High St closure consultation

5th May 2016 / News archive

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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Watch – Commonwealth Day 2016

12th April 2016 / News archive

Watch how we marked Commonwealth Day 2016 in Chippenham with our friends at 9 Logistics Regiment, Buckley Barracks. Hundreds of the town’s schoolchildren joined us for a day of lively, colourful culture, food and traditions from across the Commonwealth. Video:

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Sponsor a hanging basket

11th April 2016 / News archive

You can help bring beautiful colour to Chippenham this summer by sponsoring a lovely hanging basket. Each year we work with our business community to offer ready planted hanging baskets that we deliver, put up and water during the season, all for the great price of £60 a basket. If you need a bracket on …

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Yelde Hall closure

6th April 2016 / News archive

The Yelde Hall has closed for major maintenance work to be carried out. The 15th century building closed on April 25 and will be closed until the end of July for the renovation work. There will be no public access during this time. The Robin Tanner exhibition, which opens this month, will be staged in the museum and …

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Volunteers in line for award!

18th March 2016 / News archive

Congratulations to volunteers at our museum and heritage centre who have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. The team is through to the final of the UK wide Museums and Heritage Awards competition to find the volunteers of the year. They were shortlisted for the work they did on the centre’s major Unity and Loyalty …

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New swings are in!

17th March 2016 / News archive

  Our new swings are in at our play areas in John Coles Park and Pewsham Park. We took out the old swing units and started work earlier this week replacing them with these fantastic, bright new swings. The new equipment has more swings than before including a baby basket swing. The work was scheduled …

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Commonwealth Day 2016

7th March 2016 / News archive

We marked Commonwealth Day on Monday March 14, with a cultural festival of traditional costumes, dance, art and food. Led by Mayor David Powell, we raised the Commonwealth flag from the Town Hall steps at 10am with our military friends, 9 Logistics Regiment, based at Hullavington Barracks.   Hundreds of local schoolchildren joined us for a colourful journey around the …

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