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


Employers encouraged to sign up for Wiltshire Council’s first EmployAbility Fair this November


Employers are being encouraged to sign up for Wiltshire Council’s first EmployAbility Fair to help promote job opportunities and routes to employment for people with a disability. The EmployAbility Fair will take place in the Atrium at County Hall on Tuesday 7 November, from 10am to 2pm. There will be advice and support on finding read more…

Have your say on the challenges ahead


We’re hosting a series of interactive meetings to discuss the challenges the council is facing and the impact these could have on our communities. The council currently spends £900 million each year on more than 300 services and has recently agreed a plan to deliver an ambitious programme of work over the next 10 years. read more…

Communities prepared for flooding


Local communities are more prepared than ever for the winter ahead after community flood wardens attended a special seminar in Trowbridge on Tuesday 5 September. It was attended by over 40 flood wardens from across the county, together with partners including the Environment Agency, Wessex 4×4 and Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue service. The read more…

Council proposes parking increase to help safeguard rural bus services


Local people are being asked to have their say on the options to review car parking charges in Wiltshire to help safeguard rural bus services after councillors agreed with draft proposals today (12 September 2017). A review of parking arrangements in 2014 introduced individual car park charging based upon usage, which saw an overall reduction read more…

Wiltshire on course for a balanced budget


Wiltshire Council is predicting it will deliver a balanced budget at the end of the year, following the introduction of a number of financial measures. Council finances are monitored on an on-going basis and an increased demand for children’s and adults’ social care has resulted in a forecast budget variance of £4.48m should spending patterns read more…