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 us.
For general enquiries please phone 01249 702130
New Cemetery, Lacock Road, Corsham
Project Consultation and Precept Increase Survey - Further to the recent planning permission and land transfer, Corsham Town Council is now planning to construct the new cemetery in Lacock Road. The Town Council plans to seek the approval of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to apply for a Public Works Loan Board loan of £100,000 over the borrowing term of 15 years. To meet the rules of the DCLG we have to survey residents on the proposal, so if you could spare a minute to fill in the survey, we would be very grateful: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7GVV5FB. Alternatively, you can pick up a printed survey (it's only two questions) from the Town Hall or download a copy here. The closing date's Monday 10 June.
Corsham in Bloom
Entries are now open for this year's Corsham in Bloom Best Garden competition. You can download an entry form here, or pick up a copy from the Town Hall. The closing date's 28 June and judging will take place in mid-July.
Corsham Town Council held its first cycling strategy meeting of recent times on Wednesday 15 May. The Councillors acknowledged that the encouragement of cycling had multiple benefits connected with Corsham's Strategic Plan and the strong desire to reduce carbon emissions.Whilst a network of separate cycle paths serving Corsham and outwards for commutable distances would be the ideal, the following objectives were put forward by the group:
Work with Chippenham Town Council to facilitate a safe cycle route between Corsham and Chippenham.
Develop safe cycle routes for functional cycling from residential areas to Corsham town centre and employment areas.
Devise and promote a Corsham family circular cycle route and promote facilities in Katherine Park and Springfield play area.
Consider the development of a slalom track in Corsham for mountain bike riders.
Develop an engagement plan with current and potential cyclists to share ideas and promote schemes.
Installation of additional "usable" cycle racks in the town centre.
A Draft Cycle Strategy will be produced and a link to the document will be posted here when it's ready. In the meantime, if you've got any comments on any of this, please let us know.
Corsham Neighbourhood Plan
For the latest on the Plan, visit www.corshamneighbourhoodplan.co.uk
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 latest exhibition, open from 23 May-4 June, features work by local artist Chic Newbury.
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.
Town Hall Hire
Corsham Town Hall is an ideal venue for social occasions.