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We’re hiring! – Operations Manager

Operations Manager Salary £33,136 – £36,153 dependent on experience (SCP 37-40) Full Time Position Job Description Overview The Operations Manager will have responsibility for the delivery of services by the Town Council covering a range of areas, ma...

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What next for our Phone Boxes?

Two of Bradford on Avon’s lovely old K6 phone boxes were recently earmarked for removal by BT: one in Churches (near St Laurence school) and one at the top of Whitehill, (opposite Mount Pleasant). Photo ©lydiaboothphotography.com In a bid to save them...

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Support your local author

Bradford on Avon author, James Ellis, is seeking Patrons for his second novel, An Other’s Look, which is being published by Unbound Books. Patrons are a community of book lovers who bring new voices to published writing by pre-ordering digital or paperb...

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Over 5,000 enjoy Family Fun Day

BARGAIN hunters in their hundreds flocked to one of the biggest car boot sales in the area at the annual Bradford on Avon Lions Club Family Fun Day. This is Wiltshire

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Solar panel fire in Holt

FIRE crews from Trowbridge and Melksham attended a solar panel on fire near Leigh Road, Holt at 10.16am today (Sunday, May 20). The fire was out on arrival and crews made the area safe. This is Wiltshire

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Jazz goes Dutch in Bradford on Avon

It was a first for Bradford on Avon Jazz Club when on two consecutive sessions bands from The Netherlands were featured at the Mount Pleasant club. In April it was the Freetime Old Dixie Jass Band and in May the Storyville Jassband played for another capa...

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Bradford Town Football Club 2017-18 Round-up

Bradford Town Football Club have recorded the most successful season in their history securing a fourth place finish in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division. Despite the disappointment suffered on the 28th April in Devon when Willand Rovers’ ...

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People urged to talk more openly about dying

PEOPLE across North and West Wiltshire are being urged to talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, with staff at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and Dorothy House Hospice Care supporting Dying Matters Awareness Week from M...

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Mayor and Deputy Mayor swap roles

THE new Mayor and chairman of Bradford on Avon is Cllr Alex Kay, a professional geologist and self-employed artist who has lived in the town for the past five years. This is Wiltshire

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Innovative ideas on display

RESIDENTS of Bradford on Avon have given a mixed reaction to an exhibition of designs for the town’s Station car park. This is Wiltshire

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Hats off to Ms B-Avon W.I.

There are so many examples of community spirit and expertise in our town, that it is sometimes easy to take for granted the hard work that goes into projects. One such project was recently brought to our attention by Cllr Jim Lynch, who sent us off with a...

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Performance opportunity – Iford Arts

Iford Arts are looking for two young actors (male) to take part in a professional opera, Handel’s Partenope at Iford Arts (just outside of Bath). You will be required to attend two rehearsals in London, one on Friday 15th May, the second tbc You will th...

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Appeal for witnesses

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man involved in a crash was assaulted by another driver on the B3105 at Bradford on Avon. This is Wiltshire

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Collecting Children’s shoes at Dible and Roy

Do you have any shoes that your children have grown out of? We have a collection box in our foyer at Dible & Roy, Bridge Street for the charity Afrikaya.  These shoes will go to a project in The Gambia where the children often pick up parasites s...

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Work commences on the Sladesbrook and Bancroft Allotments

Today’s glorious sunshine provided a great opportunity for Town Council officers Keith Draper and Simon Sutton to make some serious headway on the replacement of plot marking posts at the Sladesbrook and Bancroft allotments. Now that the Colonel William...

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Stamp of approval

A WILTSHIRE artist has designed a new set of six stamps released by the Royal Mail. This is Wiltshire

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Bradford on Avon visit to Keynsham

On Sunday 15th April, Cllr Emma Franklin arranged a trip for 20 residents of Bradford on Avon to visit Keynsham with a free train ride laid on to take them there. The rain did not dampen spirits as the group walked to the site of an old abbey, where volun...

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Fly-tipping is a problem

A RISE in fly-tipping throughout the county has caused concern amongst residents who say it is ruining the countryside. This is Wiltshire

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'Return the plastic' campaign comes to Bradford

CAMPAIGNERS seeking to stop Britain’s big supermarket chains from using plastic packaging for their retail products staged a lunchtime protest outside Sainsbury’s store at Bradford on Avon on Saturday. This is Wiltshire

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Fly-tipping is a problem

A RISE in fly-tipping throughout the county has caused concern amongst residents who say it is ruining the countryside. This is Wiltshire

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'Return the plastic' campaign comes to Bradford

CAMPAIGNERS seeking to stop Britain’s big supermarket chains from using plastic packaging for their retail products staged a lunchtime protest outside Sainsbury’s store at Bradford on Avon on Saturday. This is Wiltshire

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Changes to the Bradford on Avon town bus service

Wiltshire Council have recently published some changes to the Town Bus schedule, and re-iterate that the 265 service will supplement any shortfalls presented by this. Cllr Alex Kay said: ‘The Town Council are dedicated to examine any further proposed ch...

