There has been a weekly market in Chippenham since King John first granted a charter to hold one in April 1205. Later King Edward extended the privilege in 1314 so that an additional market could be held on a Saturday.
These historic twice-weekly markets, now held on Friday and Saturday, will also come under the control of Chippenham Town Council.
The town council has employed a full-time Market and Compliance
Manager who will ensure the markets run smoothly and safely
and that traders and shoppers are happy.

Ideas for how the market can develop in the future will be considered, but for now the market will continue in its current form to ensure a smooth transition.
If you have any ideas on what you would like to be included in the market, how we could improve the market or if you are interested in having a stall, we would love to hear from you.

Contact us on 01249 446699 or send an email to enquiries@chippenham.gov.uk.