Chippenham Hackspace

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Activities

The Hackspace (currently a lower priority) is a social/networking club with a Tech workshop.
The Hackspace will initially be offering free PAT testing and electrical repair, as well as teaching basic computing. This is a free service to non-members. You can make a donation if you prefer.

Members can work on their own projects with tools and expertise they could never afford individually, and on group projects for community benefit - thanks to Swindon Makerspace for clarifying that is the main purpose of a Hackspace.

We currently meet jointly with the Men's Shed every Tuesday, at -.

There are now some downloadable CHS backdrops, intended for use on desktop computers.

Who & Where

Physically, we're currently "homeless" as far as storage space goes, we're still holding weekly meetings though, in Chippenham Men's Shed. Structurally, we've worked out we should be a not-for-profit, as this offers the most flexibility. To all basic intents and purposes, we're an educational charity.

Our previous address at The Weighbridge is currently unavailable due to failing its latest H&S inspection, and quite a long list of other issues. It is mothballed until at least February . More news will be posted on the @chiphack Twitter channel, when anything changes.

The equipment we've collected so far, and what we've had to move, is still in off-site storage.

If anyone does have some studio/office accommodation in the Chippenham area, preferably close to the rail station, that they'd like to let to a charitable organisation like ours, please get in touch. (Currently we're in negotiations with several potential new landlords.)

For further location info, please see chipshed.org

Committee

All Hackspace assets are owned by the Trustees, who are:

We are run by a committee consisting of:

Treasurer
Geoff Endacott*
Secretary, Keeper of the Biscuits
Robin Hodson*
Chair, Maker of the Tea
(Position vacant)

Because the committee is currently limited to four people, there are responsibilities assigned outside it:

Hackspace Lead
(Position vacant)
Premises caretakers
Robin Hodson
Austen Espeut

*These people are also Trustees.

We are a not-for-profit charity, limited by guarantee, registered at Companies House.
Reg. No: 10839801

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