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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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AskBoA: Missing Cat?

Norris has been missing in the Market Street area since the 6th of November. He is grey with a white neck and feet. He is very inquisitive and may have found his way into a shed or outbuilding, he is also a regular in the Dandy Lion Pub. If you have seen ...

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AskBoA: Serjeant Llewellyn Monger?

My Great Grandfather, Llewellyn William Stewart Monger, a Sargeant in the Durham Light Infantry, was killed in WW1 on the Somme. He left a widow and infant child, my father, at home in South Shields. My grandmother re-married and there has never been any ...

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Anger at state of town roads

Resident complains over failure to clear out drains and gullies ROADS in Bradford on Avon are being left to degenerate says angry Tom Mercer, who has complained to Wiltshire Council about how the drains and gullies in his road remain uncleared. Mr Mercer,...

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Crime down in Bradford, board told

CRIME is down by nearly a quarter in Bradford on Avon in a year, according to figures for the town’s Area Board meeting on Wednesday. A police update says overall crime is 22.4 per cent lower than the same period last year, while house burglaries had dr...

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Fun and practical Mandarin lessons for children and adults

Native Chinese speaker, fluent in English. I have been a teacher for the last 13 years teaching English and Mandarin. I offer Mandarin lessons with fun and practical teaching methods to children and adults at a very affordable rate, catering for your need...

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Bradford on Avon Author Reinvents the Gothic Novel

Peter Foreman, of Bradford on Avon, launches his dramatic novel ‘Pisuktuk the Wanderer’ on 14th November 2014, available on Amazon. The sinister book brings a startling twenty-first century twist to Mary Shelley’s famous gothic novel, &#...

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AskBoA: Have you seen Boris the tortoise?

A Bradford on Avon family has renewed an appeal for missing tortoise, Boris. The tortoise has been missing since July 15. Anyone who can help should contact owner Heather Clark on 07545 550671. This is Wiltshire

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Financial difficulties shut Tourist Information Centre

THE Tourist Information Centre in Bradford on Avon has closed its doors to the public due to financial difficulties. Town councillors were told on Tuesday that the Tourism Association held an extraordinary general meeting last Thursday at which it was agr...

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The next BoA Business Breakfast

The next Bradford on Avon business breakfast will take place at the newly refurbished boathouse, located at Bradford on Avon Marina 8am on Thursday 13th November at the boathouse, Bradford on Avon Marina. The format will be the same as before – info...

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Christmas lights switch-on date

Bradford on Avon’s Christmas lights switch-on is Friday, November 21, at 6pm in Westbury Gardens. Late night shopping follows until 8pm. It marks the start of the Festival of Christmas 2014, including choirs, entertainment, Santa’s grotto and a Santa ...

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Lorry Watch Sept and Oct. Prosecutions

8th September 2014 Wiltshire Council v Kenneth Howley Transport Ltd  (West Yorkshire) Fine = £650    Costs = £200   VS = 65 Wiltshire Council v DHL Supply Chain Ltd (Milton Keynes) Fine = £1800    Costs = £500   VS = £65 20th October 2014 ...

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AskBoA: Does anybody know a local plumber?

Hi there Does anybody know a plumber / handyman who will help with some small plumbing jobs. Changing taps and adding an isolator to one tap pipe. I’ve tried to call plumbers, but as its a small job, many just don’t reply. My place is rented o...

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Be Creative Fair

The Be Creative Fair is a new Arts & Crafts event for Bradford on Avon. Alongside showcasing a wide range of artists and makers original works and crafts to enjoy and buy; there will be some “learn how to” workshops as well. For everyone who enjoy...

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Bradford on Avon families call for end to parking nightmare

Residents who live next to Wiltshire Music Centre and St Laurence School say they are running out of options to stop cars blocking their driveways. People living in Churches say they have seen an increase in drivers causing havoc in the road that leads to...

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Avonfield Gardens

After six years of trading from Holt Road in Bradford on Avon James and Matthew have relocated Avonfield Gardens to new larger premises benefitting from much safer access on Marsh Road in Hilperton, postcode is BA14 7PL. Telephone number (from 17 October)...

