September 12, 2013 by We Love Marlborough
We’re meeting Monday 23 September, 6-7pm, top room at The Bear (High Street, Marlborough) for the AGM.
After the annual general meeting (the legal bit) we’re looking at two things for 2013/14:
- plans for Christmas Lights (Thursday 28 November 2013)
- Resurrecting the Marlborough Carnival parade
Do come along (especially if you are an official We Love Marlborough member) not just because it would be great to see you, but also because we need a certain amount of people to make it official!
Why the Carnival Parade after so long without it?
I (Louisa, WLM secretary, etc) went to Devizes Carnival this year. As someone who loved entering the fancy dress as a child and now accompanies a seven year old son to them, I was struck by how popular the carnival is. There were throngs of people lining the streets and the pubs were full and buzzing once the procession was over. And I expect they made a stack of cash for good causes.
Any time we have something like this in Marlborough, people come out in force – Christmas Lights, the Olympic Flame, military marches.
So, onlookers – no problem. We just need to get people to take part and to organise it. But if Pewsey, Aldbourne, Devizes, Warminster, Trowbridge, etc can do it – why can’t Marlborough?
I firmly believe if we get a good committee together and divvy up the jobs properly, we can have a great procession and have a lot of fun at the same time!
Interestingly, the plan was already on the table to look at the carnival before the plea for help for Marlborough Fun Day (which replaced the carnival) was on our Facebook page (and then in the local rags). So obviously we need to look at that too. I’m going to get along to that meeting next week, Tuesday 17 September 2013, 7.30pm Marlborough Football Club (Elcot Lane).