The Town Council’s Community Awards were launched in 2011 to celebrate the people who make a difference to the Corsham community. Over the years, clubs, groups, hard-working volunteers, young people and local sports stars have all been recognised.

The search for award-recipients runs from January to March, when nomination forms for that year’s competition are available. The nominees are then considered by the Awards Panel, made up of four Town Councillors, who choose the winners. The certificates are handed out at a special Corsham Celebrates event (previously the Annual Town Meeting) in April.

Nominations for 2024’s awards are now open, until 15 March. You can download the entry form (also available in an Easy Read format) and the list of previous winners who are not eligible to win this year, email us for a copy ( or give us a call on 01249 702130 and we will put a copy in the post to you.

2023 Community Awards

The winners of 2023’s Awards were officially announced at the Corsham Celebrates event on Thursday 20 April. They are: Julian Barefoot for his work with Freewheelers ESV Blood Bikes; Corsham Baptist Church’s Colin Whiting and the Souper Friday team; John Connelly for his work with Corsham Bowls Club; Karen Viner for being the driving force behind Corsham Community Club; Chris Denton, Chair of Governors at Corsham Regis Primary School, and Sonia Blandford and Corsham Windband for bringing their music to Corsham for over four decades.

Steve Drew, Chairman of Corsham Churches Foodbank, received a special Chairman’s Award for his inspirational work supporting both the Foodbank’s volunteers and the clients who use its services.

Previous Winners


Julian Barefoot – Freewheelers Blood Bikes

Colin Whiting and the Souper Friday Volunteers

John Connelly – Corsham Bowls Club

Karen Viner – Corsham Community Club

Chris Denton – Chair of Governors, Corsham Regis Primary School

Sonia Blandford and Corsham Windband

Steve Drew – Corsham Churches Foodbank (Chairman’s Award)


Judith Hible – Public Rights of Way

Lynda Ormandy – Corsham Cricket Club

Nikki Kenna – Fairtrade

Peter Harper – Corsham Climate Action/Community Garden

Hilary Light – Corsham Link (Chairman’s Award)


Corsham Churches Foodbank

John Maloney – Corsham Historian/Civic Society

Chris Reid – Almshouses Trustee and Community Work

Natalie Sherman – Wiltshire Digital Drive


John Bolland – AFC Corsham

Julian Carosi – Corsham Historian

Barry Cox – Services to Walking Projects

Phyllis Fry – St Bart’s Verger/Local Volunteer

Zahid Mahmood – Corsham ASC

Sharon Shackleford – Helping Local Families


Sanjeevan Garcha – Barnett Bros

John Gale – Corsham Cricket Club

Peter Greenwood – Corsham Cricket Club

Jane Roberton – Transcoco/Clean Up Corsham

Corsham 2k and 10k Committee

Mark Unwin – Corsham Fire Service


Jean Hartley – Volunteering roles in Neston/Corsham Link

John Price – Volunteering roles with young people/Corsham Town FC

Leonora Martin – Volunteer work in the creative arts, particularly the Peacock Arts Trail

Rodney Veazey and the Brunel Shed