Two allotment sites in the village
- Easterton Lane ‘Bert’s Meadow. Contact Pewsey Parish Council 01672 562014 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sports Field behind Pewsey Vale School. Contact Pewsey Parish Council 01672 562014 email: email@example.com
A community based group concerned about the plight of bees, pollinators and the decline of wildflowers. Initiated through Transition Marlborough the aim is to create a corridor between Marlborough and Pewsey of bee friendly plants. Everyone can get involved from planting bee friendly flowers in your own garden to identifying open/green spaces which could be planted with appropriate pollinator friendly flowers..
More information about bee friendly plants and the Bee Road
The Bouverie Hall is Pewsey’s premier venue for community events, arts, music, film and theatre to fitness, dance and crafts workshops; it is also available for private hire for meetings, conferences, parties or other celebrations.
The hall is a charity and run by a committee of volunteers with the aim of maintaining the hall for future generations. Currently they are fundraising for improvements to the toilets.
North Street SN9 5ES www.bouveriehall.com
Check the events and activities section for regular group sessions.
tel 01672 564458 bookings 07736 647258
Pewsey and District Feast and Carnival
The annual carnival has been held in Pewsey since 1898. During September numerous events for children, families and adults are organised culminating in the illuminated procession. The carnival is run by a group of volunteers to fundraise for charity
- Martins Newsagent, High St
- Co- operative Supermarket, High St
- Spar Shop, North St
- Esso Garage, Swan Road
Cemetery and Chapel – Wilcot Road
Pewsey Parish Council is the burial authority for the cemetery at Wilcot Road. Contact the clerk for details of burials and reservations in the cemetery or garden of remembrance.
Wilcot Road 01672 562351 or more information online at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/child-care-childrens-centres
Churches and Places of Worship
- Pewsey Methodist Church North Street
- St John the Baptist Church Church Street
- Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Family Broadfields
Community Cafe and Tea Room
High Street by the River Avon
Open Monday – Saturday 10.am – 4.30pm
Staffed by volunteers with all profits and donations given to local charities. The aim of the cafe is to provide a friendly meeting place for both residents and visitors. Serving drinks, snacks and home made cake at reasonable prices. Locally made craft items are also for sale. There is some seating outside.
The centre of Pewsey is covered by two designated Conservation Areas, the historic village core and part of Wilcot Road. There are numerous Grade ll listed buildings around the village.
Tuesday 9.30am-11.00am at Bouverie Hall.
Home made cakes and savouries, home grown vegetables, plants and flowers. Organic eggs and stalls selling jams, marmalades, local honey and chutney. Also outside in the car park a fresh fish stall and plant stall.
- Outside wall of bus shelter by police station, North Street
- Opposite Ball Road junction with Milton Road mounted on the wall
- Scout Hall wall, Aston Close
- Pewsey Metals, 68 Wilcot Road, mounted on wall
- Aura Beauty Studio, Swan Road mounted by post box on the wall
- Coopers Arms Ball Road field side entrance, mounted on pub wall
- Pewsey Wharf, mounted on the wall of the Waterfront Bar
- On left-hand side of front wall of Pewsey Tennis Club
Pewsey Dental Practice 15 North Street, SN9 5ES 01672 563622
Vale Dentist 7c High Street SN9 5AF 01672 563787 0800 9992722
All rubbish bins located around the village can be used for the disposal of dog waste. Please use them and pick up after your dog.
Attempting to throw bags into wooded area and hedges, where they get caught up, creates an unnecessary and very unpleasant task for whoever has to remove them.
Kennet and Avon Medical Practice 18 High Street SN9 5AQ 01672 569990
Education and Learning
See Children’s Centre, Library, Nurseries and pre school, schools and The U3A
Fire Station 12 North Street SN9 5EX 01722 691000
Pewsey is an on-call station, so its firefighters have other jobs and obligations. They commit time to the Fire & Rescue Service throughout the week and respond to emergency calls when paged.
Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service www.dwfire.org.uk
Food Bank Collection Point.
There is a collection point in the Co-Operative Supermarket but there are also detailed on the Methodist Church website and in The Messenger magazine.
High Street Pewsey SN9 5AF (closed for winter from 28th October 2017)
Housed in an old stone built Victorian Foundry, the Heritage Centre contains a collection of items which reflect the social, agricultural and industrial aspects of rural life over the last 200 years, including the rise and fall (and rise again) of the Kennet and Avon Canal and the development of the railway.
