Thursday, 24 December 2015

Town Council Information during Christmas Holiday Closure



IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT OF THE REPEAT FLOODING THAT OCCURRED IN 2013 PLEASE NOTE THAT BRADFORD ON AVON TOWN COUNCIL HAS AN EXPERIENCED AND COMPETENT FLOOD GROUP THAT WILL STEP INTO ACTION SHOULD A FLOOD OCCUR WITHIN THE TOWN CENTRE.

WE ALSO RECOMMEND THAT YOU SHOULD NOT VENTURE NEAR THE FLOOD AREA AND IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL 101.

PLEASE NOTE THAT RESIDENTS OF PRIVATELY OWNED PROPERTIES ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN SANDBAGS

BRADFORD ON AVON TOWN COUNCIL




Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Beautiful Bradford: Making the Most of our Tourism Potential


Wednesday 13 January 2016
at St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon
6.00pm for a 6.30pm start



Roger Pride of Heavenly will present his recommendations on the brand positioning for Bradford on Avon, following recent stakeholder workshops held in the town


Alan Truscott from Vale Action will talk about a new EU grants available for business and tourism development


John Potter will preview the re-opening of the town’s Tourist Information Centre and calendar of events for 2016


Peter Dunford will look forward to events to mark The Queen’s 90th Birthday in June 2016



This is a joint meeting of Bradford on Avon Town Council and Bradford on Avon Area Board

Further information from

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Bradford on Avon South Ward

Please find below a map of Bradford on Avon South Ward.


If you would like to zoom in closer please visit the following website:

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/election-maps/gb/

Tick the box Electoral Divisions - Unitary Authority Electoral Divisions (shown in the picture below) and then double click on the map until you have zoomed in as you wish.

Bradford on Avon North Ward

Please find below a map of Bradford on Avon North Ward.



If you would like to zoom in closer please visit the following website:

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/election-maps/gb/

Tick the box Electoral Divisions - Unitary Authority Electoral Divisions (shown in the picture below) and then double click on the map until you have zoomed in as you wish.


Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Temporary Road Closure in Downs View Area in February 2016

Wiltshire Council
Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Closure of: Downs View, Downs Close and Westfield, Bradford on Avon
(Ref: TTRO 4091)
Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to
all traffic:
a) Downs View, Bradford on Avon; from its junction with B3108 Winsley Road to its
junction with Magnon Road / Churches.
b) Downs Close, Bradford on Avon; from its junction with Downs View for its entire
length.
c) Westfield, Bradford on Avon; from its junction with Downs View for its entire length.
To enable: Wiltshire Council to carry out kerbing, carriageway resurfacing / patching works,
road marking and adjustment of ironworks.
Alternative route: via B3108 Winsley Road - Churches and vice versa.
The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.
This Order will come into operation on 8 February 2016 and it is anticipated that the closure
will be required on weekdays only between the hours of 09.30 and 15.30 until 17 February.


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.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Keep in Touch

Are you missing out on important news?

The Town Council's Communications Working Group has been discussing how the council can improve communications with the public.  It has now agreed that the Town Council newsletter will be published quarterly - in February, May, August and November.

An online marketing plan has also been agreed to make more use of social media, website and email marketing.

The Town Council currently sends out updates on news and evens via email; if you have yet to sign up please do.

It is easy to do through our website - Sign Up Here

or simply send an email to emmasylvester@bradfordonavontowncouncil.gov.uk


Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Temporary road closure in Springfield area in January 2016

Please take note of the following temporary road closure affecting Springfield from 14 January 2016 -21 January 2016  (Daily 07.00 - 19.00 hrs)

Wiltshire Council
Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Closure of: UC Springfield (Part), Bradford on Avon (Ref: TTRO 4065)
Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to
all traffic:
a) UC Springfield (Part), Bradford on Avon; spur road leading from B3019 Springfield
accessing properties 2 – 38.
b) UC Springfield (Part), Bradford on Avon; spur road leading from B3019 Springfield
accessing properties 39 – 89.
c) UC Springfield (Part), Bradford on Avon; spur road leading from B3019 Springfield
accessing properties 3 – 13.
To enable: Wiltshire Council to carry out kerbing, footway resurfacing / patching, road
marking and adjustment of ironworks.
No alternative route is available; access will be maintained for residents. The closures
will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.
This Order which previously came into operation on 26 October 2015 will now recommence
on 14 January 2016 and it is anticipated that the closures will be required daily between
07:00 – 19:00 until 21 January 2016 (excluding weekends). It is anticipated that the works
will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions.

