Reading Room CLOSED until further notice due to the coronavirus.

See below for update as at 4/7/20

LATEST NEWS: (21st July 2020 )


The Committee/ Trustees met (via Zoom) on 3rd July to discuss the current COVID rules and guidance for village halls, and other community facilities, that have been issued. The Committee was joined by Neil Britten, Chairman of the Parish Council.

For those who want to read the rules/ guidance details we have received the links are provided below.

It was unanimously agreed that there is no prospect of the Reading Room re-opening for general bookings in the near future.

The criteria that need to be met are:


1. The Reading Room (RR) has to meet the Government, Health England and any other COVID regulations both overall and with respect to any unique limitations of the RR; specially given physical layout of the building.

2. The actions taken have to be affordable (in financial terms) and manageable within the volunteer time of the committee.

3. There is an identified need to re-open driven by local users wanting to come back and use the RR; and that the renters/ hirers are:

  • ​willing to pay the additional costs to sanitize all areas and facilities/ tables/ chairs etc. used.

  • willing to obey and enforce all rules and restrictions as defined by the regulations/ laws

We do not feel that, while the current rules exist, we can responsibly re-open for bookings at present.

If anyone feels that there is an exceptional situation that means they would like to hire the RR given the above, then please contact us and the committee will consider against the background of the national guidance and rules prevailing at the time and the specific request. 


The COVID-19 Risk Assessment for the RR is now available (21/7) 

Latest information from ACRE (for 4th July)

Government Advice for multi-purpose community facilities (regularly updated)

Reading Room Management Committee (3rd July)

Reading Room "Refurbishment or Build New project"

The discussion paper is still available.

The survey closed on May 10th.

Survey summary results


Other offerings from our RR Users and others in the village at this time


An interactive group offering PE ,Fun fitness , activity ideas for families and kids . Ideal for home schooling parents who may need a tea break at 3pm !! 

Use the Corsley Playing Field for exercise? Here are the rules.

Corsley sites that might be useful at this time

The Cross Keys Hub (Community Support Group & Pop up shop)

The Bridge  (Site)

The Bridge (July Edition)

Corsley Village Group Facebook page

Old links you might find useful on the COVID page

  • Mental Health Support and Advice (ex Wiltshire added 21/4)

  • Wiltshire Active Communities Resources (added 10th April)

  • Beware of misinformation (added 3/4)

  • Wiltshire Guidance on Volunteering (added 1/4)

  • Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub announced (31/2)

  • Wiltshire Council's Volunteer pack (updated 30/3)

  • Link to sign up for Wiltshire Council News (added 28/3)

  • Volunteering for NHS responder

  • WCA Resources Hub link

  • Wilts and Swindon Response Fund

  • Other Corsley websites that might be useful at this time.

  • Wiltshire's COVID19 site - for Wiltshire Council services and more

Please email if you  want your organisation / offering linked on here. This is ONLY for in village support in these unusual times.

If you are aware of things that could be added to help then please make contact. CONTACT/ EMAIL

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