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Mums drive for 20mph limit in Bradford on Avon

A campaign to slow traffic to 20mph through Bradford on Avon has been backed by town councillors. Members of the council’s town management committee voted unanimously for 20mph limits across the town. Tuesday’s meeting was asked to support a call for ...

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Bradford man charged over three burglaries

A Bradford on Avon man has been charged with three counts of burglary. Matthew Edward Reynolds, 38, of Bancroft, was due at North West Wiltshire Magistrates Court, in Chippenham, this week on charges relating to an overnight burglary, in Marston Road, Tro...

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A few places still available at Seedlings and Peapods

Educational charity Hollyhocks was established in 1999 and operates from beautiful premises in Monkton Farleigh, providing a supportive environment for the holistic development of children. The Kindergarten offers unique pre-school educational experiences...

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Bradford on Avon vicar ready for different ideas

Bradford on Avon’s newest vicar is raring to get to work in her parish and looking forward to getting to know the town. The Rev Ann Keating, the new parish priest for the Benefice of North Bradford on Avon and Villages, moved into the Winsley rectory la...

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Neighbourhood Plan Receives Funding

Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group are very pleased to have received a grant from the Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning programme (delivered by Locality). The amount received is £6,837.00 Resources from the Town Council a...

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Big thank you for this incredible web site

Just wanted to thank you for all the great information you include on your website. I have just purchased a home in your lovely town, moving from Canada in Nov and am excited by all BOA has to offer, it certainly influenced my decision, well done

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Bradford on Avon show blooms in new venue

Bradford on Avon’s annual flower show proved as popular as ever, despite having to move to a new venue. Refurbishment work at St Margaret’s Hall left organisers having to swap to Christ Church Primary School in Berryfield Road. Mayor John Potter, who ...

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BoA Area Board to discuss new Wiltshire 20 mph policy

Wiltshire Council’s Bradford on Avon Area Board next meets on Wednesday 18 September at St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon. The meeting starts at 6.30 for 7pm and all are welcome. Area Board papers here http://cms.wiltshire.gov.uk/ieListDocument...

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Christmas is coming – too fast for many!

Christmas is coming – too fast for many! Most people, even if they do not bother with decorations at any other time of year, take pride in making their homes attractive for the Festive Season. However, even the best home makers run out of ideas or rely ...

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The Fall Ball Fundraiser Evening 12th October 2013

An exciting new event joins the local annual charity fundraiser calendar this autumn with the first Fall Ball on October 12th at the Lansdown Hall, Trowbridge, from 7pm onwards. The black-tie event for up to 250 guests promises to be a great night out for...

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Bradford on Avon floral show looms

Entries for the Bradford on Avon Flower Show, at Christ Church School from 2pm to 4.30pm next Sunday, will close on Thursday. Forms are available from the town council and Tourist Information Centre. This is Wiltshire

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PETITION – Charge for plastic bags

Petition Charge for plastic bags Come and sign the petition outside PIHA in Lamb Yard Bradford on Avon Friday 30th August Morning before it goes off to our MP. We have 950 signatures – help make it 1000! Plastic carrier bags create litter and pollution ...

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Bradford on Avon meeting over hall renovation issues

Bradford on Avon Town Council meets on Tuesday to discuss ongoing issues with the floor in St Margaret’s Hall. Pits were discovered under the floor at the foyer end of the hall last month and it was decided to scan the floor with radar to look for furth...

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Step out for Bradford on Avon's walking festival

Walkers of all abilities will once again be gathering in Bradford on Avon next month to take part in the three-day Festival of Walking. The festival, in its second year, will run from September 6-8 and people will be able to explore the countryside and le...

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Connecting Wiltshire

In July 2012, Wiltshire Council secured £4.5 million through the government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund to improve transport services and transport information in Wiltshire. These improvements include: Working with First Great Western to provide...

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Sort our lorry rat run, say Bradford on Avon protestors

Campaigners in Woolley Street near Bradford on Avon are fighting back after years of disruption from speeding vehicles and large lorries through their historic hamlet. Friends of Woolley was set up seven years ago with the aim to conserve and enhance the ...

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Return of The Duchess

BRADFORD on Avon artist Paul Emsley will be welcoming home his portrait of The Duchess of Cam-bridge when it is moved to The Holburne Museum in Bath next month. The first official painting of the duchess, entitled HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, was unveile...

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Now Winsley gets a taste for edible planters

After the success of Bradford on Avon’s Incredible Edibles scheme, Winsley is looking for people to help them create their own edible planters. Lamb Yard, in Bradford on Avon, has housed several plants, including strawberries, blueberries and herbs, in ...

