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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




Latest News

Town Council Co-Options for Councillor Vacancies

Due to three 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:

Co Option Poster

Co Option Guidance for Applicants

Co Option Application Form

Hire of the Town Hall

We hope to re open the hall for hire in September and are now welcoming enquiries for bookings from September. Unfortunately, we cannot take any booking before this date. 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 after an event. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your event. We very much look forward to welcoming back our hirers.

Corsham and coronavirus - latest information

For the most up-to-date Town Council and community information, please visit our Covid-19 page.

Summer Busking Saturdays

Busking Saturdays are back for 2021, funded by the Town Council and Martingate. From now until 25 September local musicians will be playing in town from 11.30am-1pm every Saturday. Come and shop, stay for a coffee or lunch and listen to some great performers - and there's two hours' FREE parking too!

Saturday 24 July: Ben Powell - 'One of the top 100 guitarists in the world'.

Corsham Street Fair

The Town Council's Street Fair will be back (fingers crossed!) this year, on 11 September, from 12-4pm in the High Street and town centre. It will be the usual mix of stalls, live music, entertainment, fun and games and great food and drink, PLUS it's the launch of the Peacock Arts Trail too (peacockartstrail.co.uk). Look out for more information in the weeks ahead, but if you'd like a stall or want to be involved in the Fair then email corshamstreetfair@gmail.com

Town Hall

We are available and working at the Town Hall so, if you need to get in touch, call 01249 702130, email towncouncil@corsham.gov.uk 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.

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

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.

Find out more about hiring the Hall here.

 

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