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 for Corsham Town Ward
A vacancy has arisen for a councillor for Corsham Town Ward. Full details here.
Vacancy - Tourism and Events Officer (Part-time)
An interesting and rewarding position has become available with Corsham Town Council. The successful candidate will promote Corsham as a great place to visit; organise events; engage with the local community; help our creative industries thrive, and know their way around social media. The role also includes town promotion and marketing. This is a 22-hours per week post. The closing date for applications is 9am on 5 June 2017. Full details are available here:
Local Government Elections - Town Council Co-options
The Local Government Elections took place on 4 May 2017, with no contested elections for the Town Council as there were only 12 candidates for 20 seats. The Town Council is now looking to co-opt to fill the eight vacancies. Details of the co-option process are available here. Full details of the outcome of the elections across Wiltshire can be found on the Wiltshire Council website.
Corsham in Bloom
Calling all gardeners! If your plot is blooming lovely, why not enter this year's Best Garden Competition, for front or rear gardens. The closing date is Friday 23 June, with judging taking place in early July. You can find all the information on the entry form.
Easter Egg Hunt
Well done to the 109 of you who took part in our Easter Egg Hunt - and particular congratulations to our winners Jack, Isabel and Oliver. And thank you to All the Pretty Things (our sponsor), Bebeco, Previous, Spindles, Corsham Bookshop, Amelie, Number Eight, Daisy Chain, Automattic Comics and Camomile Cafe for hiding the eggs so well. We'll be running more free things to do in the summer holidays.
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.