The idea for One Chippenham came from many conversations with people who live in Chippenham and yet can’t find out what’s on in their town. It also responds to the voluntary, community groups and small businesses who struggle to let people know about the brilliant work that they’re doing, or to get people to attend their events and support their work.
Time and again, we’d hear phrases like ‘it went quite well. Not enough people, but we’ll try again’. ‘Did you advertise? I didn’t see it anywhere’. Or ‘we didn’t know it had happened until it was over’.
Those who need to find out information in their towns will probably go to Google for the information, where you will then be inundated with new, old, out of date links that take you to another page, where you may, or may not find the relevant local information that you’re looking for.
We knew that the answer to a lot of this would be one single place, to find everything you need to know, and we think that this is it.
We care about our town, and we want those who choose to make it their home to be able to invest in it, succeed and support the many great people and organisations here. We welcome your feedback so please get in touch if we have missed anything, or with extra information.
Due to Covid-19, the most urgent need now is for people to get the information they need in this crisis, so we’ve prioritised this. As the world is ever-changing and no-one knows when we’ll resume our work, it’s going to be a moveable situation, but if you can send us an image and information about your group, we’ll keep it ready for when we can use it.
We hope that you find our website useful, and it helps you to discover just how much our town has right here on our doorstep.