Bradford on Avon traffic delays worsen as schools go back

Wiltshire Times: Traffic delays were bad last week, but have worsened at peak times with the end of the school holidays

11:17am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Traffic disruption hit new heights in Bradford on Avon today as pupils and staff returned to the schools after the Easter holidays.

Hundreds enjoy Bradford on Avon's Easter duck race

Wiltshire Times: John Potter, mayor Bradford on Avon, promotes the Easter duck race

9:39am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

It was another sell-out year for the traditional Bradford on Avon Duck Race on Easter Monday, with hundreds of families turning out to watch the annual event and enjoy the sun.

Glass packet helps Kettle Chips celebrate summer season

Wiltshire Times: Glass maker KT Yun

11:21am Monday 21st April 2014

A glass maker based in Wingfield is helping Kettle Chips celebrate its new summer seasonal edition by creating a glass crisp packet for its new advertisement.

Winsley hospice care lodges so kin can stay over

Wiltshire Times: Dorothy House Hospice chairman Simon Coombe with Miranda, Duchess of Beaufort, who opened the new community lodges there on Friday last week                                                                                                            Photo:

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Two new care lodges have been opened at Dorothy House Hospice to allow terminally ill patients to stay together in comfort with their families.

Stand-off over Bradford on Avon’s traffic scheme

7:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Bradford on Avon’s Historic Core Zone continued to divide opinion when it was raised at the annual town meeting on Tuesday.

Bradford on Avon in the grip of traffic gridlock

Wiltshire Times: James Sullivan-Tailyour, owner of The Swan Hotel, monitors the jams and loss of business during the current roadworks

8:50am Friday 18th April 2014

Businesses hit by the Christmas floods in Bradford on Avon are being hammered again this Easter because of roadworks that have shut the main road through town.

Bradfordians Dramatic Society stage set for players’ move to new location

Wiltshire Times: Sue Bolden, chairman of the Bradfordians drama society with Mayor John Potter and Bradfordians members taking a look round the newly refurbished St Margaret’s Hall on Wednesday                                              Photo: Glenn Phillips (49301)

5:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The Bradfordians Dramatic Society will be treading the boards in its new location of St Margaret’s Hall when it opens next month after a full refurbishment.

This is how it’s done, my very special Westwood mum...

Wiltshire Times: Melanie Gordon enjoying a book with two members of Thistle class on Mother's Monday

10:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

It was a very special day at Westwood with Iford School on March 31 as children were able to bring their mums to school and involve them in their learning.

Dorothy House Hospice opens family care lodges

Wiltshire Times: Dorothy House chairman Simon Coombe with Miranda, Duchess of Beaufort, at the opening of the new community care lodges

9:41am Sunday 13th April 2014

Two new care lodges have been opened at Dorothy House Hospice to allow terminally ill patients to stay together in comfort with their families.

Lower Westwood PO has pizza of the action

Wiltshire Times: Shop assistant Lindsay Ackland Sutton, left, postmaster Ray Parson, Pearl Rumbold and shop keeper Rita Parsons salute the new look

11:14am Saturday 12th April 2014

Parcels, packages and now pizzas can be collected from Lower Westwood Post Office, after the village underwent a major transformation.

Free parking at Bradford on Avon a welcome treat during repairs

Wiltshire Times: Mayor John Potter, PC Martin Annetts and local traders welcome the announcement that there will be free parking because of roadworks

5:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Visitors to Bradford on Avon over Easter will have free parking at weekends in all Wiltshire Council car parks.

Free parking in Bradford on Avon a welcome boost during repairs

Wiltshire Times: Mayor John Potter, PC Martin Annetts and local traders welcome the news that there will be free parking because of roadworks

10:02am Thursday 10th April 2014

Visitors to Bradford on Avon over Easter will have free parking at weekends in all Wiltshire Council car parks.

Paralympics star booked for Wessex business breakfast

Wiltshire Times: Stephanie Millward shows off her hoard of medals – four gold and one silver – from the IPC World Swimming Championships

7:00am Monday 7th April 2014

Multi medal-winning Paralympian Steph Millward will be guest speaker at the Wessex Business Breakfast taking place at Cumberwell Park Golf Club, in Bradford on Avon, between 7.30-9am on Friday, April 25.

