Finance and Policies

Year-end Accounts 2017/2018
The council is required to complete and submit to its External Auditor an Annual Return. At the same time the public have the right to inspect the accounts of the council. Details of the inspection period, and the public’s rights are in the attached documents. The Annual Return for 2017/2018 below includes 2 parts: the Annual Governance Statement and the Accounting Statement. There is also the Declaration that the accounts have not been audited and the notice of the inspection period.

Annual Governance Accountability Return
Statement of Accounts 2017-2018
External Audit Report 2018

Chippenham Town Council regularly reviews its working practices to ensure it operates within a legal, moral and safe framework.
Its policies are reviewed and published in accordance with current legislation.

Principles of Good Practice
Freedom of Information Policy
Freedom of Information Scheme
Guidance for the recording of public Council meetings
Public Question Time Guidance Notes
Complaints Protocol
Standing Orders
Anti Fraud and Corruption Strategy
Code of Conduct
Financial Regulations
Health and Safety
Spending Authority for Officers
Data Protection Policy
DPIA & PN Policy 
Data Breach Management Procedure
Disciplinary Policy
Redundancy Policy
Grievance Policy
Register of assets
Training policy
Insurance summary
Risk Management Policy
Record of training for Councillors and staff
Records management policy

Planning Policies updated September 2018
CTC Planning Guidance
Pre-Application Protocol

Requests for Waiting Restrictions
Wiltshire Council are responsible for dealing with requests for Waiting Restrictions.  However, all requests should be directed to the Town Council in the first instance who will issue the resident a W1 form to complete.  This form and any supporting information should be returned to the Town Council.  Requests received will be considered by the Town Council once a year, in December, prior to being submitted to Wiltshire Council for final consideration.

You can download the W1 form HERE

Please return your completed WR1 form and any supporting information to:

Chippenham Town Council
The Town Hall
High Street
SN15 3ER


In accordance with the Local Government Transparency Code 2014, this council publishes its expenditure that exceeds £500.

January 2019 Bacs listings
January 2019 Payment listings

December 2018 Bacs listing
December 2018 Payment listings

November Bacs Listings
November Payment Listings

October Bacs Listings
October Payment Listings

September Bacs Listings
September Payment Listings

August Bacs Listings
August Payment Listings

July Bacs listing
July Payment listings

June Bacs listings
June Payment listings

Fees & Charges

The approved 2017/2018 fees and charges for all services offered by Chippenham Town Council are attached in the link below.
Fees and Charges –  Room Hire
Fees and Charges – External Services

Fees and Charges – Room Hire
Fees and Charges – External Services

Councillors at Chippenham Town Council are entitled to receive a Parish Basic Allowance.  Payments made to Councillors are shown in the document below:
Councillor Allowances 2016 to 2017