Christmas Waste Collection Services and Household Recycling Centre Open Times

Residents are urged to check the amended Wiltshire Council waste collection timetable and household recycling centre opening times for the Christmas and New Year period.
There will be no collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day (25 and 26 December and 1 January).
Garden waste collections will be suspended from Friday 25 December and restart on Saturday 9 January.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The Scouts Christmas Post is Back!



1st Bradford on Avon Scout Group's BA15 Christmas Post is back!

Buy your stamps at Bradford on Avon Town Council Offices and other locations (Tillions, Station Place Chip Shop) and post by 12 December. The Scouts will deliver your post from 13th onwards.

Please support your local Scouts and have reduced postage (Book of 10 stamps for £2)


Happy Christmas.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Christmas in Bradford on Avon

       

With Christmas not far around the corner we thought we would let you know about the exciting events planned in Bradford on Avon over the holidays. There are lots of shopping events, concerts, Christmas Tree Festivals, boat trips and shows all with plenty of mulled wine and mince pies.

Best wishes
Bradford on Avon Town Council

Here is a selection of some of the events happening.  Please also see the Tourist Centre Website for lots of other events http://www.bradfordonavon.co.uk/events



Christmas Lights Switch On and Late Night Shopping - Bradford on Avon
Friday 27th November
The entertainment starts at 5pm with the Christmas Lights being switched on at 7pm. 

This year will see the introduction of sparkling Christmas globe lights hanging outside many of the shops and cafes. Trees will be erected in Westbury Gardens, Lamb Yard and outside the Station, with the tree in Lamb Yard designated as a ‘Giving Tree’ to collect donations for Dorothy House and Bath Cats and Dogs Home.

Bar and food in Westbury Gardens with children’s rides, choir and samba band which will ‘lead’ crowds over footbridge into Church St, along Market St, through the Shambles and over to Lamb Yard where there will be food and entertainment.


Christmas Show - St Margaret's Hall
Wednesday 2nd December - 7pm
Join Saltmine Theatre Company as we weave the classic poem through this magical adventure as Christmas explodes into a little girl’s bedroom. Discover the wonderful truth of St Nicholas and the importance of giving and gratefulness this Christmas.

It promises to be a very special experience for adults and children, so book your tickets before they sell out for this one-night only performance!

Tickets are available for £12 per adult and £7 per child (under 12) from The Wiltshire Music Centre either in person, via telephone 01225 860100 or online at http://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/whatson/nightbeforechristmas.

Late Night Shopping - TitheBarn Workshops
Wednesday 2nd December 5-9pm
A great selection of unique gift ideas for you to choose from - and you can enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie while you shop.
Lions Christmas Float
Various locations around the town please see the Lions website for more details - http://www.boalions.org.uk

Christmas Tree Festival - Holy Trinity Church
Tuesday 8th - Sunday 13th December
Enjoy the beauty of over 60 decorated trees and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.


