Corsham is safe and relatively free of crime and anti-social behaviour. The town has a very proactive local team of neighbourhood officers and police community support officers (PCSOs), who are part of the bigger Chippenham Community Policing Team (CPT).
To contact Corsham CPT about a community-related matter (not crimes) you can email ChippenhamAreaCPT@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk. For non-urgent crimes and incidents, call 101 or use the Report a Crime facility on the Wiltshire Police website.
For emergencies, always call 999.
For the latest local policing news, you can follow Corsham Police on Facebook, or sign up for Wiltshire and Swindon Community Messaging to receive free messaging about policing and crime matters.
The Town Council is responsible for the defibrillator on the wall of the public toilets in Newlands Road (Co-Op) Car Park. It is opened by calling 999 for an access code, which will also summon an ambulance. Using the defibrillator is completely self-explanatory – no training is required – with recorded step-by-step instructions at every stage.
Corsham Bowls Club, on Station Road, also has an accessible defibrillator on the outside of the building, while other sports clubs and Springfield Campus have defibrillators available for emergencies involving their users/customers.
Alongside the CCTV already in town run and funded by others (eg Martingate), the Town Council has a mobile CCTV camera that can be moved around between a number of fixed points, often at the request of the local police. It has been a useful tool in preventing and detecting crime around Corsham. Locations include Springfield, the Town Hall, Katherine Park, the High Street, High Street Car Park and Pickwick Road.
SPEED INDICATOR DEVICE (SID)
The Town Council has two Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs) that are used in various locations around the parish. The SIDs are able to record data from traffic in two directions and can be used to determine average speeds, traffic volume and the 85th percentile (the speed that 85% of vehicles do not exceed). They do not record registration numbers. The data can be used to highlight areas in need of speed checks by the local police.
Corsham Town Council has an Emergency Plan in place to guide us, and other local stakeholders, through the required actions to help support the local community in an emergency situation. The Plan covers flooding, heavy snow, loss of utilities, a major incident (eg a rail crash) and a public health emergency. It is regularly checked and updated.