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Local contacts

General

PUBLIC SERVICES

Police - For all non-emergency enquiries call the Wiltshire Police 24-hour call centre on 101. In an emergency always call 999. Corsham Police Station, from 10 September 2014, will be be based at Springfield Campus in Beechfieldl Road. 

Register Office - Springfield Campus (by appointment only). Contact 0300 0034569.

Courts - Magistrates - Pewsham Way, Chippenham 9am-4.30pm. Contact 463473

Courts - County - Stallard Street, Trowbridge 9.30am-4pm. Contact 01225 752101


GENERAL INFORMATION

Library - Springfield Campus, Beechfield Road. Open Monday 9am-7pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm (self-service system available at other times). Contact 713159.

Corsham Area Heritage and Information Centre - Arnold House, 31 High Street. Includes exhibitions of local interest. Open Tues-Sat 10am-2pm.

Citizens' Advice Bureau - 3 Avon Reach, Chippenham. Monday-Friday 9am-1pm. Contact 08443 752775 or. mobile only, 0300 456 8375. www.adviceguide.org.uk

Business Link Berkshire and Wiltshire - Information and help on setting up a business, management training, sales and marketing, health and safety issues. Contact 0845 600 9006.

The Debt Advice Centre - Baptist Church, Priory Street. Free confidential advice for those in debt. Open Thursdays 7.30am-9.30pm, Fridays 9.30am-12.30pm. Answerphone 712075. wwww.debtadvicecentre.org

Neighbourhood Watch - Contact Anne Cleverley 01225 810066

Corsham Churches Food Bank - St Aldhelm's Church, Pickwick Road. Open Tuesdays 10-11.30am and Saturdays 10am-noon. Contact 07788 115095.


HEALTH

Corsham Surgery - Porch Surgery, Beechfield Road. Reception open Monday - Friday 8.15am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-6.15pm. Surgery open Monday-Friday 8.30-11am and 3-5.30pm. Out of hours: 0300 115717 (6.30pm-8am weekdays; 24 hrs weekends/bank holidays). Enquiries 712232. Appointments 713019. Emergency appointments 714949

Box Surgery - London Road, Box. Open Monday-Friday 8am-12.30pm and 2-6.30pm. Contact 01225 742361.

Corsham Family Health Centre - Beechfield Road. Organises health visitors, chiropodist, paediatricians, etc (accessed through Corsham Surgery). Contact 713282.

Chippenham Community Hospital - Rowden Hill, Chippenham. For minor injuries and outpatient clinics. Contact 447100.
Royal United Hospital - Coombe Park, Bath. A & E Department. Contact 01225 428331. www.ruh.nhs.uk

 

REGULAR EVENTS IN CORSHAM

Corsham Festival - Film Festival mid-March, Summer Festival mid-June; October Festival mid-October. Emphasis on contemporary music, free street events and exhibitions. Membership of the Pound Arts Trust Ltd is available. Contact Pound Arts Centre 701628 www.poundarts.org.uk

Corsham Walking Festival - Three-day festival in June, organised by Corsham for Walking. For more details visit www.corshamforwalking.org.uk.

Heritage Open Days - National scheme to open up properties normally closed to the public, usually on a weekend in September. 

Organised locally by Corsham Civic Society. Contact Michael Rumsey 715741 or 07767 371485.

Corsham Country Market - Held Fridays 9am-11.30am at St Aldhelm's Church Hall, Pickwick Road. Free entry, refreshments available, all welcome. Last Friday of month at the Martingate Centre. Contact 714380.

Christmas Light Switch On - First Friday in December. Includes stalls and street entertainment. Contact Corsham Town Council 702130.

 

AMENITIES/HISTORIC SITES

Springfield Community Campus - Beechfield Road, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9DN. Tel: 01249 468460. www.springfieldcampus.org.uk

Allotments - Allotments administered by Town Council: Grove Road, Middlewick Lane, Cross Keys (A4), The Ridge (Neston), Priory Cross (Ivy Field), Pickwick Manor (Valley Road), Garden of Remembrance (Stokes Road). Contact 702130.

