Taste of Corsham 2017

On Saturday 17th June 2017 Corsham held it's very first food festival, 'Taste of Corsham', as part of Corsham's Festival Fortnight. The High street was bustling with stalls full of local produce, the Last Baguette Theatre company performed and the Taste Stage featured a variety of live music acts. A Tree of Hope was created in memory of MP Jo Cox, decorated with positive messages. The event was such a success Corsham Town Council are planning to do it again in the future!  Watch video >>

Corsham in Bloom 2017

Everyone who lives in the parish of Corsham is invited to enter their front or rear garden, or their allotment into this year's Corsham in Bloom competition. The winner will receive a trophy, with certificates also being awarded for the top three places. The prizes will be given at a presentation evening in October. The closing date for entries is Friday 23rd June, with judging taking place in early July. For more information or to enter visit, www.corsham.gov.uk  Watch video >>

Corsham's Photographic Treasure Hunt

In Corsham from March until October 2017 you can take part in a photographic treasure hunt spotting landmarks and architectural details all within a mile of Corsham's Town Hall. Local photographer, Andy Rose has designed the hunt with local publisher Tim Jollands and the resulting book is called Corsham in Focus, which is available from a number of outlets in the town. For more information about the project and how to take part visit: www.weavernbooks.co.uk.  Watch video >>

The Stephanie Millward MBE Swimming Pool

In recognition of all of her achievements at the Paralympics and how she inspires young people, the Corsham Swimming Pool was renamed after Stephanie Millward on February 16th 2017. She spoke to Corsham TV about what it means to her.  Watch video >>

Corsham's First Instameet

On January 21st 2017, over 40 'Instagrammers' came to Corsham for an 'Instameet'. The group, known as IgersWiltshire, with both amateur and professional photographers, who post their images on the social media platform Instagram, was organised by Visit Wiltshire and they explored various parts of Corsham and the surrounding area. This video shows some of the images taken on the day and to see the rest search on Instagram for the hashtag: #igerswiltshireatcorsham.  Watch video >>

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Corsham Youth Council

The Corsham Youth Council was set up in 2008 by the Corsham Town Council with representatives of Corsham's 6 Primary Schools along with students from The Corsham School to advise the Council. They work on a wide range of issues including recently a survey that looked at sports facilities for young people in Corsham, compiling a time capsule not to be opened until 2065, as well as giving their feedback on a parkour area and helping with the Keep Corsham Tidy campaign. The group’s monthly meetings, during term-time, are held in the Council Chamber at the Town Hall. The Youth Councillors vote for their own Chairman, who holds the position for six months to enable as many people as possible to experience the role.  For more information, email Sharon Thomas, Head of Community Services: sthomas@corsham.gov.uk.  Watch video >>

Police and Crime Commissioner consultation

Wiltshire and Swindon's Police and Crime Commissioner, Angus Macpherson has launched a public consultation about his Police and Crime Plan 2017-2020 and his proposal to increase the policing budget from Council Tax by 1.9% This video has been produced by his Office to explain it in more detail, to find out more information and to give your views please visit http://www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk/Transparency/Plan-and-Precept-consultation-2017.aspx or on Twitter use: @PCCWiltsSwindon. The consultation ends on Friday 27 January 2017.  Watch video >>

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Community Vox Pops

Ahead of the Our Community Matters consultation event at the Campus on December 7th, we asked residents of Corsham, Box and Lacock what they thought of the community they live in. Let us know what you think on the Digital Corsham page on Facebook!  Watch video >>

Corsham Unveils Wiltshire's first Centenary Field

On Armistice Day 2016, the first Centenary Field in Wiltshire was unveiled at The Batters in Corsham. This is to commemorate that in 1915/6 the Scots Guards used The Batters for training before heading off to fight in WW1. They were based at Corsham Court and this report includes old photographs of them digging trenches in The Batters by the railway line. The Centenary Field project was launched in 2014 by HRH The Duke of Cambridge and has brought together Corsham's Town Council with the Fields in Trust charity and the Royal British Legion. For more information about the project the website is: http://www.fieldsintrust.org/centenaryfields.aspx  Watch video >>

Corsham Remembers

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the time that the First World War ended, Corsham stood still with the rest of the nation for two minutes of silence to remember the fallen in all wars. Mary Antill, Chairman of The Royal British Legion's Corsham Branch, told us why it's important to remember.  Watch video >>

