Thank you to everyone who has supported Chippenham Carnival over the last 3 years, organised by Chippenham Connected in partnership with Chippenham Town Council and sponsored by Faresaver Buses.

Chippenham Connected is the public face of Chippenham BID – a democratically created business representative organisation that has a maximum life of 5 years. BIDs are funded by the businesses in the BID area, and the BID exists to support, promote and represent those businesses. There are over 300 BIDs in the country and events are a key feature of their work, because they bring people like YOU into the town centre!

Chippenham BID has existed since 1st April 2015, and there will be a vote in autumn 2019 to find out whether or not we will have another 5 years to keep on supporting Chippenham and delivering events. We’ve delivered 18 major events in partnership with Chippenham Town Council since we began, including Chippenham Carnival, Chippenham Soap Box Derby and the Christmas Light Switch-On. Until we know if we’ll be here to carry on after 31st March 2020 we can’t confirm when, or if, there’ll be a Chippenham Carnival next year.

Thank you to everyone who has helped this event grow since we revived it in 2017. We very much hope to bring you another Chippenham Carnival in 2020, and if you love what we do, please tell us and please tell the businesses in Chippenham town centre. It is them who have to put their hands in their pockets to fund us, and we would love to continue to do what we can to support, promote and represent them. Why not take a moment to relive the fun we’ve had with Chippenham Carnival for the last 3 years: