The Heart of the Community
Villagers gathered together in the Playing Field to enjoy the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June 2012. Photograph by Jess Streeter.

Village Logo

We are hugely indebted to Ignition Strategic Design, Bath, for the design of our village logo and who also took into consideration that this should evoke a strong sense of place, differentiating Bulkington from other parishes and in particular our namesake in Warwickshire. www.ignition.uk.com





Welcome to the website pages for our village community of Bulkington in Wiltshire

- an idyllic rural location nestling on the edge of Salisbury Plain and with a choice of three market towns of Trowbridge, Devizes and Melksham wihin a 10 minute drive, and two of England’s most attractive cities – Salisbury and Bath nearby.

 


Bulkington Fireworks


                                           

Talk at Seend Pavilion

A Road Trip Around Namibia; an illustrated talk by Maureen Allchin on Thursday 9th November 2017. For details follow this link.


Macmillan Day Success


New Pilates Class in Worton

Link for further details 

Bulkington Parish Council

MEETING WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2017
BULKINGTON PARISH COUNCIL 7.30 pm in the Village Hall

AGENDA
OPEN FORUM
1. Apologies for absence
2. Declarations of Interest, Dispensations
3. Councillor Vacancies – need for Co-option to fill
4. Minutes of meeting on 19 July
5. Reports, Correspondence to include
Footpaths, Emergency Plan, Highways and Parish Steward
Review of Standing Orders (distributed at July Meeting)
6. S.137 LGA 1972 – any applications
7. Finance
8. Playing Field
9. Planning – no application received
10. Any Other Business

The Parish Council Commemorates 1918

Melksham Area Board has provided a grant of £550 towards some minor improvements to our war memorial site. The first stage of this work is the removal of the old tree stump at the southern point of the triangle. Plans are now in hand for the purchase of a memorial stone to commemorate the end of the Great War. This will be installed near to where the stump has been removed.

 Stage One



 

 

Stage 2 (as of June 9th 2017)

An order for the commemorative stone has been placed with James Long (masons ltd) of Trowbridge and will be ready for installation sometime in September 2017. The stone consists of a block of high quality grey Karin granite, measuring 24 x 24 x 8 inches. The top surface will be sloping, highly polished and be inscribed with the words ' NEVER FORGET 11.11.1918'. Melksham Area Board have kindly agreed to fund 50% of the total cost of the stone.

What’s it for?

The End is in Sight



 

100 years ago, September 1917, the Third Battle of Ypres, aka. Passchendaele, staggers on. 
Mons, Loos, the Somme have taken a terrible toll. British deaths in WW1 have now reached the 600,000 mark. With the German Spring Offensive of 1918 still to come, the British losses will reach three quarters of a million dead. This little piece of concrete is the foundation for a complimentary war memorial marking the end of the fighting in November 1918. Funded partly by the Melksham Area Board and partly by the Parish Council on behalf of the residents of Bulkington, it is hoped that this new memorial stone will last for another 100 years.

Seend Link Scheme

run by volunteers for the community to assist people who cannot access private or public transport. Contact Seend Link Coordinator for further information 07532 055560. Parishes and places covered by this link scheme are: Seend, Inmarsh, Martinslade, Redstocks, Seend Cleeve, Sells Green, The Stocks, Bulkington and Poulshot.

Volunteers are needed to help provide this valuable service to people in the community, many of whom are frail or elderly, to access vital medical and social services.

RAF Keevil Planned Flying Times 

24th April – 15th May 2017  A mixture of ground forces and helicopters will operate at Keevil. The Exercise Commander has advised that the majority of flying should take place 1200-0400L daily.

Now published on RAF Brize Norton website or Keevil Local Area Flying. 

Wiltshire Council Reporting

Did you know that you can report any number of issues to Wiltshire Council using their My Wiltshire Online Form. You can also download the My Wiltshire App for iPhone and iPad;






Recent Goings On
  • Bulkington's History Update

    A History of the Parish of Bulkington has recently been added to the Wiltshire History website by Wiltshire Council's Community History Group. This is a comprehensive look at the Parish and it's community throughout its history. Read more on our History page.


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