AskBoA: Internet connections in Woolley?

I’ve recently moved to a cottage at the top of Woolley and the internet connection is appalling – sometimes it takes minutes to load a page and streaming is impossible. I’m using a BT hotspot at the mo, but neighbours and the folk a...

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Bradford on Avon gym celebrates reopening after expansion with promotional offers

BRADFORD on Avon gym BodyTech is reopening its new expanded premises on Saturday (August 1), after doubling in size to cope with an increase in membership over the last five years. Visitors to the gym, which is located at Elmcross Business Park, will...

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Bradford on Avon’s Castle Inn fundraise for disabled charity

THE Zone Club in Bradford on Avon have welcomed the donations of the Castle Inn pub who held a beer festival to fundraise for the charity. The festival was held over the May day bank holiday and punters were able to raise £638.50. Tori Hill, manager...

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Community consulted over redevelopment plans of Freshford Mill

COMMUNITY involvement is being put at the heart of plans to redevelop Freshford Mill into housing, according to developers Environ Communities as work gets underway. The 4.77-acre site was left derelict for several years and in that time, the vacant ...

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AskBoA: Looking for a property to rent in BoA or surrounding area?

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My partner and I are looking for a property to rent in Bradford on Avon or the surrounding area ASAP. We are relocating to the area as I have accepted a job at St Laurence school (to start in September); I also grew up in the area so know it very wel...

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Heritage Open Days

Certainly one of the most often photographed parts of Bradford on Avon is the old Town Bridge. The bridge was erected in the 13th century and two of its arches survive from that time. In the 17th century the bridge was widened, and at that time the ...

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AskBoA: Iron Duke?

 Were you involved with the Iron Duke while it was in  operation at the Kingston Mills rubber factory? If so, your advice on how it worked could be very valuable to the restorers who will soon be working on the machine in preparation for bringing i...

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Delight for Bradford youngsters as youth and community centre reopens

YOUNGSTERS in Bradford on Avon won’t be able to complain about having nothing to do after the youth and community centre officially reopened over the weekend – thanks to the work of the town council. Councillors decided to take over the Frome...

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Bradford on Avon cyclist celebrates peddling power of charity ride

SCORCHING temperatures, unforgiving hill climbs and the closure of the Port of Calais were just some of the hurdles Bradford on Avon cyclist Ben Howard faced when completing his London to Paris cycle. The 29-year-old, of Avon Close, cycled the 310 mi...

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Holt music studio owner releases protest song over pending demolition

STUDIO owner Nick Allen has released a single that charts his protest against the pending demolition of his disabled-friendly music studio in Holt. Mr Allen has until September 10 to demolish the multi-purpose studio on land opposite his home on Fore...

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Record number of children attend Bradford on Avon’s mini book festival

BRADFORD on Avon library was far from silent over the weekend as over 250 children, a record number, signed up for the Summer Reading Challenge, part of the town’s first-ever Mini Book Festival. Seven authors gave young children, teenagers and even...

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Do you need access to computers or internet or both?

Do you need access to computers or internet or both? Maybe you struggle with telling your tweets from your googles? Help is at hand Since The Hub opened we’ve successfully helped a variety of Bradford on Avon residents with everything from emergenc...

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Walking Festival bookings are now open

Bookings for the Bradford on Avon Walking Festival are going really well and tickets are selling fast – more than 20% have already gone in the two weeks since we started selling. The Festival, organised by Bradford on Avon Walkers are Welcome,...

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Bradford on Avon pensioner to take on cycle challenge in Palestine

A BRADFORD pensioner will be swapping her warm comfy slippers for a pair of trainers in September in an attempt to cycle 170 miles down the West Bank of Palestine. Judith Hammond, 72 of Middle Rank is no stranger to taking on adrenaline-fuelled chall...

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Breaking News: BoA tortoise found a year after he went missing

A BELOVED tortoise owner has said she is thrilled to have her “little trooper” back after he went missing a year ago in Bradford on Avon – and was found less than a mile away from home. Boris, a three-year-old Russian tortoise, was last seen by...

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Bradford on Avon photographer raises awareness of dementia through artwork

A BRADFORD on Avon photographer has scooped a top award for her work in raising awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia, after her mother was diagnosed with the disease this time last year. Justine Frost, 45, of Monkton Farleigh, received the highly ...

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