PLANS to put three free water fountains in Bradford on Avon at a cost of £9,000 are moving ahead.

The town’s mayor, Cllr Alex Kay, met Wessex Water on Tuesday to receive a £1,500 cheque towards the cost of the fountains.

The council is backing a scheme to install one in the town centre, another at the Sladesbrook play area and allotments and the third near Culver Close, where it can be used by visitors to Barton Farm.

They will help people hydrated and can be used to refill water bottles.

Cllr Kay said: “This is a great project supported by several groups across the town, including Climate Friendly and the Preservation Trust with the town council.

“This is an excellent collaboration and we hope to continue with other green projects in future.”

The town council has applied for grants to pay for most of the cost and will be responsible for the fountains’ maintenance.

Cllr Kay added: “This marks a strong message to everyone that we wish to reduce single-use plastics whilst supporting a healthy lifestyle for all.”