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Online Parent Supportive Mastermind Launched

  The Play Healing Parenting MasterMind Melksham, Wiltshire – October, 2019 – Immediate Release Play Healing, a parenting organisation based in the South West of England is launching a series of insightful MasterMind courses this October ...

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Tiffany bracelet found

A SILVER Tiffany bracelet has been found in Bradford on Avon by a woman who is keen to find its owner. Elizabeth Brown of Woolley Street came across the bracelet lying on the ground near the Co-op shop in Bridge Yard on Thursday, August 29 at around 4pm. ...

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IN THE DOCK: Shoplifting, reckless driving, theft and more

TROWBRIDGE: Kevin Ayliffe, 26, of Newleaze, Hilperton, stood before magistrates on October 4 after being charged with the possession of cannabis on June 21. He pleaded guilty and was told to forfeit the drugs, as well as being fined £80, £32 to victim p...

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Exam score is best in the world

AN accounts assistant from Bradford on Avon is celebrating after achieving 100 per cent in her professional qualification exam, breaking the world record. Kalina Forbes, 25 who works for PKF Francis Clark in Salisbury got the record breaking score in her ...

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Urgent Closure of: B3107 Silver Street (Part) 9th Oct

Wiltshire Council Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Urgent Closure of: B3107 Silver Street (Part), Bradford on Avon. THE WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 9 October 2019, the following length of road shall be closed to all t...

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Family wellbeing day organised in Bradford on Avon

EXPERTS on health and wellbeing are running a family friendly day out in Bradford on Avon on Saturday (Oct 12). From martial arts, to massage and mental health support, 28 groups will be on hand to help families improve their health and wellbeing. There w...

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Whatley Manor restaurant nets a second Michelin star

A WILTSHIRE restaurant has become one of only 23 in the country with two Michelin stars. At a ceremony last night, The Dining Room at Whatley Manor, near Malmesbury, was elevated from one star to its new status. It’s one of only four to be boosted u...

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Short listed for the "construction oscars"

A CONSTRUCTION manager from Bradford on Avon man was shortlisted for the construction industry’s most prestigious prize for his work on a major new building in the town. Tony Richards, 54, who lives with his family in Holt, was shortlisted for the Const...

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New officers wanted

A NEW town warden and green spaces manager are wanted at Bradford on Avon Council. If you are interested in finding out more about either of these roles, please visit www.bradfordonavontowncouncil.gov.uk/the-town-council-is-hiring/ for more details and jo...

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Glow runners join in the fun to help three local schools

MORE than 270 people got covered in powder, paint and foam in Bradford on Avon last Saturday – but it was all in a good cause! Families were encouraged to dress up in colourful costumes that blinked, shone, sparkled and glowed. They were all trying ...

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Pet firms raise more than £1,000 for dogs charity

MELKSHAM-based raw pet food company Poppy’s Picnic teamed up with Doghouse in Bradford-on-Avon last week to raise more than £1,000 for charity. They kicked off the Dogs For Good Dogtober campaign by holding a fundraising event on Wednesday, October 2 a...

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Double birthday celebrations at care home

It was party time at Wiltshire Heights care home in Bradford on Avon with two very special friends celebrating milestones together. Resident Joy Freeman celebrated her 102nd birthday on October 2 alongside Oscar who celebrated his 2nd birthday. Oscar is g...

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Pet travel to the EU after Brexit

here are still so many uncertainties surrounding Brexit and what will happen if the UK leaves the EU on October 31. For many people who have already made plans to travel to the EU in the next few months, taking a pet with them, there are a number of scena...

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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 to j...

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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 a dec...

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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 face in ...

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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 was gre...

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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 positive...

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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 of ex...

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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 road ...

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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 18 a...

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Pollinator Hotels for Bradford on Avon

In August, we launched the Climate Emergency Steering Group, which was attended by over one hundred members of the community who were interested in collaborating to find ways of tackling climate change and associated issues, such as declining wildlife and...

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Bring and buy sale at Winsley – pick up a bargain

A BRING and Buy sale to raise funds for St Nicholas Church Hall in Winsley is being held on Saturday (Sept 28). It will take place in St Nicholas Church Hall from 10am to 12 noon in aid of the St Nicholas Church Hall Improvement Fund. Residents are invite...

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Freed murderer convicted of grooming children online

A KILLER this week convicted of trying to groom children online should never have been let out of jail, the mother of his murder victim has said. Barry Wilcox was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1995 for killing shop assistant Samantha Walker in Malmesb...

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Dog walkers’ fight for path

PEDESTRIANS are still unable to use Cemetery Lane in Bradford on Avon one year after it first closed, as building work on a new houses development continues. Dog walkers and other locals have expressed their frustration at developers Bellway Homes after t...

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Photographers to display work

Bradford on Avon’s Photography Group, made up of thirty-three OAPs, will be exhibiting their photographs at the West Barn during the weekend of September 28 and 29. The Barn will be open from 10am until 4pm each day. There is no entrance fee and you wil...

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Appeal on woman’s leg injuries

A WOMAN was found with leg injuries after potentially falling or being knocked down by a car in Bradford on Avon on Sunday (Sept 15). Shortly after 8pm, the woman, who is in her 50s, was found by a passer-by on Bath Road, near to the junction with Berryfi...

