High Steet closure trial

30th August 2016 / News archive

In May of this year we conducted a consultation exercise to gauge opinions amongst businesses and residents on a proposal to close the High Street to traffic on a Friday from 6.30am to 7.30pm. The High Street currently closes to traffic at 9.30am on Fridays but safety concerns have been raised about traffic using the road …

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Chippenham at night – what do you think?

24th August 2016 / News archive

Chippenham at night – what do you think? We want to know your views on Chippenham at night – how you rate the night life, how safe you feel and how often you visit. This first night time public survey is part of our ongoing purple flag work. The information you give us will help …

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We’re hiring!

19th August 2016 / News archive

We’re looking for a casual halls assistant – could it be you? £7.92 per hour plus holiday payment. Hours of work – as required, day time and evening, mostly week day evenings and weekends, including bank holidays. The role includes being responsible for opening and closing of the facility, setting up of spaces for hires and …

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Temporary closure of Monkton Park footbridge

15th August 2016 / News archive

The wooden footbridge over the River Avon from Emery Gate shopping Centre to the Olympiad leisure centre is being closed temporarily for essential maintenance work. Wiltshire Council has announced the footbridge will be closed from Monday September 5 to Friday September 9 for the work to be carried out. Alternative routes are via the town bridge …

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40 Years of Dorothy House

10th August 2016 / News archive

We have a lovely exhibition in our customer services area at the Town Hall celebrating the 40th birthday of Dorothy House. Do pop in,  have a look and find out more about the great work they do. It’s on until Friday 12 August.

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Civic Sunday

19th July 2016 / News archive

  We’re presenting this year’s civic awards at our Civic Sunday service this weekend on September 4. Our councillors, in their ceremonial robes, will walk in procession from the Town Hall to St Andrew’s Church for the service. If you’d like to watch the procession it leaves the Town Hall at 2.50pm. This year it …

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WWI hospital talk

18th July 2016 / News archive

The opening of Chippenham’s World War I Unity and Loyalty hospital is being commemorated 100 years to the day. The hospital opened in the Neeld and Town Halls on August 9 1916. Townspeople came together to set up the hospital which opened just weeks later. Everything was donated and provided by the local community. The …

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New play equipment at Stainers Way

13th July 2016 / News archive

  New play equipment has been installed at our Stainers Way play area. The new piece replaces the Queen of Hearts play piece which has been moved to our John Coles Park play area. This piece provides lots of fun for children across a wide age range. The installation work took less time than expected …

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Rise Trust donation

11th July 2016 / News archive

Last year’s town mayor Cllr David Powell has donated £3,540 to Chippenham’s Rise Trust organisation. Cllr Powell supported the Rise during his mayoral year as his chosen charity and the money came from a series of fund raising events and activities during 2015/2016. The Rise Trust supports families across Chippenham in times of need or difficulty.

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Community donations

7th July 2016 / News archive

Community donations totalling £6,250 have been awarded to local organisations. Greensquare, the Ivy wildlife garden and Chippenham Rotary and Inner Wheel Trust were each given £1,000; £2,000 was awarded to Wiltshire Mind, £750 to That’s Entertainment and £500 to the Bobby Van Trust. The next awards will be made by the community donations sub committee …

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