AskBoA: Lost baby’s blanket?

Hi all, apologies for posting here as this isn’t exactly town news but my 4 month year old’s blanket has gone missing somewhere in the town. It has huge sentimental value to us because it has been knitted in five different colours, red, y...

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Westwood turns out in force as flower and veg show sees double numbers

WESTWOOD villagers came out in force over the bank holiday to attend the annual flower and vegetable show which saw numbers double from last year. The popular event had previously been blighted with heavy rain for the past two years but organisers sa...

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Rush hour delays likely if Bradford on Avon road closure goes ahead

EVENING rush hour commuters who use the Winsley Road in Bradford on Avon could be hit with delays if a planned road closure goes ahead at the end of the month. Wiltshire Council are planning to close part of Winsley Road from its junction with Huntin...

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Funding Available: Colonel William Llewellen Palmer Educational Charity

The Colonel William Llewellen Palmer Educational Charity was established in 1992 and is a registered charity. It is administered by the Communities and Voluntary Sector Support team and the terms of the Trust are: To promote the education of children...

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Aspiring Bradford on Avon composer comes back home to record at church

AN ASPIRING composer from Bradford on Avon has come back home to record a music film compilation and hopes to help Holy Trinity Church raise money to refurbish the church in the process. Taran Stormes Martino, 20 who is currently studying for a BA in...

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Signed, sealed, delivered for youth orchestras as Wiltshire Music Centre celebrates official takeover

WILTSHIRE Music Centre has rescued two youth orchestras at risk from Wiltshire Council cuts. Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra and Wilts and Swindon Youth Orchestra were two of six groups threatened by cuts to the £247,000-a-year Wiltshire Music Servic...

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AskBoA: Fibre Optic Broadband for Town Centre?

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The bottom part of the town centre and Kingston Mill don’t seem to have fibre optic broadband.  Does anyone know if the new green box that has gone up next to the gold letterbox  is for fibre optic for Kingston Mill and the town centre? Thank...

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All aboard: New stops added to Winsley bus service after concerns from residents

NEW bus stops have been added to the First Bus service operating through Winsley after pressure from residents. The 265 service – which had previously operated two routes through the village – was reduced to one at the start of the week to save o...

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Chancellor mingles with stars on South Wraxall filming set

CHANCELLOR George Osborne visited the set of Agatha Raisin in west Wiltshire to welcome 50 local jobs created as a result of the Government’s support for British TV. He was also there to discuss the launch of his rural productivity plan. As part of...

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Bradford couple cook up storm with raw chocolate business

SUPERFOODS which promise to be a healthy alternative to sweets and treats have grown in popularity in more recent years which has led a Bradford on Avon husband-wife duo to buck on the global trend. Dan and Paula Knowlson decided to set up Elements f...

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Bradford on Avon is still open for business say traders despite electrification work disruptions

BRADFORD on Avon is open for business say traders despite some reporting a near 25 per cent fall in passing trade due to the closure of the train station as electrification work continues on the railway line. Traders have united in a bid to let touri...

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A LEVEL RESULTS: St Laurence School in Bradford continue their string of academic successes

ST LAURENCE School in Bradford on Avon is celebrating its continued success of academic achievements today as many students came out with A*’s across the board. Jess Kashdan-Brown, 18 achieved more than she ever expected and secured three A*s – e...

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Organisers of George’s Marvellous Bike Ride urge others to peddle in Bradford

ORGANISERS of a charity bike ride in Bradford on Avon are appealing for cyclists to take part in this year’s peddling power challenge. Now in its fourth year, George’s Marvellous Bike Ride (GMBR) raises money to support children, young adults and...

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AskBoA: Collection Box Coordinator?

You’ll be amazed how much money is donated through collection boxes placed locally. As a Collection Box Coordinator you will be responsible for distributing as many boxes as possible to both existing and newly sourced locations in Bradford on Avon....

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Hydro power back in Bradford on Avon

A PROJECT to provide power to homes from water from the River Avon dreamed up by the late bicycle designer Alex Moulton came to fruition in Bradford on Avon last Friday. A 130-ton crane lowered the seven-ton turbine carefully into place on the Kingst...

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Charity Cyclists Wanted

Organisers of a charity bike ride in Bradford-on-Avon are appealing for cyclists to take part in this year’s event. Now in its fourth year, George’s Marvellous Bike Ride (GMBR) raises money to support children, young adults and their families in ...

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