Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Bradford on Avon Walking Festival - 4th, 5th and 6th September

A great weekend of walking is promised over the first weekend in September with 20 walks to suit all abilities, ranging in distance from 1 mile up to 12 miles.

For the fit and adventurous there will be three long walks, one of 10.5 miles  going through the 2 Tunnels into Bath and the other two, 10 miles and 12 miles respectively following the Macmillan Way which runs right through Bradford on Avon.

We'll be raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support  throughout the weekend so three of our walks finish with tea and cake and the profits will go to the charity.

Some old favourites will be back - bat detecting, bird spotting, a guided Town Walk, wild herb discovery walk, Quirky Corners and the Two Valleys.  

And we have some new ones on the programme - a Saturday night Ghost Walk, wild food foraging, a chance to try out Nordic Walking (which is a good body workout walking with specially designed poles), Sunday lunch at The New Inn at Westwood, exploring local community woods and a dog friendly ramble.  We're also working closely with the Bike Event organisers to lay on a Town Trail quiz which can be done at any time over the weekend whenever you have a bit of spare time.

Don't leave it too late to get your tickets though - all walks must be booked in advance with Holidays and Cruises For You in Silver Street, opposite The Bear Ale and Cider House, tel. 01225 865725; tickets are non-refundable and a small charge is applied to card transactions.

For full details of all the walk please go to: http://walkbradfordonavon.org/bradford-on-avon-walking-festival/ from where you can also download a leaflet.  

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Bradford on Avon Cycling Festival

The Bradford on Avon Cycling Festival on the weekend of  5/6 September promises to be fun for everyone – from a Hill climb to a Cyclocross race and family rides. Live art, Cycle films,  cycle jumble and a wonderful bicycle trail all around the town.

The weekend's cycling activities will be accompanied by plenty of children’s fun too – Join us to teach your kids the first skills to get on their balance bikes and skills to get them riding as they gain confidence, as well as bouncy castles, face painting and entertainment.

Join us for a fun, friendly cycling festival for the whole family. Whatever your tastes or talents there will be something for you!

We are supporting the Town to further support its residents, working with Alzchizmers Support, the proceeds of the weekend and any money raised will go to provide day care, a much needed additional resource. We would love to raise £1000, help us raise this amount by joining in the fun! Anything we raise will be matched by Apetito, one of our main supporters of the festival.

The center of the weekend will be in Westbury Gardens, which will host lots of fun events, activities for all the family as well as an information tent, first aid and podium area for prize presentations.

The weekend is shared with the Walkers are Welcome festival, The Moulton Bicycle weekend and Bradford on Avon Arts festival.

Full details here http://www.bradfordonavoncyclingfestival.co.uk/

Thursday, 9 July 2015

The Big Pathwatch

The Big Pathwatch is an exciting new project funded by the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust.  During the summer a survey will be carried out of all the paths (rights of way) in England and Wales to celebrate the things that make walking great and also highlight the problems walkers encounter.
Anyone in the UK will be able to take part. To find out more you can sign up to a Big Pathwatch workshop on www.ramblersvolunteerdays.eventbrite.com or for other enquiries email: bigpathwatch@ramblersweb.zendesk.com

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Temporary Footpath Closure Avoncliff to Freshford

NOTE: It is anticipated that the path will only be closed for approximately two weeks



Notice is hereby given that the Bath and North East Somerset Council in pursuance of the provisions of section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 intends to make an order the effect of which will be to close the footpath on that length of Footpath BA12/5, Freshford between grid references ST 7947 5994 and ST 7959 5985.

This order is required because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the footpath consequent upon the repairs to the surface of the footpath alongside the bank of the River Avon, and will be operative from 1st August 2015 for a maximum period of 6 months. The footpath will only be restricted as and when traffic signs are in position and may not be effected for the whole of the period but only for so long as is necessary to execute the works.  This is anticipated to be for a period of 6 months.

Alternative route:  Staples Hill – Westwood and vice versa.

Applicant details: Cheryl Hannan Bath and North East Somerset Council
Telephone: 01225 477623

Dated:  9th July 2015

Traffic Management Team
Lewis House
Manvers Street,

Matthew Smith
Divisional Director
 Environmental Services

Monday, 6 July 2015

Youth & Community Centre Official Opening


The Mayor and Councillors of Bradford on Avon
request the pleasure of your company at the

Official Opening of
Bradford on Avon Youth & Community Centre
Off Frome Road, BA15 1LT

to be held on

Saturday 18th July 2015
11am to 12noon



Come and look at the fantastic multipurpose centre with various rooms available to hire.
Great for sports, clubs, meetings and children’s parties.

RSVP: 13th July 2015 
Or 01225 864240

Please note that parking is limited outside the centre.  Additional parking is available at Baileys Barn Pay and Display car park.  The postcode for this is BA15 1BX.

Bradford on Avon Town Council

01225 864240