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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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Limpley Stoke good neighbours’ plans

Villagers in Freshford and Limpley Stoke have become the first in the country to get within touching distance of a Neighbourhood Plan, giving them more power to determine the future of their communities. Stephen Williams MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary ...

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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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Cycling to raise money for Bath Cancer Unit Support Group

Andy Single, 45, from Bradford on Avon has decided to challenge himself and at the same time, raise awareness, support and finances for Bath Cancer Unit Support Group. He will be entering Bike Bath, on 28th and 29th June 2014, which will be a memorable cy...

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AskBoA: Cycling Club?

I am interested in setting up a cycling club for Bradford-on Avon (and its’ surrounding villages). I am keen to gauge any interest and would in the first instance like to invite initial expressions of interest via email to me @ vernonoz@btinternet.c...

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Gavin Henson 'promises' date to highest bidder!

Fancy a date with Gavin Henson- Bath Rugby Player? This really is the latest promise ‘up for grabs’ from the Auction of Promise! Friday 27th June, 6pm, St Margaret’s Hall. Raising funds for the Fitzmaurice Solar Schools project. Find out...

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The Bradford on Avon Leg Club

Leg Ulcers and other chronic leg problems can affect people of any age but are particularly common in people over 60 years of age. There are over 200 people in the Bradford on Avon area who are suffering with pain, odour, obtusive bandaging, which may lea...

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Free Computer Club in Bradford on Avon

Do you need help with the basics of computers, or know someone who does? Do you know your emails from your Ebay, or your FaceTime from your FaceBook? Well, never fear – Bradford on Avon Computer Club is here! The Club is run by volunteers from Wilts...

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AskBoA: Lantern Festival organiser

Would you like to take part in a Lantern Procession in Bradford on Avon? No bare flames – we will process from the Tithe Barn… We will be meeting ( to make some lanterns and exchange ideas on all the other ways people can get involved) in the ...

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BoA Business Breakfast

After a successful Return of The Business Breakfast in June, there was a wave of enthusiasm for having another breakfast in July. So here it is! Jeremy has summed up the consensus far better than I could: “I do want to meet and chat with local busin...

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Bradford on Avon heroes’ families in centenary call

Bradford on Avon Town Council is appealing to relatives of the heroes on its Roll of Honour to join them in commemorating the First World War in August. The Roll of Honour, placed in the grounds of Westbury House in 1914, has the names of about 500 men fr...

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Jobs: Part Time Support Worker vacancies

Extraordinary individuals deserve rewarding work 2 x part time Support Workers – 25 hours per week Bradford on Avon £13,756 – £15,631 pa pro rate depending on qualifications and experience Plus sleep in/waking night allowance We are also see...

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Job: Spot of weeding?

Anyone fancy a spot of weeding? The flower beds in our garden have got a little over run and we need a hand sorting them out. (Contact details not supplied, so may be worth leaving a comment if interested)

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Jobs: Care Givers in Bradford on Avon

We are looking for Caring people to give our elderly clients a more fulfilling life. Home Instead Senior Care is a private care company that provides bespoke care to the elderly in their own homes. All care visits are at least one hour long (no short call...

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AskBoA: Lost Mamas and Papas pram chassis

Lost in the Shambles, Bradford-on-Avon, on Thursday/Friday 10th/11th June 2014 a Mamas and Papas pram chassis left outside Ex-Libris Bookshop/Dorothy House Shop, desperate for its return as it fits all other pram accessories I have – please call 078...

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Reminder: Neighbourhood Plan Exhibition

Thank you to everyone who has already attended the Neighbourhood Plan Exhibition. We would like to remind anyone who has yet to come that exhibition is on for one more week with the final day being Friday 13th June. The exhibition is open Monday to Friday...

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Two Bed Flat in Heart of BOA Available to Rent

We have a great two bed flat available to rent coming available very soon. The flat is in the heart of the town (above Bread and Butter) with views over the river. The flat is fully furnished and tastefully decorated throughout. It consists of hallway lea...

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Recycled laptops available

I want to bring to your attention an exciting new project being run by the council where vulnerable individuals are able to purchase ex Wiltshire Council laptops. The laptops are refurbished by a Bristol company called Byteback. They have the operating sy...

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Spanish Conversation Classes in BoA

Learn Spanish in the picturesque town of Bradford on Avon. Quiero una cerveza, una clara, un zumo de naranja y un bocadillo de queso. How many times have you been in a situation where you wished you could say a few words…? Fun relaxed conversation class...

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AskBoA: Station Recycling Centre?

