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 Information Statement & Notice of Referendum
Wiltshire Council have issued an information statement regarding the Corsham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum on Thursday 14 November 2019. The statement can be found here and the Notice of Referendum here.
Vacancy for a Town Councillor (Corsham Town Ward)
The Town Council has a vacancy for a Councillor. The Notice of Vacancy is available here.
StoryTown - 18-20 October 2019
It's back. Corsham's festival celebrating tale-telling in all its forms, whether that's writing, poetry, film, photography, history, animation, art, even origami, is on over the weekend of 18-20 October, with lots of other events taking place in the lead-up too! To find out all you need to know about the wide range of events taking place, pick up your programme from the Town Hall, The Pound, the Library, Corsham Bookshop, the Tourist Information Centre and other venues, or download a copy here. Go on Corsham, tell us a story!
Corsham Neighbourhood Plan
For the latest on the Plan, visit www.corshamneighbourhoodplan.co.uk. The referendum date has been announced as Thursday 14 November. Polling cards will be sent to all residents eligible to vote by Wiltshire Council.
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 next exhibition will feature four artists from this year's Peacock Arts Trail (5-13 October, https://peacockartstrail.co.uk/): Jane Jameson, Lyndsay Leister, Chloe Pinheiro and Michael Sutherland, and will run from 5 September until the end of the Trail.
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.