Admission: Adults £2, Children Free
Pewsey Nature Reserve managed by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. Volunteers meet on the 4th Saturday of the month 10.00am–12.30pm. Details from volunteer warden Jane on 07804 857938 www.wiltshirewildlife.org
Kennet and Avon Canal
Managed and maintained by the Canal and River Trust, the Kennet and Avon Canal links London to Bristol via water navigation. Completed in the early 1800’s it was the ‘motorway’ of its day. As it declined in influence the canal became derelict and overgrown. Due to the perseverance of a few enthusiasts the canal was never fully abandoned and over the past 50 years the Kennet and Avon canal has been restored to a ‘cruiseway’ status canal.
- King Alfred Trail – details can be found here.
- King Alfred Statue Market Place was erected on the 23rd June 1913 to commemorate the coronation of King George V in 1911. The wording on the statue ‘once a chief landowner in this vale. King Alfred fought boldly for his country’s benefit. King Alfred the Great is believed to have initiated a village carnival and feast during his reign 871-899AD.
Aston Close, Pewsey. SN9 5EQ Telephone 01672 562265
Opening times * Volunteer operated sessions.
Monday 2.00pm to 5.00pm*
Tuesday 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 7.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am to 1.00pm*
Thursday 10.00am to 2.00pm* and 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Friday 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm
- Free WiltsOnline public WiFi
- Large selection of books for children and young people.
- Spoken Word books
- Large Print
- DVD hire
- e books
- Public Notice Board for Community events, groups, bus services etc
- Disabled toilet and baby changing
Events at Pewsey Library
- Rhyme time for babies and toddlers 11-11.30am every Tuesday no need to book
- Health trainer drop in at Pewsey Library Usually held fortnightly enquire at the library for details and dates
Litter and Litter Ambassadors
Volunteer Litter Pick organised by Simon Ellis and a group of volunteers which takes place the FIRST SATURDAY of the month and volunteers meet at 10am in the Bouverie Hall car park. Litter pickers, bags and hoops are supplied by the Parish Council. The scheme also occasionally plants trees and undertakes tidying of neglected corners of the village.
Litter Ambassadors scheme was initiated by Simon to try and help keep our village clean. If you walk a regular route in the village or just want to keep your immediate neighbourhood clean and are prepared to pick up litter, please let Simon know so he can co-ordinate the scheme. You can contact Simon on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parish Council arrange for litter bins on Parish land to be emptied with Wiltshire Council emptying other bins throughout the village.
The Messenger is the Vale of Pewsey Team Magazine which is published 10 times a year and distributed free of charge to every household within the parish. It is also delivered to a number of businesses, pubs, shops and cafes throughout the Pewsey Vale. The Messenger contains details of forthcoming services as well as details of Parish Council news, social events within the Vale as well as announcements and news.
Download the newsletter as a .pdf at www.valeofpewsey.org (then chose The Messenger menu heading)
Moviola is the largest rural film scheme in Europe and is a complete cinema service for village halls and other rural venues.
Details of upcoming films, pricing and times can be found here.
For more information phone Martin Clifton on 01672 810436.
Nurseries and Pre-school
- Tiny Tots Baby and Toddler Group, Scout Hut, Aston Close Wednesday 10am-11.30am term time
Contact Brenda on 01672 562165
- Pewsey Pre-school, Wesley Church Hall, North Street
- Puddleducks Pre school and Nursery, Wilcot Road
Contact 01672 562371 or on www.puddleducks-pewsey.com
- Little Saints Nursery, St. Francis School, Marlborough Road
Contact 01672 563228 or www.st-francis.wilts.sch.uk
The Parish Steward is a scheme managed by Wiltshire Council to assist parish and town councils with minor repairs and clearance on the highway. He is scheduled to visit Pewsey three days a month and he is given a list of priorities by the Parish Council. In the main, such jobs as minor pothole repairs, leaf clearance, gulley clearance, cutting back of drainage grips are just a few of the jobs that he can do.
The Pewsey Relief In Need Charity is a small local run charity which offers small grants for people in the parish who are in need of help. An example was a donation towards the cost of building a shelter to house an elderly persons scooter. If you need some small financial assistance please contact the clerk for further information.
North Street Telephone 01672 562492
For all post office needs.
Post Office also provide limited banking facilities:
- Withdraw cash with a debit card
- Deposit cash with a banking slip
- Deposit cheque with a banking slip
- Obtain a balance
The River Avon starts in the Vale of Pewsey and covers 85 miles to Christchurch. It is designated as a river of Special Scientific Interest (SSI). In 880AD our village name is recorded as ‘pefesigge’ meaning ‘little island’ or ‘well watered land’. The Pewsey Avon Trail is a designated walk starting in Pewsey and follows the Avon for 28 miles. The following link provides further information http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/pewsey-avon-trail-walking-route
A book of the walk is available through online sources and also at the Community Tea Room and Parish Office.
