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Growing up in Bradford on Avon

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 Avon ...

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Two bridge designs compared

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 check ...

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The truth about Unity 3

(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 that 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 highe...

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Faster broadband from BT

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 as m...

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Problems with broadband in BoA

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 to de...

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Where exactly is the land at Kingston Farm?

Last Friday, a public exhibition was held at St Margaret’s Hall during which the proposers of new development on a site known as Kingston Farm outlined some of the basics of their plan. The land they were referring to is approximately shown by the a...

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Do you remember a local orphanage?

I’m try to find out information about an orphanage which I lived at in the early 1950s in Bradford on Avon. If I remember rightly, it was on the Holt road near its junction with Woolley Street. I know I used to walk to it downhill from Christchurch ...

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An Historic Core Zone for Bradford on Avon

People in Bradford on Avon want something done about the traffic; intimidation, difficulty crossing the road, air pollution, noise, etc. But most of us are sometimes pedestrians and sometimes part of the traffic. And the town’s economy depends upon peop...

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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...

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UFO sighting over BoA

Lights in the sky: Bright circular object with pulsating orange lights heading at high speed over B0A towards Melksham area. Object was low before moving up in height. Object then stopped and held position for 20 – 30 secs before dissapearing upward...

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Human remains found

Church St was closed off today after workmen found buried human remains. From This is Wiltshire: The road was closed off from about 1.30pm and will remain closed while police carry out their investigations and establish how to remove the skeletons, which ...

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BoA man paddles into the headlines

A local canalboat-dweller has grabbed his 15 minutes of fame in the pages of the Daily Mail. Dave Cornthwaite paddles to work on an oversized surfboard. Maybe you’ve seen him paddling locally? Says the Mail: “The wobbly journeys to work are in...

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Recent sightings

It’s been strange-thing-sighting-tastic round here recently. Someone reported a UFO sighting over BoA: “The light was orange in colour and was travelling at a unbelivable speed from left to right, suddenly another light came from the right and...

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MPs expenses in Wiltshire

As the expenses row drags on in Westminster, what have local MPs been claiming? MSN has created an interactive map which you can use to zoom in on individual constituencies, and see what the sitting MP claimed in expenses for the year 2007-08. The site sa...

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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.

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