New Library Service

04 Jan 2018

New mobile routes for North and South Mobile libraries will commence from 12th February 2018.

Stay Safe Online

20 Dec 2017

DO YOU FEEL SAFE ONLINE? Anyone over 60, or 18+ registered disabled is eligible for online safety advise. The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust - Home Security...

Community Policing Report - DEC 2017

20 Dec 2017

Please read your December 2017 Community Policing Report

Temporary Closure of: B3098 (Part) Westbury Road / High Street, Coulston and Erlestoke

31 Oct 2017

Temporary Closure of: B3098 (Part) Westbury Road / High Street, Coulston and Erlestoke (Ref: TTRO 5048)

Monthly drop-in surgery with BPC clerk - Nicola Duke

21 Sep 2017

Surgery’ sessions in the Pavilion on a monthly basis – this is for residents to attend and raise any issues. If you have anything you want to discuss, do come...

Grants & Budgets

23 Oct 2017

The Council asks local organisations to submit bids to the Clerk for any project or initiative where they feel the Council can assist.

Bratton is a large picturesque village in Wiltshire, England, just east of Westbury on the north edge of Salisbury Plain. Located three miles from the town of Westbury (mainline train to London), twenty miles from the Roman City of Bath and twenty miles from the historical city of Salisbury.

Bratton is home to over 1250 residents and has a thriving community of clubs, societies and social groups.

In the centre of the village is The Duke public house, convenience store and Post Office, Bratton Community Primary School, the village green including a young children's play park, a Doctor's Surgery, along with three halls (Jubilee Hall, Pavilion and the Church Institute) all regularly used for activities, fundraising events as well as talks and private functions.

Through the great efforts of a dedicated committee, Bratton is the proud owner of an Recreation Ground which provides a wide range of facilities: A full size football pitch; a cricket square with 6 wickets; a trim trail; a pavilion and a half-pipe ramp for skate boarding to name but a few and is constantly being developed and updated when funds allow. Notable buildings in the village are St James's Church, Bratton House, Bratton Baptist Chapel and a fine 17th century Court House. This Court House is probably of medieval origin. Despite local folklore linking it to the notorious Judge Jeffreys and his 'Bloody Assize' of 1685, it was not a law court but was the meeting place for the main manor court in Bratton. Parts of Bratton came under the jurisdiction of several manors, making for a confusing story, but the largest and most well known is the one that from the late 1660s had as its lords of the manor the Thynne family of Longleat, who later got the title Viscount Weymouth and later still Marquis of Bath. It was their tenants who attended this court house.

The Westbury White Horse and the earthworks of Bratton Castle Iron Age hill fort are both in Bratton parish.

Annual General Meeting May 2017

The Annual General Meeting held on 16th May elected Cllr Jeff Ligo as Chair of the Parish Council for the municipal year 2017/2018. After signing his Declaration of Acceptance of Office Jeff Ligo addressed the Council.

He pointed out this was the first time for over twenty years that there had been an election in Bratton. The village turnout of 49.1% of the electorate was one of the highest for a parish council election in Wiltshire. 6 new councillors had been elected.

He reminded all Councillors both new and existing that, whilst unpaid, Councillors are not volunteers , but holders of public office, managing and spending public money in the best interests of the village.

He hoped in the next four year the Councillors will transform the Parish Council into a high quality organisation committed to improving the quality of life for the residents by working closely with the community and appropriate service providers. The council will work in an open and accountable manner for the benefit of residents .

Cllr Ligo proposed a vote of thanks to the outgoing Chair, Cllr Amanda Callard, which was seconded and unanimously resolved.

Cllr Nicky Morris was elected as Vice - Chair for the municipal year.

Parish Council Appointments 2017/2018

The parish council agreed the following appointments for 2017/2018:

Bratton Recreation Ground Committee – Cllr Jeff Ligo, Cllr Nicky Morris and Cllr Terry Sims to join the volunteers nominated at the Annual Parish meeting.

Property, Facilities and Assets Working Group – Cllr Amanda Callard, Cllr Freddy Forsyth, Cllr Jeff Ligo and Cllr Phil Whittaker

Parish Steward – Parish Clerk

Jubilee Hall – Cllr Amanda Callard

If there are any organisations who would like to request a parish council representative please contact the parish clerk.

 

How to Complain about your council.

If you have a complaint or issue with a councillor or the council please find guidance here ->  Guidance from Wiltshire County Council

At the time of writing this report, Wiltshire Council has just held one of its full council meetings in County Hall. This is the time when all 98 Wiltshire Councillors get together to debate key issues across the county.