BoACAN

BoACAN is an independent open network of individuals, groups, and organisations, working together to provide a unified voice about local issues. We work in partnership with Wiltshire Council, the Town Council and other key decision-making bodies.

BoACAN’s activities and emphasis, at any one moment, relate to issues or themes and/or groups or networks of individuals as they arise, this means several informal gatherings and dis­cussions occur within the community each week. We also meet weekly as a group to feed back what is happening. If and when appropriate, we organise wider consultative / informative meet­ings.

  • A sample of the types of work we do follows:
  • Boaters Voices – Supported engagement with live-aboard boaters as part of the Wiltshire Voices project.
  • Local Action, Local Knowledge  – BoACAN co-hosted the conference, with Wiltshire Council Area Board, which was held at St. Laurence School in February 2012
  • Air Quality Action Plan for Bradford on Avon  – Jim Lynch from BoACAN reported to the Area Board on the work of the Task and Finish Group in developing an Air Quality Action Plan for the town.
  • Town Centre Benchmarking Project – Tony Haffenden of BoACAN conducted the Town Centre Benchmarking Project in 2011 and 2012.
  • Town Team – A Town Team is being established, to work with the findings of the Bench­marking Report and to improve the town centre economy.
  • Campus – BoACAN has undertaken preliminary work on mapping Community Assets as part of the Board’s early work on this project.
  • Summer Activities  – BoACAN worked alongside the Town Council in the Summer Activities: Sports Festival, World for a Week, Torch Events and Jubilee Events

We work closely with the Area Board Manager, Peter Dunford, we have a weekly pres­ence at ‘The Hub’ in Lamb Yard and organisations and individuals, looking for advice, have approached us. As a result we have been able to help the U3A, Made in Bradford and the Sunday Market amongst others.

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