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Good news for our Bridge!

As you drive through our beautiful town, you will often see, come rain or shine, volunteers from the Lorry Watch team, taking note of the countless heavy goods vehicles who chose to ignore the restriction signs, and drive over our historic bridge. By taki...

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Roadworks use a longer-lasting surface

DRIVERS in Bradford on Avon have faced lengthy delays this week because of road closures, while Wiltshire Council lays a new type of surface which should mean the new road lasts longer. This is Wiltshire

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Roadworks postponed this weekend

PLANS to resurface a mini-roundabout in the centre of Bradford on Avon have been postponed this weekend because of forecasted wet weather. This is Wiltshire

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ROADWORKS UPDATE: Silver Street/Market Street/Town Bridge

We have just heard from Wiltshire Council that the planned resurfacing of the mini roundabout at the junction of Market Street and Silver Street WILL NOT be taking place on Sunday 18th March as previously notified. There will be a temporary surface and ra...

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How your Council Tax will be spent

Leader of the Council Cllr Dom Newton outlines the town council’s budget priorities for the coming year I hope very much that you have had a great start to the year – and are enjoying the lighter evenings as we head into the Spring.   We’ve had a ...

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Major roadworks cause long delays

DRIVERS trying to get through Bradford on Avon face long delays this week while Wiltshire Council contractors work on improvements to two major routes through the town. This is Wiltshire

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Volunteers are the unsung heroes of Storm Emma

MANAGERS at Dorothy House Hospice Care in Winsley have said a big ‘Thank You’ to local people, Hospice staff and supporters for their generous efforts to help Hospice staff deliver patient care with minimum disruption despite the freezing conditions, ...

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Road closure plans could cause chaos

WILTSHIRE Council has altered plans for two road closures in Bradford on Avon, meaning no traffic will be able to get through the town on the evening of March 11. This is Wiltshire

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Updates on weather

The Town Council Offices will be closed today, Friday 2nd March, due to bad weather. Wiltshire Police are advising drivers NOT to venture out today, after a number of accidents, snow drifts and stuck vehicles have blocked roads for emergency vehicles. If ...

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Accommodation available for local man

  HALLS CHARITY Self-contained One Bedroomed Flat Historic Grade II* Almshouse property in the centre of Bradford-on-Avon.  One bedroomed (shared garden) first floor flat will soon be available.  You must be:- Single Male Mature (over 50 years) Of ...

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House fire started in bedroom

DAMAGE caused by a fire that started in a bedroom was being cleared away this morning after fire crews put out the blaze at a home in Bradford on Avon. This is Wiltshire

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Push for pollution talks with leader

THE leader of Bradford on Avon Town Council has invited Baroness Jane Scott, the Conservative leader of Wiltshire Council, to visit the town to discuss air quality and pollution. This is Wiltshire

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Save the Date! The Duck Race is coming….

The Annual BoA Duck Race is coming up on Easter Monday, 2nd April, and there will be prizes to win!  Last year we had so many visitors to the Town that we sold out of ducks, so keep an eye on our website, social media and noticeboards over the next few w...

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Save the Date! The Duck Race is coming….

The Annual BoA Duck Race is coming up on Easter Monday, 2nd April, and there will be prizes to win!  Last year we had so many visitors to the Town that we sold out of ducks, so keep an eye on our website, social media and noticeboards over the next few w...

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Urgent Road Closure – Cemetery Lane

Wiltshire Council Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Urgent Closure of Cemetery Lane, Bradford on Avon WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 15 February 2018, the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the int...

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Hunger strike for votes change

FOUR members of the Make Votes Matter group in Bradford on Avon took part in a 24-hour hunger strike on Monday and Tuesday to highlight the inequality in the UK voting system. This is Wiltshire

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What to do if the River Avon Floods

Following a period of heavy rain the river Avon may overspill its banks. Within the last few years we have experienced serious flooding in the centre of town and localised flooding due to very heavy run-off in areas away from the river where it was not ne...

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