Don't forget our landmark telephone box "book drop" and library. Regrettably, we all have more time than we anticipated for our leisure pursuits, including reading. Pop in to either pick up any of the wide choice of books that other villagers have donated. Or, if you have any books that you have possibly finished with, then donations to the library are also welcome. Obviously, make sure you maintain reasonable hygiene rulings by keeping hands well washed before and after pickups or drops.
Despite a reduction in their numbers in recent years, the traditional British red telephone kiosk can still be seen in many places throughout the UK, including our own on the Greenways and Leaze junction.
From 1926 onwards, the fascias of the kiosks were emblazoned with a prominentcrown, representing the British government. The red phone box is often seen as aBritish cultural iconthroughout the world. In 2006 the K2 telephone box was voted one of Britain's top 10 design icons, which included theMini,Supermarine Spitfire,London tube map,World Wide Web,Concordeand theAEC Routemasterbus.Although production of the traditional boxes ended with the advent of theKX seriesin 1985.
MARLBOROUGH AREA NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Notes of the second informal consultation regarding possible housing sites held in Minal on 9 September 2019
Informal public consultations were made during July 2019 in Marlborough and in the parishes participating in the Neighbourhood Plan regarding the proposed approaches to be made in the Plan, and to specified sites that could be earmarked for stated community needs. Following the Minal consultation on 24 July 2019, in which two potential sites for housing were discussed, two further sites were offered. The Steering Group felt that this merited further consultation, so a second public session was set up on Monday 9 September, in which maps were made available showing all four sites.
Although we didn't quite make it this time, we can all be proud that our village made it to second place in the overall "Winners of Winners" section of Wiltshire's Best Kept Village Competition.
"This is a lovely village, well away from major roads and enjoying a charming location beside the river Kennet. There are several attractive buildings and it all has a very pleasing appearance
We admired the beautiful church and a very well kept churchyard and parking area.
The childrens playground is brilliant and must be the envy of villages around Wiltshire. We also admired the cricket pitch and sports field and appreciate the effort that goes into keeping them to such a high standard.
The village hall seemed good and well kept though perhaps the exterior could do with some more upkeep
The pub looked excellent and had delightful garden
We noted a commendable absence of litter and a most adequate provision of waste bins to ensure the village is kept tidy.
There are evidently many activities taking place in the village displayed on the good website
This is a most delightful village and we admired it greatly. If we did not give full marks it was only because the standard set by all the villages was so high."
The last Friday of the month is a regular event for music lovers at the Horseshoe.
This is a popular, monthly open mic event where new, developing and seasoned musicians, sing, jam or just rock along. It is open to all talents, existing, seasoned or aspiring.
Just bring along your voice or instruments - a PA, mics and funky house band is provided.
Or just come along, have a drink or several and lend them your ears.