Welcome To Bulkington Village Website
Bulkington, Wiltshire is a quiet farming village on the edge of Salisbury Plain close to the market towns of Devizes and Trowbridge, and a short distance from the beautiful town of Marlborough. The world renowned cities of Bath, to the west, and Salisbury, to the south, are both a forty minute drive.
For many years a well kept secret, this lovely area of Wessex benefits hugely from its local geology with chalk downland and clay vales. The iconic White Horses at Westbury and Cherhill, the tranquil Vale of Pewsey and, of course, the world heritage site of Stonehenge, are all within east striking distance.
Here you will find information about our village community, the services on offer, everything on the work of our Parish Council, a wealth of Bulkington Village History and all kinds of other useful local information.
Bulkington has a Vacancy for Parish Councillor - would you like to join the team?
Tree Planting proposal:
In Novembers Parish Council meeting, Councillors agreed to move forward with tree planting on the William Breach Memorial Field, using funding from the Woodland Creation planning grant from the Forestry Commission. The below is a draft planting plan, please note that the areas are not to scale, or showing actual layout shape or representative of tree numbers.
Tree Planting proposal:
Red – individual parkland trees such flowering cherry, silver birch, field maple, oak, etc. or perhaps a linear orchard or combo of both.
Light Green – understory planting such as viburnum, crab apple, hazel, yew, spindle, privet, dogwood, holly, etc… approx. 0.2 hectares in total
Yellow – natural hedge mix
Purple – amenity cut grass @ 15 cuts per season to enable unrestricted access.
Dark green – meadow cut grass. Annual cut and collect (free hay for a nice local farmer if they cut it for nothing perhaps?)
Councillors welcome feedback from the community.
Recent vandalism in the Playing Field has resulted in a new bench being removed and requiring replacement. Please stay vigilant and report any unusual or suspicious activity to the police who are aware of the matter.
Please be aware.....
It is with great sadness that we are cancelling the BULKINGTON VILLAGE CAROL SERVICE (19th December). After much thought we realise that, with the current Covid-19 situation, the church is too small to socially distance people and therefore we cannot guarantee your safety. We would not be able to have food and drink in the church (due to having to wear masks) and that would be no fun! The church is so disappointed about this. You are invited to the Seend Carol Service on Thurs. 23rd December at 7.00 (which I am leading). Seend Church is bigger and people can socially distance there. Let’s hope we can all be back to normal for 2022!! Every blessing for Christmas and for the New Year.
The Revd. Maureen Allchin.
It is with regret that, due to the current Covid-19 situation we are also cancelling the Blessing of the Crib Service at 2.00 on Christmas Eve. We know that many will be disappointed not to have this fun filled service with its always unpredictable “scratch” Nativity! We WILL be gathering at 10.00 on Christmas Day for Holy Communion, so please join us then (with your masks on!). If you would like information about the services that are taking place in the Benefice (some of which will be on Zoom) – then please see the Benefice website - www.wellspringsbenefice.co.uk
Every blessing for a happy and healthy Christmas.
Revd. Maureen Allchin
The Defibrillator is located outside The Well in Bulkington.
In an emergency ring 999 and give the location of the equipment as "The Well, Bulkington". The emergency services will provide you with the code to access the defibrillator (as well as despatching an ambulance). The equipment is user friendly and a video is available to view below
In the event of a break-in or suspicious activity in the village, please report it to the Police immediately - it only takes a moment to make a report online: https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/ro/report/. In an emergency, or if you need urgent police assistance, you should always dial 999. You can also report suspicious activity by contacting the police in confidence on 0800 789 321.
The advice to stay safe is to lock doors, don’t leave keys in the car, remove valuables and report everything straight away. Police are investigating the recent break-ins using CCTV footage and villager reports and will be supporting us with regular Police Patrols.
The police advise that an active Neighbourhood watch scheme is also a good deterrent to crime. If there is any appetite for re-instating the Neighbourhood watch scheme in Bulkington and there are active volunteers to run it, the Parish Council can assist you in forming a group.
May your day be merry and bright....