Bramley Parish Council regret to announce the death of Cllr. Peter Ward.
Peter was a member of the Parish Council for many years and will be sadly missed. 


The village of Bramley is situated in South Yorkshire within the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham. Bramley is approximately 4 miles to the east of the town of Rotherham and 8 miles from Sheffield city centre.  The M18 motorway runs to the east of Bramley giving excellent access to the motorway system.  

Bramley's ancient origins are recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book as Bramelei, meaning woodland where broom grows.  Broom being a shrub with golden yellow flowers in the spring and summer, which is useful to reclaim land spoiled by fire or laid waste. 

Bramley has an old village centre which is then surrounded by more densely populated suburbs such as Flanderwell, Sunnyside and Ravenfield Common.  The village contains a multitude of buildings of different eras, stone built, brick built and wooden, which all add to the general character of the village. The village has various shops such as a bakers, clothes shop, gift shop, hunting and fishing shop, hairdressers, takeaways, pubs and a general store. 

In the centre of the village are St Francis Church, Bramley Social Club, dentists surgery, Bramley village hall and the War Memorial Garden.  The memorial garden is a credit to the village and provides benches to sit and contemplate both the past and the present.  The plaques to the dead of the two World Wars, show 17 names from World War Two and 47 names from World War One, reminding present generations of the sacrifices made by the families of Bramley. 

The population of Bramley remained small throughout the 19th century, starting at 238 in 1801 and reaching only 431 in 1901.  By 1911 however, the figure had jumped to 1335 as a result of the housing development in the Park Grove area.  Since then, the population has continued to rise, reaching 3467 in 1991. And since the parish boundary changes in 2011, the 'voting' population of Bramley now numbers 2143 in the South Ward, 972 in the North Ward and 3028 in the Central Ward.


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