Vale have issued a statement on Twitter,
They DO blame the move to the Wessex (and they state "despite an appeal") which caused a loss of players due to increased travelling.
They have confirmed that they will now run one senior team in the Wilts and an U18 in the Wilts Floodlit.
Fair play to them.
Increased their travelling?
Pewsey is 22 miles from Salisbury (2 clubs)
17 miles from Andover (2 clubs)
29 miles from Whitchurch
27 miles from Downton
Totton (50), Folland (53), Ringwood (38), Verwood (45)
In fact their longest journey would have been to US Portsmouth - 64 miles away.
Staying in the Helleinc West - Hereford (2 clubs) is 92 miles away, Welligton is 86 miles, Malvern is 80 miles, Stonehouse (48 miles), Moreton (55), Newent (61), Bourton (47), fellow Wilts club Malmesbury would be their nearest opponent 31 miles away.
The only reason their travelling has gone up is because of the fact they have been moved to a properly sized division (of 20), as opposed to the 12 team division they were last season.
On the face of it the move to the Wessex is much better for travelling. It appears Pewsey merely don't like being in a 20 team division.