2014 – MEP Question Time

On May 7th 2014 Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon organised a question time for the European Election candidates in South West England, giving the electors an opportunity to listen to the candidates’ views. The hall was packed with over 70 people. You can read a full report here.

2014 – new swift group launched

During 2012/13 we decided to monitor swifts. BoA is very fortunate to be visited by these wonderful birds, who make their homes in this area. They are dependent on the availability of food and nesting sites which can be natural or artificial. Nestboxes make great presents and can help maintain the swift population. Several nest … Read more

2013 – wildflower planting at Bearfield

In 2012 we concentrated on encouraging people to plant butterfly friendly plants in their gardens as some species are in decline. They were then encouraged to take part in a butterfly survey organized by the Butterfly Conservation Society, which can illustrate the effects of climate change. We’re also undertaking several wildflower mix planting sessions in and … Read more

2012 – The Leaf Project

The DECC funded LEAF project ran during the first 3 months of 2012 in the BoA Community Area. The £60,000 funding was used to carry out comprehensive energy assessments in 20 households and 2 community buildings, thermal imaging of 1,000 homes, internal wall insualtion at the Quaker Meeting House and an upgrading of CFB’s communication … Read more

2012 – Active Travel Map

In 2012 the Active Travel Map was launched to encourage people  to walk, cycle or use public transport for local trips, rather than use the car. It is free and available at various places around the town – Library, Tourist Information Centre, Made in Bradford, TT Cycles, Health Centre and the 3 town schools. You … Read more

2011 – BoA 5Mw Solar Farm

In October 2011 a 5 megawatt, ground mounted solar farm was installed at Kingston Farm, part of The Hall Estate. The installation covers around 35 acres and consists of 24,000 solar panels. Although this is not a CFB project, it was made possible because of the town’s support and strong community commitment towards carbon neutrality. … Read more

2011 – Solar PV Bulk Buy Started

We have set up a solar PV “bulk buy” scheme to encourage and make it easier and cheaper for householders to install solar pv. We have done this by identifying an installer we have confidence in, who has a good track record in our area, and who we keep in close touch with for quality … Read more

2011 – Eco Schools Event

In October 2011 all the local schools came together at St Laurence School to celebrate the environmental work they had been doing. Each school brought a small group of children and mounted a display of work and photos and we even had some live chickens! The school groups each made a 5 minute presentation to … Read more