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Fitzmaurice Solar School

Fitzmaurice School is making great progress with its quest to raise £16,000 for a 40 panel solar PV installation through the 10:10 Solar Schools scheme. More than £2,000 is already in the fund after just 5 weeks, that’s enough for 5 panels. Severa...

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Car stolen from garage in Bradford on Avon

A silver Citroen C3 Picasso was stolen from a detached garage in Budbury Close, Bradford on Avon, between 6.20pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday. Intruders found the car keys in a coat pocket in the garage. A Makita drill set was also stolen. If anyone has...

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Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan Approval

The Bradford on Avon Steering Group are pleased to inform you that the designation of Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Area has been approved. To view the full report please visit Wiltshire Council’s website by clicking here. BoA Neighbourhood Plan

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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 ...

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For Sale: Baby items for sale

I have a moses basket + stand for sale which is in good condition. Great for travelling. Suitable for up to 6 months old. Also some bed sheets to go with it. £10. Tel: 01225 865659

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Bradford on Avon taxi firm fears

THE owner of a taxi firm in Bradford on Avon is concerned for the future of his business as plans for a new mixed-use building on the site he operates from have been accepted. Plans for the three-storey building, which could be used as a fitness centre, o...

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What's it like to own an electric car?

I’ve been driving a Renault Zoe fully electric car for four months now. I’ve put a review on the Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon website, so if you’ve been wondering whether an electric car would work for you, follow the link http://cl...

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November prosecutions for Lorry Watch

Wiltshire Council v Stan Robinson (Stafford) Ltd A Lorry Watch case (Bradford on Avon town bridge). The company pleaded guilty and were fined £500 , ordered to pay £100 costs and a £50 Victim Surcharge Wiltshire Council v Currie European Transport Ltd ...

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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

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Local fudge Man wins Bath Good Food Award

Local Bradford on Avon entrepreneur Paul Stewart, last night (Sunday 17th November) won best confectioner at the Bath Good Food Awards held at a Gala Ball at the Bath Racecourse. He fought off stiff competition in Bath to win this converted award. Paul cr...

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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

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Family cycling holiday

FAMILY CYCLING HOLIDAY ! Here’s a chance to take part in your own mini Tour de France around Bradford on Avon’s beautiful twin town Sully-sur-Loire. You are invited to take part in a holiday especially tailored to suit families with children/ young pe...

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It’s a new posting for Bradford Scouts

Scouts in Bradford on Avon will spread festive cheer by organising a Christmas post service for the BA15 postcode. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers from 1st Bradford on Avon Scout Group, along with their leaders and parents, will sell specially designe...

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Heavy traffic's on the rise, say Bradford Lorry Watch group

The Lorry Watch group in Bradford on Avon is seeing a spiralling increase in trucks through the town, despite a successful two-year campaign of prosecutions. The news comes in the week an seven-axle transporter lorry tried to cross the Town Bridge on Mond...

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More than Jam and Jerusalem! New WI in Bradford-on-Avon

The Women’s Institute goes back nearly a hundred years and is the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK. It plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a ...

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Jobs: Wiltshire Police are looking for new recruits

On Tuesday 12 November Wiltshire Police will once again be offering opportunities for people who are seeking a career as a police officer. The last recruitment campaign took place in January this year and applicants were given a small window of time in wh...

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Research unearths secrets of Winsley's past

A project carried out by Bradford on Avon Museum has revealed that a part of Winsley could have been abandoned hundreds of years ago. The museum was given £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund last December to uncover details of ancient fields and settl...

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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....

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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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Man injured in Bradford hit-and-run

A man has been seriously injured after a hit-and-run in Bradford on Avon last night. Wiltshire Police have appealed for witnesses after a car failed to stop after hitting a man outside the Beef and Barge on Trowbridge Road at 9.44pm. PC Gary Treherne said...

