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Supporting Tourism in Devizes

We are looking for help! Devizes Town Council is working with local tourism businesses and partners to develop a visitor image for the town and this will be supported with…

The Roof Needs to Come Off!

Whilst the town council is fortunate to own and manage many fine buildings in Devizes, we recognise that we are only the custodians for future generations and therefore it’s important…

Crammer Watch Survey

Friends of The Crammer and Devizes Town Council have created a form to help monitor the health of the Crammer by recording water clarity, sightings of birds and other animals,…

Council Surgery | 16th July

Council Surgery commences at 6.00pm. Just turn up, no appointment is needed. These surgeries provide a mechanism for residents to meet with Councillors in an informal setting to raise or discuss…

The Messenger

Montage of messenger quarterly news with logo & calendar

The Council publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Messenger. It seeks to provide information about forthcoming events in the town and matters of interest. It is delivered to each house in…

Councillors’ Roadshow

Meet Your Town Councillors The Roadshow is an informal opportunity for residents to engage directly with their town council representatives. Whether you have ideas for improving the community, questions about…

D-Day 80 Beacons

The 6th of June 2024 marks the 80th Anniversary of the Normandy landing. Devizes Town Council and Wiltshire Army Cadet Force invite you to join us at Roundway Hill White…

No Mow May

No Mow May: Embrace the wild in your garden As we head into the warmer months (we hope!) and flowers begin to bloom, a lot of us will feel the…

Town Clerks Musing

Tourism, be it visitors staying or day visitors is a vital element of our local economy and whilst we work with organisations like Visit Wiltshire to make sure those who…

Town Clerk’s Musing

This week I attended the Sustainable Devizes AGM and heard a talk from Peter Macfadyen a former Councillor in Frome Town Council and the leader of the Flatpack Democracy movement. …

Town Clerk’s Musing

At the end of last week, along with a representative from our Indies Group, I met with Wessex Water to discuss the next phases of the programme to install the…

Plastic Free Pledge

Turtle on beach with plastic pollution

Plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world today. Estimates vary, but… approximately 150 million tonnes of plastic waste is floating in the world’s oceans and…

Town Clerk’s Musing

This week I was invited to attend a community liaison meeting for one of the largest civil engineering projects this town has seen for many years.  The Visual Impact Provision…

Town Clerk’s Musing

Just before the Christmas break, the Council had to make one of the most difficult decisions it has to make each year, which is setting the annual budget. Whilst the…

Town Clerk’s Musing

Like many organisations, Devizes Town Council is aware that all too often it uses plastic-based products that will only be used once and then discarded, a lot of the time…

Town Clerk’s Musing

At this week’s planning meeting a representative from Wessex Water came to talk about the project to upgrade many of the water supply pipes in the town centre. I mentioned…

Town Clerk’s Musing

Yesterday I attended the local Air Quality Group meeting where we learnt about some of the work being done around public transport to provide alternatives to car usage. One of…

Town Clerk’s Musing

Last night a number of key stakeholders came together to discuss the Crammer and its future, in what was a very positive meeting.  What was clear from the meeting is…

Planning Committee | Agenda 23rd May 2023

Devizes Town Council is an advisory body to the Planning Authority (Wiltshire Council) for all planning applications that directly relate to the town’s parish area. Any objections or observations raised…

Town Clerk’s Musing

This week the Council continues to discuss issues around the Crammer and set out how it is going to move the project forward. Initially, the work of the Councillor working…

Planning Committee | Agenda 9th May 2023

Devizes Town Council is an advisory body to the Planning Authority (Wiltshire Council) for all planning applications that directly relate to the town’s parish area. Any objections or observations raised…

Hillworth Park Events 2023 Brochure

Hillworth Park is often described as the ‘hidden gem’ of Devizes.  Nestling between Hillworth Road and Queens Road the park has an interesting history, starting life as a private landscaped…

Planning Committee | Agenda 28th March

Devizes Town Council is an advisory body to the Planning Authority (Wiltshire Council) for all planning applications that directly relate to the town’s parish area. Any objections or observations raised…

Planning Committee | Agenda 14th March

Devizes Town Council is an advisory body to the Planning Authority (Wiltshire Council) for all planning applications that directly relate to the town’s parish area. Any objections or observations raised…

The Messenger

Montage of messenger quarterly news with logo & calendar

The Council publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Messenger. It seeks to provide information about forthcoming events in the town and matters of interest. It is delivered to each house in…

Town Clerk’s Musing

I have been lucky enough to spend some time with the police this week, discussing concerns around what seems to be a steady rise in anti-social behaviour by a very…

Town Clerk’s Musing

Back at the end of 2021, many of the town’s residents took part in a town-wide sustainability survey which was designed to act as a bit of a barometer about…

Town Clerk’s Musing

Earlier this week a number of the Town Councillors and I met with traders from the Shambles to discuss the massive increase in the utility charges for the building. It…