• 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.

Important Corsley Parish Council Meeting

7pm, Monday 11th March, Corsley Reading Rooms

Our guest from Wiltshire Council will update us on the new houses being built and how residents can apply to be considered for them.

We have been asked by a number of residents how they can apply to get one of the new affordable homes and how the shared ownership scheme works.

We have therefore asked Homes for Wiltshire to attend the meeting and field questions from Corsley residents.

We expect there to be a lot of interest in what is going on, especially in light of the heavy rains and unprecedented flooding of the A362 next to the building site.


Corsley Film Festival 2024

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

I have recently taken over from Christine Brown as the Project Manager for the Council house building programme next to Baytree Close, Corsley Heath.

I am writing to update the Parish Council regarding progress on site. As you may have seen, a section of the hedge on the main road has been cut back in preparation for forming the vehicle entrance. Some security fencing has also been delivered.

We were hoping that work would have started now to clear the site, however, there is an electrical cable which runs across the proposed entrance which will need to be relocated before work can start. Our groundworks contractors, Fisher and Dean, have asked SSE to reroute the cable. SSE will attend on site in early January and the ground works will start on site in earnest thereafter.

Our contractors will aim to keep disruption to a minimum. However, there may be some traffic disruption whilst the new entrance is being formed. Temporary traffic lights may be in place for a time to allow the operatives to work safely. The contractors may also need to use the gated entrance in Baytree close for a short period, to allow a limited number of vehicles to get onto the site whilst work is taking place on the new entrance.

Michael Kalvis
Residential Development Project Manager
Residential Development Team
Assets Directorate

Baytree development sketch

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.


Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

Register for Priority Services

We're the people who look after the wires and cables that bring electricity to communities throughout the north of Scotland and central southern England. We're not the company who sends you electricity bills ‐ our job is to maintain and repair the electricity networks. It's also our job to fix power cuts as quickly and safely as possible.

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
  • Are over 60
  • Temporarily need extra support

Be Ready Together

Join the register

If you would like more information about how to register
for the Priority Services, download the pdf (including the
form) from SSEN by clicking the image ►

Download a pdf of how to register for Priority Services

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’, or visit Wiltshire Council's website My Wilts

Diary Dates ‐ February

  • Tuesday 2nd

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

  • Tuesday 9th

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

  • Wednesday 10th

  • Crafternoon — 3 to 5 pm, The Three Horseshoes, Chapmanslade

  • Thursday 11th

  • Corsley WI — Art Restoration (our speaker is a specialist from the National Trust) — 7.30 pm, Corsley Reading Room (guests welcome (£3))

  • Thursday 18th

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

  • Wednesday 24th

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

  • Crafternoon — 3 to 5 pm, The Three Horseshoes, Chapmanslade

  • Saturday 27th

  • Natural Chapmanslade — 5.30 pm, Chapmanslade Village Hall (FREE event)

    Rubbish and recycling collections

    February 2024

    █ Black box recycling (glass)
    Wednesdays 7th and 21st
    █ Mixed dry recycling (blue bin)
    Wednesdays 7th and 21st
    █ Black bin
    Thursdays 1st, 15th and 29th
    █ Garden waste (green bin)
    Wednesday 14th and 28th
    Visit Wiltshire Council Waste Collection for more information on household waste.

    Corsley Lite Bites Lunch Club

    Soup Lunch For All!

    Wednesday 28th February

    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 1.30 pm, departs 2.30 pm

    Wednesday 21st February
    Wednesday 6th March
    Wednesday 20th March
    Wednesday 3rd April
    Wednesday 17th April
    Wednesday 1st May
    Wednesday 15th May
    Wednesday 29th May
    Wednesday 12th June
    Wednesday 26th June

    Crafternoons

    Wednesday 14th and
    Wednesday 28th February
    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
    Chris de Groot, Claire Firman-Ford,
    Liz Garrett, Caroline Hutton,
    Jackie Jasper, Mark Richards