Thursday, 4 December 2014

Bradford on Avon Historic Core Zone Plans

Pedestrians first? YOU decide

Here's what Bradford on Avon could look like if the HCZ scheme goes ahead
(Proposed scheme image - actual materials will be available to view at the exhibitions)
Your Town Council and Wiltshire Council have been working on plans for the centre of Bradford on Avon. We know many of you feel intimidated by the traffic, so we have worked with local people and traffic consultants to design a scheme called the Historic Core Zone.
It is clearly  identifiable zone covering the town centre, making it clear to drivers that pedestrians have equal rights.  It includes wider pavements and twenty-fice crossing points, many on raised sections and defined by bollards.  it represents a substatial improvement to the public space, and is a calmer, safer, more attractive environment for everyone.
To decide whether the scheme can go ahead, Wiltshire Council has called for a Parish Poll.  YOU decide!
The Historic Core Zone will be rolled out in phases.  The zones will cover Market Street, Church Street, Silver Street and St Margaret's Street and will be deliver in stages. The design and funding is in place for phase 1 at this stage.
To find out more before you vote:
The Coach House, The Swan
Wednesday 17th December 2014 to Thursday 29th January 2015
Public Meetings - please ensure your seat by booking either online at or through the Town Council office.
St Margaret's Hall, Bradford on Avon
Mon 5th January 2015 2pm to 5pm
Weds 7th Jan 2015 9am to 12noon
Sat 10th Jan 2015 10am to 1pm
Thurs 22nd Jan 2015 7pm to 9pm


  1. Disruption to business is our concern...the drainage works this summer saw off two business's on Market st, our basement was flooded whilst the workman were outside our shop which the council refused to accept responsibility for...need I say anymore? Some re-assurance will be needded for our backing on this scheme! Christine Orton.

  2. Thank you for your comment I will ensure that a Councillor comes to speak to you.

  3. It's not the scheme that needs backing. It's the reassurance from our council that they will stand up and counted for making a decision oppose the sitting on the fence time and time again!
    The drainage works, with a council with any foresight could have brought more people into the town oppose to how it was handled, as an inconvenience. Street fair, traffic free, market stools etc etc
    It has been proven that such schemes work, but only with backing of the council to inform, encourage and embrace such a scheme will it become a success story oppose to a failure. Although they seem to like the latter...



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