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
Corsham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Result
Thank you to everyone who went to the polls on
14 November to vote in the Corsham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum.
The question being asked was ‘Do you want
Wiltshire Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Corsham to help it decide
planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’ The turnout was 24.6%, with
2,428 electors voting.
The overwhelming majority of those who voted, voted
‘yes’ with just 162 voting ‘no’. The Plan has now been ‘made’ by Wiltshire
Council and will be used when making decisions and recommendations on planning
applications in the area.
Chairman of the Town Council and Neighbourhood Plan
Steering Group, Councillor Steve Abbott says, ‘It has taken us nearly five
years to get to this stage and we are delighted that 93% of those who voted,
voted in favour of the Corsham Neighbourhood Plan.’
The Corsham Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed here
Town Centre and Parking Survey
The Town Council is running a survey to get your views on the town centre, free parking, events and markets - and we'd like to know what suggestions you have too. If you have five minutes to spare, please take a look: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CorTCU19. Paper copies are also available at the Town Hall. The survey runs until 28 November 2019.
Vacancy for a Town Councillor (Corsham Town Ward)
The Town Council has a vacancy for a Councillor. The Notice of Vacancy is available here.
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.
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.
Corsham Town Hall is an ideal venue for social occasions.