Thank you for last night's Christmas lights switch on

I’d like to say a huge thank you to all those involved in last night’s Christmas lights switch on and well done to the organisers. There was a lovely, friendly, community atmosphere and it was fantastic to see Lamb Yard being used for the first time ...

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Fairtrade Award

Bradford on Avon is part of the Wiltshire Fairtrade Coalition, which was Highly Commended for Outstanding Achievement Award. We were presented with the certificate by Fairtrade Foundation Executive Director Harriet Lamb CBE, at the national Fairtrade Supp...

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A different view of BoA

This is a special kind of panoramic photo called a Gigapan, and shows an unusual view of two of our town’s churches. You can see it full size (and zoom in to see more details) on this page.

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Bridge debate: have your say

No other topic on this website generates quite as much interest, or quite as many comments by the public, as the proposed new bridge between Kingston Mills and the library car park. I’m wary of allowing the topic to swamp everything else here. Equal...

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Bridge council meeting report in Wilts Times

Wiltshire Times: “In a heated debate town councillors made their views known about the best course of action for the future. Mayor Peter Leach said: “Now we all know this information, we have got to decide whether we want to proceed with another c...

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Photos from BoA 10k run

Photos from the the 10k run at Barton Farm Country Park, held as part of the Sports Festival. (Contributed by: Andrew Eberlin) (If you’re running an event in BoA, and have some photos you’d like to share with the rest of the town via this webs...

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Report on broadband survey

Those of you who took the trouble to complete the Community Area Partnership’s mini-survey on broadband issues in the town might like to know that a summary report has now been compiled and will be used as part of Wiltshire Council’s efforts t...

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Growing up in Bradford on Avon

WHAT: Area Board meeting, with special focus on children and young people WHEN: Wednesday 16th March, 7pm WHERE: St Margaret’s Hall The next public meeting of the Bradford on Avon Area Board will take place at St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon ...

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Two bridge designs compared

Click here to view this image full size It is true we all need comparable images of the bridges in order to help us decide which is best for this sensitive location. Every image will have drawbacks. In this one we have used the drawings in order to check ...

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The truth about Unity 3

(Click here to view photo at full size) You will be aware that opponents of the Cable-Stay Footbridge believe that an alternative bridge could have a graceful arch and would have “potential savings of £400,000”. We now more and can see that t...

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More calls for better broadband

(We’ve had two recent contributions on this topic, so we thought it best to combine them into a single post — Ed) BT has set up a website: www.racetoinfinity.com where communities can vote for Infinity Broadband. The more votes cast, the highe...

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Faster broadband from BT

BT is planning to roll out the next phase of superfast broadband and will be prioritising areas that show the most enthusiasm. This is the same method that they used in the initial roll out of broadband a few years ago; so it is important that we get as m...

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Problems with broadband in BoA

Over the past few days I’ve had several long outages with my domestic broadband on Coppice Hill. My ISP is Plusnet. Two friends have experienced outages at the same time – one up near St Laurence School, the other down New Road. The ISP approach to de...

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Where exactly is the land at Kingston Farm?

Last Friday, a public exhibition was held at St Margaret’s Hall during which the proposers of new development on a site known as Kingston Farm outlined some of the basics of their plan. The land they were referring to is approximately shown by the a...

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Do you remember a local orphanage?

I’m try to find out information about an orphanage which I lived at in the early 1950s in Bradford on Avon. If I remember rightly, it was on the Holt road near its junction with Woolley Street. I know I used to walk to it downhill from Christchurch ...

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An Historic Core Zone for Bradford on Avon

People in Bradford on Avon want something done about the traffic; intimidation, difficulty crossing the road, air pollution, noise, etc. But most of us are sometimes pedestrians and sometimes part of the traffic. And the town’s economy depends upon peop...

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UFO sighting over BoA

Lights in the sky: Bright circular object with pulsating orange lights heading at high speed over B0A towards Melksham area. Object was low before moving up in height. Object then stopped and held position for 20 – 30 secs before dissapearing upward...

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Human remains found

Church St was closed off today after workmen found buried human remains. From This is Wiltshire: The road was closed off from about 1.30pm and will remain closed while police carry out their investigations and establish how to remove the skeletons, which ...

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BoA man paddles into the headlines

A local canalboat-dweller has grabbed his 15 minutes of fame in the pages of the Daily Mail. Dave Cornthwaite paddles to work on an oversized surfboard. Maybe you’ve seen him paddling locally? Says the Mail: “The wobbly journeys to work are in...

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Recent sightings

It’s been strange-thing-sighting-tastic round here recently. Someone reported a UFO sighting over BoA: “The light was orange in colour and was travelling at a unbelivable speed from left to right, suddenly another light came from the right and...

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MPs expenses in Wiltshire

As the expenses row drags on in Westminster, what have local MPs been claiming? MSN has created an interactive map which you can use to zoom in on individual constituencies, and see what the sitting MP claimed in expenses for the year 2007-08. The site sa...

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