Will we get Bath’s traffic?

FEARS are growing that traffic congestion and pollution could increase in Bradford on Avon and Trowbridge if Bath & North East Somerset Council introduces a Clean Air Zone charging system. This is Wiltshire

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Company’s gift for healthy town

ONE of Bradford on Avon’s major employers has given the town £10,000 to restore and maintain play areas at Culver Close and Victory Field. This is Wiltshire

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Gladys Welsh

A WOMAN who was born just 24 days before the end of the First World War has just celebrated her 100th birthday in style. This is Wiltshire

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Happy 100th Birthday to Bradford on Avon’s Gladys Welsh

100 years ago, on the 19th October 1918, one of Bradford on Avon’s oldest residents, Gladys Welsh, was born. Her parents lived in the town as did many of her ancestors and her stories about previous inhabitants, the town’s urban growth and culture are...

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Popular tea rooms to close

A MUCH-loved and popular tea rooms in Bradford on Avon is to close with the loss of seven full and part-time jobs. This is Wiltshire

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Folk friends perform latest album

ONE of the UK’s most respected singer/songwriters will team up with her oldest friend to share her latest album, Dark Matter, this weekend (October 19 and 20). This is Wiltshire

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Pubs take gold awards

LOCAL pub company, Ideal Trade Co, has won gold for all three of its public houses in the South West in Bloom Awards. This is Wiltshire

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Happy 100th Birthday to Bradford on Avon’s Gladys Welch

100 years ago, on the 19th October 1918, one of Bradford on Avon’s oldest residents, Gladys Welch, was born. Her parents lived in the town as did many of her ancestors and her stories about previous inhabitants, the town’s urban growth and culture are...

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Time Team quiz session

TIME TEAM presenter and archaeologist Phil Harding will be the guest speaker at a Bradford on Avon Museum event later this month. This is Wiltshire

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LORRY WATCH PROSECUTION

*STOP PRESS*  IN SWINDON MAGISTRATES COURT, AFTER INITIALLY PLEADING NOT GUILTY, THEN CHANGING THEIR PLEA, B.TAYLOR & SONS TRANSPORT. WERE FOUND GUILTY OF BREACHING THE TOWN BRIDGE LIMIT.Fine: £1,000 Costs: £500 Victim Surcharge: £100

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A Bloomin’ Brilliant Result

  Last week, Cllrs Emma Franklin and Simon McNeill-Ritchie collected a Silver Gilt award for Bradford on Avon’s entry into South-West in Bloom. This was one level up from the previous year, and was made possible by the huge efforts put in by our Commun...

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Club raises RUH cash

MEMBERS of the Tuesday Luncheon Club at Bradford on Avon have raised cash for the new RNHRD Therapies Centre at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. This is Wiltshire

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Nominate BOA’s Shining Light of 2018!

Do you know someone who has made a real difference to the Bradford on Avon community in 2018? If so, nominate them to be this year’s Shining Light of BOA! Two winners will be chosen, (1 adult and 1 child), to press the button which lights up the town at...

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The sun will be shining on St Margaret’s Hall

At last night’s Full Council meeting, a unanimous vote granted approval for a scheme to install solar panels on the south facing roof of St Margaret’s Hall. The idea was broached initially in May 2018 by the Environment & Planning Committee, chair...

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UPDATE on Frome Road Closure 3rd – 10th October

As you are hopefully already aware, we recently posted notification from Wiltshire Council of upcoming works to Frome Road, which will commence on 3rd October. Particularly as we have experienced a number of issues recently in relation to roadworks and cl...

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Lights shine out at Music Centre

VISITORS to Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon will be able to enjoy performances in its 20th anniversary year with help from new auditorium lighting. This is Wiltshire

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Lights shine out at Music Centre

VISITORS to Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon will be able to enjoy performances in its 20th anniversary year with help from new auditorium lighting. This is Wiltshire

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A Greener Bradford

An environmentally focused event, ‘A Greener Bradford’ was held at BOA’s Holy Trinity on the 8th September with the aim of organising an interactive, inclusive community forum on Climate Change and how we can all lead more sustainable lifestyles. Th...

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Alzheimer’s Society Roadshow will visit Bradford-on-Avon

People of Bradford-on-Avon, as well as the surrounding area, will soon have the opportunity to put their questions to experts and find out more about dementia as Alzheimer’s Society’s Roadshow visits at the end of the month. The charity’s mobile inf...

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Town urged to become greener

PEOPLE living in Bradford on Avon have been urged to work together as a community to tackle climate change and its impact on the environment. This is Wiltshire

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Town Council funds intergenerational play sessions

There has been a lot in the media recently about the benefits of play sessions involving young children and elderly people, and we are happy to announce that a scheme has now been set up in Bradford on Avon, funded by the Town Council. Nightingales Togeth...

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Pregnant mum in bedroom plea

A YOUNG couple with four children and a fifth on the way have complained to Selwood Housing about a repairs delay that is preventing them from using their largest bedroom. This is Wiltshire

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Good crop of honours

CHAMPION grower Neville Day has won top honours at the Bradford on Avon Flower & Produce show for the ninth year in succession. This is Wiltshire

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Mystery after find sparks river search

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for the owner of an abandoned rucksack to come forward after calling off an emergency search and rescue operation in the River Avon in Bradford on Avon. This is Wiltshire

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Quakers ride for equality

A MEMBER of the Quaker Meeting House in Bradford on Avon is celebrating after raising more than £1,895 from a sponsored 360-mile bike ride to London. This is Wiltshire

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Search of River Avon continues

Specialist search teams including officers trained in river rescues are still at work along the River Avon in the centre of Bradford on Avon. This is Wiltshire

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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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