Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Proposed 20mph Schemes

The Town Council has been awarded a substantive grant from Wiltshire Council to implement two 20mph schemes in the North and South of Bradford on Avon. This is just part of a plan to link in with a new crossing point on Frome Road by the canal bridge and other pedestrian safety measures being planned.

Detailed maps can be viewed at the council offices.

Cllr Pam Hyde, Chairman of 20mph Working Group
November 2016

Roads in the 20mph areas are:

North
Leigh Park Road 
Its complete length
Palmer Drive
Its complete length
Sladesbrook Close
Its complete length
Berryfield Road
Its complete length
Christchurch Road 
Its complete length
Huntingdon Street 
From its junction with B3108 Winsley Road for a distance of approximately 186m
Huntingdon Rise
Its complete length
Church Acre
Its complete length
Cottle Avenue       
                         
South
A363 St Margaret’s Street
From its junction with A363 Frome Road to its junction with A363 Trowbridge Road
St Margaret’s Hill 
Its complete length
Junction Road
Its complete length
U/C 826014 Road into Station
Its complete length
A363 / B3109 Frome Road
From its junction with St Margaret’s Street to its junction with Moulton Drive.
U/C 805912 Frome Road
Its complete length
U/C 826006 Frome Road
Its complete length
Jones Hill
From its junction with U/C 805912 Frome Road to a point 60m southwest of its junction with Southleigh.
Pound Lane 
Its complete length
Barton Close
Its complete length
Midland Close
Its complete length
Southleigh
Its complete length
Elms Cross Drive
Its complete length
Kennet Gardens
Its complete length
Poulton
Its complete length
Regents Place
Its complete length
Upper Regents Park
Its complete length
St Laurence Road
Its complete length
Downavon
Its complete length
Avon Close
Its complete length
Greenland View
Its complete length
Culver Road
Its complete length
Kingston Avenue
Its complete length
Avonfield Avenue
Its complete length
Loddon Way
Its complete length
Widbrook View
Its complete length
Southville Road
Its complete length
Southville Close
Its complete length
St Aldhelm Road
Its complete length
Mythern Meadow
Its complete length
Stonefield Close
Its complete length


Monday, 28 November 2016

Christmas in Bradford on Avon

We've got it all going on in Bradford on Avon this Christmas!!
Please find below a selection of events, for a full list of events please visit www.bradfordonavon.co.uk

Elf Trail
Friday 25th November to 24th December 2016
Find the elves displayed around the town and note down their names for a chance to win a prize!
Draw takes place at 11am on 24th December 2016 at Piha.
FREE ENTRY Entry Form available at participating businesses or download at www.boabusiness.co.uk/christmas/



Father Christmas with his sleigh and reindeer
Throughout December
Please visit www.boalions.org for full locations and timings.





Christmas Tree Festival
Tuesday 6th December to Sunday 11th December 
10:30pm until 6pm
Holy Trinity Church
For full details and other events please visit http://www.htboa.org/events.html








A Panto For All The Family
Sunday 4th December
St Margaret's Hall
Bradford on Avon Town Council and Characters Stage School have teamed up to put on this year's Christmas show performed by local children.

Cinderella and Rockerfella is a modern, panto-style reworking of the classic tale with all the traditional characters: downtrodden Cinderella, Rockerfella (formerly known as Prince Charming), Buttons, the Ugly Sisters and the Fairy Godmother, together with a selection of additional characters, from music managers and paparazzi to good and bad fairies - all placed in a world of fame and celebrity.
Tickets are on sale from Wiltshire Music Centre.


‘Swear-along-a Withnail and I’
Friday 9th December
7.30pm for 8pm on show
St Margaret's Hall
A ‘Bath Comedy Special’ – Swear along to the finest film known to humanity! Join fellow fans for a screening of the most quoted cut classic film, Withnail & I, and get to shout along with all the ‘sweariest’ moments!

Our reasonably priced bar will be open throughout the show.

Tickets £6 from bathcomedy.com or 0800 411 8881


Sing Around the Christmas Tree
Sunday 18th December
4pm until 5pm
Barton Farmyard by the Tithe Barn
Please bring your Arts Festival Lantern or a torch.  Song sheets can be downloaded from www.bradfordheritage.co.uk


For a full list of events please visit www.bradfordonavon.co.uk



Friday, 25 November 2016

Bradford on Avon Elf Christmas Trail

Starting today in Bradford on Avon is the festive Elf Trail!


Find the elves displayed around the town and note down their names for a chance to win a prize!

Draw takes place at 11am on 24th December 2016 at Piha.

Running from Friday 25th November to 24th December 2016

FREE ENTRY

Entry Forms available at any particpating business listed below or



 All forms should be handed in to Piha by 11am on 24th December and all correct entried will be entered into a prize draw to win great prizes!!

Piha - 8 Lamb Yard, Kingston Rd
The Swan Hotel - Church Street
Travels Options For U - Frome Road
Wrap - Silver Street
Fat Fowl - Silver Street
Strawberry Blue - The Shambles
Cobb Farr - Silver Street
Coffee Etc - Lamb Yard
Stone Paper Scissors - Tithe Barn Workshops
Fetch - The Shambles
The Bear Inn - Silver Street
Made in Bradford on Avon - Lamb Yard
Bread & Butter - Silver Street
Granary Pine - Tithe barn
Jorden & Whyte - Market Street
Art is in the Name - Silver Street
Ortons Jewellers - Market Street
By the Way - The Canal
The Teapot - Silver Street
Town Council Office - St Margaret’s Car Park
Browns Hardware - Silver Street
Silver Street Studio - Silver Street
BLB Solicitors - Church Street
The Beauty Spot - Market Street
Cheese Shop - Market Street
Holidays and Cruises - Silver Street
Secondhand Rose - Market Street
Courtyard Hairdressers - Church Street
Ex Libris Bookshop - The Shambles
Library - Bridge Street


Shining Bright for Bradford on Avon Christmas Lights

Bradford on Avon is once again getting ready for its best ever Christmas Lights switch on with Olympic Double Silver Medallist Jazz Carlin as our VIP guest of honour.


