Thursday, 28 April 2016

Emergency Closure of: UC Woolley Street (Part), Bradford On Avon.

Wiltshire Council
Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Emergency Closure of: UC Woolley Street (Part), Bradford On Avon.
THE WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that from 5th May 2016:
The following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interests of public safety to prevent the innaproriate use of the road during major works on Holt Road and to protect unrestricted access for residents and businesses.
UC WOOLLEY STREET. BETWEEN ITS JUNCTIONS WITH B3105 WOOLLEY GREEN AND B3109 NEW ROAD.
Alternative route:
Through traffic, please follow signed diversion route.
This closure comes into effect on 03/05/16, for a maximum of 21 days.
For further information please contact Wiltshire Council Streetworks on 01225 713497.
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

Emergency Closure of: UC Cemetery Lane and UC Woolley Terrace, Bradford On Avon.

 Wiltshire Council
Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Emergency Closure of: UC Cemetery Lane and UC Woolley Terrace, Bradford On Avon.
THE WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that from 5th May 2016:
The following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interests of public safety to prevent the innaproriate use of the road during major works on Holt Road and to protect unrestricted access for residents and businesses.
UC CEMETERY LANE AND UC WOOLLEY TERRACE. BETWEEN ITS JUNCTIONS WITH UC WOOLLEY STREET AND B3107 HOLT ROAD.
Alternative route:
Through traffic, please follow signed diversion route.
This closure comes into effect on 03/05/16, for a maximum of 21 days.
For further information please contact Wiltshire Council Streetworks on 01225 713497.
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The Storming of Bradford on Avon

At Bradford on Avon on Saturday July 30th and Sunday July 31st more than 400 cavaliers and Roundheads from The English Civil War Society will be recreating a skirmish from the English Civil Wars.  The guns, drums and chaos of a 17th century battlefield will be brought to life in a superb spectacle.

Before and after the skirmish, visitors will be able to talk to the soldiers, try on the armour and even handle a real musket or pike.  In the Living History village, members of the English Civil War Society will be talking about everyday life in England during the 17th century.  Living History craftsmen will explain their trade and demonstrate skills by which our seventeenth century forbears made a living such as - how to make bread, forge weapons, cook for the gentry, brew small ale, printing and carpentry.


Organiser of the event Councillor Laurie Brown said “Bradford on Avon is the perfect setting for the recreation of such an historical occasion.  It has been my long term aim to stage this huge event in my home town and work again with the E.C.W.S.  Now it is finally going to happen I know those who attend and those who participate are in for a right royal treat”.


This event is presented on part of the original site of the Battle on July 2nd 1643, when the Royalist Western Army led by Sir Ralph Hopton and Prince Maurice stormed Bradford on Avon in a surprise attack and seized the important bridge across the River Avon. The following day, the Royalists marched north towards Bath but were ambushed in a ‘Sally’ by a Roundhead army from Somerset under Sir William Waller. Fierce fighting saw Waller’s forces charge out of Claverton and Monkton Farleigh, but the ferocious Cornish Infantry in the Royalist Army defeated both attacks and forced Waller’s Army to retreat. Local landmarks ‘Sally in the Woods’ and ‘Dead Man Wood’ are possible reminders of the Ambush in 1643.

Members of the Society will be carrying out visits to local schools a few weeks before the event to meet the pupils, tell them all about what will be happening at the ‘Storming of Bradford on Avon’ and to demonstrate some of the weapons and equipment to tie in with the National Curriculum about the 17th Century.

More information on The English Civil War Society may be obtained by visiting www.ecws.org.uk


Let us know you are coming or share with your friends on Facebook 


Would you like to advertise in our Official Civil War Re-enactment Souvenir Programme?  Click here.

Changes to 17:06 Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads via Trowbridge

Great Western Railway Notification

From Monday 16 May the 17:06 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service via Trowbridge will be altered.  This service will not call at Trowbridge, Bradford on Avon, Bath Spa or Bristol Temple Meads.  This is because the five year experimental period, which made the direct service to Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon possible, will shortly end.  The trial involved this service utilising a section of track that is only used for freight services rather than passenger services and it is not possible to extend this arrangement.

