Calne Community Area is a vibrant rural area that includes the villages of Bremhill, Cherhill, Yatesbury, Compton Bassett, Derry Hill, Studley, Heddington, Hilmarton and Goatacre. The villages surround the market town of Calne, which is an important service centre for the people who live in the community area.
Residents outside the community area, including Lyneham and some parts of Chippenham, also use Calne as a service centre at times. Calne Community Area covers 133km2 and much of the community area straddles the A4.
In economic terms, Calne is an important local service and employment centre. In addition to shops and offices in the town centre, local employment is provided by the Porte Marsh industrial estate, the Beversbrook Business Park, and a number of larger industries located elsewhere around the town.
The town has a range of small retailers, comprising both local and national companies that gear their products and services to meet the needs of the local population. It also has a few small supermarkets and is enhanced by a weekly general market, monthly farmers’ market and other occasional specialty markets. In addition to employment and shopping facilities, Calne is a focal point for learning and education and it has an impressive Community Hub and Library.
Wiltshire as a whole is a fairly affluent local authority, however there are pockets of deprivation. A map of deprivation in Calne Community Area is provided below.
The Index of Multiple Deprivation uses a collection of indicators grouped into seven Deprivation Domains to provide a relative estimate of deprivation within England. These domains are weighted to indicate their impact on deprivation and are collated to provide a single Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD).
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The information pack highlights key data across 9 different themes for Calne Community Area. You can download a PDF version of the information pack by clicking below.