Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Temporary Road Closure of: UC Blackberry Lane and C237 (Part) Conkwell / Warleigh Lane, Winsley and Monkton Farleigh

Wiltshire Council
Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Closure of: UC Blackberry Lane and C237 (Part) Conkwell / Warleigh Lane,
Winsley and Monkton Farleigh (Ref: TTRO 4159)
Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to
all traffic:
UC Blackberry Lane, Winsley; from its junction with B3108 Winsley Hill to its junction with
C237 Conkwell.
C237 (Part) Conkwell / Warleigh Lane, Winsley and Monkton Farleigh; from its junction with
Blackberry Lane to the county boundary.
To enable: Wiltshire Council to carry out kerbing, carriageway resurfacing / patching work,
road marking and adjustment of ironworks.
Alternative route:
Via C237 Warleigh Lane to Bathford – A363 Sally In The Wood – C238 Ashley Green –
C238 Ashley Lane – B3108 Winsley Bypass / Winsley Hill and vice versa.
The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.
This Order will come into operation on 18 March 2016 and it is anticipated that the closure
will be required daily between the hours of 07.00 and 18.00 for four days. It is anticipated
that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions.
Access will be maintained for residents and businesses, although delays are likely due to the
nature of the works. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.
For further information please contact Eurovia on 01249 468582 (office hours) or
07900715776 (outside of office hours / duty manager).
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Downs View - Proposed Carriageway Resurfacing works


As consultant representative for Wiltshire Council, I write to inform you of resurfacing works along Downs View in Bradford on Avon.

These works involve the resurfacing of the existing carriageway, the installation of new road markings and the adjustment of surface ironwork.

The works will commence Monday 8th February 2016 and will be completed by Monday 15th February 2016 during weekdays only, between the hours of 09:30 and 15:30. However, on occasion they may over run due to uncontrollable circumstances such as plant breakdowns; unfavourable weather conditions or additional repairs discovered during the work. There will be advance information signs erected on site giving confirmed start dates.

Due to the nature of the required works and the local environment, the works are to be carried out within a temporary road closure. This ensures that adequate health and safety is maintained for local residents / road users and the Contractor. Road Markings and Ironwork adjustments may need to be completed at a later date.

The main diversion route for all ‘through’ traffic whilst works are being undertaken within the road closure will be via B3108 Winsley Road, Churches and vice versa.

The Contractor will endeavour to maintain vehicular access for the duration of the works; although due to the nature of the works minor disruption is inevitable. It is essential that the road remains un-trafficked until the new material has set, as early trafficking could lead to premature failure. Dedicated traffic management operatives at the extent of the works will monitor access and give motorists assistance. 
           
I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience these works will cause, but trust you will appreciate the necessity for these essential works to maintain Wiltshire's highway network.


Jedd Gittins
Graduate Civil Engineer, Transportation

ATKINS

Thursday, 21 January 2016

20 MPH Speed Limit - Various Roads in Winsley & Bradford on Avon

WILTSHIRE COUNCIL
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984
1. THE COUNTY OF WILTSHIRE (VARIOUS ROADS, WINSLEY)
(20MPH SPEED LIMIT) ORDER 2016
2. THE COUNTY OF WILTSHIRE (VARIOUS ROADS, BRADFORD ON AVON)
(20MPH SPEED LIMIT) ORDER 2016
(previously advertised as 2015)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on 19th January 2016 Wiltshire Council made the
above mentioned Orders under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of
which is as follows:
Order 1
(a) To amend The County of Wilts (Built Up Areas) Order 1936 by the deletion of the
following length of road:
Schedule No.2 (16) Turleigh – The Bradford on Avon – Turleigh – Winsley
(unclassified) road from a point 400 yards west of the Urban District boundary,
through the village to a point 40 yards north of the junction with the B3108 at Dane
Bottom, a total length of 1027 yards
(b) To introduce a 20mph on the following lengths of roads:
C230 – from its junction with C391 Bradford Road in a south easterly direction to a
point 374 metres east of its junction with Cottles Barton
Cottles Lane, Dane Close, Dane Rise, Green Lane, Hollybush Close, King Alfred
Way, Lyddieth Court, Poston Way, St Nicholas Close – the complete lengths
Order 2
To introduce a 20mph speed limit on the following lengths of roads:
Coronation Avenue, Grange View, Kingsfield Grange Road, Woolley Close,
Woolley Drive – the complete lengths
Woolley Street – from its junction with B3109 New Road to a point 21 metres north
east of its junction with Grange View
Woolley Terrace – from its junction with Woolley Street to its junction with Kingsfield
Grange Road
A copy of the Orders and plans may be inspected at the offices of Wiltshire Council,
County Hall, Trowbridge during normal office hours.
Any person aggrieved by the Orders and desiring to question the validity of the
Orders or of any provision contained in the Orders on the grounds that it is not within
the powers of the relevant Section of the above Act or on the grounds that any
requirement of that Section or of Part III of Schedule 9 of the Act or any regulation
made under the said Schedule, has not been complied with in relation to the Orders
may, within six weeks of the date on which the Orders were made, make application
for the purpose to the High Court.
Order 1 will come into operation on 3rd February 2016 and Order 2 will come into
operation on 1st February 2016.
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Volunteer Day at St Margaret’s Hall Bradford on Avon follows event success in 2015