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Seven prosecutions for Lorry Watch

The following companies were fined £700 and ordered to pay £75 costs to Wiltshire Council and £70 victim surcharges. John Miller Ltd, Dumfries John Hackling Transport Ltd, Gloucestershire Arnold Laver & Co Ltd , Sheffield Hickman Industries Ltd, Wo...

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Repairs setback for refurbishment of Bradford on Avon hall

A series of setbacks has hit refurbishment plans at St Margaret’s Hall in Bradford on Avon, after problems with the roof and floor were discovered when work began. The project budget stood at £790,000 when builders started in June and the revamp – wh...

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Police boss praises Bradford on Avon Lorry Watch

Achievements of Bradford on Avon’s Lorry Watch scheme have been applauded by the Wiltshire and Swindon Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson, on a visit to the town. Volunteers from the group have taken shifts on the Town Bridge, tallying vehic...

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Winsley campaigners claim victory in battle over buses

Campaigners in Winsley, who petitioned against cuts to their bus services, have got the runs re-routed. First UK buses 264 and 265 changed routes on July 28, dropping stops in Bradford Road, by Ashley Lane, on the bypass, near Dane Rise. Residents were qu...

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Link2Nature: small grants launched

Bill Blumsom, is the new Coordinator for Link2Nature, the Wiltshire and Swindon Local Nature Partnership. Since taking up the role, Bill has been completing activities in preparation for the launch of the Small Grants Fund. These preparations are now comp...

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Community Wellbeing Topic Group

The Community Wellbeing Topic Group of Bradford on Avon’s Neighbourhood Plan is currently seeking information from the town’s schools, clubs and organisations which contribute to community wellbeing. They are looking to gather the following in...

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Lorry Watch Prosecution July 2013

A further four prosecutions took place at Swindon Magistrates Court on the 22nd July. Poundland Cool Solutions Ltd Harsco Infrastructure Ltd were all fined £450 each + costs William Dillan was fined £160 + costs

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Roll back the years with Bradford on Avon shop exhibition

An exhibition showcasing shop life in Bradford on Avon in the 1950s is on display in the town this month. Organiser and freelance writer Stephanie Laslett, of Market Street, created the Brylcreem and Broken Biscuits photographic exhibition last year for t...

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Wiltshire Policy on 20MPH Speed Limits and Zones

Please find details of the long-awaited Wiltshire Draft Policy on 20 mph Speed Limits and Zones and note that this is now subject to 8 weeks consultation with town and parish councils and the general public until 20 September 2013. The matter will be on t...

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Bradford on Avon's call for achievers

Bradford on Avon Town Council is calling for nominations for the annual Town Achievement Award, which is presented to a resident of the town who has given an outstanding service to the community during the previous year, whether it be in a private or publ...

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Launch of Bradford on Avon Bike Night!

This Thursday will see the launch of Bradford on Avon’s ‘Bike Night’ at the Canal Tavern for bikers from Bradford on Avon and the surrounding areas who want to meet up with other motorbike owners and enthusiasts.

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Giant scarf unravelled as Dorothy House fundraiser

A giant scarf made in aid of Winsley’s Dorothy House Hospice was rolled out last Sunday. The super garment, which is 3,000m long, has been made by a team of hundreds of volunteers who have been knitting segments and donating wool. The project was launch...

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Bradford on Avon Friends of Palestine seek hosts and funds

The trustees of the recently formed Bradford on Avon friends of Palestine (“BOAFOP”) are facilitating the visit of a twenty strong troupe of teenage Palestinian dancers to the Bradford area for a week in October. Most of the dancers, who are from the ...

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St Laurence teacher heads off on charity trek

A geography teacher from St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon will be cycling from Land’s End to John o’Groats as soon as the summer term ends to raise money for Cancer Research. Will Penny, 31, sets off on Monday with his two friends from universit...

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Looking for childcare or preschool education?

If so, please contact the Childcare Information Service at Wiltshire Council. We can provide information about Ofsted registered nurseries, preschools, childminders, breakfast clubs, after school clubs and school holiday clubs. Please search online or p...

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Wanted: Front Of House Volunteers

Front Of House Volunteer Wiltshire Music Centre About the opportunity ‘The other volunteers, and the staff, are a joy to work with. It is like a family and it is so nice to be part of.’ As a registered charity, the Wiltshire Music Centre has a...

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Varn Media

Company Name: Varn Media Your name: Tom Vaughton Company Address: The Old Brewery, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1NF Phone: 01225 439960 Website: www.varnmedia.co.uk Describe your business We are a performance driven website design and search engine marketi...

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Iconic Walks

The Iconic Walks Challenge 2013 Wiltshire is open to all Get Wiltshire Walking members and is designed not only to help activity levels, but also increase people’s knowledge of the county. There are still three walks left this year in Cricklade, Westbur...

