Pewsey Community Area covers 268km2 of rural countryside in the middle of Wiltshire known as the Pewsey Vale. It is dominated by one settlement, the ancient village of Pewsey. The community area covers a broad and rich valley between the Marlborough Downs to the north and Salisbury Plain to the south and extends to Wiltshire’s eastern boundary.
The surrounding area is one of small villages and large farm estates and is very rural in nature. There are 26 parishes across the community area and no towns, although the major village of Pewsey serves the function of a small town and acts as the main local service centre. However the nearby towns of Marlborough and Swindon and Salisbury provide local alternatives. Swindon, with its large retail centre, is 40 minutes away by car.
Pewsey is a popular commuter village with easy access to London, thanks to the rail station and good access to the M4. There is a military base at Upavon which, as part of the local military estate, is now being used as a station in the Salisbury Plain Super Garrison.