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Welcome to Brandon Town Councils website.  Here we hope that you can find out all you need to know about Brandon, who we are, what we do and how we serve our community.

Potted history.

Brandon lies in The Brecks, one of the driest areas in England and a landscape of gorse-covered sandy and chalky soils characterised by purple heathland, tall pines and rare wildlife.

In the 11th century, Brandon was known as Bromdun meaning a ‘hill where broom grows’. The Domesday Book of 1086 records it as having just 25 households and over the centuries the town expanded on the higher land of the Little Ouse valley.

From medieval times Brandon was renowned for ‘warrens’; the farming of rabbits for their pelts sold to London merchants. Warrens were still worked here into the early 1900s.

The main industry over time has been flint mining. From prehistoric times flint was mined across the Brecks with Brandon becoming a major centre for mining and knapping, the process whereby flint nodules are cut for gunflint. The quality of Brandon gunflint was so renowned that the town supplied the British Army for the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

Today Brandon is a small market town with an estimated population of just over 10,500. It sits on the very edge of Thetford Forest, home to Brandon Country Park, with the Little Ouse River flowing through town and RAF Lakenheath airbase close by – you may hear jets flying low overhead.

 

 

 

Would you like to join our next meeting?

The next Council Meeting will be the Annual Cemetery Meeting on Monday 12th August 2024  at Brandon Cemetery, Church Road, Brandon, IP27 0JB.

DO YOU WANT TO BE TOLD WHEN WE'RE MEETING?

Brandon Town Council – Proudly serving the residents of Brandon 

 

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Our local MP is Matt Hancock

His contact details are:  

Address:    House of Commons

                   London, SW1 0AA

Email:  [email protected]

Phone: 020 719 7186