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Focus on Parkinson’s Event a huge success

Last Friday, the Mayor Cllr Alex Kay popped into see the organisers of the Focus on Parkinson’s event which was held at St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon. The event attracted over 100 people, all interested to find out more about what’s new in Pa...

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Firefighters find body at Bradford Marina

Trowbridge firefighters have reported that they found a body after being called to Bradford Marina this evening.   On Twitter the Trowbridge station reported: “We were sent to reports of a person in the water at Bradford Marina which we attende...

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Tributes paid to painter and decorator

TRIBUTES have been paid to a painter and decorator whose body was pulled from the water at the Bradford on Avon Marina on Sunday afternoon. Residents on the marina said he was “lovely man” and a “really nice bloke” who worked locally as a painter ...

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Rain fails to deter visitors to market

RAIN failed to dampen the spirits of canal boaters and visitors who attended the Bradford on Avon Winter Floating Market over the weekend. Despite the rain and muddy conditions, the towpath traders all reported good business with some selling out of their...

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Local author publishes book on Robin Hood

A LOCAL historian has published his fourth book to coincide with the release of the new Hollywood blockbuster film about Robin Hood.   Dr Sean McGlynn says the legend of the Nottingham outlaw who reportedly robbed the rich to give to the poor has Wil...

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Children hail Invictus hero medallist

CHILDREN and staff at a Bradford on Avon nursery school have hailed an Invictus Games hero at a special party in her honour. They presented flowers and gifts to former Army veteran Kelly Ganfield, whose three-year-old daughter Bethany goes to the Catkins ...

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High Sheriff of Wiltshire wowed by BoA’s Christmas Trees

Earlier today, Mayor Cllr Alex Kay, welcomed High Sheriff of Wiltshire, Nicky Alberry to Bradford on Avon, and what better place to take her than to the always beautiful Holy Trinity Church, which this week looks even more glorious with its Christmas Tre...

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French deal will open up a huge new market

A BRADFORD on Avon publisher has just signed a deal to distribute French versions of their award-winning journals and books across France. from you to me is the creator of emotive gift books and journals to celebrate special occasions, capture priceless m...

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Lorry Watch Strikes Again!

A huge thanks to the again to the town’s Lorry Watch Volunteers! On 27th November 2018, the following convictions were upheld:  A driver was convicted of infringing the Bradford-on-Avon Town Bridge weight limit.  He was fined £293.00, ordered to pay...

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Hundreds watch Gail switch on festive lights

A CROWD of 500 people watched as Bradford on Avon’s first Shining Light community award winner Gail Keverne and her grand-daughter Kaya switched on the town’s Christmas lights display. The countdown just before 6.30pm in Westbury Gardens marked the st...

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Making a ten year splash

QUALIFIED trainers at three swimming pools in Wiltshire used by a Bristol-based business to teach tiny tots to swim were part of celebrations to mark ten years for Puddleducks Bristol and Bath. Sarah Austin set up the company when she wanted to teach her ...

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Websites to showcase town

A HOLT-based web design company has won a £14,000 contract to produce two new websites to boost Bradford on Avon Town’s Council’s presence worldwide. Boson Web, based at the Glove Factory, is working with the council to showcase Bradford on Avon as a...

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Winner to switch on town lights

HUNDREDS of residents in Bradford on Avon will gather on Friday evening (Nov 30) to watch the town switch on its annual Christmas lights display. Newly-named Shining Light award winner, Gail Keverne, of the Catkins Pre-school Nursery, will switch on the l...

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Traditional Christmas on the canal-side

MULLED wine, hot chestnuts, and Christmas carols will be on offer at this year’s Winter Floating Market in Bradford-on-Avon. This year, the market is being organised by Laura Darling, owner of The Wolf Kitchen boat café. It will take place on the Kenne...

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The time to Explore BoA is approaching!

If you have had your ear to the social media ground, you may have caught a glimpse of a new logo about town, and wondered what was in the pipeline. Since joining the Town Council team, Steph Shearing, the Tourism & Events Officer, and Lydia Booth, Com...

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Silverware stolen from home during burglary

Police are appealing for information after a number of items of silverware were stolen during a burglary at a house near Bradford on Avon. The house in Turleigh was broken into some time between Friday November 16 and Wednesday November 21. Police officer...

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Are you ready for the big BoA Christmas Switch-On?

The beautiful Bradford on Avon lights will soon illuminate the town for the Christmas season, with the Switch On event this Friday 30th November – the main event will be in Westbury Garden though the festivities will take place across the town. The lig...

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Nursery school boss is town’s Shining Light

THE founder of a Bradford on Avon pre-school day nursery has been named as the town’s Shining Light.   Gail Keverne won a hamper-full of Christmas goodies and will get to switch-on the Bradford on Avon Christmas lights display at 6.30pm on Friday, ...

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Bradford firm’s fun quiz boosts nature centre

A CHARITY quiz night at The Boathouse in Bradford on Avon raised over £1,000 for Hope Nature Centre.   The event was organised by Energy Management LLP in Bradford on Avon and sold out, with 80 guests. The evening had an auction and raffle as well a...

