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

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 safe place for Dementia

Over the past few months, there have been many events and initiatives across Bradford on Avon, with the aim of raising awareness about Dementia, focusing not only on those directly affected, but upon the wider community, and what we can all do to support and help make life easier for those living with this often … Read more

The sun will be shining on St Margaret’s Hall

At last night’s Full Council meeting, a unanimous vote granted approval for a scheme to install solar panels on the south facing roof of St Margaret’s Hall. The idea was broached initially in May 2018 by the Environment & Planning Committee, chaired by the Mayor, Cllr Alex Kay. “We have had very strong and positive … 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

‘Lost’ medal presented to family of fallen WWI soldier

Exactly 102 years ago today, on 9th August 1916, a young man, one of many from Bradford on Avon, was killed at the Somme. Last week, Jesse’s descendant Malcolm Fletcher and his wife Julia Fletcher came to Bradford on Avon searching for information about him, and having been directed to the BOA Museum, found to their … Read more

BoA Women’s 100 community creative project

BoA Women’s 100 have a new community creative project! The idea is to challenge young girls to consider who they want to be and what they can aspire to using a kit which comprises of a suffragette paper doll and three outfits to colour and cut out. The kits are £2 and all proceeds will … Read more

Youth Strategy comes to life!

The Town Council’s Youth Strategy, authored by Leader of the Council Dom Newton and adopted by the Council in December 2017*, is moving into delivery with the appointment of Community Family Care**, part of Community Foster Care, to provide youth services in the town. Following a highly competitive tender process, with impressive presentations from the … Read more

Frida Owlo has landed!

You may have noticed a brightly coloured new resident perched next to the Town Bridge in Bradford on Avon!  Frida Owlo is part of the Minerva Owls Sculpture Trail, which is centered around Bath, but a few lucky owls have ventured further afield! The idea to bring an owl to Bradford on Avon came from … Read more

Can you help make Bradford Bloom?

Once again, Bradford on Avon is entering the RHS Britain in Bloom competition. We fall under the ‘South West in Bloom’ area and are aiming for Gold in the Preece Cup award.  Having achieved a Silver last year, this time we are really hoping to get a higher award and many of the green volunteers from all … Read more