The Mayor's Blog


Summer is here and hopefully many of you will have a deserved break during the school holidays.  On 22 July, Tidworth Town Festival takes place.  This is provided free for the community by the Town Council.  This year it is bigger and better as the Festival goes from strength to strength.  There are around 40 stalls and many live acts in the arena and stage.  There are many and varied musical acts, so hopefully we will cater for all tastes.  So let’s hope for a lovely day like last year.  Fingers crossed!

Something like the Festival does not just happen, it takes a lot of planning.  The Council also runs other free events at Easter, Halloween and Christmas for the community.  If you are interested in helping provide events and services for the community to make it a better place, then why not come and join the Town Council?  We are friendly group of local people and would welcome residents from all parts of the community who can bring skills the Council requires.  Please contact me or the Clerk to the Council, Carly Lovell, and we will be happy to chat about what the role entails.

We were extremely disappointed that the War Memorial opening did not take place on Armed Forces Day.  However, the new date has been fixed for 2 September.  It will be a bigger event than the original planned date as we have managed to get a military band, the Church Fete will be on at the same time and we hope to host several dignitaries, who would otherwise have been attending Armed Forces Day events in Salisbury and Trowbridge.

Talking of Armed Forces Day, some residents were disappointed that Tidworth did not run any events.  The War Memorial was going to be opened on the day but it was not to be.  The Trowbridge event is run completely by volunteers, with financial assistance from the Town Council.  If there is interest from residents to form an Armed Forces Day Committee, I am sure the Town Council will provide some support to assist this.

Have a great summer and enjoy the Festival.

Cllr Mark Connolly