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Monday - Friday 09:00 - 4:30

 

The offices will be closed weekends & Bank Holidays

'Welcome to Chippenham!' says
Mayor, Councillor John Scragg

Strategic Plan

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Strategic Plan 2013-2017

 

Annual Report

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Annual Report 2013 / 2014

Chippenham Town Mace

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Connecting Wiltshire

Community Right to Bid

 

The Community Right to Bid gives community groups a fairer chance to save assets that are important to them. This could include such assets as your village shop, pub, community centre, children’s centre, allotment, library, cinema, recreation ground, etc. and the right covers private as well as public assets.  More information can be found on Wiltshire Council’s website using the following link:

www.wiltshire.gov.uk/planninganddevelopment/planningcommunityrighttobid.htm

Response to Council Tax Queries

We hope the following will help to clarify why the Town Council unanimously decided to increase its Precept demand for 2014 – 15.

 

The Town Council endeavours to be as open and transparent in its operations as possible. Read More

Welcome to Chippenham
Venue Hire
Are you looking for the perfect venue for an upcoming event? Many of the Chippenham Council buildings are available for hire.
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Museum
Step back in time as you browse through the Collections and Archives at the Chippenham Museum.
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Check out pitch conditions at Stanley Park
Are you expecting to play football this weekend? make sure you check out our page for all the latest pitch reports.
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Fly A Flag for Commonwealth Day
Commonwealth Day Celebration 9 March 2015
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Chippenham is one of the West Country's most dynamic market towns with a population of over 40,000. The combination of the old and the new, the historic architectural gems, modern shopping centres and nearness to some of the country's greatest houses and historic villages, makes this town midway between Bath and Swindon an ideal location for living, working and visiting.

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Latest News


WORK starts next week on a £85,000 splash pad in John Coles Park in Chippenham.

Specialist contractor SSP Water and Play will start work on Monday March 30 on the children’s fun water feature which will open early in the summer. The splash pad will be a major new addition to the popular town centre park which attracts around 1,500 people a day on summer weekends. 

The water based play area is designed for children up to the age of 12 and is fully accessible for children with disabilities and mobility issues. Sprayers squirt water from the ground, from overhead devices and from side posts. 

Deputy Chief Executive Adrian Jones said: “The splash pad will be a great addition to the children’s facilities in John Coles Park. We’re very pleased that work is starting next week. We’re looking forward to having this exciting new facility open in time for this summer for our younger residents and their families.”

The children’s play area and the rest of the park will be open and fully accessible during the build. The construction site will be sectioned off and fenced.

Mr Jones said: “We’re aware it’s almost the Easter school holidays and we’re keen to assure everyone that they’ll still be able to use the park while the splash pad is built. It won’t affect the play area and will be fenced off for safety while the work is done.”

The construction is due to take around 10 weeks and has been scheduled to ensure the water feature is ready for the summer. 

Mr Jones said: “This type of work can’t be done over the winter because of the ground conditions and higher water levels during the winter months. The build programme is relatively short given the complexity of the work that has to be done.”
The splash pad will be opened officially at a beach themed fun community event on Saturday July 4 alongside ChippFest 2015’s Rockin’ in the Park day.

The feature is being funded by £45,000 from the town council, a £5,000 grant from Chippenham Borough Lands Charity and £40,000 of external funding from S106 contributions from developers.

WORK starts next week on a £85,000 splash pad in John Coles Park in Chippenham.

Specialist contractor SSP Water and Play will start work on Monday March 30 on the children’s fun water feature which will open early in the summer. The splash pad will be a major new addition to the popular town centre park which attracts around 1,500 people a day on summer weekends.

The water based play area is designed for children up to the age of 12 and is fully accessible for children with disabilities and mobility issues. Sprayers squirt water from the ground, from overhead devices and from side posts.

Deputy Chief Executive Adrian Jones said: “The splash pad will be a great addition to the children’s facilities in John Coles Park. We’re very pleased that work is starting next week. We’re looking forward to having this exciting new facility open in time for this summer for our younger residents and their families.”

The children’s play area and the rest of the park will be open and fully accessible during the build. The construction site will be sectioned off and fenced.

Mr Jones said: “We’re aware it’s almost the Easter school holidays and we’re keen to assure everyone that they’ll still be able to use the park while the splash pad is built. It won’t affect the play area and will be fenced off for safety while the work is done.”