Bradford on Avon Town Council is once more providing a fantastic opportunity for local voluntary groups and charities, to take part in a promotional Volunteer Day at St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon on Saturday 12 March 2016 between 12 noon and 4pm. This is a free event for both exhibitors and visitors.
The number of tables available for promotion to the public are limited but will be filled on a first come first served basis.


Local groups who would like a table should contact the Town Council Office on 01225 864240 for further details.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Come and Join Us - Bradford on Avon Pancake Race

The Bradford on Avon Town Bridge Pancake Race, a firm favourite in our events calendar is back again this year, on Tuesday 9th February.  Come and support members of the Bradford on Avon business community as they show off their pancake-tossing skills at our annual Pancake Day Race raising money for the “Christmas Lights” display. 

Network Rail Maintenance at Greenland Mill Level Crossing

What are the works involved?

This work is essential maintenance and will involve the barriers and power pack assemblies being replaced at Greenland Mill level crossing.

How will Network Rail manage the impact to people living/working nearby?

We recognise that construction work on the railway can be disruptive to those living or working nearby. The nature of our work often means some disturbance is unavoidable, but please be assured that every effort is made to minimise any unnecessary noise and we have reminded all staff to be considerate to those people nearby.

When will the work take place?

This will be carried out over 2 nights from Wednesday 27 January until Thursday 28 January 2016.  The hours of working will be overnight from 23:30hrs until 05:30hrs.



 24-hour National Helpline on: 03457 11 41 41

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Our Flippin’ Fantastic Fundraiser is Back - Get Your Staff in Training

Photo Credit @woodygems

Pancake Race
9th February 2016

The Bradford on Avon Town Bridge Pancake Day Race is a firm favourite in our events calendar. Every year on Shrove Tuesday Bradford on Avon businesses get competitive with their neighbours in a fast and furious pancake flipping race.

Why not put forward a member of staff or come and support members of the Bradford on Avon business community as they show off their pancake-tossing skills at our annual Pancake Day Race? There's a suggested donation of £10 per entrant.  The money raised will go towards the “Christmas Lights” display. Whether you have a whip around the office, have a collection bucket, ask for sponsorship or personally donate, all money raised will go directly to these funds.

Register your business now as this is a popular event.

All that we ask is that you dress up in costume (maybe linked to your business), provide a frying pan and be at the Town Bridge Bus Stop at 4.15pm for a photo call with the press and just after the race.

We will provide the pancakes and the fabulous ‘Frying Pan Trophy’ for the winner.

To enter please email office@bradfordonavontowncouncil.gov.uk with the following details:

Business Name
Name of Runner
Fancy Dress Costume (If known)
Email:
Telephone Number:

Please feel free to enter more than one member of staff.
Donations and sponsorship will be collected on the day.


Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Temporary Part Road Closure


Please take note of the following temporary road closure affecting part of Wine Street Bradford on Avon from 1 March 2016 for up to 3 days...


Wiltshire Council
Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Closure of: Wine Street (Part), Bradford on Avon (Ref: TTRO 4123)
Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to
all traffic:
Wine Street (Part), Bradford on Avon; from its junction with B3108 Winsley Road for a
distance of approximately 50m.
To enable: Wessex Water to carry out works to install a new sluice valve.
No alternative route is available; access will be maintained for residents. The closure
will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.
This Order will come into operation on 1 March 2016 and it is anticipated that the closure will
be required for up to three days. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses,
although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order will have a maximum
duration of 18 months.
For further information please contact Simon Phillips (Wessex Water) on 0345 600 4 600.
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

Temporary Road Closure - Churches , Bradford on Avon



Temporary Road Closure - please take note of the following affecting Churches, Bradford on Avon from 25 January 2016 for approx 2 to 5 days...