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Meet BOA’s Shining Light of 2018

You may have heard about our recent request for residents to nominate someone from Bradford on Avon who has made a real difference to people’s lives and/or the community during 2018.  The aim was that we as a town could say ‘thank you’ to that some...

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Update: Sunday Parking charges suspended

Following on from last week’s news from Wiltshire Council that charges would be put in place on Sundays and Bank Holidays across the county, including Bradford on Avon’s car parks, an article has now been released on their website, stating that they h...

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Victorian tale makes it to print

A BRADFORD on Avon woman’s determination to publish a book written by a long-dead relative has finally succeeded.   Dee Way, 72, spent four years trying to track down first edition copies of the book written by her great-great aunt Isabel Homewood....

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Hundreds of people marked the Armistice 100 years on

PEOPLE from around the county have been marking the centenary of the Armistice of the First World War in many different and meaningful ways. A woman from Bradford on Avon had the honour of being selected to walk in the Nation’s Thank You procession in L...

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Notice from Wiltshire Council: revised parking charges

Recently, the Town Council was notified of proposed changes to parking charges meaning free parking would no longer be available on Sundays. Town Councillors lobbied against the introduction of new charging regime, though were unable to stop it. However,...

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Six-foot tall rabbit sure to be star of the show

THE award-winning Bradfordians return to the stage with a six-foot high rabbit called Harvey for their next production, which opens on Thursday. The Bradfordians’ Dramatic Society are performing the hilarious comedy Harvey by the American playwright Mar...

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Doves represent those who died

STRINGS of 184 hand-crafted paper doves across one of Bradford on Avon’s historic shopping streets are a dramatic symbol of peace.   The Flight of the Fallen commemorates each of the men from Bradford on Avon who failed to come home from the First ...

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Plans to bring hall back to use

A CIVIC tea at the former home of Dr Alex Moulton in Bradford on Avon launched the town’s Countdown to Peace programme. The Grade II listed Jacobean hunting lodge, built in 1610 by wealthy clothier John Hall the Second is now run by the Alex Moulton Cha...

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Children get a taste of life on Western Front

CHILDREN from Holt Primary School experienced a taste of life on the Western Front when they visited a replica First World War trench system in Bradford on Avon.   The trench, complete with a full-scale replica First World War tank and a hospital sec...

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High-tech firm wins top award

AIM is one of the most important platforms to help smaller and growing companies raise the capital they need for expansion. AB Dynamics is a supplier of innovative, high-quality test equipment to 25 of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers. The comp...

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New housing development in Wiltshire takes shape

Building work is well underway at a new housing development in Bradford on Avon.  Five-star housebuilder Bellway is building 58 new homes at Tithecote Manor, off Holt Road, where the first few homes are beginning to take shape, ready for its official...

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New housing development in Wiltshire takes shape

Building work is well underway at a new housing development in Bradford on Avon.  Five-star housebuilder Bellway is building 58 new homes at Tithecote Manor, off Holt Road, where the first few homes are beginning to take shape, ready for its official...

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LORRY WATCH PROSECUTION

*STOP PRESS*  IN SWINDON MAGISTRATES COURT, AFTER INITIALLY PLEADING NOT GUILTY, THEN CHANGING THEIR PLEA, B.TAYLOR & SONS TRANSPORT. WERE FOUND GUILTY OF BREACHING THE TOWN BRIDGE LIMIT.Fine: £1,000 Costs: £500 Victim Surcharge: £100

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Alzheimer’s Society Roadshow will visit Bradford-on-Avon

People of Bradford-on-Avon, as well as the surrounding area, will soon have the opportunity to put their questions to experts and find out more about dementia as Alzheimer’s Society’s Roadshow visits at the end of the month. The charity’s mobile inf...

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Miss Nash

My 13 year old son and I are looking to rent a 2/3 bedroom house in Bradford on Avon. We have been looking for a while but sadly nothing has been available yet that we like. I would like to know of recommendations of secondary schools close by and any pri...

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Free piano

Hi, Roberts standard size upright piano.It is in good condition, in tune (but slightly below concert pitch). The top D is stuck but fixable. Free – but pick up from my house on Sladesbrook, Bradford-on-Avon. Pop me an email if you or any group you k...

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Mr Buster White

Hi I am possibly looking for retail premises to rent in Bradford on Avon. I was actually born in Bradford on Avon (on a plank over the toilet at Bradford on Avon hospital, my mother was always late and didn’t quite make it to the maternity ward in time)...

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Support your local author

Bradford on Avon author, James Ellis, is seeking Patrons for his second novel, An Other’s Look, which is being published by Unbound Books. Patrons are a community of book lovers who bring new voices to published writing by pre-ordering digital or paperb...

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Performance opportunity – Iford Arts

Iford Arts are looking for two young actors (male) to take part in a professional opera, Handel’s Partenope at Iford Arts (just outside of Bath). You will be required to attend two rehearsals in London, one on Friday 15th May, the second tbc You will th...

