• Snowdrop in spring Snowdrops
    These perfect little flowers herald the beginning of spring — it won't be long before the clocks go forward! As beautiful and widespread as they are, they're not native to the UK and it isn't known who introduced them here, or when.
  • Curious dairy cowBeef and dairy farming
    Sitting on a fertile mix of clay and sandy soil, the farmland surrounding Corsley makes ideal grazing for both dairy and beef herds.
  • Cley Hill, Corsley National Trust's Cley Hill
    Dominating the local skyline, a walk up Cley Hill will reward you with some magnificent views for miles around!
  • Sheep and lambs in CorsleySheep and lambs in Corsley
  • Abstract of snow in a field Sunny snow scene
    This abstract image is just snow in a field with the shadows of trees appearing in a beautiful blue
  • Spider's web with dew dropsSpider's web with dew drops
  • Corsley ManorCorsley Manor
    Manor Farm, Corsley is a fine example of a grade II* Elizabethan manor house. In 1539, the manor of Corsley was granted to Edward Seymour who leased it to his steward, John Thynne. Eventually, Thynne was granted the manor and lived at the present Manor Farm from 1563 to 1568 whilst building Longleat House. The Manor celebrated it's 450th birthday in 2013 with a lavish luncheon for all the villagers.
  • Clouds over CorsleyClouds over Corsley
  • St Margaret's Church, Corsley St Margaret's Church
    Originally named St. James's Chapel and built before the thirteenth century, it was changed to St. Margaret of Antioch's Church in 1786. By 1830 the original church was in a very poor state of repair and too small for the parish. A new church was designed by John Leachman and whilst the re-building was in progress, services were held in John Ball's malthouse. The new church consisted of just a nave and tower — there's no chancel. Inside, the pulpit survives from the old church and dates from c1700.
  • Meadows between Corsley and ChapmansladeMeadows between Corsley and Chapmanslade
  • View of Dertford and Lane End from Dertford WoodAONB and SLA
    Corsley stands within the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Outlying parts of the village not covered by the AONB are in a Special Lansdscape Area spreading from Corsley Heath across to Chapmanslade Ridge.
  • Cley Hill from CorsleyCley Hill from Corsley
  • Dairy herd grazing at CorsleyFarming
    Sitting on a fertile mix of clay and sandy soil, the farmland surrounding Corsley makes ideal grazing for both dairy and beef herds.
  • Flooding at Redford Water fordFlooding at Redford Water ford
  • St Mary's Church, CorsleySt Mary's Church
    In 1899 Mary Barton, of Corsley House, died and left £10,000 in her will for the purchase of a piece of land at Whitbourne Temple. She wanted an Anglican ‘chapel of ease’ built in memory of her husband and son. Opened in 1903, W H Stanley of Trowbridge designed the chapel in the Arts and Crafts gothic style – the interior retains many of it's original fittings.
  • Trees on the A362 at CorsleyTrees on the A362, Corsley
  • Cley Hill Cley Hill
    A scheduled ancient monument and declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1975 and rising some 80m above the surrounding land, Cley Hill is home to many plant and animal species having a nationally restricted distribution (a bit rare!). Covering more than 65 acres it is also significant for its geology and archaeology: formed by ancient seas it has been shaped by man from prehistoric times right through to the 19th century when it was quarried for its chalk.
  • Down the lane to Corsley MillDown the lane to Corsley Mill
  • Cley Hill Cley Hill
    A scheduled ancient monument and declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1975 and rising some 80m above the surrounding land, Cley Hill is home to many plant and animal species having a nationally restricted distribution (a bit rare!). Covering more than 65 acres it is also significant for its geology and archaeology: formed by ancient seas it has been shaped by man from prehistoric times right through to the 19th century when it was quarried for its chalk.
Corsley Christmas Fair 2023
Get Online with Wiltshire Council

Household batteries can now be collected as part of Wiltshire kerbside recycling service

Wiltshire Council are now able to collect some types of small batteries as part of our kerbside recycling service.

Put your small household batteries in clear, sealed sandwich bags on top of your blue lidded bin and they will be collected for recycling. Please do not put batteries out for collection earlier than this date.

The batteries you can put out for collection are 'D', 'C', 'AA', 'AAA', 9V and button-type batteries. They will be kept separate from other recyclable materials on board the collection vehicles.


October 2023
Parish Council update on the new development in Corsley (October 2023)

Villagers will be aware that the Baytree Close development has been in the pipeline for some time and may be wondering what has been going on. After making contact with the local authority we can report the following:

The groundworkers are expected to be on site before the end of October, and it may be sooner. In terms of activity, the initial work will be to secure the site (and fence off the route of the path so that this is undisturbed), then the initial work will be the creation of the new road, followed by the drainage and footings for the houses. It is likely that the houses will be delivered to site early in the new year.

Regarding the acquisition of homes — six of the eight will be for affordable rent and will be let via Homes4Wiltshire. Anyone wishing to be considered for these needs to make sure they are registered as in housing need. Homes4Wiltshire will be advised when the homes are nearing completion and will then advertise them on their website for bids. Priority will be given to those with a local connection and with demonstrated housing need.

There are two, two-bedroom homes for shared ownership. These will be advertised via the PC, in local papers and on the website as completion is neared. These will also be prioritised for people with a local connection. Anyone interested in the shared ownership properties is advised to look at the website: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/article/5346/What-is-shared-ownership

We understand that a lot of people have contacted the local authority about both tenures. At the point that advertising is done these people will be contacted via email and pointed towards the Homes4Wiltshire, or the Shared Ownership page on our website.

