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We are recruiting! – Finance Officer (maternity cover)

We are recruiting! – Finance Officer (maternity cover) 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

Are you an experienced Finance Officer looking for a busy, engaging role within a team that supports our local community, whilst offering the flexibility to balance life outside of work? It’s possible that you’ve never heard of our grant giving…

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The Queen’s Green Canopy Oak Tree Celebration

The Queen’s Green Canopy Oak Tree Celebration 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

We were delighted to welcome staff and thirty-nine Year 5 children from King’s Lodge School to Westmead Open Space on Tuesday 24th May. The children came to help us celebrate the planting of a new oak tree on our land…

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The Mary Lou Revue Bandstand Cabaret celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Mary Lou Revue Bandstand Cabaret celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

We are delighted to be bringing this brilliant and free live event to Chippenham to help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Mary Lou Revue brings vintage song and dance to one and all. Classic Swing Jazz, Music Hall and…

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The official opening of The Arc

The official opening of The Arc 785 411 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

We had a fantastic time celebrating the official opening of The Arc on Saturday 9th April. The sun was shining and it was great to see the climbing centre, skatepark and café buzzing with people enjoying themselves. We invited legendary…

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Quarterly Grant Awards – January to March 2022

Quarterly Grant Awards – January to March 2022 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

Over the last award quarter we have given out grants to a range of different organisations for a variety of different activities and needs. These have included: – £2500 awarded to the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust towards the cost of…

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The Arc Jam – celebrating the opening of The Arc

The Arc Jam – celebrating the opening of The Arc 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

Celebrate the opening of The Arc with CANVAS,  The Climbing Academy and us from 12-3pm on Saturday 9th April at The Arc Jam – a free event, open to all. The “Arc Jam” will include: – demonstrations by professional skateboarders skatepark…

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The Arc soft opening and further information

The Arc soft opening and further information 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

It’s fantastic to be able to report that The Arc is opening at lunchtime today. We are delighted that after all the planning and hard work that this exciting new attraction for Chippenham can finally start to be enjoyed by…

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Chippenham Fringe Feb 2022

Chippenham Fringe Feb 2022 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

An exciting variety of arts and performance events are taking place from Friday 11th-13th February as part of this years’ Chippenham Fringe February. This is now our third year of providing funding towards & organising the festival following last year’s…

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CBLC Winter 2021/22 newsletter

CBLC Winter 2021/22 newsletter 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

View or download our winter 2021/22 newsletter to keep up with the latest news and information from our charity. A PDF version can be read via this link – CBLC winter 21/22 newsletter (you can click on website links within the…

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Christmas opening hours & local support over the festive period

Christmas opening hours & local support over the festive period 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

We are open until 12.00pm on Friday 24th December 2021 and reopening at 9.00am on Tuesday 4th January 2022. Our staff are working from home where possible following government advice – please contact us via our usual landline number 01249…

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Six months of grant giving

Six months of grant giving 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

Over the last six months we have given out over 150 grants to individuals and families in need who live in Chippenham. We have also provided funding to local organisations to support their work with Chippenham residents. This Christmas we…

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Woodland Creatures Sculpture Trail official opening event

Woodland Creatures Sculpture Trail official opening event 1024 683 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

Our Woodland Creatures Sculpture Trail at Westmead Open Space was officially opened at a special event held on the 18th September. The new trail features 12 sculptures carved out of wood and is set on paths through a small woodland…

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CBLC Summer newsletter

CBLC Summer newsletter 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

View or download our new newsletter to keep up with the latest news and information from our charity. CBLC-Summer-21-newsletterDownload  

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Quarterly grant awards – April to June 2021

Quarterly grant awards – April to June 2021 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

Over the last award quarter we have given out grants to a range of different organisations for a variety of different activities and needs. These have included: – £5,000.00 awarded to Abbeyfield School to support the work of 2 new…

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litter at westmead open space

litter at westmead open space 1024 724 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

We have received some messages about the misuse of the dog waste bin in our car park for Westmead Open Space. We have been looking into longer term solutions and are taking action by increasing the size of the bin,…

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thank you!

thank you! 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

We couldn’t let Volunteers’ Week 2021 go by without saying a big THANK YOU to our wonderful trustees and the many brilliant volunteers who work on our land and properties in Chippenham. Thanks for your time, passion, commitment and hard…

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CBLC grant giving in 2020-21

CBLC grant giving in 2020-21 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

We awarded over £280,000 in grants and funding from April 2020 to the end of March 2021.  This included over £100,000 in grants and funding to different organisations that benefit the welfare of Chippenham residents.  We’ve helped 186 local individuals/families from providing food vouchers, white goods,…

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Westmead activity centre updates

Westmead activity centre updates 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

Please visit our updated Westmead Hub website for all information relating to the Westmead Activity Centre project. The website includes lots of images, answers to frequently asked questions and all the latest news about the project. Read about the company…

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Tree sculpture trail now in progress

Tree sculpture trail now in progress 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

Visitors to Westmead Open Space will already be familiar with the beautiful wooden owl sculpture that greets visitors accessing our land from Westmead Open Space car park. They might have also been curious about various new holes with cones in…

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Fringe Feb 21 goes virtual!

Fringe Feb 21 goes virtual! 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

An exciting variety of free online arts and performance events and workshops are being offered to residents over two weekends, starting on Friday 26th February. The line-up for the Chippenham’s Fringe Feb festival includes live comedy, virtual performances, drawing sessions, photography workshops,…

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