Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Temporary Closure and Suspension of One Way Restriction UC Woolley Street (part) Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire Council
Section 14(1) and Section 14(7) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Closure and Suspension of One-Way Restriction;

UC Woolley Street (part) Bradford on Avon
UC Woolley Street (part) Bradford on Avon

THE WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on Friday 13th January 2017, the following lengths of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interests of public safety to enable Wiltshire Council to carry out carriageway resurfacing, hand patching and associated works:

a) UC Woolley Street (part) Bradford on Avon; from its junction at UC Kingsfield to its junction at B3107 Holt Road.
b) UC Woolley Street (part) Bradford on Avon; from its junction B3109 New Road to its junction with Kingsfield.
And that the One-Way order on the following length of road to be temporarily suspended:
c) UC Woolley Street, Bradford on Avon; from its junction with B3107 Holt Road/ Woolley Street in a north easterly direction for a distance of approximately 80m.
Alternative route:
a) Via – Woolley Street (north) (unaffected length) – B3109 Springfield – B3107 Holt Road and Vice Versa.
b) Via – B3107 Woolley Street (south) (unaffected length) – B3107 Silver Street – A363 Market Street – A363 Masons Lane – B3109 Mount Pleasant – B3109 New Road.
The closure will be clearly indicated by traffic signs throughout the works period.

This closure notice comes into effect on 13th January 2017, for a maximum of 21 days; however it is anticipated the work will take 1 day to complete. This will be between the hours of 09:30 – 15:30. 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.

For further information regarding these works please contact Terry McKenna (Atkins) on 01225 730360 daytime or urgent out of hours 0748 401644 (Tarmac)

Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
SD 21/12/16

Monday, 19 December 2016

Western Intercity Express Programme - vegetation clearance and management


 De-vegetation programme that will be carried out between now and summer 2017

Why do we need to undertake this work?

The works required are part of a larger scale project to clear and maintain lineside vegetation in preparation for the new Intercity Express Programme (IEP) trains, which are due to be introduced onto the Western Route shortly. We need to make sure there is adequate clearance on both sides of the track so that the new trains are not damaged when travelling on non-electrified lines.

What are the works involved?

The vegetation clearance is to take place in the areas highlighted on the map below. It will involve stripping trees and vegetation by 8m or to the boundary fence, whichever is the lesser, from the outer running rail. Any third party trees that are affected will either be removed, reduced in height, or have their branches cut back, after agreement has been sought with the relevant railway neighbour. When work is to take place from third party property a land access agreement will be signed and records kept.

How we will manage the impact on the environment?

We recognise that all vegetation removal needs to be carried out sensitively to avoid unnecessary damage to flora and fauna. Our overall aim is to create an 8m wide grassland habitat that will support a diverse range of flora and fauna but pose a much lower risk to the operational railway. Ecological desktop and site based surveys will be carried out prior to works commencing along with pre start checks and briefing talks by the cutting teams. The teams have also undergone ecological awareness training. In all instances, if there is any concern about damage being caused to a known habitat then works will be halted until we can be certain that it is safe to proceed.

When will the work take place?

The initial vegetation clearance started in November 2016 (in rural areas) and will finish in the summer of 2017; however, as this is work is being carried out in several different areas, residents will not be affected for the whole period. Subsequent maintenance works will be carried out until March 2019 when the program finishes and the new rolling stock enters service. Most of the work will take place during the week, between the daylight hours of 08.00-17.00. When there is a requirement to work during the night, a separate letter will be sent to the affected residents detailing the times and exact location of the works. We will aim to send this out 2 weeks in advance.

If you have any questions regarding this work, or would like to arrange a meeting to discuss this in person, please feel free to contact me.

Kindest regards

Lily Exton
Community Relations Manager | Network Rail
Western House | 1 Holbrook Way | Swindon | SN1 1BD
Internal: 085 82759 | Direct Line: 01793 389759 | Mobile: 07710 960864

24 hr Network Rail National Helpline 03457 11 41 41


Delivering a Better Railway for a Better Britain
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Friday, 16 December 2016

Christmas & New Year Town Council Office Opening Hours

The Town Council office will be open as normal 
from Monday 19th until Thursday 22nd December 9am - 12.30pm

On Friday 23rd December the office will be open between 9am - 12noon

The Town Council office will be closed 
between Saturday 24th December 2016 and Monday 2nd January 2017

The Town Council office will be open as normal 
from Tuesday 3rd January 2017
9am - 12:30pm


We would like to wish both residents and visitors 
every good wish for Christmas and the New Year

Thursday, 8 December 2016

2017 Fresh Start Calendar Planning


2017 Fresh Start
Calendar Planning

Bradford on Avon Town Council invite all organisers of town events to come along to an informal drop-in networking opportunity for community groups, voluntary organisations, churches, nurseries, local businesses and indeed anyone planning events in 2017.

