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Tree sculpture trail now in progress

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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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Westmead Hub website relaunched

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We’ve relaunched the Westmead Hub website which will be the new place to find out all the latest information about the Westmead Activity Centre project. The revamped website includes artist impression images of the whole centre including initial designs for…

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Please avoid the grassy riverbank at westmead open space

Please avoid the grassy riverbank at westmead open space 993 1024 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

We have had a report this afternoon of an open manhole cover along the grassy riverbank between our Open Space car park and Westmead playing field. This issue is now being sorted as a matter of urgency but please avoid…

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Christmas opening hours

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We remain open from 9.00am to 3.00pm weekdays until Wednesday 23rd December. Our office will be closed from Thursday 24th December until Friday 1st January 2021. We reopen again on Monday 4th January 2021. The staff and trustees of Chippenham…

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Westmead Activity Centre FAQs

Westmead Activity Centre FAQs 1024 540 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

We have been delighted with the hugely positive response to construction work starting on this project. We have collated some answers to the queries that we have received about the project so far below and will continue to keep you…

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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

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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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