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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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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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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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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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Congratulations to our Prize Winners

Holidays & Cruises annual travel show held on the 13th February at St Margarets Hall was a huge success and raised funds for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. suppliers from across the travel industry attended to discuss holidays and cruises locally, Steve...

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First World War folk opera comes to Bradford on Avon

A MOVING tribute to the ordinary men and women whose lives were shattered by the First World War is being performed in Bradford on Avon on February 28, when the folk opera A Day’s Work is staged at the St Margaret’s Hall. Mick Ryan’s critica...

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Scrap Metal Thieves

Yesterday thieves stole an old boiler that our plumber had left at the front of our house, intending to collect it today. To us it was just rubbish, but to him it had some value, so in effect he has been paid less than the full amount he expected for his ...

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CCTV appeal after Bradford on Avon burglary

POLICE investigating a burglary in Bradford on Avon, have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to. The incident happened at 1.50pm on December 4 when the residents of a property in Junction Road disturbed an offender who had broken in b...

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Precautionary flood defences installed in Bradford on Avon

RISING river levels in Bradford on Avon has prompted Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Services to install flood defences this evening (Sunday) as a precaution. Barriers were put in place by 7pm in the Bull Pit by more than 20 helper, including firefighters, envi...

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The Bunch of Grapes

Inspired by the village bar bistros of South West France, the Bunch of Grapes is open all day so you can pop in anytime – sometimes just for a drink, other times for a quick snack and often for dinner! We aim to be the perfect neighbourhood bar so c...

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Scarecrow Trail around Bradford on Avon

BTYFC (Bradford Town Youth Football Club) are organizing a half term SCARECROW TRAIL around Bradford on Avon. Can you find all 24 scarecrows and identify the countries taking part in the EUFA EURO’S 2016? A fantastic half term activity for all of th...

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HOLIDAYS & CRUISES TRAVEL SHOW

Visit the Holidays & Cruises Travel Show at St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon from 10am-4pm Meet the suppliers from the Holiday & Cruise brands with well known names such as Azamara Cruises, Rail Discoveries, Mercury Holidays, Newmarket, ...

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Bradford Bowls Club celebrates success in 2015

BRADFORD on Avon Bowls Club held their annual lunch at Cumberwell Golf Club organised by Ladies’ Secretary, Eileen Holdway. 30 members enjoyed a lovely meal which was followed by the presentation of the trophies to the winners and runners up of last sea...

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AskBoA: Dog mess on our streets is getting out of hand!

Hi there Has anyone else noticed that the amount of dogs fouling the Trowbridge Road going into town has increased hugely over the last few months? Its getting beyond a joke- my two young children have both fallen foul (no pun intended) to the increasing ...

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Overnight Noise from Railway Works

In case anyone is alarmed by any noise and machinery eminating from the Greenland Mills area, there is work going on at the railway crossing overnight between 11pm and 5am for the next few nights I believe. We got a letter to inform us as we live fairly...

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War declared on Bradford on Avon’s dirty bus shelters

FOUR cleaning musketeers have taken it upon themselves to clean up bus shelters and places tarnished by graffiti around Bradford on Avon. Spearheaded by Councillor John Potter, the former town mayor, Councillor Mike Roberts and residents Joyce Shaw and Ri...

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Co-op butchers in Bradford on Avon to close after 25 years

THE butchers in the Bradford on Avon Co-operative store is closing down after more than 25 years. The Southern Co-operative, on Winsley Road, is making its butchers redundant next week, replacing them with a Somerset supplier, angering putgoing department...

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Spruced up Bradford Roots Festival continues to branch out

AN abundant feast of local musical talent brought the curtain down on another resoundingly successful Bradford Roots Music Festival last weekend. Almost 900 people thronged the Wiltshire Music Centre as the festival showcased more than 50 artists in the e...

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AskBoA: Spanish student seeks homestay summer 2016?

Hi A student of mine from Spain is seeking accommodation – preferably with a family for a couple of weeks in the summer holidays.  Her aim is to combine improving her English with staying in a family environment – and she would probably go ...

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£5,000 cash boost for bereaved families

MORE than £5,000 will go to a Dorothy House project to help bereaved children and families cope with the death of a loved one. At area board meetings in Bradford on Avon and Devizes last week, each group agreed to give £2,802 to the charity’s Maki...

