Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Christmas Lights Switch On Events

The Countdown is on to the Christmas Lights Switch On

Friday 21st November at 6pm!!!

Bradford on Avon Christmas Lights will be switched on at 6pm in Westbury Gardens, Friday 21st November by local comedian Jon Monie who is appearing as Buttons in the Theatre Royal Bath’s Cinderella Christmas Pantomime. 
Come down to Westbury Gardens where you will find Father Christmas in his grotto, Thomas the Tank Engine children's ride, local choirs and refreshments will be available from a bar and cafĂ©.
There will also be refreshments and rides in Lamb Yard and the majority of the towns shops will be open until 8pm.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Job Vacancy

Coordinator wanted for

Community Hub Project

We are seeking a Coordinator to assist in the day to day running of an exciting new project in Bradford on Avon.  The Hub@BA15 is a centre established to find pathways for people who may be vulnerable in the Bradford on Avon Community Area.  The centre in new premises in Church Street will provide a food bank and debt and money management advice together with other services; provide facilities including a meeting space, shared administration, fundraising and other services to voluntary and community organisations.

The Hub Trust is made up of three sponsoring bodies; Bradford Churches Together, The Town Council and BoACAN (Bradford on Avon Community Network).  We are passionate about empowering people who are disadvantaged in our community not only to relieve poverty but to encourage improvement of health and wellbeing and a sense of purpose together with volunteering opportunities. 
We wish to appoint an energetic and enthusiastic Coordinator on a voluntary basis to be responsible for the day to day running of the Hub.  Training and support will be provided.
Duties will include:
- being the primary contact for the Hub
- some coordination of volunteers and centre activities
- day to day administration and minor accounting (Treasurer Trustee available to support)
- advocacy for the centre's users (mainly signposting)
- liaison with centre's users
- promoting the Hub's facilities
The centre is expected to be open in January 2015 and it is hoped the successful applicant would be available before then to assist in the transition to opening of the Hub.  An honorarium will be offered to the successful applicant.

For further information or discussion please contact Bradford on Avon Town Council on 01225 864240 and leave a message and contact details or email: and a Trustee will respond to your enquiry.

Applicants are asked to submit a synopsis detailing their experience to date and why they are interested in the post.

Closing date is Tuesday 9th December.

Sponsor A Seat - St Margaret's Hall


Become part of the furniture at

St Margaret’s Hall by sponsoring a seat!


Would you like to sponsor a little bit of St Margaret’s Hall?
For £125 you could have your name, your company name, a dedication to a loved one or a remembrance of someone special, inscribed on a bronze plaque on one of the 190 seats in the newly refurbished hall, for the next 10 years.
Your name will also appear on a list of supporters on our website.  Your sponsorship will help cover the costs of the seating which will turn St Margaret’s Hall from a working community hall into a versatile and competitive venue, encouraging new clients and events to our historic and culturally thriving town.

Tel: 01225 864240 or email Tim, Hall Manager for more information.

Artist’s impression of the raked seating:

Friday, 7 November 2014

Bradford on Avon Welcomes the Talented Theatre Company Saltmine


St Margaret's Hall, Bradford on Avon is pleased to be hosting it's first Christmas Show
by the talented theatre company Saltmine
on Wednesday 17th December at 7pm
Beauty and the Beast
A re-imagining of the classic fairy tale
Beauty and the Beast is a magical story of the deep dark woods,
forbidden castle, and the monster that within.
Join Belle as she tumbles into an enchanted world where the unexpected
comes to life and stories are told which sure to delight!
Giggle, gasp and adventure with our beauty this Christmas, to
discover the truth as you look beneath the surface and
see the world through the eyes of the Maker.
Wednesday 17th December at 7pm
St Margaret's Hall, Bradford on Avon BA15 1DE
Tickets: Adults £12.50, Children (under 12) £8.50
Book: 01225 8600100 or

Could You Be A Community Emergency Volunteer?

Could You Be A Community Emergency Volunteer?

Thank you for taking the time to read this post and to consider whether you wish to become a Community Emergency Volunteer.

Community Emergency Volunteers are an exciting initiative to improve the resilience of our community to manmade and natural emergencies. The CEVs will become a valuable link between the emergency 1st and 2nd responders (e.g. Police, Fire, Ambulance, Local Government, and Utilities) and the local community at times of greatest need.

We are not a rescue service and we have no executive powers over and above ordinary members of the public. Instead the CEVs are there to provide additional ‘Boots on the Ground’ to free up the professionals to do what they do best. The role of the CEVs are broadly as follows:

  • To help the local community plan and prepare to better cope with potential civil emergencies before they happen.

  • To assist the local community and emergency services during times of civil emergencies within the limits of our training and equipment.

  • To provide a reassuring local presence to the General Public and be the eyes and ears for the emergency services during civil emergency events

  • To be responsible for and implement the Bradford on Avon Emergency Plan
To this end BoA TC in partnership with Wiltshire Council and other agencies are committed to providing a basic level of support, training and equipment to allow the CEVs to undertake these roles.

If you are interested in becoming a CEV please fill in the Blank Sign Up Form and either email or drop it off at the Bradford on Avon Town Council offices at St Margarets Hall. We will have an induction meeting early in the new year at which we will invite those who have responded initially to explain further what is involved after which if you wish to commit to the scheme we would ask you to sign the Volunteer Commitment Form.
All these forms can be picked up at the Town Council offices or downloaded off the website - Please take time to read and consider all three of these forms and we hope to see you at the induction meeting in the new year.

Bradford on Avon Town Council

01225 864240