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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Firm withdraws phone mast plans

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PEOPLE from Bradford on Avon who have been protesting against plans for a telephone mast in the town are celebrating after the application was withdrawn. People living in Bath Road and Masons Lane were overjoyed to learn Galliford Try, the company wh...

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Bradford goes quackers for duck race

THE centre of Bradford on Avon welcomed a special visitor this week to help promote the annual Easter Monday Duck Race. Puddleduck, also known as Ceri Birth, was at the Town Bridge on Monday (March 27) to help spread the word. She was joined by Daryl...

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Bath Comedy Festival comes to Bradford

COMEDY favourites Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden are coming to Bradford on Avon as part of Bath Comedy Festival. The duo will be taking to the stage at Wiltshire Music Centre in Ashley Road on Wednesday (April 5) where they will be performing a two-ho...

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AskBoA: Lamb Yard Legacy- how long will this continue?

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One of the most hideous public areas in town, come on everyone, make a noise….. Do Pentland own this area, or a private individual?

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The Food Assembly Comes to Bradford-On-Avon

We are really pleased to announce that Bradford-on-Avon will have its very own Food Assembly launching w/c 20th March! Every week Food Assembly customers in Bradford-On-Avon and the surrounding local areas can order food online from local food produc...

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Local hero saves woman from drowning

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A holiday maker who was saved after falling in the Kennet & Avon Canal has said if it wasn’t for her quick-thinking hero then she wouldn’t have survived. Non swimmer Irene Teggin, 70, of Coppenhall, near Crewe, was on a barge holiday ...

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