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Health Trainers in Bradford

Would you like help in making positive lifestyle changes? If so, support is in place in the town with two dedicated Health Trainers, Megan Comber and Kerri-Ann Harmer; working in the Bradford-on-Avon community area they can work with you to achieve these ...

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Introducing BoA Business

BoA Business is a community of more than 250 businesses based in and around Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire. The group was formerly the Chamber of Commerce. At its AGM on 18th March 2015, the Chamber voted unanimously to end paying subscriptions as a basis ...

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AskBoA: Timber windows?

Hello all, I’ve just bought a very dated cottage off Woolley Street and am renovating it before moving in. Can anyone recommend a good company/trader able to provide and fit timber casement windows? Thanks.

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Your Town Needs You

Recruiting Lorry Watch Volunteers Come along to the Information Session at 11am on 28th April 2015 in the Police Station Note: ID documentation will be needed to register For more information please contact Steph Ridout Tel: 01225 863 149 Email: stephrido...

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AskBoA: Lost Bag?

I lost my bag on Monday 6th April on conigre hill. Contents included purse and passport. A reward will be offered, please let me know if found, or have information on either – 01225 868263 or – 07841502110 Thankyou

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Log your hire boat complaints here

As the hire boat season gets going, we bring you this page to log all your complaints about hire boats. The K&A boaters action group is drawing up a dossier of the incidents involving hire boats and complaints that boaters and canalside residents have...

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Wanted: Bradford on Avon Leg Club needs Sponsorship

The Bradford on Avon Leg Club is supporting over 265 people with leg ulcers and well leg advice. It tackles the stigma of leg ulceration, provides friendships and combats social isolation. The nursing team and dressings are provided by The Health Centre, ...

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12 Lorry Watch Prosecutions in March

Here are the Bradford on Avon Lorry Watch prosecution results for March 2015 – Swindon Magistrates Court, 23rd March 2015 Bowering Animal Feeds Ltd (Somerset) – breach at Bradford on Avon Fine = £750 Costs = £200 VS = £75 EH Nicholls Jnr Lt...

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AskBoA: Skate facilities?

Skating in Bradford on Avon is tough and as a skateboarder i know the negativity people have about it, but we are in need of a proper skateboarding facility which would be looked after and used daily by us. There are several issues with Poulton such as, t...

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Young artist celebrates first professional exhibition

The talent of a fledgling Somerset artist is to go on show at one of the North of England’s most prestigious galleries. Jess Piggott – who only graduated last Summer yet has already seen her work sell for thousands of pounds within minutes of appearin...

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Do you need funding for your group?

Our challenge is to make a positive change in Wiltshire and Swindon by helping local groups make life better for their communities.  We want to help you to support those who need it most. You can apply grants for project or core costs and overheads for: ...

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March Prosecution for Lorry Watch

These are the latest March Prosecutions made by Wiltshire Council for Lorry Watch G & P Batteries Ltd Goodvale Ltd H G Moore and Son Ltd Longreach Scaffolding Services Ltd All fined £500, Costs of £200 awarded to Wiltshire Council and Victim Surchar...

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Bradford on Avon named as among best places to live

Marlborough and Bradford on Avon have been named in the Sunday Times’ list of the best towns and suburbs to live in. The accolade, in part of The Sunday Times’ Best Places to Live guide, which is published on Sunday in partnership with Zoopla....

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Glove Factory Studios News

We are absolutely delighted to be extending our offer here at Glove Factory Studios in Holt. As well as the additional stunning studios, we are really excited about our new programme of cultural and business events which we are rolling out from March this...

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Area Board Focuses on Holt!

Wiltshire Council’s Bradford on Avon Area Board next meets on Wednesday 11 March at the United Reformed Church Hall in Holt at 6.30pm for 7pm. On the agenda: A review of issues in Holt, including the findings of the B3107 Freight Study and progress ...

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Bradford Facades: Made to Measure

Many people will now be familiar with local artist Adrian Dark’s measured drawings of houses in his home town of Bradford on Avon. The Preservation Trust is delighted that over one hundred measured drawings of houses and a large selection of sketche...

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Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan

Dear Resident BRADFORD ON AVON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN I’d like to invite you to The Vaults Exhibition Centre in Lamb Yard to see an important stage in the preparation of Bradford on Avon’s Neighbourhood Plan. Introduced in 2010 as part of the Localism Act...