Does anyone know what is happening about the station glass and waste paper skips ? They seem to have disappeared ( Tuesday 27 May 14). Is this a reaction to the dumping of a substantial quantity of cardboard and empty tin cans of tomatoes between the skip...

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Bradford on Avon banks on new church venture

The old HSBC bank building in Bradford on Avon could soon be given a new lease of life as a ‘one stop shop’ to help vulnerable people in the town and surrounding villages. The Church Street building has been empty since the bank closed in September la...

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BoA Donor Relations

Please note we are returning to St Margarets Hall on Tuesday 29th of July. Please call 0300 123 23 23 or go to www.blood.co.uk to book an appointment.

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Job: Finance Home Administrator

New Care Home in BOA – Wiltshire Heights is recruiting for a Home Administrator Full Time Position Administer Purchase ledger ordering system Reconcile petty cash Manage a budget control system Administer the sales reconciliation system, banking, fe...

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Area Board Agrees its Priorities and Big Pledge

Further to the evidence from the Joint Strategic Assessment for Bradford on Avon and voting outcomes from the “What Matters To You in Bradford on Avon” event in February, the Bradford on Avon Area Board at its meeting on 14 May agreed its priorities f...

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Bradford on Avon Museum plea for First World War material

Bradford on Avon Museum is appealing for First World War material to contribute to its month-long exhibition in August to mark the centenary. The museum hopes to build on the material it already has and is asking for photos, diary extracts, medals, and an...

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Cygnets on the water

Five cygnets are wizzing about. With Mum the Pen and Dad the Cob keeping a close eye, the youngest are eight days old today. If they are not on the nest try walking along the embankment along from Sebastien’s, to find them to see more images see htt...

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Lorry Watch 7 Prosecutions

The following companies were prosecuted in Court this week. Wiltshire Council v Saint –Gobain Distribution Ltd (Coventry based company) Fine: 1) £750 2) £ 750 Costs: £200 Victim Surcharge: £75 Total = £1775 Wiltshire Council v M J Church (Plant) Lt...

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Lost: Small baby blanket

Has anyone found a small blue baby blanket in the Southway Road area? It has a blue car design on one side and coloured tags all around the edges. It is much treasured and I would be very grateful if you could let me know if you find it, so I can return i...

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Bring the seaside to Bradford on Avon!

Come along to Bradford’s local friendly sailing club, tucked away in the fields behind the old Beehive pub. New members always welcome, whether experienced or beginner. You don’t need to know how to sail as friendly advice is always to hand. Spring, S...

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£1.5m investment in Riverside Inn will bring name change

The Riverside Inn in Bradford on Avon is set for a £1.5m refurbishment and name change after being bought by the Draco Pub Company. The building has been empty for a year until the company recently bought it after looking for freehold pubs in need of TLC...

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Bradford on Avon Fringe cut for this year

Bradford on Avon will be without its annual Fringe Festival this year, after organisers decided to take ime out to redesign the popular event. The festival of quirky, affordable events in and around the town, which showcases local talent, has been running...

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Room for retail purposes

I have a shop in the middle of Bradford on Avon which has numerous rooms. In a couple of months three of these rooms will become vacant so I am looking for people who would like to rent a room for retail purposes. If anyone is interested please contact me...

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One Bradford pub sells and another is put on the market

One Bradford on Avon pub has been sold and another is on the market after both have stood idle for months Admiral Tavern sold The Beef and Barge pub in Trowbridge Road last month and The Bunch of Grapes in Silver Street has been put up for sale by Young...

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Bradford on Avon canal cafe making waves with customers

The owners of a new floating cafe on the Kennet and Avon Canal are hoping to tempt people from the towpath with their array of homemade treats. Husband and wife Alfie and Jan Windsor opened The Boat Cafe, situated between Bradford on Avon and Avoncliff, t...

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Neighbourhood Plan Exhibition

Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan – The Next Stage Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group invites you to come and see the work in progress on the Neighbourhood Plan and hope that you be willing to let us have your comments. The Neighbo...

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Desk Space to Rent in Middle of Town

We have two desk spaces to rent in a shared space. A light, bright airy room located in the centre of Bradford on Avon:. Includes: Desk & Chair Broadband Rates & Bills Kitchen & Toilet Facilities For more information please contact: besusma@ya...

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For Sale: A4 files and Arch lever files

A4 files and A4 Arch lever files in a range of colours, some include A4 plastic wallets. Good to excellent condition. Would suit student or business/office. No price stated as open to offers. Call (BoA) 865655

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Parkour (Freerunning) Sessions starting

Exciting news! I’ve managed to secure a venue for Parkour (and Freerunning) in an indoor gymnasium in Trowbridge. Thanks to Esprit Gymnastics Club who have been extremely welcoming and enthusiastic about getting this off the ground! These sessions a...

