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Civic events 2020/21

8 July 2020

Due to the current Coronavirus situation our Civic Events are on hold, if you would like more information then please contact our Democratic and Civic Officer Michael Weeks on mweeks@chippenham.gov.uk or on 01249 446699

Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth Day, held on the second Monday in March each year, is an opportunity for individuals, communities and organisations to promote the Commonwealth’s shared values of peace, democracy and equality, and to celebrate the association’s rich diversity.

Annual Town Meeting

Each year the Mayor hosts a themed Town Meeting at the Town Hall. This meeting is for the community of Chippenham, everyone is encouraged to attend.

Twinning Reception

Chippenham is twinned with Friedberg, Germany and La Fleche, France. When Chippenham receives an official visit from members of their Twin Towns, the Mayor hosts a reception for them.

Mayor’s Investiture

Each year a new Mayor is elected in May. The Mayor’s Investiture is an official ceremony where the incoming Mayor receives his/her Chains of Office and robes and officially becomes the Mayor of Chippenham.

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June.

Chippenham Town Council Town Hall, Blue sky, green tree, Armed Forces Day white blue and red flag

Merchant Navy Day

On this day we remember Merchant Navy Veterans by holding a flag raising ceremony at the Town Hall. The Red Ensign Flag raises awareness of our island nation’s ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy Seafarers.

Civic Sunday

This is an annual event which celebrates the Civic Life of Chippenham. It aims to include all Civic Organisations as well as Mayors of Wiltshire Towns and Dignitaries. There is a Church Service held at St. Andrew’s Church followed by an awards ceremony at the Neeld Community and Arts Centre where the Mayor presents Civic Awards.

Remembrance Sunday

On Remembrance Sunday we remember and honour those who sacrificed themselves to protect and secure our freedom. There is a Church Service held at St. Andrew’s Church and a two minute silence held at the War Memorial in the Market Place. The two minute silence, held each year at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, marks the end of the First World War.