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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Skate park & Barrow Farm plans

30th June 2016 / News archive

  Plans by Wiltshire Council to build a skate park in Monkton Park are being supported by town councillors. The scheme for the skate park, to be built close to the Olympiad leisure centre, was recommended for approval by our planning, environment and transport committee on July 14. The committee backed the plans subject to …

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Changes to Chippenham site allocation plan

Councillors have considered the proposed changes to the draft Chippenham Site Allocation Plan which sets out future development for the town. The PET (planning, environment and transport) committee’s response, below in full, has been sent to Wiltshire Council, the planning authority. We’ve requested that the town council is invited to send representation to the inquiry …

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Heritage walks

29th June 2016 / News archive

Why not join the first of our new series of heritage walks – Tanner and the town – How Chippenham changed during Robin Tanner’s lifetime – Wednesday July 6. Starting at the museum with a tour of the latest exhibition From Old Chapel Field – The artist Robin Tanner at home in Kington Langley, the guided walk around …

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Photography competition

23rd June 2016 / News archive

Are you a budding photographer?   Chippenham Local Youth Network is running a photography competition for 11-19 year olds. There are three age group categories covering a range of themes, including the best of Chippenham’s community and saying something. So why not get snapping over the summer and get your entries in? Your picture could …

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It’s tomorrow! Pewsham free family fun day

14th June 2016 / News archive

  Come and enjoy an afternoon of FREE family fun activities at our first Pewsham fun day. We’re holding the event in Pewsham Park on July 16 from 12noon to 4pm and inviting you to join us. Each year we hold the fun day in John Coles Park but this year is the first of …

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