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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

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CORSHAM AND CORONAVIRUS - LATEST INFORMATION

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


Two Hours FREE Parking

The free parking all day, every day in all Corsham's car parks and the lifting of parking restrictions put in place by Wiltshire Council has now ended. (NHS staff and key care workers can still park for free but need proof - either a copy of their badge (with personal info deleted) or a letter from their employer left on the dashboard.) The Town Council has now launched a TWO HOURS FREE parking scheme, which will run until March 2021, to help our local businesses. You do still need to get a ticket.

Sunflower Trail

Can you find the 10 sunflowers hiding in the windows of our great shops and businesses? You have until 31 August to track them all down. You can download a copy of the entry form, or email us - towncouncil@corsham.gov.uk - or call us on 01249 702130 and we'll send you a copy.

StoryTown 2020 Writing Competition

StoryTown, our celebration of reading, writing and storytelling, is back from 16-18 October 2020 and to get us all in the mood, here's a writing competition for all ages. Write us a story, up to 500 words, that starts 'If only I could...' The deadline's 30 August, so there's plenty of time to start thinking. You'll find all the information you need on this 'If only I could..' information leaflet.


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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