Friday, 2 September 2016

Electrification through the Severn Tunnel

  

 Electrification through the Severn Tunnel

This update is regarding the upcoming electrification work through the Severn Tunnel which takes place between Monday 12 September and Friday 21 October.  

The work means the tunnel will be closed throughout this period, but the railway remains open - either by virtue of trains being diverted, or the provision of rail replacement buses. 

Alternative timetables will operate throughout the work, with journeys to London taking about 35 minutes longer and Bristol 45 minutes longer.

This is essential work towards bringing electrification through to Cardiff and Swansea. It is also essential that we have a clear message that South Wales remains accessible, be that for business, commuters or leisure customers.

Every effort is being made to make journeys as easy as possible, and full details of the changes are on the GWR website https://www.gwr.com/travel-updates/planned-engineering/severn-tunnel  

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Temporary Closure of: A363 Market Street (Part), Bradford on Avon (Ref: TTRO 4457)


 Wiltshire Council 

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

Temporary Closure of: A363 Market Street (Part), Bradford on Avon (Ref: TTRO 4457)


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

A363 Market Street (Part), Bradford on Avon; from its junction with Church Street to its junction with A363 Masons Lane.

To enable: Foundation Piling Ltd to secure a failing retaining wall.

Alternative route: via A363 Masons Lane – B3109 Mount Pleasant / New Road / Springfield – B3107 Holt Road / Woolley Street / Silver Street – A363 Market Street (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 October 2016 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required 24 hours daily until 30 October 2016. Implementation of the road closure will be dependent upon suitable access to B3107 Holt Road being available following development work to enable a diversion route for traffic. 

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 Foundation Piling Ltd on 01454 412300 (office hours) or 07903 730432 (outside of office hours).

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

October 2016


Thursday, 25 August 2016

Freshford Footpath

This is just to advise you that the works to the Freshford footpath have now been completed and the path has been re-opened.  


Cheryl Hannan
Public Rights of Way Inspector
Floor 2 South, Riverside, Temple Street
Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1LA


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Van or trailer use at household recycling centres


Temporary Changes to Bus Route 265 from Bath to Bradford on Avon

From Tuesday 16th August 2016 for approximately 2 weeks, traffic will not be able to turn right from Springfield on to Holt Road or Silver Street in Bradford-on-Avon.  This means that buses operating on route 265 from Bath to Bradford Town Centre, Trowbridge, Warminster and Salisbury will need to use Masons Lane instead and so will not be able serve the bus stops along Springfield or Mount Pleasant.  The nearest bus stop to Springfield for these buses will therefore be at Christchurch.

Fortunately buses operating towards Bath will not be affected by these works, so will continue to pick up at bus stops along Springfield as normal.


Posters explaining these temporary arrangements have now been placed at bus stops along Springfield and Mount Pleasant and these include details of local minibus service 98 which residents that live close to Springfield can use to travel from Springfield to Bradford-on-Avon Town Centre (albeit via a rather circuitous route).  Further details can be obtained by ringing the Wiltshire Council Passenger Transport Unit on 01225 718080.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Job opportunity for a Tourism & Events Officer (full-time)

Salary £28,203 initially on a two-year contract

The Town Council requires a Tourism and Events Officer in this beautiful Wiltshire town. 

Are you self motivated, a proven organiser with both creative flair and strong marketing skills? Are you someone that makes things happen and get things done?

Are you passionate about the ability of local government to make a difference, deliver excellent services and help to produce a lively and stimulating environment? 

If so we want to hear from you.

Bradford on Avon Town Council is in the South West of England and we are proud of our reputation for delivering events and working with partners on tourism in the town.

In 2015, thousands of people came along to our events, making this one of our highest profile services. Our year-long calendar of events contributes greatly towards making Bradford on Avon one of the best places in which to live, work or visit.

We are now seeking to recruit a Tourism & Events Officer, who will be someone who is well organised, have an eye for detail, an understanding of good marketing and project management and the confidence to raise sponsorship and funds from external partners.

You need to work well in partnership with other organisations and be able to organise and run events where you are the lead organiser.

Please email or write to the Town Clerk to request an application:

Tel: 01225 864240 
Bradford on Avon Town Council 
St Margaret’s Hall
St Margaret’s Street 
Bradford on Avon 
BA15 1DE

Please include your postal address

Closing date 05.09.16    

Interview Date  12.09.16

The Council is an equal opportunities employer.


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