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WHAT YOU SAID: Chippenham link road and Thomas Cook closing

We bought the news to you about an announcement for plans to build a £75m link road around Chippenham, in a bid to put an end to gridlock in the town. Wiltshire Council and Chippenham Council have put in a bid for government money to build a relief road ...

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IN THE DOCK: The latest cases from around Trowbridge

The following people have appeared before Swindon Magistrates Court: CALNE: Ryan Clegg, of Whittle Avenue, Calne. The court issued a warrant for his arrest without bail. He is charged with dumping building waste on land at Lower Compton between April 18 a...

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Art comes to life in care home

STAFF and residents at Wiltshire Heights care home have joined forces with Creative Mojo in bringing art alive in the care home settings. The National Activity Providers Association set the task of bringing art alive in care homes, focusing on a day of ex...

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Pollinator Hotels for Bradford on Avon

In August, we launched the Climate Emergency Steering Group, which was attended by over one hundred members of the community who were interested in collaborating to find ways of tackling climate change and associated issues, such as declining wildlife and...

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Bring and buy sale at Winsley – pick up a bargain

A BRING and Buy sale to raise funds for St Nicholas Church Hall in Winsley is being held on Saturday (Sept 28). It will take place in St Nicholas Church Hall from 10am to 12 noon in aid of the St Nicholas Church Hall Improvement Fund. Residents are invite...

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Freed murderer convicted of grooming children online

A KILLER this week convicted of trying to groom children online should never have been let out of jail, the mother of his murder victim has said. Barry Wilcox was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1995 for killing shop assistant Samantha Walker in Malmesb...

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Dog walkers’ fight for path

PEDESTRIANS are still unable to use Cemetery Lane in Bradford on Avon one year after it first closed, as building work on a new houses development continues. Dog walkers and other locals have expressed their frustration at developers Bellway Homes after t...

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Photographers to display work

Bradford on Avon’s Photography Group, made up of thirty-three OAPs, will be exhibiting their photographs at the West Barn during the weekend of September 28 and 29. The Barn will be open from 10am until 4pm each day. There is no entrance fee and you wil...

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Appeal on woman’s leg injuries

A WOMAN was found with leg injuries after potentially falling or being knocked down by a car in Bradford on Avon on Sunday (Sept 15). Shortly after 8pm, the woman, who is in her 50s, was found by a passer-by on Bath Road, near to the junction with Berryfi...

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stolen bike

Ive had my bike stolen outside of my studio on silver street at about 8.30 in the morning on Friday the 13th

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Shock as village nursery closes

PARENTS and villagers have been saddened by the news that Westwood Nursery School will be closing after more than 35 years. The nursery which has been struggling to increase its number of children announced this week that it will be closing it’s doors a...

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A429 to Malmesbury shut after serious accident

A MAJOR road off the M4 has been closed by police after a car crash. The A429 is closed from Junction 17 of the M4 north to Malmesbury following the accident near Corston. Wiltshire Police have tweeted: “Please be aware the A429 is still closed in b...

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Swindon and Chippenham in line for new KFC drive-thrus

KFC is aiming to open dozens of new outlets in Wiltshire and the South West by the end of 2020. It is understood the chain is offering incentives of £20,000 to people who find a new site in their target areas. Among the target areas is Swindon North, ...

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Wiltshire Music Centre to fix auditorium structural issue

WILTSHIRE Music Centre in Bradford on Avon hopes to re-open its auditorium by Friday, September 27 following work on a structural issue which has forced its temporary closure. The centre was forced to close the auditorium earlier this month because of an ...

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Beast from the East: What the experts are saying

It’s far too early to tell if we will see a return of the Beast from the East, say forecasters. Following reports this week that Britain faces a new big freeze this winter, experts say it cannot be predicted this far ahead. Scientists from University Co...

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Wiltshire Music Centre closes its auditorium

WILTSHIRE Music Centre in Bradford on Avon has been forced to close its auditorium because of a structural issue. The music charity issued a statement on its website saying a structural issue had been identified which has led to the closure. The statement...

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Notice of temporary closure of B3105 Leigh Road West (Part)

Wiltshire Council Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Urgent Closure of: B3105 Leigh Road West (Part), Bradford on Avon THE WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 25 September 2019, the following length of road shall be closed to a...

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Bradford on Avon oxfam group members enjoy busy summer

DURING the summer months Bradford on Avon Oxfam Group have continued fund raising and campaigning particularly on our concerns about Yemen and Climate Change. On 5th June Martin Butcher, who is Policy Advisor on Arms and Conflict for Oxfam, spoke at the U...

