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  • Thank you

    A huge thank you to all the shops, businesses, hostelries, organisations and homes on the judging route who made a valiant effort for the the Britain in Bloom Judge on Thursday 29 July. We know there are many who regularly sweep their frontages and put out flowers all years around, which is absolutely wonderful, but we are also grateful to those wh...
  • No more sleeps!

    We welcomed RHS Judge Rod Pooley to Marlborough on Thursday, 29 July. He's pictured with Val Compton (missing her trademark dungarees!), Town Mayor Councillor Mark Cooper, Assistant Town Clerk Clare Harris and Grounds Manager Nigel Weatherly before they set out on a tour of the town, stopping for lunch at gold-winning The Lamb Inn. Once the judging...
  • 29 July is judging day!

    Thursday 29th July is the big day! The judges are arriving at 10am and will be guided around a route, specifically chosen to take in the highlights of the town. Starting and finishing at the Town Hall, the route will zig zag down the High Street, meander through Priory Gardens, into and along Coopers Meadow, through The Parade, finishing up in Wye...

Marlborough In Bloom 2021

St John's Close

St John’s Close is a social housing development from the early 1900s with 28 houses in a horseshoe shape around a central area of open land, mostly allotments. As there is no running water at the allotments, and no sheds are permitted, most of the allotments are tenanted by local residents. In February 2019 the Town Council agreed to a request by the St John’s Close Residents’ Association (SJRA) to create a Community Garden on an untenanted plot.

Initial plans were to create a flat area of lawn, to allow for outdoor games and socialising with one end to have some beds with vegetables, flowers and shrubs for all round colour and ‘free’ food as well as a seating area to encourage contemplation, conversation and community. The garden is for use by people walking through the Close as well as local residents.

To further enhance the area and provide a much needed source of water, SIRA developed and implemented a proposal to repaint a group of eight garages next to the plot and install an rain harvesting system. Garages owners funded materials, and the SJRA provided the labour with support from Travis Perkins.

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