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Plans afoot for temporary traffic flow changes

At the Full Council meeting on Friday 26th June, members unanimously agreed an ‘in principle’ decision to fund changes in the town’s traffic flows, to assist with social distancing measures in support of public health and well-being, in response to ...

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Mr CollIn Emery Lost Keys in Bradford on Avon Town

Hello i have dropped my house and car keys in the market area I think possibly around the side Co-op shop or on bench outside cob far estate agents around that general area the keys are very important to me being disabled and are for my equipment needed e...

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Businesses encouraged to join Shop Local scheme

Throughout the last few months, businesses across our community have been heavily impacted by the economic and logistical fall out of the COVID-19 pandemic with some initially inundated with panic buying and supplier issues; some having had to swiftly ada...

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Katie Hopkins has been permanently suspended from Twitter

Katie Hopkins has been permanently suspended from Twitter after breaking the platform’s rules on hate speech – the social media giant has announced. The former BBC Apprentice star turned far-right commentator had more than one million followers o...

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Jail for drunk canal boater who bit police constable

A woman who crashed her canal boat before biting a police officer and saying ” by the way I’ve got coronavirus” has been jailed for five months. Jailing Daisy Lovatt at Swindon Crown Court, Judge Jason Taylor QC accused the 32-year-old...

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Public Toilets re-opened

During the past few weeks, public toilets across the country were closed based on public health advice from the government. However recently, as footfall has increased and restrictions to shop openings have been relaxed, councils have received requests fr...

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Biodiversity Survey given the ‘green’ light

Following Full Council’s recent adoption of the Biodiversity policy, at last night’s Environment and Planning Committee, councillors agreed to move forward with the acceptance of a scope of work for a Biodiversity Survey. Whilst it was recognised th...

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Wiltshire arts groups share a £331,500 Arts Council boost

SEVENTEEN Wiltshire arts groups have had a £331,500 windfall from the Arts Council, which has invested £8.5 million of emergency funds in the South West. The grants cover the first two elements of the Arts Council’s £160 million emergency support pac...

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Litter at beauty spots on the rise

As lockdown eases, there has been a ‘dramatic’ rise in the amount of litter dropped at beauty sites across the county. Mike White and his wife, Carolyn, from Bromham, went to Cherhill Monument last weekend and over the course of a 90-minute walk colle...

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Club find ways of keeping fit

MORE than 500 members of the Avon Valley Runners Club in Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon have been forced to think outside the box to keep fit during the Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown. With members having to adhere to social distancing and with many event...

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We are hiring!

The Town Council are seeking to appoint an additional Town Warden on a temporary basis to join our existing team.   TOWN WARDEN  SALARY: £17,364 PER ANNUM  Full-Time, 6-month contract  The role involves keeping public conveniences, pathways ...

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Leader faces a tough quiz on council’s future

TOUGH questions on Wiltshire Council’s financial shortfall and governance were fired at chiefs by councillors. They wanted to know when the authority would be bringing back its financial task group, in light of the council’s potential £51.5m shortfal...

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The amazing volunteers of BoA

All this week it is Volunteers’ Week, an annual event where people who generously give up their time to help other people and causes are celebrated. And whilst we cannot hold events in person due to the Covid-19 restrictions, we wanted to say a huge th...

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Merger one step closer

Plans to transform the provision of special education across Wiltshire have taken a big step forward. The Office for the School Adjudicator examined the proposals to merge St Nicholas in Chippenham, Larkrise in Trowbridge and Rowdeford in Devizes and esta...

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Youth groups work together

Yesterday, Cllr Dom Newton met with representatives from Wiltshire Mighty Girls and BoA Youth Football Club, following recent discussions with the local Neighbourhood Policing team and BoA Youth, as part of our response to the recent arson incident a...

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Town Council leads way on biodiversity

At Full Council this evening, a motion was proposed by Cllr Dom Newton, and seconded by Cllr Emma Franklin to encourage biodiversity across the town in areas which the Town Council manage, in recognition of the threat posed by loss of habitat, the use of ...

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Half Term message from Leader of the Council

Leader of the Council, Dom Newton, has released a statement urging the community to stick to the current COVID-19 government guidelines on socialising: Only ONE person may meet ONE other person from another household These meetings can take place in open ...

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Keep avoiding narrow pathways

Part of the charm of our beautiful town is its narrow winding lanes and pathways, which meander between the old weavers cottages on the hillside, all the way up to the Chapel of St Mary Tory, as well of course the stunning views once you reach the top. Ho...

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Floaty Boat Food Boxes

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Floaty Boat Fund, set up in 2018 with support from the Town Council and others, have been stepping up activities to provide veg box deliveries as well as an innovative ‘pay it forward’ scheme – supporting m...

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Karen Bloomfield has decided she needs some ‘me time’

THE owner of a well-known fruit and vegetable shop in Bradford on Avon which temporarily closed because of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis has decided to call it quits after 33 years. Karen Bloomfield, of Bloomfield’s Fruit & Veg, has decided to clo...

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About this website

There has been a question about who runs this website and why.  To clarify, it is owned by Bradford on Avon Town Council but was set up by someone who has now left Bradford on Avon. They asked for someone to take over hosting the site and keep an eye on ...

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Stable owner in South Wraxall warns of suspicious man

A horse owner has warned stable owners to be on alert after a suspicious man called at her yard. She said the man in a dark grey Peugeot entered her yard in South Wraxall near Bradford on Avon and asked if she had any old horse boxes for sale. She said: &...

