Corsham Town Council‘s Summer Local Business Community Update discussing Corsham Railway Station Plan, the Neighbourhood Plan, the Street Fair, Sponsorship Opportunities and Summer Holiday Activities.

Corsham Railway Station

The Corsham Station Town Team is pleased that the Swindon and Wiltshire Rail Strategy includes Corsham Station in its list of priority schemes. Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership have considering the rail study and it is hoped that the recommendations will be approved and then be adopted through the Wiltshire Local Transport Plan and Local Plan. Meanwhile, the Town Team is considering the next steps and is contacting various bodies to gain support for the new station. This includes seeking support from the Mayors of Bath, Bristol and West of England.

Corsham Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan examination is well under way. The examiner has provided a list of questions and points for clarification which have been answered by the Town Council and Wiltshire Council. A public hearing is unlikely to be needed. Once the final report has been published a referendum will take place to enable the plan to be adopted. This should happen by the end of the year.

Summer Holiday Activities

The Town Council will be running two ‘trails’ in the town centre during the summer holidays. The first, from 22 July – 31 August, sponsored by Automattic Comics and The Corsham Toy Shop, involves 10 LEGO mini figures hiding in the shop windows. Can you find them all? And the second is a Great Corsham Word Search, a StoryTown event, which runs from 12-31 August. Also, on 21 August, from 12-7pm, there’s a special event at Springfield Rec involving BMX Displays at 12.30, 1.30, 2.30, 3.30 and 4.30pm, parkour (free-running) displays between 1-3pm, and training on the outside gym equipment from 2-7pm. Entry forms are available from the Town Hall, Automattic Comics and the Tourist Information Centre, or to download from www.corsham.gov.uk.

Street Fair

Saturday 14 September, 12-4pm. Stalls, food and drink, live music and entertainment, Little Zoo, and lots more in the High Street and town centre.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Corsham StoryTown is back, the town’s celebration of tale telling in all its forms. There will be author talks, writing workshops, poetry events, animation creation and lots, lots more for everyone to enjoy. We’re currently working on the programme, which will have a 2,500-3,000 print run and be sent home to all families via book bags at Corsham’s primary schools as well as being available at the Street Fair in September. If you’d be interested in sponsoring StoryTown, we’d love to hear from you. Contact Sharon Thomas, Head of Community Services at the Town Hall, sthomas@corsham.gov.uk.

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