Wiltshire Council

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Closure of Churches, Bradford on Avon.

THE WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 25th January 2016, the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interests of public safety to enable Wiltshire Council to carry out carriageway resurfacing and associated works.

Churches, Bradford on Avon.

Alternative route:

Via Churches (unaffected length) - B3108 - Downs View and vice versa.


The closure will be clearly indicated by traffic signs throughout the works period.

This closure notice comes into effect on 25th January 2016, for a maximum of 5 days; however it is anticipated the work will take 2 days to complete.


For further information regarding these works please contact Balfour Beatty Living Places on 01249 468582 (Office Hours) and 07900715776 (Out of Hours – Duty Manager).


Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

Monday, 11 January 2016

Experience a Real Taste of France….



Experience a Real Taste of France….

·     Stay with a French family in Sully-sur-Loire
·     Enjoy pre-arranged activities and outings
·     Support your child’s French studies
·     Luxury coach travel from BoA to Sully

Wed 6th to Sun 10th April 2016 (Easter holidays)


Contact Vivienne Kynaston 01225-863647:  vivkynaston@btinternet.com

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Bradford on Avon Roll of Honour


With special thanks to Richard Craft for taking a picture of the Roll of Honour for our website.  For anyone that has seen this board in person will know what a difficult task it was.  The board is very large as you will see in this picture - http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/11274813.Bradford_on_Avon_heroes____families_in_centenary_call/.

To see the names of the people listed please click on the picture to enlarge.  They are also listed on the following blog - Can You Help?

The Roll of Honour was refurbished in 2014 when the Town Council held a service to rededicate the War Memorial in Westbury Gardens.

The Roll of Honour lists all the names of those who fought in the First World War.  It is currently situated in Christ Church, Bradford on Avon, however, the Town Council is looking for a new location.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Re-convening the Tourist Information Centre for Bradford on Avon




Bradford on Avon Town Council will be holding a meeting on Friday 29th January 2016 regarding the reopening of the Tourist Information Center for the amazing volunteers that greet the Town's visitors and assists residents.

A volunteer action is like a stone thrown in a lake: 
its effect has a direct impact
At the same time, like ripples, volunteer efforts reach out 
far and wide to improve communities


If you wish to become a volunteer and have a fun and rewarding role please feel free to come along too.  All that we ask is that you let us know by contacting Louella on 01225 864240 or louella@bradfordonavon.co.uk

The meeting will be held in the Town Council offices at 12noon on Friday 29th January 2016.


Free insulation offer for Wiltshire residents


With the colder weather here, Wiltshire residents are being given the opportunity to improve heating in their home for free, thanks to grant funding which is available immediately.

Wiltshire Council's Warm and Safe Programme means eligible homeowners or privately-renting tenants in Wiltshire can have cavity wall insulation installed in their home, free of charge making their home much warmer and cosier, and cutting their fuel bills.

There has been a huge demand for assistance with the cost of insulating properties, so residents are being encouraged to act swiftly in order to benefit from the current offer.

The available funding is for cavity wall and loft insulation which tackles the problem of cold homes and excessive expenditure on fuel bills for residents in Wiltshire. As an example, residents in an average semi-detached house could save £295 a year on their fuel bills.

Maggie Rae, Wiltshire Council corporate director, said: "Cold temperatures can have such harmful effect on our health, particularly for older people, so it's vital that our homes feel warm and safe.

"A well-insulated home makes a huge difference so I hope eligible people take up this offer and it helps them have a happy healthy winter."

Keith Humphries, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for public health said; "This is a fantastic offer which will not only improve people's homes, making it more comfortable, but will also reduce fuel bills.

"Having a well-insulated home can save hundreds of pounds but more importantly has lots of health benefits. I'd urge people to speak to the team to arrange a survey and see if they can benefit."

For further information and to arrange a survey, simply call the Wiltshire Warm and Safe team on 0300 003 4575 or email warmandsafe@wiltshire.gov.uk

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