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138-home plan gets the go-ahead for Bradford on Avon

Plans for 138 homes to be built on the Kingston Farm site in Bradford on Avon has been unanimously approved by Wiltshire Council planners this afternoon. The council’s strategic planning committee approved the mixed use development on Holt Road, which w...

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Electric car charging in Station Car Park

There are now two charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) in the Station Car Park. It’s free to charge your car although you still need to pay for parking. These were installed by Wiltshire Council using Government money from the Local Sustainab...

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More flood defences go up in Bradford on Avon

More flood defences are being put in place in Bradford on Avon this afternoon as the Environment Agency warns the town that water levels will peak at 11pm tonight. Barriers were put in place in the Bull Pit last night but are now being erected in Westbury...

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Your village needs you

A COMMITTEE set up in Winsley to commemorate the anniversary of the First World War later this year wants people with memorabilia and information on relatives to help with an exhibition. Phillip Bush, 71, of Ashley Lane, helped set up the committee with t...

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Job: Hall Manager Vacancy

Bradford on Avon Town Council are seeking to recruit the following position: Hall Manager (£22,443 – £25,727) per annum The person appointed will be responsible for the successful operation and management of St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon....

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Office Desk Space To Rent in Bradford on Avon

We are a web design and search engine marketing company based on Newtown in Bradford on Avon and have just expanded our office so have some desk space available to rent. We have a relaxed working environment so if you are looking to work in an office and ...

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Money available for health needs in Bradford on Avon

The Friends of Bradford on Avon Community Healthcare are able to offer financial assistance, up to £5000 each to local organisations or groups who support the healthcare or social needs of residents of BOA & surrounding villages. We hope to assist th...

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Save our zebra, say Bradford on Avon residents

Campaigners in Bradford on Avon have launched a petition to stop the removal of the zebra crossing in Market Street that has been proposed in the Historic Core Zone scheme. The Save Our Zebra petition was started by concerned residents Godfrey Marks and K...

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Buddhist monks to help run new temple in Bradford on Avon

The former Orient Express restaurant in Bradford on Avon is to become a Buddhist temple after Wiltshire Council approved a change of use request. Now called the Ton Boon Trust, the restaurant in Bridge Street closed in 2012. It was classed as a meditation...

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Bradford on Avon appeal for more garden offerings

Bradford on Avon’s Tourist Information Centre is appealing for home owners to open their gardens this year for the return of the Secret Garden Festival. The event is set to run on the last Sundays of April, May, June and July and plans are already well ...

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Fitz Solar School Superstars

Fantastic news, we are @1010’s #solarschools Superstars! Check out what we’ve been up to http://www.solarschools.org.uk/team/blog/4707497072/ Thanks to the generosity of local people and organisations we’ve already raised £2455, enough ...

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Pot-hole hit squad taking to the roads

Early reports indicate the recent flooding has caused at least £2 million of damage to the county’s roads. Wiltshire Council is investing an extra £250,000, in addition to the £52 million increase in road spending announced in November 2013, to repai...

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Bradford on Avon hall offers seats of love

Naming a venue seat in devotion to a loved one as a Valentine’s Day surprise could help St Margaret’s Hall towards its £75,000 refit appeal target. Bradford on Avon Town Council wants people to sponsor the new seats to honour their loved ones, friend...

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Cycle Wiltshire: 3 and 4 May 2014

Cycle Wiltshire is a two day cycling event taking place on 3 and 4 May, 2014. The event which has been organised by Wiltshire Council in partnership with British Cycling aims to encourage people to keep fit and active, bring local people together and boos...

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Superfast switch-on for Westwood and Avoncliff

Westwood and Avoncliff have been announced as the next communities to receive superfast broadband, as part of a multi-million pound deal. Businesses and homes in the area will be able to receive the increased speeds from the end of summer 2014, as part of...

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Buddhist temple plan for Bradford on Avon gets go-ahead

The former Orient Express restaurant in Bradford on Avon is to become a Buddhist temple now that Wiltshire Council has approved a change of use application. Now called the Ton Boon Trust, the restaurant in Bridge Street closed in 2012. It was classed as a...

