Duke-of-Kent086
IMG8472
Torch-2012-05-23093-
SBJ
Sunset
Animals06
Marlborough-under-snow-from-above---Pete-Davies
D812668
Scouting-for-Girls7
Musical-Time-Machine5
Brazier
Civic-Service-18
ARKManton-2012-01-1449-
George-Wilding-301
Snowy-High-Street
Landscape
1stXV-and-others-with-Mayor
Hares017cropped
Camilla-2012-10-19152
Ogbourne
D4S0472
Bluebells-in-West-Woods-10-05-09---30
Christmas-Lights15-11-20097
Roving-Crows1
D4S9273
Remebrance-18-1
Inquisitive-sheep-in-West-Overton
IMG9097
Mop-Fair---10-10-09---08
JazzFestSat572
Sunset2
MYFC005
Big-Bull
Camilla-MSM
TdB-Pewsey044
Town-Hall-2011-05-0308-
Silbury-Sunset---10-06-08---07
White-Horse
Marlborough-2013-04-18StPeters
Turin-Brakes6
Tina-May5
Remebrance-18-2
Pete-Gage-Band1
Gordon-and-Sam
4MI-2013-11-28030
Remebrance-18-3
CivicSelfie1