Corsham Town Council‘s October Local Business Community Update discussing the Corsham Neighbourhood Plan, Town Centre Survey and Christmas Lights.

Corsham Neighbourhood Plan
After almost five years in the making, Corsham’s Neighbourhood Plan is now at its final stage, and a referendum will be held on Thursday 14 November. Every elector in the Corsham parish is entitled to vote as in a normal election. Polling cards will be sent out by Wiltshire Council and postal/proxy votes are also eligible. To come into being, the Plan needs 50% of those voting, plus one more person, to vote in favour. Having a Neighbourhood Plan, which has been created based on feedback from the local community, will help to protect and enhance our town and means that prospective developers will have to be guided by its contents and Wiltshire Council must have regard to the Plan’s policies when determining planning applications. You can find out more and view the plan online at www.corshamneighbourhoodplan.co.uk. Copies are also available at the Town Hall, Corsham Library and Wiltshire Council’s Monkton Park offices in Chippenham.

Town Centre Survey
The Town Council will be carrying out a survey – both online and in paper form – to find out what residents and visitors think of the town centre; what improvements they’d like to see made and what parking initiatives/events would encourage them to visit more often. The survey is due to run from the end of October until mid-November. More details and an online link can be found at www.corsham.gov.uk. We are also planning to send out a separate survey to all Corsham’s businesses, the results of which will feed in to the Town Council’s Strategic Plan work. Watch out for this one coming soon.

Christmas Lights Switch On
The Town Council’s last big event of the year, and probably our favourite, the Christmas Lights Switch On, takes place on Friday 6 December, from 5pm. Come along and enjoy an evening of family-friendly festive fun. The Lights go on at 6pm, and there’ll be live music, entertainment, a Christmas Market, Father Christmas and his reindeer, and lots more.

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