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Bradford on Avon school’s bright idea to save energy

Fitzmaurice Primary School in Bradford on Avon is appealing for sponsors to raise money towards its solar panel scheme. The school is part of the 10:10 Solar Schools project and needs to raise £16,000 for 40 panels. Donations from firms and individuals h...

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Fund to protect Bradford on Avon tithe barn floor

Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust has received an Area Board grant to enhance facilities at Barton Farm. The trust is in the process of taking over management of the Tithe Barn as a venue for community events and was allocated the £5,000 Community Area...

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FAB win for Bradford on Avon firm

FAB! Events Global, event management specialists and destination management company for Bradford on Avon, scooped a Silver Award at the Eventia Awards before Christmas. The accolade, awarded at the London Hilton, was in the category ‘Low Cost Event Solu...

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Bradford on Avon bike firm’s on a roll

THE iconic Moulton bicycle is still a firm favourite for thousands of people across the world and having just secured a £500K deal to manufacture a unique bike for the Chinese market the company is stronger than ever. Established in 1962 by engineer and ...

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Bradford on Avon peace group keen to pick up followers

Campaigners from Bradford on Avon’s Stand Up For Peace are encouraging others to join them. The group meets every Saturday, weather permitting, in the town’s Peace Gardens with petitions and signs. Over the years, it has supported Campaign for Nuclear...

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New webcam to provide flood updates in Bradford on Avon

In response to the heavy flooding in Bradford on Avon which closed down the Town Bridge over the Christmas period from Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day, a webcam to monitor flooding is being installed to provide live updates of the conditions at the br...

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Lower Westwood post office to close for modernisation

The Post Office in Lower Westwood will close for three days next month for a refurbishment into a modern branch with extended opening hours. Opening hours at the proposed new-look branch will be 8am to 8pm Monday to Sunday, offering customers a total of 8...

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Milestone for former Turleigh tuk tuk duo

A teacher who grew up in Turleigh has broken the record for the longest journey in a tuk tuk (an auto rickshaw) after travelling around the world with his friend. Nick Gough and his colleague Richard Sears, both 29 from London, set out in August 2012 with...

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Bradford traffic study findings to be unveiled

Findings of a Bradford on Avon traffic study, taken during last summer, will be presented to the town’s Area Board meeting on Wednesday, January 8. The meeting, being held at St Laurence School at 7pm, will also discuss £14,000 in grant applications an...

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Room wanted for a professional female

Hi, I am relocating to the area for a new job and looking for a double room to rent in Bradford on Avon. I am quiet, tidy and respectful. Non-smoker, professional. Pet free but pet friendly. I’m looking for somewhere from late January/February but I...

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Floods hit Bradford on Avon today

Today Bradford on Avon has been brought to a standstill, due to the towns bridge flooding. Emergency services are advising against travelling to the town. Many police are surrounding the area and many business have been flooded. The fire service is workin...

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Floods bring Bradford on Avon to a standstill

Bradford on Avon has been brought to a standstill today, with the town bridge flooding and emergency services advising against travelling to the town. Firefighters were called to the town last night to deal with flooded homes and businesses, with the Rive...

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Traffic Study of Bradford on Avon and Holt

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY The findings of the Traffic Study of Bradford on Avon and Holt will be presented to the next meeting of the Bradford on Avon Area Board on Wednesday 8 January 2014 at St Laurence School from 7pm. Further details in the New Year! Comm...

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Watch out! There's a thief about

It’s Christmas when thoughts turn to sharing gifts, food and fun with family, friends and neighbours. Sadly sometimes the gap between what we have and would like to have is quite large. In our house we’re lucky. We make quite a lot of what we ...

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2014 Walking Festival

Great news – the 2014 BoA Walking Festival is definitely going ahead on the weekend of 5th / 6th /7th September. So, please put the dates in your diary. The BoA Walkers are Welcome team is putting together a varied programme of 10 walks, for all abi...