Christmas Gifts Craftacular - St Margaret's Hall
Sunday 29th November and Sunday 13th December
Festive Fun for all the family 

Free Admission




Christmas Charity Auction and Illoom Balloon Launch - Swan Hotel
Thursday 10th December 2015 7-9pm
An evening filled with festive mulled wine, mince pies and illoom balloons - all in aid of good causes. Auction will start at 7pm followed by illoom balloon light up event in aid of Cancer Research UK and Dorothy House Hospice. Donations taken for each balloon to be released in memory of a loved one.  Details of this event and others can be found at http://www.theswanbradford.co.uk/events.html


Christmas Fair - The Vaults, Lamb Yard
Tuesday 22nd - Thursday 24th December 10am - 5pm

More details of this event and others can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MadeInBradfordOnAvon


It has not been possible to list all events this is a selection of some of the events happening.  Please also see the Tourist Centre Website for lots of other events http://www.bradfordonavon.co.uk/events
If you would like your event listed please email details to tic@bradfordonavon.co.uk

Volunteers Needed - Bradford on Avon Tourist Information Centre


Bradford on Avon Tourist Information Centre is looking for new volunteers!

Whether its temporary volunteering (Duke of Edinburgh award, Work experience etc…) or full time volunteering, all are welcome.

Application forms are available to collect from:

Tourist Information shed in Westbury Gardens


Bradford on Avon Library


Town Council Offices


For more information please call Louella on 01225 864240 or email louella@bradfordonavon.co.uk

Sports Person Award 2015

Do you know a young person under the age of 18, resident in Bradford on Avon, who has excelled at any sport or a young person who has contributed to sport in the community?

If you do the Town Council would like to know about them.

The Minna Gillham Award has been initiated by the Council in recognition of the particular interest in sport for young people held by the late Town Councillor Minna Gillham who died in 2004.

Please nominate your candidate by 18th December 2015

Nomination Forms are available from:
Bradford on Avon Town Council Offices
St Margaret’s Hall
St Margaret’s Street
Bradford on Avon Wilts
BA15 1DE

Tel: 01225 864240
Email: office@bradfordonavontowncouncil.gov.uk

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Notice: Expressions of Interest

Bradford on Avon Town Council invites Expressions of Interest in a cafeteria to be provided within and outside the Greenhouse Building in combination with the Tourist Information Centre in Westbury Gardens.

Please contact the Town Clerk for more details.
Telephone number 01225 864240

Tender documents will be sent out Friday 8th January 2016


Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Tickets Now on Sale for Christmas Show

Bradford on Avon Town Council welcomes back the talented Saltmine Theatre Company on Wednesday 2nd December 2015.

Can there be a more perfect way to start your Christmas celebrations than a trip to see a Christmas show? And there is no need to leave town!




 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
          Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse,
          The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
          In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there…

…But it’s the busiest night of the year and things have gone a bit awry; a dreaded illness is spreading across the globe threatening to wipe out Christmas altogether. St Nicholas is missing and the world will soon wake up and ask why there are no presents in their stockings. Is there a child who has the courage to help and the strength to believe?

Join Saltmine Theatre Company as we weave the classic poem through this magical adventure as Christmas explodes into a little girl’s bedroom. Discover the wonderful truth of St Nicholas  and the importance of giving and gratefulness this Christmas.

It promises to be a very special experience for adults and children, so book your tickets before they sell out for this one-night only performance!

Wednesday 2nd December at 7pm

St Margaret's Hall, Bradford on Avon BA15 1DE
Tickets are available for £12 per adult and £7 per child (under 12) from The Wiltshire Music Centre either in person, via telephone 01225 860100  or online at http://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/whatson/nightbeforechristmas.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Bradford on Avon ‘Working Tree’ Lights Up

Bradford on Avon will have a special Christmas Spirit this year with an array of more than forty Christmas globes scattered throughout the town and a light extravaganza to achieve the most majestic Christmas season in the town’s history. 

One of the three Christmas Trees in the Town Centre will be located at Lamb Yard and will be designated as a ‘working tree in a historic working town’ following an idea proposed by resident and teacher Christopher Curtis.  A fifteen foot Nordic Tree will adorn Lamb Yard area of Bradford on Avon Town Centre next to Budgens and will symbolise the spirit of giving at Christmas time.  Two local charities have been chosen by Bradford on Avon Town Council to support this project – Bath Cats and Dogs Home and Dorothy House Hospice Care based in Winsley. 

