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We’re hiring! – Part Time Administrator

Part Time Administrator vacancy Monday to Friday 12:30pm to 5pm Salary £21,693 – £23,111 (pro rata) Job Description The Town Council requires an afternoon Administrator based in our Bradford on Avon office. This public facing role requires a self-moti...

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Sports deal runs into funding issue

AN £8 million deal to provide a new multi-sports hub for Bradford on Avon has run into problems because of a £2 million shortfall in land values. This is Wiltshire

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Dogs compete despite the heat

THE searing heat on Saturday failed to deter more than 50 owners from bringing their four-legged friends to a Novelty Dog Show to raise funds for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. This is Wiltshire

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Poppy Appeal man retires

THE Poppy Appeal co-ordinator for Bradford on Avon has retired after 33 years, having collected more than £217,550. This is Wiltshire

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Mason’s Lane/Market Street traffic havoc

On Wednesday 8th August, incoming drivers experienced severe delays throughout the Town, extending to many further incoming roads, when scaffolding was erected on Mason’s Lane for works on a property flanking the road. No traffic control system had been...

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WW1 soldier remembered 102 years on

A BERKSHIRE man has been presented with a medallion commemorating his great uncle’s sacrifice in the First World War on the 102nd anniversary of his death. This is Wiltshire

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‘Lost’ medal presented to family of fallen WWI soldier

Exactly 102 years ago today, on 9th August 1916, a young man, one of many from Bradford on Avon, was killed at the Somme. Last week, Jesse’s descendant Malcolm Fletcher and his wife Julia Fletcher came to Bradford on Avon searching for information abou...

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Notice of Temporary Closure of B3107 Silver Street

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Closure of: B3107 Silver Street (Part), Bradford on Avon (Ref: TTRO 5530) Notice is hereby given that Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic: B3107 Silver Str...

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Allotments available at Sladesbrook & Bancroft

Always dreamt of having your own allotment? Earlier this year, the Colonel William Llewellen Palmer Educational Charity, administered by Bradford on Avon Town Council, took over responsibility for the Sladesbrook and Bancroft Allotments from Wiltshire Cou...

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Play area petition launch

THE chairman of Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust is backing a local campaign to re-open the St Aldhelm play area. This is Wiltshire

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BoA Women’s 100 community creative project

BoA Women’s 100 have a new community creative project! The idea is to challenge young girls to consider who they want to be and what the can aspire to using a kit which comprises of a suffragette paper doll and three outfits to colour and cut out. The k...

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Head shave is a closer cut

A NINE-year-old Bradford on Avon boy has so far raised more than £1,127 by having his head shaved for charity. This is Wiltshire

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Angry protest over play area’s closure

ANGRY parents and children in Bradford on Avon have accused Wiltshire Council of holding their local town council to ransom in a protest about the closure of their local play area. This is Wiltshire

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The Hub sends urgent request for food bank donations

“We are reaching crisis point” is the stark warning of the manager of The Hub, Avril Clarke.  “In the three years that we have been running, I have never seen empty shelves in the Food Bank” The Hub in Bradford on Avon runs the local food bank an...

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Disabled fear for canalside pathway

A NATIONAL charity has promised to meet a disabled pensioner who has complained about his difficulties getting on to the canal wharf at Bradford on Avon, fearing he could have an accident if nothing is done. This is Wiltshire

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Police seek to identify three men

POLICE in Bradford on Avon have released CCTV images of three people they wish to identify in relation to an incident in which a vehicle tyre was slashed. This is Wiltshire

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£144k boost for youth services

MORE than 3,000 young people in Bradford on Avon and the surrounding area will benefit from a new-look youth and family care service. This is Wiltshire

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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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