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.
Culture and Leisure
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
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.
A thriving leisure and cultural environment brings the community together. It provides activities for all ages and channels young people into activities which benefit them in many different ways. This plan seeks to achieve this in several ways.
There are many traditional countryside leisure activities and a number of new ones. The test as to whether an activity should be encouraged is that it should not damage the environment or the ecology, do no harm to agriculture, not cause a nuisance to other users and residents, and not damage access routes and footpaths.
Devizes as a tourist destination is sorely undersold. The Devizes Tourism Partnership estimates that the value to the area of tourism currently is £30 million. Our geographical location at the heart of this very special county within two hours of London means that we have many excellent attractions that we need to begin exploiting.