Watercress Walk

13 Feb 2018

Watercress Walk through Luccombe Mill and the path running through Wessex Water land is CONFIRMED as a Public Footpath with immediate effect. 

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...

The parish website supports a live calendar of events.  These events can be added at any time in the future and will be displayed once the event is within a month.  The event will also automatically drop off the calendar, so you do not need to update the event to remove it once the date has passed.

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.

Bratton Recreation Ground

The Recreation Ground is on the north side of Bratton, on Trowbridge Road. It is owned by Bratton Parish Council but run and maintained voluntarily by a committee and a team of villagers.

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.

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.