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Come and Join Us – Bradford on Avon Pancake Race

The Bradford on Avon Town Bridge Pancake Race, a firm favourite in our events calendar is back again this year, on Tuesday 9th February.  Come and support members of the Bradford on Avon business community as they show off their pancake-tossing skills at...

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Network Rail Maintenance at Greenland Mill Level Crossing

What are the works involved? This work is essential maintenance and will involve the barriers and power pack assemblies being replaced at Greenland Mill level crossing. How will Network Rail manage the impact to people living/working nearby? We recognise ...

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Man dies following canal barge fire in Bradford on Avon

A man has lost his life following a fire on a canal boat this morning (Jan 10). Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to the Kennet and Avon Canal at Moulton Drive, Bradford on Avon at 3.33am after a passer-by saw a canal boat well alight. The ...

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AskBoA: Flour markings randomly in town?

Any idea what group or organisation is spraying signs on pavements around the hillside area of the town. Looks like a trail or quiz. Its usina white flour mixture along footpaths and across roads. Anyone have any idea?

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Bradford on Avon Roll of Honour

With special thanks to Richard Craft for taking a picture of the Roll of Honour for our website. For anyone that has seen this board in person will know what a difficult task it was. The board is very large as you will see in this picture –http://ww...

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Free insulation offer for Wiltshire residents

With the colder weather here, Wiltshire residents are being given the opportunity to improve heating in their home for free, thanks to grant funding which is available immediately. Wiltshire Council’s Warm and Safe Programme means eligible homeowner...

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Giving tree bares fruit in Bradford on Avon

HUNDREDS of donations have flooded into Dorothy House Hospice Care in Winsley and Bath Cats and Dogs Home following a giving Christmas tree project in Bradford on Avon. The tree in Lamb Yard, organised by Christopher Curtis, Frome College’s head of math...

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AskBoA: Lost dog near Sainsbury’s?

I spotted a small dog – looked like a chihuahua cross, ginger in colour with a bright red colour – loose near the grass bank as you enter / exit Sainsbury’s.  This was around 2 pm on 29th Dec.  Dog looked to be unsure of the area as he...

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Bradford Youth FC petition town council

DISGRUNTLED Bradford on Avon Youth FC members have started a petition after their sports hub idea was not included in the 2016 neighbourhood plan. Plans for a community sports and recreational hub, preferably at the Beehive Field, is not on the neighbourh...

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Bradford on Avon Luncheon Club celebrates 20 years

BRADFORD on Avon’s Tuesday Luncheon Club celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Cumberwell Park Golf Club with more than 110 members attending. The milestone event involved a magician, a caricaturist, live acoustic music, singing and a nostalgic photo m...

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Nature reserve being developed for Freshford Primary School

A DILAPIDATED mill in Freshford is being transformed into a haven for local wildlife, 21 new homes and a nature reserve for Freshford Primary School children to learn about. Ecological companies Environ and Simecology are working to rejuvenate Freshford M...

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Town Council Information during Christmas Holiday Closure

In the unlikely event of the repeat flooding that occurred in 2013 please note that bradford on avon town council has an experienced and competent flood group that will step into action should a flood occur within the town centre. We also recommend that y...

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AskBoA: Geologists’ advice needed?

Frack Free Bradford on Avon is looking for someone who can interpret a geological map and associated documents. Bradford on Avon is one part of Wiltshire where exploratory drilling for coal bed methane could be taking place. So, we need to know where thes...

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MP looking to end Bradford on Avon congestion problems

PLANS to tackle Bradford on Avon’s ongoing traffic congestion issues have begun in earnest following a discussion in the House of Commons last week. On December 10, Bradford on Avon’s MP Michelle Donelan raised concerns about this issue to Secretary o...

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Temporary Road Closure in Downs View Area in February 2016

Wiltshire Council Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Closure of: Downs View, Downs Close and Westfield, Bradford on Avon (Ref: TTRO 4091) Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily...

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CCTV appeal after shoplifting incidents in Bradford on Avon

POLICE have released CCTV images of people they would like to question in connection with a succession of thefts in Bradford on Avon. Officers are investigating incidents on November 10, 16, 17 and 22 at the Co-op in Winsley Road. Share article The first ...

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