Saturday Sort Out
Pewsey Saturday Sort Out is an informal “gifting “ scheme that also runs on the Ist Saturday of the month. The kerbside recycling is an initiative that gives you the opportunity to put unwanted household items outside your house and see if they are taken away by anyone and reused!
We must not forget our great charity shops in Pewsey so please follow these simple suggestions:
- Consider if the item could go to a local charity shop.
- Put a label on the items “Pewsey Recycling Initiative – please help yourself “
- If the item is electrical or untested please label “untested item please ensure it is safe before you use it” and consider putting it in a plastic bag to protect it from the elements
- Ideally put items on your drive or front lawn or if this is not possible ask a neighbour to help. If you put items on a pavement make sure that you are not blocking or causing a trip hazard
- Items can be put out from 8am to 8pm
- Any uncollected items must be taken back inside no later than 8pm.
- No money is to change hands all items are to be considered as “gifts”
- It doesn’t matter who takes items and their later intentions – its just about avoiding items going to landfill 9. If you are loading items into your car park safely and responsibly 10. No dangerous items such as knives, aerosols, weapons, glue, solvents, flammable, toxic, sharp, contaminated, choking hazard etc to be put out.
- Put a comment on Facebook if you are putting something out to encourage people to collect. Have fun getting rid of your junk!
The aim is to recycle/reuse household items that would otherwise go to landfill. If you would like to help please contact Simon on 07971 222440.
Community Speed Watch is a scheme that relies on volunteers from the parish to help deliver the purpose of ‘driving down speed, driving up safety’ in our community.
Information about the scheme is detailed below:
- Only operate at locations which have been approved by Wiltshire Police and risk assessed
- CSW speed checks only take place during daylight hours (dependent on season)
- CSW teams will always be in pairs, be highly visible in hi-vis jackets and carry identification
Volunteers carry out roadside checks on the speed of vehicles using a speed detection device and record the vehicle registration number of those exceeding the speed limit. This information is submitted; Wiltshire Police staff then access the Police National Computer to check the information provided. The owners of the vehicles are then sent warning letters by Wiltshire Police drawing attention to the offence and advise the drivers of the consequences of excessive speed. Repeat offenders and those caught excessively speeding by fifty per cent or more are visited by their Community Policing Team.
- Sport Activities A-Z section
- Young Persons A-Z section
- Or if you would prefer to spectate why not support your local teams in Pewsey
Pewsey Vale Football Club
Sports Centre see Vale Health and Wellbeing Centre
- North Street car park (24hrs)
- Radar Key scheme for disabled toilet at North Street Car Park toilets (24hrs)
- Radar Key scheme for disabled facility at side of Pewsey Library (24hrs)
Tourism in the Vale
Tourist information leaflets can be found in the recently refurbished iconic Red Telephone Box at Green Drove and Swan Meadow junction and in Cossors shop. The website for local tourism can be found at visitpewseyvale.co.uk
Vale Health and Wellbeing Centre
Currently under construction see the website newspage for up to date details.
Venues for hire
Bouverie Hall, Goddard Road
Scout Hall, Aston Close, contact Nigel or Sandie Lihou 01672 562166
Heritage Centre, High Street
Fire Station small meeting room for local groups
Waste and Recycling
All properties should have recycling bins contact Wiltshire Council for details.
Re-sellable household items, books and furniture can be donated to Cossors Shop, North Street
Re-sellable clothes, jewellery, books bric a brac, craft items can be donated to the Propect Hospice Shop, North Street
There is also a clothes collection bank on behalf of
Fire fighters Charity, North St outside the Fire Station
Salvation Army, Co-op Car Park
Shoe Recycling, Co-op Car Park
The white horse is on Pewsey Hill about a mile south of Pewsey, to the east of the minor road that leads from the A345 on the edge of Pewsey to the village of Everleigh. It is a little above and a little to the left of the site of the old horse.
In 1937, George Marples, an authority on hill carvings, happened to be in the area researching the old white horse at just the time that a committee had been formed to find a suitable way of commemorating the Coronation of George VI. The idea of a new white horse was mooted, and Mr Marples was approached for suggestions. He produced three drawings, and one of these was approved by the committee.
Being only too aware of the difficulty in establishing the dates of origin of some white horses, each of his designs included the year 1937 above the horse. Mr Marples devised a triangulation method for the marking out of the horse, and in late April 1937 it was cut by volunteers from Pewsey Fire Brigade. The horse was cut to Mr Marples’ design, with the date above it, but though the horse itself is well-maintained today, the date has disappeared. The maintenance of the horse was for many years, undertaken by members of the Pewsey 6X Club. It is now maintained by a group of volunteers organised by the Parish Council.
The horse faces left, and is a well-proportioned representation of the real animal. It is on a good slope and looks out across Pewsey Vale.