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Homes for Swifts in Bradford on Avon

As well as working to reduce carbon emissions in the town and raise awareness of climate change, Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon has a very active biodiversity group which has, among other activities, planted many trees and wildflowers around the area. ...

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Ask BoA: Help us clean-up our River?

We have been asked by John Potter, our indefatigable Mayor, to organise a river clean-up. A group of us oldies has undertaken this for several years entirely at our own risk, but now age has caught us up and we need younger help. If you are keen to help s...

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Bradford on Avon in the grip of traffic gridlock

Businesses hit by the Christmas floods in Bradford on Avon are being hammered again this Easter because of roadworks that have shut the main road through town. The 24-hour road closure in Market Street, from the start of the Easter school holidays on Apri...

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The Natural Pharmacie

Company Name: The Natural Pharmacie Your Name: Iria Kreutz-Schiller Company Address: 216 Blackberry Lane, Limpley Stoke – Near Conkwell, Bath,BA2 7FE Phone: +44 1225 723 894 Website: www.thenaturalpharmacie.co.uk Follow us via: Twitter, Facebook or ...

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Free Parking in Bradford on Avon this weekend!

Visitors to Bradford on Avon over Easter will have free parking at weekends in all Wiltshire Council car parks. The Station Car Park, St Margaret’s Car Park and Bridge Street Car Park will all be free to use for the next 3 Saturdays, as well as the usua...

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For sale: Sofa

Sofa for sale £75. Comfortable and in good condition, originally from Silcox in Bath. Measurements, height 90cm, width 180cm, depth 100cm. Available immediately. Buyer collects (Winsley area). Contact 07515 739681.

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AskBoA: Illustrator needed?

I need a pencil/pen & ink illustrator for simple drawings to illustrate Winnie the Pooh type stories (and others) prior to publication. Once costs covered, including illustrations, all proceeds to be donated to Dorothy House, and Spinal Injuries Assoc...

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Chance to get up close at Cycle Wiltshire

Enter the Cycle Wiltshire Sportive on 3 May 2014 for your chance to win a seat in the service neutral car during the Wilton Grand Prix on 4 May 2014. This is your chance to experience an elite road race up close. All you need to is enter the Sportive on t...

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Recruitment Day at Wiltshire Heights Care Home

New Care Home in Bradford On Avon ,Wiltshire Heights are currently recruiting for various positions RGN’S/RMN’S Care Assistants Housekeeping/Laundry Maintenance Assistant(Bank) Please join me on our Open Day on the 15th April 2014. Look forwar...

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Swan Watch, how many eggs?

The female Swan is doing some serious work on the nest, the answer to the headline question is seven eggs have been laid to see the latest photos taken on Sunday afternoon, visit http://www.richardclarkephotos.com/swan-watch-the-swan-hotel-boa/ All photos...

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Bike race boost for Bradford on Avon

News that Britain’s premier cycle race is to come through Bradford on Avon has been welcomed this week as a huge boost for the town. The world’s elite racers will pass through Bradford on September 12 for the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain, which ...

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Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation

Please come along to the town library between Wednesday 23rd April and Saturday 26th April for Bradford on Avon’s Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation. This will be an opportunity for residents to see the work that has been going on including the issu...

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The Paths Improvement Grants Scheme (PIGS)

The Paths Improvement Grants Scheme (PIGS) aims to help people make innovative improvements to countryside access and the rights of way network in their area. The scheme is a partnership between Wiltshire Council’s Rights of Way and Countryside section ...

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Courtesy crossings DO work, even in Dubai!

The photo below is living proof that courtesy crossings do work, even in the carcentric environment of Dubai. We were walking along this road, which was very busy with all sorts of traffic, including some very heavy lorries; the side road was also busy. A...

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Future legacy is planted in Bradford on Avon

Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust has planted a community orchard hoping it will bring the town’s people together – particularly youngsters. Twenty two trees, mostly apple, were donated by trust members and planted on Sunday by pupils from St Lauren...

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Bradford on Avon school seeks new parent governor

A vacancy has arisen for a new parent governor on the St Laurence School governing body in Bradford on Avon. Parent governors are appointed for a four-year term and are elected by parents if there are more candidates than vacancies. Governors need to be a...

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Sport Relief 2014 at Sainsbury's BOA

Another great event at Sainsbury’s Bradford on Avon organised by Proto-col and Body-Tech Gym This year we were supported by Mayor of BOA John Potter and numerous local businesses including our latest neighbours Steve Vick International, CPS motors, ...

