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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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Temporary road closure in Springfield area in January 2016

Please take note of the following temporary road closure affecting Springfield from 14 January 2016 -21 January 2016  (Daily 07.00 – 19.00 hrs) Wiltshire Council Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Closure of: UC Springf...

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The Scouts Christmas Post is Back!

1st Bradford on Avon Scout Group’s BA15 Christmas Post is back! Buy your stamps at Bradford on Avon Town Council Offices and other locations (Tillions, Station Place Chip Shop) and post by 12 December. The Scouts will deliver your post from 13th onw...

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Winsley pupils potting mad for nature shed

GARDENING enthusiasts from Winsley Primary School have purchased a potting shed to enhance outdoor learning following a grant from the Wiltshire Gardens Trust. As part of a £560 grant from the WGT, the school was able to purchase a new 10ft by 6ft shed a...

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The threat of fracking is right on our doorstep

160 square miles of Wiltshire have been identified for unconventional gas exploration or “fracking”.  The South of Bradford on Avon area is included in this area, particularly Southway Park and the southern end of the Frome and Trowbridge Roads, as...

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Office space to rent in Bradford on Avon

Small lockable middle floor office to rent on Silver Street, Bradford on Avon. Shared use of kitchen & bathroom facilities. Weekly cleaner and wifi. All bills included. Door entry system available if required. Shared use of meeting room. £300 pcm Ple...

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Westbury Gardens cafeteria. Notice: Expressions of Interest

Bradford on Avon Town Council invites Expressions of Interest in a cafeteria to be provided within and outside the Greenhouse Building in combination with the Tourist Information Centre in Westbury Gardens. Please contact the Town Clerk for more details. ...

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AskBoA: Missing iPhone. Please Help?

Hi. Last night I went to an event at St Margaret’s Hall and I have misplaced my iPhone. I think that I may have miss-located it in and around St Margarets car park and the small park adjacent to it. I would be very grateful if anyone with knowledge...

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AskBoA: Missing Key fob/LED light?

Hi. I’ve lost a key fob with an LED light attached, somewhere between Town & Belcombe Lane (via Swimming Baths, Barton Farm, and second rail foot crossing) on Friday 20th November. If anyone has found this, or has had it handed in at all, IR...

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South Wraxall church unveils new war memorial

REMEMBRANCE Sunday was marked with an extra special tribute courtesy of South Wraxall unveiling its war memorial at St James Church to end a two-year long project. Thanks to contributions from sponsored walks, council funding, personal donations and other...

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Pedal Power Raises Thousands for Local Causes

Cheques totalling over £4,500 have been donated to two local causes following an annual charity cycle ride. Georges Marvellous Bike Ride (GMBR) took place on 6th September and saw 50 cyclists from across the region taking part in rides ranging from 8 to...

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New Junior Netball Club in Bradford on Avon

Local Bradford on Avon resident Charlie Potter has received backing from England Netball to set up a new junior netball club in the town. Training for All Stars Netball Club will take place at St. Laurence School on Saturday mornings 11.30-12.30 for 8-11 ...

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Chinese President hails Bradford on Avon businesswoman

CHINESE President Xi Jinping personally met a Bradford on Avon businesswoman and called her a ‘friend of China’ for her China-UK membership network. H-J Colston, joint CEO of Chopsticks Club, the UK’s largest independent China-UK professionals’ me...

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Hit show Poldark begins filming near Bradford on Avon

AWARD winning TV drama Poldark is secretly filming its second season at Great Chalfield Manor near Bradford on Avon this week. The BBC adaptation of Winston Graham’s 18th century Cornwall Poldark novels has toured much of Wiltshire to film the series, i...

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RAF visit for artistic Bradford on Avon boy

THE creative aircraft sketchings of a 10-year-old dyslexia sufferer from Bradford on Avon earned him a dream Royal Air Force Brize Norton trip on October 8. In March 2015, Freddy Jones sent a letter and his drawings of a fixed-wing aircraft and a helicopt...

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Bradford on Avon ‘Working Tree’ Lights Up

Bradford on Avon will have a special Christmas Spirit this year with an array of more than forty Christmas globes scattered throughout the town and a light extravaganza to achieve the most majestic Christmas season in the town’s history. One of the thre...

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BoA Town Council votes to oppose fracking

At its meeting on Thursday 29th October the BoA Town Council unanimously passed this resolution opposing fracking: “This Town Council is concerned about the risks that fracking brings and will oppose any applications for exploratory or production dr...

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Bradfordians set for Lady in the Van debut

THE BRADFORDIANS’ production of Alan Bennett’s Lady in the Van from November 5-7 at St Margaret’s Hall is fast approaching with final rehearsals occurring this week.  The group previously performed Alan Bennett’s comedy Habeas Corpus and group’...

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Bradford on Avon pie firm gets legal boost

PIE-MAKER Alex Joll has been given a huge boost in his legal battle against a rival after a law firm offered to fight his case for free. Eat Square in Bradford on Avon is in an ongoing legal battle with London business Square Pie, which could result in a ...

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AskBoA: Looking for a home?

I’m new to the area and looking for a room or a studio to rent while I search for an eventual home….I’m a middle-aged female holistic practitioner and singer, writer. The home: I’m  looking to connect with people who are intereste...

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Potential ground move for Bradford on Avon sports clubs

SPORTS clubs in Bradford on Avon are developing ambitious plans to create a purpose-built sports ground that will allow some clubs to move from dilapidated facilities. Bradford Town Youth FC, along with Bradford Town FC and the town’s cricket club, are ...

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Bradford residents fed up with rubbish littering streets

BRADFORD on Avon residents are calling on the Wiltshire Council to clamp down on their neighbours leaving their rubbish out days before collection. Residents are repeatedly reporting businesses and the town’s people are leaving their bins out days befor...

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Bradford on Avon cyclist’s YouTube show goes viral

A FORMER British National Road Race cycling champion who now lives in Bradford on Avon has swapped his bike for a blossoming career in presenting. Matthew Stephens, now a host for the viral YouTube channel, Global Cycling Network, settled in the town in 2...

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Bradford on Avon School wins eco-friendly award

A SCHOOL near Bradford on Avon has won an award for its new green energy power and learning classroom. Winsley Church of England Primary School was presented with the Wessex Watermark Award and £500 cheque from Wessex Water’s education advisor Gill...

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Lorry Watch Prosecutions

Wiltshire Council v MGF (Trench Construction Systems) Ltd Fine £700,  £700 – costs  £300 – VS  £70 C M Downton(Haulage Contractors) Ltd Fine  £500 – Costs £ 200 – VS  £50

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Bradford On Avon Ball raises over £7,000 for MS Charity

SUMMER BALL RAISES £7394.69 for local MS Charity A black tie summer ball was held at Cumberwell Park Golf Club in Bradford on Avon to raise funds for the Wessex MS Therapy Centre. Chris Aslett, a member of the therapy centre who has MS said “I really w...

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Cartoon charity fitness challenge in Bradford on Avon

COLOURFUL cartoon characters felt the burn on Saturday after a set of exhausting charity fitness challenges at St Laurence School, Bradford on Avon. Approximately 80 fancy dress fundraisers underwent eight gruelling 45-minute exercises, from 9am-4pm, in a...

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AskBoA: Recent rumblings?

Does anyone know the cause of the recent rumbling noises that can be heard in BoA? I was at Hilperton yesterday and the noise was even louder there and continued throughout the evening and then suddenly stopped at 11pm.

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