The Town Council is hiring

The Town Council is currently in discussions to take on more green spaces and services from Wiltshire Council, and with some acquisitions already complete, we are seeking to recruit two new officers. TOWN WARDEN The first is an additional Town Warden...

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Care pair make the final of the Great British Care Awards for the South West

TWO senior members of the Wiltshire Heights care home team in Bradford on Avon are finalists in the Great British Care Awards South West Awards. Senior Head Chef, Richard Simpson is a finalist in the category of Care home Chef/Cook Award, while Clien...

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Rain fails to stop visitors to U3A photographic exhibition

THE rain didn’t put people off from visiting the University of Third Age Bradford on Avon Photographic Group’s exhibition in the West Barn last weekend. Considered to be a huge success, over 500 people turned up to view – and buy – th...

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Still time to book in for Bradford on Avon Glow Run on Saturday

MORE than 100 people are to take part in the Bradford on Avon Glow Run on Saturday to raise funds for three local schools. The community event will raise funds for three local primary schools and already families and children have booked in to run tw...

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Bradford on Avon travel agency says it’s ‘safe’ after Thomas Cook collapse

A BRADFORD on Avon travel agency has written to more than 700 customers to reassure them it is trading normally following the collapse of Thomas Cook. On September 23, Thomas Cook went into liquidation to include Freedom Travel Group Ltd, of which Br...

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Damage fear at woodland

ENVIRONMENTALISTS say a motorbiking events should change location because the annual sporting session is causing damage to a protected woodland. Becky Addy Wood, near Upper Westwood in Bradford on Avon has been home of West Wilts Motor Club for over ...

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Costa Coffee machines are FREE today (and there’s no catch)

FANCY a free Costa Coffee? Costa Express self service machines will be free of charge for 24 hours today, Tuesday. There is no catch – coffee lovers can go for any of the classics such as americano, latte, espresso, cappuccino or a hot chocolate as...

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Girl guides save the bees

A GIRL guide from Bradford on Avon who was inspired by a climate emergency meeting has made pollinator hotels to protect bees in the town. Ellie Davis launched the project after listening to a talk from Bernard Steele on bees and the dangers they fac...

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Region’s businesses tell of no-deal Brexit fears

Nearly half of small firms in the region believe that a no-deal Brexit on October 31 will negatively impact them, according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses. Less than one in ten (eight per cent) believe that it will have a pos...

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Runners braved the rainy winds

OVER 100 runners took part in the Bradford on Avon Lions fun run which included a 2km run, walk, toddle or push and their 5km race on Sunday. The runners ranged in age from three years to over 70. Organiser Phil Courage said: “The atmosphere wa...

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Care home residents clock up 348 miles cycling around the world on a stationary bike

CARE home residents in Bradford on Avon have clocked up 348 miles cycling around the world on a stationary bike from the comfort one of their lounges. They could finish in 41st place out of 200 care homes worldwide in a global Road World for Seniors ...

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Art comes to life in care home

STAFF and residents at Wiltshire Heights care home have joined forces with Creative Mojo in bringing art alive in the care home settings. The National Activity Providers Association set the task of bringing art alive in care homes, focusing on a day ...

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Plan to help protect an historic hotel in Bradford on Avon is refused

PLANS to protect one of Bradford on Avon’s historic buildings from damage by passing traffic have been refused by Wiltshire Council. Planners have denied permission for the owner of the Swan Hotel to install blackboard-style fascia signs. James...

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IN THE DOCK: The latest cases from around Trowbridge

The following people have appeared before Swindon Magistrates Court: CALNE: Ryan Clegg, of Whittle Avenue, Calne. The court issued a warrant for his arrest without bail. He is charged with dumping building waste on land at Lower Compton between April...

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WHAT YOU SAID: Chippenham link road and Thomas Cook closing

We bought the news to you about an announcement for plans to build a £75m link road around Chippenham, in a bid to put an end to gridlock in the town. Wiltshire Council and Chippenham Council have put in a bid for government money to build a relief ...

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