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Welcome to DCAP

Welcome to the Devizes Community Area Partnership website. We are a large group of local organisations and concerned citizens who want to ensure that the Devizes Community Area is the best it can possibly be.  We work very closely with the Wiltshire Council Area Board and our responsibility is to find out what the community wants and find a way of achieving that if we possibly can.

Think Bus in 2016!

The Connect2 Devizes Pewsey buses changed on 1st February.  The new timetables can be found here:

100 & 101 Service Direct to Pewsey

102, 103, 104 Pewsey circular services covering Pewsey villages and surrounding areas

Hard copies of the timetables are available by post or email from Wiltshire Council by contacting their enquiry line: T: 01380 860100 or email: Connect2@wiltshire.gov.uk

The timetables are available on the Connect2 Wiltshire buses and from:

·         Devizes: Wiltshire Museum, Long Street; Wiltshire Council Office, Snuff Street; Library; Crown Centre

·         All Cannings: Community Shop

·         Pewsey: Library; Heritage Centre; Post Office; Applecart café; Spar shop

·         Burbage: Marr Green Farm Shop

The community’s Task Group has worked hard with Wiltshire Council to make the best of this opportunity.  To survive the grim future of bus cuts the pilot of this semi-fixed route service across the Vale must prove itself over the next 18-24 months.  We want these services to succeed…

Please help us spread the word.  And before reaching for the car keys, THINK BUS

Study the timetable, have a go, and let Wiltshire Council know what you think.

Latest News and Articles

All Groups

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DCAP Countryside Group's Neighbourhood Planning Forum

Neighbourhood Planing Forum outcome - sources of funding and information
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Devizes Means Business - latest video

DCAP's  Economic and Tourism Group has produced the second of three short videos about life and work in Devizes. The latest video features Jo Batchelor of Devizes Books. You can view the video on the Devizes Means Business web site:  http://devizesmeansbusiness.com

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Devizes Services Day

Friday 1st August 2014 - from 10am till 3pm, Hillworth Park - Queens Road, Devizes

FREE multi-agency day - come along and get advice and support from various community organisations :

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Economy and Business

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Devizes Means Business - latest video

DCAP's  Economic and Tourism Group has produced the second of three short videos about life and work in Devizes. The latest video features Jo Batchelor of Devizes Books. You can view the video on the Devizes Means Business web site:  http://devizesmeansbusiness.com

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Devizes Parkway

Devizes remains comparatively isolated compared with its local competitors. The principal reason for this is lack of a rail connection. Yet a main line track runs just three miles away at Lydeway. 

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Preserving Existing Jobs in Retail & Service Sectors

The loss of jobs in the public sector will impinge on the retail and service sectors in the area.

Whilst our proposals for creating employment in the private sector will ensure business for the retail sector, this will take time and we should not rely on this alone. We are proposing a number of initiatives.

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Health and Wellbeing

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Online survey regarding CQC inspection of RUH

Healthwatch Wiltshire has been working closely with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) about their previous and planned inspections and visits to the Royal United Hospital (RUH) in Bath.  The CQC will be inspecting the Hospital again on the 4th – 6th December.

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A stronger voice for Devizes Health Matters

Devizes Health Matters (DHM) has agreed to join the Devizes Community Area Partnership (DCAP) as its Health & Wellbeing Interest Group

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Sustainable Housing - Air Quality & Traffic Congestion

Traffic congestion is a major problem in the town and this plan seeks to encourage the use of other forms of transportation where they are viable. This is unlikely to reduce the number of cars per household so as the number of homes rises so will the number of cars.

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Culture and Leisure

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Wiltshire Safari: Woodland to Woodfuel

Organised by Wiltshire Council, is a chance to find out more about the potential to supply and use wood to heat homes, businesses and community buildings - March 1st and March 15th.

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Kennet & Avon Canal

The Kennet & Avon Canal offers an opportunity to contribute to several of the issues that are concerning Devizes.  The 250 berth Caen Hill Marina at Foxhangers demonstrates that private capital has confidence in the canal’s future in the leisure mark

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Our Devizes Heritage

The community is passionate about the rich heritage of our area. Devizes itself has nearly 500 listed buildings, one of the highest in England, whilst many of our villages are conservation areas. We wish to see historic buildings conserved as far as possible.

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Environment

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Wiltshire Safari: Woodland to Woodfuel

Organised by Wiltshire Council, is a chance to find out more about the potential to supply and use wood to heat homes, businesses and community buildings - March 1st and March 15th.

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Low Energy Devizes 2013

Low Energy Devizes - Renewable Energy and Efficiency Fair
Saturday 19 October 10.00am - 2.00pm.
 

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Thinking of getting an allotment?

If you are thinking of getting an allotment, we may be able to help with advice...

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Countryside

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DCAP Countryside Group's Neighbourhood Planning Forum

Neighbourhood Planing Forum outcome - sources of funding and information
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Countryside conference presentations

DCAP Countryside Conference presentation material.

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Our Devizes Heritage

The community is passionate about the rich heritage of our area. Devizes itself has nearly 500 listed buildings, one of the highest in England, whilst many of our villages are conservation areas. We wish to see historic buildings conserved as far as possible.

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Transport

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Connect2 consultation

Connect2 Wiltshire Pewsey-Devizes Bus Consultation and questionnaire – we want your views and to invite you to a meeting!

HAVE YOUR SAY
Drop in session: Tuesday 11th November from 2:30pm to 8:00pm at Bouverie Hall, Pewsey  Presentation and Public Meeting: Wednesday 12th November, 7:00pm at Corn Exchange, Devizes

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Town Bus Survey update

The town bus survey has been completed with both face-to-face interviews and on-line participation.

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New Community Transport website launched

Community First has launched a new web site about community transport services across Wiltshire and Swindon.

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Housing & Built Environment

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Protest Rally - proposed development at Coate Bridge

The proposal to build around 400 homes on green fields close to Coate Bridge has been revived by the developers, obviously encouraged by the Government's insistence that housing must have priority over every other consideration.

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Employment Led Housing

Housing should be provided to attract entrepreneurs and the skilled work force that they require to meet the Economy opportunities identified in the Devizes Community Area Plan.

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Affordable Housing

The Devizes Joint Strategic Assessment 2011 identified affordable housing as being one of the major housing issues facing the Town.

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Children and Young People

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Mentoring

Over the past decade or so schools have focused on getting the maximum number of children into university. Whatever the rights and wrongs of such a policy, things are now changing. 

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Child Protection Policy

The Devizes Community Area Partnership (DCAP) believes that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people, by a commitment to practice which protects them.

Child Protection Policy August 2012

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Community Area Plan

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Community Safety

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Innovation Fund launched

The Police and Crime Commissioner has launched a new £1m Innovation Fund, which our Community Safety Group will be exploring on your behalf. Find out more here.

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Be careful with candles

To mark Candle Fire Safety Week, Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is reminding people to snuff out the risk of fire in their homes.

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Crime Update

Crime as a whole has continued to decline in the area and is down again on last years figures after a vigorous campaign to deal with the litter and alcohol problem on the Green.

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Join Us!

Why not join us? Details of our meetings can be found in the Events section You will be very welcome.

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