THREE good causes have enjoyed the sweet taste of success of a foodie festival that has handed out donations of £600.

Profits from the Devizes Food and Drink Festival were presented to Devizes Mayor Nigel Carter for the Mayor's Fund, Devizes Foodbank and Wiltshire Museum.

The 2017 food festival was the 13th to take place in the town and was staged over two weeks in May and included the popular food market held in the Market Place and a host of other opportunities to try the best of Wiltshire food in some unusual settings including Erlestoke Prison.

Devizes chef Peter Vaughan recreated a Regency supper with dishes which would have been familiar to Jane Austen.

Food festival treasurer Dave Mitchell said: "We raised £600 this year for direct contributions to this year's good causes of The Mayor's Fund, Devizes Food Bank and Wiltshire Museum.

"We also help the Devizes Community in other ways by contributing to local voluntary organisations like the Budo club and St John's Ambulance this year, in return for their help in making the festival happen.

"We support the prisoner rehabilitation scheme at Erlestoke Prison who put on a meal prepared and served by the prisoners as part of their vocational training.

"In 2017 our tiny number of volunteers put on a great two week festival for the residents of Devizes and generated in the region of £15,000 of

business revenue, nearly all of it for local concerns."

The festival was sponsored by Wadworth and Country Green Storage. New committee members are always needed contact