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
Due to Corsham Town Council wards being uncontested in the local elections, there are two vacancies for councillors which will now be filled by co option. Vacancies are available in Corsham Neston Ward. 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:
The Town Council has a vacancy for a Councillor for Corsham Ladbrook Ward. If you are interested in becoming a Councillor please get in touch to find out more.
We are now welcoming enquiries for bookings from September. To ensure we keep within government guidelines to keep everyone safe, including our staff who work in the building, we have reduced our capacity and are adding a small extra charge for additional cleaning. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your event. We very much look forward to welcoming back our hirers.
For the most up-to-date Town Council and community information, please visit our Covid-19 page.
StoryTown, our celebration of storytelling in all its forms, is back for its fourth year.
From 15-17 October you can enjoy all kinds of activities, for all ages. There are writing workshops, author talks, poetry readings, walks, yoga, an exhibition of Feather and Fin and lots more. Plus, why not take part in the Big Read and turn Corsham into one big book club?
This year’s book choices are PG Wodehouse’s Summer Lightning for adults and Julia Green’s The Wilderness War for younger readers. All the information you need for a wonderful weekend (and more) of imagination, celebration and inspiration is in the programme.
Calling all poets! Once again, as part of this year's StoryTown (15-17 October), poet and broadcaster Dawn Gorman (www.dawngorman.co.uk) is offering you the chance to read your poem on her radio show. The theme for 2021 is 'Telling Stories' and there are four age categories: Under 11s, 11-17s, Over 18s and Over 70s plus, new this year, a Local Poet Prize too. All the details and rules of entry are here, and you have until 31 December to enter. For more information, and to submit your poem, email email@example.com.
To celebrate this year’s StoryTown, from Friday 15 October until Monday 1 November, 10 book covers are in the windows of shops and businesses around the town centre. Can you find them all? If you do, you might win a special StoryTown prize. You can download a copy of the entry form or you can pick one up from the Town Hall, Corsham Bookshop, Automattic Comics/Corsham Toy Shop or Corsham Library.
You have until 3 November to get your trails back to us. We’d like to say a big thank you to The Corsham School’s Art Department and the great artists among the students who created the book covers for us.
We are available and working at the Town Hall so, if you need to get in touch, call 01249 702130, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - and we are usually very quick to respond - we are now open from 10am-4pm every day except Wednesday when we are closed to the public. You can call to make an appointment to visit outside these hours.
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 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.