Local residents are welcome to donate tins of dog and cat food to the Bath Cats and Dogs home in the four weeks leading up to Christmas Day and these will be regularly delivered to the BCDH by Chris and his team. 
Dog and Cat food can be placed to the left of the tree in a safe deposit area underneath the tree.

People can also donate small gifts to Dorothy House that are ‘hamper size’ and can be used by the Team at Dorothy House to auction at a later date or to give directly to residents.   These gifts will be collected on a daily basis from a safe box to the right of the tree and delivered direct to Dorothy House.  Chris said “We wanted Bradford on Avon to celebrate Christmas with a sparkling spirit this year and having a working tree with easy parking nearby as a drop off point for residents adds a new dimension to the towns’ celebration of Christmas”.

The Christmas tree will be decorated by Glass Artist Alex Compton working with students from St. Laurence School, Bradford on Avon. Students from Frome College will also help with making signs for the two large collection points underneath the tree. 



Stephanie Cox, Community Fundraiser for Dorothy House Hospice Care in Winsley, Bradford on Avon said: 

“Dorothy House is proud to be part of this local community.  The generosity and support of the people of Bradford on Avon over the years has and continues to be inspiring.  We are thrilled to have been chosen as one of the charities to benefit in this innovative Christmas display.  Every donation we receive makes a difference to people’s lives.  These gifts mean a great deal to the patients and families we look after every year who benefit from our nursing, counselling, complementary therapies, group activities and much more.  At Dorothy House, our aim is to provide the best possible level of care for all our patients, and to give that care where people want it most.  While many of our core services are based at the hospice in Winsley, the majority of our work is provided out in the community, much of it in patients’ homes.   All our services are provided free of charge and are only possible with the generous support of the community”. 

Zena Jones, Community Fundraising Manager at the Bath Cats and Dogs home said:

“Christmas is always a busy time for the Home and this year we will be caring for over 200 animals on site.  We are thrilled to have been chosen as the recipients for these fantastic donations and the food donated will make a huge difference to us over the cold winter months when our food bill is at our highest.  We think this is a great community initiative and are looking forward to being part of it”.   


For more information, please contact:

Chris Curtis:  07841 840501
Zena Jones, Events and Community Fundraiser for BCDH:  01225 787335
Michelle Yard, Community Fundraiser for Dorothy House: 01225 721480


Floods Destroy - Be Prepared


Friday, 16 October 2015

Can you help with the Bradford on Avon Competitive Positioning Project?

Bradford on Avon Town Council and Visit Wiltshire invite you to participate in a survey which will form an important part of the Bradford on Avon Competitive Positioning Project.
 
The purpose of the project is to develop a positioning and narrative for Bradford on Avon that will help us improve our competitiveness and build our reputation as a place to visit, invest and live. The idea must resonate with the people and stakeholders in the town so that they adopt and support the idea and ensure it helps to underpin and strengthen any communications and marketing for Bradford on Avon.

As an important member of the community we would be grateful if you could complete a 'Citizens Survey' to help us to shape a solution which will make a real difference in the perception and understanding of our town's offer and boost the local economy.

You can find the survey online here.
 
Visit Wiltshire have been working with, Heavenly, a specialist brand consultancy to refresh the destination brand for Wiltshire. They now want to help shape the offers of individual towns in Wiltshire. So Visit Wiltshire have asked Heavenly to develop ideas for Bradford on Avon as part of County wide initiative. Roger Pride the place marketing specialist for Heavenly will spend a number of days here to discover what make it special. The recommendations will be developed and agreed within a week – so no long drawn consultation exercises. 

Please can you help by completing the online survey, to be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bradfordonavoncitizensurvey by 5pm on Tuesday 3rd November 2015.

Many thanks

Emma Sylvester
Deputy Town Clerk

BOA Fireworks – More Volunteers Needed to Set Up

Many thanks to those people who have already volunteered to help at this year’s event. We are still quite a way short of having enough volunteers to ensure that the setting up goes smoothly. Most gaps are for the daytime on Saturday. Can I urge people to visit www.boafireworks.co.uk and follow the link to volunteer. We will then get back to you and let you know which job you have been allocated.

