AskBoA: Recruiting Volunteers

Do you have a spare 4 hours once a fortnight to offer No. 1 Royal Crescent, the Georgian House Museum, recently announced as Winner of the Best Large Visitor Attraction in Bath? No. 1 is looking for fun, commited volunteers with an interest in the history...

AskBoA: Lost Cat from Tyning Road, Winsley?

Our cat is missing from Tyning Road, Winsley. We last saw him on Sat 19th July. He’s jet black all over, 9 years old and fairly slender. We really miss him and are worried he’s trapped or lost. Perhaps he got scared by the thunderstorms that night and...

AskBoA: Opera Tickets for Local Hosts

The Iford Festival is looking for hosts in Bradford-on-Avon or the villages to accommodate a performer between 20 July and 3rd August. Hosts are not expected to provide meals or transport, just a room and a friendly house! By way of thanks the festival of...

Do you live in Bradford on Avon? Thinking of selling your Home?

Would you like to potentially save £1000’s in fees? If you are not yet listed with an estate agent, are a keen seller, and would consider listing your property online, we want to hear from you ASAP! If you are happy for Sarah Beeny and TV cameras to fo...

AskBoA: Looking for like-minded people…

I have recently moved to BOA from Cornwall and would love to meet like-minded people with an interest in permaculture, organics, natural health and environmental issues to socialise with and share laughs, ideas, skills and tools. Contact Vicky 07576 232 7...

AskBoA: Is this yours?

Found. Ladies watch found in Rosemary walk 26/06/14 at 12.30 Trowbridge police station have details for return.

AskBoA: Cycling Club?

I am interested in setting up a cycling club for Bradford-on Avon (and its’ surrounding villages). I am keen to gauge any interest and would in the first instance like to invite initial expressions of interest via email to me @ vernonoz@btinternet.c...

AskBoA: Lantern Festival organiser

Would you like to take part in a Lantern Procession in Bradford on Avon? No bare flames – we will process from the Tithe Barn… We will be meeting ( to make some lanterns and exchange ideas on all the other ways people can get involved) in the ...

AskBoA: DIY expert / Handyman?

Can anyone recommend a good reliable handyman in BoA for occasional DIY household jobs, gardening etc Please just leave a comment below, Thanks.

AskBoA: Lost Mamas and Papas pram chassis

Lost in the Shambles, Bradford-on-Avon, on Thursday/Friday 10th/11th June 2014 a Mamas and Papas pram chassis left outside Ex-Libris Bookshop/Dorothy House Shop, desperate for its return as it fits all other pram accessories I have – please call 078...

AskBoA: Station Recycling Centre?

Does anyone know what is happening about the station glass and waste paper skips ? They seem to have disappeared ( Tuesday 27 May 14). Is this a reaction to the dumping of a substantial quantity of cardboard and empty tin cans of tomatoes between the skip...

Lost: Small baby blanket

Has anyone found a small blue baby blanket in the Southway Road area? It has a blue car design on one side and coloured tags all around the edges. It is much treasured and I would be very grateful if you could let me know if you find it, so I can return i...

AskBoA: Illustrator needed?

I need a pencil/pen & ink illustrator for simple drawings to illustrate Winnie the Pooh type stories (and others) prior to publication. Once costs covered, including illustrations, all proceeds to be donated to Dorothy House, and Spinal Injuries Assoc...

AskBoA: WTF Tae Kwon Do in BoA area?

Does anyone know if there is a WTF TKD club in or local to BoA? If so, do you have any contact details or club name ? Thanks in advance.

Found: Velocette Owners Club motorcycle journal, Is it yours?

Found this morning by Trowbridge Road / Junction Road, ‘Fishtail’ Journal of the Velocette Owners Club (motorcycles). Rescued out of the rain – reply back to this message to be re-united with it!

AskBoA: Have you lost a bicycle?

Found a possible abandoned bicycle, in v g c ladies Silver Radford in the hillside area of BOA, if it could be yours e mail me ku.oc1561608338.liam1561608338toh@t1561608338uodir1561608338hpets1561608338 01225863149

AskBoA: Best Places For Residents To Park?

