Giving Bradford bounce

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THINK of Bradford on Avon, you think of beautiful buildings, friendly locals and a town rich in history. We played a key part in the industrial revolutions, producing cloth, thriving factories and mills. But did you know Bradford on Avon’s rubber i...

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Groundbreaking guitar company launched with evening of live music

A NEW company that designs and makes groundbreaking acoustic guitars from low environmental-impact materials was recently launched in Bradford on Avon. Music makers gathered at the Tithe Barn on Sunday (May 14) to celebrate the launch of Acoustic Gui...

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Asparagus Available from Local Community Agriculture Co-operative

If you haven’t yet heard of Bradford on Avon Community Agriculture, it’s well worth a visit. Sign up for a weekly email with cheap, freshly picked-to-order vegetables available every Wednesday. Email them at moc.l1495920333iamg@1495920333dtl.a1495920333caob1495920333 to join th...

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Bradford Ideal win majority in town council elections

THE political make up of Bradford on Avon’s Town Council was shaken up at the local election count after an independent party had all of their candidates voted in. Ideal Bradford celebrated at Trowbridge Civic Centre on Friday when it was annou...

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Bradford on Avon Town Council Election Results Just In

The Bradford on Avon Town Council election results are just in.  The results are as follows: Bradford on Avon (Bradford on Avon North Ward) Bradford on Avon (Bradford on Avon South Ward) More information about the Bradford on Avon Town Council elec...

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Bradford on Avon resident Helen Baker launches debut fabric collection: ‘You can take the girl out of Cornwall’

New designer Helen Baker today launches her first collection of modern Cornish-inspired, contemporary fabric designs. Called ‘You can take the girl out of Cornwall’, the range draws on natural influences from Helen’s native county but aims to i...

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AskBoA: Local buses

A couple of years ago, I helped a local community group conduct a thorough audit of the town’s bus stops and shelters – their condition and information provision. The results – which showed that the overall position was far from goo...

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AskBoA: Is there a daily newspaper for the town?

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Our family would like to have a notice placed in the most appropriate local newspaper. Our deceased family member was a resident in Bradford on Avon. Which newspaper is the most circulated and popular in the community please? My on line enquires indi...

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AskBoA: Traffic and pedestrians?

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A couple of years ago, after the Historic Core Zone negative vote, there was a well-attended meeting in St Margaret’s Hall.  Town Councillors told us they were receptive to residents offering their ideas for what might else be considered to ad...

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AskBoA: Pedestrian Safety

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I know the pedestrian safety is a big issue in the town so here’s a proposal based on research and evidence on integrated transport systems About 15 years ago I made a TV documentary on trying to solve transport problems in towns and cities. We fil...

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Record number of ducks feature in Bradford on Avon duck race

A RECORD number of rubber ducks were released into the water at this year’s quackers duck race in Bradford on Avon. Organisers had to turn some hopeful entrants in the queue away 10 minutes before the start of the event after selling a staggering 7...

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Ask BoA: Bunch of Keys – Barton Farm

Bunch of keys found in Barton Farm (Ford Car) + house keys, on Thursday, handed into BOA Police station.

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Virtual reality tour of Bradford’s industrial heritage

TECHNOLOGY from today is being used to showcase Bradford’s industrial heritage – and promote the town’s creative future. The Avon Works project is inviting people to use the latest virtual reality software to take a step back in time an...

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Town to come alive with morris festival

HUNDREDS of dancers are preparing to pull out all the bells and whistles for the very first Bradford on Avon Day of Morris Dance. The event, which will be taking place on May 20 from 10.30am-5pm, will be welcoming up to 30 Morris dancing teams at the...

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AskBoA: Blue Paint Marks in front of house

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We have just returned from a week away and noticed a blue paint mark on a pot plant at the front of our house. I’m aware that burglers use markers to target houses. Has anyone else noticed this in the Bradford on Avon area? Thanks

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