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 and coronavirus - latest information
For the most up-to-date Town Council and community information, please visit our Covid-19 page.
Every 10 years, the Office for National Statistics (ONS), holds a national census, and the latest one is due to take place on 21 March 2021. All households will receive a letter in the coming weeks about how to take part (which is a legal requirement) but, in the meantime, you can find out more in this Wiltshire - Your Questions Answered document.
Local Elections - Prospective Candidates and Agents' Election Webinar
Considering putting yourself forward in the upcoming elections on 6 May?If so, please join Wiltshire Council's elections team on 24 February at a briefing webinar to find out all you need to know if you’re thinking about being a candidate or agent in the upcoming Wiltshire Council unitary, and town and parish council elections. The webinar starts at 5.00pm, hosted on Microsoft Teams via this link https://bit.ly/3rYFykxThe election timetable will be talked through in detail, and useful information and links will be shared. Attendees will also have the opportunity to have their questions answered. More information about becoming a councillor can be also be found at https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/elections-becoming-a-councillor.
Community Awards 2020 - The Winners
Congratulations to our 2020 Community Award Winners! Obviously the judging got a bit delayed, but we're delighted to be able to announce that the truly deserving recipients are: John Bolland, of AFC Corsham, for his dedication to the club, local football and young people; Julian Carosi, for his efforts to promote and generate interest in the social history of Corsham; Barry Cox for all the work he has done enhancing walking activities in Corsham; Phyl Fry, for her decades of work as the verger at St Bart’s; Zahid Mahmood, Chief Coach at Corsham ASC, for his commitment to the Club and his desire to see everyone, swimmers and coaches, reach their full potential, and Sharon Shackleford, for her tireless work helping families in need in our community, particularly the victims of domestic abuse.
Thank you to all of them, to all our other nominees and to those of you who took the time to nominate someone. We can't get together yet to officially present the awards but we're hoping that, later in the year, we can celebrate our 2020 winners' achievements alongside those of our 2021 winners. We'll be launching this year's Community Awards next month, so watch out for that.
Local Plan Review Consultation
The Wiltshire Local Plan review consultation is
taking place from Wednesday 13 January to Tuesday 9 March
2021. Of particular interest may be Planning for Corsham
and Corsham – Site Selection Report.
All documents can be accessed via https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/planning-policy-local-plan-review-consultation
Town Hall Closed
The Town Hall is currently closed to the public. We are available and working, so if you need to get in touch, call 01249 702130, email email@example.com or you can drop any correspondence in via the letterbox on the non-pub side of the Town Hall.
Pickwick Conservation Area Appraisal Consultation
The Pickwick Association has reviewed the Pickwick Conservation Area and is seeking input, comment and views on the appraisal document which can be viewed at www.pickwickassociation.org.uk.
Comments are invited until 28 February.
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 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.