Finance and Policies
The council is required to complete and submit to its External Auditor an Annual Return. At the same time, the public has the right to inspect the accounts of the council. Details of the inspection period, and the public’s rights are in the attached documents. The Annual Return for 2020/2021 below includes 2 parts: the Annual Governance Statement and the Accounting Statement. There is also the Declaration that the accounts have not been audited and the notice of the inspection period.
2019/2020 Year-End Accounts
In accordance with the Local Government Transparency Code 2014, this council publishes its expenditure that exceeds £500.
Fees & Charges
Councillors at Chippenham Town Council are entitled to receive a Parish Basic Allowance. Payments made to Councillors are shown in the document below:
Councillor payments 2019-2020
Chippenham Town Council regularly reviews its working practices to ensure it operates within a legal, moral and safe framework.
Its policies are reviewed and published in accordance with current legislation.
Anti Fraud and Corruption Strategy
Community Engagement Policy
Councillor Code of Conduct
Councillor Employee Protocol: Principles of Good Practice
Data Protection Policy
DPIA & PN Policy
Data Breach Management Procedure
Equal Opportunities Policy
Freedom of Information Policy
Freedom of Information Scheme
Guidance for the recording of public Council meetings
Health and Safety
Public Question Time Guidance Notes
Records management policy
Tree Management Policy
Tree Planting Policy
Requests for Waiting Restrictions
Wiltshire Council is responsible for dealing with requests for Waiting Restrictions. However, all requests should be directed to the Town Council in the first instance who will issue the resident a W1 form to complete. This form and any supporting information should be returned to the Town Council. Requests received will be considered by the Town Council once a year, in December, prior to being submitted to Wiltshire Council for final consideration.
You can download the W1 form HERE
Please return your completed WR1 form and any supporting information to:
Chippenham Town Council
The Town Hall
Requests for Highway Improvements and Requests for Traffic Surveys:
Wiltshire Council is responsible for dealing with requests for Highway Improvements and Traffic Surveys. However, all requests should be directed to the Town Council in the first instance who will issue the resident a form to complete. This form and any supporting information should be returned to the Town Council. Requests received will be considered by the Town Council, prior to being submitted to Wiltshire Council for final consideration.
You can download the Highway Improvement form HERE.
You can download the Traffic Survey form HERE and the accompanying information HERE (please read before completing your form)