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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

Flooding In Corsham Drop-In Event - 4 February 2020

If you want to know what has been done since the flooding in 2014, or learn what works are planned to alleviate flooding in Corsham then do come along to a special drop-in event, from 4-8pm, here at the Town Hall on Tuesday 4 February. Representatives from the Environment Agency, Wiltshire Council, Network Rail and Wessex Water will be available to answer any questions you may have. There is also a briefing note available that explains more about the actions taken since 2014.

Community Awards - Local Champions Wanted!

Do you know an unsung hero who makes Corsham a better place? Maybe they volunteer for a charity, or help young people take part in sport, or are passionate about the environment. There are so many people doing so many good things in our town - and we want to recognise them, so if you know someone who deserves a Community Award, get nominating. You can download a copy of the form, or we can email you one, or you can pick one up from the Town Hall. You have until 6 March to get your nominations to us, and we'll reveal the winners at a special Corsham Celebrates event, incorporating the Annual Town Meeting, on Thursday 23 April, here at the Town Hall, at 7.30pm.

Corsham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Result

Thank you to everyone who went to the polls on 14 November to vote in the Corsham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum.

The question being asked was ‘Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Corsham to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’ The turnout was 24.6%, with 2,428 electors voting.

The overwhelming majority of those who voted, voted ‘yes’ with just 162 voting ‘no’. The Plan has now been ‘made’ by Wiltshire Council and will be used when making decisions and recommendations on planning applications in the area.

Chairman of the Town Council and Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, Councillor Steve Abbott says, ‘It has taken us nearly five years to get to this stage and we are delighted that 93% of those who voted, voted in favour of the Corsham Neighbourhood Plan.’

The Corsham Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed here

Vacancies for Town Councillors

The Town Council has a vacancy for a Councillor in Corsham Pickwick Ward. For more information please see the Notice of Vacancy. for co option.

There are also two vacancies for Councillors in Corsham Town Ward. For more information please see the Notice of Vacancy for co option and a Notice of Vacancy to give an opportunity for an election.

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.

 

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 Corsham Commemorates website.

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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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