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Chippenham Town Council

History of Chippenham
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Yelde Hall and Historic Council Chamber
Chippenham Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Chippenham Museum & Heritage Centre
Chippenham Information Point
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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
SN15 3ER

Tel: 01249 446699
Fax: 01249 443145

Email: Chippenham Council


Shopping and Commercial Life

Chippenham enjoys a reputation as a flourishing and lively Market Town, with a compact centre and thriving commercial life. The majority of shops open 7 days a week. The main shopping areas are on and adjacent to the High Street, Market Place and The Causeway and The Bridge, New Road and Hathaway Retail Park. Town Market

The pedestrianised High Street and Market Place contain a number of important nationals, including Wilkinsons, Boots The Chemist, W.H. Smith, Birthdays, Superdrug, Burton Menswear, Millets, Starbucks and Vodafone. La Senza is located on The Bridge.
The enclosed Emery Gate Shopping Centre and open air Borough Parade Shopping Centre lie on either side of the High Street. Emery Gate’s 24 units include a Tesco’s Store, Bon Marche, Clarks, Curry’s Digital, Dorothy Perkins, F Hinds Jewellers, Gilesports, Card Market, Peacocks and Julian Graves Ltd. Parking is on two levels and can be reached either from the Causeway and Market Place via Emery Lane, or from the Town Bridge via the slip road alongside Wilkinsons.

The 26-unit Borough Parade, owned by Prudential Nominees Ltd, part of Prudential Corporation Plc, includes Argos, The Body Shop, Books & Puzzles, David Christopher Jewellers, Robert Dyas, Evans Pink Planet, MacKays, New Look, Select, Specsavers, Thorntons @ Signature and Waterstones. Its 250 space surface level car park is Floral displaysdisabled friendly and provides easy access to the mall shops and High Street.

To the south of the Market Place is The Causeway, the ancient gateway into Chippenham from London, now lined by independent retailers, restaurants and private residences. To the north of the Town Bridge, which spans the River Avon, is the retail area of The Bridge and the New Road - shop lined streets which lead to Brunel’s imposing railway arches.
The Causeway, New Road, Station Hill, The Bridge and the Upper Market Place offer a wealth of independent shops and businesses, such as The Cellar Gallery, Beauty For Everyone, Magpie, Noteworthy Music, Amelia Classics, David Brown Travel and Edward & Alan.

At the top of new road is Hathaway Retail Park, a bustling in-town shopping centre which includes Heli-Beds, Laura Ashley, Homebase, Halfords, LF Jollyes, Rosebys, Sally Hair & Beauty Supplies, Tesco Express, and Blockbuster Video.

Larger superstores such as B&Q, Currys, Comet, Pets at Home, Wickes, Sainsburys and Morrisons are located on the edge of town as are fast food outlets McDonalds, Burger King, Pizza Hut and the Little Chef.

Borough Parade Chippenham is also home to a large number of established Wiltshire businesses, as well as a full complement of banks, building societies, estate agents, travel agents, solicitors, accountants, doctors, dentists, opticians, garages, hotels, restaurants and pubs as would be expected in any thriving market town. Industrially, Chippenham has benefited enormously from its strategic position between Swindon and Bristol on Brunel’s Great Western Railway.

Bumpers Farm Estate is the town’s largest light industrial area, with Home Automation, Woods Business Services Ltd, the Renter Center, the Plumb Center and Antony Rowe specialist/vanity printers occupying major sites.

Methuen Park is a relatively new and expanding development. It includes Westlea Housing Association, Securicor, Fleet Support, Wincanton, The Mill House and Focus DIY.

Town Market Other major Chippenham companies include Osma Wavin and Herman Miller.

Town Markets

Chippenham’s vibrant and colourful street markets are held on Fridays and Saturdays in the Market Place. The market offers a wealth of traditional and modern stalls, offering a variety of items from locally grown produce, cheese, fresh meats, fish, olives, bread and cakes, plants and flowers through to ladies and mens fashions, underwear, cosmetics, shoes, Christian books, tapes and CD’s, new age items, jewellery and clocks and watches.

There are also occasional touring Continental Markets held during the year look out for local advertising giving the dates as they arrive.

If you would like to enquire about taking a pitch at the Chippenham Market or require further information, please contact;

Hughmark Continental Market Operators, 47 Littleheath Road,
Tilehurst, Reading, Berks RG31 5TY
Tel: 0118 945 1799 Fax: 0118 945 2390

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