Recycling - Recycling of rubble, garden refuse, cardboard, plastic bottles, engine oil, timber, glass, cans, textiles, paper at Stanton St Quinton (on B4122). Contact 750050. Bowerhill Industrial Estate, Melksham. Contact 01225 708683. Kerbside collections or the recycling bins in the car park - contact Hills Waste 0845 6032085.

Parks -  In Corsham itself, there are public recreation spaces at Mertion Avenue, Springfield, Katherine Park (Freestone Way) and a play area at Dicketts Road. There are further green spaces at Pockeridge Road and the Batters (off Prospect). Beechfield Nature Area (Middlewick Lane) is a sanctuary for wildlife and members of the public should take special care when enjoying this unique environment.

Corsham Court - Church Square. Contact 712214 www.corsham-court.co.uk Open daily (except Mondays and Fridays), 2-5.30pm, from end of March to September and weekends only, 2-4.30pm, October to March (closed December).

The Hungerford Almshouses - Pond Pill, Corsham 701414, www.corshamalmshouses.org.uk The School Room and Master's House. Open April to September Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11am-4pm, Friday and Saturday 1.30-4pm. October, November, February, March - Saturdays 1-3pm.

The Pound Arts Centre - Pound Pill, Corsham. Contact 701628

Pockeridge and Potley Community Centre - To hire contact 01225 811488


ARTS

DANCE AND DRAMA

ActNow Youth Theatre - Groups meet at The Pound, Pound Pill, during term time as follows: ages 7-9, Saturday 10am-11am; ages 9-11, Saturday 11am-12.30pm, ages 11-13, Staurday 1pm-2.30pm; ages 13-17, Staurday 2.30-4pm. Contact 701628.

Ballet School - For ages three to adult. Meets at The Pound, Pound Pill, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday (during term time). Contact Sally Ann Hall 01249 714315, email: 

Caledonian Society/Scottish Dance Club - Meets at Corsham Community Centre, Monday 8pm from September - June. Contact Betty Laister 01225 702190.

Neston Drama Group - For ages 14+. Rehearses Thurday 8-10pm in Neston Memorial Hall. Contact 01225 811164.
Pickwick Theatre Company - Meets Tuesday and Thursday8-10pm at The Pound, Pound Pill.

The Baxter School of Dancing - Classes held at Springfield Leisure Centre. www.baxterschoolofdancing.co.uk

LITERATURE

Corsham Library Reader's Club - Meets 1st Thursday 7.30pm in members homes. Contact Alison Warren 713097, email 

Children's Library Group - Library, Pickwick Road. Noisy Fridays, Fri mornings: Toddler Time 10am. Baby Rhyme Time 11am. Contact Corsham Library 713159

MUSIC

Corsham Band - Brass band available for concerts, fetes and other events. Meets Wednesday 7.45-9.45 at Neston Church. New players welcome. Contact  Rebecca Hazell (secretary) 07525 657587 www..corshamband.com

Music Xpress - For ages 13-18 to use recording facilites and create their own music. Meets at Youth Centre, Pickwick Road. Contact Julia Blake 716681. email 

Corsham Windband - Three windbands for ages 5-24, all abilities. Youth Councert Band meets Friday 7-9pm, Training Band 9.15am Saturday; Spectrum 10.15am-12.15pm Saturday, at The Pound, Pound Pill. Individual tuition and theory lessons can be arranged. Contact Martin Edmundson 714372 

VISUAL ARTS

Corsham Art Society - Speakers on various subjects. Of interest to both those practising and those who appreciate the visual arts. Meets 2nd Thursday of the month (Oct-July), 7.45pm, at Pound Arts Centre. Contact Jenny Gilks 01225 812747

Corsham Photographic Club - Meets alternate Fridays 7.30pm (Sep-May) at Church House, Church Street. Contact Victor Howlett 01225 819954

