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 us.
For general enquiries please phone 01249 702130
Easter Egg Hunt
6 and 23 April - the Easter holidays - there are 10 chick-shaped Easter Eggs
hidden in the windows of businesses and shops in the centre of Corsham. Take a
walk around Town, find where the eggs are hiding and you could be in with the
chance to win a chocolate prize!
Easter Egg hunt is organised by the Town Council and sponsored by Camomile
Café. Entry forms are available from the Town Hall, the Tourist Information
Centre or Camomile Café or can be downloaded here.
Entries have to be in by 24 April and the winner and two runners-up
will be announced on 25 April.
Town Hall is open from 9am-5pm, Monday to Thursday and until 4.30pm on Fridays.
It will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Corsham Neighbourhood Plan Examination Update
We are pleased to be able to say that the examination of
the draft Corsham Neighbourhood Plan can now re-commence.
Wiltshire Council has
recently completed a Habitat Regulations Assessment which concluded that that
there would be no adverse effects on the Bath and Bradford on Avon Bats SAC,
alone or in- combination with other plans and projects.
Natural England were consulted on the updated HRA and
concluded on 8 March 2019:
‘I can confirm that Natural England concurs with the
conclusion of the above assessment namely that the NDP will result in no
adverse effects on the Bath and Bradford on Avon Bats SAC, alone or in-
combination with other plans and projects.’
A note relating to the submitted SEA Environmental Report
produced by AECOM in February 2018 has also been prepared to confirm that as no
changes to the Corsham NP are proposed as a consequence of the updated HRA the
original SEA Environmental Report remains valid.
Full details of the HRA are available on the Corsham
Neighbourhood Plan Website - www.corshamneighbourhoodplan.co.uk
The Town Council is delighted to have a packed calendar of Chamber Exhibitions featuring local artists in 2019. The exhibitions take place in the Council Chamber, are open from 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday, and are free to visit. Please note that the Chamber may be used for meetings so if you are travelling any distance to visit, please call us first, on 01249 702130, to make sure the exhibition will be open. The current exhibition, running until 18 April, is by Irene Floris and is titled 'Flow and Form'.
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.