New D1x service from North Bradley and Trowbridge to Bath will run non-stop from Bradford on Avon

A NEW fast service from North Bradley, Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon to Bath was launched on Monday morning (June 1). The new First Bus D1x service is using double decker buses to enable passengers to observe social distancing. This is Wiltshire

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Police are hunting a teenage gang after seizing two bikes they left behind

A GANG of yobs has completely destroyed a woodland play area in Bradford on Avon in an arson attack this afternoon. Police are seeking a group of five teenagers who set fire to the woodland play area close to the town’s Kingston Farm Estate in ...

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The Woodland Play Area was completely destroyed by fire in suspected arson incident

THREE teenagers aged between 15 and 16 have been arrested by police investigating a suspected arson at a Bradford-on-Avon play area. At around 2.50pm on Sunday, police were called by the fire service to a fire at the Woodland play area in Benjamin St...

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Crews from Bradford on Avon fire station were called out to a fire in the open at Leigh Park Road

FIREFIGHTERS in Bradford on Avon used two main jets and two hose reel jets to extinguish a large fire in the open. They were called out at 11.02am on Wednesday morning to the fire in Leigh Park Road. This is Wiltshire

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The owner of Warleigh Weir has fenced off access to the weir and island

VISITORS to the popular beauty spot at Warleigh Weir near Claverton have been banned for the foreseeable future. Johnny Palmer, the owner of the weir near Bath, has posted a video online saying the island had been fenced off to the public. He has bee...

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Half Term message from Leader of the Council

Leader of the Council, Dom Newton, has released a statement urging the community to stick to the current COVID-19 government guidelines on socialising: Only ONE person may meet ONE other person from another household These meetings can take place in ...

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Keep avoiding narrow pathways

Part of the charm of our beautiful town is its narrow winding lanes and pathways, which meander between the old weavers cottages on the hillside, all the way up to the Chapel of St Mary Tory, as well of course the stunning views once you reach the to...

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House contents of Portobello Road stalwart go under the hammer in new ‘social distancing’ auction

The house contents of Joan Dunk – a stalwart of Portobello Road Antique Market – will go under the hammer at Special Auction Services in Newbury on June 9 and 10 and is expected to fetch £90,000. The auction will take place live with biddi...

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Transport group wants to see wider pavements and alternate one-way traffic across Bradford on Avon’s town bridge

TEMPORARY traffic lights on Bradford on Avon’s historic Town Bridge and wider pavements on some of the town’s narrowest streets could be introduced to help enforce social distancing in the town. Highways officers in Wiltshire Council have...

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Floaty Boat Food Boxes

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Floaty Boat Fund, set up in 2018 with support from the Town Council and others, have been stepping up activities to provide veg box deliveries as well as an innovative ‘pay it forward’ scheme – support...

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Tesco has dropped the price of unleaded petrol to 99.9p per litre to compete with Asda and Morrisons

MOTORISTS queued to fill up in Trowbridge on Saturday as petrol pump wars hit town. The supermarket giant Tesco dropped the price of unleaded petrol to below £1 a litre to compete with Asda and Morrisons which have also cut prices. This is Wiltshire

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Karen Bloomfield has decided she needs some ‘me time’

THE owner of a well-known fruit and vegetable shop in Bradford on Avon which temporarily closed because of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis has decided to call it quits after 33 years. Karen Bloomfield, of Bloomfield’s Fruit & Veg, has decided t...

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About this website

There has been a question about who runs this website and why.  To clarify, it is owned by Bradford on Avon Town Council but was set up by someone who has now left Bradford on Avon. They asked for someone to take over hosting the site and keep an ey...

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Harrison Sheppard from Bradford on Avon is running to raise funds for the Bath Rugby Foundation

A FOURTEEN-year-old rugby player in Bradford on Avon is running to raise funds to help vulnerable young people. Harrison Sheppard, a Year 9 pupil at the Clarendon Academy school in Trowbridge, has been running during the Covid-19 lockdown to keep fit...

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IN THE COURTS: All the latest cases from across Swindon and Wiltshire

ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: Haydn Andrews, 26, of Clarendon Drive, admitted breaching a bail condition banning him from contacting a woman he is accused of assaulting. He has already pleaded not guilty to the two assaults, which are alleged to have taken ...

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