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Chippenham Town Council

Introduction
History of Chippenham
Chippenham Town Council
Tourist Information Centre
Yelde Hall and Historic Council Chamber
Chippenham Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  Chippenham Museum & Heritage Centre
  Chippenham Information Point
  Town & Neeld Halls Conference & Banqueting Facilities
  Shopping & Commercial Life
  Town Twinning
  Sports & Recreation
  Stanley Park Sports Ground
  Festivals & Celebrations
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Chippenham Contact Information

The Town Clerk
The Town Hall
High Street
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN15 3ER

Tel: 01249 446699
Fax: 01249 443145

Email: Chippenham Council
www.chippenham.gov.uk

 

Chippenham Town Council

Based in the Town Hall, Chippenham Town Council primarily provides town based amenities and facilities. It is responsible for the Grade I listed Town HallYelde Hall which houses the Tourist Information Centre, Grade II listed Town and Neeld Halls, the Grade II listed Museum & Heritage Centre, Stanley Park Sports Ground, Chippenham Information Point, CCTV, John Coles Park, rivers route, town markets, children’s playgrounds, allotment sites, the London Road Cemetery, the town centre floral arrangements, top-up street cleaning, additional road gritting and the festive lights.

The Council also arranges and attends a number of traditional Civic and Ceremonial events, including Civic Sunday, Mayor Making and Remembrance Day.

The Town Council’s flagship John Coles Park, with its sensory garden, beautiful lawns and flower displays, bandstand, fountains, tennis courts, putting area and bowling green is also the venue for Chippenham’s annual Children’s Fun Day held on the first Sunday in August, and Sunday afternoon band concerts throughout the summer months. Sports equipment is also available for hire in the park.
Floral displays
Chippenham Town Council organises a number of annual events including the town’s Pancake Races and the Christmas Lights switch on ceremony held in November, which has evolved into one of the town’s biggest events, with thousands of people joining in the festivities in the Market Place and throughout the town.

Look out for “Talk of the Town”, the newsletter distributed by the Town Council, containing up to date information on services and amenities.

The Council is composed of 26 Members (Councillors) representing the wards in the town of Chippenham. All Councillors are elected by the people of the town in a single election, held every four years. The most recent election was held in May 2007. The Officers are the Council’s paid employees and work for the authority as a whole.
The River Avon
The Town Mayor holds office from the Mayor Making ceremony of one year, generally held in May, until the ceremony of the following year. The Mayor is the first citizen of the town and has the opportunity to promote and uphold the specific character of Chippenham as well as preside over meetings of the Full Council. Upon election the Mayor is also appointed President of several organisations such as the Chippenham Sea Cadets TS Tiger, the Twinning Association and the Abbeyfield Chippenham Society. The Mayor also has the opportunity to raise funds during their Year of Office for his/her named charity. The leader of the majority group of the Town Council is automatically appointed as Leader of the Council, at the first meeting of the Standing Committees for the following Municipal Year.

Any questions on the Town Council’s services and amenities should be addressed to:

The Town Clerk
The Town Hall
High Street
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN15 3ER

Tel: 01249 446699
Fax: 01249 443145
Email: enquiries@chippenham.gov.uk




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