AskBoA: Railings on Conigre Hill

What do you think of the scaffolding poles used to line Conigre Hill, probably the best dry stone wall in BOA. Could they be more hideous. They are spaced so close together, there are more than 80 vertical posts for the distance covered. Compared to ...

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Local author running Bath Half for Wiltshire Music Centre

Local author, Jen Benson, is running the Bath Half marathon on 12th March raising funds for the Wiltshire Music Centre. Anyone who sponsors Jen will be entered into a prize draw to win one of her books – Wild Running and Amazing Family Adventur...

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Community adds a touch of colour to green space

RESIDENTS of Bradford on Avon are being invited to add a bit of colour to their community after Downs View was yarn bombed by the locals. People living near the Downs View green awoke one morning to find the trees colourfully decorated with knitted p...

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Giving tree success in Bradford on Avon

ORGANISERS of the Bradford on Avon Giving Tree in Lamb Yard say they are amazed at the success of the appeal, with hundreds of gifts for homeless people and pets being left throughout the Christmas period. People were asked to leave presents under th...

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Residents’ fury over Christmas fly-tippers

PEOPLE in Westwood are furious after fly-tippers who have plagued the area dumped even more rubbish in the village on Christmas Day. There have been a number of incidents of fly-tipping in Westwood Road, between Westwood and Trowbridge, over the fest...

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Arrest made after money stolen from two cars

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested on suspicion of stealing money from cars in Bradford on Avon on two separate occasions. Around £100 in cash was stolen from an unlocked car parked in Station Approach sometime between 10pm and 11pm on Wednesday, D...

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AskBoA: Parking Nightmare ?

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Why is parking is Bradford on Avon becoming worse. The town really needs to address this problem as again today driving around to find a space to open our business and customers not stopping to shop as they cannot park is becoming a major concern. We...

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Jumper appeal to take over Lamb’s Yard

RESIDENTS of Bradford on Avon are being invited to don their Christmas jumpers and take part in a mass mob in aid of Save the Children. The town is setting its sights on becoming the first town in the country to take part in a town-wide Christmas jum...

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Two released in police investigation into Bradford on Avon bridge crash

TWO people have been released by Wiltshire Police after a stolen Mercedes ploughed into Bradford on Avon’s historic town bridge. A 32-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man, who were arrested in connection with the October incident which caused t...

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Westwood’s Parish Rooms in £150k revamp

ONLY a couple of years after it looked like Westwood’s Parish Rooms would have to be closed to the public, a £150,000 refurbishment project is now progressing nicely. In late 2013, the Diocese of Salisbury was looking to sell the rectory of th...

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Santas and fairies storm Winsley for charity fun run

A STAMPEDE of Santas and fairies stormed the village of Winsley to raise money for Dorothy House Hospice as part of the charity’s sponsored run. Over 200 runners dressed in their festive garb on Sunday (December 4) to take part in the annual Doroth...

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Fundraising Calendar For Local Girl

Bradford on Avon girl Aria was born with a rare life threatening condition and has developmental delays. Soon after her birth, her parents were told she was unlikely to survive babyhood. With the love and nurture of her amazing parents she is exceedi...

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Young critic scoops up Guardian award

A PUPIL of St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon has been given a Guardian Young Critic award after submitting a review of a book. Josephine Learoyd, 15, of St Laurence, entered the competition during the summer holidays by reviewing The Smell of Ot...

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Proposed 20mph Schemes

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The Town Council has been awarded a substantive grant from Wiltshire Council to implement two 20mph schemes in the North and South of Bradford on Avon. This is just part of a plan to link in with a new crossing point on Frome Road by the canal bridge...

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Life saving equipment installed in Avoncliff

A NEW defibrillator has been installed next to the No 10 Café in Avoncliff after a donation from The Friends of Bradford on Avon Community Healthcare. The defibrillator was installed on Thursday at the car park near the train station (November 24) b...

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Bradford on Avon Elf Christmas Trail

Find the elves displayed around the town and note down their names for a chance to win a prize! Draw takes place at 11am on 24th December 2016 at Piha.   Running from Friday 25th November to 24th December 2016   FREE ENTRY Entry Forms avail...

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