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Bradford on Avon Museum plea for First World War material

Bradford on Avon Museum is appealing for First World War material to contribute to its month-long exhibition in August to mark the centenary. The museum hopes to build on the material it already has and is asking for photos, diary extracts, medals, and an...

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Cygnets on the water

Five cygnets are wizzing about. With Mum the Pen and Dad the Cob keeping a close eye, the youngest are eight days old today. If they are not on the nest try walking along the embankment along from Sebastien’s, to find them to see more images see htt...

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Lorry Watch 7 Prosecutions

The following companies were prosecuted in Court this week. Wiltshire Council v Saint –Gobain Distribution Ltd (Coventry based company) Fine: 1) £750 2) £ 750 Costs: £200 Victim Surcharge: £75 Total = £1775 Wiltshire Council v M J Church (Plant) Lt...

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Bring the seaside to Bradford on Avon!

Come along to Bradford’s local friendly sailing club, tucked away in the fields behind the old Beehive pub. New members always welcome, whether experienced or beginner. You don’t need to know how to sail as friendly advice is always to hand. Spring, S...

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£1.5m investment in Riverside Inn will bring name change

The Riverside Inn in Bradford on Avon is set for a £1.5m refurbishment and name change after being bought by the Draco Pub Company. The building has been empty for a year until the company recently bought it after looking for freehold pubs in need of TLC...

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Bradford on Avon Fringe cut for this year

Bradford on Avon will be without its annual Fringe Festival this year, after organisers decided to take ime out to redesign the popular event. The festival of quirky, affordable events in and around the town, which showcases local talent, has been running...

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Room for retail purposes

I have a shop in the middle of Bradford on Avon which has numerous rooms. In a couple of months three of these rooms will become vacant so I am looking for people who would like to rent a room for retail purposes. If anyone is interested please contact me...

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One Bradford pub sells and another is put on the market

One Bradford on Avon pub has been sold and another is on the market after both have stood idle for months Admiral Tavern sold The Beef and Barge pub in Trowbridge Road last month and The Bunch of Grapes in Silver Street has been put up for sale by Young...

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Bradford on Avon canal cafe making waves with customers

The owners of a new floating cafe on the Kennet and Avon Canal are hoping to tempt people from the towpath with their array of homemade treats. Husband and wife Alfie and Jan Windsor opened The Boat Cafe, situated between Bradford on Avon and Avoncliff, t...

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Neighbourhood Plan Exhibition

Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan – The Next Stage Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group invites you to come and see the work in progress on the Neighbourhood Plan and hope that you be willing to let us have your comments. The Neighbo...

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Desk Space to Rent in Middle of Town

We have two desk spaces to rent in a shared space. A light, bright airy room located in the centre of Bradford on Avon:. Includes: Desk & Chair Broadband Rates & Bills Kitchen & Toilet Facilities For more information please contact: besusma@ya...

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For Sale: A4 files and Arch lever files

A4 files and A4 Arch lever files in a range of colours, some include A4 plastic wallets. Good to excellent condition. Would suit student or business/office. No price stated as open to offers. Call (BoA) 865655

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Parkour (Freerunning) Sessions starting

Exciting news! I’ve managed to secure a venue for Parkour (and Freerunning) in an indoor gymnasium in Trowbridge. Thanks to Esprit Gymnastics Club who have been extremely welcoming and enthusiastic about getting this off the ground! These sessions a...

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Homes for Swifts in Bradford on Avon

As well as working to reduce carbon emissions in the town and raise awareness of climate change, Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon has a very active biodiversity group which has, among other activities, planted many trees and wildflowers around the area. ...

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Ask BoA: Help us clean-up our River?

We have been asked by John Potter, our indefatigable Mayor, to organise a river clean-up. A group of us oldies has undertaken this for several years entirely at our own risk, but now age has caught us up and we need younger help. If you are keen to help s...

