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PCAP Meeting 21-01-2021 – Reports & Minutes


Minutes and documentation from the PCAP Meeting on 21st January 2021 online via Zoom:


PCAP Meeting 29-10-2020 – Reports & Minutes


Minutes and documentation from the PCAP Meeting on 29th October 2020 online via Zoom:


Pewsey Community Area Recovery Group & Pewsey Vale Health & Wellbeing Forum – Minutes from 8th October 2020


Minutes from the merged Pewsey Community Area Recovery Group & Pewsey Vale Health & Wellbeing Forum held on Thursday 8th October online via Zoom.

Download the minutes from the meeting here

PCAP Meeting 23-07-2020 – Reports & Minutes


Minutes and documentation from the PCAP Meeting on 23rd July 2020 online via Zoom:


Pewsey Community Area Recovery Group Notes


Notes from the Pewsey Community Area Recovery Group  held on Tuesday 21st July via Zoom.

Download the notes from the meeting on 21st July 2020

North Wessex Downs AONB Newsletter & Website Resources


The North Wessex Downs AONB has provided a ‘core’ article on the AONB for use by parishes and others for their newsletters or websites.

This is the article which you can edit and adapt as you wish, as well as adding images:

Download the core NWD AONB article


This is an example of how the Whitton Way adapted the article for their local newsletter:

Download Whitton Way's NWD AONB article (part 1) Download Whitton Way's NWD AONB article (part 2)

Pewsey Community Area Recovery Group Notes


Notes from the Pewsey Community Area Recovery Group  held on Tuesday 16th June via Zoom.

Download the notes from the meeting on 16th June 2020

Equal Opportunity Policy


This policy describes our commitment to the 1998 Human Rights Act and the 2010 Equality Act.

Download the Equal Opportunity policy

Useful Information and Links for Lockdown


Sylvie Clayden has provided the following information on 28th April 2020 to help with the current lockdown:

For the Young:
Richard Rogers, Pewsey Community Area Engagement Manager at Wiltshire Council, signposted me to regarding encouraging children to grow plants. Click on end title “Give it a Grow” and second drop down line “Set up your local give it a grow” for clear guidance.
Mandy McDougall who created this scheme is happy to change the Netheravon details to your individual village, if interested, including all contact details and emails etc. . . a generous offer and the resources she sourced cheaply:
Seeds: Lidl @ 27p pkt
2 bags compost
60 envelopes from Kraft @ £5.99
Freezer bags 100 X 7” X 10”@ £8.50 Amazon (decent strength)
Labels she can help with.
If interested contact 07734 087413
She is not charging for this and will set up your web page for free; not owned content just an idea template.

For Everyone:
Urchfont has a vibrant veg scheme, which is growing well 😊 as have others including Wedhampton and Wexcombe.
Cossors in Pewsey are able to offer books and some audio books which anyone in the group can access; contact the PCCA 01672 487022 to make a request and then collect from Little Lunch Box, Pewsey.

For Older People:
Hydration awareness
In my experience, 90% of my clients who have been admitted to hospital with falls, did so due to UTI`s and with their current restrictions, I believe this is a key area to consider for some.
Download the poster which also includes a fun Vale crossword 😊 funded by PCAP.  In Pewsey these will be delivered to all bungalows, known vulnerable and in food boxes.
Look out for a Wiltshire Council publication soon which will have a similar theme.
We will produce ours monthly during lockdown with slight variations on the message and puzzle theme !

Marlborough Podiatry Clinic private practitioners are Christine Stiles and Chloe Reschwamm.

At the moment the Clinic is closed for routine treatments but they are able to see patients at the Clinic if they triage the situation and consider it to be an urgent case – primarily infection and ulceration – particularly in the diabetic or circulatory impaired patient.
Home visits are currently not possible other than in exceptional circumstances.

These are exceptional times and in an effort to aid self-treatment by patients, they have  created an article about footcare during Covid 19. This may also be of help to carers who are trying to assist their clients with care of their feet.

They are available to talk on the phone if anyone needs advice or further information – 01672 514581 or 07910 525376.

Wiltshire Farm Foods 0800 077 3100
This company have strict hygiene policy and I have sampled some of their food which is good.  They are still taking on new customers and if absolutely necessary, will enter a property to place meals in a freezer.

Henrietta Mackinnon of Music and Movement Together is creating a YouTube of seated mobility exercises for the locked down, frail elderly which will be available shortly.


WhatsApp Group for the Farming Community


Farmer Support Group COVID 19

This is a farm support group to provide mutual support to one another during the coronavirus pandemic as and when needed.   With one message you can ask the group for help with a specialist task or cover for someone who is ill.    As  many Farm Workers’ jobs are specialist, the chances of finding someone who can do a particular role if workers are self-isolating/off sick is very unlikely, unless they already work on a farm elsewhere.

The easiest way to set up a communication group is via Whatsapp – most people use it nowadays but it is easy to set up a group and share it via email in order to get people to join – we would also encourage you to share with your colleagues, friends and neighbours to spread the word through the community (this is not restricted to farms within the North Wessex Downs – those outside the boundaries can join if within a sensible distance).

If anyone isn’t familiar with Whatsapp, then Susie Brew at PCAP or Claire McCorquodale of the NWD AONB  will be happy to talk you through it.

Susie Brew – 07802 444022 –

Claire McCorquodale – 07717 644991 –

How to Join

Instructions on how to join the Whatsapp group – NWD Farming Community:

Via the app:

  1. On your mobile device, add the Whatsapp app either from Apple or Google Play Store if you don’t already have it installed.
  2. Click on this link – the joining process is very straightforward.

Via the web:

  1. Use Chrome as the browser and click on this link
  2. Click Join the Chat
  3. You have an option to download the app – you don’t have to do this and can go straight to the web version (known as Whatsapp Web)

Once you are in Whatsapp, it would be useful if the farmers could make sure their names/farm name are on their Whatsapp details otherwise it just shows up as a mobile number, so it isn’t clear who it is.  (To edit your existing Whatsapp details on a phone click on the 3 dots in the top right hand corner, click on settings and then tap your name/ phone number at the top of the screen and edit your name to include the farm name).



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