Welcome to Corsham Town Council
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
Street Fair - 16 September
Our annual Street Fair will take place on Saturday 16 September, from 12-4pm, in the town centre. There'll be stalls, including lots of crafts courtesy of Corsham's Creative Market, food and drink, live music, a creep-crawly trail, the Little Zoo and much, much more. Plus FREE parking all day. Come and enjoy a great afternoon in Corsham.
Nationwide in Corsham
Nationwide Building Society is considering trialling a regular personal banking service in Corsham, but needs to know there is local interest. The Town Council has launched a petition to gather support. You can sign a paper copy at the Town Hall, online on Facebook or click here. The petition will run until the end of August. AND, from 15 August (and fortnightly after that), from 9am-4.30pm, you can come and meet Nationwide staff at a drop-in session at the Town Hall. Come along and find out about the services they hope to offer in Corsham.
FREE Holiday Activities - Corsham in Focus Junior and Peacock Feather Trail
Corsham in Focus Junior is a fun photographic treasure hunt around Corsham town centre. Where were Andy Rose's 20 pictures taken? Look high, look low and you'll find them if you look hard enough. Find them all and you might win a great prize. Forms are available from the Town Hall, or you can download one here. And there's the Peacock Feather Trail, sponsored by Automattic Comics. Find the 10 feathers hiding in the windows of the town centre's shops, get a sticker (or tick the box if the shop's shut), write down where you found the feathers and drop your form back to the Town Hall. Again, forms are available here at the Town Hall or you can download a copy. Both activities run all through the month, until 31 August.
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 Hall Hire
Corsham Town Hall is an ideal venue for social occasions.