Customers travelling to Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads will be able to travel on either 17:00 or 17:30 departure from Paddington.  Customers travelling to Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon can either travel on 17:00 from London Paddington and change at Bath Spa for the connecting service at 18:36 to Bradford on Avon (arriving at 18:46) and Trowbridge (arriving at 18:58). Alternatively, customers for these stations can depart London Paddington on 17:33 service to Westbury, changing for a connecting service at 19:10 to Trowbridge (arriving at 19:16) and Bradford on Avon (arriving at 19:22).

We are also working to provide information at stations and will have announcements and advice on board our trains.

Great Western Railway

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Bradford on Avon Photography Competition

Bradford on Avon Town Council is now promoting its Photography Competition for which the theme is simply 'Beautiful Bradford - The Perfect Setting'.

If you have a passion for Bradford on Avon and photography this is for you!

Architectural, landscape, landmarks, street scenes, local event themes in and around Bradford on Avon are the kinds of pictures we are looking for..  Remember it's about Bradford on Avon so please no portraits of your family!



All entrants must be 18 or over on the closing date (30th September 2016), with the exception of the Young Photographer of the Year category, for which entrants must be under the age of 18 on the competition closing date (30th September 2016).

A framed photograph and £50 voucher to be used in Bradford on Avon will be awarded to the Overall Winner and Young Photography Winner.  Winners whose photographs are selected for the Bradford on Avon Calendar 2017 will receive a copy of the calendar.  A winner will also be chosen for the Mayor's Christmas Card 2016 and will receive a framed copy.

Download a entry form by clicking here

Rules
The competition is open to all photographers; Professionals, Amateurs, Children (under 18 years)
Each entry should be marked with entrant’s name, address, contact telephone number and where the photo was taken.
Image files must be a high resolution and minimum file size 1MB.
Entrants can submit up to four photos.
Image files to be sent electronically to: emmasylvester@bradfordonavontowncouncil.gov.uk
A panel comprised of the Town Mayor, Town Clerk, Cllr John Potter and a representative of The Royal Photographic Society will select the winning entries. The judges will be looking for originality, creativity, strong composition.
All entries must be of pictures taken in the Parish of Bradford on Avon, can be taken at any time of the year and represent Beautiful Bradford. Please note that no portraits of people or close up nature shots will be accepted.
The judges’ decisions will be final and no correspondence can be entered into.
All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrants must be the sole owner of copyright in all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured.
Entrants under 16 must obtain written permission from a parent or guardian before entering. Please print and keep a copy of the entry form with all necessary signatures.
Entrants must not have breached any laws when taking their photographs.
Images may be digitally enhanced to remove spots or scratches, but not manipulated. Entrants can enhance the picture to make it brighter, clearer etc, but not manipulate the content. The judges reserve the right to exclude any image they believe may have been excessively treated so as to alter its authenticity.
Prior to submission, entrants must not have offered any of their entries for sale, been paid for any publication of any of their entries or won or been a runner up in any other photographic competition with any of their entries.
Entrants will retain copyright in the photographs that they submit, but agree that Bradford on Avon Town Council (BOATC) and its partners can make the photographs available as royalty free images in order to promote the town of Bradford on Avon.
By entering the competition all entrants grant to BOATC the right to publish and exhibit their photographs on the town's and other relevant websites, including social media as well as for use by journalists. (While we make every effort to credit photographers, including in printed reproductions of their work, we cannot guarantee that every published or broadcast use of the photographs will include photographers' names.) No fees will be payable for any of the above uses.
By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules and BOATC reserves the right to exclude any entry from the competition at any time and in its absolute discretion if BOATC has reason to believe that an entrant has breached these rules.
BOATC reserves the right to cancel this competition or alter any of the rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
If the winner is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made, BOATC reserves the right to either offer the prize to a runner up or to re-offer the prize in any future competition.
The closing date for entries is 30th September 2016. Winners will be notified by the end of October 2016 and the winning pictures will be used in the Council’s 2017 Calendar.




Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Temporary Closure of: B3107 Holt Road (Part), Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire Council 

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

Temporary Closure of: B3107 Holt Road (Part), Bradford on Avon (Ref: TTRO 4245) 


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

B3107 Holt Road (Part), Bradford on Avon; from its westernmost junction with B3109 Springfield in an easterly direction to its junction with Cemetery Lane.

To enable: Tithegrove Ltd to undertake development works at the Holt Road / Springfield junction.

Alternative route: via B3107 Holt Road (unaffected length) – B3105 Wooley Park / Woolley
Green – B3109 Sladesbrook – B3109 Mount Pleasant – A363 Masons Lane / Market Street – B3107 Silver Street / Woolley Street -  B3107 Holt Road (unaffected length) and vice versa.

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

This Order will come into operation on 1 May 2016 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required until 23 September 2016. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months. 



Thursday, 7 April 2016

Duck Race - rescheduled for Sunday 12th June 2016 at 12.00


Duck Race 
Town Bridge
 12 noon 
Sunday
 12th June 2016


Ducks £1 each in aid of Town's Christmas Lights

Buy on 12th June from 10 a.m
Westbury Gardens
or before the day from the Town Council office




Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Give your business a shout out!

Civil War Re-enactment
 30th – 31st July 2016
Official Souvenir Programme *Advertising Rate Card*

This July Bradford on Avon Town Council will be organising an English Civil War Re-enactment with the English Civil War Society with a full weekend programme of skirmish on the Town Bridge, Artillery and Infantry Displays, Living History Site and a Full Battle.



Without doubt it is Bradford on Avon’s biggest event ever! boosting the town’s image as a place to visit and it is expected that 7,000 visitors will attend over the weekend.

We shall be putting together a Souvenir Programme and are asking for you to support by advertising. For details of advertising rates please see below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,

Cllr Laurie Brown, Chairman, Civil War Re-enactment Working Group

Support Bradford on Avon Civil War Re-enactment …and have your business featured here.

Full page only £100, or £150 inside front or back page 
Half page only £50, or £75 for inside front or back cover
Quarter page only £25

Artwork sizes: 
full page w 135mm h 195mm 
half page w 135mm h 95mm 
quarter page w 65mm h 95mm

To order please complete the booking form which can be downloaded here and return together with your artwork to the Town Council by 20th May.



Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Can you help?



Bradford on Avon Museum Society require premises in the town to accommodate the research group who need workshop space to store and examine their numerous artifacts.

If you can help please contact Mervy Harris on 01225 863440 or meeharris@icloud.com


The Bakerloo line will not be stopping at Paddington from Saturday (2 April) until mid-August

TfL have issued a reminder that the Bakerloo line will not be stopping at Paddington from Saturday (2 April) until mid-August to allow for escalator renewal and work on the new Elizabeth line (Crossrail).  I have attached their email below in case not.

We know that many of our customers use the Bakerloo line to complete their journeys, or to connect with the Jubilee Line and I wanted to be sure that you were aware of the temporary closure and the alternative routes.  

We are working with TfL to make sure customers have plenty of information about the changes and have added some extra stops at Ealing Broadway on some of our local services so customers can connect with the Central line.  TfL have also agreed to add extra buses to help with demand.


Great Western Railway

Friday, 1 April 2016

Road Rally Event Comes to Bradford on Avon

The Town Council is delighted to announce that at a recent Recreation Committee meeting it was agreed to stage a Road Rally Weekend in October which will see drivers test their navigation skills through the town's steep and winding roads. Following on from the successful Cycling Weekend and working in conjunction with the Brand Positioning working group the Town Council sees the town as the 'Perfect Setting' for a race track.



An application has already been submitted to Wiltshire Council to ask for a late night entertainment license which will enable cars to race through the town til 2am and the Town Council wishes to seek the opinions of residents on proposed routes and whether or not a separate 24 hour endurance race should be included.

It is hoped to include a river jump and there are already plans for a 'surprise celebrity' to attempt to break a world record of most cars cleared in an electric car in Station Car Park.

Plans are underway to include camping, fun rides and opportunities for everyone to take a spin in the latest top of the range cars.

The Town Council will be offering all Bradford on Avon residents free tickets.

To have your say on the proposed routes please visit www.boaaprilfool2016.co.uk

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