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Bradford on Avon GP gets set for ocean challenge

GP Nell Wyatt says she is preparing for the challenge of her life after being chosen to take part in two legs of the gruelling round-the- world Clipper Race. Dr Wyatt, of the Bradford on Avon and Melksham Partnership, is preparing for the 40,000-mile boat...

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Ideas that will inspire you

Insipring ideas really can motivate communities to try new things. Don’t take my word for it, watch this short film and see for yourself:  watch a short film featuring some of Wiltshire’s most inspiring projects here. Wiltshire is such a wonderful ...

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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!

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Bradford to host Gardener's Question Time

THE team behind Bradford on Avon’s Secret Gardens Festival will host BBC Radio Four’s Gardeners’ Question Time at the Wiltshire Music Centre next month. Members will join eight gardening clubs from Bath and will put questions to the panel when the ...

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Exhibit a Christmas tree in Bradford on Avon

Local clubs, charities and organisations are once again open to exhibit a Christmas tree at the Holy Trinity Church Christmas Tree Festival in Bradford on Avon. They can decorate the tree with a theme based on what they do and each tree will have a notice...

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Take to the Bradford on Avon hills for charity

Runners of all abilities are being encouraged to take part in next month’s Over The Hills race to raise money for Alzheimer’s Support and Bradford on Avon Lions Club. Now in its 20th year, the 12km race starts and finishes at the Tithe Barn in Bradfor...

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Know about a successful project?

Do you know about a community-led project that has delivered a real community benefit? If so why not add the project to Wiltshire’s brand new project bank. The project bank will contain hundreds of inspiring practical community-led projects that can be ...

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Bradford on Avon pub forced to shut its doors

The Bunch of Grapes pub in Bradford on Avon has closed, after the new tenant left suddenly several weeks after moving in. The Silver Street pub is owned by Young’s. Tenant Steve Culverhouse moved in two months ago, introducing homemade breads and cakes ...

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Man arrested after Westwood drugs raid

A man was arrested on suspicion of cultivation and intent to supply after police raided a property in Westwood on Sunday, at 8.30am, and discovered a quantity of cannabis and cocaine. About 76 cannabis plants were seized, plus what is believed to be cocai...

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Wanted: Concrete floor cleaning machine?

Does anyone out there have a machine to clean concrete – huge dusty floor which needs a water cleaner that also hoovers at the same time We are trying to clean the Vaults before we get in there for Christmas If you know of someone who has such a machine...

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Bradford on Avon man remanded over burglary allegations

A man accused of breaking into three homes has been remanded in custody. Matthew Reynolds is said to have raided one house in Trowbridge and two in Bradford on Avon, making off with electrical items and cash. No charges were formally put to the 38-year-ol...

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Job: Health trainers £16,998 – £17,980 pa

Wiltshire Council is seeking to employ enthusiastic members of staff to join the public health team as health trainers. Health trainers support people in taking responsibility for improving their own health. This might include support on healthy eating (o...

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“Your Community in 300 Words” Free, Writing Competition

This October and November wfcap (The Wiltshire Forum of Community Area Partnerships) invite you to enter our free, writing competition for residents of Wiltshire. The idea is to celebrate Wiltshire; its environment, heritage and the vibrant communities li...

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Wanted: Looking for accommodation

We are a couple in our late 50’s looking to rent self- contained accommodation in the Bradford on Avon area while we undertake a house refurbishment. Ideally we need something available for a 3 month period starting early to Mid-November. We will consid...

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Snappy Fairtrade tribute of Bradford on Avon

Bradford on Avon’s Fairtrade group has produced an eyecatching postcard to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the town having Fairtrade status. The postcard is a montage of pictures of the town, donated by local photographer Andrew Eberlin, and on the b...

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Community rallies to save Limpley Stoke pub

Team spirit is the order of the day for one pub in Limpley Stoke as residents and the village parish council join forces to make it a community asset. Last week, the Limpley Stoke Parish Council made an application for the Hop Pole Inn to be listed as an ...

