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£1m flood defence plan for Bradford on Avon

FLOOD defences costing in excess of £1 million could be installed in Bradford on Avon to provide a long-term solution to the town’s problems when the River Avon water levels rise. This is Wiltshire

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Meet Your Councillor

You told us that you’d like more opportunities to see your Councillors and to be given the chance to raise ideas and concerns, so starting this month, and every second Saturday of the month throughout 2018, we will be holding ‘Meet your Counci...

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2018 Policing Precept Consultation

Message from Angus Macpherson MBE Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon The policing precept consultation is looking for the views of Wiltshire residents on the proposed increase of £12 a year.    Currently the average band D househol...

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Assault on man in Bradford on Avon

Message from https://www.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk “We are appealing for information and witnesses to an incident in which a 58-year-old man was assaulted. At approximately 11.45pm on Saturday 16 December, the man was walking passed Bradford on Avo...

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Dotty makes cakes galore

A BRADFORD on Avon resident who doesn’t eat or even like cake has launched her own business – making cakes!     Website   This is Wiltshire

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Flood defences up in Bradford on Avon

We are so grateful to all the Community Emergency Volunteers (CEVs) for their hard work helping to keep Bradford on Avon safe.  Wiltshire Times have more information on the rising river situation HERE and for up to date information on river levels visit:...

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Vandalism spate is disappointing

A TOWN councillor has condemned the mindless vandalism and thefts from premises in Bradford on Avon’s Victory Field recreation ground. This is Wiltshire

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Seasons Greetings from Bradford on Avon Town Council

Don’t forget, waste collection times vary over the festive period.For more info visit Wiltshire Council HERE To report issues such as: Highways and Street Scene issues Environmental Enforcement Trading Standards Car parks Weather emergencies Waste F...

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Holt School wins national sport accolade

A WEST Wiltshire primary school has become one of the first in England to win a new national award for making a commitment to develop its students to be the best they can be in competitive school sport. This is Wiltshire

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A time for giving in Bradford on Avon

The Giving Tree is a working tree which serves to support the excellent work of two highly respected charities in the local community – Bath Cats and Dogs Home and Julian House for the Homeless. Donating at the Giving Tree: Sal Hawkins, Chris Curtis...

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Railway Upgrade Plan – Christmas Work

A quick reminder about work scheduled over the Christmas period; and which services will be operating. As part of the Railway Upgrade Plan we are undertaking our largest ever resignalling scheme outside London Paddington in preparation for the opening of ...

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Cheers to start of the season

FIVE rugby celebrities put the sparkle into Bradford on Avon when they helped to switch on the town’s Christmas lights display on Tuesday evening. This is Wiltshire

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Visitors pop into Fairtrade café at Winsley

VISITORS and residents who ‘popped into’ a Fairtrade café at St Nicholas Church Hall at Winsley were given a warm welcome and provided with mugs of hot tea and coffee as well as home-made cake. This is Wiltshire

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People and Places Benchmarking Review

Bradford on Avon Town Council, in partnership with Wiltshire Council Area Board, commissioned a ‘People and Places’ Benchmarking review of the Town centre.  The aims of this holistic review were to identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities fo...

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Pupils pack shoeboxes to send worldwide

PUPILS at St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon have been busy supporting Operation Christmas Child in a donation that saw them putting together shoe boxes to send across the world. This is Wiltshire

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Museum winter closure is almost here

“Bradford on Avon’s museum will be closing for its annual break on 30th November and will reopen on 17th January 2018. Until then you have time to visit the museum and buy one of our fascinating publications on the history of Bradford; they make f...

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Winsley resident celebrates 100th birthday

A WINSLEY resident who was born on November 21, 1917 when the First World War was still raging across Europe is celebrating her 100th birthday with close family and her many friends. This is Wiltshire

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Choir makes a welcome return

THE BATH Camerata Choir makes a welcome return to historic Bradford-on-Avon this weekend to perform in the newly-refurbished Holy Trinity Church. This is Wiltshire

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Bradford cycling festival to wheel back to town

PLANS are well in hand for the 2018 Bradford on Avon Cycling Festival as, following the success of the last festival in 2015, organisers have decided to stage another on July 14 and aim to make it a must-attend annual event. This is Wiltshire

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Anger as lorries escape the Watch

PROSECUTIONS for a Lorry Watch scheme which protects Bradford on Avon’s ancient Town Bridge from use by overweight vehicles appear to have almost ground to a halt. This is Wiltshire

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Bradford phone mast protestors hand in petition

RESIDENTS in Bradford on Avon protesting against plans for a 15-metre high mobile phone mast handed a 1,385 petition to Wiltshire Council yesterday (Aug 24). The move follows a formal objection by local councillors to plans by developer Galliford Try to b...

