. Welcome to the Mere Website.
The Parish of Mere is situated in the extreme south-west corner of the County of Wiltshire and the parish boundary also forms the Dorset County boundary.
Nestling beneath the South Wiltshire Downs, large parts of the surroundings are designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are also a number of sites in and around Mere that provide a wealth of historical and archaeological interest.
Mere has a great sense of community and has many facilities that even larger towns and villages would envy, with its own Library and Information Centre, Museum, Doctors’ Surgery, Dentist, Post Office, Chemist, Police and Fire Station, Mere school, a vibrant and successful primary school, shares grounds with a variety of sporting facilities including football, cricket, bowls, tennis, and a skate park.
The town is well provided for with public meeting places in the Grove Buildings and the Lecture Hall and has a number of shops providing the essential basic everyday necessities. There can be few people here who can say that this town has nothing to offer them for their hobbies and pastimes. Indeed, whilst conducting a survey for the recent Parish Plan, one lady wrote ‘there is so much going on that there are not enough evenings in the week!’