Corsham Flower Arrangers' Club - Meets 7.30pm 2nd Monday at St Aldhelm's Church. Contact Valerie Drewett (Chairman) 712768


CARING GROUPS

Age Concern - Helpers required. Contact K McDonald 712205

Blind Group - Visiting service and support. Coffee mornings 10am-12pm 1st Wednesday at Holton House, Post Office Lane. Contact Wiltshire Blind Association 01380 723682

Corsham Disabled Club - Entertainment, speakers, bingo, outings etc. Meets at Community Centre, Beechfield Road, Mondays 1-4pm. Contact Sylvia Harris 701452

Corsham Link - Provides transport for residents of Corsham, Neston and Gastard who have difficulty using public transport. Volunteer drivers sought. Contact Sonia Gittins 712961 or Jean Hartley 01225 810426

Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Organises fundraising events throughout the year. Contact Mrs J Bailey 713280

St John Ambulance Brigade - First aid training, life skills. Meets at HQ, Alexander Terrace as follows: Badgers (ages 6-10) Thursdays 6.30-7.45pm; Cadets (ages 10-18) Thursdays 7.30-9pm; Adults Mondays 8-10pm. Contact Adam Vickery: .


CHURCH GROUPS

St Bartholomew's Church Men's Group - Meets 8pm, 4th Monday at Royal Oak, High Street. Contact Revd Dr Andrew Johnson 713232

Christian Meditation Group - Meets Thursays 9.15-11am at 37 Priory Street. All welcome. Contact 01225 753187

St Bartholomew's Mothers' Union - Meets 1st Wednesday 2.30pm at Church House, Church Street. Contact Shirley Green 714096

Justice and Peace Group - Contact Father John o'Brien 712136

The Hive - Group for young mothers and carers with toddlers. Meets at St Aldhelm's Church House, Pickwick Road. Wednesdays 10.30am-12 noon. Contact Revd Alison Morley 01225 702232 or Cynthia on 01225 709679


CIVIC, BUSINESS AND ENVIRONMENTAL

Corsham Chamber of Commerce - Holds business networking events on the second Wednesday of each month in and around Corsham. Contact Corsham Chamber of Commerce on 01249 409999, or email  or visit the Chamber's website at https://corshamchamber.wordpress.com/

Corsham Civic Society - Meets 4th Friday of the month, 7.30pm at The Pound, Pound Pill. Also see the noticeboard of events at the side of The Century restaurant, Martingate Centre. Contact Michael Rumsey 715741 or 07767 371485 www.corshamcivicsociety.co.uk 

Corsham Community Bees - Aims to get bees into the local community. Email bees@transcoco.org

Katherine Park Residents Association - Visit www.kpra.co.uk for more information

NRG (Neston Recycling Group) - Promotes increased recycling. Contact Jay Macleod 01225 810208 www.nestonvillage.org.uk

Hartham Church Charitable Trust - Contact 712327

Pockeridge and Potley Community Association - Pockeridge Road. Contact 01225 811488

Transcoco (Transition Community Corsham) - Environmental group, meets every fourth Tuesday, 7.30pm, The Pound, Pound Pill, Corsham. Contact Nikki Kenna 01225 810493, email info@transcoco.org.uk, www.transcoco.org.uk

Transcoco Zero Waste Group and Free Give and Take Days - Contact Pip Parker 01249 712230. Email waste@transcoco.org.uk, www.transcoco.org.uk


HOBBIES

Corsham Gardeners' Society - Meets at Corsham Club, Newlands Road, 1st Tuesday at 7.30pm. Contact Mrs M Cundict 713027, www.corshamgardenerssociety.co.uk.

