Winsley parking restriction proposal criticised by parish council

A PROPOSAL to implement parking restrictions to try and relieve congestion and improve pedestrian safety around Winsley Primary School has been criticised by the parish council who say nothing will be achieved by it. Wiltshire Council is proposing to...

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Avoncliff Aqueduct named top autumn beauty spot

AVONCLIFF AQUEDUCT has officially been named as one of the country’s most beautiful waterside spot during autumn by Countryfile Magazine. The stretch along the Kennet and Avon Canal has been named in the popular magazine as one of the best watersid...

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Rare sighting of otter splashing around in Bradford on Avon

AN OTTER briefly took up residence in Bradford on Avon last week after being spotted swimming and splashing around by the town bridge. Nick Cole, 50, from Chippenham, was taking photos of the town bridge when a couple next to him told him to turn aro...

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AskBoA: Have you seen this Elephant?

This much loved Elephant (about 20cm high) was lost en route from Jones Hill past the Lock Inn, over McKeever Bridge and up Masons Lane to Bath Road. If anyone has seen him, or handed him in somewhere, could you call me on 07956 354240. Many thanks O...

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AskBoA: Search for missing soldiers on Winsley’s Honour Board?

A WOMAN from Winsley is looking for anyone who may be able to help identify the people mentioned on the Honours Board in the Winsley Village Club. Please leave a comment below This is Wiltshire

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Still time to take part in Bradford on Avon Pumpkin Trail

CHILDREN and their parents still have time to get in the spirit of Halloween this weekend at the Bradford on Avon Pumpkin Trail. The free event will end this Sunday (October 30), with forms available from a number of shops in the town. All forms must...

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Bradford bridge works to be completed without traffic lights

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WILTSHIRE Council have announced after the Wiltshire Times’ deadline that the work on the bridge in Bradford on Avon will go ahead without the use of traffic lights. The council, who organised the traffic control which was set to cause traffic ...

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AskBoA: Volunteer Drivers required for Elite Wheelchair Tennis Event (W/C 14 – 19/11)

The Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament is a prestigious ITF level 1 tournament on the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour and 2016 will be the first time that the tournament is being held in the world-class facilities at the University of Bath. The e...

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Fancy a sip of 1801 cognac? Just £222k for bottle from Bradford on Avon firm

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AN award winning brandy business from Bradford on Avon has sold one of its vintage bottles for nearly a quarter of a million pounds. Brandy Classics, of Trowbridge Road, sold a bottle of Massougnes 1801 Cognac, under its Hermitage Cognac label, which...

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UPDATE: Illegally-parked van adds to traffic misery

AN illegally-parked van caused traffic delays on the B3107 Silver Street, Bradford on Avon, in both directions near the Kingston Road junction during rush-hour today. Police were told about the obstruction at about 7.20am. Congestion was reported ...

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Police appeal for information after ‘irreplaceable’ handmade bench stolen

Police are appealing for information following the theft of a large oak bench from the village of Holt. The bench was stolen between midday on September 25 and 3pm the following day. It was taken from Dawes Pond, on the edge of the recreation ground,...

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Road Closures due to Wessex Water Improvement Work

Water supply improvement work in Belcombe Road, Bradford-on-Avon As part of our ongoing improvements to the water network in the area, we are replacing water mains along Belcombe Road, between Turleigh and Bradford-on-Avon. This will involve replacin...

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AskBoA: Enthusiastic New Leaders for NEW U3A Groups?

Calling For enthusiastic Leaders for New U3A Groups If any of the suggestions below interest you, please contact Veronica Bryant For contact details see website  www.boau3a.com SCOTTISH/COUNTRY DANCING Interested in joining and helping to establish...

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Bradford on Avon Town Council furious over proposed council tax cap

BRADFORD on Avon Town Council has slammed a plan it says would effectively stop it from functioning and being able to improve the town. It is angry at Government plans to put a cap on how much town and parish councils can raise their council tax, for...

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JAILED: Holt drug dealer sentenced to five and a half years

A HOLT drug dealer has been sentenced to five and a half years imprisonment after being found guilty of supplying Class A drugs to a man who later died. Hayley Beaven, 47, of Green Close, was found guilty at an earlier trial at Swindon Crown Court bu...

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