About Our Services

Devizes Town Council delivers a range of services directly through our own staff and resources, or by supporting other organisations. We believe that these services help make Devizes a pleasant place to live and work. This section gives information about these services, and should you have any comments we would be pleased to hear from you.

Not all services in the town are the responsibility of the Town Council, some services are provided by Wiltshire Council.

If you are unsure about who does what, please check the lists below

Who is Responsible?

Devizes Town Council (logo) - Responsibilities & Services

Devizes Town Council is responsible for the following services...

Recreation, Parks & Open Spaces

  • Hillworth Park & Avon Road Recreation Area
  • Large Green and Small Green
  • Crammer Pond
  • Leipzig Plantation
  • Quakers Walk, Windsor Drive and Green Lane Allotments,
  • Children's Play Areas (Avon Road, Hillworth Park & The Green)
  • Green Lane Recreation Area (Sports)
  • Monuments (Estcourt Fountain, Market Cross & War Memorial)
  • The Chequers garden & Penny Bank
  • Floral displays in public areas throughout the town (including hanging baskets & containers)
  • Leisure Centre Partnership
  • Christmas Lights
  • Public Conveniences

Burial Facilities

  • The responsibility of Devizes Town Council for Devizes Cemetery

Community & Planning

  • Consultee on Planning, Community and Health issues
  • Sponsorship and support for Civic and Community events

Tree Management Policies 


Wiltshire Council is responsible for the following services...

  • Electoral Services
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Homelessness
  • Improvement Grants
  • Decriminalised Parking
  • Environmental Health
  • Refuse Collections
  • Planning & Conservation
  • Tourism
  • Economic Development
  • Local Development Framework (formerly known as the Kennet Local Plan)
  • Housing Benefit & Tax Collection
  • Licensing
  • Environmental Services (includes Area Planning and Highways)
  • Social Services
  • Library Service
  • Education
  • Public Health
  • Emergency Planning
  • Public Transport
  • Sport and Recreation
  • County Structure Plans
  • Registrar Services
  • Street Lighting

Find out more on the Wiltshire Council website...