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
Councillor Vacancy - Corsham Town Ward
Do you want to make a difference to Corsham? We have a vacancy for a Town Councillor in the Corsham Town Ward. Details of what you need to do to be co-opted can be found here, or contact the Town Hall for more information. The closing date for nominations is 5pm on Monday 7 August.
FREE Parking Fridays
They're back! This month you can park for FREE in all the town centre's car parks on Fridays. (Please note the two-hour limit will still be imposed in the Short Stay Car Park, but you can park all day in the Long Stay.) Why not spend more time in Corsham?
Britain in Bloom South West/Corsham in Bloom
It's a big week next week. On Tuesday 11 July, our judges from Britain in Bloom South West will be in town to assess Corsham for this year's competition. And on Thursday and Friday, our own in-town competitions will be judged (apart from the Best Allotment which will be judged later this month). Fingers crossed!
Proposed Changes to Parking Restrictions
Wiltshire Council is proposing a number of changes to yellow lines, on-street parking bays and other waiting/no waiting restrictions in and around the town. Full details can be found here. The deadline to send your comments to Wiltshire Council is 10 July 2017.
Unfortunately, the Town Council's Facebook page is not working at the moment. We are trying to solve the problem, but it is taking some time. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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.