Bradford Businesses all set to reopen after major clean-up

Andrew Walker of the Tea Pot  Photo: Trevor Porter

Andrew Walker of the Tea Pot Photo: Trevor Porter

First published in Bradford

Bradford on Avon businesses are starting to move forward from the deluge the town has received since Christmas Eve.

Bread and Butter sandwich shop is set to open on Monday and The Teapot cafe is also looking to open next week.

Cafe landlords Mark and Andrew Walker have put in removable wooden panels to prepare for future flooding.

Andrew Walker said: “We have been here for four to five years and it has not flooded before. Everything we do, we bear in mind it might flood again.”

Funeral director CS Bowyer is continuing to provide its 133 year old service to the town despite flood water reaching the main offices and funeral arranging rooms, and the chapel of rest and mortuary. A new funeral limousine hearse garaged at the premises was ruined and had been written off.

While the refurbishment continues, they have relocated to the Trowbridge branch and the team have visited bereaved families in their own homes and collected people to take them to the branch to make funeral arrangements.

The company has now installed a temporary office in the car park of The Bull Pit.

Over the weekend Wiltshire Council highways team received 400 calls, the majority of which were to report fallen trees.

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