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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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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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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 Some are out of date and chained...

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AskBoA: Railings on Conigre Hill

What do you think of the scaffolding poles used to line Conigre Hill, probably the best dry stone wall in BOA. Could they be more hideous. They are spaced so close together, there are more than 80 vertical posts for the distance covered. Compared to the o...

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AskBoA: Have you seen this Elephant?

This much loved Elephant (about 20cm high) was lost en route from Jones Hill past the Lock Inn, over McKeever Bridge and up Masons Lane to Bath Road. If anyone has seen him, or handed him in somewhere, could you call me on 07956 354240. Many thanks One De...

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AskBoA: Enthusiastic New Leaders for NEW U3A Groups?

Calling For enthusiastic Leaders for New U3A Groups If any of the suggestions below interest you, please contact Veronica Bryant For contact details see website  www.boau3a.com SCOTTISH/COUNTRY DANCING Interested in joining and helping to establish this...

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AskBoA: Damsons Exchange?

I’ve just picked a couple of buckets of damsons with loads more on the tree. Is anybody interested in making jam/jelly/chutney and would like some in exchange for a jar or two of whatever you make? Other fruit possibly available too. 07480310822

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AskBoA: Cleaner Wanted?

Reliable,  local, experienced cleaner wanted to help a busy family in Bradford on Avon. Local references needed. Call 07920802987  Thanks

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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AskBoA: Anyone found my khaki Gap jacket?

Hello, I just wondered if my khaki Gap jacket has been found anywhere? I lost it in the area between St Margaret’s car park, the toilets there, Orton jewellery, the Saxon church etc. I would be so happy if you had found it! You can contact me via vi...

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AskBoA: Lost Black Cat

Our cat Murphy hasn’t been seen since 6th September, we live on Southville Road and he usually doesnt travel far from home, we’re all really worried he may be stuck in someones shed or garage. He is an older cat, jet black with no collar but h...

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AskBoA: Lost baby’s blanket?

Hi all, apologies for posting here as this isn’t exactly town news but my 4 month year old’s blanket has gone missing somewhere in the town. It has huge sentimental value to us because it has been knitted in five different colours, red, yellow...

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AskBoA: Fibre Optic Broadband for Town Centre?

The bottom part of the town centre and Kingston Mill don’t seem to have fibre optic broadband.  Does anyone know if the new green box that has gone up next to the gold letterbox  is for fibre optic for Kingston Mill and the town centre? Thanks.

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AskBoA: Collection Box Coordinator?

You’ll be amazed how much money is donated through collection boxes placed locally. As a Collection Box Coordinator you will be responsible for distributing as many boxes as possible to both existing and newly sourced locations in Bradford on Avon. Whet...

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AskBoA: Two sudden deaths in Church Street?

Has anyone an explanation for the sudden almost complete absence of bothersome seagulls in the town centre?  Within the past three days a headless pidgeon fell from the sky into Abbey House car park and another in the Saxon Chapel garden, thoroughly pluc...

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AskBoA: Police appeal after lorry blocks junction?

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Bradford on Avon at the start of July. The New Road/Sladesbrook junction was blocked for some time after a lorry apparantly turned off New Road in to Sladesbrook and struck a bollard and then a p...

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AskBoA: Internet connections in Woolley?

I’ve recently moved to a cottage at the top of Woolley and the internet connection is appalling – sometimes it takes minutes to load a page and streaming is impossible. I’m using a BT hotspot at the mo, but neighbours and the folk at The...

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AskBoA: Iron Duke?

 Were you involved with the Iron Duke while it was in  operation at the Kingston Mills rubber factory? If so, your advice on how it worked could be very valuable to the restorers who will soon be working on the machine in preparation for bringing it bac...

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AskBoA: Timber windows?

Hello all, I’ve just bought a very dated cottage off Woolley Street and am renovating it before moving in. Can anyone recommend a good company/trader able to provide and fit timber casement windows? Thanks.

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AskBoA: Skate facilities?

Skating in Bradford on Avon is tough and as a skateboarder i know the negativity people have about it, but we are in need of a proper skateboarding facility which would be looked after and used daily by us. There are several issues with Poulton such as, t...

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AskBoA: Graffiti in playground?

The new improved playground near Tithe Barn has not been long finished and it’s so sad to see it has already been graffiti’d. So disappointing. Anybody know anything?

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AskBoA: Westbury Gardens cafe?

Can anybody bring me – and perhaps others – up to speed with the status and future of the cafe in Westbury Gardens? Some of us understood the cafe to be a necessary evil if the Tourist Information Centre was to survive: I know people asked, e....

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AskBoA: Is this why it's called the Shambles?

Always wondered why The Shambles was so called. What do you reckon? @boa_community Always wondered why The Shambles was so called. What do you reckon? pic.twitter.com/4DjFfuRnEp — Anna Wilson (@acwilsonwriter) January 8, 2015

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AskBoA: Have you seen our missing cat?

Our nine-month-old cat Oakley has gone missing from our home in Bradford Road, Winsley. He was last seen on December 9. He is a ginger tabby, very sweet, with a very long tail. If you may have seen him, please call me on 01225 868324.

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AskBoA: Do you enjoy sketching?