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Collecting Children’s shoes at Dible and Roy

Do you have any shoes that your children have grown out of? We have a collection box in our foyer at Dible & Roy, Bridge Street for the charity Afrikaya.  These shoes will go to a project in The Gambia where the children often pick up parasites s...

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Changes to the Bradford on Avon town bus service

Wiltshire Council have recently published some changes to the Town Bus schedule, and re-iterate that the 265 service will supplement any shortfalls presented by this. Cllr Alex Kay said: ‘The Town Council are dedicated to examine any further proposed ch...

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Good news for our Bridge!

As you drive through our beautiful town, you will often see, come rain or shine, volunteers from the Lorry Watch team, taking note of the countless heavy goods vehicles who chose to ignore the restriction signs, and drive over our historic bridge. By taki...

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Roadworks use a longer-lasting surface

DRIVERS in Bradford on Avon have faced lengthy delays this week because of road closures, while Wiltshire Council lays a new type of surface which should mean the new road lasts longer. This is Wiltshire

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Roadworks postponed this weekend

PLANS to resurface a mini-roundabout in the centre of Bradford on Avon have been postponed this weekend because of forecasted wet weather. This is Wiltshire

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ROADWORKS UPDATE: Silver Street/Market Street/Town Bridge

We have just heard from Wiltshire Council that the planned resurfacing of the mini roundabout at the junction of Market Street and Silver Street WILL NOT be taking place on Sunday 18th March as previously notified. There will be a temporary surface and ra...

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How your Council Tax will be spent

Leader of the Council Cllr Dom Newton outlines the town council’s budget priorities for the coming year I hope very much that you have had a great start to the year – and are enjoying the lighter evenings as we head into the Spring.   We’ve had a ...

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Major roadworks cause long delays

DRIVERS trying to get through Bradford on Avon face long delays this week while Wiltshire Council contractors work on improvements to two major routes through the town. This is Wiltshire

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Volunteers are the unsung heroes of Storm Emma

MANAGERS at Dorothy House Hospice Care in Winsley have said a big ‘Thank You’ to local people, Hospice staff and supporters for their generous efforts to help Hospice staff deliver patient care with minimum disruption despite the freezing conditions, ...

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Road closure plans could cause chaos

WILTSHIRE Council has altered plans for two road closures in Bradford on Avon, meaning no traffic will be able to get through the town on the evening of March 11. This is Wiltshire

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Updates on weather

The Town Council Offices will be closed today, Friday 2nd March, due to bad weather. Wiltshire Police are advising drivers NOT to venture out today, after a number of accidents, snow drifts and stuck vehicles have blocked roads for emergency vehicles. If ...

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Accommodation available for local man

  HALLS CHARITY Self-contained One Bedroomed Flat Historic Grade II* Almshouse property in the centre of Bradford-on-Avon.  One bedroomed (shared garden) first floor flat will soon be available.  You must be:- Single Male Mature (over 50 years) Of ...

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House fire started in bedroom

DAMAGE caused by a fire that started in a bedroom was being cleared away this morning after fire crews put out the blaze at a home in Bradford on Avon. This is Wiltshire

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Push for pollution talks with leader

THE leader of Bradford on Avon Town Council has invited Baroness Jane Scott, the Conservative leader of Wiltshire Council, to visit the town to discuss air quality and pollution. This is Wiltshire

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Save the Date! The Duck Race is coming….

The Annual BoA Duck Race is coming up on Easter Monday, 2nd April, and there will be prizes to win!  Last year we had so many visitors to the Town that we sold out of ducks, so keep an eye on our website, social media and noticeboards over the next few w...

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Save the Date! The Duck Race is coming….

The Annual BoA Duck Race is coming up on Easter Monday, 2nd April, and there will be prizes to win!  Last year we had so many visitors to the Town that we sold out of ducks, so keep an eye on our website, social media and noticeboards over the next few w...

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Urgent Road Closure – Cemetery Lane

Wiltshire Council Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Urgent Closure of Cemetery Lane, Bradford on Avon WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 15 February 2018, the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the int...

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Hunger strike for votes change

FOUR members of the Make Votes Matter group in Bradford on Avon took part in a 24-hour hunger strike on Monday and Tuesday to highlight the inequality in the UK voting system. This is Wiltshire

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What to do if the River Avon Floods

Following a period of heavy rain the river Avon may overspill its banks. Within the last few years we have experienced serious flooding in the centre of town and localised flooding due to very heavy run-off in areas away from the river where it was not ne...

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Bradford on Avon faces major road closures

BOTH main roads through Bradford on Avon will be closed on different days in March for roadworks, including a whole day closure of the Town Bridge which means locals face a diversion through Trowbridge. This is Wiltshire

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Notice of upcoming road closures

We have received notice from Wiltshire Council of the following temporary road closures in Bradford on Avon over the coming weeks: Temporary Closure of: Woolley Street (Part), Bradford on Avon (05/02/2018 for four weeks) Temporary Closure of: A363 (Part) ...

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Lorry Watch managers frustrate volunteers

WILTSHIRE Council and Wiltshire Police have refused to state “for legal reasons” why there have been no Lorry Watch prosecutions in Bradford on Avon for the past year. This is Wiltshire

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