Many Thanks

BOA Joint Fireworks Committee

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Christmas Light Switch On and Late Night Opening



Join the Mayor of Bradford on Avon and special guests on Friday 27th November in Westbury Gardens for the Christmas Light Switch On.

Lights switch on at 7pm
Shops open until 8pm

The Christmas lighting will stretch much further this year and include Market Street, Silver Street, St Margaret's Street and Church Street.  This year will also see the introduction of sparkling Christmas globe lights hanging outside many of the shops and cafes.  Trees will be erected in Westbury Gardens, Lamb Yard and outside the Station, with the tree in Lamb Yard designated as a ‘Giving Tree’ to collect donations for Dorothy House and Batch Cats and Dogs Home.

Bar and food in Westbury Gardens with children’s rides, choir and samba band which will ‘lead’ crowds over footbridge into Church St, along Market St, through the Shambles and over to Lamb Yard where there will be food and entertainment.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Town Council Assists in Biggest Paper Bag World Record

On 23 September, Jon Marling, Director of Wiltshire based Paper Bag Co, a market leading supplier of eco and paper bags to retailers, achieved a world record for making the biggest paper bag in history. He and his team did it on the grounds of Fitzmaurice Primary School in Bradford on Avon with help from the children there. The Paper Bag Co record breaking bag measured a huge 22.50 metres long, 15.41 metres wide and 3.36 metres deep. Materials needed included almost a mile of brown paper, three miles of paper tape and a mile of paper string.

A second world record, which is still pending authentication was attempted for the most amount of people in a paper bag. A total of 272 children stepped into the open end of the bag for this record. Assisting in these world record attempts as witnesses were Town Councillor, Mike Roberts and Town Clerk, Sandra Bartlett.



The bag was quickly cut up and recycled into smaller bags after the record was recorded so the children could take home a memento from the event. Mr Marling’s intention was to show how paper bags are strong and easy to recycle, to demonstrate they make a great alternative to plastic bags at the till, which currently cost customers 5p each due to a new law.


Watch a video of the event in high speed in this stop-frame motion film: http://www.paperbagco.co.uk/worlds-largest-paper-bag  or find out more about Paper Bag Co here: http://www.paperbagco.co.uk/



Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Youth Club Open Tuesday Evenings


Bradford on Avon Youth Club


 

 


 Are you aged 13 - 19?

Come down to

Bradford on Avon Youth Club

Bradford on Avon Youth & Community Centre, Frome Road 

on Tuesdays 6.30pm to 9.00pm

Admission - 50p


Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Food Outlets and Retailers We Need Your Help



You may have heard that the Town Council is putting together a new Town Guide with listings of food & drink outlets and retailers.  The aim is to bring people to the town and over 10,000 copies will be distributed outside of Bradford on Avon.  The guide will also be handed out to coaches coming to the area.


All retailers and food outlets will receive a FREE entry but to ensure that the guide is comprehensive and up to date we need your help.  Please email emmasylvester@bradfordonavontowncouncil.gov.uk for more details.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Job Vacancy - Casual Hall Caretaker


BRADFORD ON AVON TOWN COUNCIL
Vacancy – Casual Hall Caretaker


The Town Council requires a Caretaker on a casual basis to assist with the running of the Youth and Community Centre, Frome Road, Bradford on Avon.

Please contact Timothy Yeomans, Hall Manager:

smh@bradfordonavontowncouncil.gov.uk
Telephone 01225 864240

Closing date  12.10.15
                      

The Council is an equal opportunities employer.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Tickets On Sale - The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark



 
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
Friday 30th October 2015
1pm St Margaret's Hall, Bradford on Avon

Blunderbus Theatre Company

Based on the bestselling children’s classic by Jill Tomlinson.

Plop is a baby Barn Owl. He lives at the top of a tall tree, in a field. He is fat and fluffy.
He has big round eyes and very knackety knees. Plop is exactly the same as every
barn owl that has ever been - except for one thing. Plop is AFRAID of the DARK.
One day, Mr Barn Owl suggests that Plop fly down into
the world and find about the dark for himself. And this
is where Plop’s adventure begins...

