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Marlborough 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.

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Minal Welcomes Girls Football Teams



We are delighted to confirm that Girls Football has kicked off the Marlborough season on the Minal 
Sports field on Saturdays and Sundays and started this month.
John Whitehead, Club Secretary of Marlborough Youth Football advises:
"The teams that will be using the pitches for their home league matches will be the U9, U10 and U11 girls teams of Marlborough Youth FC.  They will be competing in the Wiltshire County Women's and Girls' League against teams from across the County. The U9s and U10s will be competing in their leagues as the Marlborough Youth FC U9 Angels and Marlborough Youth FC U10 Angels. The Angels is what the girls' section of our Club is generally known 

When the girls reach Year 6 at school and become U11s they get to choose their own team name and the U11s are now called the Marlborough Youth FC U11 Rebels!
As Millie Carmichael has posted in the Minal Community page on Facebook, this year its the Angels and in a few years from now it could be the England Lionesses! 


Minal Munch

 A cup of tea, a piece of home made cake and a chat with your friends and neighbours. Yes, the Minal Munch is back at the village Hall. Check the calendar for future dates.....a warm welcome for all villagers awaits.




Minal Comes Second in Wiltshire's Best Kept Village Competition


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 section of the competition was based on the previous winners from 2017 and 2018.  So congratulations to Charlton and we hope their villagers visit us sometime to see how we can compete well with them on their winning attributes. However, the judges' comments can be viewed as high praise indeed, so we can still pat ourselves on the back for our endeavours:

"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 but perhaps more could be displayed on the notice boards for the benefit of villagers who are not internet savvy ( maybe everyone in the village is)

The offices beside the village hall did not appear to be in full use but were tidy and unobtrusive.

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."



Competed for by the winners of the Best Kept Large, Medium and Small villages in 2017 and 2018:

1st     Charlton (near Malmesbury)

2nd   Mildenhall

3rd = Biddestone and Hullavington 

The judges’ overall impression of Charlton was of “a delightful village and we were so impressed with it that it was hard to find much to criticise”.  They added: “Altogether an excellent well managed community that has clearly taken trouble and pride in making the village a beautiful and vibrant place”. Some of the areas particularly mentioned included: the village hall, the cricket and football field, the children’s playground, the pub, notice boards, and the lack of litter.


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