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Trees planted in John Coles Park

8th March 2022 / News archive

Trees planted in John Coles Park 10 new trees have been planted in John Coles Park, all between 8-10 and 16-18 cm girth/ 3.5-4m tall, i.e. ‘semi- mature’ trees which have been grown on from saplings at nurseries to a size where they will have an instant impact on the landscape. Our thanks go to …

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Colin the Covid Caterpillar Returns to Pewsham Park

Chippenham Town Council has made a community artwork created in Pewsham Park during the pandemic into a permanent memorial to the NHS and the people of Pewsham. Colin the Caterpillar began when, during the first Covid-19 lockdown of 2020, the children of Pewsham painted colourful stones and placed them by the path in Pewsham Park …

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Tree Planting at Stanley Park

4th March 2022 / News archive

On 17, 18, and 19 March a tree planting event took place at Stanley Park Sports Ground as a part of the Town Council’s previously approved Tree Planting Policy. This collaborative project was initially proposed by Councillor Nick Murry representing Zero Chippenham. The funding for the project and the trees have been provided by The …

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Commonwealth Day 2022

2nd March 2022 / News archive

Commonwealth Day will be marked on Monday 14 March 2022 with a flag-raising ceremony starting at 9.55am on the steps of the Town Hall. During the ceremony, the Commonwealth  Flag will be raised and flown from the Town Hall. During the ceremony the Mayor of Chippenham, Cllr John Scragg will invite the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of …

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Consultation Begins on Draft Chippenham Neighbourhood Plan

28th February 2022 / News archive

Consultation Begins on Draft Chippenham Neighbourhood Plan The local community and Chippenham Town Council have finished preparing the first draft of the Chippenham Neighbourhood Plan, which will contain planning policies to guide future development in the town in the period up to 2036. The Chippenham Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, made up of Town Councillors and …

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Joy of Community Jubilee Bunting

25th February 2022 / News archive

Take part in this project by Chippenham Museum and their Crafty Café We think bunting is a key part of any royal celebration, so we are asking for your help to provide a very special decoration. In 2022, Queen Elizabeth II will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years …

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Letter to Rt. Hon. Michelle Donelan, MP

21st February 2022 / News archive

Letter to Rt. Hon. Michelle Donelan, MP In January 2022, Councillor Keith Stevens, the newly elected Chair of National Association Local Councils wrote an open letter to all local councils. Included in this letter, he urged Town and Parish Councils to write to their local MP to raise the profile of the great work they …

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18.02.22 Storm Eunice

17th February 2022 / News archive

The MetOffice has issued red/amber warnings for the Southwest. Given these warnings, we have made the decision to close all council facilities on Friday 18 February 2022. This includes the Town Hall, Chippenham Museum, Neeld Community & Arts Centre, Stanley Park Sports Ground, Chippenham, John Coles Park, London Road Cemetery and the Charter Market. Please …

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Climate and Ecological Emergency Advisory Group Vacancies

14th February 2022 / News archive

Climate and Ecological Emergency Advisory Group Vacancies We are looking for 2 volunteer public members of to fill 2 vacancies on our Climate & Ecological Emergency Advisory Group. In 2019 Chippenham Town Council declared a “Climate Change Emergency” and set up a Climate Emergency Advisory Group, and following a declaration of an Ecological Emergency in …

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A Tiny Forest has been planted!

10th February 2022 / News archive

A Tiny Forest has been planted!   Thank you to all those who came along to take part in Planting Day, what a wonderful day it was. Over 20 native tree species, including oak, wild service, birch, alder, hazel, blackthorn, rowan, and lime have been planted on-site at Monkton Park, Chippenham which will provide an …

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