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


Students can save in leisure centres this Christmas


Students can stay fit for less this Christmas with reduced membership fees at all Wiltshire Council leisure centres. Between 1 December 2017 and 31 January 2018, young people aged 16 and over and in full-time education can enjoy four weeks of unlimited fitness suite usage, public swimming and group exercise classes for just £29.99. There read more…

A Level student tackles dementia with technology


A 17-YEAR-old A-level student at Melksham Oak Community School is attempting to use technology to help people live well with dementia. Ben Davis, of Clover Close, Melksham, whose grandmother Maureen Wallace, 74, lives with dementia, said he wanted to make a positive impact on her life and the lives of many others by creating something read more…

Grant available to help Wiltshire’s talented athletes succeed at elite level

FFOP grant recipients 2017

The Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians Elite Athlete grant is open once again for applications. Working in partnership with local businesses, Wiltshire Council supports rising sports stars through the Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians Foundation. Now in its seventh year, this successful grant programme enables Wiltshire’s elite sports stars to access training and competitions, purchase read more…

Residents urged to help homeless people and pets


Residents and visitors to Bradford on Avon are being urged to give to homeless people and forgotten pets this Christmas. They are being urged to leave donations at the Giving Tree in Lamb Yard which will be given to Julian House, the hostel for the homeless in Bath, and to Bath Cats and Dogs Home. read more…

AB Dynamics helps Guy Martin build a self-driving Ford Transit


Bradford on Avon based AB Dynamics has enabled Channel 4 TV presenter Guy Martin to build a self-driving Ford Transit for his Rise of the Robots programme being broadcast on Sunday, November 26 at 9pm. The company, a leading supplier of automotive test systems, supplied a variety of systems including pedal, steering and gear change read more…