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.
Corsham Railway Station: Latest News - Last year, Wiltshire Council commissioned feasibility work on a possible station in the town. According to the report, there is a strong case for building a railway station here - although its viability would be reliant on securing a sustainable train service. The full report will be available in a few weeks' time but you can read the initial findings here.
Corsham's Unsung Heroes - Do you know someone who makes a difference to life in Corsham? Why not nominate them for a Community Award? The information is on the nomination form, or you can pick up a copy at the Town Hall. Entries must be in by 11 March 2016. (Please note, previous winners are not eligible, but non-winning nominees may be entered again.)
Bus Service Consultation - Wiltshire Council is inviting people to have their say on a review of the county's subsidised bus services. Copies of the questionnaire are available at the Town Hall or call 0300 456 0100 to have one posted. Alternatively, fill it in online at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/subsidised-bus-services-consultation - until 4 April.
Discover what's on in Corsham here.