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 Parish Council

The minutes of the Meeting of Bulkington Parish Council in July 2018 are now on the websiteAugust and September will follow.

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

Purchase of Defibrillator – with the generous financial assistance of the Melksham Area Board, Bulkington has its own Defibrillator. Tim and Sam Taylor from The Well have kindly agreed for the Defibrillator to be fitted outside the pub and there is training available for twelve personnel. Once the date for training is confirmed details will be advertised and it is hoped local residents will come forward to undertake the training. 
Bonfire Night – will take place on the playing field in Bulkington on Saturday 3rd November. Gates open at 1730hrs, Bonfire lit at 1800hrs, fireworks at 1830hrs. Food and beverage will be available. Entrance fee is £4 and children under 16 are free. Please be considerate when parking.
New Road Signage at Pantry Bridge – we are grateful for the support of the Melksham Community Area Transport Group who have arranged for new road signs to be erected at Pantry Bridge. This bridge on the road from Bulkington to Keevil is not wide enough for two vehicles to cross from opposite directions so extreme caution is required. It is hoped that the new signage will alert drivers to the potential hazard and prevent accidents.
Emergency Planning Committee - In support of the Bulkington Emergency Planning Committee, a storage unit will be purchased to house the equipment necessary to respond effectively to the onset of adverse weather conditions. Once funding has been sourced, it is intended to locate the storage unit at the back of the bus shelter which is central to the village. 
Benches in Bulkington – there are four benches located on the various walks around Bulkington which were in desperate need of repair. A huge thank you to Mr Ron Elliott who has refurbished them and it is wonderful to see them all being used once again.

The Royal British Legion, Steeple Ashton

               POPPY APPEAL 2018 

Towards the end of October, poppy sellers will be coming to your door in Steeple Ashton, Great Hinton, Keevil, and Bulkington.   These will – for the most part – be tried and trusted collectors whom you will have known for many years.   Should you wish to see identity cards, just ask.   If you really don’t want to make your gift on your doorstep, there will be poppies and collecting boxes in Steeple Ashton shop, the Longs Arms, Keevil school, the Lamb in the Strand, and the Well in Bulkington.   If you would like to use Gift Aid, all sellers carry envelopes in which you can put your donation and your completed form – this method means that our contributions can be increased by 25%. 

All the usual items will be available : poppies with leaves, larger silk poppies, crosses, car poppies, stickers and bracelets of all kinds.   If you don’t see what you would like, ask your collector or get in touch with me. Lydia Peters  PAO  01380 871077 


   

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.

Bulkington's MacMillan Coffee Morning Success

Saturday 29th September

Congratulations to Claire Jones and Penelope Morgan-Elliott on their amazing fund raising event last weekend. An incredible achievement. 👏👏

From Claire Jones:

The final total is in for our Macmillan Coffee Morning. An amazing £720! Thank you so much once again for coming along, supporting and donating. See you all again next year

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Family Learning Festival

The 2018 Melksham Family Learning Festival offers 36 free, fun, family activities from Monday 15 October to Saturday 10 November. All activities are free of charge. The activities are shown below in a chronological order.Discovery Centre at Melksham Oak Community School – Monday 15 – Thursday 18 October – 3.00 – 4.30pm

For further details follow this link.

Wiltshire Council Public Meetings








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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