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Bradford on Avon in the grip of traffic gridlock

Businesses hit by the Christmas floods in Bradford on Avon are being hammered again this Easter because of roadworks that have shut the main road through town. The 24-hour road closure in Market Street, from the start of the Easter school holidays on Apri...

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Free Parking in Bradford on Avon this weekend!

Visitors to Bradford on Avon over Easter will have free parking at weekends in all Wiltshire Council car parks. The Station Car Park, St Margaret’s Car Park and Bridge Street Car Park will all be free to use for the next 3 Saturdays, as well as the usua...

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For sale: Sofa

Sofa for sale £75. Comfortable and in good condition, originally from Silcox in Bath. Measurements, height 90cm, width 180cm, depth 100cm. Available immediately. Buyer collects (Winsley area). Contact 07515 739681.

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Chance to get up close at Cycle Wiltshire

Enter the Cycle Wiltshire Sportive on 3 May 2014 for your chance to win a seat in the service neutral car during the Wilton Grand Prix on 4 May 2014. This is your chance to experience an elite road race up close. All you need to is enter the Sportive on t...

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Recruitment Day at Wiltshire Heights Care Home

New Care Home in Bradford On Avon ,Wiltshire Heights are currently recruiting for various positions RGN’S/RMN’S Care Assistants Housekeeping/Laundry Maintenance Assistant(Bank) Please join me on our Open Day on the 15th April 2014. Look forwar...

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Swan Watch, how many eggs?

The female Swan is doing some serious work on the nest, the answer to the headline question is seven eggs have been laid to see the latest photos taken on Sunday afternoon, visit http://www.richardclarkephotos.com/swan-watch-the-swan-hotel-boa/ All photos...

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Bike race boost for Bradford on Avon

News that Britain’s premier cycle race is to come through Bradford on Avon has been welcomed this week as a huge boost for the town. The world’s elite racers will pass through Bradford on September 12 for the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain, which ...

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Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation

Please come along to the town library between Wednesday 23rd April and Saturday 26th April for Bradford on Avon’s Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation. This will be an opportunity for residents to see the work that has been going on including the issu...

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The Paths Improvement Grants Scheme (PIGS)

The Paths Improvement Grants Scheme (PIGS) aims to help people make innovative improvements to countryside access and the rights of way network in their area. The scheme is a partnership between Wiltshire Council’s Rights of Way and Countryside section ...

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Courtesy crossings DO work, even in Dubai!

The photo below is living proof that courtesy crossings do work, even in the carcentric environment of Dubai. We were walking along this road, which was very busy with all sorts of traffic, including some very heavy lorries; the side road was also busy. A...

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Future legacy is planted in Bradford on Avon

Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust has planted a community orchard hoping it will bring the town’s people together – particularly youngsters. Twenty two trees, mostly apple, were donated by trust members and planted on Sunday by pupils from St Lauren...

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Bradford on Avon school seeks new parent governor

A vacancy has arisen for a new parent governor on the St Laurence School governing body in Bradford on Avon. Parent governors are appointed for a four-year term and are elected by parents if there are more candidates than vacancies. Governors need to be a...

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Sport Relief 2014 at Sainsbury's BOA

Another great event at Sainsbury’s Bradford on Avon organised by Proto-col and Body-Tech Gym This year we were supported by Mayor of BOA John Potter and numerous local businesses including our latest neighbours Steve Vick International, CPS motors, ...

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Job: Full-time Office/Online Marketing Administrator

Varn Media is a unique and growing Bradford on Avon based company that combines website design and development with search engine marketing, digital marketing, PR and website statistical analysis. We are looking for an organised and efficient office/onlin...

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Weekly computer club, Bradford Library every Monday

We’re keen to promote our weekly computer club, which takes place in Bradford Library every Monday afternoon, from 2 – 4pm. This is a free club, run by Wiltshire Online volunteers. People can get free, one-to-one support with all the basics of compute...

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Amazing Success For Lorry Watch

The following cases were heard in Swindon Court yesterday 18th March Wiltshire Council v Evans Transport Ltd (Barnstaple, Devon)        fine = £400    costs = £100    Victim Surcharge = £40    Total = £540 Wiltshire Council v CCF Ltd (...