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CRIME ROUND-UP: Theft, vandalism, drugs and more

Windmill stolen AN ornamental windmill was stolen from the front garden in Brecon Close, Melksham, on Sunday, May 3. Cannabis bust A MAN in his 20s from the Melksham area has been released under police investigation after police stopped a vehicle on Black...

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Response to proposed relaxation of lockdown restrictions

As of this week, England sees the relaxation on some of the rules on use of open spaces and exercise.  As a Town Council, we are keeping the situation under review in respect of opening up the places and spaces that are under our control – however, the...

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Preparing to Return to Work

The Government announcement on Monday actively encouraged people who cannot work from home to go back to work from this week. Wiltshire Council (WC) and the Town Council are currently assessing what impact this announcement will have for council service...

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Officers ‘caught in the crossfire’

The chairman of Wiltshire’s Police Federation says the latest lockdown announcement has left officers caught between a rock and a hard place. Prime minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday that people would be able to exercise outside as many times as they...

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‘It’s all Covid-related,’ say cyber detectives

Computer users have been warned about online coronavirus scams as the lockdown enters its seventh week. Wiltshire Police’s digital investigations and intelligence unit, set up to investigate cyber crime, said all their calls were now linked to the pande...

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Message from Leader of the Council

Cllr Dom Newton, Leader of the Council, reflects on last night’s statement from the Government regarding proposed relaxations of the COVID-19 lockdown in England. Watch the video message below or CLICK HERE BoA Town Council

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VE Day Peace remembered

Today is VE Day, held to commemorate 75 years since the Nazi official surrender ended the Second World War in Europe. Millions had died and suffered over the preceding years, and millions too had worked together at that time of global crisis, to finally a...

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Six-year-old saw the Trafalgar Square celebrations

THE street parties and parades originally planned to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day may have been cancelled but residents in the Warminster and Westbury area are still intending to mark the day. Back in 1945, people celebrated the end of the war...

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Wiltshire Green Infrastructure and Open Space Survey

Wiltshire Council have recently been undertaking a Green Infrastructure and Open Space Survey, which they have been asking residents to complete. In order to encourage responses from a wider range of people, and to inform our own Green Spaces management,...

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Volunteers worth celebrating

Today, Saturday 2nd May, was originally intended to be the day of our inaugural Volunteer Celebration, hosted by the Mayor, Simon McNeill-Ritchie, at St Margaret’s Hall. The ensuing COVID-19 pandemic meant, of course, that it had to be postponed, whilst...

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Statement on Poulton Field

It has come to our attention that there are a number of concerns in the community about the status of Poulton Field, and the Town Council’s intentions for it, as/when it is transferred from Wiltshire Council. These concerns have been compounded by the a...

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Becky Addy Wood will be protected as a nature reserve

BECKY Addy Wood near Bradford on Avon has been sold for £45,000 to locals determined to see it used as a nature reserve to enhance the community, just before it was due to be auctioned with a guide price of £40-£50,000. The 10.6 acres of woodland, whic...

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Don’t delay seeking medical help says NHS

THE FOLLOWING NOTICE HAS BEEN RELEASED BY NHS BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET Don’t delay seeking medical help because of coronavirus People living in Wiltshire are being advised not to let worries about coronavirus stop them asking for medical help for th...

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Ancient woodland protected for future generations

At a meeting last week, Bradford on Avon Town Council agreed to the purchase of local Historic Ancient Woodland, Becky Addy Wood on behalf of the community.  Becky Addy Wood is accessible by a right of way that parallels the canal and provides an altern...

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Crowded Asda sees shoppers too close for social distancing

SHOPPERS at the Asda-Walmart in North Swindon struggled to stay apart from each other in the crowded aisles. Supermarkets have measures in place to allow customers to shop while staying two metres away from other people. Amy Doyle took pictures of the s...

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GROW Bradford on Avon launches!

We are thrilled to announce a new project! GROW Bradford on Avon has just been launched, as part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. The idea is to provide hubs for the community to share seeds and plants with each other, a...

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Police mount search to find toddler’s parents

IF you live in Bradford on Avon brace yourself for a wave of noise at 3.15pm today (Friday), as 63 excited Year 6 pupils from Christ Church Primary give tongue after completing a sponsored silence. The youngsters will all fall silent on a video call for 1...

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‘They were so quick to act, they saved my life’

A mum has thanked staff at the Royal United Hospital in Bath for saving her life after she gave birth to her daughter. Kylie Bewley was rushed into theatre after losing more than three litres of blood following an emergency caesarian operation to give bi...

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Home Alone in lockdown

iving alone and working from home is a lifestyle choice for many people, but enforced isolation can throw up a lot of unexpected issues, and magnify the anxieties and long-term concerns that will be experienced at some point by most of us in these troubli...

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Earth Day 2020: more poignant than ever

Today, 22nd April, is Earth Day and yet we mostly find ourselves indoors, under lockdown. That said, the birds sing louder than ever through the cleaner air and Spring seems to be stretching its arms out and giving a large exhalation of life through the e...

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Update from Leader of the Council

With the lockdown now extended for at least another three weeks, Cllr Dom Newton, Leader of the Council, has released an update, reflecting on what this means to our town and how the Town Council is continuing to support and work with people in the comm...

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