Festive celebrations
6:00pm on 25th November 
Westbury Gardens
Jazz will switch on the lights at 7:00pm 


Father Christmas in Santa’s Grotto located in the Bullpit from 6:00pm bringing festive cheer.

The popular Samba Band Parade returns, talented singer/songwriter Shannon Teresa will be singing Christmas songs in the Town Centre and Lamb Yard will welcome the return of the children’s roundabout, Canopies and Christmas Stalls.  A Choir will sing outside the Catholic Church and late night Christmas shopping will also feature throughout the evening.

The Giving Tree returns to Lamb Yard and will serve as a collection point for Bath Cats and Dogs Home and for Julian House in the weeks leading up to Christmas Day.  Two other beautiful Christmas Trees will be placed at the Station Road Car Park and outside the entrance to the Tithe Barn.

Members of the public are very welcome to join in a very magical evening for Bradford on Avon and are advised to leave their cars at home and walk into the festive town centre.   Lots of mince pies and mulled wine will be on offer for all guests in the local community throughout the evening.

Christmas 2016 will be the best switch on ever and the Town has much to celebrate as it begins to reflect on a hugely eventful year and celebrate the true spirit of Christmas time with family and friends all around.

The Rotary Club have once again contributed to an evening of celebration and the central Christmas Tree sponsored by the Lions in the centre of Town at Westbury Gardens will be shining bright as it did last year.

Thank you to our generous Christmas Light Sponsors:

CG Fry Developers, Roundabout, Hitachi, Dutch Barton Dental Practice, Cobb Farr, Adourn,
Co-op Bridge Yard, Mr Hinde, Career Directed Solutions, Co-op Funeralcare, Lloyds Bank PLC, Total Lettings, Steve Vick International, Sainsbury's, The Dandy Lion, Richmonde Laine, Jeremy Jenkins, Timbrell's Yard, Dajam and Rainbow

 


A big thank you to our electrical contractor Burbidge Electrical for installing the lights, Fine Pines for supplying the trees, volunteers marshals and many others who have contributed.





Thursday, 24 November 2016

Job Vacancy: Part Time Administrator

Part Time Administrator (22.5 hours)

Monday to Friday 12:30pm to 5pm

Salary £20,849 - £22,212 (pro rata)


The Town Council requires an Administrator in this beautiful Wiltshire town.

In this role you will be expected to provide administration support for the Town Council.  Attend to visitors and deal with enquiries on the phone and face to face for the Town Council and St Margaret’s Hall:
-               Supply information regarding the organisation to the public, Councillors and customers.
-               “Sign-posting” enquiries to more appropriate organisations
-               Provide administrative support to the Town Council, Tourist Information Centre, St Margaret’s Hall and emerging activities.

Applicants for the position should be self-motivated and able to demonstrate the ability to plan and prioritise. They need excellent interpersonal skills.

If you possess the drive and initiative to fulfil this exciting and challenging role, please contact the Town Council to request an application pack:


Bradford on Avon Town Council
St Margaret’s Hall
St Margaret’s Street
Bradford on Avon
BA15 1DE

Tel: 01225 864240

Email: office@bradfordonavontowncouncil.gov.uk
(Please include your postal address)

Closing Date: Friday 9th December 2016
Interview Date:  Thursday 15th December 2016

The Council is an equal opportunities employer.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

A Panto for all the Family

Bradford on Avon Town Council and Characters Stage School have teamed up to put on this year's Christmas show performed by local children.

Cinderella and Rockerfella is a modern, panto-style reworking of the classic tale with all the traditional characters: downtrodden Cinderella, Rockerfella (formerly known as Prince Charming), Buttons, the Ugly Sisters and the Fairy Godmother, together with a selection of additional characters, from music managers and paparazzi to good and bad fairies - all placed in a world of fame and celebrity.

It will be on the Sunday the 4th December and tickets are on sale from Wiltshire Music Centre.



And the winners are.....

We are pleased to announce that the winners of the Bradford on Avon Competition 2016 are as follows:

Overall Winner - A Roland-Price














Young Photographer Winner - R Bainbridge



Mayor's Christmas Card - E Brown



Bradford on Avon Calendar Winners


A Gould

S Pugh

P Allen

W Hiscock 

D Weiss

S Nacmanson

N Cowling

A Roland-Price

E Brown

J Lay

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Temporary Closure of: C230 Belcombe Road (Part), Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire Council
Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Closure of: C230 Belcombe Road (Part), Bradford on Avon
(Ref: TTRO 4524)

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to
all traffic:
C230 Belcombe Road (Part) Bradford on Avon; between no 22 Belcombe Road to its
junction with UC Wine Street for a distance of approximately 270m.

To enable:
Wessex Water to replace water main due to significant number of recent bursts. Narrow road widths and restricted route due to other services being present beneath the highway.

Alternative route:
Via C230 Belcombe Road (unaffected length) – C230 Turleigh – C391 Bradford Road –
C391 – B3108 – A363 Bath Road – A363 Masons Lane – C230 Newtown and vice versa.
The closure will be clearly indicated by traffic signs and access will be maintained for
residents and businesses.

This closure which follows an urgent notice will come into effect on 1 December 2016 and it
is anticipated that the closure will be required until 13 January 2017. The Order will have a
maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact Paul Hobbs (Wessex Water) on 01202 643831 (office
hours) or 07823 370074 (outside of office hours).
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
25 November 2016

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