Your summary of local news from local people and organisations across Bradford on Avon and the surrounding villages.


Level 3 heat health warning


The Met Office have issued a Level 3 (heatwave action) heat health alert for the South West and South East of the country until 9am on Monday 9 July. With these high temperatures forecast for the next couple of days, Public Health England (PHE) is again taking the chance to remind people to look after themselves read more…

Wiltshire Council pledges £1.2m to help vulnerable families


Wiltshire Council is preparing for the rise in demand for social care with a £1.2m investment to support families and children. It has agreed to fund additional social workers and support staff to provide a sustainable service for those people who need it most. A strategy – approved by the council’s cabinet at its meeting read more…

Plan to ensure adequate housing provision for Wiltshire goes to next stage

Affordable Homes

A draft plan which sets out how Wiltshire Council provides sufficient housing to meet residents’ needs in the future has moved to the next stage following agreement at a  meeting of the Cabinet on 3 July. The draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan sets out how to allocate new sites for housing and to maintain a five-year housing read more…

Improved performance in priority areas


Wiltshire Council’s leaders have welcomed an update on the improved performance in the delivery of council services. Service improvements highlighted included the news that 94% of pupils in the county last year attended schools rated good or outstanding by Ofsted and that over the harsh winter more than 3,900 potholes in ice-damaged roads were repaired. The read more…

Fun in the Sun returns this summer

Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun is delivered in partnership with Wiltshire Cricket and Innov8 Sportz in 27 villages across the county during the summer holidays, aimed at delivering free regular sports sessions for young people in rural locations.   The programme enables young people aged 5-11 years old the opportunity to access multi-sport activities provided by fully read more…