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Holt Road to finally re-open on Tuesday

THE LONG awaited re-opening of Bradford on Avon’s Holt Road will come into effect on Tuesday, August 16. The road, which has been closed since the start of May, will be opened up to its Eastern junction with with Springfields to allow two-way traffi...

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Job opportunity for a Tourism & Events Officer (full-time)

Salary £28,203 initially on a two-year contract The Town Council requires a Tourism and Events Officer in this beautiful Wiltshire town. Are you self motivated, a proven organiser with both creative flair and strong marketing skills? Are you someone that...

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RIO 2016: Swimmer Carlin wins Olympic silver

JAZZ Carlin swam the best 400m freestyle of her career to win a silver medal at the Olympic Games in Rio this morning. Swindon’s Carlin, who now lives in Bradford on Avon, clocked 4 minutes 01.23 seconds – a lifetime best – to finish sec...

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Kennet and Avon boaters to protest Canal and River Trust

BOATERS along the Kennet and Avon canal that do not have a fixed mooring have organised a rally protesting against the governance of the Canal & River Trust. The protest will take place outside CRT’s headquarters by Caen Hill, Devizes, to expres...

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Police plea after attempted phone scam

POLICE are urging residents to be vigilant following an attempted scam involving an elderly woman in Bradford-on-Avon. On Wednesday, July 20, the woman received a call from a man claiming to be a police officer. He told the woman that somebody was in cust...

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Large craters discovered next to new roundabout

CONCERNS have been raised that large craters discovered under the Kingston Farm roundabout could delay the reopening of the Holt Road. The gaping holes near the road next to the development site have been discovered by contractors and there is a possibili...

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Civil War Programmes On Sale Now

Purchase your Souvenir Programme from the Town Council offices or Tourist Information Centre. Military historian Jonathan Falconer looks at the causes and effects of the English Civil War, and recounts the events that took place in and around Bradford on ...

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Book deal for former St Laurence pupil

A FORMER St Laurence School pupil has just signed her first book deal with one of the UK’s leading publishers. Jess Butterworth, formerly of Bradford on Avon, has agreed a two-book deal with Orion Children’s Books to publish her debut novel, Runni...

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Bike Festival Cancelled

Bradford on Avon Town Council are sorry to announce their decision to cancel the Bike Festival for the weekend 10th & 11th September 2016. The decision has largely been made due to the current Holt Road closure (B3019) which has been in operation for ...

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£1,000 cheque for Bradford on Avon disabled music club

CELEBRATIONS broke out at the Wiltshire Music Centre on Saturday after a Bradford on Avon pub donated £1,000 to the centre’s creative club for children with learning disabilities. At the start of May, the Castle Inn pub threw its annual beer festiv...

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AskBoA: Spanish/English conversation exchange?

I have a friend living in Holt who has come from Colombia and who would like to improve her English and is looking for someone who is learning Spanish to have regular meet-ups for conversation-swaps – one hour in Spanish, one in English. She does...

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St Laurence turns on the glamour for Year 11 prom

GLAMOUR was the name and St Laurence’s Year 11 prom at Bradford on Avon’s Cumberwell Park was the game on Tuesday, June 28. Nearly 190 feverishly excited pupils descended upon the venue for their big send off, arriving in a vast array of trans...

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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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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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