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.

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 Parish Council

The minutes of the Annual Meeting of Bulkington Parish Council May 2018 and the minutes of May 30th 2018 meeting are now on the website.

Paul Bennett is now the Chairman of Bulkington Parish Council. The P.C. section of the website has recently been updated.

Keevil Airfield Static Display 

Due to operational reasons it was necessary to cancel the static aircraft display at Keevil Airfield on the 9th June; apologies for any disappointment or inconvenience. However, the RAF are hoping to organise another similar event for September. Details will be advertised locally nearer the time when arrangements have been finalised.

Great Bulkington Railway - big success

The recent April 2018 Open Day was incredibly well attended by the public and very successful (financially) - but very hard work for all the crew – For once, all our publicity appears to have worked 100%. The weather was chilly but dry - All the crew were just about on their knees by around 1600 hrs after 89 trips (just under 17 miles) around the track. I was very grateful to our guest visitors Ralph & Rachael for taking on some of the driver and guard duties in our hour of need. Everyone worked really hard to satisfy the endless demands for rides which started before we were even open at 1300 hrs. Thankfully, all our happy visitors went home just after 1600 hours! The Peak 45 (with its new large batteries) worked for the entire afternoon faultlessly - but the Class 20 (with its smaller batteries  needed replacement batteries after an hour or two necessitating relief by the small Class 8, 0-6-0 Shunter which only has 3 motors. Unfortunately the Class 8 failed, and had to be taken off for repairs. Happily the Class 20’s batteries had been replaced so we were able to keep the service going, albeit with a long queue going halfway down the garden. I am exceedingly grateful for all the efforts everyone put into running the railway and catering yesterday.
Financial results for GBR Open Day 01 April 2018.The total monies raised and available to bank from the GBR Open Day on 01 April 2018 was £359.55 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

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

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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