Check out our latest news!

CBLC Summer newsletter

CBLC Summer newsletter 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

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

read more

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…

read more

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,…

read more

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…

read more

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,…

read more

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…

read more

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…

read more

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,…

read more

Westmead Hub website relaunched

Westmead Hub website relaunched 1024 663 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

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…

read more

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…

read more

Christmas opening hours

Christmas opening hours 1024 576 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

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…

read more

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…

read more

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…

read more

30 years of cblc

30 years of cblc 1024 576 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

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…

read more

Wiltshire search and rescue training

Wiltshire search and rescue training 1024 698 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

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…

read more

A is for Arts

A is for Arts 1024 576 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

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…

read more

Six months of grant making

Six months of grant making 1024 512 Chippenham Borough Lands Charity

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…

read more

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…

read more

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…

read more

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…

read more