October Update

On Saturday November 2nd from 10 -12 we are holding a REPAIR CAFÉ in the Hub on Church St. There will be experts on hand to do sewing, general household, bicycle and tool repairs. Bring in those items that need a little TLC rather than putting them into landfill! Come and see what a Repair … Read more

Repair Cafe

Bring your small items in need of repair to our Repair Café on Saturday, 2nd of November at The Hub. Church Street, Bradford-on-Avon, 10 am to 12 midday. Repair Cafe Saturday 2nd November  

September 2019 update

UPDATE ON TERRACYCLE AND OTHER RECYCLING POINTS IN BOA
Crisp Packets ( All Brands) Co-op Bridge Yard, Bearfield Church Huntingdon St.
Toothbrushes, Toothpaste tubes, electric toothbrush heads Health Centre Dental Practice Station Approach.Toothbrushes Dutch Barton Dental Practice Church St
Batteries Co-op, Sainsburys, Silver St Pharmacy.
Contact Lenses and Packaging Carter and Harding Opticians The Shambles

April 2019 update

THE GREAT BRITISH SPRING CLEAN took place on Sun March 24th. About 20 people from Plastic Free Bradford and the BOA Rowing club picked up litter all around the town and along the Avon. A plastic free picnic by the river then followed, hosted by the Rowing Club. Everyone shared food and drink, avoiding any single use plastic. This was organised by John Pearce as part of a campaign to gain accreditation for Bradford as a plastic free town.

June 2019 update

CFB Waste Group and Plastic Free BOA had a successful stall at the Green Man Festival of Dance with lots of good conversations and people signing up to reduce their use of single use plastics.
Elaine Harvey, a Waste and Recycling officer for Wiltshire Council , spent an afternoon at Abbey Mill Amenity Housing talking about recycling. I attended to answer questions about CFB and everyone present learnt new things about waste and recycling. I will let the residents know about any new developments in recycling.
Local recycling of items not accepted by Wiltshire Council is increasing. The Health Centre Dental Practice has a Terracycle box for all things dental related

July update

On Wednesday (3rd July) the World’s Largest Jute Bag arrived at the Fitzmaurice Primary School in Bradford on Avon. This was done to highlight just how much can be achieved in eco bag terms, and the children got involved to decorate the bag, cut it up for reuse and discuss ways that the school could … Read more

Water Fountain and Bottle Refill Stations

One at Culver Close playing field by the entrance from Pound Lane One at the top of town by the entrance to the Sladesbrook play area A third one is being installed in St Margarets car park Thank you to the Town Council, Zero Waste Group, Preservation Trust, Holy Trinity and all those who supported … Read more

Bradford on Avon awarded Plastic Free Community status

Bradford on Avon has been awarded Plastic Free Community status by the Marine Conservation Charity “Surfers against Sewage”. The first town in Wiltshire to achieve this! John Pearce led the group with the support of BOA Town Council and Mayor Alex Kay. Seven businesses have been formally recognised for the changes they have made to their use of plastic

Zero Plastic Waste Ideas

Coconut and Cotton in Shaftsbury has just extended their shop and you can also buy online. I called in last week and found bamboo handled interdental brushes, a bamboo pot scourer, natural fibre dental floss in a GLASS and metal container; deodorant in a glass jar; bamboo sporks; a cotton reusable bag with a durable … Read more