On Saturday September 25 from 10 am to 4pm the ‘Pewsey is Open’ event will celebrate and showcase everything the village has to offer. The Open Day will highlight local businesses as well as organisations and clubs.
There will be craft and information stalls in the Bouverie Hall, events and competitions for children and heritage walks and talks. A fairground organ and groups of musicians performing live throughout the day will add to the festive atmosphere. Pewsey Community Land Trust will also be on hand to present the plans and design briefs for new affordable housing in the village as well as to answer any questions.
The event has been organised by newly elected Councillors Lisa Brindley and Lizzie Humfress with the support of Ali Kent, Pewsey Parish Clerk. Cllr Lisa Brindley, who is also the owner of The Little Lunchbox café, told Marlborough.news, “I’ve lived here for 17 years and it’s only through organising this event that I realised just how much goes on. There are over 60 clubs and organisations from gardening to tennis, history and poetry as well as a folk group society. We hope the Pewsey is Open event will be a great way to build a connection between the community, the council and local businesses.”
As part of Pewsey is Open many shops and local businesses have offers for customers. The McNeill Gallery is offering a complimentary glass of wine while you browse the last of their Summer Exhibition. At Snoopers Bazaar there is a free slice of cake with any coffee. Jules Delight is celebrating their fourth year with complimentary fizz for all customers while Tale of Spice has a special food stall and Wendy House is holding a one day bargain sale. Craft Studio is having an open day with paper cutting in the morning and making bath bombs in the afternoon. There are other offers.
Any money raised from the event will go towards the upkeep and replacement of the 9 local defibrillators. Any donations are gratefully received.
Ali Kent, Pewsey Parish Clerk, said, “We want to celebrate Pewsey and what it has to offer and we want as many people to come as possible. There’s definitely a fun element and plenty to keep the children entertained. We hope for nice weather but we do have a wet weather plan if necessary.”