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
Corsham Neighbourhood Plan
Wiltshire Council is now running the second consultation on the proposed Corsham Neighbourhood Plan. All the submitted documents can be viewed via their consultation portal: http://consult.wiltshire.gov.uk/portal, or paper copies are available at Corsham Library (at Springfield Campus), the Town Hall and Wiltshire Council's offices at Monkton Park in Chippenham. To comment, download a form from the Supporting Documents section on the consultation portal and follow the instructions, or paper copies of the form are available to fill in at the three sites listed. You have until 5pm on Friday 25 May to comment on the Plan and, if you agree with its contents, to indicate your support for it. (Please be aware that all representations will be publicly available and may also appear on Wiltshire Council's website.)
Following the consultation, the comments will be passed to an independent examiner who will then recommend whether the Neighbourhood Plan should be put to a community referendum, when 50% of those who vote need to vote Yes for the Plan to be accepted.
For details on the consultation process, contact Wiltshire Council's Spatial Planning Team on 01225 713223 or email . For details on the contents of the Neighbourhood Plan, visit www.corshamneighbourhoodplan.co.uk, or call the Town Hall on 01249 702130.
Corsham in Bloom
Entries for this year's Best Front or Rear Garden Competition are now open. If your garden is blooming marvellous, why not take part? Or why not nominate a friend's garden? You can download the entry form, with all the information you need, here. The closing date to enter is 29 June and judging will take place around mid-July.
Nationwide in Corsham
Nationwide Building Society is running a pop-up branch in Corsham. Every other Tuesday, from 9am-4.30pm, you can come and meet Nationwide staff at the Town Hall. Come along and find out about the services they can offer in Corsham. NEXT SESSIONS 5, 12 and 26 June. PLEASE NOTE - 5 June is a change of date, replacing 29 May (after the Bank Holiday).
To find out more about Corsham’s Great War, including key dates, commemoration projects and the stories of the 115 men who did not return, please visit the website.
Corsham is a medieval town in North West Wiltshire. It is at the south-eastern 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.