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Temporary Closure of Whiteheads Lane, Bradford on Avon

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Closure of Whiteheads Lane, Bradford on Avon THE WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on Thursday 30th June 2016, the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the inter...

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All Stars Netball Summer Camps

All Stars Netball Club will be running netball camps at St. Laurence School from the 27-29 July, 1-5 August, 8-12 August 10.00am – 3pm for children aged 8-11 years old. £28.50 a day, discounts available for multiday bookings. Local resident and qualifi...

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Advanced Notice – Civil War Re-enactment Weekend

Saturday 30th July and Sunday 31st July 2016 Please be advised that Bradford on Avon Town Council are organising a Civil War Re-enactment weekend with the English Civil War Society on Saturday 30th July and Sunday 31st July 2016. The event will take place...

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Rat run fears to hit Bradford on Avon businesses

BUSINESSES on the edge of Bradford on Avon are urging customers to keep coming, amid fears some may close altogether, after through traffic was banned from narrow local lanes this week to stop drivers using them as a ‘rat run’. On Tuesday, Woolley Str...

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Car crashes into house in Bradford On Avon

A house had to be propped up after a car left the road and crashed into the home in Bradford on Avon. Firefighters used steel supports to reinforce the building in Bath Road after the incident on Sunday (June 13) at the junction of Berryfield Road. The ca...

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AskBoA: Woman assaulted while cycling in Bradford on Avon

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 54-year-old woman was assaulted in Bradford on Avon on May 20. At about 6.35pm last Friday, the woman was cycling up the hill in Belcombe Road when a white van approached her from behind and a male passenger hit ...

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Princess Royal to visit Dorothy House

THE PRINCESS Royal will be paying a visit to Winsley’s Dorothy House Hospice Care as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations on June 21. Princess Anne will attend a garden party as well as enjoying the first viewing of the hospice’s birthd...

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AskBoA: Police appeal over spate of Winsley car thefts

POLICE are appealing for information following a spate of thefts from motor vehicles in the Winsley area last week. Two cars were broken into in Broomground, Winsley, and another in Northfield on May 11 with both being report at 9.29am and 1.29pm respecti...

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Heated exchanges over Holy Trinity Church grant

A £1,000 grant was allocated to the £2m regeneration of Bradford on Avon’s Holy Trinity Church but not without a lengthy and heated exchange at Wednesday’s area board meeting. Wiltshire West District Scout Association had applied for £7,000 to go t...

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Cow mooves into Bradford on Avon

A WANDERING cow decided to have an appointment at Bradford on Avon’s dental surgery on Thursday afternoon. At 3pm, PCSO Andrew MacLachlan was called to after a cow had taken a detour from their field and was on the loose in the town centre. The cow ...

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New Cycle Policy for GWR Long Distance High Speed Trains

Great Western Trains are introducing a new cycle policy for their long distance High Speed Trains, which takes effect from the start of the summer timetable on 16 May. To give cyclists a guaranteed space, they are introducing compulsory bicycle reservatio...

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Neighbourhood plan released to Bradford on Avon public

THE eagerly awaited draft neighbourhood plan for Bradford on Avon was released this week, giving residents the opportunity to air their views on the town’s developments. After three years of consultation by the neighbourhood plan working group, the draf...

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New café blooms in Bradford

SEVERAL weeks after opening its doors to the Bradford on Avon public, the new Poppies Tea Rooms is settling in nicely to its new surroundings. The cafe, situated in the town’s tourist information centre, serves hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes, c...

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Bradford on Avon Photography Competition

Bradford on Avon Town Council is now promoting its Photography Competition for which the theme is simply ‘Beautiful Bradford – The Perfect Setting’. If you have a passion for Bradford on Avon and photography this is for you! Architectura...

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Ex-Bradfordians actress secures leading role in new film

A FORMER Bradford on Avon resident may be heading for an acting career in Hollywood following a string of recent film and TV successes. Rayanna Dibs, who lived in the town from the age of two to 19, has just secured leading roles in a new film and a play,...

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Lorry overturns near Bradford on Avon

A LORRY driver suffered minor injuries after his vehicle overturned near Bradford on Avon on Wednesday afternoon. Police, Fire and Ambulance services arrived at the scene shortly after 1.30pm in Leigh to find the eight-wheel lorry, carrying clay, in a dit...

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AskBoA: Anyone interested in a game of cricket?

I’m what you would call an amateur of the highest order when it comes to cricket. I’d say I’m a late order batsman. About a number 9. I also can’t bowl all that well… Having looked at the local teams and considered my options...

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AskBoA: Bradford on Avon wall

A TEAM of volunteers in Bradford on Avon are appealing for more helpers to go at it hammer and tong to repair a historic stone wall by the Kennet & Avon Canal. The volunteers, flanked by the Canal & River Trust and a professional stonemason, have ...

