BoA On Radio 5 "City" Shortlist

BBC Radio 5 is running a poll to find the “5 Live City of 2012”, and Bradford on Avon is on the shortlist. The Queen will create a new city this year, as part of her Jubilee celebrations. Twenty five towns have applied for the honour (you...

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Thank you for last night's Christmas lights switch on

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I’d like to say a huge thank you to all those involved in last night’s Christmas lights switch on and well done to the organisers. There was a lovely, friendly, community atmosphere and it was fantastic to see Lamb Yard being used for the first t...

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Ask BoA: Jackdaws massing between Trowbridge Road?

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I was wondering if anyone else in bradford was aware, and could shed some light on the extraordinary amount of jackdaw birds that seem to be massing between trowbridge rd, and the golf course every morning??? I would very much appreciate any info on ...

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Fairtrade Award

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Bradford on Avon is part of the Wiltshire Fairtrade Coalition, which was Highly Commended for Outstanding Achievement Award. We were presented with the certificate by Fairtrade Foundation Executive Director Harriet Lamb CBE, at the national Fairtrade...

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Ask BoA: Where can I play netball?

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Hello, I have recently moved to BOA and am wanting to know what local sporting teams there are that I may be able to join ? In particular netball. Not sure where to find this information so am starting here but if anyone could point me in the right d...

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BoA steam train video

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A different view of BoA

This is a special kind of panoramic photo called a Gigapan, and shows an unusual view of two of our town’s churches. You can see it full size (and zoom in to see more details) on this page.

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Bridge debate: have your say

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No other topic on this website generates quite as much interest, or quite as many comments by the public, as the proposed new bridge between Kingston Mills and the library car park. I’m wary of allowing the topic to swamp everything else here. ...

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Bridge council meeting report in Wilts Times

Wiltshire Times: “In a heated debate town councillors made their views known about the best course of action for the future. Mayor Peter Leach said: “Now we all know this information, we have got to decide whether we want to proceed with anot...

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The result of the Town Council’s household Bridge survey/vote

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The result of the Town Council’s household Bridge survey/vote is: voting papers posted – 4,487 voting papers returned – 2,753 response – 61% spoilt papers 23 valid votes 2,730 Yes votes 1,164 No votes 1,566 voting shares Yes 42% No 57% respon...

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Wanted: Your contributions wanted for oral history project

I recently gave details of an exciting new community project that some of the local primary and secondary schools are taking part in; ‘Bradford Speaks- Oral History project’. As part of this, we are looking for memories of life in Bradfor...

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Photos from BoA 10k run

Photos from the the 10k run at Barton Farm Country Park, held as part of the Sports Festival. (Contributed by: Andrew Eberlin) (If you’re running an event in BoA, and have some photos you’d like to share with the rest of the town via this...

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Report on broadband survey

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Those of you who took the trouble to complete the Community Area Partnership’s mini-survey on broadband issues in the town might like to know that a summary report has now been compiled and will be used as part of Wiltshire Council’s effo...

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Ask BoA: Searchlights in the sky?

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Can anyone enlighten me as to what the searchlight is that hovers over Bradford every night around 2200-2330hrs? It seems to be coming from the Trowbridge Rd area? (Asked by: Stephanie Ridout)

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Growing up in Bradford on Avon

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WHAT: Area Board meeting, with special focus on children and young people WHEN: Wednesday 16th March, 7pm WHERE: St Margaret’s Hall The next public meeting of the Bradford on Avon Area Board will take place at St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on ...

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