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Revamped Skate park Unveiled!

The revamped skate park at Poulton – featuring new sheet metal, boxed in structures, grip paint, re-sprayable graffiti walls and improved safety features – was unveiled this week. See photo! There are also plans to replace the damaged bin and ...

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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

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Man injured trying to save car from Bradford on Avon blaze

A man suffered burns to his head and smoke inhalation after trying to save his car from his blazing garage in Leigh Road, Bradford on Avon, today. Four fire crews from Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, Corsham and Melksham were called to the fire at 11.30am, ...

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Bradford hairdressers cut a deal

Two hairdressers from Bradford on Avon who remained friends after working together for eight years have joined forces. Pat Wicheard, 50, owned Chop N Change hairdressers in Huntingdon Street for 34 years but decided to sell her business as she wanted to d...

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Stars unveil Miles Kington memorial bench

Stars Joanna Lumley and Terry Jones celebrated the life of their late friend and journalist Miles Kington on Sunday when they opened his memorial bench at the Dundas Aqueduct. Friends, family, colleagues and admirers gathered on the towpath of the Kennet ...

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Help shape the future

Local people are being asked to take five minutes to help shape the future of Wiltshire. If you want to make a difference and have a say about the future, please complete this simple online survey by clicking on the link below: [button color=coffee size=...

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Bradford on Avon Museum's up for discussion

From September, we are starting up a new Museum group for Members.  The Discussion Group will be held on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room.  These informal sessions are FREE to Members and will cover a broad range ...

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We are looking for inspirational individuals

The Employment & Skills Team at Wiltshire Council are running many different activities under a Wiltshire Skills 4 Success Programme, one of these is with Primary Schools in Wiltshire. We are looking for inspirational individuals (e.g. authors, artist...

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Bradford on Avon grant to help with neighbourhood plan

Bradford on Avon’s Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has received a £6,837 grant from Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning programme to help with professional assistance with the writing of a draft plan. The grant will also be used to cover...

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Demand for clothes shops

A CUSTOMER survey conducted by Bradford on Avon’s Chamber of Commerce and Bradford on Avon Community Area Network has revealed that people would like to see more clothes shops in the town. The town’s 2013 footfall count has reduced by about 30 per cen...

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Bradford groups get help for dancers, furniture and climate

Grants have been awarded to organisations and charities by Bradford on Avon Town Council A £500 cheque will go to Bradford on Avon Friends of Palestine, to help fund a visit by Palestine dancers next month. The same sum will go to Group Five, to supply n...

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Bradford on Avon councillor chosen

Conservative candidate Mike Roberts has been elected as town councillor for Bradford on Avon North Ward to fill the vacancy following the death of Cllr Ambrose Stickney. Voter turnout was 25.21 per cent. This is Wiltshire

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Hospice’s work will be backed by new lodges

Building work is due to begin early next month on two community lodges in the grounds of Dorothy House Hospice in Winsley. The two lodges have been part-funded by a £462,497 grant from NHS England and will enable the hospice to provide a safe, home-from-...

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Somerset Care links with Carer Support Wiltshire

Somerset Care Wiltshire base is delighted to be working with Carer Support Wiltshire to offer free training to unpaid carers! Our new staff induction programme offers a range of topics lasting 2-3 hours. Run on a fortnightly basis, unpaid carers are welco...

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Bradford campaigners celebrate bag charge pledge

Green campaigners in Bradford on Avon have welcomed Government plans for a 5p charge on plastic bags from 2015. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg told Liberal Democrats at their autumn conference, in Glasgow, about the plans. Climate Friendly Bradford on A...

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Funding available for village hall IT equipment!

Village halls are vital to local communities and as the world changes, so village halls are looking to the future.  Many village halls now offer wireless broadband access, projectors, screens and sound systems.  This makes the halls useful for conferenc...

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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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