Monday, 10 October 2016

Road Closures due to Wessex Water Improvement Work

Water supply improvement work in Belcombe Road, Bradford-on-Avon

As part of our ongoing improvements to the water network in the area, we are replacing water mains along Belcombe Road, between Turleigh and Bradford-on-Avon.

This will involve replacing an ageing water main that is prone to bursting with a new plastic pipe, to improve reliability and reduce supply disruption.

How will the work affect you?
Unfortunately, due to the width of Belcombe Road in places and the nature of our works, we will need to close this road in two phases:

  • Phase 1 - Monday 31 October 2016 to Friday 25 November 2016 – Belcombe Road closed between the electrical sub station/Oak House, Turleigh, and the Avoncliff railway station access road.
  • Phase 2 - Monday 28 November 2016 to Monday 13 January 2017 - Belcombe Road closed between the junction with Wine Street and private garages, approximately 70m to the West of the access to Belcombe Place. This road closure will be removed for the Christmas period between 22 December 2016 and 2 January 2017 to help minimise disruption.

During these road closures, there will be no access to through traffic. However, safe access to properties located within the extent of the closures will be maintained at all times. Short delays may be experienced while access is made safe. Emergency access will be maintained at all times, together with refuse collection access to help minimise disruption.

Alternative routes will be clearly signposted and are detailed within the enclosed plans for clarity. Unless access to properties within the extent of each closure is required, these diversion routes must be used at all times.

There may be some noise disruption (Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm) while we complete the work as quickly as possible.

What should you do?
You don’t need to do anything. You can continue to use your water supply as normal unless we tell you otherwise.

Anything else you need to know?
If you have any questions please call our customer services team on 0345 600 4 600 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, emergencies at other times). Alternatively, there’s plenty of advice online including frequently asked questions and help from our web chat team.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by our essential work.

Yours faithfully

Paul Hobbs

Wessex Water

Thursday, 6 October 2016


As you may have heard from the recent news, the Bradford on Avon Town Bridge was hit by a vehicle and considerable damage was caused. This is temporarily being protected by some scaffolding that has been erected but requires urgent repair works.

Unfortunately from Monday 10th of October for 3 weeks, Market Street in Bradford on Avon will also be closed due to urgent repair works that are required to the bulging retaining wall adjacent to the higher section of no waiting zone. This will require a diversion route along Mount Pleasant, Springfields then down Silver Street. The development works on the Springfields Junction with Holt Road will be suspended and a temporary roundabout in place to allow free-flow of traffic during the Market Street Closure.

The works for the Town Bridge require 2 weeks of work under two-way lights and will need to start on October 24th. This will mean that the first week will be during the school half-term, when we hope to have less traffic. The second week will be when Market Street is back open.

Having such works in close proximity is something that we aim to avoid, but due to the urgent and safety related nature of the works being carried out it is unavoidable in this instance. We understand that these works will be disruptive, but will be working with various stakeholders to ensure that traffic that usually passes through Bradford considers taking an alternative route, whilst making sure that visitors to the Town know that business is open as usual.

Adrian Weissenbruch
Network Management Officer
Traffic and Network Management
Wiltshire Council

Friday, 2 September 2016

Electrification through the Severn Tunnel


 Electrification through the Severn Tunnel

This update is regarding the upcoming electrification work through the Severn Tunnel which takes place between Monday 12 September and Friday 21 October.  

The work means the tunnel will be closed throughout this period, but the railway remains open - either by virtue of trains being diverted, or the provision of rail replacement buses. 

Alternative timetables will operate throughout the work, with journeys to London taking about 35 minutes longer and Bristol 45 minutes longer.

This is essential work towards bringing electrification through to Cardiff and Swansea. It is also essential that we have a clear message that South Wales remains accessible, be that for business, commuters or leisure customers.

Every effort is being made to make journeys as easy as possible, and full details of the changes are on the GWR website  

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Temporary Closure of: A363 Market Street (Part), Bradford on Avon (Ref: TTRO 4457)

 Wiltshire Council 

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

Temporary Closure of: A363 Market Street (Part), Bradford on Avon (Ref: TTRO 4457)

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic: 

A363 Market Street (Part), Bradford on Avon; from its junction with Church Street to its junction with A363 Masons Lane.

To enable: Foundation Piling Ltd to secure a failing retaining wall.

Alternative route: via A363 Masons Lane – B3109 Mount Pleasant / New Road / Springfield – B3107 Holt Road / Woolley Street / Silver Street – A363 Market Street (unaffected length) and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. 

This Order will come into operation on 9 October 2016 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required 24 hours daily until 30 October 2016. Implementation of the road closure will be dependent upon suitable access to B3107 Holt Road being available following development work to enable a diversion route for traffic. 

It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. 

The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.  

For further information, please contact Foundation Piling Ltd on 01454 412300 (office hours) or 07903 730432 (outside of office hours).

Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

October 2016

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Freshford Footpath

This is just to advise you that the works to the Freshford footpath have now been completed and the path has been re-opened.  

Cheryl Hannan
Public Rights of Way Inspector
Floor 2 South, Riverside, Temple Street
Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1LA


Bradford on Avon Town Council

01225 864240