I am due to move to BoA town centre in the next couple of weeks, and I am very curious about where I will be able to park! The property doesn’t come with a space, and the nearest free on-street parking seems to be an 8 to 10 minute walk away!! Any a...

AskBoA: Collectors Needed!

Marie Curie Cancer Care – Great Daffodil Appeal 2014 Volunteers needed in Bradford On Avon to help collect for this year’s Great Daffodil Appeal! Do you have an hour or two to spare? if so we could really do with your help. We have a couple of...

Ask BoA: How many Portuguese-speaking people in Bradford-on-Avon?

How many people living in Bradford-on-Avon have Portuguese as their first language? I ask as part of my business research task for my Business Outset Project. So far I have not found the answer in the data in the Office for National Statistics website and...

AskBoA: Appeal after 18th Century urns stolen in Bradford on Avon

Bradford on Avon homeowner Carolyn Ching is appealing for anyone with information after four stone urns were stolen from her property in Church Street. The thief took the first urn, dating back to the 18th century, from Mrs Ching’s wall on January 20 be...

AskBoA: Drummer looking to join Jazz band?

I moved to BOA about 4-5 months ago and I am looking to join a jazz band I am 24 and have been playing for over 12 years, I can studied music at the Academy Of Contemporary Music in Guildford and left with a distinction in Higher Diploma, if anyone knows ...

AskBoA: St Margarets Hall Antiques & Flea market?

Does anyone know when St Margarets Hall will be opening again, and how to contact the organisers, who I believe are Brian Ashbee and Wes Wotruba as I’m interested in a stall? Please leave a comment below. Many thanks. Nick Travis

AskBoA: Swans?

Does anyone know what has happened to the swans. A while ago we had a pen and a cob and four large cygnets: then there were three, there was one. Now we only have one adult and no cygnets. It would be a tragedy for BoA to lose its swans. Fiona Best

AskBoA: Housing development on Golf Course? Any news?

Is there still plans for a housing development to be built on the Golf Course? I’m finding it difficult to find information, and we have had a housing valuation that says planning has been applied for and may affect the future value of the property....

AskBoA: Post theatre meals?

We regularly travel from Bruton to Wiltshire Music Centre for concerts, a great venue and programme. Is there any eaterie, pub, restaurant or other who does meals post concert? They end at about 9.30. Any tips gratefully received, just add comments below!

AskBoA: Lost Canon Powershot A720, anybody found?

I lost a Canon Powershot A720 camera around TT cycles or in the playground area across the road on 30/10/2013. If anyone has found it and would like to return it could you please call Sarah or Ron on 07933448538. Thanks

AskBoA: Christmas lights & stalls?

Hello, can anyone please tell me when the Christmas lights are switched on in BOA this year? Also if there are any stalls/Christmas markets this year? Who do i contact? Please add a comment if you can help advise? Many thanks. Heather Walker

AskBoA: Can you help with BoA Jazz Festival?

The Friends of Holy Trinity Church in Bradford on Avon are calling on volunteers to help out with Jazz and Cream Teas by the River next month. The church fundraising group wants about 12 people to help prepare the cream teas, act as stewards and collect e...

AskBoA: Can you recommend a good handyman?

Hi Can anyone recommend a reliable and good value all round “odd job/ handyman”? Someone you trust in your home and does a full day’s honest work? We have a long list of things needed doing in our home from hanging doors, building a cupb...

AskBoA: CCTV Camera directed on the Canal/Lock Bridge

I noticed (10th June) that there is a CCTV camera pointing towards the bridge over the Canal and wondered why it has been placed there and by whom? I’ve tried to find out using the internet and cannot find anything – does anyone know why this ...

AskBoA: Chamber of Commerce Questionnaire

Bradford on Avon is an historic market town and has a strong identity which visitors enjoy. The town has independent retailers and artists who supply a mixture of goods to local and visiting customers. With the change in the economic climate and drop in f...

