Monday, 11 November 2013

Town Council Office Christmas Opening Hours

Please find below details of the Town Council Office Christmas Opening Hours:

Monday 23rd December - Open (closed to the public)
Tuesday 24th December - Open as normal
Wednesday 25th December - Closed
Thursday 26th December - Closed
Friday 27th December - Closed

Monday 30th December - Closed
Tuesday 31st December - Closed
Wednesday 1st January - Closed
Thursday 2nd January - Open as normal

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Minna Gillham Young Sports Person of the Year Award 2013

Do you know a young person under the age of 18, resident in Bradford on Avon, who has excelled at any sport or a young person who has contributed to sport in the community?
If you do the Town Council would like to know about them.

The Minna Gillham Award has been initiated by the Council in recognition of the particular interest in sport for young people held by the late Town Councillor Minna Gillham who died in 2004.

Please contact the Town Council for a nomination form.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Victory Field & Barton Farm Play Areas

Please find below the proposed plans for refurbishing the play areas at Victory Field and Barton Farm. 

If you would like to see larger plans please pop into the libary between 18th and 22nd March.  Any comments will be gratefully received.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Historic Core Zone

Historic Core Zone: must watch video

After the consultations on the first stage of the Historic Core Zone last month, here’s a video report on a shared streets scheme that has been completed in Poynton, Cheshire. This is a small town of 15,000 people that has the A523 Macclesfield to Stockport road going straight through the middle. Total number of vehicles a day is 26,000 (BoA bridge gets up to 20,000) BUT that includes a substantial number of massive HGVs.

It's worth watching in detail, as it deals with many of the doubts and questions that some people have had in BoA. Bear in mind that this is a shared streets scheme which removes all kerbs etc. The Historic Core Zone is slightly different in that many kerbs are retained, except on the tables carrying the crossings.

In December 2011, the city rebuilt the intersection of Chester Road/Park Lane and London Road, creating the first "Double Rundle" for a high traffic intersection. Similar to a roundabout, the new intersection reduces the four-lane approaches to two lanes, allowing pedestrians to cross quickly, and safely allowing the elimination of traffic signals. Multiple coloured and textured cobbles separate traffic from pedestrian areas, but it functions as a shared space, allowing pedestrians to cross anywhere that feels safe. Apparently, businesses have seen increased foot traffic, and congestion has been considerably lessened. The total cost was £4m, comparable to traditional road repairs which were needed (Wikipedia).

The film shown here was made by Martin Cassini, an award-winning TV producer who has been campaigning for a number of years through 'Equality Streets'. We are grateful to him for allowing us to embed the film.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

McKeever Bridge

The St Margaret's Hall footbridge was renamed McKeever bridge in December 2012 in honour of Ed Mckeever, our Olympic Gold Medallist Sprint Kayaker who used to paddle under the bridge as a member of the Bradford on Avon Canoe Club. Ed came to rename the bridge at a ceremony on the same day that he switched on the Christmas Lights.

Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan

Bradford on Avon is currently in consultation with setting up a Neighbourhood Plan. 
A Neighbourhood Plan provides an opportunity for YOU to have your say and influence on how the places in which you live and work will change over time.  

So come along to our next meeting on January 14th at 7.00.p.m. and get involved ............... be a part of your lovely town.
Click here for Agenda

Historic Core Zone

The public consultation is just about to start in St Margaret's Hall on the first phase of the historic core zone in Market Street and Church Street
Please click here for more details.

Bradford on Avon Town Council

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