The construction is due to take around 10 weeks and has been scheduled to ensure the water feature is ready for the summer.

Mr Jones said: “This type of work can’t be done over the winter because of the ground conditions and higher water levels during the winter months. The build programme is relatively short given the complexity of the work that has to be done.”
The splash pad will be opened officially at a beach themed fun community event on Saturday July 4 alongside ChippFest 2015’s Rockin’ in the Park day.

The feature is being funded by £45,000 from the town council, a £5,000 grant from Chippenham Borough Lands Charity and £40,000 of external funding from S106 contributions from developers.

VACANCY

Chippenham Town Council (Hardenhuish Ward)
PARISH OF CHIPPENHAM (HARDENHUISH WARD)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that due to the resignation of Nick Watts, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Town Council.
If by 13 April, 2015 (14 days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors from the Chippenham (Hardenhuish Ward) electoral area, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, it will take place not later than 18 June, 2015.
Dated 20 March, 2015.

Dr Carlton Brand
Returning Officer
Electoral Services, Wiltshire Council
County Hall
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14 8JN

 


 

Military march and celebration to mark Commonwealth Day in Chippenham. Monday March 9 2015.


 

What a fantastic response from the town to our first Commonwealth Day commemorations in Chippenham. We raised the Commonwealth flag and mayor John Scragg read the affirmation before 300 troops from 9 Logistic Regiment, based at Buckley Barracks, marched through. The Neeld Hall was packed with schoolchildren and visitors enjoying food, dance, music, art and national dress from across the Commonwealth.

“Our year two children, staff and parents very much enjoyed the regiment’s march and looking around the displays in the Neeld Hall and the food tasting. The dancing was a wonderful end to a great morning. The opportunity to meet and talk with the mayor, town councillors and the High Sheriff was a real treat for us too, lots of community learning.”
Dan Wrixon, King’s Lodge School.

 

 

 

News from Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre

The Mayor John Scragg and the Leader of Council Desna Allen at the preview of the recent ‘Seeking Saxon Chippenham’ exhibition at the Museum. This was opened by the Antique Roadshow’s Mark Allum .The exhibition ,which showcases finds from a recent archaeological dig in the town, will be open until June.

 

TOWN COUNCIL HALLS RECEIVE A FULL FACELIFT AND COMPLETE UPGRADE

Plans to upgrade Chippenham Town Council’s Town & Neeld Halls take a further stride forward as the Town Hall received a fresh make-over.

Plans to upgrade Chippenham Town Council’s Town & Neeld Halls take a further stride forward as the Town Hall received a fresh make-over. Read more

CIVIC AWARD WINNER 2014

The Mayor, Councillor John Scragg presented this years Civic Award to Kieran Mulvaney at Civic Sunday 7 September 2014.

This year’s award went to Kieran Mulvaney who attends Hardenhuish School and is an active member of the Wiltshire Assembly of Youth (WAY), Kieran also volunteers at a care home where he helps an RAF Veteran. Kieran also volunteers at the Air Training Corps and for the Youth Voice Award. 
Pictured below from left to right, Macebearer, Brian Pratt, Civic Award winner, Kieran Mulvaney, Mayor of Chippenham, Councillor John Scragg and Town Crier, Dennis Phillips.
The Mayor, Councillor John Scragg presented this years Civic Award to Kieran Mulvaney at Civic Sunday 7 September 2014.

This year’s award went to Kieran Mulvaney who attends Hardenhuish School and is an active member of the Wiltshire Assembly of Youth (WAY), Kieran also volunteers at a care home where he helps an RAF Veteran. Kieran also volunteers at the Air Training Corps and for the Youth Voice Award.
Pictured below from left to right, Macebearer, Brian Pratt, Civic Award winner, Kieran Mulvaney, Mayor of Chippenham, Councillor John Scragg and Town Crier, Dennis Phillips.

Town Hall Reception

Chippenham Town Council reception has relocated to the Community & Visitor Information Centre situated next door to the Town Hall. We can still be contacted by telephone on +44 (0)1249 446699 or Email: enquiries@chippenham.gov.uk


Chippenham Town Council

The Town Hall, High Street

Chippenham, Wiltshire

SN15 3ER
Tel: 01249 446699

 

 

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 09.00 – 4.30pm

 

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

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