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Help wanted to adopt sections of the Kennet & Avon Canal

The Kennet & Avon Canal plays an important role in Wiltshire life and in partnership with Wiltshire Council, the Canal & River Trust is seeking volunteer groups to ‘adopt’ sections of the waterway. The aim is to help keep the canal in good ord...

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Letter from Councillor John Potter to Wiltshire Times

Please find below a letter from Councillor John Potter, Mayor of Bradford on Avon, sent to The Wiltshire Times. Dear Sir, At the end of a letter last week was the comment “The Town Council needs to do something. We deserve some improvement in our tr...

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The Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan Exhibition

Where should new homes go in Bradford on Avon? Where should new jobs be located in Bradford on Avon? Which green spaces should be protected in Bradford on Avon? The Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan will need to answer this and other questions. Whether ...

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Historic Core Zone cash to stay in Bradford on Avon

Money promised for the Historic Core Zone project in Bradford on Avon by developers who want to build homes and offices at Kingston Farm be used for improving bus services to that end of the town. Bradford town councillors, welcomed the news when they wer...

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Arts Together in Bradford on Avon

K is a retired professional woman with dementia. She knows she is capable but is no longer sure what at. Her sense of loss is huge. Her husband cares for her and they go out and about, but this makes her feel dependant and useless. Since attending Arts To...

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Time to celebrate…

I’ve just received my copy of the St Laurence school newsletter and I have copied this extract written by the Head Teacher: “We were pleased to receive a letter a few days ago from the Department for Education, congratulating St Laurence staff, go...

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Big thank you to BOA Community Website

This is to say thank you to Richard for running the Community Website which he has built and maintained so efficiently and single handedly all these years, without funding and reliant purely on donations to the site. Its great asset to the town to be able...

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Bid to beat the traffic continues in Bradford

Cabinet member for highways John Thompson has reassured people in Bradford on Avon that Wiltshire Council will not treat them differently, despite them rejecting plans for the multi-million pound Historic Core Zone. John Thompson said that funding for the...

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To Have & To Hold Weddings

Company Name: To Have & To Hold Weddings Your Name: Katie Clark Company Address: 28 Woolley Street, Bradford-on-Avon, BA151AG Phone: +44 7500837008 Website: www.tohaveandtoholdweddings.co.uk Follow us via: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest Describe your bu...

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Voters reject Bradford on Avon's Historic Core Zone

Voters have rejected Bradford on Avon’s proposed Historic Core Zone by 1,669 votes to 1,315, seven years after plans were drawn up. Only 40 per cent of the town turned out to last night and there was a majority of 1669 votes against the pedestrian-f...

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Bradford on Avon Youth Centre

Opens Tuesday 10th February 13 – 19 years Admission 50p In partnership with Bradford on Avon Town Council Address – Bradford on Avon Community Centre, Frome Road, Wiltshire, BA15 1LE

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Club needs both Volunteers and additional funding

The Bradford on Avon Leg Club is 1 year old on the 10th February 2015. The Club needs both Volunteers and additional funding to support the social side and increase the number of treatment stations. If you are a local business and donate a raffle prize or...

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AskBoA: Graffiti in playground?

The new improved playground near Tithe Barn has not been long finished and it’s so sad to see it has already been graffiti’d. So disappointing. Anybody know anything?

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AskBoA: Westbury Gardens cafe?

Can anybody bring me – and perhaps others – up to speed with the status and future of the cafe in Westbury Gardens? Some of us understood the cafe to be a necessary evil if the Tourist Information Centre was to survive: I know people asked, e....

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Bradford On Avon Tennis Club

Bradford On Avon Tennis Club…. are seeking members for competitive match play in the Chippenham and District League. We currently have teams in Division 1 for ladies & mixed and Division 2 for the men’s & mixed B. Due to several members reloca...

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Poll announced for Bradford on Avon Historic Core Zone

Wiltshire Council has announced details of the Town Poll into the proposed Bradford on Avon Historic Core Zone scheme. Notices have been sent to all town residents notifying them of the poll which will be held on Thursday 5 February between 4pm and 9...

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Fears estate will ruin Holt village life

Villagers in Holt have criticised plans to build up to 98 homes on land off Melksham Road, saying it will extend the village and risk it losing its character and charm. Gladman Developments wrote to Holt Parish Council in December outlining its original p...