St Bartholomew's Church Choir - Practices Fridays 7pm. Sunday Service 10am. New voices welcome. Contact Robin Jackson 713809
St Bartholomew's Bell Ringers - Practice Wednesday 8pm at St Bartholomew's Church. New recruits welcome. Contact Richard Heath 715112


PLACES OF WORSHIP

Baptist

Corsham Baptist Church - Priory Street. Sunday Services 10.45am and 6pm. Contact Revd Eddie Larkman. 701078 www.corshambaptists.org

Church of England

St Bartholomew's - Church Square. Sunday Services: 8am, 10am, 6pm. Early Birds Service for children and families 9am 2nd Sunday. Also Sunday School. Weekday communion: Wednesday 10am. Contact Revd Dr Andrew Jognson 713232 www.corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk

St John the Baptist - Velley Hill, Gastard. Sunday Services 10am and 4th Sunday 9am. Contact Revd Dr Andrew Johnson and Revd Sally Wheeler 713232 www.corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk

St Philip and St James - Church Rise, Neston. Sunday Service 10am. Contact Revd Dr Andrew Johnson 713232 www.corshamandlacockchurches.org.uk

Catholic

St Patrick's - Park Lane, Corsham. Mass: Saturday 5.30pm, Sunday 9.30am. For weekly mass consult weekly bulletin or website. Contact Father John O'Brien 712136 www.stpatricks-corsham.org.uk

Gospel

Corsham Gospel Hall - Station Road, Corsham. Sunday meeting 10am, 6.30pm. Prayer meeting Wednesday 7.30pm. Contact Don Smith 716133

Neston Gospel Hall - Chapel Lane, Neston. Sunday meeting 10.30am breaking of bread (members only); 11.30am Bible study. Contact Don Smith 716133

United Reformed and Methodist

St Aldhelm's Church - Pickwick Road. Sunday Services 10.30am with an additional service on 2nd Sunday at 12 noon. Contact Revd Alison Morley 01225 702232

Monk's Chapel United Reformed Church - Monk's Lane, Monk's Park. Sunday Service 2.45pm. Contact Revd Roy Fowler 01249 813340


SOCIAL GROUPS/CLUBS

Civil Service Retirement Fellowship - Meets 2nd Wednesday 10.30am - 12 noon at Corsham Club, Newlands Road. Contact Maureen Bolton 701181

Computer Club - Meets every Wednesday, 2-4pm, Springfield Community Campus, Beechfield Road. Free, one-to-one support in computer basics using your own computer, laptop, mobile phones, or the library computers. Register on 01225 793349 or email 

Bridge Club - Meets Community Centre, Beechfield Road Wednesdays 7.15pm. Contact Esmee Sidery (sec) 713678 www.corshambridgeclub.co.uk

Corsham Twinning Association - Organises exchange visits for members with Jargeau, near Orleans, France. Monthly activities such as boules, wine tasting, quizzes, barbecues. Contact Roger Fido (Chairman) on 01249 715686 or Susan Wingrave (Secretary) on 01225 810543

Rotary Club - Meets Mondays 7pm at Corsham Club, Newlands Road. Contact 713909

Corsham 60 Plus Club - Meets Jargeau Court, Grove Road, 2pm for 2.30pm, second Tuesday of the month. Entertainment, speakers, bingo, trips. Contact Ethel Gardner 701747

Neston 60 Plus Club - Meets second and forth Wednesday of the month, 2.15-4.15pm at Neston Memorial Hall. Entertainment, speakers, outings. Contact Daphne Hunter 714696

RAFA (Corsham/Chippenham) - Meets second Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm at the Royal British Legion, Newlands Road. Contact Branch Secretary Pat Sparkes on 714815.