Web’s a growth area for Bradford on Avon firm

Wiltshire Times: Tom Vaughton of Varn Media

11:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

Bradford on Avon-based search engine marketing and website design company, Varn Media, has big plans to expand in response to requests from businesses for help with Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).

Bike race boost for Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire Times: Bradford on Avon mayor John Potter is excited about the Tour of Britain coming to town

4:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

News that Britain’s premier cycle race is to come through Bradford on Avon has been welcomed this week as a huge boost for the town.

Bradford on Avon contest trials end in victory on both sides

Wiltshire Times: Isabella, Joce, Sam and others in the St Laurence legal team celebrate success in the Magistrates’ Mock Trial contest

3:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Students at Bradford on Avon’s St Laurence School were laying down the law last week, when they had a taste of a real-life courtroom drama.

Bradford on Avon youngsters create a real show

Wiltshire Times: Organisers of Create the Show Photo: Oliver Brown

8:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Almost 200 people turned out for a special event organised by two sixth form students at St Laurence School on March 21 as part of their BTEC music technology course.

Sandra steps up as new Bradford town clerk

Wiltshire Times: Sandra Bartlett takes over the duties from Diane Holmes

8:43am Tuesday 1st April 2014

New Bradford on Avon town clerk Sandra Bartlett is hoping to make a difference and improve the town.

More prosecutions for Bradford Lorry Watch group

Wiltshire Times: Lorry Watch co-ordinator Stephanie Ridout

2:24pm Monday 31st March 2014

Bradford on Avon's Lorry Watch has brought about more successful prosecutions against lorry drivers ignoring restrictions through the town. 

Winsley MND support group’s cheers for chairs cash

Wiltshire Times: Winsley Support Group

12:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

The Winsley Support Group of the Motor Neurone Disease Association was thrilled to receive £1,000 from the Friends of Bradford on Avon Community Health Care. The group of 20 to 30 people meet once a month in Winsley Church Hall and the money will help to buy comfortable new chairs. Daphne Cox, a trained visitor co-ordinator, runs the group, which was set up 10 years ago. She said: “We were thrilled. Everyone cheered when I told them. The support group allows them to get out of the house and enables them to socialise. We have tea and cake and occasionally have a speaker. It can be reassuring to realise that MND is not a short journey for everyone and you can live a long time with it. We are trying to bring hope and enjoyment to the life people have.”

Winsley hospice’s easy-to-read guides on palliative care win award

Wiltshire Times: Matt Carter, right, the ,designer of the easy-read information leaflet with Helen Scammell, left, director of people and development, Gill Cannon , director of communications and Chris Johnson, an in-patient nursing auxillary

2:41pm Friday 28th March 2014

Staff and patients who designed easy to read leaflets for Dorothy House Hospice, based in Winsley, were shortlisted in an international award scheme.

Winsley Primary School gets a spruce-up and a ‘room’

Wiltshire Times: With Winsley Primary School headteacher Becky Wilson, front left, are parents Julian Dennard, Nadine Capetti, Chris Thomas, Tim Cardinal, Charlotte Treble, Sophie Taylor and Karl Allen                                             Photo: Glenn Phillips (492

2:37pm Friday 28th March 2014

Parents and grandparents picked up paintbrushes to help transform five rooms at Winsley Primary School for Make a Difference Day on Saturday.

Future legacy is planted in Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire Times: St Laurence pupils Georgie and Courtnie assist mayor John Potter along with Fitzmaurice pupils, Robert Floyd, president of the Preservation Trust and trust chairman David Mossin planting a plum tree

8:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust has planted a community orchard hoping it will bring the town’s people together – particularly youngsters.

New life for Post Office in Holt

Wiltshire Times: Harry Rai of Holt Stores, now the home of the village Post Office Photo: Trevor Porter

2:55pm Friday 28th March 2014

Holt Superstore owner Harry Rai is delighted the village has retained its Post Office after it relocated to the store this week.

