Welcome to the North Bradley Parish portal, which serves the Villages of North Bradley, Yarnbrook, and Brokerswood. Please browse the various news items which appear.The website also contains valuable information about various aspects of our community, from facilities, to shows and groups in the parish If you are searching for something in particular, please use the search facility at the top of the site.  If you have any news items you wish to submit, please contact the Parish Council using the link above..


Co-Option of Councillor

A vacancy has arisen on the Parish Council

Anyone interested in being considered for co-option onto the Parish Council should apply in writing to the Parish Clerk. Deadline for applications is 22 November 2017 .

Co-option Vacancy Poster

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Please see notice re vacancy for Parish Councillor.

North Bradley Notice of Vacancy

Waste Management Strategy Consultation and Household Recycling Centre Refurbishment Programme

The council needs to develop a new waste management strategy in order to shape how we collect and manage household waste and recycling in Wiltshire. We are undertaking a public consultation in order to ensure that our strategy is representative of Wiltshire residents’ and stakeholders opinions on the future delivery of household waste management services. The consultation questions have been developed as a result of workshops with council members which took place July 2017.
We would like to encourage as many residents, members and local organisations as possible to complete the consultation. The consultation runs from 4 September 2017 and will be available to complete until 14 November 2017. Residents can complete the  consultation survey on the council’s website.

Hare Coursing is a Crime

The National Farmers Union here in Wiltshire is working with the police to try and reduce the incidence of hare coursing across the county. As you may know, this activity (where dogs are released to chase and kill wild hare for the purpose of betting) is illegal and alongside the environmental crime involves trespass, criminal damage and threatening/ intimidating behaviour to farmers and landowners.

Hare Coursing Poster    

Rural Crime Hare Coursing Video

Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation Development Plan Document

The Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation Development Plan Document (DPD) has just been approved by Cabinet and is now out for consultation. If the DPD is accepted, as currently presented, large open spaces within and around the Parish will be offered for development.

Please make your comments  to :- Spatial Planning Team, Wiltshire Council, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wilts BA14 8JN The consultation portal web address is:  Consultation          at which you may leave email responses

Your responses must be in before the closing date of September 22nd. You may also contact any of your Parish councillors or attend any of our monthly meetings at the Progressive Hall, North Bradley on the first Monday of the month at 7.30 p.m.

Map and flyer

Invitation to voice your views at interactive public meetings

Helping Wiltshire Council meet the challenges ahead

You are invited to attend one of a series of meetings that Wiltshire Council is hosting to discuss the challenges that the council is facing and the impact that these could have.

Read more: Invitation to voice your views at interactive public meetings

Wiltshire Councils Development Planning Document (DPD).

Wiltshire Councils Development Planning Document (DPD).   This additional demand by the new DPD  has also been discussed as the proposals directly affect  our neighbourhood -  where and how many additional houses might be built in the parish.  The new DPD has only recently been published and could have a major impact on our village if left unopposed.  To ensure that your views are represented, Wiltshire Council are holding a series of meetings July to September at which you can have your say .    The Trowbridge exhibition takes place between 12pm and 7pm in the County Hall Atrium on 26 July 2017.

Neighbourhood Plan - Update

Our NP is progressing well and will be presented to Wiltshire Council shortly for its first review.  All your responses from our consultation meetings have been considered and form part of the plan with additional work from a Landscaping Consultant.  This will ensure that the plan has every aspect of the North Bradley environment and surrounding area covered.

We will update the Parish Council web site once the Neighbourhood Plan has been presented to Wiltshire Council.

Election Result

Results of Election held on 4th May 2017

Read more: Election Result

Community Defibrillator

We are aiming to purchase a defibrillator, which will be accessible to the whole community.In England, the ambulance service attempt resuscitation in approximately 25,000 cases per annum but at present, only a small proportion survive this is because most cases of sudden cardiac arrest are due to an abnormality of the heart’s electrical rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF) in which the electrical impulses that normally control the heart become chaotic and uncoordinated. The heart stops beating (i.e. it ceases to act as a pump) and the circulation of blood stops. Death is inevitable unless the condition is recognised promptly and defibrillation is carried out. Defibrillation is the use of a high-energy electric shock that stops the chaotic rhythm of VF and allows the normal, organised, electrical rhythm of the heart to re-start. This can allow the pumping action of the heart to return. 
The major factor limiting the number of people who survive sudden cardiac arrest is the ability to provide defibrillation within a critical time. 
The Peace Memorial Hall are hoping to provide a defibrillator that will be accessible to the community 24/7, 365 days a year, they will also have it accredited with the South Western Ambulance service.

The hall will hold free familiarisation sessions for anyone who would like to see the defibrillator in action and alleviate and apprehensions the community may have in using it.

North Bradley WW1 Commemoration – online update April 2017

We will soon be adding the first poppies of 2017 to the memorial by the Baptist Church, commemorating two men who fell in the early stages of the Arras Offensive in 1917. Thankfully, there had previously been no war deaths since just before Christmas 1916.

Poppies are being added on Sunday 9th April for:

Arthur Howard Lane and William Christopher White

Read more: North Bradley WW1 Commemoration – online update April 2017