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Debut crime novel set in Bradford on Avon

THE DEBUT novel by a new crime fiction writer is set in Bradford on Avon during the Second World War. Ralph Spurrier, whose in-laws live in the town, has written his inaugural piece, A Coin for the Hangman, featuring a bookseller who buys an odd collectio...

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AskBoA: Lost set of Keys?

A set of keys were lost on Saturday morning (2nd April) probably somewhere along Trowbridge road. They have not been handed into the Police Station. If anyone finds them or handed them in somewhere could they contact Charlie on 07956 354240. Many thanks. ...

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£2m Bradford on Avon church refurbishment on schedule

THE £2m year-long refurbishment of Bradford on Avon’s Holy Trinity Church is bringing a ‘golden glow’ to the building, according to its vicar, the Rev Joanna Abecassis. After four years of planning, the church held its curtain call service on Chris...

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Scam alert: Police warn over fake water board engineers

A GROUP of men were posing as water board engineers around Holt. The men were asking residents in the area if they could check their water supply on Friday, March 13. If they were let in, they would then disconnect a pipe and tell the resident they needed...

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Limpley Stoke farmer in court over cow death

THE owner of a Limpley Stoke farm is being prosecuted for failing to protect the public, after a man was trampled to death by a herd of cows. Farmer Brian Godwin, 82, of Timothy Rise Farm, Winsley Hill, is being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executi...

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Police warning after elderly couple duped out of £1k

POLICE are warning Bradford on Avon residents to beware of door-to-door salesmen after an elderly couple were nearly duped into paying more than £1,000 for having their patio cleaned. On Saturday three men, who presented a brochure with contact numbers f...

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Dancing Back to 1914 project a resounding success

YOUNG and old dancing talent from Bradford on Avon put on their dancing shoes to performed dances from the First World War on March 3 at County Hall, Trowbridge. The finale of the Dancing Back to 1914 project, which was launched last April, involved 80 mo...

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Bradford on Avon science fair has the right formula

BUDDING young scientists from Bradford on Avon were treated to a formula of music, creativity and science at the Wiltshire Music Centre on Sunday. The fifth annual My Science Fair attracted more than 400 visitors to engage in chemistry demonstrations, neo...

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Cricketer wins Bradford on Avon sports award

THE coveted young sports person of the year award for Bradford on Avon has been claimed by cricketer Lilly Bird. The 11-year-old took up the sport aged eight and after three years at the Bradford on Avon cricket club, Lilly has become a role model for her...

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The ducks are ready……are you?

Hundreds of ducks have been through a very vigorous medical & training session today! They are now waiting to be adopted for the Duck Race. 2pm from the Town Bridge on Easter Monday Ducks available to buy on 28th March from 11am in Westbury Gardens or...

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Job: BoA Town Warden

Town Warden 1x full-time (37 hours) 1x part-time (18 ½ hours) Duties: to carry out ‘janitorial’ work in the town and maintain high standards of cleanliness. To manage, open and close public conveniences. Clean bus shelters. Remove litter in Council p...

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Film project chooses Bradford on Avon as its launchpad

THE UK’S first pub, restaurant and accommodation video walkthrough website has chosen Bradford on Avon as its ideal destination to launch its business. Tucked Away, a free film project set up to highlight a town’s places to dine and stay, has put toge...

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Iron Duke nearing Bradford on Avon return

HISTORIC rubber rolling machine the Iron Duke will return to Bradford on Avon in June – as long as the final £18,000 has come in. The project to bring the first rubber rolling machine in Europe back to Bradford on Avon is on track after it was awar...

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Wiltshire Music Centre team to run Bath Half Marathon

THE Wiltshire Music Centre team are to get their running shoes on and tackle the Bath Half Marathon on March 13. To mark the centre’s 18th birthday, artistic director James Slater, tenor Peter Kirk and jazz pianist Jason Rebello will run the distanc...

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Man, 35 believed to have been stabbed twice in two days

A BRADFORD on Avon man is believed to have been stabbed twice in two days. The first incident is alleged to have happened yesterday afternoon just before 3.50pm to a report of an assault at Hillcrest Flats on Highfield Road. South Western Ambulance attend...

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Fury at decision to close Avoncliff car park

OUTRAGED Avoncliff residents are angry after discovering a public car park near their homes is to shut at the end of March, just as the tourist season begins, and say they should have been given more information about the closure plans. Wiltshire Council...

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Wiltshire Council Phone Number update

With effect from 12 February, the following Wiltshire Council phone numbers will be removed from circulation. These are numbers that were previously used as switchboard numbers in individual locations but are no longer required. The numbers are: 01225 713...

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