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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




Latest News

We are Recruiting!

The Town Council is looking for a Groundsperson to help us keep Corsham and the surrounding area beautiful. If you are interested in becoming one of grounds team we would be pleased to hear from you.

Advert - Groundsperson (Amenity)

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

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Guidance Notes


Town Council Co Options for Councillor Vacancies

Due to three Corsham Town Council wards being uncontested in the local elections, there are four vacancies for councillors which will now be filled by co option. Vacancies are available in Corsham Ladbrook Ward (1), Corsham Pickwick Ward (1) and Corsham Neston Ward (2). These are interesting and valuable roles and an opportunity to be be involved in making decisions about what happens in the town. Details of the vacancies can be found at the links below:

Co Option Poster

Co Option Guidance for Applicants

Co Option Application Form


Corsham and coronavirus - latest information

For the most up-to-date Town Council and community information, please visit our Covid-19 page.

Summer Busking Saturdays

Busking Saturdays are back for 2021, funded by the Town Council and Martingate. From now until 25 September local musicians will be playing in town from 11.30am-1pm every Saturday. Come and shop, stay for a coffee or lunch and listen to some great performers - and there's two hours' FREE parking too!

Saturday 12 June: Matt Owens, founder member of Noah and the Whale

Corsham in Bloom

It's Corsham in Bloom time! We are very hopeful that judging can take place with actual visits this year (under Covid secure conditions) so we are open for entries for the Best Garden competition. We've decided to carry on with last year's new categories too so are also looking for the Best Planter or Window Box, the Best Hanging Basket and the Best Wildlife Garden/Environmental Project. Just fill in the entry form and return it to the Town Hall and we will be in touch when the dates for judging are finalised. Alternatively, we can post a form to you if you call us on 01249 702130.

Best Allotment is back too, alongside all the in-town categories from Best Public Building to Best Sports Club. Entry forms are not required for these as everyone is automatically entered.

The closing date is 30 June, with judging due to take place in mid-July.

Town Hall

We are available and working at the Town Hall so, if you need to get in touch, call 01249 702130, email towncouncil@corsham.gov.uk or you can drop any correspondence in via the letterbox on the non-pub side of the Town Hall. If you cannot use these preferred means of contacting us then we are currently open from 10am-12pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays ONLY, but hope this will change over the coming months as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Two Hours FREE Parking

The Town Council is funding the TWO HOURS FREE parking scheme, which will run until at least March 2022, to help our local businesses. You do still need to get a ticket, though.

Corsham

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.

Find out more about hiring the Hall here.

 

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