High Sheriff of Wiltshire wowed by BoA’s Christmas Trees

  Earlier today, Mayor Cllr Alex Kay, welcomed High Sheriff of Wiltshire, Nicky Alberry to Bradford on Avon, and what better place to take her than to the always beautiful Holy Trinity Church, which this week looks even more glorious with its Christmas Tree Festival in Place! Photo: Left to right – Mayor Cllr Alex Kay, … Read more

Town Council supports Floaty Boat Fund and Avoncliff Wood Campaign

At last night’s Full Council meeting, Councillors voted to support two valuable initiatives for the community. The first of these was to make a small donation to support the campaign by the Woodland Trust to purchase Avoncliff Wood in order to preserve the ancient woodland at its heart, and create amenity space for the community … Read more

Are you ready for the big BoA Christmas Switch-On?

The beautiful Bradford on Avon lights will soon illuminate the town for the Christmas season, with the Switch On event this Friday 30th November – the main event will be in Westbury Garden though the festivities will take place across the town. The light Switch On evening begins at 5pm in Westbury Garden with live entertainment … Read more

Meet BOA’s Shining Light of 2018

You may have heard about our recent request for residents to nominate someone from Bradford on Avon who has made a real difference to people’s lives and/or the community during 2018.  The aim was that we as a town could say ‘thank you’ to that someone and name them Shining Light of BOA 2018. There … 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

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

BoA Women’s 100 community creative project

BoA Women’s 100 have a new community creative project! The idea is to challenge young girls to consider who they want to be and what they can aspire to using a kit which comprises of a suffragette paper doll and three outfits to colour and cut out. The kits are £2 and all proceeds will … Read more

Frida Owlo has landed!

You may have noticed a brightly coloured new resident perched next to the Town Bridge in Bradford on Avon!  Frida Owlo is part of the Minerva Owls Sculpture Trail, which is centered around Bath, but a few lucky owls have ventured further afield! The idea to bring an owl to Bradford on Avon came from … Read more

Bradford on Avon French Twinning trip to Sully sur Loire, 2018

A short report from Cllr Alex Kay, Mayor of Bradford on Avon “Thirty eight BoA French Twinners and Randonneurs set off eye-wateringly early on Tuesday 29th May. The party was friendly and diverse, covering three generations. After many hours of coach and ferry travel, we arrived at our beautiful twin town Sully sur Loire and … Read more

Annual Town Council Meeting brings new appointments and changes to the council structure 2018-19

Last night, Full Council met at the Annual Town Council Meeting to elect the Chair/Mayor, Deputy Chair/Mayor and Leader of the Council for the year ahead. The results were as follows: Chair/Mayor: Alex Kay Deputy Chair/Mayor: Dave Garwood Leader of the Council: Dom Newton Photo by John Baker (Left to right – Dom Newton, Alex … Read more