Last orders for village-run pub

VOLUNTEERS who have been running the Kings Arms in Monkton Farleigh have announced that the pub will be closing its doors after one final blowout. The keys to the pub, which has been run by locals for the past six months, will be handed back to Punch...

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Car thefts spark witness appeal

RESIDENTS of Bradford on Avon are being advised to take extra measures to hide their car keys from sight overnight after two cars were stolen from a home. Burglars broke into a house in St Aldhelm Road overnight on Sunday (February 5) and made off fr...

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Bank Closure

You may or may not have heard our last bank and ATM in the town centre will be closing in May.

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AskBoA: Railings on Conigre Hill

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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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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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