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Wiltshire Scullers – St. Laurence

Wiltshire Scullers rowing club has been operating on the water between Bradford and Staverton for over 4 years now. The club has had many members from St. Laurence and aims to put out age group crews from St. Laurence. It would be brilliant to have 100 ju...

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Bradford Rowing Club faces golden future

Bradford on Avon Rowing Club has seen such a huge rise in interest since Ed McKeever’s gold medal success at the Olympics that they plan to expand their facilities. The club, formed in 1873, hopes to create a traditional, multipurpose boathouse for use ...

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Lloyds Bank vow to stay on in Bradford

LLOYDS Bank in Bradford on Avon is reassuring customers that it will remain open and won’t be following in HSBC’s footsteps. HSBC announced last month that it is closing its Bradford on Avon Branch in Church Street on September 13. Liz Tucker, bank ma...

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Green call for 5p carrier charge

PETITION TO CHARGE FOR PLASTIC BAGS IN ENGLAND – PLEASE SIGN Following the showing of ”Plastic Shores” at our June meeting, the decision was taken to launch a petition to urge England to follow Wales, Ireland and now Scotland and make a 5p charg...

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Funding for Bradford on Avon

The Colonel William Llewellen Palmer Educational Charity is now inviting applications for funding to help schools, groups and individuals in Bradford on Avon. If you have a project that meets any of the following criteria you are eligible to apply. To pro...

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The Friends of The Strips

FRIENDS OF THE STRIPS – Family Fun Day 2013 First, thankyou to everyone who participated in our public consultation. We have almost finished digesting the results and will publish an updated Wood Management Plan on our website shortly. We are holding ou...

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Swings or roundabout for Winsley children

Children in Winsley are being asked if they would like to replace the roundabout in the White Horse Road Playground with another piece of equipment. The roundabout needs repairing and the parish council want to hear if the children would like a change. An...

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Bradford on Avon school ready for expansion

PUPILS at Fitzmaurice Primary School in Bradford on Avon will benefit from three new classrooms as work is to start on an extension to expand the school. An old classroom will be transformed into a new staff room and the old staff room will be turned into...

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Minna Gillham Young Sports Person of the Year Award 2013

Do you know a young person under the age of 18, resident in Bradford on Avon, who has excelled at any sport or a young person who has contributed to sport in the community? If you do the Town Council would like to know about them. The Minna Gillham Award ...

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Bradford on Avon teens volunteer for Indian visit

Two former St Laurence School students from Bradford on Avon will be spending the summer in India gaining skills for the future while helping people with leprosy and disabled orphans. Alex Tate and Frances Jones, both 19, will be staying in Thoothukudi, S...

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£5,000 extension shock for Bradford on Avon man

Householder Steven Williams is warning others of the extra costs of building an extension after having to dig up his garden to divert a sewer. Mr Williams, 58, of Southleigh, Bradford on Avon, wanted to build a two-storey extension but it overlapped the l...

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New mobile library timetables

Wiltshire Council has just released the latest mobile library timetables bringing further improvements to this highly valued local service. You can download your local timetable here. or, you can find your nearest mobile library stop here. There are 4 mob...

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Free eBooks from your local Library

Did you know that Wiltshire’s libraries now offer a free eBook service?  No? Surprised in these hyper-commercial times that you can still get something for nothing? Well here is everything you need to know about Wiltshire’s free (yes free) eBook serv...

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Measles roadshow in primary schools

Wiltshire Council is taking its measles roadshow to primary schools in areas where children are most at risk of catching the disease. Teams will be visiting Tidworth, Bradford on Avon, Pewsey and Laverstock over the next 2 weeks to help raise awareness of...

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Outdoor Fun Food & Fitness

If you want to volunteer outdoors, please come and visit the Bradford on Avon Community Agriculture field and support this amazing community project! We have regular drop in days on Wednesday mornings 9-12 and Sundays 11-2. We also have monthly Field Days...

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Click here to add / showcase your BoA business

Do you have a business in Bradford on Avon? Whether you work from a shop, office, garden shed or even a canal boat we would love to hear from you. Here at the BoA Community website we want to celebrate and showcase the diversity of businesses in and aroun...

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Success for Bradford on Avon vineyard

Quoins Organic Vineyard in Bradford on Avon has won a silver award from the UK Vinegrowers Association. The Orion white wine from the Soil Association certified vineyard has won awards for the last six years running. The wine was selected by blind tasting...

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Man sought following canal thefts

Wiltshire Police are looking to speak to Allan Campbell, in relation to a number of canal boat burglaries from across the county. The 39-year-old is described as white, 6’ 2” tall, of proportionate build and has numerous tattoos on his arms, hands, ch...