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What is Bradford on Avon's Historic Core Zone?

The aim of the Historic Core Zone in Bradford on Avon is to ‘rebalance the relationship between pedestrians and vehicles and to reduce the dominance and intimidation of traffic’. This is how the initiative has developed… 2008: Taming the Traffic...

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Bradford on Avon's Historic Core Zone: the case against

Bradford on Avon’s Historic Core Zone scheme aims to ‘rebalance’ the relationship between pedestrians and vehicles, but has divided opinion in the town. One side says it will be a ‘boost’ while the other says ‘dream on, get real’… Godf...

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Bradford on Avon's Historic Core Zone: the case for

Bradford on Avon’s Historic Core Zone scheme aims to ‘rebalance’ the relationship between pedestrians and vehicles, but has divided opinion in the town. One side says it will be a ‘boost’ while the other says ‘dream on, get real’… Gera...

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Conservative wins Bradford on Avon by-election

Conservative Martin Newman won the by-election for Bradford on Avon Town Council’s North Ward by 48 votes on Thursday. The turnout was 28.9 per cent and Mr Newman received a total of 556 votes, while Liberal Democrat candidate Fiona Best received 50...

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BoA Walkers are Welcome: Walks

MONTHLY WALKS Our monthly, half day walks are free and open to anyone and usually between 5 and 7 miles long. We start from outside the Tourist Information Centre in Westbury Gardens and try to take in a coffee stop, so are normally out for around 2.5 hou...

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Tennis Xpress – Learn to play in 6 weeks

Tennis Xpress – For complete beginners. Learn to play in 6 weeks. Simple structure to sessions to enable people to learn to play tennis quicky, simply and have fun!. Run by Dawn Riley LTA Tennis Coach. Equipment provided Starts: Wednesday 23 April 2...

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Historic Core Zone splits opinion in Bradford on Avon

A petition has been set up for residents and businesses in Bradford on Avon in support of the town’s Historic Core Zone which includes the removal of the Market Street zebra crossing. The HCZ aims to rebalance the relationship between motorists and pede...

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Job: Play leader vacancy

Hollyhocks is a charity run Kindergarten with Steiner roots, a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance and registered with Ofsted. Our Kindergarten offers parents in the area a unique educational approach for their children: one that fosters the develo...

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Job: Part Time Grower

Bradford on Avon Community Agriculture (BoACA) is looking for a temporary p/t grower (2 – 3 days pw) to start immediately (or asap). The temp grower will work alongside the existing p/t grower to action the growing plan for a vegetable box scheme. Payme...

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Grant to help maintain Bradford on Avon twinning link

Bradford on Avon and District French Twinning Association has received a town council grant to help maintain the twinning link between the town and Sully-sur-Loire. The £600 grant will go towards representing the town at formal events and receptions duri...

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Pancake Race

The Town Bridge will be closed for the annual Pancake Race next Tuesday 4th March. We need: Sponsored Runners Volunteers AND Spectators Please come and join in.

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Tuk tuk record-breaker to give Winsley talk

Teacher Nick Gough, who grew up in Turleigh, will give an illustrated talk on his record-breaking journey around the world in a tuk tuk on Monday. The journey to promote and advance education in developing countries saw Mr Gough and his friend Richard Sea...

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Lorry Watch Prosecutions February 2014

Hi The following successful Lorry Watch prosecutions took place during February 2014 following crossings of the Bradford- on-Avon town bridge Wiltshire Council v Stephen Heckingbottom (driver) – Fine = £200 Costs = £75 Victim Surcharge = £20 TOTA...

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Bradford on Avon race promises to be even batter

Bradford on Avon’s popular pancake race is back and bigger than ever with three events happening on Shrove Tuesday. The 20-year-old tradition starts on March 4 with the children’s races in Lamb Yard at 3.30pm followed by two races – rather than the ...

