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


Grants awarded to future sports stars at special ceremony


Twelve promising young Wiltshire sportspeople have received sports scholarship grants of £500 at a special ceremony at County Hall. The grants, which are awarded by Wiltshire Council in partnership with local businesses as part of the Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians foundation, were presented by John Thomson, deputy leader of Wiltshire Council; Jerry Kunkler, portfolio read more…

Guided Walks in the southern Cotswolds


TUESDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2018 Tuesday Tramp in Colerne Parish. 3 hrs. 5 miles. Moderate. Start at 10.00 am at The Fox and Hounds Public House in Colerne, OS Map ST 818711. Park at pub or adjacent Constitutional Club. Bring a mid-morning munchie. Lunch available at pub. Not suitable for pushchairs. Leaders: Russell Harding, Sid Gould read more…

Wiltshire pledges further investment in key services, infrastructure and economy


Budget proposals for 2018/19 detailing how we will continue to deliver vital frontline services and invest in key areas have been published. Currently we spend almost £1 billion each year on more than 350 services. Spending plan proposals are aligned to our key priorities; to protect those who are most vulnerable, grow the local economy read more…

Foster carer shares her experiences of providing a home for unaccompanied asylum seeking children


Wiltshire residents are being asked if they can provide a home for children and young people coming to live in the county as part of the government’s scheme for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children. Wiltshire has a duty of care to children who come into Wiltshire often arriving from war torn countries. Currently there are 36 read more…

Flood defence talks on Tuesday


Residents of Bradford on Avon will have a chance to discuss the town’s flood defences with the Environment Agency next week. The Government agency is staging a public drop-in session at St Margaret’s Hall from 4pm to 6pm on Tuesday 30 January to outline options for its £1 million scheme to improve River Avon flood read more…