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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FREE family fun day!

We’re getting ready for our FREE family fun day on Sunday June 12 in John Coles Park, 12 noon to 4pm. The countdown is on – we’re expecting to be busy so if you’re planning to join us, please think about leaving the car at home and either walking or cycling. If you do need …

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Stanley Park on Sky Sports!

13th May 2016 / News archive

  Did you catch our Stanley Park sports ground on national TV? The news reached Sky Sports and Sky One about how excellent a facility Stanley Park is with pitches in superb condition so they came down to Chippenhamto film for the popular Soccer AM show. The crew was at the ground filming the football …

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New mayor and deputy

9th May 2016 / News archive

We’ve welcomed Cllr Terry Gibson as Chippenham’s new mayor. He is joined by Cllr Mary Norton as deputy mayor. Both were officially inaugurated into their posts at the annual mayor’s investiture ceremony on May 18 when outgoing mayor David Powell handed over the civic office to Cllr Gibson. Cllr Gibson has chosen to support the …

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SplashPad closed for the winter

5th May 2016 / News archive

We’ve had a brilliant time over the Summer at the Splashpad at John Coles Park.  Thanks to our outdoors team who do a great job of looking after our parks. The Splashpad will now be closed for the winter and we look forward until next year when we can enjoy it again.  

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High St closure consultation

We’re asking for your views on whether Chippenham High Street should close to traffic earlier on Friday mornings. The High Street currently closes at 9.30am but a suggestion has been made that it should close at 6.30am to ensure the weekly general market can set up safely. Cllr Peter Hutton, chairman of the planning, environment …

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Summer band concerts

Our popular Sunday afternoon band concerts in John Coles Park have started for the summer. The concerts start in the bandstand at 3pm and this summer’s schedule is below. May 8: Devizes Town Band May 15: Cricklade Band May 22: Royal Wootton Bassett Brass May 29: Saxaphonics June 5: Corsham Band June 12: Wiltshire Police …

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Could you be an emergency warden?

26th April 2016 / News archive

Would you like to step in and help your town in an emergency? We’re looking to set up a team of volunteer wardens who would swing into action if Chippenham were hit by flooding or a civic or natural emergency. Mayor David Powell said: “Floods can be devastating as we saw in our county only recently. …

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First CP football in Wiltshire

21st April 2016 / News archive

  A new initiative at Stanley Park is giving children with cerebral palsy the chance to come and enjoy playing football. The CP football kickstart session is the first of its kind in Wiltshire and the hope is it will take off and become a regular fixture. The first trial session is at Stanley Park …

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