To view/download the guide which includes maps of the town please click here.
The Bradford on Avon Town Council Community Emergency Volunteers (CEVS) are group of volunteers drawn from our local community who wish to help others during times of severe weather, civil emergency, or at large scale events in the town.
The Volunteers were set up as a positive response to the floods of December 2013 through the Town Council's Emergency Planning Working Group. A number of organisations have been consulted with during the setting up process and include Wiltshire Council (Emergency Planning/Highways/Public Health), Network Rail, British Transport Police, Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire FRS, The Environment Agency, Wessex Water, SSEPD, Serve On, The British Red Cross, Wiltshire Search and Rescue (WILSAR).
Paul Robertson, Senior Co-ordinator, has assisted the Town Council and moved this project on to be a successful Community Asset.
To find out more information or become a volunteer please visit here.
The Heritage Open Days in 2015 were a very special occassion for the Lock-Up in Bradford on Avon as it coincided with the ribbon cutting ceremony that celebrated the completion of the Lock-Up's interior refurbishment. The Town Council supported this event which included a civic reception at which a toast was raised to the history of the Town.
The picture shows historian Margaret Dobson and Lock-Up Team leader Rod Johnston enjoying the occassion.
Bradford on Avon was recently voted as one of the best towns to live due to the local community involvement and spirit. There is so much that goes on in the town that relies on the amazing contributions of volunteers.
- Reporting overweight lorries
- Running a wide variety of clubs and societies
- Providing services to vulnerable people
- Running numerous popular events
- BOAFringe, Duck Race, Arts Festival, Fireworks Display
- And much, much more
Without the time and skills of local volunteers, many of these activities would not happen. Extra help is always needed and, as part of the National Volunteers Week, Bradford on Avon Town Council, along with Boacan, decided to run a recruitment drive for local voluntary groups and charities. St Margaret's Hall was full of stands and many new volunteers were signed up.