Town Council supports Floaty Boat Fund and Avoncliff Wood Campaign

At last night’s Full Council meeting, Councillors voted to support two valuable initiatives for the community. The first of these was to make a small donation to support the campaign by the Woodland Trust to purchase Avoncliff Wood in order to preserve the ancient woodland at its heart, and create amenity space for the community … Read more

Lorry Watch Strikes Again!

A huge thanks to the again to the town’s Lorry Watch Volunteers! On 27th November 2018, the following convictions were upheld:  A driver was convicted of infringing the Bradford-on-Avon Town Bridge weight limit.  He was fined £293.00, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30.00 and costs of £200.00.   The offence took place on 30th April 2018. … Read more

The time to Explore BoA is approaching!

If you have had your ear to the social media ground, you may have caught a glimpse of a new logo about town, and wondered what was in the pipeline. Since joining the Town Council team, Steph Shearing, the Tourism & Events Officer, and Lydia Booth, Communications Manager, backed by Town Councillors, have been working … Read more

Are you ready for the big BoA Christmas Switch-On?

The beautiful Bradford on Avon lights will soon illuminate the town for the Christmas season, with the Switch On event this Friday 30th November – the main event will be in Westbury Garden though the festivities will take place across the town. The light Switch On evening begins at 5pm in Westbury Garden with live entertainment … Read more

Meet BOA’s Shining Light of 2018

You may have heard about our recent request for residents to nominate someone from Bradford on Avon who has made a real difference to people’s lives and/or the community during 2018.  The aim was that we as a town could say ‘thank you’ to that someone and name them Shining Light of BOA 2018. There … Read more

Update: Sunday Parking charges suspended

Following on from last week’s news from Wiltshire Council that charges would be put in place on Sundays and Bank Holidays across the county, including Bradford on Avon’s car parks, an article has now been released on their website, stating that they have suspended Sunday charges. The article can be viewed here: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/news/articles/investment-in-communities   Leader … Read more

Mayor’s Tea Party at The Hall launches WW1 commemoration

The Mayor’s Tea Party was held on 1st of November in the historic and iconic venue, The Hall. This marked the launch for the Town Council’s series of events commemorating the centenary of end of WW1 in 1918; Countdown to Peace It provided many of the attendees a unique experience to see inside the late Alex Moulton’s home, … Read more

Happy 100th Birthday to Bradford on Avon’s Gladys Welsh

100 years ago, on the 19th October 1918, one of Bradford on Avon’s oldest residents, Gladys Welsh, was born. Her parents lived in the town as did many of her ancestors and her stories about previous inhabitants, the town’s urban growth and culture are varied, interesting and informative. Gladys worked at the Staverton factory during … Read more

A Bloomin’ Brilliant Result

  Last week, Cllrs Emma Franklin and Simon McNeill-Ritchie collected a Silver Gilt award for Bradford on Avon’s entry into South-West in Bloom. This was one level up from the previous year, and was made possible by the huge efforts put in by our Community. To celebrate this success, we now bring you the full … Read more

A Greener Bradford

An environmentally focused event, ‘A Greener Bradford’ was held at BOA’s Holy Trinity on the 8th September with the aim of organising an interactive, inclusive community forum on Climate Change and how we can all lead more sustainable lifestyles. The Revd Canon Joanna Abecassis welcomed everyone before the event was officially opened by the Mayor, … Read more