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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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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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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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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Bradford on Avon Mini Marcos heritage run

THE Mini Marcos cars heritage run rolled into Bradford on Avon on Sunday to mark the 50th anniversary of the British motor company. More than a dozen Mini Marcos Owners Club members travelled from far and wide, in their own Mini Marcos kit cars, across En...

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Youth Club Open Tuesday Evenings

Bradford on Avon Youth Club Are you aged 13 – 19? Come down to Bradford on Avon Youth Club Bradford on Avon Youth & Community Centre, Frome Road on Tuesdays 6.30pm to 9.00pm Admission – 50p BoA Town Council

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Food Outlets and Retailers We Need Your Help

You may have heard that the Town Council is putting together a new Town Guide with listings of food & drink outlets and retailers.  The aim is to bring people to the town and over 10,000 copies will be distributed outside of Bradford on Avon.  The g...

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Largest Paper Bag In The World Made In Bradford on Avon

Paper Bag Co, with the help of Varn Media and the pupils at Fitzmaurice Primary School in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire has smashed the world record for making the largest paper bag in the world. After months of planning, a postponement due to rain and the ...

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Bradford on Avon man jailed for pointing gun at woman

A BRADFORD on Avon man has been jailed for 14 months after pointing a pistol at a woman in Trowbridge. Stephen Heffernan, 44 of Moulton Drive pleaded guilty to the offence of possessing a CO2 air pistol with intent to cause fear of violence at Swindon Cro...

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Annual Bradford on Avon street party takes place next week

THE annual St Laurence Street Party will be held in Bradford on Avon next Saturday to the delight of hundreds of residents who attend the much-loved event. The day, which is organised by the St Laurence School Association, raises money for school projects...

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Fracking is on our doorstep

400 square kilometres of Wiltshire have recently been identified for unconventional gas exploration or “fracking” as it’s more commonly known.  The South of Bradford on Avon area is included in this area, particularly Southway Park, the...

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Wiltshire Grants for Groups

Do you need funding for your group? Our challenge is to make a positive change in Wiltshire and Swindon by helping local groups make life better for their communities. We want to help you to support those who need it most. You can apply grants for project...

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Freshford and Limpley Stoke thumbs up to neighbourhood plan

VILLAGERS in Limpley Stoke and Freshford have given their backing to a joint neighbourhood plan by voting in favour at a referendum last week – making it one of the first county border-spanning neighbourhood plans in the country. Voters were simply aske...

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Walkers are Welcome – 50% Increase

Please can I write congratulations to the Walkers are Welcome committee for such a well organised event this weekend and how great it was to see the town buzzing and people enjoying themselves in our beautiful town. The walks were arranged for all levels ...

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Bradford on Avon Cycling Festival started

ear All Bradford on Avon Cycling Festival is this weekend, the 5th and 6th of September. The Bicycle Trail has already started. You can look it all up on http://www.bradfordonavoncyclingfestival.co.uk/ On Saturday 5th there is a 25 mile bike ride around t...

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Bradford couple cook up storm with raw chocolate business

SUPERFOODS which promise to be a healthy alternative to sweets and treats have grown in popularity in more recent years which has led a Bradford on Avon husband-wife duo to buck on the global trend. Dan and Paula Knowlson decided to set up Elements for Li...

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Chancellor mingles with stars on South Wraxall filming set

CHANCELLOR George Osborne visited the set of Agatha Raisin in west Wiltshire to welcome 50 local jobs created as a result of the Government’s support for British TV. He was also there to discuss the launch of his rural productivity plan. As part of the ...

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Hydro power back in Bradford on Avon

A PROJECT to provide power to homes from water from the River Avon dreamed up by the late bicycle designer Alex Moulton came to fruition in Bradford on Avon last Friday. A 130-ton crane lowered the seven-ton turbine carefully into place on the Kingston Mi...

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Charity Cyclists Wanted

Organisers of a charity bike ride in Bradford-on-Avon are appealing for cyclists to take part in this year’s event. Now in its fourth year, George’s Marvellous Bike Ride (GMBR) raises money to support children, young adults and their families in the l...

