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
Job Vacancy - Lead Groundsperson
The Town Council is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and energetic Lead Groundsperson to provide day-to-day management and maintenance of the Town Council's amenities. For full details and to apply, download the advert, job description, person spec and application form (CVs will not be accepted). The closing date is 9am on Tuesday 3 April. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 11 April 2018. For further information, contact Maxine Jones, Head of Finance and Administration, at the Town Hall.
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 20 March, 3 and 17 April.
Corsham Digital Mansion House
You can read Wiltshire Council's latest update on the Corsham Digital project here.
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 southwestern 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.