What is DCAP?

The Devizes Community Area Partnership

Devizes Community Area Partnership (DCAP) is a group of local people and representatives from the public sector, voluntary and private organisations who have come together with the aim to improve the quality of life for everyone who lives in, works in or visits the Devizes Community Area.

The Devizes Community Area includes the Parishes: All Cannings, Bishops Cannings, Bromham, Cheverell Magna, Cheverell Parva, Devizes, Easterton, Erlestoke, Etchilhampton, Market Lavington, Marston, Potterne, Roundway, Rowde, Stert, Urchfont, West Lavington, Worton.  This mirrors the same communities represented by the Devizes Area Board of Wiltshire Council.

The vision for the  Devizes Community Area is to form an integrated community of residents, businesses and interest groups, blending a living and working countryside with its service centre, the thriving market town of Devizes, and ensuring that all people have a good quality of life with access to the facilities they need.

Meetings of DCAP take place quarterly and all local people are welcome to attend.

You can see our Constitution, Aims and Objectives and Terms of Reference here.

The Community Plan

One of the key functions of DCAP is to steer the development of the Community Plan, as agreed with the Area Board.  A number of bodies are responsible for delivering the Community Plan.  The Partnership itself is made up of public agencies and organisations, the voluntary sector and members of the public all which are making significant contributions to the delivery of the Plan.

The organisations and groups represented in the Partnership and its Interest Groups include:

  • Wiltshire Council
  • Devizes Town Council
  • Representatives from the surrounding Parish Councils
  • Wiltshire Police
  • Wiltshire Fire Rescue Service
  • NHS Wiltshire
  • Devizes Development Partnership
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • Wiltshire Heritage Museum
  • Devizes Schools Collaboration
  • Numerous voluntary local groups and organisations