Devizes ShopWatch is a network of businesses in Devizes town centre linked together by radio or an App. This connects members with each other and to the Police and Devizes CCTV operators.
Its purpose is to deter and ultimately assist with the prevention of antisocial and criminal behaviour within our public spaces and as well as increasing personal safety and confidence amongst its members and the Public.
It allows a quick method of alerting retailers and services in the scheme to the activities of would-be shoplifters and troublemakers.
Improved communications through the use of an App promotes support and co-operation among retailers and their staff within the scheme.
Communication with members of the group can be via Storenet Radio or by the Devizes ShopWatch WhatsApp Group.
Devizes Town centre is a bustling hive of activity with over 500 listed buildings, a frequent Gold winner of South West in Bloom and holds Coach Friendly Town status.
Conveniently centrally located in the county, it is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding countryside either on foot, cycle, car or water. Major retail centres are close at hand and attractions for all ages and tastes.
There are over 250 retail premises within the town centre alone. A significant majority of them are small independent businesses.
Devizes is seen as the focal hub for the surrounding villages of All Cannings, Bishops Cannings, Bromham, Cheverell Magna, Cheverell Parva, Easterton, Erlestoke, Etchilhampton, Market Lavington, Marston, Potterne, Roundway, Rowde, Seend, Stert, Urchfont, West Lavington and Worton