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Get together and save ££££ on fuel bills

Householders will have another opportunity to save money on their energy bills as another auction for the UK’s largest collective energy scheme is being rolled out. The Ready to Switch scheme is the largest and most inclusive of its kind in the UK with ...

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Free Local Vegetables!

GET A FREE WEEKLY LARGE VEG BOX Bradford on Avon Community Agriculture are offering a free weekly veg box packed with locally grown, pesticide free veggies to someone who can commit to three hours of harvesting work on a Wednesday morning. If you are inte...

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Have you seen this furry firefighter?

An unexpected visitor joined a fire crew on a callout to a fire at a Bradford farm last week, when a pet cat snuck onboard the fire engine. Jennifer Wood lives next door to Corsham Fire Station with her pet cat Poppy, who was sleeping inside the engine wh...

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Fitzmaurice Solar School

Fitzmaurice School is making great progress with its quest to raise £16,000 for a 40 panel solar PV installation through the 10:10 Solar Schools scheme. More than £2,000 is already in the fund after just 5 weeks, that’s enough for 5 panels. Severa...

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Car stolen from garage in Bradford on Avon

A silver Citroen C3 Picasso was stolen from a detached garage in Budbury Close, Bradford on Avon, between 6.20pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday. Intruders found the car keys in a coat pocket in the garage. A Makita drill set was also stolen. If anyone has...

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Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan Approval

The Bradford on Avon Steering Group are pleased to inform you that the designation of Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Area has been approved. To view the full report please visit Wiltshire Council’s website by clicking here. BoA Neighbourhood Plan

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For Sale: Baby items for sale

I have a moses basket + stand for sale which is in good condition. Great for travelling. Suitable for up to 6 months old. Also some bed sheets to go with it. £10. Tel: 01225 865659

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What's it like to own an electric car?

I’ve been driving a Renault Zoe fully electric car for four months now. I’ve put a review on the Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon website, so if you’ve been wondering whether an electric car would work for you, follow the link http://cl...

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November prosecutions for Lorry Watch

Wiltshire Council v Stan Robinson (Stafford) Ltd A Lorry Watch case (Bradford on Avon town bridge). The company pleaded guilty and were fined £500 , ordered to pay £100 costs and a £50 Victim Surcharge Wiltshire Council v Currie European Transport Ltd ...

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Family cycling holiday

FAMILY CYCLING HOLIDAY ! Here’s a chance to take part in your own mini Tour de France around Bradford on Avon’s beautiful twin town Sully-sur-Loire. You are invited to take part in a holiday especially tailored to suit families with children/ young pe...

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It’s a new posting for Bradford Scouts

Scouts in Bradford on Avon will spread festive cheer by organising a Christmas post service for the BA15 postcode. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers from 1st Bradford on Avon Scout Group, along with their leaders and parents, will sell specially designe...

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Heavy traffic's on the rise, say Bradford Lorry Watch group

The Lorry Watch group in Bradford on Avon is seeing a spiralling increase in trucks through the town, despite a successful two-year campaign of prosecutions. The news comes in the week an seven-axle transporter lorry tried to cross the Town Bridge on Mond...

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More than Jam and Jerusalem! New WI in Bradford-on-Avon

The Women’s Institute goes back nearly a hundred years and is the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK. It plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a ...

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Jobs: Wiltshire Police are looking for new recruits

On Tuesday 12 November Wiltshire Police will once again be offering opportunities for people who are seeking a career as a police officer. The last recruitment campaign took place in January this year and applicants were given a small window of time in wh...

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Research unearths secrets of Winsley's past

A project carried out by Bradford on Avon Museum has revealed that a part of Winsley could have been abandoned hundreds of years ago. The museum was given £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund last December to uncover details of ancient fields and settl...

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Minna Gillham Young Sports Person of the Year Award 2013

Do you know a young person under the age of 18, resident in Bradford on Avon, who has excelled at any sport or a young person who has contributed to sport in the community? If you do the Town Council would like to know about them. The Minna Gillham Award ...