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Job: Full-time Office/Online Marketing Administrator

Varn Media is a unique and growing Bradford on Avon based company that combines website design and development with search engine marketing, digital marketing, PR and website statistical analysis. We are looking for an organised and efficient office/onlin...

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Weekly computer club, Bradford Library every Monday

We’re keen to promote our weekly computer club, which takes place in Bradford Library every Monday afternoon, from 2 – 4pm. This is a free club, run by Wiltshire Online volunteers. People can get free, one-to-one support with all the basics of compute...

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Amazing Success For Lorry Watch

The following cases were heard in Swindon Court yesterday 18th March Wiltshire Council v Evans Transport Ltd (Barnstaple, Devon)        fine = £400    costs = £100    Victim Surcharge = £40    Total = £540 Wiltshire Council v CCF Ltd (...

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What is Bradford on Avon's Historic Core Zone?

The aim of the Historic Core Zone in Bradford on Avon is to ‘rebalance the relationship between pedestrians and vehicles and to reduce the dominance and intimidation of traffic’. This is how the initiative has developed… 2008: Taming the Traffic...

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Bradford on Avon's Historic Core Zone: the case against

Bradford on Avon’s Historic Core Zone scheme aims to ‘rebalance’ the relationship between pedestrians and vehicles, but has divided opinion in the town. One side says it will be a ‘boost’ while the other says ‘dream on, get real’… Godf...

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Bradford on Avon's Historic Core Zone: the case for

Bradford on Avon’s Historic Core Zone scheme aims to ‘rebalance’ the relationship between pedestrians and vehicles, but has divided opinion in the town. One side says it will be a ‘boost’ while the other says ‘dream on, get real’… Gera...

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Thank you Bradford on Avon

The customers of Sainsbury’s Bradford on Avon have donated a fabulous 245 Kilos of food to the Bath Food Bank.0ver the last ten weeks Food is being donated at the rate of a large trolley full ever two weeks. Volunteers Trish and Rob celebrated colle...

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Conservative wins Bradford on Avon by-election

Conservative Martin Newman won the by-election for Bradford on Avon Town Council’s North Ward by 48 votes on Thursday. The turnout was 28.9 per cent and Mr Newman received a total of 556 votes, while Liberal Democrat candidate Fiona Best received 50...

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Pair pop up to open Bradford on Avon shop

Two friends who met through the vintage market scene have joined forces to open their own vintage pop-up boutique in Bradford on Avon called Mishmash and Granny Dot’s. Patricia Ellis-Keeler owned Mishmash, a pop-up shop in Bath, for nine months and met ...

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BoA Walkers are Welcome: Walks

MONTHLY WALKS Our monthly, half day walks are free and open to anyone and usually between 5 and 7 miles long. We start from outside the Tourist Information Centre in Westbury Gardens and try to take in a coffee stop, so are normally out for around 2.5 hou...

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Tennis Xpress – Learn to play in 6 weeks

Tennis Xpress – For complete beginners. Learn to play in 6 weeks. Simple structure to sessions to enable people to learn to play tennis quicky, simply and have fun!. Run by Dawn Riley LTA Tennis Coach. Equipment provided Starts: Wednesday 23 April 2...

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Historic Core Zone splits opinion in Bradford on Avon

A petition has been set up for residents and businesses in Bradford on Avon in support of the town’s Historic Core Zone which includes the removal of the Market Street zebra crossing. The HCZ aims to rebalance the relationship between motorists and pede...

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Job: Play leader vacancy

Hollyhocks is a charity run Kindergarten with Steiner roots, a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance and registered with Ofsted. Our Kindergarten offers parents in the area a unique educational approach for their children: one that fosters the develo...

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Pancake races 2014

Bradford on Avon held the annual pancake race in fine style this year. John Potter was the starter for the adult race, lots of businesses took park with much dressing up Winner of the new frying pan trophy was Steve of C.S. Bowyer’s he’s new t...

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Job: Part Time Grower

Bradford on Avon Community Agriculture (BoACA) is looking for a temporary p/t grower (2 – 3 days pw) to start immediately (or asap). The temp grower will work alongside the existing p/t grower to action the growing plan for a vegetable box scheme. Payme...

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Grant to help maintain Bradford on Avon twinning link

Bradford on Avon and District French Twinning Association has received a town council grant to help maintain the twinning link between the town and Sully-sur-Loire. The £600 grant will go towards representing the town at formal events and receptions duri...

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