Defibrillator free training session

8th June 2016 / News archive

Students from Chippenham’s Wiltshire College will be spreading the word here in our customer services foyer about how using a defibrillator in an emergency could save a life. The Foundation Studies students will be running a free training and info session at the Town Hall on June 16 between 10am and 2pm. The event is …

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Bridge Centre demolition

3rd June 2016 / News archive

Wiltshire Council started work demolishing the Bridge Centre building in Chippenham on Monday June 6. The work to take down the redundant building on the Ivy Lane roundabout is due to take 10 weeks. Wiltshire Council says the buildings will be surrounded by hoardings during the work but the road system will not be affected. …

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A Christmas Carol at the Neeld

A Christmas Carol presented by Chapterhouse Theatre Company By Charles Dickens Adapted by Laura Turner On Christmas Eve, the most magical night of the year, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is whisked away on a terrifying journey through the past and into the future, accompanied by three fearsome ghosts determined to make him realize the true …

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Chippenham & district artists’ show

It’s summer exhibition time here in Chippenham. Each year the Royal Academy in London stages its famous summer exhibition and now we’re having our own here in our Neeld foyer. Works by members of the Chippenham and District Artists group will be on display in the customer services foyer later this month. If you spot …

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Wurzels coming to town

2nd June 2016 / News archive

If you’re a cider drinker the Neeld is the place to be on August 12 when iconic west country favourites The Wurzels come to town for the first time. Your chance to sing along to hits such as ‘Combine Harvester’ and ‘The Tractor Song’. The show is in aid of Chippenham Men’s Shed which works …

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Have your say at our roadshows

25th May 2016 / News archive

Our community roadshows give you the chance to meet your councillors and have your say on what matters to you. We’re taking our roadshow gazebo across the town this summer so do visit us. There’s two more this summer so do come along and meet your councillors. We want to hear your views and comments. …

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Half Term FREE workshops

Playful printing! We have some brilliantly messy FREE workshops on at Chippenham Museum and Heritage centre this half term. Come and join the fun and create your own colourful print. May 31, June 1 & 2 10.30am – 12.30pm 5 to 11 years (under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult) You can contact the museum …

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ICE card launch

18th May 2016 / News archive

    ICE emergency card launch: Friday 20 May 10am to 2pm, Emery Gate. A project that creates safe places for people who might need support while out and about in Chippenham is being stepped up. The safer and supportive communities scheme identifies safe places where people can go if they find themselves needing help while …

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Railings boost safety by river

16th May 2016 / News archive

Railings making a well-used riverside walk safer in Chippenham town centre have been installed. We’ve put in the railings along a 70 metre stretch of the footpath from the Town Bridge to Wetherspoons pub as a barrier between the walkway and the River Avon. Cllr Peter Hutton, chairman of our planning, environment and transport committee, …

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Tanner exhibition now open

 A rare painting by Chippenham artist Robin Tanner has been given to our museum and heritage centre is on display in a new exhibition. The signed Tanner painting was bought through the Creative Wiltshire and Swindon partnership project which aims to fill significant gaps in the collections at the county’s history centre and museums. Visitors …

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