NEXT COUNCIL MeetingS
Tuesday 22nd June 2021
Planning Committee - agenda is here - Starting at 7pm, Corn Exchange, Market Place
We are currently recruiting for 3 positions within our team
Venues and Marketing Booking Assistant
Community Engagement Manager.
For more information and how to apply click here.
Devizes Family History Research Day
Thursday 24th June at Devizes Cemetery Chapel from 9am until 1pm. For more information about the day please click here.
We are pleased that we are still able to open the Thursday Market in the Market Place for essential items during this current lockdown.
A few of our takeaway businesses are operating in the Shambles, but face coverings must be worn inside, in accordance with Government guidelines .Please continue to support the Markets while social distancing and hand sanitising/washing regularly. Visit the Devizes Markets website →
Remember to shop local and support Devizes Retailers and Independents for more info click here!
The Council is proud of Devizes' history and actively seeks to maintain its civic history, a collection of historical artefacts and ceremonial duties. Devizes is twinned with Mayenne in France and Waiblingen in Germany.
Devizes Town Council is fortunate, over the past 380 years approximately, to have acquired a fine collection of monuments, fine art, insignia and plate, of which we are justly proud.The collection of insignia & plates is on display at the Town Hall in the foyer. The full collection also reflects Devizes' twinning links with the towns of Mayenne in France; Waiblingen in Germany; Oamaru in the South Island of New Zealand and the city of Tornio in Lapland, Finland. See historical artefacts
Several other items of insignia & plate relate to the town's close association with the military, whose occupation of the various barracks in London Road was a feature of the life of Devizes for many decades.
Civic and ceremonial events are normally led or presided over by the town's Mayor, this includes such events as:
- Annual Civic Awards Presentation
- Inaugural Church Service
- Christmas Festival
- Freedom March
- Mayor's Carol Concert
- Remembrance Sunday Parade
- Town in Bloom Presentation
- Town's Twinning Event
Other town events that the Town Mayor or the Deputy Mayor often participate in throughout the year are community events and are usually managed by local organisations who work relentlessly to to bring enjoyment to the townsfolk and visitors alike.
The Town Council seeks to promote a healthier lifestyle by ensuring that local people have accessible facilities for leisure and recreation. Whether for sport, play or just enjoying the ambience of a quiet place, we hope our facilities contribute to the quality of life of our community.
Working in partnership with the people of the town, independent organisations, groups and individuals, the Town Council supports many community activities that help make our town a good place to live, work and visit.