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Bradford on Avon Manor joins Hall of fame in BBC drama

Bradford on Avon and its surrounding areas are featured in the BBC drama Wolf Hall next week as its locations for historical backdrops were used for filming in June last year. The six-part series charts the rise of Thomas Cromwell who became King Henry VI...

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Award delights Bradford on Avon swimmer

Swimmer Michael Dorsman has been named as Bradford on Avon’s Young Sports Person of 2014 after his string of trophy successes. However, the modest 15-year-old could not understand why he had been nominated, let alone won the accolade. He said: “I felt...

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Small Grant Funding Available

NEW YEAR, NEW FUNDING South West Foundation does have some small grant funding available in two of our small grant programmes. Esmée Fairbairn Fund The Esmée Fairbairn Small Grant Fund is for small Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations offering s...

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Musical roots on show at Bradford for third year

BRADFORD Roots Music Festival is back celebrating its local music scene for the third year running this weekend. More than 40 acts at the Wiltshire Music Centre are likely to show the town has more than its fair share of talent, with familiar names like f...

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AskBoA: Is this why it's called the Shambles?

Always wondered why The Shambles was so called. What do you reckon? @boa_community Always wondered why The Shambles was so called. What do you reckon? pic.twitter.com/4DjFfuRnEp — Anna Wilson (@acwilsonwriter) January 8, 2015

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Lorry Watch successful prosecutions carry on. Jan 2015

On 5th January 2015, the following companies were prosecuted for contravening the Bradford on Avon Weight Restriction Order. Note larger gibes for repeated offences. Midland Freight Services Ltd (West Midlands) – fine £700, costs £200, Victim Surc...

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Winsley Broadband

Wiltshire Council has initiated a consultation on the future development and funding of Superfast Broadband in Rural Areas. The consultation closes on 12th January 2015. Winsley Parish Council has agreed a response and encourages residents who do not have...

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Bradford on Avon Historic Core Zone

Your Town Council and Wiltshire Council have been working on plans for the centre of Bradford on Avon. We know many of you feel intimidated by the traffic, so we have worked with local people and traffic consultants to design a scheme called the Historic ...

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Recycle your Christmas Tree

To recycle your Christmas Tree simply place alongside garden waste bin in January. If your tree is over 6ft tall please cut into manageable pieces. Alternatively, you may take your tree to one of Wiltshire Councils Household Recycling Centres. Community M...

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AskBoA: Have you seen our missing cat?

Our nine-month-old cat Oakley has gone missing from our home in Bradford Road, Winsley. He was last seen on December 9. He is a ginger tabby, very sweet, with a very long tail. If you may have seen him, please call me on 01225 868324.

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Bradford on Avon's Christmas tree one of the worst in UK

Other than being recognised as a historic market town, Bradford on Avon can now pride itself on having one of the UK’s most depressing Christmas trees. The ratings social media site Buzzfeed has put out a list of The 13 Worst Christmas Trees In Britain ...

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For Sale: Friends flat near Barcelona

Hi All, my names Richard and i live in Bradford on Avon. I’m writing as i have just come back from my friends place near Barcelona. She has asked me if i know anyone in BoA that may be interested in buying in her flat. She wants to sell as she is mo...

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Waste and recycling collections over Christmas

Garden waste collections will be suspended between Monday 22 December and Tuesday 6 January inclusive and will start again on Wednesday 7 January. Real Christmas trees can be left alongside your garden waste bin for collection on your scheduled collection...

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Bridal shop notches up third award

A boutique in Bradford on Avon has been named Best Bridal Retailer of the year in the South West for the third year in a row. Carina Baverstock Couture Bridal Boutique in Silver Street won the title at the Wedding Industry Awards, held at Kingscote Barn i...

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Hand over £12, man involved in £50k cannabis farm told

A man involved running a cannabis factory at a rural farm which could have produced more than £50,000 in drugs has been ordered to hand over £12.28p. Handyman Stephen James, 56, set up and equipped two shipping containers so they could be used for the ...

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Bradford on Avon carolers ready to hit pub trail

Carolers in Bradford on Avon kick off their annual pub singing trail on Sunday. The choir will sing in pubs across the town. The first pub sing-a-long will be at the Dandy Lion, on Market Street, on Sunday from 4pm. Visit www.bradfordonavoncarols.info Thi...