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Notice of urgent closure: St Margaret’s Hill (Part)

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Urgent Closure of: St Margaret’s Hill (Part), Bradford on Avon THE WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 5 September, the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interes...

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Trowbridge slimming group helps town’s Foodbank

Slimming World members from North Bradley School group in Trowbridge, have been digging deep this summer holidays for their local food bank. Consultant Sarah Dearden asked her members for ideas to help the local community and it was decided that they woul...

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Notice of urgent temp closure: Wine Street

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Urgent Closure of: Wine Street (Part), Bradford on Avon. WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 29 August, the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interests of public s...

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Biodiversity will change nature

GREEN spaces should be more biodiverse says a town councillor who met with an expert for advise on how to boost wildlife in Bradford on Avon. As Bradford on Avon town council has taken on more green spaces, discussions have been held on implementing schem...

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Caring Greta raises funds for charity

A six-year-old girl from Bradford on Avon has raised funds for the charity caring for her grandfather. Greta Thomas held a summer fundraiser at her home for The Royal Star & Garter Home in Surbiton, which is caring for grandfather Mark Farmer, aged 75...

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Plant thefts from St Laurence Road planters

Earlier this year, Cllr Emma Franklin and her father Colin, built and planted up two beautiful community planters for the end of St Laurence Road in the South Ward of Bradford on Avon.   Volunteer members of the community, including Elizabeth Mundy ...

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Store robbed for the third time

ARMED robbers have raided the Central Convenience store in Winsley village for the third time this year. Store manager Sam Strong was forced to hand over an unspecified amount of cash from the till when he was threatened by a man with a knife on Sunday af...

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A day in the life of Swindon Magistrates’ Court

It’s the court where all cases start, but until you’re summonsed there very few people have ever stepped through the doors of a magistrates’ court. 5:46pm And that’s it – we’re done for the day. 5:46pm A special thanks from JPs...

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Villagers hunt for scarecrows

HUNDREDS of families came out to enjoy the bank holiday sunshine at the Holt Scarecrow trail this weekend. This year’s theme was Animal Magic and there was 56 scarecrows on the main trail and 26 A-Z animal characters on a separate children’s t...

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Crews clear smoke in flat

FIRE crews were called out to a smoke logged flat in Bradford on Avon after fire alarms sounded. One fire engine from Bradford on Avon was sent to the flat in Church Street at 1.45pm on Monday (August 19). The alarm was triggered by cooking and smoke had ...

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Bradford on Avon road is sprouting sunflower

MOTORISTS driving through Bradford Leigh have been watching the progress of a rather unusual addition to the crossroads in the centre of the community, marvelling at the tenacity of a single sunflower. The plant, which appears to have been self seeded rat...

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Skate park firm takes on project

A SKATEPARK is one step closer for Bradford on Avon as the town council announce they will be working with park design company Maverick Industries on the project. Councillors confirmed their choice of supplier unanimously at the Full Council meeting on Au...

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Care home gets arty for awards

THE residents at Wiltshire Heights care home got creative as they displayed their artistic sides in a national competition organised by the National Activity Providers Association and were presented with a highly commended award. They have been working ha...

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Riders take to the saddle again

CYCLING enthusiasts are preparing for another year of George’s marvellous bike ride to raise money for charity. The event was started in 2012 in memory of George Hutchings who had quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. George was nine when he died and GMBR’s ai...

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How this care home brought the Caribbean to them

THE team at Wiltshire Heights brought all the fun of a Caribbean Carnival to life last week after residents had been busy making outfits and decorations. An indoor parade took pace as the residents and staff wore tie dye t-shirts and hats with an assortme...

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Experience new slots for free before wagering real money

On some occasions, we earn revenue from content. This commercial content is compiled via expert opinion. Clicking in certain hyperlinks within this article will redirect you to a 3rd party.  The list of new slot machine games debuting at online casinos g...

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Tea party to beat loneliness

DOROTHY House Hospice in Bradford-on-Avon was the venue of Abicare’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party last week. With an array of teas, coffees and cakes, and music to sing along to, the event gave some of Abicare’s homecare and live-in clients, and their...

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Learning the history of trade

A Bradford on Avon woman is seeking Trinity School friends for a Class of 79 reunion. Wellie O’Driscoll has put out an appeal on a local social media website to find friends with whom she went to school. The reunion is being held on Saturday, September ...