AskBoA: Tradesman to do a small bit of plastering / dryling / making good

Hi, Wondering if anyone can recommend a local builder/handyman to make good where we have taken a kitchen stud wall down. Not a huge job and involves a bit of plaster-boarding/skimming/floor tiling/skirting. Had someone lined up but they have failed to sh...

Wassail !

To all the Businesses and Organisers of Fetes etc in Bradford on Avon, we would like to dance for you on Saturday 11th May during the day My name is Steve Baker and I am the Squire of Mr Baker’s Dozen, a Traditional English Morris dance side. We are bas...

AskBoA: Listed sash window renovation?

Can anyone recommend a sash window renovation specialist in BOA with good knowledge of the nuances of the grade 2 listing? Many thanks in advance moc.l1561608338iamg@1561608338llenn1561608338aws.a1561608338naid1561608338 Submitted by: Diana Swannell

AskBOA: Does anybody know about an online petition?

New proposals to build on golf course by river Dear BOA Community I had heard that there was a petition online which people could sign in protest at the new plans to build houses on the golf course by the river at Bradford-on-Avon. However, I cannot find ...

AskBOA: Looking for my sister?

I am looking for my sister, she moved to Bradford on Avon with her adoptive family from Liverpool, she may or may not be called Rebecca now but she was at birth, she was born in November 1975. I know until recently she was living with her Father in your a...

AskBOA: Bridge club in town?

I am considering moving to a retirement home in Bradford on Avon and would be keen to join a local bridge club – is there one in the town? If so, could you give me a contact number please. Thank you. Dennis (Contributed by: Dennis Gilbert)

AskBoa: Can anyone recommend a builder specialising in damp in BOA?

I am looking for some help with a potential damp issue in our 1700’s cottage in the Newtown area of BOA. If anyone could recommend a builder with the sufficient knowledge of the area we would be hugely grateful. Please leave any comments / suggestions b...

Ask BOA: Interested in cycling

Hi I have just moved to Bradford on Avon and I am a keen cyclist. I’d be interested in joining a local club if there are any about or start a small group of us to go on regular rides. Comment if interested. (Contributed by: Ben Abbott)

AskBOA: Bridge sessions?

Can anyone help me with the options for organised bridge in Bradford on Avon? I’m new to the town, but would like to play. Please email any information to me at moc.s1561608338koobe1561608338notse1561608338ulb@l1561608338iam1561608338 (Contributed by: Jocelyn)

Ask BoA: What is this?

Browsing Bradford on Avon via Bing Maps, I noticed what looks like a solar energy installation off the Holt Road. Does anyone know anything more about it? Is it permanent? Does it supply electricity to local homes? Who owns and operates it? (Asked by: Bob...

Ask BOA: Prepaid mobile phones?

Are there any phone stores that sell “Prepaid mobile phones”  in Bradford on Avon? We are visiting the third week in May. (Contributed by: Karen Hoeksema)

AskBOA: Activities and interests for ’older’ people

My parents are moving to the area in may and are looking to get involved in activities locally, which as you appreciate is always tricky, they have always played bowls but are now in their 70’s and a bit reluctant, I wonder if you might be able to advis...

Ask BoA: Interested in going to/helping to start a netball/basketball team?

Hi, I’ve just moved to Bradford on Avon, I’d be interested in going to/helping to start a netball/basketball team. Please leave a comment if you’re interested. (Contributed by: Isabel)

Ask BoA: Jackdaws massing between Trowbridge Road?

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 the s...

Ask BoA: Where can I play netball?

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 direct...

Ask BoA: Searchlights in the sky?

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)

Keep Bradford Green campaign springs back to life

A planning application to build new houses on the town golf course was officially turned down just a couple of weeks ago, but now the developers have put in a fresh application. The new application is for 195 new properties (97 for private sale, 98 social...

AskBoA: What is a Willat?

Julia Warin writes: “People keep asking me this question. I know what I think, but what do you think? Answers on the blog please.” You heard her. What do you think a Willat is? Post your answers here.