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


Strategy launched to support carers

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Wiltshire Council and NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are working with partners in health, social care and the voluntary sector to support the thousands of Wiltshire carers who look after vulnerable loved ones. In the last census more than 47,000 people in Wiltshire said they provided unpaid care – that’s about 10% of the population. One read more…

ILC – Coffee Morning – 3rd July 2018

independent living centre

Come and join the Independent Living Centre in Semington for their Coffee Morning on the 3rd July, 10am – 12pm. There will be tours of the ILC at set times, the opportunity to visit the Medequip van, and of course the chance to enjoy some cake and conversation.  

Action week is hailed a success as alliance signs up Dementia Friends

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Dementia Action Week in Bradford on Avon has been hailed a success following a busy programme that included talks, a new social café, a cake concert, a showing of the film Still Alice, information awareness sessions and a 1960s revival event. Cllr Jennie Parker, chairman of the Bradford on Avon Dementia Action Alliance, said: “There read more…

Two companies fined for breaching the weight restriction of the Bradford on Avon Town Bridge

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Two more companies have been successfully prosecuted for breaching the weight restriction limit on Bradford on Avon Town Bridge. Spizarnia (UK) Ltd and Wessex Eagle Ltd pleaded guilty to two offences at Swindon Magistrates Court. A vehicle operated by Spizarnia breached the Bradford on Avon Town Bridge weight limit on 22 September 2017 while a read more…

Wiltshire Libraries launch mental health reading list

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          Bradford on Avon Library is promoting a new Reading Well booklist which has been chosen to help people with mental health conditions. The collection of 37 titles have been carefully selected to support readers who are dealing with issues such as anger, depression, anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Memoirs, as read more…