Mere, with a population of just over 2,000
is the main population centre in an area dominated by beautiful
chalk downland and small greens and villages.
It is an area influenced by agriculture retaining
strong rural traditions and communities. The people of the area
look towards the Dorset Towns of Shaftesbury and Gillingham for
major facilities such as senior schools and leisure facilities.
The beautiful landscaped gardens at Stourhead attract tourists
from all over the Country to an area of Wiltshire that retains
a gentle timeless quality.