Corsham Town Hall is an ideal venue for social occasions.
Find out more about hiring the hall here.
Welcome to Corsham Town Council’s website. The Town Council’s aim is “to make Corsham the most desirable place in Wiltshire to live, work and visit, with a safe, active, healthy and sustainable community based around a vibrant and useful Town Centre”. Here on this site you will find information about how the Town Council is working to fulfill that aim, along with details of the Council’s responsibilities and projects.
You will also find information and links about Corsham itself that may be of interest to both residents and visitors.
We hope that you enjoy visiting our site and if you have any comments or suggestions about what you would like to see here please email us.
For general enquiries please phone 01249 702130
Corsham is a medieval town in North West Wiltshire. It is at the southwestern extreme of the Cotswolds, between Bath and Chippenham. A market town within a large parish of around 13000 people, Corsham has grown rapidly since 2003.
Originally named Cosseha, there has been a settlement in Corsham since Anglo-Saxon times. Corsham Court has royal connections dating back centuries: King Ethelred (978-1017) kept house on the site of this old manor.
Corsham is said to have thrived on sheep and stone. From the 14th century until the wool industry moved to the north of the country in the 1800s, many Flemish weavers came to England and settled in the Cotswolds area, with a number making their home in Corsham. A row of 17th Century houses in the High Street is actually known as the ‘Flemish Cottages’. As for stone, Cotswold limestone has been used for building since Roman times. The stone quarried in and around Corsham then – as now - was the famous ‘Bath Stone’ and houses built from it can be seen in the High Street. In fact, Nikolaus Pevsner, the architectural historian, once wrote, “Corsham has no match in Wiltshire for wealth of good houses”.
Find out more about Corsham's history here.
Town Councillor Vacancy - Following the resignation of Cllr Allan Bosley, a vacancy has now arisen for a Town Councillor for Corsham Pickwick Ward. If you are interested in being co-opted on to the Town Council, you can find full details here. Guidance notes are also available. Deadline 5pm on 1 June 2015.
Summer Street Fair - On Saturday 20 June the Town Council is holding a Summer Street Fair in the town centre, from 12-4pm. The event will start witha military parade along the High Street at noon, and then there will be music (on stage in the Martingate Centre, next to Grounded), stalls, kids' workshops, a First World War exhibition - and a new Poldark Photography Exibition, featuring photographs taken by local photographer Andy Rose, at the Tourist Information Centre. For more information contact Rachel Avent, Tourism and Events Officer, at the Town Hall or email email@example.com.
Corsham in Bloom - If you have a blooming wonderful garden, why not enter it in our Best Front or Rear Competition 2015? Entry forms and information are available now at the Town Hall or to download.
Corsham's First World War - Click on the logo.
Or discover what's on in Corsham here.