BoA on the Great West Way

The Great West Way launch event recently took place at the Roman Baths and Grand Pump Room in Bath, and our Deputy Mayor, Cllr Dave Garwood and Tourism & Events Officer, Steph Shearing, went along. The event not only celebrated the launch but was a great networking opportunity with attendees from many businesses, tourist attractions and members … Read more

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

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

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

Allotments available at Sladesbrook & Bancroft

Always dreamt of having your own allotment? Earlier this year, the Colonel William Llewellen Palmer Educational Charity, administered by Bradford on Avon Town Council, took over responsibility for the Sladesbrook and Bancroft Allotments from Wiltshire Council. Since then, we’ve had lots to do, as many plots were no longer being used, rents were varied and … 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