Anybody who has a specific circumstances or queries is welcome to contact Christine Brown, the Residential Development Project Manager at Christine.Brown@Wiltshire.gov.uk or on 01225 718771. Christine has indicated that she is happy to answer if she is able to.

Needless to say, as the PC becomes aware of progress we will update the village.

Baytree development sketch

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

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You may want to be on our register if you:
  • Are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Have a disability
  • Live with children under five
  • Are blind or partially sighted
  • Have a chronic illness
  • Use medical equipment/aids reliant on electricity
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for the Priority Services, download the pdf (including the
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MyWilts online reporting

MyWilts is the new way to send reports to Wiltshire Council and replaces the MyWiltshire app.

What can I report using MyWilts?
  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Fly Tipping
  • Weather emergencies
  • Fraud
  • Dog mess
  • Graffiti
Over time more services will be added to MyWilts, making it simpler, quicker and easier to access the services digitally, when you choose to.

Why should you register for an account?
If you register for an account, you will receive updates as the case you reported progresses. You will also have access to view your historical cases and will be able to access additional services.

Using your mobile device?
You can download the new app now from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android) by searching for ‘My Wilts’.

Diary Dates ‐ October

  • Tuesday 1st

  • Corsley Harvest Festival — Songs of Praise and Thanksgiving — 10.30 am, St Margaret's Church

  • Tuesday 3rd

  • Coffee Morning — 10 am to 12 noon, Corsley Reading Room

  • Saturday 7th

  • Corsley Harvest Supper — 7 for 7.30 pm, Reading Room

  • Sunday 8th

  • Volunteers Day — 10 am - 4 pm, Chapmanslade Village Hall

  • Tuesday 10th

  • Whitbourne Chapel Coffee Morning — 10 am to 12 noon, Temple, BA12 7QN

  • Wednesday 11th

  • Crafternoon — 3 to 5 pm, Three Horseshoes (in the gallery)

  • Thursday 12th

  • Chapmanslade Parish Council meeting — 7.30 pm, Chapmanslade Village Hall

  • Sunday 15th

  • Harvest Service — 10 am, Whitbourne Chapel all donations to local food banks

  • Monday 16th

  • Get Online — FREE event — 10 am to 1 pm, Warminster Library

  • Thursday 19th

  • Church and Community Coffee Morning — 10 am to 12 noon, Three Horseshoes, Chapmanslade

  • Tuesday 24th

  • Quest4Faith — 7 for 7.30 pm, The Three Horseshoes, Chapmanslade (in the gallery)

  • Wednesday 25th

  • Lite Bites Soup Lunch, from 12.30 pm, Corsley Reading Room

  • Crafternoon — 3 to 5 pm, Three Horseshoes (in the gallery)

  • Thursday 26th

  • Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal collection begins today until 12th November

  • Saturday 28th

  • Halloween Disco — 7.30 pm, Chapmanslade Village Hall

    Rubbish and recycling collections

    October 2023

    █ Black box recycling (glass)
    Wednesday 4th and 18th
    █ Mixed dry recycling (blue bin)
    Wednesday 4th and 18th
    █ Black bin
    Thursday 12th and 26th
    █ Garden waste (green bin)
    Wednesday 11th and 25th
    Visit Wiltshire Council Waste Collection for more information on household waste.

    Corsley Lite Bites Lunch Club

    Lite Bites Lunches

    Soup Lunch For All!

    Wednesday 24th October

    We serve our sumptuous soups from 12.30 to 2 pm in Corsley Reading Rooms on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

    We always have a choice of four different soups and you are not limited to one bowl! If there is a soup you would particularly like us to make, you only have to ask!

    Each month we support a different charity to which we give the donations for the soup. So far this ‘season’ we have supported the Wiltshire Air Ambulance, the RNLI, the British Legion and Dorothy House (our local hospice in Bradford-on-Avon).

    Do come along and join us for sumptuous soup and convivial conversation.

    Wiltshire Mobile Library

    Chapmanslade School
    Arrives 1.45 pm, departs 2.30 pm

    Wednesday 4th October
    Wednesday 18th October
    Wednesday 1st November
    Wednesday 15th November
    Wednesday 29th November
    Wednesday 13th December
    Wednesday 27th December

    2024
    Wednesday 10th January
    Wednesday 24th January
    Wednesday 7th February
    Wednesday 21st February
    Wednesday 6th March
    Wednesday 20th March
    Wednesday 3rd April

    Crafternoons

    Wednesday 11th October
    &
    Wednesday 25th October
    3 ‐ 5 pm, Three Horseshoes, Chapmanslade (in the gallery)

    Corsley Community Wildflower Meadow

    Corsley Wildflower Meadow

    If you'd like to help out maintaining the wildflower meadow at the Old School Playing Field, please contact either Chris or Judith:

    Chris Johnson
    chrismajo@btinternet.com
    mobile 07885 695534

    Judith Selman
    judithselman_m@hotmail.com
    mobile 07746 119418

    or connect via Facebook at
    Corsley Wildflower Meadow Group

    They'd love to hear from you!

    Corsley Tennis Club

    Corsley Reading Room

    www.
    corsleyreadingroom.
    org.uk

    Chairman of Management Committee
    Hugh Deed
    chairman@corsleyreadingroom.org.uk
    01373 832897

    Committee Members
    David Carruthers, Chris de Groot,
    Claire Firman-Ford, Liz Garrett, Caroline Hutton, Jackie Jasper,
    Mark Richards