Not only preserving history - but keeping it alive...

Set in Wiltshire's neolithic landscape, with nearly 500 listed buildings, a fine brewery and the most impressive flight of canal locks in the UK, Devizes has a lot to offer visitors. You can take a narrowboat ride on the Kennet & Avon Canal, see locally brewed ale still being delivered by horse-drawn dray, and sample this ale at the brewery, or in one of the many traditional pubs in the town.

It's also a great place to live, with some of the lowest crimes rates in the country, a variety of great coffee shops and restaurants, and easy access to beautiful countryside.

Devizes on the Web

Here are a few places on the web to get useful information for Devizes.

Our Community Matters
The Devizes Issue

The site has been set up to provide local people with an interactive notice board everyone can use to highlight and discuss local news, events and ideas.

Loads of ways to get involved.

Go to Our Community Matters »

Devizes, Wiltshire's hidden gem

This is the 'official' website for Devizes and the surrounding area.

If you are looking for information on local services, events and businesses this is probably the best site to go for.

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The Devizes Issue (Facebook group)
The Devizes Issue

I love this lively and rapidly-growing Facebook Group.

If you have an obscure question about Devizes, want keep an eye on what's going on or make a comment on a local issue - try here.

Go to The Devizes Issue »

Director of Junior Eisteddfod is alarmed by music teacher cuts

MUSIC teacher and organiser of Devizes Junior Eisteddfod Michael Johnson has spoken of his fears for the future of lessons in schools after a decision by Wiltshire Council to scrap its music service.

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Funding for scaring off Devizes gulls

Devizes Town Council has agreed to give £900 towards paying for a hawk to scare off seagulls that have turned the lives of people near the Garden Trading Estate into a nightmare.

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Objection to homes plan for former Gazette office

Devizes Town Council strongly objected against plans to build three town houses on land at the back of the old Gazette & Herald building in the Market Place.

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Devizes pupils join fight to save town's Tesco from closure

PUPILS from Trinity School have joined in the protest against Tesco in Devizes closing by writing letters to the company.

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