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Corsham Civic Society Important News

Dear Members,

I am mindful of the health problems that are currently sweeping throughout the world and through our own country. My thoughts and prayers are with those who are suffering from this virus and I hope that it strikes very few people in our area. Our last ‘get together’ was held on Friday, February 28that Guyers House, where 28 of us enjoyed a most excellent lunch. I proposed a toast to absent friends, not knowing how quickly things would change in just 18 days. I am sorry we’ve had to cancel our March meeting and following meetings until at least the end of July.

The Pound Arts Centre has closed its doors and we have no idea when they may re-open. Copies of the March edition of ‘Spotlight’ will be available from April 1st at Barnett Brothers or may be delivered to your home.

All good wishes.

Michael Rumsey

Corsham Civic Society planning group report

Corsham Civic Society planning group report

La Piccola Italia After objections raised by the Society and others and a retrospective planning application which was not approved, the wooden cladding blocks on the restaurant, have been painted white which blends in much better with the other commercial premises...

Corsham’s Mansion House – an update

Corsham’s Mansion House – an update

The photograph here is a clear indication of what was considered most important by Wiltshire Council and their architect’s, DKA ~ far more prominence is given to the new extension which predominates rather than to the fine Georgian building! The mock up is typically representative of an architect’s ‘vanity project’.

Mansion House redevelopment proposals

Mansion House redevelopment proposals

Proposal for demolition of the former single-storey Corsham Library and new two-storey extension and internal refurbishment to existing Grade II listed Mansion House.

New 'Corsham in Focus' book published

New 'Corsham in Focus' book published

No doubt some of you will be aware that at the end of last month a pocket-sized book was published, Corsham in Focus, which contains superb B&W photographs of architectural features from buildings all within a mile of Corsham, including quite a few from Pickwick.

New lease of life for Corsham Civic Society planning group

New lease of life for Corsham Civic Society planning group

The group, valiantly run for some time by Margaret Smith, has recently gained a new lease of life by the addition of Larry St. Croix and John Maloney. The meetings are held every third week, two days before Town Council meets to consider the submissions for the...