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Police to crack down on fly tipping near clothes bank

POLICE at Winsley have been asked to crack down on fly-tipping next to the Winsley Primary School clothes bank. The request has come from the school’s head teacher, Rebecca Wilson, following a spate of incidents. One local resident, who asked not to be ...

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Entrepreneur dies while getting ready for work

A 98-year-old Bradford on Avon businessman, entrepreneur and inventor has died suddenly at home while getting ready to go to work. Otto Varga died from cardiac failure on Wednesday July 26 while getting dressed. He still worked three days a week as chairm...

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West Wilts stations are among the worst for train delays

TRAIN operators have defended their performance figures after a recent survey by a national newspaper revealed that six railway stations in West Wiltshire are among the worst in the country for train delays. Analysis of 2.8 million train journeys by the S...

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Town council rejects mobile phone mast plans

TOWN councillors in Bradford on Avon have voted to reject plans by developer Galliford Try to build a 15-metre tall mobile phone mast. The Leicestershire-based firm has re-submitted proposals for a phone mast and associated base station equipment on land ...

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COMMUNITY GROUP DONATES £2,500 TO CANAL CHARITY

The charity, the Canal & River Trust, has recently received a generous donation of £2,500 from Bradford on Avon Secret Gardens Group to help support the work of the volunteers who look after the local canal. The money will be used to help the Trust c...

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New cashpoints planned for Bradford on Avon town centre

TWO new cashpoint machines could soon be installed in Bradford on Avon town centre to help busy shoppers and visitors who wish to withdraw money following the closure of the town’s last bank. The move could help to provide a boost to business and tr...

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Council to consult over bollards

TOWN councillors in Bradford on Avon are to investigate replacing damaged bollards at Whitehill. The bollards were allegedly damaged by an Eddie Stobart HGV vehicle turning on the mini-roundabout. Some were bent and knocked over. The council’s highways,...

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Budding young writer is Wicked awards finalist

A BUDDING young writer at St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon has been selected as one of the 20 finalists in the Wicked Young Writer Awards for her story, A Tiger’s Tale’. Year 7 pupil Chloe Keenor, 12, from Holt, wrote her 750-word short story du...

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Freight train damage ‘costing us millions’

MILLIONS of pounds worth of damage to buildings in Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon are being caused by freight trains, a local architect has claimed. Martin Valatin, of St Margaret’s Hill, Bradford on Avon, believes that the vibrations caused by heavy f...

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Book launch is a tasty success

MORE than 40 food lovers attended the launch of a new cookery book at the Bunch of Grapes restaurant in Bradford on Avon. Author and free range chef Beth Al-Rikabi organised the launch with help from restaurateur Steve Carss, head chef and proprietor of t...

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Green Plaque for historic railway station

RESERVATION enthusiasts have mounted a Green Plaque on one of Wiltshire’s most historic railway stations. The station at Bradford on Avon, built in 1848, is one of the few remaining complete stations designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who built the Gr...

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Police to investigate sailing club damage

POLICE in Bradford on Avon are examining CCTV footage of teenagers who have caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to boats at the town’s sailing club. The damage was caused over two evenings on Saturday, June 17 and Monday, June 19 as groups of up t...

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Fury over Bradford on Avon roundabout chaos

DESPITE taking a year to complete the roundabout by the new Kingston Farm development, the situation with the nearby roads is even worse than before, says a Bradford on Avon resident. John Gibbs, of Alisa House in Holt Road, is furious that over such a lo...

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Heroic waiter saves young girl from drowning in canal

A HERO who saved a child’s life after she fell into the Kennet and Avon Canal said he had no hesitation about jumping in to rescue her. Harry Gavroche Jones was working at the Lock Inn in Bradford on Avon, helping customers find seats on the bustling ba...

