It’s a Kind of Magic: Queen legend’s forest

QUEEN guitarist Dr Brian May is behind the creation of a new forest of more than 100,000 trees near Bradford on Avon. Contractors working for Tilhill Forestry are planting a mixture of native British trees close to the ancient woodland at Inwoods, wh...

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Co-operative stores hunt for new charities to help

CHARITY-MINDED staff at the Southern Co-op stores on Bradford on Avon’s Winsley Road and Corsham’s Macey Drive are looking for new groups to help in 2019/2020, after another successful year’s fundraising. In 2018 both stores supported Dorot...

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MasterChef winners booked for festival

TWO BBC MasterChef champions are to cook up a storm at a new food festival taking place in Bradford on Avon this summer. Winner in 2016 Jane Devonshire and locally-based Ping Coombes, who won in 2014, will be demonstrating their culinary skills at th...

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Rower completes her TransAtlantic challenge

A BRADFORD on Avon woman and her three male team-mates have completed a 3,000-mile Atlantic Ocean row in aid of mental health charities. Alison Wannell, 40, a lettings agent from Church Street, Bradford on Avon, was also part of a research project at...

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Trustees call for help to improve

MEMBERS and users of the Mount Pleasant Centre and Social Club in Bradford on Avon are to be asked what improvements they would like to see. Trustees are planning to ask people for their views in a bid to attract a younger membership and inject fresh...

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Safety concerns come top in poll

THE top three traffic concerns in Bradford on Avon are pedestrian safety, air pollution and heavy goods vehiclse passing through the town. That’s the conclusion of a traffic and transport consultation exercise conducted by the town council. The fee...

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World cuisine on menu for annual Scout cooking contest

THE Annual Wiltshire West Scout Cooking Competition was held at Southwick, organised by the Assistant District Scout Commissioner Brian Fitchett assisted by members of the District Team, with guest judges Beryl Strange and Doreen Rogers. Six teams to...

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Notice from Network Rail – Overnight vegetation clearance works

See below for information regarding  forthcoming vegetation clearance works. If you have any questions or concerns, visit www.networkrail.co.uk or call 03457 114141 The post Notice from Network Rail – Overnight vegetation clearance works appeared...

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Wassaillers keep ancient tradition alive

MUSICIANS, Morris Men and Mummers came together in the snow at Bradford on Avon’s historic Tithe Barn. As dusk fell on Saturday the groups were joined by over 150 visitors who took part in the ancient custom of wassailing, visiting Hen’s Orchard,...

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Urgent Temporary Closure of Whiteheads Lane, Bradford on Avon (6th Feb)

WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 6th February 2019, the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interests of public safety to enable Tarmac to carry out urgent carriageway resurfacing and associated maintenance work...

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Thieves’ huge haul of tools

A TROWBRIDGE builder has been hit by yet another raid by tool thieves. The raiders targeted a metal container on a site in Bradford on Avon and stole more than £3,000 worth of tools. Paul Pinney, 54, of Paul Pinney’s Building Services in Trowbridg...

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Solar panels powering town hall computers

A BANK of 72 solar panels installed on its roof are now producing enough electricity to power a town council’s computers. The panels in Bradford on Avon have already contributed to the National Grid after being installed by local firm Solarsense. C...

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SCHOOL CLOSURES FEBRUARY 1: Find out here who’s not opening today

These are the schools across Wiltshire not opening today according to BBC Wiltshire: Devizes School – Devizes Box C of E Primary School – BOX nr corsham Corsham Primary Broad Wood Corsham Primary Pound Hill Trinity School Quakers Walk, ...

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Public Consultation on Draft Tourism Strategy & Destination Management Plan

Bradford on Avon Town Council invite you to comment on its draft Bradford on Avon Tourism Strategy and Destination Management Plan. The Plan has been developed for the Town Development Committee, to give a clear strategic focus for tourism in Bradfor...

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Notice of Temporary Closure of: B3107 Holt Road (Part) 25th-27th March

Notice from Wiltshire Council Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Closure of: B3107 Holt Road (Part), Bradford on Avon (Ref: TTRO 5804) Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporari...

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