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Electrifying news for Bradford on Avon rail station

Bradford on Avon is continuing its quest to reduce its carbon footprint after two more electric car charging points were installed in the station car park. Wiltshire Council received funding of £180,000 by the Office of Low Emission Vehicles to install t...

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Wiltshire Dementia Strategy Consultation

The draft dementia strategy for the county has been agreed by Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group and is now going out for a three month consultation. People with an interest in dementia, whether through personal or profession...

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Help for those affected by flooding from the CAB

The Citizens’ Advice Bureau has posted the following advice for homeowners affected by the recent floods. Click here for advice The article covers to following subjects, for people affected by flooding. Help from the government – grants that are avail...

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Bradford on Avon plan to bolster flood defences

Bradford on Avon Mayor John Potter is pushing forward with plans to protect the town from flooding. Flood defences supplied by Bristol City Council were installed in the Bull Pit and Westbury Gardens last week as river levels rapidly rose. Despite a week ...

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Vegetable Volunteers Needed!

If you have a bit of spare time and are looking to get involved with an exciting project, Bradford on Avon Community Agriculture have several volunteer roles coming up for election at the AGM this February. The current acting chair and treasurer are stepp...

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138-home plan gets the go-ahead for Bradford on Avon

Plans for 138 homes to be built on the Kingston Farm site in Bradford on Avon has been unanimously approved by Wiltshire Council planners this afternoon. The council’s strategic planning committee approved the mixed use development on Holt Road, which w...

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Electric car charging in Station Car Park

There are now two charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) in the Station Car Park. It’s free to charge your car although you still need to pay for parking. These were installed by Wiltshire Council using Government money from the Local Sustainab...

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More flood defences go up in Bradford on Avon

More flood defences are being put in place in Bradford on Avon this afternoon as the Environment Agency warns the town that water levels will peak at 11pm tonight. Barriers were put in place in the Bull Pit last night but are now being erected in Westbury...

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Your village needs you

A COMMITTEE set up in Winsley to commemorate the anniversary of the First World War later this year wants people with memorabilia and information on relatives to help with an exhibition. Phillip Bush, 71, of Ashley Lane, helped set up the committee with t...

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Job: Hall Manager Vacancy

Bradford on Avon Town Council are seeking to recruit the following position: Hall Manager (£22,443 – £25,727) per annum The person appointed will be responsible for the successful operation and management of St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon....

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Office Desk Space To Rent in Bradford on Avon

We are a web design and search engine marketing company based on Newtown in Bradford on Avon and have just expanded our office so have some desk space available to rent. We have a relaxed working environment so if you are looking to work in an office and ...

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Money available for health needs in Bradford on Avon

The Friends of Bradford on Avon Community Healthcare are able to offer financial assistance, up to £5000 each to local organisations or groups who support the healthcare or social needs of residents of BOA & surrounding villages. We hope to assist th...

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Save our zebra, say Bradford on Avon residents

Campaigners in Bradford on Avon have launched a petition to stop the removal of the zebra crossing in Market Street that has been proposed in the Historic Core Zone scheme. The Save Our Zebra petition was started by concerned residents Godfrey Marks and K...

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Buddhist monks to help run new temple in Bradford on Avon

The former Orient Express restaurant in Bradford on Avon is to become a Buddhist temple after Wiltshire Council approved a change of use request. Now called the Ton Boon Trust, the restaurant in Bridge Street closed in 2012. It was classed as a meditation...

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Bradford on Avon appeal for more garden offerings

Bradford on Avon’s Tourist Information Centre is appealing for home owners to open their gardens this year for the return of the Secret Garden Festival. The event is set to run on the last Sundays of April, May, June and July and plans are already well ...

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Fitz Solar School Superstars

Fantastic news, we are @1010’s #solarschools Superstars! Check out what we’ve been up to http://www.solarschools.org.uk/team/blog/4707497072/ Thanks to the generosity of local people and organisations we’ve already raised £2455, enough ...

