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Chipping Campden is a small market town nestling in a fold in the hills in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is often referred to as "the Jewel of the Cotswolds". Our High Street is famous for its elegant terraced houses made from honey-coloured Cotswold limestone.
The architecture of the High Street dates from the 14th to the 17th Century and the entire centre of the Town is a Conservation Area. Administratively, we are situated in the Campden Vale Ward of Cotswold District Council in Gloucestershire. The Town Council is responsible for providing a number of facilities within the Town including the allotments on Aston Road and the cemetery at West End Terrace. It is also responsible for the maintenance of St. James' churchyard and as the Sole Managing Trustee of two of the town's trusts it is responsible for the Grade II* listed Town Hall, the War Memorial Green (designed by the famous architect F.L. Griggs), the Town Square car park and The Playing Field and Recreation Grounds at George Lane and Castle Gardens.
We are also a statutory consultee on planning applications that are made to Cotswold District Council and our team of Councillors and Volunteers are currently working on our draft Neighbourhood Development Plan.
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The Town Council has been in further discussions with Type3 Productions about the proposed filming in Chipping Campden. The letter to residents and businesses is below that will be distributed over the next few days in the High Street, Leasbourne, Lower High St, Sheep Street, Park Road, Back Ends and Calf Lane including Peelers Close. The letter explains the proposal and what is being done to mitigate any disruption. The intention is for Type3 to make personal contact with as many people as possible. More »
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Your feedback is important to the Town Council's Decision Making Process:
Dear Resident or Business owner,
As you may be aware, Type3Productions are producing an action adventure series for a major online streaming service. We had planned to film scenes in Chipping Campden Market Square Car Park earlier this year but unfortunately had to postpone filming for covid-related reasons beyond our control. We are very excited to feature Chipping Campden in the show and are in discussions with Chipping Campden Town Council and Chipping Campden Town Trust about our proposal to film on the Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th of September between 12:00 until 20:30. I am writing to you to make you aware of these proposals and to detail a timeline of the proposed activities. We wish to garner any feedback you may have in order to ensure that, on gaining approval, the project runs as smoothly as possible for all parties.
Traffic Management Due to the dressing and equipment we would be bringing into the Market Square, and to facilitate our shoot in the safest possible way for residents and crew alike, we are proposing a temporary road closure along the High Street. This would be in place from 05:00 AM on Tuesday 28th September until 05:00 AM Thursday 29th September. We have sought approval from Chipping Campden Council and the local highways authority. We would of course also grant access to business owners, customers, residents, deliveries, bus and emergency services. If filming was to commence, we would only be taking up parking immediately around our Location in the Market Square Car Park in order to keep the continuity of our show. The road closure would be undertaken by our traffic management company and we will endeavour to minimise traffic and disruption, please see our proposed traffic management plan attached to this letter.
We would also like to cordon off 8 to 10 spaces within the Market Square Car Park in order to erect our set dressing ahead of our shoot on Monday 27th September. We would provide overflow parking free of charge at the rear of the Kings Arms hotel and this will be marshalled by our own stewards.
During our shoot days on Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th September we would provide free parking at Pans Place, Back Ends, Chipping Campden GL55 6AU. We will have a cut through the Cotswold House Hotel to the High Street, and this will be signposted. We would also have a shuttlebus active across the duration of our shoot to bring less abled visitors into the High Street from our overflow parking area.
Timings & Scenes Filming would commence from approximately 12:00 to 20:30, however there could be activity around the square from 08:00 AM in order to set up. Our action primarily takes place on the pavement outside the Kings Arms hotel, the Market Square car Park, and some inside the Old Police Station. All on set crew will wear headsets to communicate from 19:00 in order to keep noise levels down. We will take every precaution possible, to create safe diversions around equipment, and will endeavor to keep disruption to you to an absolute minimum. We will of course allow pavements to free flow and may only request public to wait for two minutes at a time during takes to keep the continuity of the scenes. Please see full breakdown of our proposed activities overleaf.
Technical Vehicles Our technical vehicles would be parked with the permission of a landowner 1 mile out of town and we would use pickups and smaller vans to bring the equipment into town. We would store items in our allocated kit areas off of the high street. We will have an ultra-silent generator situated nearby to set which will be operated by qualified technicians and this is essential to ensure we have the power necessary to facilitate our shoot. Technical equipment on the pavement will be kept to a minimum, and we will not obstruct Public walkways.
We do of course hold fully comprehensive public liability insurance and all filming activity is risk assessed to ensure we are conducting our filming safely. We will make every effort to ensure the minimum disruption to surrounding residents and businesses. Filming on location cannot take place without the ongoing support of local residents and businesses, and for this we are extremely grateful. Throughout our filming members of my team will be on site to ensure smooth running and that our presence in the area does not cause any undue disruption. Please see details of how to contact us with any concerns or queries overleaf.
Thank you reading and I look forward to perhaps meeting some of you during our filming.
Harriet Press Location Manager Type3Productions LTD » Less
Posted: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 09:42 by Jo Harrigan
The Town Square Car Park will be closed for approximately 3 hours from 8.30am on Monday 9th August to facilitate the replacement of the white lines and road markings.
The Trust will start placing "no parking" bollards on the square from Sunday evening. Please do not remove the bollards or park in the square from this point.
Avon Road Mark Ltd will remove the bollards on a rolling basis as they complete blocks of the white lining on Monday morning. More »
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Posted: Fri, 06 Aug 2021 11:14 by Jo Harrigan
A major production company will be coming to Chipping Campden on the 28th July for approximately 10 days to film a new action adventure series.
The Town Hall and between six and eight car parking spaces will be closed for the duration of this period to allow the erection of the film set. Twelve alternative parking spaces have been arranged in The Kings Hotel car park and parking stewards will be on site to direct traffic to them as well as to the school car parks. More »
The High Street will be subject to a road closure order from 3rd August to the 4th August (inclusive) to enable the filming to take place. During this time the Town Square car park will be closed completely but again, stewards will direct traffic to alternative parking sites within walking distance of the town centre and make provision to enable less-abled people to access the town centre, despite the road closure.
Filming would commence from approximately 12:30 to 21:00, however there could be activity around the square from 08:00 AM in order to set up. The action primarily takes place on the pavement outside the Kings Arms Hotel, the Market Square Car Park, and some inside the Old Police Station.
The Country Market will temporarily relocate to the Market Hall on Friday 30th July and Friday 6th August.
Please be aware that the Town will be busier than usual as the film company will consist of a crew of approximately 100 people, working and, hopefully, shopping and eating!
Chipping Campden School car park will be available for parking free of charge during this period.
As a gesture of thanks to the local community for their cooperation and understanding during filming, the company will make a donation to recommended charities, please feel free to get in touch to nominate a charitable organisation.
For any specific queries please email Harrrietpress@yahoo.co.uk. » Less
Posted: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 10:54 by Jo Harrigan
Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return.
Posted: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 10:46 by Jo Harrigan