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Family fun day to raise money for children’s hospital

THE family of Devizes woman Jackie Hale, who died from cancer aged 52, are to hold a family fun day to mark the 10th anniversary of her death and to raise money in her memory. Mrs Hale, who lived in Coate near Devizes, was given stem cell treatment at Bri...

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BoA Skatepark one step closer

The Town Council is pleased to announce Maverick Industries as our selected partner for the project to deliver a new skatepark for Bradford on Avon.  Councillors confirmed their choice of supplier unanimously at the Full Council meeting on 6th August f...

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Sala mortuary photographs added to family’s heartache

TWO members of staff at a CCTV firm who shared mortuary footage showing the body of footballer Emiliano Sala added to his family’s heartache, say police. Det Insp Gemma Vinton, Wiltshire’s Digital Investigations and Intelligence Unit said: “This is ...

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Skate park supplier will be revealed soon

A DECISION on the preferred supplier to build a new skate park for children in Bradford on Avon is likely to be announced soon. Council leader Dom Newton said they plan to contact a company to notify them the contract is theirs. The council had invited ...

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Digging ditches in bid to stop farm-targeting burglars

FARMERS are digging ditches around their land and storing pricey GPS kit in secure vaults in a bid to stop the thieves targeting rural businesses. Rural crimes, such as burglaries of farms and thefts of vehicles, is estimated to have cost Wiltshire more t...

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Green bin cost labelled a ‘stealth tax’

CHARGES for a green waste bin have increase by 25 per cent since being introduced four years ago. In 2015 it cost £40 a year to have a bin collected once a fortnight but it now costs £50 a year for the 160l bin. They are collected fortnightly for grass ...

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Abicare’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

On a hot Friday in July the sun was shining on Dorothy House Hospice in Bradford-on-Avon, who extended their hospitality in allowing Abi live-in (part of Abicare) to host their Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. With a vast array of teas, coffees and delicious cak...

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Cadets open sensory garden

RESIDENTS, staff, councillors and police officers gathered at Wiltshire Heights Care Home in Bradford on Avon as the Cadet’s Corner was officially opened. On July 9, the area which was transformed from a small piece of scrubland into a sensory garde...

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Family driven to wits end over noisy gutter

DESPITE the summer weather, a family have been forced to keep their doors and windows shut at night after the click clack of a broken gully has driven them to their wits end. Nicola Trumper and her family live in Staverton and for the last few weeks have ...

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Increasing biodiversity across Bradford on Avon

“IT IS THAT RANGE OF BIODIVERSITY THAT WE MUST CARE FOR – THE WHOLE THING – RATHER THAN JUST ONE OR TWO STARS.”  DAVID ATTENBOROUGH As the Town Council takes on more green spaces (see our recent Asset Transfer article) it will give us an opp...

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Bradford on Avon Men’s Shed has found a venue

A CALL has gone out to men and women in Bradford on Avon to “get involved” in the town’s new Men’s Shed. Cllr Jennie Parker said they have now found premises for the Men’s Shed but it will require a lot of work to get the ven...

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£3,400 raised after Calne groups combine to run event

The Mayor Robert Merrick hosted an amazing quiz night and supper with Calne Rotary Club, Calne Lions and Marden Belles WI to celebrate raising over £3,400 for Dorothy House and raise even more money. Kate Tompkins with Fran Godwin organised the annual Ca...

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Driver escapes unhurt after crashing into pub

AN elderly driver was taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath  for a check-up after his vehicle crashed into the Dandelion pub in the centre of Bradford on Avon. The accident happened at 11.05am and fire crews from Bradford on Avon, Bath and Trowbridg...

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50 Years of Town Twinning celebrated

The Bradford on Avon German Twinning Association has recently celebrated 50 years of twinning between Bradford on Avon and Norden. A number of members of the Norden Twinning group were hosted by Bradford on Avon residents, including five of the origin...

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German visitors visit the county

CELEBRATIONS were held last week when a group from Norden in Germany paid a visit to Bradford on Avon to mark 50 years of the two towns being twinned. The Germans were welcomed by the town’s twinning association along with Bradford on Avon town council ...

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Funds raised for two charities

DONATIONS were made to two charities to mark Bradford on Avon Women’s 100 centenary year of events and fundraising. Cheques were presented to Splitz, a chairty which works with delivering support services to adults and young people experiencing the ...

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