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Construction work on Westmead Activity Centre starting soon!

Construction work on Westmead Activity Centre starting soon! 1024 712 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

We’re excited to say we’ve appointed Rigg Construction (Southern) Ltd as lead Contractor to build our new climbing centre and skatepark facility in Chippenham with the construction work commencing from Monday 23rd November. It is estimated that the project will take approximately…

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30 years of cblc

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Today marks 30 years since we were registered, as a grant giving charity supporting Chippenham, with the Charity Commission. We had lots of plans for larger celebrations this Autumn but the current national and global situation means we are busy…

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Wiltshire search and rescue training

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Did you spot the amazing team from Wiltshire Search and Rescue carrying out a training exercise on our land in #Chippenham over the weekend? Wiltshire Search and Rescue (WILSAR) is a fantastic local charity providing specialist volunteer support to the…

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A is for Arts

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Today is the start of the A-Z of CBLC – hopefully by the time we get to Z you will know lots more about our grant giving charity: what we do, how we can help and you will also find…

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Six months of grant making

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Most of our staff have been working remotely over the past six months but we have been providing support and funding to a wide variety of different organisations and individuals during this time.  We have provided over £12,000 in funding to individuals living…

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Update – Westmead activity centre

Update – Westmead activity centre 640 360 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

We obtained planning permission late last summer to build a new climbing centre and skate park on our land at Westmead Recreation ground. Plans for our new climbing centre include interior & exterior climbing walls, bouldering, changing areas and a…

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we are seeking Two new Trustees

we are seeking Two new Trustees 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

Are you interested in the community life of the Parish of Chippenham?  Do you have a special knowledge of the town having lived or worked here for a minimum of three years? We are looking for two volunteers to join…

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Westmead Open space car park reopens

Westmead Open space car park reopens 1024 1024 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

Our car park at Westmead Open Space is now open again following it’s initial closure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and more recently to enable planned improvement works to take place. The car park extension work has been completed…

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Westmead open space car park

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Our car park at Westmead Open Space remains closed for a short time whilst a planned extension is created to enable more people to access our land. We hope to be able to reopen our car park as soon as…

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We’ve launched a new community website – one chippenham

We’ve launched a new community website – one chippenham 1024 858 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

We’re excited to announce that we’ve launched a new community website –  onechippenham.org.uk Eventually, we hope it will become the first choice ‘one stop’ place to find community information and information about ‘what’s on’ in Chippenham. In the short term the new…

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Tree Sculpture Competition & trail update

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In March last year Lady Lansdowne unveiled our beautiful wooden owl sculpture on our land at Westmead Open Space. The sculpture was made by Ollie Adams, an extremely talented local sculptor who works as a Gardener for Wiltshire College and University…

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Community hot meals service for chippenham

Community hot meals service for chippenham 1024 768 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Age UK Wiltshire to launch this essential new service for older people living in the Chippenham area. We are providing funding for the set up and running costs for the first year of…

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Westmead open space car park now closed

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We understand people’s wish to spend time outside in places like our land at Westmead Open Space during this difficult time. Our Borough Lands are still open but having sought advice from Wiltshire police our Westmead Open Space car park…

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COVID-19 support & new “one chippenham” community website

COVID-19 support & new “one chippenham” community website 1024 858 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

We are concentrating our support to help with basic welfare provisions and emergency requests/applications relating to Covid-19 only (for example food, transport and electricity/gas).  We are only able to help local individuals and groups/organisations that support the Chippenham community. If you are a…

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community support links & information (COVId-19)

community support links & information (COVId-19) 1024 858 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

(Information last checked and updated 4.30pm on 23.3.20) Lots of information and offers of support have already been posted across social media and local websites to help the local Chippenham community during this unprecedented time. Below is a long list…

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COVID-19 UPDATE

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Our office building will be shut to staff and visitors from Wednesday 18th March for the foreseeable future however our support for the Chippenham Community will continue, as much as possible, throughout this difficult time.  We will be checking our…

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Fringe FEb Thanks!

Fringe FEb Thanks! 1024 683 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

It was fantastic to see so much fun, colour and talent in Chippenham last weekend with the town full of music, comedy, performance, dancing, photography, art, craft, poetry, talks and a market.   We would like to say a HUGE…

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Fringe feb – weather venue updates

Fringe feb – weather venue updates 1024 858 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

Sadly we have another weekend of wet and windy weather ahead but fear not Fringe Feb is still on. Many of the Fringe Feb events are already indoors but where it has been possible outside events have been, or are…

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FRINGE FEB

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Our Chippenham Ace Group have put together an exciting new event in Chippenham for 3 days at the end of February. From the 27-29 February Chippenham is going to come alive with music, comedy, performance and dancing to photography, craft,…

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New pilot ‘enrichment grant’

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Would you like to try something new in 2020? We are trialling a new grant scheme called the Enrichment Grant this year to enable Chippenham residents to join a local class, activity or group and try something new in 2020. Have…

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