This gentle, reassuring tale is brought to
life with an irresistible blend of music,
puppetry and storytelling.

Written especially for small
people aged 3-7, and grown
up’s who still sleep with
the light on.

Tickets Available from Wiltshire Music Centre
01225 860100


Thursday, 3 September 2015

Colonel William Llewellen Palmer Educational Charity

The Colonel William Llewellen Palmer Educational Charity is now inviting applications for funding to help schools, groups and individuals in Bradford on Avon. 

If you have a project that meets any of the following criteria you are eligible to apply:

1.     To promote the education of children and young people attending schools maintained by the Local Education Authority in Bradford on Avon and grant-maintained schools in Bradford on Avon.
2.     To promote the education of children and young people under the age of 25 who have attended schools or are resident in Bradford on Avon and need financial assistance.
3.     To provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for the recreation and other leisure time occupation of the children and young people of Bradford on Avon.

Generally awards are not normally approved where provision or suitable alternative provision is available from public funds.  This includes school/college fees and transport costs.

How to Apply

Application forms are now available from Wiltshire Council’s website at


If you would like one sent to you please email: educationaltrusts@wiltshire.gov.uk

All applications need to be completed and returned with supporting paperwork by Friday 30 September 2015.

Applications will be considered in October and applicants will be notified by the end of October.

It is important to note that the Charity’s funds are limited and even if your application meets the terms of the Trust there is no guarantee that an award will be approved.  Applicants should also bear in mind that the first priority for the Trust is the maintenance of the Sladesbrook Recreation Ground and Allotments – if any urgent work is required, as has happened in the past, it will reduce the total funding available for beneficiaries.



Community Youth Grants

The Bradford on Avon Local Youth Network is committed to supporting young people and their communities to come together to offer a range of activities for those aged 13-19. The activities are also for those aged up to 25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
Activities on offer include arts, music, sports, leisure and other after school activities where young people can make friends in a fun and safe environment.
The Area Board has allocated funding to provide these activities for young people.
Are you interested in delivering activities or have a great idea for a youth project?
Online application forms are available now through the link http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/council/areaboards/communityyouthactivitiesgrants.htm

For further information please contact Emma Coombs,Community Youth Officer for Bradford on Avon Community Area emma.coombs@wiltshire.gov.uk or 07768980748.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Bradford on Avon Town Council Summer 2015 Newsletter

Lots of information on what is happening in your town.  Read on to find out more about the Bradford on Avon Cycling Festival, the Youth & Community Centre, Westbury Gardens, the annual Flower and Produce Show, progress with Area Boards and lots more.
Please click here Summer Newsletter

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Bradford on Avon Walking Festival - 4th, 5th and 6th September



A great weekend of walking is promised over the first weekend in September with 20 walks to suit all abilities, ranging in distance from 1 mile up to 12 miles.

For the fit and adventurous there will be three long walks, one of 10.5 miles  going through the 2 Tunnels into Bath and the other two, 10 miles and 12 miles respectively following the Macmillan Way which runs right through Bradford on Avon.

We'll be raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support  throughout the weekend so three of our walks finish with tea and cake and the profits will go to the charity.

Some old favourites will be back - bat detecting, bird spotting, a guided Town Walk, wild herb discovery walk, Quirky Corners and the Two Valleys.  

And we have some new ones on the programme - a Saturday night Ghost Walk, wild food foraging, a chance to try out Nordic Walking (which is a good body workout walking with specially designed poles), Sunday lunch at The New Inn at Westwood, exploring local community woods and a dog friendly ramble.  We're also working closely with the Bike Event organisers to lay on a Town Trail quiz which can be done at any time over the weekend whenever you have a bit of spare time.

Don't leave it too late to get your tickets though - all walks must be booked in advance with Holidays and Cruises For You in Silver Street, opposite The Bear Ale and Cider House, tel. 01225 865725; tickets are non-refundable and a small charge is applied to card transactions.