Noisy night time roadworks in Bradford on Avon are turned down

Wiltshire Times: Angry residents Tessa and David Garwood were kept awake during works to the drainage system in Market Street.                                                                                 Photo: Trevor Porter

8:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Residents in Bradford on Avon are looking forward to a peaceful early night, after disruptive late-night roadworks were scaled back.

Bradford on Avon chemist training to target help for RUH

Wiltshire Times: Bradford on Avon chemist training to target help for RUH

5:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Bradford on Avon pharmacist Paul Moloney is hoping to get support from his customers as he tries to beat his personal best during next month’s London Marathon.

Holt pupils pedal and scoot their way to victory

Wiltshire Times: Holt Primary School pupils Lilly, Lucy, Lia, Tom and Matthew with staff member Denise Butterworth and head Margaret Harnden

4:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Holt Primary School has sped into first place in the South West region of this year’s Big Pedal competition.

Teeing off for charity effort near Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire Times: Martin Cooper, centre, with Mark Hobbs, left, and Ali James, who hope to raise £10,000

3:04pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Cumberwell Park Golf Club captain Martin Cooper is hoping a year of fundraising will hit his target of £10,000 for two cancer charities.

Vigil at Bradford on Avon marks anniversary of Syrian war

Wiltshire Times: The vigil held in Westbury Gardens to mark three years since the Syrian war started

2:49pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Members of Bradford on Avon Oxfam and Save the Children groups were joined by townspeople for a vigil in Westbury Gardens to mark three years since the start of the Syrian war.

Holt publican hopes to replace farm shop with holiday accommodation

Wiltshire Times: Mark Hodges took over The Tollgate Inn, which included a farm shop, with his partner Laura Boulton in August 2012

7:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

A Holt pub is hoping to provide more accommodation in the village after it submitted plans for a change of use from a farm shop to holiday accommodation.

Holt pupils speed into Big Pedal competition victory

Wiltshire Times: Holt Primary School pupils Lilly, Lucy, Lia, Tom and Matthew with staff member Denise Butterworth and head Margaret Harnden

7:00pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Holt Primary School has sped into first place in the South West region of this year’s The Big Pedal competition.

Tasty treats tempt outlets to buy within stone's throw of Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire Times: Paul Stewart with his Megs Cottage Fudge at the Local Larder trade show

5:42pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Food and drink producers from Bradford and Avon and the surrounding area exhibited their products at a trade show to encourage outlets to stock local produce.

We need more to join our crew, say Bradford on Avon firefighters

Wiltshire Times: Bradford on Avon fire station watch manager Sean Gerrish, Ian Fitzgerald and Dan Epps

10:04am Tuesday 25th March 2014

More retained firefighters are needed to join the crew at Bradford on Avon fire station.

Bradford on Avon school seeks new parent governor

Wiltshire Times: St Laurence School pupils are staging Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat this month

7:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A vacancy has arisen for a new parent governor on the St Laurence School governing body in Bradford on Avon.

Delays expected after accident on A36 at Limpley Stoke

Wiltshire Times: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

4:35pm Monday 24th March 2014

Emergency services are dealing with an accident on the A36 near the Rose and Crown pub at Middle Stoke, Limpley Stoke.

A trolley load of help is collected at Bradford on Avon in ten weeks

Wiltshire Times: Darren Clare, deputy manager of Sainsbury’s, centre, with Tricia and Rob Munday

10:00am Sunday 23rd March 2014

Bath Food Bank has thanked customers at Sainsbury’s Bradford on Avon for donating 245kg of food in 10 weeks to help people in crisis.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance benefits by £500 thanks to generous Bradford on Avon customers

Wiltshire Times: Karen Arter, left, and Andrea Evans of the Coventry Building Society and Claire Kelly and Rebecca de la Bedoyere,centre right, of Wlitshire Air Ambulance (49210)

2:30pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

Customers in Bradford on Avon have raised £500 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance over the six months it is has been charity of the year at Coventry Building Society.