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Giving Bradford bounce

THINK of Bradford on Avon, you think of beautiful buildings, friendly locals and a town rich in history. We played a key part in the industrial revolutions, producing cloth, thriving factories and mills. But did you know Bradford on Avon’s rubber indust...

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Bradford Ideal win majority in town council elections

THE political make up of Bradford on Avon’s Town Council was shaken up at the local election count after an independent party had all of their candidates voted in. Ideal Bradford celebrated at Trowbridge Civic Centre on Friday when it was announced ...

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AskBoA: Local buses

A couple of years ago, I helped a local community group conduct a thorough audit of the town’s bus stops and shelters – their condition and information provision. The results – which showed that the overall position was far from good ...

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AskBoA: Is there a daily newspaper for the town?

Our family would like to have a notice placed in the most appropriate local newspaper. Our deceased family member was a resident in Bradford on Avon. Which newspaper is the most circulated and popular in the community please? My on line enquires indicate ...

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AskBoA: Traffic and pedestrians?

A couple of years ago, after the Historic Core Zone negative vote, there was a well-attended meeting in St Margaret’s Hall.  Town Councillors told us they were receptive to residents offering their ideas for what might else be considered to address...

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AskBoA: Pedestrian Safety

I know the pedestrian safety is a big issue in the town so here’s a proposal based on research and evidence on integrated transport systems About 15 years ago I made a TV documentary on trying to solve transport problems in towns and cities. We filmed i...

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Virtual reality tour of Bradford’s industrial heritage

TECHNOLOGY from today is being used to showcase Bradford’s industrial heritage – and promote the town’s creative future. The Avon Works project is inviting people to use the latest virtual reality software to take a step back in time and exp...

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Town to come alive with morris festival

HUNDREDS of dancers are preparing to pull out all the bells and whistles for the very first Bradford on Avon Day of Morris Dance. The event, which will be taking place on May 20 from 10.30am-5pm, will be welcoming up to 30 Morris dancing teams at the Tith...

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AskBoA: Blue Paint Marks in front of house

We have just returned from a week away and noticed a blue paint mark on a pot plant at the front of our house. I’m aware that burglers use markers to target houses. Has anyone else noticed this in the Bradford on Avon area? Thanks

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Firm withdraws phone mast plans

PEOPLE from Bradford on Avon who have been protesting against plans for a telephone mast in the town are celebrating after the application was withdrawn. People living in Bath Road and Masons Lane were overjoyed to learn Galliford Try, the company which a...

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Bradford goes quackers for duck race

THE centre of Bradford on Avon welcomed a special visitor this week to help promote the annual Easter Monday Duck Race. Puddleduck, also known as Ceri Birth, was at the Town Bridge on Monday (March 27) to help spread the word. She was joined by Daryl Jone...

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Bath Comedy Festival comes to Bradford

COMEDY favourites Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden are coming to Bradford on Avon as part of Bath Comedy Festival. The duo will be taking to the stage at Wiltshire Music Centre in Ashley Road on Wednesday (April 5) where they will be performing a two-hour se...

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The Food Assembly Comes to Bradford-On-Avon

We are really pleased to announce that Bradford-on-Avon will have its very own Food Assembly launching w/c 20th March! Every week Food Assembly customers in Bradford-On-Avon and the surrounding local areas can order food online from local food producers b...

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Local hero saves woman from drowning

A holiday maker who was saved after falling in the Kennet & Avon Canal has said if it wasn’t for her quick-thinking hero then she wouldn’t have survived. Non swimmer Irene Teggin, 70, of Coppenhall, near Crewe, was on a barge holiday with ...

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AskBoA: Not So Beautiful Bradford?

Growing amount of mismatched advertisements for local shops, has turned into a messy and scruffy advert facing tourists as they cross the bridge. Wiltshire Council need to deal with this and organise something appropriate. Some are out of date and chained...

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Proposed 20mph Speed Limits

The Town Council has produced an information sheet on the proposed 20mph Speed Limits in the town. Detailed maps can be viewed at the town council offices or by clicking the links below: North Ward South Ward ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 THE COUNTY OF...

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Area Board Previews River Crossing Consultation

Bradford on Avon Area Board When: Wednesday 8 March at 6.30pm for 7pm start Where: St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon Agenda includes: River Crossing Feasibility – public consultation Sarah Gibson, LA Box Report back from Our Community Matters (JSA)...

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