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 TOWN COUNCIL SURVEY - Every year, the Town Council takes part in a benchmarking project to see how Corsham compares to other towns locally and nationally. To complete a short online survey, please use the link, or you can pick up a paper copy from the Town Hall during office hours.
FREE PARKING FRIDAYS - They're back again in January. You can park for free in all the town centre's car parks, from 9.30am, every Friday this month, starting this week. (Please note the two-hour limit will still be enforced in the short-stay car park.) Come and spend more time in Corsham.
Grounds Maintenance Contract - Suitably qualified and experienced contractors are invited to apply to be shortlisted to tender for our Grounds Maintenance Contract. More details can be found here. The deadline is noon on 6 February 2017.
Community Awards 2017 - Do you know a local champion who makes a difference to Corsham? If so, why not nominate them for a Community Award? You can find all the details here - and a list of previous winners (who are not eligible for an award, having already won one).