Wednesday, 14 December 2011

New Charges for St Margaret's Hall

St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon - Revised Charges from 1st April 2012

The St Margaret’s Hall hire charges have been revised with effect from 1st April 2012.

The charges have been simplified into one hourly rate for all (except exercise classes as below) with no additional charges for use of bar, equipment, alcohol licence etc.

New Rates from 1st April 2012

Use of St Margaret’s Hall including facilities -£30 per hour

Day Rate (8hrs any time between 8.00am and 6.00pm)- £196 day rate (8 hour day-discount of £44) + £30 per additional hour

Local Town (Bradford on Avon precept payers) Discount and Local Non Profit Making, Non Fund-Raising Discount -20% discount

Exercise Classes -* £21 per hour

Bank Holiday Surcharge- 60% surcharge

* Exercise classes held during morning office hours when there is no requirement for the Hall staff to be present and at the discretion of Town Council officers.

Local Bradford on Avon council-tax payers and local, non-profit making, non fund-raising groups fitting the criteria, may apply for a discount. Only one discount can apply ie day rate or local.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Town Achievement Award 2011

The Town Achievement Award was presented at Tuesday’s meeting of Bradford on Avon Town Council to Val Payne. The Mayor, Councillor Peter Leach presenting the award and certificate thanked Val for her contribution to a variety of organisations.

Val was nominated by Councillors as one of the unsung heroes who helped to make Bradford on Avon a great place to live. Cllr Landell Mills stated ‘ Val is always cheerful, always calm, always helpful and is a volunteer par excellence’. Formerly a teacher at Fitzmaurice School, Val is known to generations of young Bradfordians. Now she is to be found as a regular helper with the group of conservation volunteers clearing the Country Park, keeping the team going with her famous lemon drizzle and chocolate cakes. On Thursdays she helps with the Thursday Club where a group of elderly residents meet for lunch, conversation and various activities – a lifeline for those who cannot get out very much. Every Monday, she looks after the newborn babies of the young mums who come to the Post-Natal Group – essential support at a crucial time. Val also helps with the Saxon Group and in addition she is a Deputy Church Warden at Holy Trinity.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Olympic Torch will pass through Bradford on Avon

The Olympic Torch will be carried by runners through Bradford on Avon on May 22nd 2012. 

The annual Sports Festival achieved the Olympic Inspire Status which helped to put us on the route.

For more details of the route, please click here

Friday, 8 April 2011

Bradford on Avon Community Sports Festival ---------------------------------- May 15th-22nd 2011

Bradford on Avon Community Area Sports Festival - May 15th-22nd 2011This Sports Festival is designed to celebrate and extend the wide range of sports and physical activities within our community. It follows a similar but smaller event held in May 2010 and will lead to a larger Festival next year, as a pre-Olympic 2012 Event.
Following from the above, the Bradford on Avon Community Area Sports Festival has now been officially recognised as part of the national Inspire Mark Programme, linked to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Inspire programme is geared to increasing participation in sports and physical activity through the involvement of voluntary organisations. For the first time ever, the Olympic Committee has sanctioned the use of an Olympic Games logo, other than for actual Games, by those in this programme.
The Sports Festival is being organised jointly be members of the Town Council and Community Area Partnership, with funding gratefully received from the Town Council and from Wiltshire Council via the Community Area Board.
During the week, from Sunday 15th to Friday 20th May, there will be opportunities for various sports and organised activities to provide “come-and-try”, “open-door”, “special demonstration” or similar “tasters” for the general public, either as part of their normal club sessions or as a one-off for the Festival week.
On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May there will be spectacular events in the Barton Farm and Country Park area. On Saturday a 10-kilometre run in the morning and an Aquathon later in the day. On Sunday morning there is a Sprint Triathlon starting at 8 am., with the swimming leg in the River Avon.
These above events are being organised separately by DBMax (see their web site:, and many of the competitors will be visiting Bradford on Avon from other parts of the country.
Also on the Saturday and Sunday, local groups will be showing off a wide range of sports and other activities associated with a healthy life style, mainly in the same part of town. Everybody will have a chance to find out more, try out, join in or take part, sample something new, or just watch.
There will be some very interesting - and sometimes rather unusual – competitions, and prizes to be won: hopefully something to amuse or involve everybody! Healthy refreshments will also be on hand.
In view of our ambitious future targets, for instance in reducing carbon footprint, promoted by Climate Friendly Bradford, we are using the occasion to encourage the principle of ‘Zero Waste’: the mantra being: “Reduce, Re-use, Recycle – in that order”.
Check the Bradford on Avon Area Community web site ( for more details, especially nearer the time.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Dance and Exercise Classes in St Margaret's Hall

For details of dance and exercise classes in St Margaret's Hall, try the following links:
Dee Dees Dance Club
Modern Ballroom, Latin American and Western Line Dancing
Tai Chi

or call Bradford on Avon Town Council 01225 864240

Kingston Mills -Planning Award

Kingston Mills,
Bradford on Avon

Nash Partnership won the Royal Town Planning Institute 2010 National Award for Local Regeneration and Renewal for the Kingston Mills scheme as detailed here.

Monday, 31 January 2011

Learn to Dance

New dance classes starting in St Margaret's Hall on Thursday evening 24th February 2011. Classes will be in Modern Ballroom, Latin American and Western Line Dancing. Please see link

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