Projects and what we do

Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in October 2017, following endorsement by the Town at Referendum in September 2017. It forms the first level of planning regulation in the town, working with Wiltshire Planning policies and the National Planning Policy Framework. It provides residents and those seeking to develop residential or commercial spaces in the town with a clear framework, covering the town’s expectations.
The plan covers residential and commercial development, alongside elements of economic, environmental, community infrastructure and parking provision in new development.
The Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan and its policies will be given full weight when assessing planning applications that affect land covered by the Plan.
To access the plan and supporting documentation, visit

Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan Cover

New Bradford on Avon Visitor Guide

Have you seen our Bradford on Avon Visitor Guide? Copies are available around the town, and to view/download the electronic version, which includes maps of the town please click here. A huge thanks to Varn Media for their help in designing this guide.


Bradford on Avon Visitor Guide Cover

Community Emergency Volunteers

The Bradford on Avon Town Council Community Emergency Volunteers (CEVS) are group of volunteers drawn from our local community who wish to help others during times of severe weather, civil emergency, or at large scale events in the town.

The Volunteers were set up as a positive response to the floods of December 2013 through the Town Council's Emergency Planning Working Group. A number of organisations have been consulted with during the setting up process and include Wiltshire Council (Emergency Planning/Highways/Public Health), Network Rail, British Transport Police, Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire FRS, The Environment Agency, Wessex Water, SSEPD, Serve On, The British Red Cross, Wiltshire Search and Rescue (WILSAR).

Paul Robertson, Senior Co-ordinator, has assisted the Town Council and moved this project on to be a successful Community Asset.

To find out more information or become a volunteer please visit here.

Community Emergency Volunteers next to the river in Bradford on Avon

Grand Opening of the Refurbished Lock-Up

The Heritage Open Days in 2015 were a very special occassion for the Lock-Up in Bradford on Avon as it coincided with the ribbon cutting ceremony that celebrated the completion of the Lock-Up's interior refurbishment. The Town Council supported this event which included a civic reception at which a toast was raised to the history of the Town.

The picture shows historian Margaret Dobson and Lock-Up Team leader Rod Johnston enjoying the occassion.

Montage of images of the opening of the refurbished historic lock-up on Bradford on Avon's town bridge

Volunteer Day

Bradford on Avon was recently voted as one of the best towns to live due to the local community involvement and spirit. There is so much that goes on in the town that relies on the amazing contributions of volunteers.

  • Reporting overweight lorries
  • Running a wide variety of clubs and societies
  • Providing services to vulnerable people
  • Running numerous popular events
  • BOAFringe, Duck Race, Arts Festival, Fireworks Display
  • And much, much more

Without the time and skills of local volunteers, many of these activities would not happen. Extra help is always needed and, as part of the National Volunteers Week, Bradford on Avon Town Council, along with Boacan, decided to run a recruitment drive for local voluntary groups and charities. St Margaret's Hall was full of stands and many new volunteers were signed up.

People browsing and signing up at stalls on Volunteer Day