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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

Free Summer Family Fun In Corsham

LEGO Hunt*

Throughout the school holidays hunt for 10 LEGO figures hiding in shop windows, note down the name of the shop on an entry form (available from the Town Hall, The Corsham Toy Shop or the Tourist Information Centre) and you could be in with a chance of winning a great prize. The Lego Ninjago Movie keychains have all gone now (there were 200 for the first entries back), but there is still a little prize for every form returned, plus that chance to be first out of the hat to win the big prize. Sponsored by AutoMattic Comics/The Corsham Toy Shop. Entries must be in by 2 September. Entry forms can also be downloaded here.

* This competition is not an official LEGO event and is not affiliated to LEGO in any way

Word Search

Here's another FREE holiday trail. Can you track down the words in and around the town centre? They might be on shop signs, road signs, windows... Find them all and be in with the chance to win a special, wordy prize. Forms are available from the Town Hall, Tourist Information Centre and Automattic Comics/Corsham Toy Shop, or you can download a copy. Closing date's 2 September.

BMX/Parkour Displays and Outdoor Gym Training

THIS WEDNESDAY 21 AUGUST - FREE ACTION-PACKED SUMMER HOLIDAY FUN AT SPRINGFIELD REC! Come and see BMX and parkour displays and get some expert training on the outdoor gym. PLUS have a go on the climbing wall at Springfield Community Campus. BMX shows from the amazing RPM Displays at 12.30, 1.30, 2.30 and 3.30pm (apologies - we've had to lose the 4.30pm show originally advertised); parkour demonstrations from 1-3pm, outdoor gym training from 2-7pm, and the 30-minute climbing wall sessions (four people per session) start at 12.45, 1.15, 2.00, 2.30 and 3.15pm. It's going to be an adrenaline-fuelled afternoon!!
STOP PRESS - Jennings' fairground rides are coming along now too, including bungee trampolines and a slide! (Please note, there will be a charge for the rides.)

Cross Keys Junction - Improvement Works

Ahead of the improvement works at the Cross Keys junction on the A4 which are due to start on 22 July, Wiltshire Council has updated its website with details of the plans and a works schedule: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/highways-improvements-.... Faresaver has also announced details to the change of the X31 bus route while the roadworks are underway.

Planning Inquiry - Land North of Bath Road - POSTPONED

The Planning Inspectorate has now postponed the Inquiry due to Inspector illness. Once a new date is confirmed we will let you know.

APPELLANTS NAME: Gladman Developments.

APPEAL SITE: Land North of Bath Rd, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 0QL.

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT: Outline planning application for erection of up to 150 dwellings, up to 1,394sqm B1 offices, access, parking, public open space with play facilities and landscaping. Variation of condition 22 (Foundation Investigation Plan) of 13/05188/OUT to allow commencement of development prior to the discharge of this condition. Certificate of lawfulness to show lawful implementation of planning permission 13/05188/OUT (Outline planning application for erection of up to 150 dwellings, up to 1,394sqm B1 offices, access, parking, public open space with play facilities and landscaping).

INSPECTORATE REFERENCE: APP/Y3940/W/18/3204107, 3210938 & 3222425

Corsham Neighbourhood Plan

For the latest on the Plan, visit www.corshamneighbourhoodplan.co.uk

Chamber Exhibitions

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, The Four Seasons by Corsham Arts Society, opens on 18 July and runs until 2 August.


 

Corsham Commemorates

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

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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