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Huge response to waste collection consultation

More than15,000 residents have had their say on the future of kerbside garden waste collection, the most responses ever to a Wiltshire Council consultation. The consultation, which began on 1 July 2014, asked residents to have their say on the future of k...

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New Garden Centre to open end of October

Our new garden centre will be opening at the end of October. Do not hestitite to come and have a browse. We are based on the Holt Road opposite the cemetery. We also have Ace our local dog groomers, Eva’s Kitchen, a locally sourced cafe, Our own bou...

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The Town Council Needs You? Tackle graffiti.

The Town Council wants to tackle the problem of graffiti in the Town and is setting up a Task Force Group of volunteers to remove it. Would you be interested in joining to keep the Town looking at its best? Materials and training will be provided to all v...

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Bradford on Avon fireworks night under threat

Bradford on Avon’s annual fireworks display is at risk of cancellation this year if the committee does not find more members to help organise the popular event. Every year, the BOA Fireworks Committee – made up of parents of pupils attending Chris...

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Nominate Bradford's outstanding citizen

Bradford on Avon Town Council is calling for nominations for the annual Town Achievement Award. It is presented to a town resident who has given outstanding service to the community during the previous year, in a private or public capacity. Email the town...

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Job: Looking for twice monthly cleaner

Can you recommend a cleaner who is reliable capable and thorough. Perhaps you have someone helping you who needs extra hours – maybe you’re moving away or downsizing and don’t require as much help. Be grateful if you could give me a call...

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BoA Lorry watch facing cutbacks

Bradford on Avon’s Lorry Watch scheme faces drastic cutbacks as it becomes a victim of its own success, unless the town council can step in. Lorry Watch currently runs all year thanks to about 40 volunteers who take shifts on the Town Bridge, tallying v...

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AskBoA: Station car park Fines – what do you think?

30th September 2014. I was fined £25.00 for parking on a free parking Sunday ‘beyond the Bay markings’ laid out at the station car park Bradford on Avon. 5 other vehicles also had fines placed on their windscreens. As the car park was full except for...

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Hope of longer Post Office hours in Bradford

Post Office hours in Bradford on Avon will be longer if the decision for a new open-plan branch goes ahead. Winsley Road Post Office, located in the Co-op store, currently has a separate screened counter but the proposed changes will see it replaced with ...

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AskBoA: Spanish Tuition Required?

Hi. Can anyone point me in the direction of a Spanish Language Teacher in Bradford on Avon. Two of us would like a few hours a week help with our Learn Spanish Course. Happy to discuss rates & times. Initial reply to this post as first line of contact...

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AskBoA: Missing Ginger and White Cat?

Our 6 year old cat Alfie went missing from Bath Road on the 14th September. He is ginger and white with a ginger patch to the left of his nose as you look at him. Have you seen him? Please let us know if you have, Tel: 01225 938998, thank you.

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Found: Childs bicycle

A childs 2 wheeled bicycle has been left by my gate for a few days…. prob for a 4-6 year old… contact me if you have lost one…. blue in colour. Add a comment below, as no contact number was sent with this post.

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BoA club aims to sail into record books

It will be a battle of the boats on Sunday as Bradford on Avon Sailing Club take part in a Guinness World Record attempt. The club, behind the Beehive in Trowbridge Road, is one of about 750 taking part in Bart’s Bash to set a record of The Largest Sail...

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Big plans to give Freshford Mill a new lease of life

The unfinished houses at Freshford Mill will finally now be finished, after the development was bought by a firm with local links. Work there stopped several years ago when the previous developer, Ypres Rose Developments Ltd, went into administration. The...

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Housing Needs & Business Survey

The Housing and Business Needs survey is ongoing, with a closing date of 19th September (this Friday). If you are resident or business owner in Bradford on Avon, please remember to fill it in (we need as many responses as possible) and remind your friends...

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Bradford on Avon artist's work takes off in the USA

A painting created during the 2012 floods in Bradford on Avon has been chosen to tour America. Mother Care, by Trowbridge artist Tanya Achilleos, depicts a moorhen and her babies in the reeds on the River Avon, shortly before being washed away in floods. ...

