Useful contacts & telephone numbers:
Click this link for details and information for 'Active Wiltshire'.
Chippenham Area Board
Click this link for details on Chippenham Area Board and date of the next meeting. http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/council/areaboards/chippenhamareaboard.htm
The Chippenham Community Area Network (CAN)
Chippenham CAN is a great way to keep in touch with things that are happening locally. With regular news from the Council, Police, NHS and many other local community groups and organisations, you will be the first to know what is happening. With opportunities to have a say on important issues and to take part in local events and activities, Chippenham CAN will put you in the picture. You can join Chippenham CAN for an update by clicking on this link. View the newsletter at chippenham area board can newsletter site http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/council/areaboards/chippenhamareaboard.htm
http://www.homes4wiltshire.co.uk/ Homes 4 Wiltshire is the way in which you can search for housing in the Wiltshire Council area. Homes 4 Wiltshire will allow you more involvement in your housing future and this website is your gateway to a new home. You can search for vacant properties across the Wiltshire Council area on this website.)
You can search for job vacancies on the Job Centre link below:
Mobile Library Service
The Mobile Library stops at the school and between the garage and bus stop every 4 weeks on Thursdays.
The mobile stocks a large range of information books and novels, ranging from the latest thriller to best-selling autobiographies, cookery and gardening. And it's not just books - DVDs are available for hire too. There is also a wide selection of large print and talking books.
If you are a parent with young children, you will find a great range of picture books, story CDs and films on DVD for them to enjoy; there are information books and plenty of exciting reading for older children as well.
It’s free to join the library. So why not try it and see how much more there is on a mobile library? It's easy to join just bring along proof of your name and address and the mobile library manager will sign you up immediately – they are always happy to help.
For more information contact Chippenham Library on 01249 650536 or visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk/libraries
For more information please visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk/librariesParish Steward
The Parish Steward Scheme is operated by Wiltshire Council to carry out minor highways works and makes regular visits to the parish. Among the works that can be undertaken are: general cleaning of manholes; road gullies; hedge trimming around road signs and overgrown vegetation; debris and leaves obstructing footways and small potholes.
Items for the steward’s attention can be raised through the clerk: firstname.lastname@example.org
.Register of Electors:
To register for inclusion on the Electoral Roll contact the Elections Team on 0300 456 0112.
Wiltshire Accociation of Local Councils: http://www.wiltshire-alc.org.uk/
Wiltshire Local Councils: http://www.communityfirst.org.uk/
National Association of Local Councils: http://www.nalc.gov.uk/ RSPCA
Please click here
for the RSPCA website contact page.
Waste Not Want Not
Waste Not Want Not (WNWN) is a registered charity based in Chippenham that collects unwanted furniture and household goods to pass on, at affordable prices to people on low income and senior citizens. The charity has recently had its web site redesigned and it is keen to set up two way links to organisations that connect with the financially disadvantaged. If you would like your organisation to be featured on the 'Useful Sites' web page of WNWN please provide us with a logo, a few words describing what you do and your website address. If you are willing to put WNWN on your web site please confirm by e/mail (email@example.com) so that we can make the appropriate arrangements. If you require any additional information, or clarification, please contact us by the wnwn e/mail address or on 01249 447140 .
Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust (Charity No 1073127)
For further information please click the link below.
Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Trowbridge. Tel. 0300 456 0100 (all departments)
Social care help desk - tel. 0300 456 0111
Automated payments - tel. 0300 456 0199
The local Wiltshire Council office is at Monkton Park, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 1ER
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm
Wiltshire Council - Information on Dog Fouling
To report Dog Fouling you can telephone 0300 456 0105 or report it online http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/parkingtransportandandstreets/roadshighwaysstreetcare/mywiltshirelogin.htm
Wiltshire Council Equipment Loan Scheme
Wiltshire Council lends parish councils litter picking equipment for parish events. This includes the following:
- Litter pickers
- Plain high-viz vests
- Bag hoops
- Pairs of rubber gloves
- Pack of orange sacks (52 per pack)
The equipment can be collected from the local depot or be delivered to the event - this needs to be specified on request and the council needs to be notified in advance. If any village organisation wishes to make use of this in the future, please contact the parish council Clerk, Sharon Neal, e-mail mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01249 659842.
To report a Highway defect you can either, contact Highways on 0300 456 0105 or report the problem online, please see the link below, (Office hours 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday). Emergency out of hours service is 01722 413834
Wiltshire Council's Parish Newsletter
To view the latest copy of Wiltshire Council's parish newsletter please click here.
Wiltshire and Swindon Local Access Forum - Your Guide to Open Access
The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, the CRoW Act, created a new right to walk over areas of open countryside and registered common land. It came into effect in Wiltshire in December 2004.
Under the Countryside Rights of Way Act 2000, every local authority is required to set up a Local Access Forum in their area to improve access to the countryside for their residents and visitors. Wiltshire County Council and Swindon Borough Council have assembled a joint Forum. The Forum is a statutory body in their own right and their primary role is to advise on access provision to the countryside in its broadest sense. The Forum's website address is http://www.wiltshirelaf.org.uk/ this contains background information on the Forum, minutes from all meetings, details on access land parcels in Wiltshire, frequently asked questions and other topics; or telephone 01225 756178.