Come and learn about Chippenham Town Council’s unique culture and community offer. See how this award winning town council manages its dynamic culture portfolio in a challenging local government environment – as NALC opens up its annual larger council study visit for the first time.
This is an unique and exclusive opportunity to see why Chippenham is one of the West Country’s most dynamic market towns. The combination of the old and the new, the historic architectural gems, modern shopping centres and nearness to some of the country's greatest houses and historic villages, makes this town midway between Bath and Swindon an ideal location for living, working and visiting.
See how a local council at the forefront of culture – brilliantly promotes its town. You will get exclusive behind the scenes access to Chippenham’s councillors, officers and sites and find out more about:
Chippenham Town Hall (an architectural gem in the heart of Chippenham town centre dating back to 1834);
Neeld Community and Arts Centre (an exciting new community and arts centre);
Chippenham Museum (tells the fascinating story of this historic market town)
Stanley Park Sports Ground (this award-winning sports ground facility is one of Wiltshire’s largest outdoor sporting venues);
John Coles Park With Splashpad (an annual water leisure feature run for children); and
the award winning London Road Cemetery (this cherished facility is managed by the town council).
You’ll also enjoy a working dinner with the Leader and Chief Executive of Chippenham Town Council, delegates from other English larger councils and the NALC Larger Councils’ Committee – at the prestigious The Angel Hotel in Chippenham.
A chance to network and share good practice from your own councils and with other delegates at this must-attend study visit. Hear a presentation on Partnership Working in Wiltshire. Influence policy advocacy by attending a meeting of the NALC Larger Councils’ Committee. Learn how Chippenham Town Council is getting the most for its service offer from the devolution agenda in Wiltshire.
All delegates will discover innovative ways to deliver culture services and will be challenged to consider for their own councils a vision of entirely new service delivery.
Only 12 places available for this exciting pilot opportunity.