Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Flood defences up in Bradford on Avon

We are so grateful to all the Community Emergency Volunteers (CEVs) for their hard work helping to keep Bradford on Avon safe. 

Wiltshire Times have more information on the rising river situation HERE and for up to date information on river levels visit:

The CEV's are always looking for new members, so please get in touch with us in the New Year, if you would like to find out more about joining their team by emailing

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Seasons Greetings from Bradford on Avon Town Council

Don't forget, waste collection times vary over the festive period.
For more info visit Wiltshire Council


To report issues such as:
  • Highways and Street Scene issues
  • Environmental Enforcement
  • Trading Standards
  • Car parks
  • Weather emergencies
  • Waste
  • Fraud
....visit the My Wiltshire online reporting page by clicking HERE

Wiltshire Local Plan - update

Wiltshire Council has begun a review of the current local plan (the Wiltshire Core Strategy - WCS) which plans for the period to 2026.This initial consultation is seeking views on the issues that need to be considered in order to now plan for the period to 2036. This is one of the consultation documents prepared to stimulate discussion on how the review of the Wiltshire Local Plan (the new name for the Wiltshire Core Strategy) should be carried out.  At this stage no decisions have been made on the future locations for growth and development.

To view the document CLICK HERE

Monday, 11 December 2017

A time for giving in Bradford on Avon

The Giving Tree is a working tree which serves to support the excellent work of two highly respected charities in the local community - Bath Cats and Dogs Home and Julian House for the Homeless.

Donating at the Giving Tree: Sal Hawkins, Chris Curtis and Jeni Mayor 
with dogs Neo, Frida and Otis - Photo Lydia Booth Photography
The fifteen foot Nordic Pine looks especially beautiful as a focal point at Lamb Yard and has been decorated with the help of local school children who have created glass decorations with the help of glass artist Alex Compton.   The Giving Tree was set up by teacher and local resident Christopher Curtis who wanted to help Bradford on Avon shine at Christmas time and also serve as an easy to reach collection point for the chosen charities.

Railway Upgrade Plan - Christmas Work

A quick reminder about work scheduled over the Christmas period; and which services will be operating.

As part of the Railway Upgrade Plan we are undertaking our largest ever resignalling scheme outside London Paddington in preparation for the opening of the Elizabeth Line. London Paddington will be closed for four days over the holiday period. We have a full plan in place to support customers with alternative journeys, which is on our website at

As well as the Elizabeth Line work, over Christmas we will be commissioning the new overhead electric line equipment between Didcot Parkway and Maidenhead. This will mean we can roll out the rest of our electric fleet of Class 387 trains and can run our Intercity Express Trains under electric power from Didcot to London.

We will also be able to move more of our Turbo trains to the West of England and South Wales. This will mean additional capacity from the return to work after Christmas. There is still more to do, and we will keep rolling out our trains through 2018, so that in January 2019 we can introduce more journey time savings from the new trains and improved track.

The timetable changes over Christmas were advised a bit later than usual as there were some requests for extra work. There are therefore a small number of customers who have tickets for trains where the timetable has now been revised.  We have contacted everyone we can by email or phone. There are some others where we have no contact details and we are therefore using station posters, social and traditional media to remind customers to check their travel plans again before they set out. 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Urgent Closure of: Jones Hill (Part), Bradford on Avon

 Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Urgent Closure of: Jones Hill (Part), Bradford on Avon


The following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interests of public safety:

Jones Hill (Part), Bradford on Avon; from its junction with B3109 Frome Road for a distance of approximately 200 metres.

To enable: Repair work to be undertaken to boundary walls.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Puss in Boots - A Christmas Panto for all the family!

There are still a few tickets left for this year's panto at St Margaret's Hall.
Tickets are available from Wiltshire Music Centre Box office 01225 860 100or visit:

Job Vacancy

FULL TIME COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER VACANCY                                                     

Recruiter:       Bradford on Avon Town Council
Location:        Bradford on Avon
Salary:            Commensurate with qualifications & experience
Posted:           01 Dec 2017
Closes:           08 Dec 2017
Discipline:     Corporate CommunicationsInternal Communications, Marketing CommunicationsPress / Media Relations

Do you have a genuine commitment to Effective Communications? If you have a passion for Engagement and promoting the messages and the brand of Bradford on Avon Town Council then we are looking to appoint an individual to manage and develop our Media and Communications.
The position sits within our Administrative team at our office in Bradford on Avon.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Providing a quality and professional media, marketing, engagement, publicity and design & print function for Bradford on Avon Town Council.
  • Developing, planning, implementing and evaluating the Corporate Communications, Engagement and Digital Communications Strategies covering all aspects of the Service’s internal and external communications functions.
  • To manage Media and Communications policies.

The contract is with Bradford on Avon Town Council and the Co-ordinator will report to the Town Clerk.

To apply email: or call 01225 864240 for more information.

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