News archive

Monkton Park

23rd October 2019 / News archive

We have  started the annual cut of the Monkton Park ‘Meadow’. Without management grassland becomes coarse and rank, loses both diversity and interest, and will eventually turn into scrub or woodland. The process of completing an annual cut such as this is best practice to help the area replenish and be revitalised in the spring. …

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Exhibitions & Workshops at Chippenham Museum

17th October 2019 / News archive

Chippenham Museum’s latest temporary exhibition ‘Strange & Wonderful Beings: The Work of Clifford & Rosemary Ellis’, is open to enjoy until 18th January with free entry. From tube posters to wartime sketches, explore the artistic output of this fascinating design duo and their legacy at the Bath Academy of Art in Corsham. Displayed alongside these …

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Name the Sweeper competition

15th October 2019 / News archive

Chippenham Town Council has taken over the road sweeping in the town as one of the devolved services from Wiltshire Council from 1 June 2019. Thank you to everyone who sent in a suggestion for our new road sweeper. The two most popular suggestions are ‘Dazzle Brush’ and ‘Sweep Caroline.’ You will be able to …

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Starlettes Remembered at Chippenham Museum

2nd October 2019 / News archive

Chippenham Museum is inviting members of Chippenham Starlettes and those involved in the group’s 25 year history to share their memories at the museum on Saturday 9 November.  The Starlettes Remembered day, 10am – 4pm with free entry, will be a chance to celebrate and mark the 40th anniversary of the group’s final performance, which …

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Chippenham’s Enchanted Christmas Light Switch-On

1st October 2019 / News archive

Chippenham’s Enchanted Christmas Light Switch-On Autumn is here and thoughts (and shop shelves) are already starting to turn towards Christmas. Chippenham Connected in partnership with Chippenham Town Council is delighted to announce this year’s Christmas light switch-on event: Chippenham’s Enchanted Christmas with Scarlett Moffatt, Gogglebox star and Queen of the I’m A Celeb Jungle, on …

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Chippenham Neighbourhood Plan: Topic Groups

30th September 2019 / News archive

The Topic Group Phase of the Chippenham Neighbourhood Plan officially kicked off at the weekend, with an Induction Event being held at Chippenham Town Hall for all Topic Group Members – volunteers from the local community who will be helping to shape the Plan during this stage. The Neighbourhood Plan, once approved, will provide local …

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Bid for £75M improvements in Chippenham

24th September 2019 / News archive

Bid for £75M improvements in Chippenham put forward to Government Wiltshire Council has bid for £75 million of infrastructure funding from the Government to support the potential longer-term growth of Chippenham. If successful, the funding will be used to build a new road to the east and south of Chippenham, linking the A350 at the …

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Chippenham Town Council embraces the challenge of a Peer Review!

20th September 2019 / News archive

Chippenham Town Council embraces the challenge of a Peer Review! Chippenham Town Council led the process to be the first council to take part in a corporate peer challenge in a town or parish council. The Local Government Association (LGA) offers a corporate peer challenge to principle councils on a five year rolling cycle. The …

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Success for Chippenham’s Night Time Economy

Success for Chippenham’s Night Time Economy Purple Flag status retained for third year in a row. Chippenham Town Council are yet again delighted to announce that Chippenham has retained its Purple Flag status for the third year in a row, after first being awarded Purple flag in February 2016. The collaboration and partnership between Chippenham …

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New Premises Licence Application – Café Grounded

17th September 2019 / News archive

New Premises Licence Application – Café Grounded, Bath Road, Chippenham The Licensing Authority (Wiltshire Council) has received an application for a New Premises Licence for Café Grounded, Bath Road, Chippenham. The application has been made by the GCB Group Limited and covers the following licensable activities:- • The supply of alcohol on the premises from …

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