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
We are Recruiting! - Vacancy for an Environmental Project Officer
We would like to hear from you if you are interested in joining our team to help make a difference to the Corsham community.
Corsham and coronavirus - latest information
For the most up-to-date Town Council and community information, please visit our Covid-19 page.
Community Awards 2021
Do you know a local champion, or a group of champions, who do great things for the people of Corsham and make our town the best place to live, work or visit? Or has someone gone above and beyond over the past year, helping residents through the Covid-19 crisis? If so, why not nominate them for a 2021 Community Award? All you need to do is download and fill in the nomination form and tell us why they deserve to be recognised. (Previous winners can't win again so here's a list of our past award recipients.) You have until Friday 28 May to get your nominations to us.
Local Elections - Thursday 6 May 2021
Elections will take place of Unitary Councillors, Town & Parish Councillors and the Police and Crime Commissioner.
The Notices of Elections can be found here:
Statements of Persons Nominated
None of Corsham's wards on the Town Council were contested. There were no candidates for Neston Ward. The Town Council will fill the remaining 7 seats through co option.
For information on Corsham's ward arrangements following the governance changes, visit Wiltshire Council's website at https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/elections-town-parish or download a copy of the Boundary Commission's map.
We are available and working at the Town Hall 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. If you cannot use these preferred means of contacting us then we are currently open from 10am-12pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays ONLY, but hope this will change over the coming months as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
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.