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stolen bike

Ive had my bike stolen outside of my studio on silver street at about 8.30 in the morning on Friday the 13th

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Shock as village nursery closes

PARENTS and villagers have been saddened by the news that Westwood Nursery School will be closing after more than 35 years. The nursery which has been struggling to increase its number of children announced this week that it will be closing it’s doors a...

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A429 to Malmesbury shut after serious accident

A MAJOR road off the M4 has been closed by police after a car crash. The A429 is closed from Junction 17 of the M4 north to Malmesbury following the accident near Corston. Wiltshire Police have tweeted: “Please be aware the A429 is still closed in b...

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Swindon and Chippenham in line for new KFC drive-thrus

KFC is aiming to open dozens of new outlets in Wiltshire and the South West by the end of 2020. It is understood the chain is offering incentives of £20,000 to people who find a new site in their target areas. Among the target areas is Swindon North, ...

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Wiltshire Music Centre to fix auditorium structural issue

WILTSHIRE Music Centre in Bradford on Avon hopes to re-open its auditorium by Friday, September 27 following work on a structural issue which has forced its temporary closure. The centre was forced to close the auditorium earlier this month because of an ...

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Beast from the East: What the experts are saying

It’s far too early to tell if we will see a return of the Beast from the East, say forecasters. Following reports this week that Britain faces a new big freeze this winter, experts say it cannot be predicted this far ahead. Scientists from University Co...

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Wiltshire Music Centre closes its auditorium

WILTSHIRE Music Centre in Bradford on Avon has been forced to close its auditorium because of a structural issue. The music charity issued a statement on its website saying a structural issue had been identified which has led to the closure. The statement...

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Notice of temporary closure of B3105 Leigh Road West (Part)

Wiltshire Council Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Urgent Closure of: B3105 Leigh Road West (Part), Bradford on Avon THE WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 25 September 2019, the following length of road shall be closed to a...

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Bradford on Avon oxfam group members enjoy busy summer

DURING the summer months Bradford on Avon Oxfam Group have continued fund raising and campaigning particularly on our concerns about Yemen and Climate Change. On 5th June Martin Butcher, who is Policy Advisor on Arms and Conflict for Oxfam, spoke at the U...

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Notice of urgent closure: St Margaret’s Hill (Part)

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Urgent Closure of: St Margaret’s Hill (Part), Bradford on Avon THE WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 5 September, the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interes...

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Trowbridge slimming group helps town’s Foodbank

Slimming World members from North Bradley School group in Trowbridge, have been digging deep this summer holidays for their local food bank. Consultant Sarah Dearden asked her members for ideas to help the local community and it was decided that they woul...

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Notice of urgent temp closure: Wine Street

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Urgent Closure of: Wine Street (Part), Bradford on Avon. WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 29 August, the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interests of public s...

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Biodiversity will change nature

GREEN spaces should be more biodiverse says a town councillor who met with an expert for advise on how to boost wildlife in Bradford on Avon. As Bradford on Avon town council has taken on more green spaces, discussions have been held on implementing schem...

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Caring Greta raises funds for charity

A six-year-old girl from Bradford on Avon has raised funds for the charity caring for her grandfather. Greta Thomas held a summer fundraiser at her home for The Royal Star & Garter Home in Surbiton, which is caring for grandfather Mark Farmer, aged 75...

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Plant thefts from St Laurence Road planters

Earlier this year, Cllr Emma Franklin and her father Colin, built and planted up two beautiful community planters for the end of St Laurence Road in the South Ward of Bradford on Avon.   Volunteer members of the community, including Elizabeth Mundy ...

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Store robbed for the third time

ARMED robbers have raided the Central Convenience store in Winsley village for the third time this year. Store manager Sam Strong was forced to hand over an unspecified amount of cash from the till when he was threatened by a man with a knife on Sunday af...

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A day in the life of Swindon Magistrates’ Court

It’s the court where all cases start, but until you’re summonsed there very few people have ever stepped through the doors of a magistrates’ court. 5:46pm And that’s it – we’re done for the day. 5:46pm A special thanks from JPs...

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Villagers hunt for scarecrows

HUNDREDS of families came out to enjoy the bank holiday sunshine at the Holt Scarecrow trail this weekend. This year’s theme was Animal Magic and there was 56 scarecrows on the main trail and 26 A-Z animal characters on a separate children’s t...

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Crews clear smoke in flat

FIRE crews were called out to a smoke logged flat in Bradford on Avon after fire alarms sounded. One fire engine from Bradford on Avon was sent to the flat in Church Street at 1.45pm on Monday (August 19). The alarm was triggered by cooking and smoke had ...

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Bradford on Avon road is sprouting sunflower

MOTORISTS driving through Bradford Leigh have been watching the progress of a rather unusual addition to the crossroads in the centre of the community, marvelling at the tenacity of a single sunflower. The plant, which appears to have been self seeded rat...

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Found – mobile phone

Mobile phone found in Poulton field this evening. It is locked. Please ring it and I will answer it. So it can be reunited with its owner.

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Skate park firm takes on project

A SKATEPARK is one step closer for Bradford on Avon as the town council announce they will be working with park design company Maverick Industries on the project. Councillors confirmed their choice of supplier unanimously at the Full Council meeting on Au...

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Bradford-on-Avon Golf coarse

Has the Golf club ceased to operate?   As l went by today it looked very unkept which saddened me . Can anyone tell me if this facility is now closed for good !

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