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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Two bridge designs compared

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Click here to view this image full size It is true we all need comparable images of the bridges in order to help us decide which is best for this sensitive location. Every image will have drawbacks. In this one we have used the drawings in order to c...

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The truth about Unity 3

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(Click here to view photo at full size) You will be aware that opponents of the Cable-Stay Footbridge believe that an alternative bridge could have a graceful arch and would have “potential savings of £400,000”. We now more and can see t...

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More calls for better broadband

(We’ve had two recent contributions on this topic, so we thought it best to combine them into a single post — Ed) BT has set up a website: www.racetoinfinity.com where communities can vote for Infinity Broadband. The more votes cast, the ...

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Faster broadband from BT

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BT is planning to roll out the next phase of superfast broadband and will be prioritising areas that show the most enthusiasm. This is the same method that they used in the initial roll out of broadband a few years ago; so it is important that we get...

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Problems with broadband in BoA

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Over the past few days I’ve had several long outages with my domestic broadband on Coppice Hill. My ISP is Plusnet. Two friends have experienced outages at the same time – one up near St Laurence School, the other down New Road. The ISP approach ...

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