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Youth Strategy comes to life!

  The Town Council’s Youth Strategy, authored by Leader of the Council Dom Newton and adopted by the Council in December 2017*, is moving into delivery with the appointment of Community Family Care**, part of Community Foster Care, to provide youth ser...

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Magical evening at the Tithe Barn

THE Bradfordians have returned to their regular summer residency at the Tithe Barn in Bradford on Avon this week to bring audiences a modern classic, Michelle Magorian’s wonderfully uplifting wartime tale, Goodnight Mister Tom. This is Wiltshire

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Notice of urgent temporary closure of Whiteheads Lane

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Urgent Closure of Whiteheads Lane, Bradford on Avon WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 10 July 2018, the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interests of public saf...

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Meerkats are a top draw

MEERKATS and racing snails proved to be among the biggest draws at the annual Fitzmaurice Strawberry Fair on Saturday. This is Wiltshire

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Messiah is full of soul and a joy to watch

TWO of the most pleasurable hours of my life were spent at the Wiltshire Music Centre on Sunday listening to an incredible jazz, swing and gospel version of a selection of choruses from Handel’s Messiah. This is Wiltshire

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Town will take part in owl trail

BUSINESSES in Bradford on Avon have clubbed together to raise £3,300 to purchase one of Bath’s Minerva Owls in order to be part of this year’s trail. This is Wiltshire

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Swift group plans events

BRADFORD on Avon’s swift group will be taking part in the first ever National Swift Awareness Week from June 16 to 23. This is Wiltshire

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Improvements to Sladesbrook Play Area

We’re pleased to announce that new play equipment will be being installed at the Sladesbrook Play Area from 25th June. The Colonel William Llewellen Palmer Educational Charity, which is now administered and run by the Town Council, recently inherited th...

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CCTV in use to track down men

POLICE are appealing for help in recovering a motorbike that was stolen from a driveway in Bradford on Avon on Sunday (June 10). This is Wiltshire

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Canopy project attracts support

PEOPLE trying to restore the canopy to Bradford on Avon railway station footbridge have received commitments totalling £15,000 to kick-start the scheme. This is Wiltshire

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Canopy project attracts support

PEOPLE trying to restore the canopy to Bradford on Avon railway station footbridge have received commitments totalling £15,000 to kick-start the scheme. This is Wiltshire

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Bikers rally for local charities

VINTAGE motorcycle enthusiasts and pub goers have helped to raise more than £738 for charities that help to reduce isolation and loneliness in older people. This is Wiltshire

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Minerva owl appeal for support

A BRADFORD on Avon hotelier is appealing to the town’s businesses to help give the local economy a boost by sponsoring one of the Minerva owls. This is Wiltshire

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We’re hiring! – Operations Manager

Operations Manager Salary £33,136 – £36,153 dependent on experience (SCP 37-40) Full Time Position Job Description Overview The Operations Manager will have responsibility for the delivery of services by the Town Council covering a range of areas, ma...

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What next for our Phone Boxes?

Two of Bradford on Avon’s lovely old K6 phone boxes were recently earmarked for removal by BT: one in Churches (near St Laurence school) and one at the top of Whitehill, (opposite Mount Pleasant). Photo ©lydiaboothphotography.com In a bid to save them...

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Support your local author

Bradford on Avon author, James Ellis, is seeking Patrons for his second novel, An Other’s Look, which is being published by Unbound Books. Patrons are a community of book lovers who bring new voices to published writing by pre-ordering digital or paperb...

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Over 5,000 enjoy Family Fun Day

BARGAIN hunters in their hundreds flocked to one of the biggest car boot sales in the area at the annual Bradford on Avon Lions Club Family Fun Day. This is Wiltshire

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Solar panel fire in Holt

FIRE crews from Trowbridge and Melksham attended a solar panel on fire near Leigh Road, Holt at 10.16am today (Sunday, May 20). The fire was out on arrival and crews made the area safe. This is Wiltshire

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Jazz goes Dutch in Bradford on Avon

It was a first for Bradford on Avon Jazz Club when on two consecutive sessions bands from The Netherlands were featured at the Mount Pleasant club. In April it was the Freetime Old Dixie Jass Band and in May the Storyville Jassband played for another capa...

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Bradford Town Football Club 2017-18 Round-up

Bradford Town Football Club have recorded the most successful season in their history securing a fourth place finish in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division. Despite the disappointment suffered on the 28th April in Devon when Willand Rovers’ ...

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People urged to talk more openly about dying

PEOPLE across North and West Wiltshire are being urged to talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, with staff at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and Dorothy House Hospice Care supporting Dying Matters Awareness Week from M...

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Mayor and Deputy Mayor swap roles

THE new Mayor and chairman of Bradford on Avon is Cllr Alex Kay, a professional geologist and self-employed artist who has lived in the town for the past five years. This is Wiltshire

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Innovative ideas on display

RESIDENTS of Bradford on Avon have given a mixed reaction to an exhibition of designs for the town’s Station car park. This is Wiltshire

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Hats off to Ms B-Avon W.I.

There are so many examples of community spirit and expertise in our town, that it is sometimes easy to take for granted the hard work that goes into projects. One such project was recently brought to our attention by Cllr Jim Lynch, who sent us off with a...

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Performance opportunity – Iford Arts

Iford Arts are looking for two young actors (male) to take part in a professional opera, Handel’s Partenope at Iford Arts (just outside of Bath). You will be required to attend two rehearsals in London, one on Friday 15th May, the second tbc You will th...

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Appeal for witnesses

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man involved in a crash was assaulted by another driver on the B3105 at Bradford on Avon. This is Wiltshire

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Collecting Children’s shoes at Dible and Roy

Do you have any shoes that your children have grown out of? We have a collection box in our foyer at Dible & Roy, Bridge Street for the charity Afrikaya.  These shoes will go to a project in The Gambia where the children often pick up parasites s...

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Work commences on the Sladesbrook and Bancroft Allotments

Today’s glorious sunshine provided a great opportunity for Town Council officers Keith Draper and Simon Sutton to make some serious headway on the replacement of plot marking posts at the Sladesbrook and Bancroft allotments. Now that the Colonel William...

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Stamp of approval

A WILTSHIRE artist has designed a new set of six stamps released by the Royal Mail. This is Wiltshire

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Bradford on Avon visit to Keynsham

On Sunday 15th April, Cllr Emma Franklin arranged a trip for 20 residents of Bradford on Avon to visit Keynsham with a free train ride laid on to take them there. The rain did not dampen spirits as the group walked to the site of an old abbey, where volun...

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Fly-tipping is a problem

A RISE in fly-tipping throughout the county has caused concern amongst residents who say it is ruining the countryside. This is Wiltshire

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'Return the plastic' campaign comes to Bradford

CAMPAIGNERS seeking to stop Britain’s big supermarket chains from using plastic packaging for their retail products staged a lunchtime protest outside Sainsbury’s store at Bradford on Avon on Saturday. This is Wiltshire

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Fly-tipping is a problem

A RISE in fly-tipping throughout the county has caused concern amongst residents who say it is ruining the countryside. This is Wiltshire

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'Return the plastic' campaign comes to Bradford

CAMPAIGNERS seeking to stop Britain’s big supermarket chains from using plastic packaging for their retail products staged a lunchtime protest outside Sainsbury’s store at Bradford on Avon on Saturday. This is Wiltshire

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