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Man injured in Bradford hit-and-run

A man has been seriously injured after a hit-and-run in Bradford on Avon last night. Wiltshire Police have appealed for witnesses after a car failed to stop after hitting a man outside the Beef and Barge on Trowbridge Road at 9.44pm. PC Gary Treherne said...

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Bradford on Avon GP gets set for ocean challenge

GP Nell Wyatt says she is preparing for the challenge of her life after being chosen to take part in two legs of the gruelling round-the- world Clipper Race. Dr Wyatt, of the Bradford on Avon and Melksham Partnership, is preparing for the 40,000-mile boat...

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Ideas that will inspire you

Insipring ideas really can motivate communities to try new things. Don’t take my word for it, watch this short film and see for yourself:  watch a short film featuring some of Wiltshire’s most inspiring projects here. Wiltshire is such a wonderful ...

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Bradford to host Gardener's Question Time

THE team behind Bradford on Avon’s Secret Gardens Festival will host BBC Radio Four’s Gardeners’ Question Time at the Wiltshire Music Centre next month. Members will join eight gardening clubs from Bath and will put questions to the panel when the ...

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Exhibit a Christmas tree in Bradford on Avon

Local clubs, charities and organisations are once again open to exhibit a Christmas tree at the Holy Trinity Church Christmas Tree Festival in Bradford on Avon. They can decorate the tree with a theme based on what they do and each tree will have a notice...

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Take to the Bradford on Avon hills for charity

Runners of all abilities are being encouraged to take part in next month’s Over The Hills race to raise money for Alzheimer’s Support and Bradford on Avon Lions Club. Now in its 20th year, the 12km race starts and finishes at the Tithe Barn in Bradfor...

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Know about a successful project?

Do you know about a community-led project that has delivered a real community benefit? If so why not add the project to Wiltshire’s brand new project bank. The project bank will contain hundreds of inspiring practical community-led projects that can be ...

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Bradford on Avon pub forced to shut its doors

The Bunch of Grapes pub in Bradford on Avon has closed, after the new tenant left suddenly several weeks after moving in. The Silver Street pub is owned by Young’s. Tenant Steve Culverhouse moved in two months ago, introducing homemade breads and cakes ...

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Man arrested after Westwood drugs raid

A man was arrested on suspicion of cultivation and intent to supply after police raided a property in Westwood on Sunday, at 8.30am, and discovered a quantity of cannabis and cocaine. About 76 cannabis plants were seized, plus what is believed to be cocai...

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Wanted: Concrete floor cleaning machine?

Does anyone out there have a machine to clean concrete – huge dusty floor which needs a water cleaner that also hoovers at the same time We are trying to clean the Vaults before we get in there for Christmas If you know of someone who has such a machine...

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Bradford on Avon man remanded over burglary allegations

A man accused of breaking into three homes has been remanded in custody. Matthew Reynolds is said to have raided one house in Trowbridge and two in Bradford on Avon, making off with electrical items and cash. No charges were formally put to the 38-year-ol...

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Job: Health trainers £16,998 – £17,980 pa

Wiltshire Council is seeking to employ enthusiastic members of staff to join the public health team as health trainers. Health trainers support people in taking responsibility for improving their own health. This might include support on healthy eating (o...

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“Your Community in 300 Words” Free, Writing Competition

This October and November wfcap (The Wiltshire Forum of Community Area Partnerships) invite you to enter our free, writing competition for residents of Wiltshire. The idea is to celebrate Wiltshire; its environment, heritage and the vibrant communities li...

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Wanted: Looking for accommodation

We are a couple in our late 50’s looking to rent self- contained accommodation in the Bradford on Avon area while we undertake a house refurbishment. Ideally we need something available for a 3 month period starting early to Mid-November. We will consid...

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Snappy Fairtrade tribute of Bradford on Avon

Bradford on Avon’s Fairtrade group has produced an eyecatching postcard to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the town having Fairtrade status. The postcard is a montage of pictures of the town, donated by local photographer Andrew Eberlin, and on the b...