For full details of all the walk please go to: http://walkbradfordonavon.org/bradford-on-avon-walking-festival/ from where you can also download a leaflet.  

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter:

@walkboa   @BOAwalkfest

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Bradford on Avon Cycling Festival



The Bradford on Avon Cycling Festival on the weekend of  5/6 September promises to be fun for everyone – from a Hill climb to a Cyclocross race and family rides. Live art, Cycle films,  cycle jumble and a wonderful bicycle trail all around the town.

The weekend's cycling activities will be accompanied by plenty of children’s fun too – Join us to teach your kids the first skills to get on their balance bikes and skills to get them riding as they gain confidence, as well as bouncy castles, face painting and entertainment.

Join us for a fun, friendly cycling festival for the whole family. Whatever your tastes or talents there will be something for you!

We are supporting the Town to further support its residents, working with Alzchizmers Support, the proceeds of the weekend and any money raised will go to provide day care, a much needed additional resource. We would love to raise £1000, help us raise this amount by joining in the fun! Anything we raise will be matched by Apetito, one of our main supporters of the festival.

The center of the weekend will be in Westbury Gardens, which will host lots of fun events, activities for all the family as well as an information tent, first aid and podium area for prize presentations.

The weekend is shared with the Walkers are Welcome festival, The Moulton Bicycle weekend and Bradford on Avon Arts festival.


Full details here http://www.bradfordonavoncyclingfestival.co.uk/

Thursday, 9 July 2015

The Big Pathwatch

The Big Pathwatch is an exciting new project funded by the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust.  During the summer a survey will be carried out of all the paths (rights of way) in England and Wales to celebrate the things that make walking great and also highlight the problems walkers encounter.
Anyone in the UK will be able to take part. To find out more you can sign up to a Big Pathwatch workshop on www.ramblersvolunteerdays.eventbrite.com or for other enquiries email: bigpathwatch@ramblersweb.zendesk.com

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Temporary Footpath Closure Avoncliff to Freshford

NOTE: It is anticipated that the path will only be closed for approximately two weeks


BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET COUNCIL

(FOOTPATH BA12/5, FRESHFORD)
(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF USE BY PEDESTRIANS) ORDER 2015

Notice is hereby given that the Bath and North East Somerset Council in pursuance of the provisions of section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 intends to make an order the effect of which will be to close the footpath on that length of Footpath BA12/5, Freshford between grid references ST 7947 5994 and ST 7959 5985.

This order is required because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the footpath consequent upon the repairs to the surface of the footpath alongside the bank of the River Avon, and will be operative from 1st August 2015 for a maximum period of 6 months. The footpath will only be restricted as and when traffic signs are in position and may not be effected for the whole of the period but only for so long as is necessary to execute the works.  This is anticipated to be for a period of 6 months.

Alternative route:  Staples Hill – Westwood and vice versa.

Applicant details: Cheryl Hannan Bath and North East Somerset Council
Telephone: 01225 477623



Dated:  9th July 2015

Traffic Management Team
Lewis House
Manvers Street,
Bath
BA1 1JG





Matthew Smith
Divisional Director
 Environmental Services

Monday, 6 July 2015

Youth & Community Centre Official Opening

  

The Mayor and Councillors of Bradford on Avon
request the pleasure of your company at the

Official Opening of
Bradford on Avon Youth & Community Centre
Off Frome Road, BA15 1LT

to be held on

Saturday 18th July 2015
11am to 12noon

 

  

Come and look at the fantastic multipurpose centre with various rooms available to hire.
Great for sports, clubs, meetings and children’s parties.

RSVP: 13th July 2015 
office@bradfordonavontowncouncil.gov.uk
Or 01225 864240


Please note that parking is limited outside the centre.  Additional parking is available at Baileys Barn Pay and Display car park.  The postcode for this is BA15 1BX.

Blog Archive

LOGOAP2JPEG1
L1010168
m1

Bradford on Avon Town Council

01225 864240

Email

News

Archive