Local Elections - Following the local elections on 2 May (full results here), there are five vacancies on the Town Council. If you are interested in being co-opted on to the Town Council, the information is available to download and more help is available from the Town Hall.
Cllr Ruth Hopkinson is the new Town Council Chairman, with Cllr Peter Anstey as Vice-Chairman.
Corsham in Bloom - Calling all gardeners! You can now enter Corsham in Bloom's Best Front or Rear Garden Competition 2013. Entry forms are available to download or from the Town Hall. The closing date for entries (or nominations for someone else's garden) is 24 June. Details of this year's children's painting competition are also on the entry forms.
Corsham's Benchmarking Report - A full copy of the report on the town centre is available here.
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.