Environment

The Environment Committee manages the cleanliness and general maintenance of Pewsey Parish Council assets around the village. The majority of the Village is managed by Wiltshire Council, and Pewsey Parish Council has an advisory relationship only with full responsibility resting with Wiltshire Council and our Unitary Councillor.

That said, Pewsey Parish Council maintains a strong interest in the cleanliness and tidiness of the Village and environs and encourage the public to notify us of any problem areas that we may either deal with them ourselves or advise Wiltshire Council about necessary works required.

The Environment committee meets once each quarter and comprises those councillors present at the meeting. A quorum of seven councillors is required. The Chairman of the Environment Committee is currently Cllr. Terry Eyles, and Vice-Chairman Cllr. Vince Kimber. Please contact The Clerk for any general enquiries or requests.

Areas of activity of the Environment committee are diverse and listed below (click for more information).

The Parish owns or leases a number of public access properties and facilities around the Village. These must be maintained for use by the public which the Parish Council funds and manages. All properties for public use in the Village are not owned by the Parish Council however and many are owned and maintained by Wiltshire Council.

The Parish Council operates and maintains the following public areas for public use.
– The Recreation Ground
– Public Toilets in Bouverie Hall Car Park
– The old CAB office (behind the High Street bus shelter)
– The Parish Office (back of Bouverie Hall)
– The large and small Bouverie Hall Car Parks (but not the single-bay of spaces on the left when entering which are operated by Wiltshire Council)
– The Hallgate Car Park (Behind the bakery)
– The Wilcot Road Cemetery & Chapel
– Broomcroft Road Play Area
– Easterton Lane Play Area (the Rec)
– Broadfields Play Area
– Aston Close Play Area
– Rectory Grove
– The Scotchel Nature Reserve

The Parish Council owns and leases the following properties which are operated and maintained by other organisations:
– Bowls Club
– Tennis Club
– Senior Football Club (at the Rec.)
– Junior Football Club (Wilcot Rd.)
– BMX Area

The Parish Council owns and by law is required to make allotments available to the village. These are monitored and managed by the Parish Council and are heavily used by our enthusiastic allotment holders. Any enquiries about allotments should be directed to The Clerk including any requests for allotments.

A number of play areas and green spaces are owned and operated by Pewsey Parish Council for the benefit of the Village, though some are owned and operated by Wiltshire Council. For any enquiries about Play Areas or Green Spaces please contact The Clerk.

There are several sports facilities in the village owned by the Parish Council and leased on a long term basis to local sports clubs. These include for example the Rugby Club, Junior and Senior Football clubs, Tennis Club, Bowls Club. The Leisure Centre/ Wellness Centre is owned and managed by Wiltshire Council. For any enquiries about Sports Facilities please contact the clubs directly.

Various facilities in the Village are maintained by Pewsey Parish Council, such as some car parks, public toilets, public seating and other facilities. However mostly this is the responsibility of Wiltshire Council and the Parish Council has a request/ monitoring responsibility only.
We encourage the public to notify us of any problems or issues with any aspect of the Village that requires repair or general maintenance by contacting The Clerk.

The general cleanliness and litter management of the village is performed by Wiltshire Council, however the Parish Council takes a keen interest in this area and seeks notification from the Public of any areas requiring attention. The Parish will try to encourage Wiltshire Council to address the areas of public concern with increased litter picking or clean-ups, or in many cases organise self-help clean-ups.
We encourage the public to notify us of any problems or issues with any aspect of the Village that requires cleaning up or litter tidying by contacting The Clerk.

Potholes and broken pavements, sunken kerbs, worn out road markings, broken signage and general traffic management concerns are ALL the responsibility of Wiltshire Council. The Parish Council is very well aware of the poor condition of many of these and routinely follows up with Wiltshire Council to encourage it to meet its obligations in this respect.
We encourage the public to notify us of any problems or issues with any aspect of road, pothole, or footpath maintenance by contacting The Clerk.

A large part of Pewsey Parish Councils maintenance and service management effort involves requesting and tracking work to be done by Wiltshire Council. The Clerk manages these requests on behalf of the council, including receiving requests and notifications of issues (broken street lights, road damage etc.) and tracking and following up with Wiltshire Council until the issue is resolved.