News archive

Welcome to our new Mayor of Chippenham

18th June 2020 / News archive

We are delighted to welcome our new Mayor of Chippenham, Councillor Teresa Hutton! Teresa has been Deputy Mayor for the last year, and has been representing Pewsham ward for the last seven years. The Annual Council Meeting on 17 June took place via Zoom, where Teresa was unanimously voted in as the new Mayor of …

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New equipment and uniform

16th June 2020 / News archive

You can now recognise our Environmental Services team by their new yellow hi-vis uniform! (Sadly it’s not the Ghostbusters) Chippenham Town Council has started investing in battery powered machines for use across our parks and estates these include a leaf blower, hedge cutters and a grass strimmer all of which are powered by a battery …

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High Street: Temporary Road Closure

11th June 2020 / News archive

11 June 2020 Our Charter Market will return tomorrow and Saturday with a mix of stalls. To ensure our market shoppers, traders and staff are safe and able to adhere to the social distancing guidelines, we have secured a temporary road closure of the High Street between 6am – 9.30am on the 12, 19 and …

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Join our Annual Council Meeting

Joining our Virtual Council Meeting As our Council meetings cannot take place physically in the Town Hall due to the current Covid-19 situation, We will be hosting our Annual Council Meeting on Wednesday 17 June via Zoom at 7pm (log in at 6.45pm). Member of the public are encouraged to attend the virtual meeting, here …

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Chippenham Neighbourhood Plan Survey Results Revealed

4th June 2020 / News archive

Chippenham Neighbourhood Plan are very grateful to the local community for responding to our online Community Survey in March/April despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Over 400 of you responded to detailed questions on community infrastructure, green infrastructure, transport, economy, housing, and climate change & sustainability issues in Chippenham. They were also grateful for your responses to …

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Hanging baskets

2nd June 2020 / News archive

This is one of our most favourite times of the year as we put out our hanging baskets around the town. Each year we place 220 hanging baskets around Chippenham with over twenty colourful plants in each basket, including Geraniums, Petunias and Fuschias to brighten up the town. We’ve made a couple of changes this …

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The Local Council Award Scheme

29th May 2020 / News archive

The Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS) has been designed to celebrate the successes of the very best local councils and to provide a framework to support all local councils to improve and develop to meet their full potential. The scheme offers councils the opportunity to show that they meet the standards set by the sector, …

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Update: Friday & Saturday market

27th May 2020 / News archive

03 June 2020 Great news! Following a recent change in Government guidance, we are delighted to say we can now make plans to re-open the Friday and Saturday Charter Market. With the success of our food essentials market on Saturday 30 May, we are now preparing for all of our regular traders to return if …

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Update: John Coles Park

14th May 2020 / News archive

15 May 2020 With the recent updates in Government guidance and relaxation of some of the rules for outside exercise, we are making the following changes in John Coles Park:   Tennis courts After some planned maintenance this week, the tennis courts will be open w/c 18 May 2020. Only Court 1 and 3 will …

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Chippenham Town Council commemorates VE Day with local community

8th May 2020 / News archive

Today marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day following the end of the Second World War in Europe. Our planned event with a day of nostalgia and laughter in the Market Place could not take place. However, still keen to join the national celebrations for VE Day safely at home, Chippenham Town Council have marked …

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