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.