21st December 2018

Merry Christmas Bradford on Avon!

We will be closing for Christmas at noon on Monday 24th December, and we’d like to wish everyone in the town a very Merry Christmas and here’s looking forward to a great 2019.

We had a fantastic Christmas Lights Switch on this year and the the Town looks magical as a result of the hard work of many people.

We are particularly grateful to Burbidge Electrical who once again put in huge efforts, spending over 250 hours planning and installing the lights throughout town. We are pleased to say that all 11,300 bulbs are LED, which are controlled by over 50 carefully monitored timers around the area. Rising costs have meant that the company do not make a profit, and in fact subsidise the install as a gift to the town, so we are incredibly fortunate.

Here are a few photos of the evening, but you can view more on our Facebook page @BoATownCouncil HERE


Photos Lydia Booth Photography

Also to thanks go to:

  • Nick Durnford at Fine Pines – donated the tree at the Station also supplied all the trees
  • Chris Curtis – Giving Tree organiser
  • Gail Keverne – Shining Light of 2018
  • Shannon Kitchen, Sandy Ince & Betty Twinkle for entertainment
  • Chris Bowyer Funeral Director – Father Christmas Grotto
  • CEV’s – on duty at event
  • John Potter – Preservation Trust – sponsored the tree in Tithe Barn. (John also helped decorated the tree in Westbury Gardens).
  • Neil Baker supplied a ladder to enable staff to decorate the tree in Westbury Gardens and Tithe Barn Tree.
  • Town Council Officers – organisation and stewarding the evening
  • Cllr Kay, Cllr Garwood, Cllr Jenny Parker
  • TIC volunteers

And everyone else who played a part in making the night a success!

We are very grateful also to Moulton Bicycles and  Jones Hill Financial Planning who kindly sponsored the Christmas bikes in the Tithe Barn Workshops garden … it looks really magical of an evening so don’t forget to pop down there for a look. Here are the Jones Hill team looking fabulous in their Christmas jumpers:

We’ll end 2018 with a message from Mayor Cllr Alex Kay:

It’s really been a productive 2018 at the Town Council including launching our Youth Strategy,  Dementia Awareness events,  South West in Bloom, a multi-town Twinning Forum, replacing & repairing play area equipment at Sladesbook and St Aldhelms, working towards becoming a Plastic-Free community,  approving solar panels on St. Margaret’s Hall, the Countdown to Peace project and taking ownership of Culver Close from Wiltshire Council.

Alongside this, we have awarded various grants to support many good causes/initiatives in and for the community whether related to health, well-being or culture… most recently pledging support for the Floaty Boat Fund.

We are really looking forward to continuing this work for the town we love in 2019.

I wish you all a wonderful Christmas!