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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