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Proposed changes to the Zig Zag bus service BOA

Closing date 2 August 2013 Wiltshire Council is reviewing the Zig Zag bus service and is inviting views on the proposed changes, which it is intended will be introduced in January 2014. The consultation materials can be viewed here http://www.wiltshire.go...

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Community Speedwatch: Latest Update

Angus McPherson, Wiltshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has today written to all local Community Speedwatch groups updating them on progress following his review of the scheme. The letter is set out in full below. Wiltshire Community Speedwatch ̵...

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HSBC to close Bradford on Avon branch

The HSBC bank in Bradford on Avon is closing down due to a decline in customers. The branch in Church Street will close on September 13 and customers will be forced to use the branch in Fore Street, Trowbridge, or their local Post Office. A spokesperson f...

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Wiltshire Online Programme – news update

The Wiltshire Online programme has the overall aim of removing the barriers to getting online for the residents of Wiltshire. Cost, skills and infrastructure have been identified as the three biggest barriers and progress is being made to remove all three...

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Bradford on Avon restoration on track for rail award

The Bradford on Avon station footbridge restoration is to be entered into next year’s National Railway Heritage Trust awards when completed. The footbridge was lifted out several weeks ago and sent to a foundry in Plymouth for repair. After it was re-in...

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Bradford on Avon teenager takes IF plea to No10

A teenager from Bradford on Avon has represented Save the Children at 10 Downing Street, as part of the Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign, as his delegation posed a question to Microsoft founder Bill Gates. St Laurence sixth form student Chris Lauder w...

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Scouts on cash drive with car wash in Bradford on Avon

Bradford on Avon Scouts weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty when they opened their own car wash in the station car park. Around 25 boys raised £400 after washing 50 cars, with the money going towards attending the international Jamboree in Cornwall...

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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...

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Bradford on Avon's Olympic postbox gets a golden touch-up

The golden postbox in Bradford on Avon is being repainted gold this week as part of Royal Mail’s nationwide project to strip back and repaint all 100 of its Olympic monuments in the United Kingdom. The contractors from Bell Group UK had to use two under...

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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...

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Double Lorry Watch Prosecution June 2013

Maxi Haulage Ltd were fined £500 for one offence of crossing the bridge on 22nd January 2013 and ordered to pay £75 costs and a £50 victim surcharge. A total of £625. Elliott Group Ltd crossed the bridge on 17th December 2012 and were fined £250 and ...

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BoA Cycle Network – first section about to be installed.

We now have the funding secured for the very first section of the BoA Cycle Network. It will link the Trowbridge Road and Moulton Drive to Fitzmaurice Primary School, via Southway Road, Palairet Close and Poulton. Back in March The Town Council approved ...

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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 ...

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Sports Awards

It’s Time to Nominate for the 2013 Wiltshire and Swindon Sports Awards! The Wiltshire and Swindon Sports Awards are now open for nominations. Now is the time to recognise the achievements of your athletes, club, coaches or volunteers by submitting a nom...

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Jobs: Full-time PHP/WordPress Developer

Varn Media is a unique company that combines website design and development with search engine marketing and website statistical analysis. Our aim is always to make our clients’ websites more profitable and out perform their competitors. We’ve bee...

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Holt and Bradford on Avon hit by weekend burglary spree

Holt and Bradford Avon residents were hit by a spate of burglaries and thefts over the weekend. In Holt seven garages, two sheds and two homes were targeted overnight from Friday to Saturday . Items taken included a £1,000 bike from a garage in Leigh Roa...

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Winsley villagers get a say in their future

People in Winsley are being encouraged to have their say about the village, so volunteers can proceed with its Neighbourhood Plan. The plan, initiated by Winsley Parish Council, aims to develop a shared vision for the village. It will enable people to cho...

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Keep Fit in the Woods

Coppicing hazel and stacking wood, strimming woodland paths or the medlar orchard, mowing – the opportunities are endless – have you moved to a smaller garden in Bradford and miss the buzz of a large space? Are you in between jobs and need som...

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Fallen tree causes backlog on Bradford canal

A fallen tree that struck a boat blocked navigation on the Kennet and Avon Canal at Bradford on Avon for 13 hours last week. A 12 metre rotten willow tree fell across the canal near the Bradford on Avon lock at 11.30pm last Thursday, causing damage to the...

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Have you applied for Area Board funding?

Are you a looking for funding for a community project? If the answer is yes, then you may be eligible for funding from your local area board. Wiltshire’s community area grants scheme provides up to £5,000 to help fund facilities, equipment and other ca...

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