Fury over Bradford on Avon roundabout chaos

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DESPITE taking a year to complete the roundabout by the new Kingston Farm development, the situation with the nearby roads is even worse than before, says a Bradford on Avon resident. John Gibbs, of Alisa House in Holt Road, is furious that over such...

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Heroic waiter saves young girl from drowning in canal

A HERO who saved a child’s life after she fell into the Kennet and Avon Canal said he had no hesitation about jumping in to rescue her. Harry Gavroche Jones was working at the Lock Inn in Bradford on Avon, helping customers find seats on the bustli...

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Emphatic rejection of plans to build 60 homes in Bradford on Avon

AN emphatic rejection of a scheme to build 60 new homes on the edge of Bradford on Avon has been issued by the town council. National housebuilder Bellway has submitted detailed plans to Wiltshire Council to build a mixture of three to five-bedroom h...

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Heated hustings gives residents an insight into plans of prospective MPs

AS voting day for the general election looms, Bradford on Avon residents learned more about their prospective MPs at a heated hustings yesterday evening. Nearly 300 people packed out St Margaret’s Hall to hear what Conservative Michelle Donelan, La...

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Coach gets stuck in Bradford on Avon for five hours after hitting scaffolding

A COACH got stuck in Bradford on Avon for five hours today as it headed to North Yorkshire after it hit some scaffolding on a house at around midday. The coach, which only had one person on board, was being driven by and Army Infantry driver from War...

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Giving Bradford bounce

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THINK of Bradford on Avon, you think of beautiful buildings, friendly locals and a town rich in history. We played a key part in the industrial revolutions, producing cloth, thriving factories and mills. But did you know Bradford on Avon’s rubber i...

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Groundbreaking guitar company launched with evening of live music

A NEW company that designs and makes groundbreaking acoustic guitars from low environmental-impact materials was recently launched in Bradford on Avon. Music makers gathered at the Tithe Barn on Sunday (May 14) to celebrate the launch of Acoustic Gui...

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Asparagus Available from Local Community Agriculture Co-operative

If you haven’t yet heard of Bradford on Avon Community Agriculture, it’s well worth a visit. Sign up for a weekly email with cheap, freshly picked-to-order vegetables available every Wednesday. Email them at moc.l1505995721iamg@1505995721dtl.a1505995721caob1505995721 to join th...

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Bradford Ideal win majority in town council elections

THE political make up of Bradford on Avon’s Town Council was shaken up at the local election count after an independent party had all of their candidates voted in. Ideal Bradford celebrated at Trowbridge Civic Centre on Friday when it was annou...

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Bradford on Avon Town Council Election Results Just In

The Bradford on Avon Town Council election results are just in.  The results are as follows: Bradford on Avon (Bradford on Avon North Ward) Bradford on Avon (Bradford on Avon South Ward) More information about the Bradford on Avon Town Council elec...

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Bradford on Avon resident Helen Baker launches debut fabric collection: ‘You can take the girl out of Cornwall’

New designer Helen Baker today launches her first collection of modern Cornish-inspired, contemporary fabric designs. Called ‘You can take the girl out of Cornwall’, the range draws on natural influences from Helen’s native county but aims to i...

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AskBoA: Local buses

A couple of years ago, I helped a local community group conduct a thorough audit of the town’s bus stops and shelters – their condition and information provision. The results – which showed that the overall position was far from goo...

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AskBoA: Is there a daily newspaper for the town?

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Our family would like to have a notice placed in the most appropriate local newspaper. Our deceased family member was a resident in Bradford on Avon. Which newspaper is the most circulated and popular in the community please? My on line enquires indi...

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AskBoA: Traffic and pedestrians?

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A couple of years ago, after the Historic Core Zone negative vote, there was a well-attended meeting in St Margaret’s Hall.  Town Councillors told us they were receptive to residents offering their ideas for what might else be considered to ad...

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AskBoA: Pedestrian Safety

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I know the pedestrian safety is a big issue in the town so here’s a proposal based on research and evidence on integrated transport systems About 15 years ago I made a TV documentary on trying to solve transport problems in towns and cities. We fil...

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