Edinburgh show for Bradford on Avon wildlife artist

Wiltshire Times: Bradford on Avon artist Tanya Lock

6:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Bradford on Avon artist Tanya Lock is to show her work in Edinburgh from May 17 to June 15.

Clarendon artists aim to counter graffiti vandals

Wiltshire Times: Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson, centre right, and Ernie Newcombe of the Friends of Biss Meadows Country Park, with Clarendon Academy pupils Charles Stone, centre, Connor Raadsepp, Mia Poms, Megan Dean, Ricky Griggs and Abbey Lilley

4:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Artwork from Clarendon Academy A-level and GCSE pupils is being put up in Trowbridge’s Biss Meadows Country Park in the hope it will help end a spate of graffiti.

Melanie murder probe detectives encouraged by Crimewatch response

Wiltshire Times: Melanie Hall

1:45pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Detectives investigating the murder of university graduate Melanie Hall, who vanished in Bath nearly 20 years ago, are encouraged by the public response to a new appeal for information.

What is Bradford on Avon's Historic Core Zone?

Wiltshire Times: John Thomson, cabinet member for highways

11:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

The aim of the Historic Core Zone in Bradford on Avon is to ‘rebalance the relationship between pedestrians and vehicles and to reduce the dominance and intimidation of traffic’.

Bradford on Avon's Historic Core Zone: the case against

Wiltshire Times: Traffic campaigner Godfrey Marks oppose the Historic Core Zone in Bradford on Avon

11:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Bradford on Avon’s Historic Core Zone scheme aims to ‘rebalance’ the relationship between pedestrians and vehicles, but has divided opinion in the town.

Bradford on Avon's Historic Core Zone: the case for

Wiltshire Times: Gerald Milward-Oliver, director of Bradford on Avon Development Trust, supports the Historic Core Zone

11:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Bradford on Avon’s Historic Core Zone scheme aims to ‘rebalance’ the relationship between pedestrians and vehicles, but has divided opinions in the town.

Lifeline for Dorothy House patients

Wiltshire Times: Jan Chivers demonstrates the Lifeline alarm

9:53am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Hopsice patients at Dorothy House has received a welcome lifeline, after a potentially life-saving donation from Selwood Housing.

Brakes go on for Bradford mayor’s bike business

Wiltshire Times: Bradford on Avon mayor John Potter

4:00pm Saturday 15th March 2014

Bradford on Avon mayor John Potter has closed his Bath shop John’s Bikes after 38 years in the business.

Bradford on Avon author reveals hidden royal history

Wiltshire Times: Suzanne Dunn

6:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Bradford on Avon author Suzannah Dunn’s 12th novel explores a period in the life of Henry VIII’s third wife, Jane Seymour, that has rarely been touched on in research.

St Laurence pupils speak out for success

Wiltshire Times: Left to right: winners Eleanor Cousins-Brown, Maia Campbell-Lewis and Finn Robertson, with Terry Candy, president of Frome Rotary Club

5:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

A team of St Laurence pupils used their way with words to win the district finals of the Rotary’s Intermediate Youth Speaks competition.

Science Fair takes centre stage in Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire Times: Bath University’s Steffan Goold, left, shows George Lancaster and Alex Pyper how static electricity from a plasma sphere can light up a fluorescent bulb

4:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Budding young scientists from Bradford on Avon and beyond demonstrated their experiments at the My Science Fair on Sunday.

Call to fix Bradford on Avon lift out of order since Christmas Eve flood

Wiltshire Times: Vivien Norfolk, Gill Winfield, Joyce Shaw and Roy Hobson are annoyed at the length of time they have had to wait for their flats’ lift to be fixed

9:18am Thursday 13th March 2014

A group of retired residents are fed up with having to climb two flights of stairs to their flats because a lift has not been repaired since it flooded on Christmas Eve.

Bradford on Avon group catch more lorries breaking bridge limit

Wiltshire Times: Bradford's town bridge

9:18am Wednesday 12th March 2014

Bradford on Avon’s Lorry Watch is continuing its quest to stop lorries exceeding the town’s 18- tonne weight limit.




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