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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 the Forest of Dean District Council, then progressing to a Service Leader within Environmental and Regulatory Services at Publica Group – an arm’s length company owned by four district Councils in Gloucestershire. In his current role as Business Manager, Head of Environmental and Regulatory Services, he has full strategic and operational responsibility for the delivery of Environmental and Regulatory Services across three District Council localities.

Leader of Chippenham Town Council, Cllr Sandie Webb said of the appointment, “We are delighted to be welcoming Matthew to the senior management team, his wealth of experience and knowledge will be of great value and we look forward to working with him.”

Matthew Kirby said of his new appointment,

“Through the excellent leadership of its Councillors and Officers, Chippenham Town Council has established itself as a clear front runner within its sector. It’s a Council that has a clear sense of purpose, and I’ve been really inspired by all the staff and Councillors I’ve met so far. I’m really looking forward to getting started, joining the team, and working alongside all stakeholders to ensure Chippenham continues to meet its aspirations.”

We look forward to working with Matthew soon.