High Street gates

5th April 2018 / News archive

From 1 April 2018, Chippenham Town Council will be responsible for the opening and closing of the gates in the High Street.

The gates will be closed to traffic at 9.30am until 7.30pm.


The Town Council has successfully opened and closed the High Street gates since 2010. From April 2017 this duty passed back to Wiltshire Council and there has been many instances when the gates have not been closed or indeed opened. This
has presented confusion for both pedestrians and motorists and the situation at times has resulted in some considerable safety risks.

Given the safety concerns expressed by numerous residents, businesses and Chippenham BID, the Town Council is working in partnership with Wiltshire Council to keep the gates operating.