Independent Town Councillor for Chippenham

Hardens & Central Ward

I am an independent Chippenham Town Councillor working to support residents in Hardens and Central Ward, make the town centre a great place to be, and protect the environment.

I was elected as an Independent town councillor on May 6th 2021.

In May 2023 I was elected by fellow councillors as Deputy Leader of the council. 

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 – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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