News archive

Civic Award recipients receive their awards in socially distanced setting at Chippenham Town Hall

26th October 2020 / News archive

On Saturday 17 September we welcomed our 5 wonderful recipients of a Civic Award in a socially distanced manor as each recipient had an individual time slot throughout the course of the day. The Mayor of Chippenham, Teresa Hutton thanked each recipient for their amazing hard work and outstanding citizenship as they were handed their …

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Our virtual Christmas lights switch on video 2020

21st October 2020 / News archive

Taking into consideration all of the current government guidance, the Town Council have decided to not hold our traditional Christmas event to celebrate the switch on of the towns Christmas lights this year. However, we have produced a virtual Christmas lights switch on video! Thank you to everyone who submitted a Christmas message to us …

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The Joy of Christmas – enter your artwork now!

19th October 2020 / News archive

The Joy of Christmas What does the Joy of Christmas mean to you? Capture it as a painting or drawing for the chance to see your artwork shared in a virtual advent calendar, feature in a town trail and receive your design as a Christmas tree decoration. All entries will feature in a virtual exhibition …

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Green Flag Award for John Coles Park

14th October 2020 / News archive

Today, parks and green spaces across the country will be raising their Green Flag Award with pride in a year when millions of people have seen the value of having great quality green spaces on their doorstep. Among them will be John Coles Park which is raising a Green Flag Award for the second time. …

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Climate Emergency Advisory Group

12th October 2020 / News archive

We are looking for 2 volunteer public members of to fill 2 vacancies on our Climate Emergency Advisory Group. In 2019 Chippenham Town Council declared a “Climate Change Emergency” and set up a Climate Emergency Advisory Group. Membership of the advisory group consists of six Chippenham Town Council councillors and six members of the local …

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Our friend and colleague Tracy Howell

9th October 2020 / News archive

It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that our colleague Tracy Howell has passed away. This is very shocking and upsetting news, and our thoughts and condolences go immediately to Tracy’s family and friends at this very difficult time. Tracy was our Market and Compliance Manager since July 2019 and before …

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New Director of Community Services to join Chippenham Town Council

7th October 2020 / News archive

New Director of Community Services to join Chippenham Town Council We are pleased to announce Mr Matthew Kirby will be joining Chippenham Town Council in the role of Director of Community Services on Monday 23 November 2020. Matthew has worked within a management role since 2012 initially leading the Environmental Protection and Licensing team at …

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Decision postponed for all dogs in John Coles Park to be kept on lead

30th September 2020 / News archive

26 November 2020 At Full Council on Wednesday 25 November, Councillors voted on a Special Motion and agreed to rescind a previous decision made at our Amenities, Culture and Leisure Meeting on September 9. It was previously agreed to change the rules to make John Coles Park a dogs on lead area at all times. …

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Monkton Park consultation events

18th September 2020 / News archive

Monkton Park consultation events We have been working with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust for help in developing a management plan for the future of Monkton Park. They have completed an initial report which you can read HERE and we would like to consult with you on their findings. We are hosting a consultation event via Zoom, …

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Congratulations to the Civic Award winners 2020!

Chippenham Town Council celebrates community spirit in Chippenham Each year Chippenham Town Council present Civic Awards to individuals, organisations and community groups who have made a material contribution to the advancement, wellbeing and welfare of the people of Chippenham or demonstrated outstanding citizenship. This has been an especially difficult year for many, we are so …

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