Meeting with Baroness Scott sets solid foundation

Councillors Dom Newton and Simon McNeill Ritchie were very pleased to meet with Leader of Wiltshire Council, Baroness Jane Scott, and Councillor Bridget Weyman yesterday morning, in what they have described as a ‘reset’ meeting on the relationship between the Town Council and Wiltshire Council.  Primarily focused on the need to address air quality problems … Read more

Notice of Road Closure on B3107 Silver Street: 18th April – 4th May 2018

Wiltshire Council have given notice of Footway adjustment works on B3107 Silver Street, Bradford on Avon. These works consist of the following: Work commences at 7am on 18th April. Silver Street will be completely closed to traffic at the bottom end. The Contractor will maintain access for businesses/residents for the duration of the works where … Read more

We’re hiring! – Tourism and Events Officer

Tourism and Events Officer Salary £28,203 on an initial 6 month contract Job Description Overview The Tourism and Events Officer is a contract position to run for 6 months, while the role is developed alongside the Town Council’s tourism strategy. The Tourism and Events Officer is a customer-facing role, working alongside the Communication Manager, and … Read more

Changes to the Bradford on Avon town bus service

Wiltshire Council have recently published some changes to the Town Bus schedule, and re-iterate that the 265 service will supplement any shortfalls presented by this. Cllr Alex Kay said: ‘The Town Council are dedicated to examine any further proposed changes and will seek ways to influence improvements to the town’s public transport in the future.” … Read more

Good news for our Bridge!

As you drive through our beautiful town, you will often see, come rain or shine, volunteers from the Lorry Watch team, taking note of the countless heavy goods vehicles who chose to ignore the restriction signs, and drive over our historic bridge. By taking shortcuts through the town, these vehicles have been threatening the bridge’s … Read more

Statement in response to Conditional Approval of Reserved Matters Application (17/03844)

“We note with considerable disappointment the decision by Wiltshire Council Planning team to grant conditional approval to the Reserved Matters application by Bellway Homes (17/03844) for the land to the north of Holt Road. The Town Council has repeatedly requested a meaningful dialogue on the concerns raised both by the community and our Planning and Environment Committee. Instead we have been, in effect,  fobbed off.  In our meetings with the developer’s representatives we felt that they … Read more

ROADWORKS UPDATE: Silver Street/Market Street/Town Bridge

We have just heard from Wiltshire Council that the planned resurfacing of the mini roundabout at the junction of Market Street and Silver Street WILL NOT be taking place on Sunday 18th March as previously notified. There will be a temporary surface and ramps in place, allowing traffic through the town and over the Town … Read more