Clubs, Associations and Activities

Dog Walking

Did you know that there are estimated to be over 70 dogs in Bulkington!

We are lucky to have many rights of way to enjoy with our dogs, but don’t forget that these paths cross farmland and
what looks like an inviting field of grass to let our dogs run, is often next years’ food for livestock, or home to nesting birds.

As a responsible dog owner, you need to know about the Laws – your rights and responsibilities, in order to protect
yourself, your dog, other people and other dogs. The Countryside Rights of Way Act defines where we are able to walk and what to bear in mind:

Access land / Open Country – defined by the Countryside Rights of Way Act (CROW)

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW) permits the public to walk freely on mapped areas of mountain, moor, heatrh or down land without having to stick to paths. These areas are shown on Ordnance Survey Explorer maps as areas shaded in orange and are demarcated on the ground with the open access symbol. This does not apply to Bulkington

Public Rights of way

The Public Rights of Way (PROW) network is defined as routes that you can legally use to cross private land at any time. There are 4 simple categories, all of which are accessible when you are walking your dog. The map of Public Rights of Way in Bulkington is on the Village noticeboard, www.Bulkington.org.uk and is shown below.

If you are walking a dog, you must make sure that it does not stray off legal lines of a public footpath as this may constitute an act of trepass.  As a responsible dog owner, please clear up dog mess – it’s unpleasant to step in, it contaminates livestock foodstuff,  can cause infections in people and other animals and can affect the soil that plants need to survive.

Whilst dog owners are increasingly hearing this message and picking up after their dog, there seems to be a trend towards leaving bags of dog waste beside the path or hanging on fences/trees etc. This is wholly unacceptable and illegal. Please make sure that you either bin your dog bags or take them home with you.  

Remember, there is no such thing as the dog poo fairy and any bin will do!


 
 Wiltshire Good Neighbour Scheme 2010
 
  In conjunction with Community First; Wiltshire Age UK; Wiltshire Council
 
                                                                                      

Omniart Art Group



              

A local group of experimental artists who meet every Friday in the Village Hall


 

Bulkington Neighbourhood Watch Scheme


  The aims of the Neighbourhood Watch scheme are to:-  
• provide information on local crime and warn of dangers  
• provide mutual support for anyone who is afraid or in doubt 
• help the police by providing information 
• remove crime by observing and reporting suspicious events
This can be done by dialling either:
• 999 – for emergency use when a rapid reaction is required 
• 101 – to report any other incident or concern 
   
                                              

Bulkington Ladies Group

 
Held monthly. Contact the editors for more information


 

Walker's Pages

  With around 8,200 paths and almost half the county designated

an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, walking in Wiltshire has never been

better. Whether you choose a gentle stroll or want a more challenging

route, there is a network of footpaths for everyone. Walking in the

Wiltshire peaceful, glorious countryside will show you rural England at

its very best.  There are a great variety Wiltshire walks: something for

everyone, from the long distance treks to afternoon strolls.
 

 

Village in Bloom

 

- an ongoing project to enhance the environment in which our community resides. 

 

 We are soon to plant two beech trees - one at either end of the village.

See our full page on 'Bulkington in Bloom' for more details.

If you are a young person involved with The Duke of Edinburgh Award, or trying to gain any badges for Brownies, Beavers, Guides or Scouts, getting involved with helping to improve your village in this way could count for a lot.....

Contact simonbarratt59@btinternet.com  

 

 

Exercise Classes


                        
           
 
......you know it makes sense!
 
Contact Thelma Boulton on 01380 82810101380 828101
  

One Voice Choir


Fun, Friendly & Feel-good! Welcome to One Voice Community Choir! We run regular groups in Wiltshire & Somerset which are open to all; some of these take place during the day and are therefore ideal for retired people. There are no auditions and no need to read music, with nothing too difficult and nothing too serious - just good, uplifting songs everyone loves to sing ...

BULKINGTON: Village Hall, Each Tuesday at 10am  Take a look at our website One Voice Choir

 


 


Church Related Groups




The Bulkington church hosted
Benefice Lunch Club takes place on the first Wednesdays in the month at The Well.

It is a great Benefice occasion with a good value two course meal for £12.00 a head. Contact Jane Coles in advance for themenu (828145). New people are always welcome to join us. 


Benefice BUZZZZ Group meets regularly  at 7.30 at 4 Northfields, Bulkington, led by Maureen Allchin


This group, for all in Seend, Bulkington and Poulshot, meets to discuss various issues of Christian thought. At this meeting we will continue looking at some aspects of the Old Testament - which should be interesting and challenging!

Everyone is welcome to this informal and pleasant evening.

THE BENEFICE TEA, CHAT AND CRAFT SOCIAL GROUP

 also meets regularly usually at 4 Northfields (Contact Anne Saywell on 828931) from 2.00 – 4.00 . Bring your own craft item or leave it at home and just come and chat! 





 

 

 Village Activities History.

A glimpse of some of the events held in Bulkington over the last few years









 
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