Do you enjoy sketching and would you like to meet new people? I spotted a Sketching group in Bristol and thought it’d be a great idea to set up the same in Bradford on Avon (and surrounds) – meeting up, sketching, drinking tea, no egos, just i...

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AskBoA: Missing Cats Bath Road?

My 2 gorgeous cats have gone missing from home on Bath Road. Both male, around 5 years old. One is black with a blue collar and the other a pale ginger colour with a green collar. If you could check sheds/garages in the area it would be amazing. Please ca...

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AskBoA: Cooking and craft courses?

I am interested in setting up a business delivering cooking course and art/ craft courses in Bradford on Avon. I need a venue and an idea of whether there would be demand for courses for children and adults. I am an experienced teacher and also a nutritio...

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Boris the adventuring tortoise

Please could the person who rang me re someone finding a tortoise in Westwood get back in touch? I did not hear from the said person who was going to ring. Many thanks Heather 07545 550671.

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AskBoA: Stag Boat Parties on the K&A?

Has anyone else in BoA had problems with stag boat parties in and around Bradford on Avon? They come through BoA lock on Friday early eve and head towards Avoncliff. I know many boaters have had problems, i just wondered if anybody else has? (This is in t...

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AskBoA: Missing Cat?

Norris has been missing in the Market Street area since the 6th of November. He is grey with a white neck and feet. He is very inquisitive and may have found his way into a shed or outbuilding, he is also a regular in the Dandy Lion Pub. If you have seen ...

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AskBoA: Serjeant Llewellyn Monger?

My Great Grandfather, Llewellyn William Stewart Monger, a Sargeant in the Durham Light Infantry, was killed in WW1 on the Somme. He left a widow and infant child, my father, at home in South Shields. My grandmother re-married and there has never been any ...

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AskBoA: Does anybody know a local plumber?

Hi there Does anybody know a plumber / handyman who will help with some small plumbing jobs. Changing taps and adding an isolator to one tap pipe. I’ve tried to call plumbers, but as its a small job, many just don’t reply. My place is rented o...

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AskBoA: Station car park Fines – what do you think?

30th September 2014. I was fined £25.00 for parking on a free parking Sunday ‘beyond the Bay markings’ laid out at the station car park Bradford on Avon. 5 other vehicles also had fines placed on their windscreens. As the car park was full except for...

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AskBoA: Spanish Tuition Required?

Hi. Can anyone point me in the direction of a Spanish Language Teacher in Bradford on Avon. Two of us would like a few hours a week help with our Learn Spanish Course. Happy to discuss rates & times. Initial reply to this post as first line of contact...

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AskBoA: Missing Ginger and White Cat?

Our 6 year old cat Alfie went missing from Bath Road on the 14th September. He is ginger and white with a ginger patch to the left of his nose as you look at him. Have you seen him? Please let us know if you have, Tel: 01225 938998, thank you.

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AskBoA: Intermediate French?

Does anybody know of any French Conversation Classes in BOA? I know there was one called “French Cafe” (or similar) a couple of years ago but I can’t find anything current. Please leave a comment below. Thanks

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AskBoA: Anybody know the Singing Group?

I attended the Red Cross event at Belcombe Court in May of this year. Please could somebody tell me the name of the group that sang in the potting shed late afternoon – 2 men and one lady that had a wonderful melodic sound. (Please leave a comment b...

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AskBoA: Missing Person

I am trying to find my sister. She moved to the Bradford on Avon area with her adoptive Father and I think her son who is probably an adult now. Her name is Rebecca…unfortunately I don’t know her adoptive surname….originally she was adop...

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AskBoA: Grapes of Wrath?

Does anyone share my concern regarding the recent brutal chopping down of the grape vine that once enhanced the (sadly empty) Bunch of Grapes pub in Silver Street? Whilst it was certainly in need of thinning, the degree of butchery is particularly disconc...

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AskBoA: Drum circle?

Is there a Drum Circle in the area who would like to provide atmosphere for the BoA Walking Festival’s Mass Walk on Aug 31 at Barton Farm? Other music/entertainment welcome.

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AskBoA: Recruiting Volunteers

Do you have a spare 4 hours once a fortnight to offer No. 1 Royal Crescent, the Georgian House Museum, recently announced as Winner of the Best Large Visitor Attraction in Bath? No. 1 is looking for fun, commited volunteers with an interest in the history...

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AskBoA: Lost Cat from Tyning Road, Winsley?

Our cat is missing from Tyning Road, Winsley. We last saw him on Sat 19th July. He’s jet black all over, 9 years old and fairly slender. We really miss him and are worried he’s trapped or lost. Perhaps he got scared by the thunderstorms that night and...

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AskBoA: Musicians Wanted?

Guitarist new to Bradford on Avon would like to join/form band playing covers/originals. Some of my influences are The Velvet Underground, Byrds, REM, The Go-Betweens, Belle and Sebastian, Robyn Hitchcock, Dr Feelgood, Psychedelia. If you sing, play bass,...

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AskBoA: Opera Tickets for Local Hosts

The Iford Festival is looking for hosts in Bradford-on-Avon or the villages to accommodate a performer between 20 July and 3rd August. Hosts are not expected to provide meals or transport, just a room and a friendly house! By way of thanks the festival of...

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