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Pot-hole hit squad taking to the roads

Early reports indicate the recent flooding has caused at least £2 million of damage to the county’s roads. Wiltshire Council is investing an extra £250,000, in addition to the £52 million increase in road spending announced in November 2013, to repai...

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Bradford on Avon hall offers seats of love

Naming a venue seat in devotion to a loved one as a Valentine’s Day surprise could help St Margaret’s Hall towards its £75,000 refit appeal target. Bradford on Avon Town Council wants people to sponsor the new seats to honour their loved ones, friend...

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Cycle Wiltshire: 3 and 4 May 2014

Cycle Wiltshire is a two day cycling event taking place on 3 and 4 May, 2014. The event which has been organised by Wiltshire Council in partnership with British Cycling aims to encourage people to keep fit and active, bring local people together and boos...

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Superfast switch-on for Westwood and Avoncliff

Westwood and Avoncliff have been announced as the next communities to receive superfast broadband, as part of a multi-million pound deal. Businesses and homes in the area will be able to receive the increased speeds from the end of summer 2014, as part of...

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Buddhist temple plan for Bradford on Avon gets go-ahead

The former Orient Express restaurant in Bradford on Avon is to become a Buddhist temple now that Wiltshire Council has approved a change of use application. Now called the Ton Boon Trust, the restaurant in Bridge Street closed in 2012. It was classed as a...

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Bradford on Avon school’s bright idea to save energy

Fitzmaurice Primary School in Bradford on Avon is appealing for sponsors to raise money towards its solar panel scheme. The school is part of the 10:10 Solar Schools project and needs to raise £16,000 for 40 panels. Donations from firms and individuals h...

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Fund to protect Bradford on Avon tithe barn floor

Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust has received an Area Board grant to enhance facilities at Barton Farm. The trust is in the process of taking over management of the Tithe Barn as a venue for community events and was allocated the £5,000 Community Area...

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FAB win for Bradford on Avon firm

FAB! Events Global, event management specialists and destination management company for Bradford on Avon, scooped a Silver Award at the Eventia Awards before Christmas. The accolade, awarded at the London Hilton, was in the category ‘Low Cost Event Solu...

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Bradford on Avon bike firm’s on a roll

THE iconic Moulton bicycle is still a firm favourite for thousands of people across the world and having just secured a £500K deal to manufacture a unique bike for the Chinese market the company is stronger than ever. Established in 1962 by engineer and ...

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Bradford on Avon peace group keen to pick up followers

Campaigners from Bradford on Avon’s Stand Up For Peace are encouraging others to join them. The group meets every Saturday, weather permitting, in the town’s Peace Gardens with petitions and signs. Over the years, it has supported Campaign for Nuclear...

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New webcam to provide flood updates in Bradford on Avon

In response to the heavy flooding in Bradford on Avon which closed down the Town Bridge over the Christmas period from Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day, a webcam to monitor flooding is being installed to provide live updates of the conditions at the br...

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Lower Westwood post office to close for modernisation

The Post Office in Lower Westwood will close for three days next month for a refurbishment into a modern branch with extended opening hours. Opening hours at the proposed new-look branch will be 8am to 8pm Monday to Sunday, offering customers a total of 8...

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Milestone for former Turleigh tuk tuk duo

A teacher who grew up in Turleigh has broken the record for the longest journey in a tuk tuk (an auto rickshaw) after travelling around the world with his friend. Nick Gough and his colleague Richard Sears, both 29 from London, set out in August 2012 with...

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Bradford traffic study findings to be unveiled

Findings of a Bradford on Avon traffic study, taken during last summer, will be presented to the town’s Area Board meeting on Wednesday, January 8. The meeting, being held at St Laurence School at 7pm, will also discuss £14,000 in grant applications an...

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Room wanted for a professional female

Hi, I am relocating to the area for a new job and looking for a double room to rent in Bradford on Avon. I am quiet, tidy and respectful. Non-smoker, professional. Pet free but pet friendly. I’m looking for somewhere from late January/February but I...

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