News & Events from Devizes Retailers & Independents

Wessex Water Roadworks 2024

Local Businesses – please tell us about the impact roadworks have had on you & what you think about the plans for Autumn 2024 →

Wessex Water is replacing the ancient water mains in Devizes. They have been very helpful in providing information and a map so that you will know when each phase of the work will take place. Hopefully, this will help you plan when to shop, where to park and visits to our retailers, cafés and other businesses.
Wessex Water Works Map 2024, Devizes

Let’s be Positive!

Although closed roads can be frustrating, we think it’s best to make the best of the situation by providing information as and when Wessex Water update us. This way, people can better plan when to visit town.

If you think it will be difficult to get in on your chosen day:

  • Check our A-Z  to see if the business you want to use sells online or has a phone number to call to arrange pick-up
  • Ask if your chosen shop offers local delivery?
  • Check the Wessex Water PDF leaflet below to see when disruption will be and, if you are able to, work around it to visit at a quieter time.

White Chalk Gallery has expanded!

The art and craft gallery which showcases over 80 artists and makers from all over the U.K has now opened a Fine Art exhibition space called White Chalk Gallery Fine Art.

The exhibition space is situated at No.5 Old Swan Yard, a stone’s throw away from the gallery’s current premises at No. 8 Old Swan Yard and will have rolling exhibitions of different artists’ work available for purchase.

Coming next to White Chalk Gallery Fine Art…

Hannah Cantellow who specialises in printmaking will be using the space to create new work which will then be shown in an exhibition.

Summer Exhibition

From 22nd June White Chalk Gallery Fine Art will be holding its first ever Summer Exhibition called ‘Re-Imagining the Landscape’ which will feature the work of five artists from all over the U.K. curated by artist Bryony Cox who owns and runs the gallery.

indieDAY ~ 5th June 2021

IndieDAY 5th June 2021 - thre are independent shops in DEvizes you don't now about... enter our prize trail.

download indieDAY entry form 5th June

LOCATION: Throughout Devizes, from the Market Place and The Ginnel to Sidmouth Street, Long Street, Old Swan Yard, New Park St. and the Wharf.

indieDAY #2 was Buzzing!

Thanks Devizes ~ indieDAY 5th June 2021
We had a blast yesterday and just want to say thanks to everyone who came along to our second indieDAY. We met some great people, both locals and some from out of town ~ everywhere was buzzing!
We’ve already been asked when the next one is!
Read on to find out what the secret codes mean…

An e-Cargo Bike for Devizes…

Devizes ecargo bike survey from sustainable devizes, love devizes & indiedevize. Images of cargodale bike (copyrght cargodale)

Delivering with electric cargo bikes reduced carbon emissions, supports local businesses and can create jobs ~ indieDevizes, Sustanable Devizes and Love Devizes have created this survey to see if you think it would be a good idea for Devizes.

images copyright Cargodale CIC  |  Thanks to Martin Reed from Sustainable Devizes his hard work and patience in putting the survey together.

Foster a Child with Wiltshire Council

Find out about fostering on 18th November in Devizes Market Place

Wiltshire Council is looking for couples, families and individuals who can make space in their home and heart to help a child through a difficult time.

You’ll need a good sense of humour, plenty of tolerance and understanding, bags of enthusiasm and want to make a positive difference to young people’s lives.

You must be at least 21 or over to foster, have a spare bedroom, and drive. There’s no upper age limit as long as you’re fit and healthy enough to care for our children.

Above all, foster carers are known for their love, warmth, generosity, patience and positivity.

SWELP Digital Conference

The Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s digital conference, Engage, Evolve, Go! will take place from 8:30am-5pm next Thursday, 7th October register for your free place here.

The event aims to put our area’s business leaders centre stage, celebrating success, considering innovation for the future and providing a host of valuable workshops designed to support local organisations wherever they are on their business journey.

In addition to plenary speakers, networking and Expo, there will be the opportunity to attend beneficial workshops being hosted by local SMEs and organisations and hear from local SMEs in conversation with Paddy Bradley.