'Above & Beyond' Exhibition: Commemorating Corsham's Red Cross Hospital

Above and Beyond, is an exhibition at Corsham's Town Hall, commemorating the Red Cross Hospital that was there during the First World War and how the town took it to their hearts. The free exhibition is part of Corsham Commemorates WW1 and runs from October 22-30th. In this video Sharon Thomas from Corsham Town Council tells us more about the exhibition and the events running alongside it such as a visit from the Natural Theatre Company.  Watch video >>

Poppies Installation

Above and Beyond, is an exhibition at Corsham's Town Hall, commemorating the Red Cross Hospital that was there during the First World War and how the town took it to their hearts. The free exhibition is part of Corsham Commemorates WW1 and runs from October 22-30th. This video shows a time-lapse of the installation of hundreds of poppies by local artist Emma Leith and her team. The poppies were made by many community groups and individuals in Corsham.  Watch video >>

Community Policing is coming to Corsham

Following a number of pilots around Wiltshire, from October 17th this year there will be a change in the way that Wiltshire Police look after our community with a shift to what has been called the 'Community Policing Team' (CPT) model. This video, produced for Wiltshire Police, explains more about it and for more information visit: http://www.wiltshire.police.uk/information/community-policing-pilot  Watch video >>

Corsham Fire Station Trek for Julia's House

On Saturday 10th September, 10 firefighters from Corsham Fire Station completed a 26 mile long sponsored walk for Julia's House, the only children’s hospice in Dorset and Wiltshire, dedicated to helping life-limited children and their families across both counties. In the latest of their charity walks, Corsham Fire Station completed the equivalent of a marathon along the Jurassic coast in full fire kit in just 11 hours and 22 minutes! They've already raised over their £3,500 target and to help them bring the total higher visit: www.justgiving.com/teams/Corshamfire and for more information on Julia's House visit: www.juliashouse.org  Watch video >>

Battle of the Somme remembered 100 years on

July 1st marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme and Corsham joined many other places around the UK and in Europe with a commemoration ceremony and a two minute silence. One of the bloodiest World War One battles, fought along a 15-mile front near the River Somme in Northern France, 19,240 British soldiers were killed on the first day alone. Five months later more than a million people were dead or wounded from all sides.  Watch video >>

Corsham School helps Corsham's Foodbank

On May 24th 2016 students from The Corsham School donated four shopping trolleys full of food to the Corsham Churches Foodbank. We spoke to the student leaders and the Foodbank team to find out more about the important role the Foodbank plays in our local community.  Watch video >>

Update to Corsham Area Board on Corsham Railway Station

On May 18th 2016, Peter Pearson, Vice Chair of Corsham's Town Council and Chair of the Town Team presented an update of the work going on to develop a new Corsham Railway Station to Wiltshire Council's Corsham Area Board. This video is his presentation.  Watch video >>

Colerne Military Wives Choir

On April 20th members of the Colerne Military Wives Choir performed with Lulu in Bath. We filmed them in rehearsals and found out how important the Choir is to its members. They will also be singing in May as part of the International Bath Music Festival. More details from their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/colerne.choir/  Watch video >>

Scoop The Poop Campaign

Scoop the Poop is a campaign started by a group of Corsham parents who have taken on the challenge to make Corsham dog poo free. As part of their campaign they held a poster design competition which attracted over 200 entries. The posters are now on display at the Springfield Campus and in this video, Kirsty Hall, one of the parents behind the campaign, reveals the winning poster and what's next to help keep our community dog poo free. Find out more on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogpoofreeCorsham/- #dogpoofreeCorsham  Watch video >>

Corsham's Remembrance Sunday Parade

Sunday 8th November 2015 saw the annual Remembrance Day Parade through Corsham and the laying of wreaths by many members of the community at the Memorial. Here's our report on the Parade and an interview with Peter Collier from the Royal British Legion about the 22 war graves in Corsham and the significance of the day for our community. #lestweforget  Watch video >>

Railway Electrification

With the railway through Corsham back open after 6 weeks closure and £50m work to prepare for electrification we asked Andy Haynes, Project Director for Network Rail's West of England area what's been done and what other work still needs to be carried out. Timelapse video of the work through Box Tunnel and other local areas, show some of Network Rail's 'orange army' completing the enormous task of lowering and replacing the track.  Watch video >>

Corsham Station campaign

While the campaign for the re-opening of Corsham Station has been running for at least the last 30 years, it's a much more realistic prospect today than ever before, says the campaigning group and will bring huge benefit to the town.  Watch video >>