MARLBOROUGH Town Council has applied for a road closure for its Christmas lights switch-on.

The town council has asked for the High Street to be closed on Friday, November 18 to ensure public safety during the Christmas lights ceremony and Christmas market event. 

If successful, the closure will mean that the High Street will be inaccessible by vehicles between 5pm and 8pm. 

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A spokesman for the town council said: “This is to ensure the safety of people taking part in the event and also members of the public. 

“With the continuing support for this occasion we expect a very high number of members of the public to attend this event.”