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

100 years ago, on the 19th October 1918, one of Bradford on Avon’s oldest residents, Gladys Welch, 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 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

UPDATE on Frome Road Closure 3rd – 10th October

As you are hopefully already aware, we recently posted notification from Wiltshire Council of upcoming works to Frome Road, which will commence on 3rd October. Particularly as we have experienced a number of issues recently in relation to roadworks and closures, the Town Council was keen to seek assurance that the disruption caused by upcoming … Read more

Urgent Closure of UC Woolley Street (Part), Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire Council Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Urgent Closure of UC Woolley Street (Part), Bradford on Avon WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 26 September 2018, the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interests of public safety to enable Wessex Water to repairs to … 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

Town Council funds intergenerational play sessions

There has been a lot in the media recently about the benefits of play sessions involving young children and elderly people, and we are happy to announce that a scheme has now been set up in Bradford on Avon, funded by the Town Council. Nightingales Together is an intergenerational project based at Wiltshire Heights care … Read more

An Annual Flower & Produce Show to be proud of!

The gardeners, cooks and crafters of Bradford on Avon filled St Margaret’s Hall with a spectacular array of fruit and vegetables, flowers, preserves and baked goods at this year’s annual Flower and Produce Show, which took place on Sunday 2nd September.       Above photos: Nik Jones The long, hot summer meant that gardeners had to … Read more