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

Notice of Temporary Closure of: Newtown (Part), Bradford on Avon (18/04/2018 one night)

From Wiltshire Council Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Closure of: Newtown (Part), Bradford on Avon (Ref: TTRO 5264) Notice is hereby given that Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic: Newtown (Part), Bradford on Avon; from its junction with Wine Street for a distance of … Read more

Updates on weather

The Town Council Offices will be closed today, Friday 2nd March, due to bad weather. Wiltshire Police are advising drivers NOT to venture out today, after a number of accidents, snow drifts and stuck vehicles have blocked roads for emergency vehicles. If you have a Twitter account, follow @WiltshireWinter @BoATCCEVs @wiltshirepolice for regular updates on … Read more

Save the Date! The Duck Race is coming….

The Annual BoA Duck Race is coming up on Easter Monday, 2nd April, and there will be prizes to win!  Last year we had so many visitors to the Town that we sold out of ducks, so keep an eye on our website, social media and noticeboards over the next few weeks to find out … Read more

What to do if the River Avon Floods

Following a period of heavy rain the river Avon may overspill its banks. Within the last few years we have experienced serious flooding in the centre of town and localised flooding due to very heavy run-off in areas away from the river where it was not necessarily expected. The Environment Agency (EA) monitors rainfall and … Read more