Please come along and share with us your exciting plans!

Wednesday 11th January, 10 til 4
St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon

We would also like to hear from people involved in community gardening projects as the town will be entering the 2017 South West in Bloom Competition and we would like to build up a portfolio of photographs to submit as evidence.


Representatives from various organisations will be on hand to offer advice and information.


If you are unable to attend on the day and would like to have your event included in the town calendar please email:

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 or by clicking the links below:

North Ward
South Ward

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
       
                         
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


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




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

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Temporary Closure of: Wine Street, Bradford on Avon (Ref: TTRO 4533)

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

Temporary Closure of: Wine Street, Bradford on Avon (Ref: TTRO 4533)

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

Wine Street, Bradford on Avon; from its junction with B3108 Winsley Road to its junction with C230 Newtown. To enable: Wessex Water to carry out water mains replacement works.

Alternative route: via C230 Newtown – A363 Masons Lane / Bath Road – B3108 Winsley
Road and vice versa.The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

This Order will come into operation
 on 3 January 2017 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required until 19 March 2017.

 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 Paul Hobbs (Wessex Water) on 07823 370074.
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
30 December 2016

Monday, 14 November 2016

Temporary Closure of: B3108 Lower Stoke (Part), Limpley Stoke (Ref: TTRO 4531)

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

Temporary Closure of: B3108 Lower Stoke (Part), Limpley Stoke (Ref: TTRO 4531)
Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to
all traffic:

B3108 Lower Stoke (Part), Limpley Stoke; for a distance of approximately 25m either side of
the rail bridge.
To enable: Balfour Beatty Rail to carry out bridge repairs.

Alternative route: via B3108 Winsley Road / Winsley Bypass – A363 Bath Road – B3109
Frome Road / Elms Cross / Bradford Road – A366 Farleigh Road – A36 – B3108 Lower
Stoke (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 January 2017 and it is anticipated that the closure
will be required nightly between the hours of 22.00 and 06.00 until 13 January 2017. 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 A-Plant Lux on behalf of Balfour Beatty Rail on 03700
500792.

Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
6 January 2017

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Urgent Closure of B3105 (Part) Woolley Park & Woolley Green, Bradford on Avon.

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

Urgent Closure of B3105 (Part) Woolley Park & Woolley Green, Bradford on Avon.

THE WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 17th November 2016, the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interests of public safety to enable Wiltshire Council to carry out carriageway hand patching and associated maintenance works.
B3105 (Part) Woolley Park & Woolley Green, Bradford on Avon; From its junction with B3107 Forewoods Common to its junction with B3109 Sladesbrook.
Alternative route:
Via B3107 – B3109 and vice versa.
The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs and access will be maintained for residents throughout the works period.
These works will commence on 17th November 2016 and are anticipated to be required for 1 night between 19.00 and 00.00. The Order will have a maximum duration of 5 days.


Ref: EP/NOV2016

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


As part of our ongoing improvements to the water network in the area, Wessex Water 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?
As you may be aware, works are continuing along Belcombe Road. This letter is notification that the second phase of our planned works will be starting earlier than previously scheduled.

The revised dates are as follows:

  • Phase 1 – The current road closure on Belcombe Road between the electrical sub- station/Oak House, Turleigh, and the Avoncliff railway station access road will end on Wednesday 9 November 2016.

  • Phase 2 – Thursday 10 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 lifted for the Christmas period from the evening of Thursday 22 December 2016 and the morning of Tuesday 3 January 2017 to help minimise disruption.

During these road closures, there will be no access to through traffic. However, safe access to properties 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. 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.

Urgent Closure of UC Mill Lane, Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire Council

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

Urgent Closure of  UC Mill Lane, Bradford on Avon.   
           
THE WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 7th November 2016, the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interests of public safety to enable Wessex Water to repair a water leak.
 
UC Mill Lane, from its junction with B3107 Woolley Street.

Alternative route:

B3107 – UC Kingston Road.


The closure will be clearly indicated by traffic signs and access will be maintained for residents throughout the works period.
 
These works will commence on 7th November 2016 for 3 days only. The Order will have a maximum duration of 21 days.

For further information regarding these works please contact Wessex Water on 0345 600 4 600.


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

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