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Bruce Munro lights up Wiltshire Music Centre

As the doors open for the autumn/winter season at Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon audiences will notice quite a few changes – most notably the spectacular new light sculpture, Rhythm and Blues by the internationally renowned artist Bruce Munr...

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Tour of Britain: Bradford on Avon celebrates

Flags were flying and crowds were cheering as the Tour of Britain raced through the streets of Bradford on Avon this morning. The 120 riders tackled Winsley Hill, before speeding through the village and down in Bradford, where hundreds of people lined Mas...

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Jonathan Hewat

Broadcaster and author Jonathan Hewat has died following a fall at his home in Bradford on Avon. He was 75. He was a well-known broadcaster, lectured in “Handling the Media” internationally and had a colourful career in which he published books on the...

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BoA's Rosie Upton Album Launch

Rosie Upton’s new album Basket of Oysters recorded at WildGoose Studios on the Village Pump label is due for release at the end of October. A concert launch is being held at St Margaret’s Hall in Bradford on Avon on the evening of 29 October and will ...

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AskBoA: Intermediate French?

Does anybody know of any French Conversation Classes in BOA? I know there was one called “French Cafe” (or similar) a couple of years ago but I can’t find anything current. Please leave a comment below. Thanks

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AskBoA: Anybody know the Singing Group?

I attended the Red Cross event at Belcombe Court in May of this year. Please could somebody tell me the name of the group that sang in the potting shed late afternoon – 2 men and one lady that had a wonderful melodic sound. (Please leave a comment b...

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Houses for Bradford on Avon get nod in spite of fears

Concerns about safety and overcrowding fell on deaf ears this week as Wiltshire Council approved plans for 10 new houses and an access road in Bradford on Avon. Plans for the 0.33-hectare site on Winsley Road include the demolition of two houses to be rep...

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The Tour of Britain 2014 comes to Bradford on Avon

The Tour of Britain ride goes through Bradford on Avon at approximately 10.50 on the 12th September. In Westbury Gardens there will be stalls all day and there will be displays by M.A.D. (Mountainbike Ariel Display Stunt Team) in the afternoon between 4pm...

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Part Time Work During Term Time

IT Focus are currently recruiting for 2 part time telemarketers. Hours can be flexible around school hours i.e. 9 – 2.30 / 9.15 – 2.45 etc and we’re more than happy for successful candidates to only work during school terms. Pay rate is ...

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Job: IT Telemarketer £18000 pa Plus commission.

IT Focus is seeking to employ enthusiastic members of staff and grow our well established Telemarketing Team. IT Focus specialize in conducting cold calls within the IT sector on behalf of our customers to promote Services, Solutions and Support. The main...

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2014 Walking Festival is this weekend!

The 3rd BoA Walking Festival is taking place this weekend – 5th, 6th & 7th September, so there’s only a few days to go to. Tickets are selling really well, so don’t miss out. The 2 Tunnels Walk on Saturday is already fully booked and the...

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Holidays & Cruises Travel Agent now OPEN

Holidays & Cruises are now open Canterbury House, 10 Silver street. After a major refurbishment project Bradford on Avon now has a family run travel agent in town affiliated to the co-operative travel group. Many of the original features from it’...

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Lorry Watch: 5 Prosecutions for August 2014

The following cases were heard at Swindon Magistrates Court. Hopkins Concrete Ltd – fine £200, costs £100, Victim surcharge £20 Grafton Merchanting GB Ltd – fine £400, costs £200, VS £20 David Mead (driver) – fine £100, costs £10...

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AskBoA: Teens to the Barre!

Did you give up ballet when you were younger and want to return, without joining a class with younger pupils? Or would you like to try ballet, but think you have left it too late? Maybe you are studying for GCSE or A level dance and want to improve your d...

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The biggest bicycle in the world?

We need about 200 people to take part in an amazing spectacle designed to promote Bradford on Avon, as the Tour of Britain comes through the town on Friday 12 September. BAFTA-winning set designer Bill Laslett has designed a 20 x 50-metre (HUGE) cycle ‘...

