Independent Town Councillor for Chippenham

Hardens & Central Ward

I believe the views of Chippenham local residents are so much more important than party politics.

My children attend Hardenhuish school. As a father, I want them to thrive in a Chippenham where the parks and biodiversity are protected, where the economy is sustainable and circular, where arts and culture flourish and the river Avon is the natural beating heart of the town rather than a resource to be exploited.

I was elected as an Independent town councillor on May 6th 2021 – now the work begins! 

Matthew Short

Matthew Short
Independent Town Councillor - Chippenham - Hardens & Central ward

So what could we do differently?

I certainly don’t have all the answers but as one of my favourite quotes goes…

If you want to build a flotilla of ships you don’t sit around and talk about the carpentry. You set the saws ablaze with visions of exploring distant shores – Antione de Saint-Exupery

So here are some ideas to set the Chippenham Town & Wiltshire Unitary council saws ablaze…