Category: Event

PCAP event

PCAP arranges family funday’s to drive away the pandemic blues!

PCAP arranges family funday’s to drive away the pandemic blues!

In April of 2019 an idea to arrange for some activities to take place at The Vale leisure centre for the 13 to 18 year olds was planned. Well the pandemic put paid to that. Wind forward to later that year and the Mental health impact of the Pandemic was being seen and felt at Pewsey Vale School.  Following talks with the head teacher, PCAP supported the school to apply for £5,000 for a mental health triage team to help support those young people in the school. The funding came through the Pewsey Area Board and specifically the Local Youth Network funding for 13 to 18 years in January 2020.

PCAP also helped Pewsey Primary School to secure more computers and tablets for children learning at home before Christmas 2020 thanks to donations by a local recycling company called Green Machine, Pewsey Parish Council and PCAP.

Fast forward to 2021 and those Local Youth Network funds had been secured and PCAP began to arrange some funday’s for local families and young people for the summer holidays.

Sunday July 25th saw the Bouverie Hall Car park taken over by King Ramps mobile Half Pipe and demo crew and The Pewsey Craft Studio offering free sessions making bath bombs in the Main Hall.

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Sunday August 22nd saw the mobile Climbing Wall owned and run by Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team take over the Bouverie Car Park and again more crafting with the Craft Studio in the Hall.

Both events were well attended by an estimated 120 young people in total and much fun was had by all.  We believe it lifted a few spirits and offered a chance to do something not usually available in Pewsey.

Pewsey Community Christmas Day Lunch

Will you, or someone you know, be on their own this Christmas?

The Pewsey Community Christmas Day Lunch committee will again this year be providing a Christmas Day lunch at the Bouverie Hall,  Pewsey.

With thanks to local sponsors, the lunch will be free of charge to local people.

For further information or to register:

Nigel Lihou – 07777 663 135 or

Brian Hollands – 01672 562788 or

Launch of the new national timetable – GWR at Bouverie Hall

Launch of the New National Rail Timetable – GWR visits Bouverie Hall Pewsey on Thursday 31st October 6.45pm.

Pewsey Vale Rail User Group and Great Bedwyn Rail User Group invite local rail passengers to attend a public meeting where Guy Watts from GWR will present the new Network Rail timetable set for implementation in December.

There will also be information about GWR ticketing options.

Both Rail User Groups work to improve the service to and from our local stations. The meeting opens at 6.45 pm for a 7pm start and aims to finish promptly by 9pm at the Bouverie Hall, Pewsey SN9 5ES.

Please note this meeting is to discuss the new timetable and ticketing only. Issues with the current service should be reported to GWR customer services.

Any queries please contact Dawn Wilson Chair of PVRUG at

New participating members of PVRUG welcome.

Emergency Planning Workshop – Book Your Place!

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This Emergency Planning Workshop is being organised by Pewsey Area Board in partnership with Pewsey Community Area Partnership (PCAP) for parish councils and community groups.

The workshop will be led by a range of experts who deal with flooding, snow, storm, public health and the emergency services.

A range of tools and templates will be provided to refresh emergency plans for your communities, and to discuss any issues or queries that you may have.

Refreshments will be available from 5.30pm.

This will be a really informative multi-agency event ,  a chance to speak with experts,  refine your emergency plans and network with other parishes.

Please confirm your attendance before 31 December 2015

Email: to book your place.

Bell Ringers Needed!

The Bell Ringing Team in Milton Lilbourne are looking for new recruits!

Contact Chris on 07887 663663 or for more information.

Go and have a go – there is no obligation – and it’s an excellent way of keeping fit.

Click on the poster below to get more information.

2015-09 Milton Lilbourne Bell Ringing Poster


Pewsey Vale Care Cafe

The first Pewsey Care Cafe (Memory Cafe) took place on Tuesday 16th June at the Scout Hut in Pewsey.    It was great fun and full of introductions as people got to know one another over a cup of tea, cake and biscuits.  We talked about life, news, how to make the perfect cup of tea and what the group would like to do in the coming months – so lots of ideas for us to work on.

The Care Cafe is a monthly cafe for those with dementia and their carers and is being run by the Pewsey Vale Dementia Awareness Group (PVDAG), part of PCAP.  It is for anyone who lives in the Pewsey Community Area and its immediate surrounds.

A real community initiative, the Cafe couldn’t have happened without the efforts of the members of the PVDAG, the support and generous donations as a result of our foray into Crowdfunding and the donation (every month) of refreshments by the Pewsey Spar Shop.

The full list of Care Cafe dates can be found here.

For more information about volunteering or attending the Cafe, contact

Gauging interest in a Pewsey Area Community Christmas Lunch

This idea has come through the Pewsey Noticeboard on Facebook and Susan Connolly who runs the Spar Shop in Pewsey has stepped up to the plate to find out whether there is an appetite (no pun intended!) for a Christmas Day Lunch for residents of the Pewsey Community Area and to manage the event if there is sufficient interest.  This is targeted at any age group, for anyone who may find Christmas day a bit lonely or if they are unable to cook – or if they just want a bit of company.

All and any interest must be back with Susan by Friday 14th November ( so that we can gauge whether there is sufficient interest to run the lunch.

There are two files:

This is a register type document that can be printed and put in your local shops/pubs/halls so people can sign up if they are interested.

Community Christmas Day Lunch Register

This is a poster to advertise the idea which you can put on noticeboards/facebook pages/websites or use as you wish.

Community Christmas Day Lunch Poster

Tourism Matters in the Pewsey Vale

This is an initiative to look at how Pewsey Vale can attract more tourists and keep them here for longer with the economic benefit that ensues.

An event was held at the Pewsey Heritage Centre on 30th September 2014, which was attended by just over 40 local tourism-related business people.

The mediator for the event was Patrick Wilson (Chair of Pewsey & District Chamber of Commerce; Vice-Chair of PCAP) and the speakers were as follows:

Pewsey Heritage Centre Mike Asbury Manager, Pewsey Heritage Centre
Tourism in Wiltshire & the Pewsey Vale David Andrews Chief Executive, VisitWiltshire PDF Image
LEADER Funding & Opportunities Dawn Hamblin LEADER Programme Manager, North Wessex Downs Action Group  PDF Image
North Wessex Downs Update Oliver Cripps Director, North Wessex Downs AONB
Treasure Trails David Gill Managing Director, Inspirational Media  PDF Image
How a Tourism Partnership Works Tony Aldridge Devizes Tourism Partnership  PDF Image

Patrick Wilson Opening the event Mike Asbury on the Pewsey Heritage Centre  Mike Gale's lovely Barn Owl Mike Gale discussing the finer points with Michael MoundeTony Aldridge on the Devizes Tourism Partnership Oliver Cripps providing information on the NWD and LEADER funding

Debbie getting the water hot for tea Hannah getting the drinks ready at the start of the event


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