Pewsey is to have local business day - to celebrate the village and all it has to offer.

The parish council is behind the initiative, which plans to have stalls, bands and a level of excitement about what thrives in the village.

Lizzie Humphries is organising the 'Pewsey is Open' event. 

She said: "I don't think a lot of people in Pewsey know about all the businesses behind closed doors. They know about businesses on the High Street but what we would like to do is to get everybody out there."

Curly Haskell chairs the parish council and said they are very much looking forward to it.

"This is without a shadow of a doubt a wonderful village to live in. After all, we have free parking, free toilets and a good range of shops!" she said.

Lisa Brindley has just taken up her seat on the council, as well as running the Little Lunch Box cafe.

She said: "It is just a great way to showcase what Pewsey has to offer and to lift the spirits of people.

"We are going to have craft stalls and bands with live music and we have several little events planned for different parts of the village too.

"We would also like to invite anyone who would like to be involved on the day, whether it is to hold a business or craft stall or just to take part in some way to get in touch with us at theParish Council."

This year’s Pewsey Carnival has been cancelled due to the rise in coronavirus cases.

Pewsey Carnival said that the combination of rising case rates, and growing infection rates among young people, meant that the event would be cancelled for the second year running.

It said: “We are currently investigating the possibility of running modified or new events in a safe manner and further information will be released when known. This has been a deeply sad decision to make but we are confident that you will understand the necessity of safeguarding from unnecessary risk.”