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Summer fun at Wiltshire Holiday and Activities Club

CHILDREN’S charity Barnardo’s has arranged a summer of fun for young people across Wiltshire including Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon. The Wiltshire Holiday and Activities Club will focus on children and young people with special educational needs or...

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Heritage Open Days

Certainly one of the most often photographed parts of Bradford on Avon is the old Town Bridge. The bridge was erected in the 13th century and two of its arches survive from that time. In the 17th century the bridge was widened, and at that time the disti...

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Do you need access to computers or internet or both?

Do you need access to computers or internet or both? Maybe you struggle with telling your tweets from your googles? Help is at hand Since The Hub opened we’ve successfully helped a variety of Bradford on Avon residents with everything from emergency foo...

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Walking Festival bookings are now open

Bookings for the Bradford on Avon Walking Festival are going really well and tickets are selling fast – more than 20% have already gone in the two weeks since we started selling. The Festival, organised by Bradford on Avon Walkers are Welcome, take...

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Temporary Footpath Closure Avoncliff to Freshford

NOTE: It is anticipated that the path will only be closed for approximately two weeks BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET COUNCIL (FOOTPATH BA12/5, FRESHFORD) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF USE BY PEDESTRIANS) ORDER 2015 Notice is hereby given that the Bath and North...

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Youth & Community Centre Official Opening

The Mayor and Councillors of Bradford on Avon request the pleasure of your company at the Official Opening of Bradford on Avon Youth & Community Centre Off Frome Road, BA15 1LT To be held on Saturday 18th July 2015 11am to 12 noon Come and look at th...

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BRADFORD on Avon Fringe Festival

BRADFORD on Avon Fringe Festival kicked off with a bang this week with organisers hoping that it will be the most successful yet after taking a year out to rebrand the much-loved event. The Fringe Festival started yesterday (Thursday, June 2) and for the ...

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Cystic fibrosis fundraiser from Bradford on Avon

Charities benefit from riding school fundraiser An eight year old girl from Bradford-on-Avon who suffers from cystic fibrosis has been chosen to hand over a cheque to the charity which helps and supports fellow suffers across the UK from money raised at a...

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Secret Gardens 2015, raise £2,047

We are pleased to report that ticket sales for the two Secret Gardens events raised £2,047 net for the Museum Society and its Iron Duke Project.  Expenditure totalled £320.  In addition teas raised £200 for Save the Children and £450 for the Museum....

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Growing success for Bradford on Avon Community Agriculture

FRESH fruit and vegetables are closer to home than you might think as volunteers at the Bradford on Avon Community Agriculture group get set for a busy summer of growing, picking and delivering a whole host of in-season local produce. The Community Agricu...

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Mind The Gap

Characters Stage Company, Bradford on Avon which this year comprises a cast of 21 young people aged 10-20 have been working over the last few months with professional director, Sara Griffith and writer-in-residence at the Bristol Old Vic, Tom Wainwright, ...

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Bradford on Avon school strawberry fair proves fruitful

FRUITFUL festivities were the flavour of the day as the annual Fitzmaurice Strawberry Fair took over Bradford on Avon at the weekend to raise vital funds for the school. The Fitzmaurice School Association organised the event, now in its ninth year, to the...

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Fringe Festival back with a bang

The Bradford on Avon Fringe Festival is back with a bang, with almost 40 events at 14 locations around the town from July 2nd to 16th – most of which are completely free of charge. The Fringe, which has been popular in the town since it began in 2010, d...

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Bradford on Avon Writer’s Group

We currently have spaces in our writing group for anyone who has an interest in creative writing. If you write poetry, life writing, flash fiction, aspire to be a novelist and /or write short stories, we would love you to join us. We meet locally every ot...

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BoA: Please Take Care on the Bridge People!

I just narrowly avoided being knocked over by a bus as it drove across the pavement on the bridge, cutting the corner into the bus stop by the bridge tea rooms. Luckily I always pay extra attention on the bridge and today it meant i was able to get out of...

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