In 2019 Chippenham Town Council declared a “Climate Change Emergency” and set up a Climate Emergency Advisory Group. Membership of the advisory group consists of six Chippenham Town Council councillors and six members of the local community who have relevant skills and experience in the subject.

Chairman: Councillor Desna Allen, Mayor of Chippenham
Vice Chairman: Alex Lockton
Cllr Ruth Lloyd, Cllr Nick Murry, Cllr Chris Ruck, Cllr Sandie Webb, Anne Berrett,  Glynis Cosgrove, Gillian Johnson, Kiran Sakhyani,
Karen Simpson

Their initial priorities were:

To work towards a goal of making Chippenham carbon neutral by 2030, taking into account Green House Gas emission from both production and consumption.

Call the UK Government to provide the powers and resources to make the 2030 target possible.

Work with Wiltshire Council, surrounding parish councils, other councils and relevant partners including businesses, educational establishments and civil society organisations, to determine and implement best practice methods to limit Global Warming to less than 1.5°C.

Future agenda items include:

Baselining exercise of Chippenham Town Council estate and potential of baselining the town as a whole and to promote the basis of a net zero carbon reduction plan.

Community engagement and awareness

Community energy possibilities

Identify the immediate changes Chippenham Town Council could make to reduce its carbon footprint & to identify the longer term projects

The advisory group meets monthly in the Town Hall to discuss, research and make recommendations to the Strategy & Resources Committee on matters where Chippenham can contribute towards tackling the climate crisis.



They want to know what is important to you. Please take some time to answer the following questions and email your answers to

What does Climate Emergency mean to you, your family or your business?

What help do you need to reduce your carbon footprint?

How do you think the Climate Emergency Advisory Group can help?

What needs to be in the Climate Emergency Carbon Reduction Plan?

Can we contact you in the future with information about the Climate Emergency Advisory Group? Please supply your email address.

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