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Help Plan The Future of Bradford on Avon

Bradford on Avon Town Council needs your help to find out about the housing and business needs of the community. Every household will soon be receiving a short questionnaire. Please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire – you could make a dif...

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Irish set dancing classes

Hi All, We live in Bradford on Avon & go to Irish set dancing classes  at shoscombe village hall. We would like to invite you to come along. 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month  8 – 10 pm (7.30 – 8pm steps practice) Tuesday: 2 sep, 16 sep, ...

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For Sale: Canadian Canoe

Make the most of BoA’s canal and river with your very own canadian canoe! I’m selling my 3 seater canadian canoe for the bargain price of £220 ono. You could get it in time for the bank holiday! More details on gumtree here http://www.gumtree...

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There's no mistaking it's Bradford on Avon now

Visitors travelling to Bradford on Avon by train will get a clear welcome to the town after a new 3-D sign on the station’s bank was unveiled by the mayor on Monday. The project was started in October by Simon Meade-King, who has volunteered with Friend...

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BOACA: Open day

BOACA (Bradford on Avon Co- operative growing project) is having an open day on Sunday 31 st August from 11 till 3 pm. Bring a packed lunch and join us in developing this community adventure to provide a green gym, great chemical free fruit and veg as wel...

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Keep an eye out for Boris the tortoise in Bradford on Avon

Families in Bradford on Avon are being urged to look in their gardens for Boris the tortoise who has gone missing from a house in Elms Cross Drive. Owner Heather Clark, who says two-year-old Boris can move quite quickly for a tortoise, can be contacted on...

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For Sale: Double Futon Sofa

Blue futon sofa bed with light wood arms, approximately four years old, washable covers. High quality sturdy construction. £80. Please call 867754. Thanks!

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Youth Music Network – New Grants Programme

Changes to Youth Music’s grants programme include introduction of new small grants and higher qualifying age limits. Youth Music’s grants programme provides funding for music-making projects in England. It is made up of three separate funds:- Fund A o...

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New Group for Wiltshire Crohn’s and Colitis Sufferers

A new group representing Crohn’s and Colitis UK, in Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire has been set up to raise awareness, funds and to support those local people with the condition.Charity volunteer, Rowena Sutcliffe, from Bristol, said: “They are long ter...

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AskBoA: Missing Person

I am trying to find my sister. She moved to the Bradford on Avon area with her adoptive Father and I think her son who is probably an adult now. Her name is Rebecca…unfortunately I don’t know her adoptive surname….originally she was adop...

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Wiltshire Arts Innovation Fund

The arts and health sector is driven by innovation and lateral thinking and the Arts and Health Innovation Fund is a small one-off funding opportunity to enable a new collaboration or project to happen within the county that has the potential to be truly ...

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Lorry Watch June and July prosecutions

Here are the latest Lorry Watch prosecutions, for some of the haulage companies it is their second appearance in Court. June Wiltshire Council v Wrings Transport Ltd (South Gloucestershire) Fine = £700 Costs = £100 Victim Surcharge = £70 21st July 2014...

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AskBoA: Grapes of Wrath?

Does anyone share my concern regarding the recent brutal chopping down of the grape vine that once enhanced the (sadly empty) Bunch of Grapes pub in Silver Street? Whilst it was certainly in need of thinning, the degree of butchery is particularly disconc...

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Yoga: How can it benefit us?

Yoga is a very large subject, and has been practiced for a long time in a variety of forms according to the culture in which it evolved. In the West, it has developed to be generally a physical practice which also emphasises the importance of good breathi...

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AskBoA: Drum circle?

Is there a Drum Circle in the area who would like to provide atmosphere for the BoA Walking Festival’s Mass Walk on Aug 31 at Barton Farm? Other music/entertainment welcome.

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Free Fortnight for the Town Bus

The Town Bus, Route 98, will be free to use between 4th and 16th August. The bus takes a circular route from Sainsburys up to Downs View, and runs every hour during the day. The fare is £1 single or £1.50 return. Wiltshire Council have printed Town Bus ...