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Community rallies to save Limpley Stoke pub

Team spirit is the order of the day for one pub in Limpley Stoke as residents and the village parish council join forces to make it a community asset. Last week, the Limpley Stoke Parish Council made an application for the Hop Pole Inn to be listed as an ...

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Revamped Skate park Unveiled!

The revamped skate park at Poulton – featuring new sheet metal, boxed in structures, grip paint, re-sprayable graffiti walls and improved safety features – was unveiled this week. See photo! There are also plans to replace the damaged bin and ...

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Man injured trying to save car from Bradford on Avon blaze

A man suffered burns to his head and smoke inhalation after trying to save his car from his blazing garage in Leigh Road, Bradford on Avon, today. Four fire crews from Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, Corsham and Melksham were called to the fire at 11.30am, ...

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Stars unveil Miles Kington memorial bench

Stars Joanna Lumley and Terry Jones celebrated the life of their late friend and journalist Miles Kington on Sunday when they opened his memorial bench at the Dundas Aqueduct. Friends, family, colleagues and admirers gathered on the towpath of the Kennet ...

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Help shape the future

Local people are being asked to take five minutes to help shape the future of Wiltshire. If you want to make a difference and have a say about the future, please complete this simple online survey by clicking on the link below: [button color=coffee size=...

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Bradford on Avon Museum's up for discussion

From September, we are starting up a new Museum group for Members.  The Discussion Group will be held on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room.  These informal sessions are FREE to Members and will cover a broad range ...

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We are looking for inspirational individuals

The Employment & Skills Team at Wiltshire Council are running many different activities under a Wiltshire Skills 4 Success Programme, one of these is with Primary Schools in Wiltshire. We are looking for inspirational individuals (e.g. authors, artist...

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Bradford on Avon grant to help with neighbourhood plan

Bradford on Avon’s Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has received a £6,837 grant from Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning programme to help with professional assistance with the writing of a draft plan. The grant will also be used to cover...

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Bradford groups get help for dancers, furniture and climate

Grants have been awarded to organisations and charities by Bradford on Avon Town Council A £500 cheque will go to Bradford on Avon Friends of Palestine, to help fund a visit by Palestine dancers next month. The same sum will go to Group Five, to supply n...

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Bradford on Avon councillor chosen

Conservative candidate Mike Roberts has been elected as town councillor for Bradford on Avon North Ward to fill the vacancy following the death of Cllr Ambrose Stickney. Voter turnout was 25.21 per cent. This is Wiltshire

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Hospice’s work will be backed by new lodges

Building work is due to begin early next month on two community lodges in the grounds of Dorothy House Hospice in Winsley. The two lodges have been part-funded by a £462,497 grant from NHS England and will enable the hospice to provide a safe, home-from-...

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Somerset Care links with Carer Support Wiltshire

Somerset Care Wiltshire base is delighted to be working with Carer Support Wiltshire to offer free training to unpaid carers! Our new staff induction programme offers a range of topics lasting 2-3 hours. Run on a fortnightly basis, unpaid carers are welco...

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Bradford campaigners celebrate bag charge pledge

Green campaigners in Bradford on Avon have welcomed Government plans for a 5p charge on plastic bags from 2015. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg told Liberal Democrats at their autumn conference, in Glasgow, about the plans. Climate Friendly Bradford on A...

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Funding available for village hall IT equipment!

Village halls are vital to local communities and as the world changes, so village halls are looking to the future.  Many village halls now offer wireless broadband access, projectors, screens and sound systems.  This makes the halls useful for conferenc...

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Mums drive for 20mph limit in Bradford on Avon

A campaign to slow traffic to 20mph through Bradford on Avon has been backed by town councillors. Members of the council’s town management committee voted unanimously for 20mph limits across the town. Tuesday’s meeting was asked to support a call for ...

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Bradford man charged over three burglaries

A Bradford on Avon man has been charged with three counts of burglary. Matthew Edward Reynolds, 38, of Bancroft, was due at North West Wiltshire Magistrates Court, in Chippenham, this week on charges relating to an overnight burglary, in Marston Road, Tro...

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