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Welcome to Brantham's website
This website is provided to keep residents of Brantham updated on the latest news and events, inform potential visitors and new residents about the facilities available. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@pc_brantham).
Brantham is a large village of about 2,482 acres in the Stour Valley with a population of more than 2,300. The river forms one of its boundaries and it is surrounded by picturesque countryside including the villages of Stutton, Tattingstone, East Bergholt and Flatford (famous for inspiring many paintings of John Constable and known as Constable Country).
The village is ideally situated halfway between Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk and historic Colchester, Essex. Their shops, facilities, bars, restaurants and nightlife are easily accessed by public transport as well as by car.
Manningtree, reputedly the smallest market town in England, lies across the River Stour and its railway provides fast links to London, Norwich, the ports of Harwich and Felixstowe and the beautiful beaches of the Sunshine Coast.
Brantham is lucky that it has many amenities including, churches, pubs, a local foodstore that also has a Co op, a cafe, chinese restaurants, a vet, three play areas, a preschool and a primary school. There are many groups within the village covering most age groups and a diverse range of activities. Some of these are held at the Village Hall whilst many of the sporting activities take place at the popular Leisure Centre with its playing fields and courts.