About BCPC

By , October 20, 2017 6:00 pm



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The third largest parish in the county of Wiltshire, Bishops Cannings was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as held by the Bishop of Salisbury.  The parish includes the village of Coate and includes the hamlets of Bourton, Horton and Little Horton.  Previously split into two wards, Bishops Cannings and Cannings Hill, the Parish is now a single ward following the boundary changes in 2015.  With nearly 2,200 registered electors and a new housing development at Lay Wood, Bishops Cannings is a fast growing parish, nestled between Devizes and the Vale of Pewsey and within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Bishops Cannings is both a rural and urban parish with the Wansdyke to the north and the Kennet and Avon Canal passing through to Horton and beyond.  St.Mary the Virgin Church is at the heart of the village, with the primary school, four pubs, the marina, cricket club and golf club all within the parish.


Click here to read the Devizes Area Neighbourhood Plan

A new  Devizes Area Neighbourhood Plan is to be produced following the decision to include the parish of Rowde within the Plan area. As a result there will be two public consultations to obtain the current views of the residents of Bishops Cannings Parish regarding housing sites, new green space, employment provision and any other issues people would like the Council to consider regarding the future of our Parish.

Consultation dates and venues:

Monday 10th February at the Hourglass Pub from 6-9pm

Wednesday 12th February at Bishops Cannings village hall from 6-9pm

Help shape the area you live in and have your say!

Next Meeting of the Parish Council is :

Tuesday 11th February at 7:30pm

Venue : Bishops Cannings Village Hall, Bishops Cannings, Devizes.

Please find us here on Facebook for the official BCPC page.

To hire the Village Hall contact Elizabeth Jones, telephone 01380 860430 email bcvhbookings@gmail.com

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