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AskBoA: Do you enjoy sketching?

Do you enjoy sketching and would you like to meet new people? I spotted a Sketching group in Bristol and thought it’d be a great idea to set up the same in Bradford on Avon (and surrounds) – meeting up, sketching, drinking tea, no egos, just i...

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AskBoA: Missing Cats Bath Road?

My 2 gorgeous cats have gone missing from home on Bath Road. Both male, around 5 years old. One is black with a blue collar and the other a pale ginger colour with a green collar. If you could check sheds/garages in the area it would be amazing. Please ca...

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Lorry Watch Prosecutions December

LATEST LORRY WATCH PROSECUTIONS Wiltshire Council v MGF (Trench Construction Systems) Ltd – Fine £500, costs £200, Victim surcharge £50 Wiltshire Council v Bartrums Haulage and Storage Ltd – fine £700, costs £200, Victim surcharge £70

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Getting Bradford on Avon tourism back on agenda

The tourism information centre in Bradford on Avon could make a comeback next month when the town council asks residents what they would like to see happen for tourism in the town. The centre closed because of a shortage of money at the end of October. Sh...

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Bradford on Avon school goes solar thanks to fundraising

Fitzmaurice Primary School can pride itself on being environmentally friendly after the installation of 46 new solar panels. The panels went on the roof of the Bradford on Avon school over half term, and at an assembly last Friday, those involved in the n...

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Anger at grass left to rot in Bradford on Avon

Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust says its volunteers have been left to clear up the mess in North Meadow on Pound Lane that’s been left behind by Wiltshire Council contractors. The group of 20 volunteers have had two clean ups and gathered more than ...

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BoA Computer Club

I would like to draw attention to the excellent, very experienced voluntary tutors who give their time every Monday afternoon from 2.00pm – 4.00pm at the Bradford on Avon Library.. I am personally indebted to the help I have received over the weeks ...

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Job: Part Time Work During Term Time

Lerwill Entertainment LLP is currently recruiting for 1 part time person to help with the marketing & telesales of Farmer Tim Stories. Hours can be flexible around school hours. Full training is given and the role is home based. Please feel free to lo...

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AskBoA: Cooking and craft courses?

I am interested in setting up a business delivering cooking course and art/ craft courses in Bradford on Avon. I need a venue and an idea of whether there would be demand for courses for children and adults. I am an experienced teacher and also a nutritio...

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Bradford is hoping for a rethink on its plans

Following Wiltshire Council’s announcement that Bradford on Avon would be removed from the community campus programme, Jim Lynch from the town’s Community Area Network says he is still hopeful that an alternative will be found. Mr Lynch has been heavi...

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Bradford on Avon hub is due to open soon

Progress on the planned community hub in Bradford on Avon means the facility could now be open in January. From left are Sue Glanville, Peter Dunford, steering group chairman Cllr Laurie Brown, Sue Lowther and John Hutchinson The Hub@BA15 centre will be i...

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Funding for computer equipment

If you are looking for computer equipment to help people get online, learn how to send emails or use the internet to help them in their everyday lives then Wiltshire Council’s Wiltshire Online project may be able to help. The Area Boards and Wiltshire O...

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Bradford crisis squad formed for emergency help

A recruitment campaign has been launched in Bradford on Avon, to enlist community emergency volunteers for civil emergencies such as flooding. Paul Robertson, who is leading the recruitment drive, hopes 30 people will sign up to provide additional “boot...

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20splentyboa need you!!

20’s Plenty Where People Live Bradford on Avon SHAM SCRUTINY Unless we respond quickly and vocally 20mph in Bradford could become a distant dream. We have just read the shameful scrutiny report released this week by the 20mph scrutiny task group at ...

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Boris the adventuring tortoise

Please could the person who rang me re someone finding a tortoise in Westwood get back in touch? I did not hear from the said person who was going to ring. Many thanks Heather 07545 550671.

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AskBoA: Stag Boat Parties on the K&A?

Has anyone else in BoA had problems with stag boat parties in and around Bradford on Avon? They come through BoA lock on Friday early eve and head towards Avoncliff. I know many boaters have had problems, i just wondered if anybody else has? (This is in t...

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