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AskBoA: Recruiting Volunteers

Do you have a spare 4 hours once a fortnight to offer No. 1 Royal Crescent, the Georgian House Museum, recently announced as Winner of the Best Large Visitor Attraction in Bath? No. 1 is looking for fun, commited volunteers with an interest in the history...

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AskBoA: Lost Cat from Tyning Road, Winsley?

Our cat is missing from Tyning Road, Winsley. We last saw him on Sat 19th July. He’s jet black all over, 9 years old and fairly slender. We really miss him and are worried he’s trapped or lost. Perhaps he got scared by the thunderstorms that night and...

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Sales & Hire Administration Support

Posted on: 22 July 2014 Sales – To receive telephone enquiries, and provide information on products and services, price and delivery or as necessary – To respond to enquires from website and email – To provide administration support • ...

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For Sale: 50" Plasma TV for Sale – Freeview HD

50″ Plasma TV for sale. Warranty with Richer sounds valid till Autumn 2015. Never had a single problem with this TV and we also use it with a Hard Disk attached (not included) to play our library of other tv/movies. 50 inch HD Ready Plasma TV with b...

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Job: Casual Hall Curator

BRADFORD ON AVON TOWN COUNCIL Vacancy – Casual Hall Curator The Town Council requires two hall Curators on a casual bases to assist with the running of the St Margaret’s hall. Please contact Timothy Yeomans, Hall Manager for more information: smh@...

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Dad and daughter from Bradford on Avon pen new book

A teacher and his daughter from Bradford on Avon have joined forces for a second time to write a history book on the secrets of the Avon Valley. Martyn and Hannah Whittock wrote The Anglo-Saxon Avon Valley Frontier: A River of Two Halves, which spans the ...

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For Sale: Large Double Hammock with wood stand

I spent £350 buying this hammock and stand but no longer need it, c’est la vie eh. Total length (adjustable): approx. 300-365 cm, Weight: approx. 27 kg, Load capacity: max. 200 kg Comes with a Palm Beach Mare American-style Hammock http://www.amazo...

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For Sale: Lightweight Collapsible wheel chair

My mother in law asked me to buy this for her for a cruise we went on. She hardly used it in the end so she’s asked me to sell it on ebay. Very light, easy to use, great for occasional use. Local pickup in BRADFORD-ON-AVON only BA15 2HD Make me a se...

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AskBoA: Opera Tickets for Local Hosts

The Iford Festival is looking for hosts in Bradford-on-Avon or the villages to accommodate a performer between 20 July and 3rd August. Hosts are not expected to provide meals or transport, just a room and a friendly house! By way of thanks the festival of...

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Bradford on Avon man spots opening for sausage shop

William Browne has achieved a long-held ambition and at the age of 27 has launched his own specialist sausage shop in his home town of Bradford on Avon, thanks to support from Transmit Start-Ups. The Old Spot Sausage Company, based in Westdale Park, uses ...

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AskBoA: Looking for like-minded people…

I have recently moved to BOA from Cornwall and would love to meet like-minded people with an interest in permaculture, organics, natural health and environmental issues to socialise with and share laughs, ideas, skills and tools. Contact Vicky 07576 232 7...

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Are you related to the men who fought in WWI?

Bradford on Avon Town Council are planning an event on Sunday 3rd August 2014 to Rededicate the War Memorial in Westbury Gardens. As part of this event the Roll of Honour is being refurbished and will be on display in St Margaret’s Hall. The Roll of...

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Bookings now being taken for the 2014 Walking Festival

Bradford on Avon’s 3rd Walking Festival is taking place on the weekend of 5/6/7 September. The Festival programme is now available on www.walkbradfordonavon.org and leaflets will soon be available from the TIC, library and other outlets around the t...

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Fitzmaurice Solar project hits target!

Great news! Fitzmaurice Primary School has just reached it’s £16,000 target for solar panels and has enough to install 46 panels on the main school roof. The school is hoping the panels can be fitted during the summer holidays, they are just waitin...

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