Royal British Legion Club - Newlands Road. Contact 713919 after 7pm

The Corsham Club - Newlands Road. Contact 713909

The Pickwick Club - Naturist Group. Contact 712092


SPORT

Badminton
Corsham Badminton Club - Meets at Springfield Leisure Centre, Corsham. Wednesdays 7.30pm. Contact 712846 www.corshambadmintonclub.co.uk

Bowls
Corsham Bowls Club - Station Road. Season from mid April to mid September. Men's and ladies' teams. Contact John Stubberfield 01249 713541 or 07754 592935. www.corshambowls.wordpress.com.
Corsham Cricket Club - Ground and clubhouse at Station Road. 713929 www.corshamcc.co.uk

Cycling
Corsham Road Club - Time-trialling cycling club. Contact Mr K Sealy 01225 790158

Fishing
Chippenham Angling Club - Controls fishing rights at Pockeridge Lakes, Pockeridge Drive. Permits available from secretary or Premier Angling, New Road, Chippenham. No night fishing. Contact Steve Palmer 07812 796046 www.chippenhamac.org.uk

Football
AFC Corsham - Plays Leafy Lane, Rudloe. Contact Carla Smith (Sec) 07740 141738 www.afccorsham.co.uk
Corsham Town Football Club - Plays at Southbank Ground, Lacock Road. Practice nights Tuesdays and Thursdays. Under 18s youth side plays floodlit games Thursdays. Contact Mr R Taylor (sec) 714406 www.corshamtownfc.co.uk

General
Games Afternoon - Meets Tuesdays 2-4pm at Springfield Campus. Contact Kay Willis 01249 249609

Martial Arts
Tae Kwon-Do - Meets Mondays 7-8.30pm and Thursday 7.30-9pm at Springfield Leisure Centre. Contact Richard Browning 07971 675527

Rambling
Corsham Wanderers - Contact Pete Smith 713364

Rugby
Corsham Rugby Football Club - Plays at Lacock Road. Contact 701064, Peter Coombs 715768

Running
Corsham Running Club - Running for pleasure and competitively. Meets Tuesdays/Thursdays 6.50 for 7pm. Junior One Mile Club Wednesdays 6.10pm, Springfield Leisure Centre. e-mail www.corshamrunningclub.co.uk

Swimming
Corsham Amateur Swimming Club - Leisure and competitive swimming. Training provided. Meets at Springfield Leisure Centre. Contact Richard Moore (Secretary) 712224. Phyllis Nicholls (New Membership) 714017, www.corshamasc.org.uk


WOMEN'S GROUPS

Neston Women's Institute - Meets third Wednesday 7.45pm at Memorial Hall, Neston. Contact Mrs S Pawling, Wilts WI, 01380 722338

Pickwick Women's Institute - Meets third Tuesday 7.30pm at Holton House. Contact Mrs S Pawling, Wilts WI, 01380 722338

Corsham Women's Institute - Meets third Tuesday 2pm at Corsham Community Centre, Beechfield Road. Contact Mrs S Pawling, Wilts WI, 01380 722338


YOUTH ORGANISATIONS

Mansion House Youth Club - Mansion House, Pickwick Road. Open Monday and Thursday 7-9.30pm. Contact 712250

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Network Scouts - Scout Centre, The Laggar, 715997, and at Neston Memorial Hall. Contact Mike Neal, District Commissioner (Wiltshire North) 659794

Brownies, Guides, Rainbows - Contact Vivian Price, District Commissioner (Corsham and Box) 715997 (hut) or 07815 290374
St Bartholomew's Church Lads and Church Girls Brigade - Meets alternate Wednesday, Church House, Church Street, 5-7: 6.30-7.30pm; ages 10-14: 7.30-8.30pm; ages 14+ 8.30-9.30pm. Contact John Price 713016

Corsham Urban Saints - Non-denominational group for young people aged 8-16. Sunday 4-5.30pm, Corsham Community Centre. Contact Mike Pulsford 714669

Wilts Army Cadet Force (Corsham Platoon) - For boys and girls aged 12-18. Contact 01380 724114, www.wiltshirearmycadets.org

Air Cadets -Paxcroft Building, No 2 Site, MOD Corsham SN13 9RG, Fridays 7.30-9pm. Contact 01225 810461, Ext 6692; email adj.1304df@aircadets.org; www.dorsetwilts-aircadets.com


 

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