News

Welcome to the North Bradley Parish portal, which serves the Villages of North Bradley, Yarnbrook, and Brokerswood. Please browse the various news items which appear.The website also contains valuable information about various aspects of our community, from facilities, to shows and groups in the parish If you are searching for something in particular, please use the search facility at the top of the site.  If you have any news items you wish to submit, please contact the Parish Council using the link above..

 

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A velvety black sky scattered with shining stars is a sight we should all have the opportunity to see. But too often, light pollution obscures our view of stars.

Just 3% of people in England experience ‘truly dark skies’, and 61% of us live in areas with severe light pollution.

That’s why we need your help to map the nation’s view of the stars, so we can better protect our dark skies in the countryside and our towns and cities.

By counting the number of stars you can see in the constellation of Orion this February, you’ll help us build a better picture of our view of the stars.

This year we’re asking everyone to take part in Star Count from home.

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Not sure how to take part? Here are our five simple steps for doing a Star Count from home.

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Public Urged To Be Vigilant To Scam Vaccine Messages

Following reports in other parts of the country we are warning the public to be wary of messages claiming to be from the NHS asking the recipient to apply for their vaccine.

At a time when people are already feeling anxious and eagerly awaiting details of the impending vaccine, scammers are using this to their advantage to commit fraud. If you receive such a text, don’t follow the link or share any personal or financial details. The link will take you through to a fake NHS website which is purposefully designed to exploit vulnerable people.

Read more: Public Urged To Be Vigilant To Scam Vaccine Messages

Litter Picking

The Parish Council is extremely grateful to its band of volunteer litter pickers who help to keep North Bradley and its surroundings litter free. Please see link to the Parish Council's risk assessment for litter picking. Volunteers need to know that to be protected by the council's Public Liability insurance scheme, they should be aware of this assessment and advise the parish council litter co-ordinator when they intend to carry out a litter pick. Please just give Mrs Lee Lee a call on 01225 752710 or drop an email to her at Should there be any other willing litter pickers, (maybe combine it with your daily exercise) please contact Mrs Lee Lee who would be more than happy to let you have the appropriate equipment.

Risk assessment

Census 2021

Advance notification of Census planned for March 2021.

This is the first Census that will include the questions relating to military service, which will collect data on who are veterans from the Armed Forces. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation that those who serve and have served, and their families should be treated fairly.

Census Poster

Changes to D1X bus service to Bath

The 0805 D1X bus service from Manor Farm/The Rising Sun will be running 1/2 hour earlier at 0734. from the 6th of September.   This is to suit its service as a schools transport bus and so will have to fit in with the school timings. There will also be a D1X running at the same times (approx). This will ONLY be available to school / college students travelling on a school / college pass.  The next bus through North Bradley will be at 1020 and will be two buses as it has to cater for the college students of which they expect a big increase.

School Reader Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to listen to Children read in Local Primary Schools after Lockdown.

To join us, please visit the website www.schoolreaders.org/volunteer-application-form or call 01234 924111 for further information.

Recruitment Poster

Covid19 testing centres

Update on local testing locations:

Trowbridge Greyhound car park, Mortimer Street. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Warminster Furnax Lane, (off the A36 Bath road) Monday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday, Sunday

Chippenham The Depot, Parsonage Way, Langley Road B4069, SN15 5PT Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

They open at 11am and service is very quick (less than 10 minutes) if you  book and complete the paperwork on line before attending by going to https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

 

Three Libraries To Re-open

Wiltshire Council has announced that the libraries in Chippenham, Salisbury and Trowbridge will reopen next week.

Trowbridge Library will open from 3 August, and Chippenham and Salisbury Library on 4 August, with safety measures in place to ensure social distancing to keep people as safe as possible.

Opening hours will be:
- Trowbridge: Monday, Thursday and Saturday - 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.
- Chippenham & Salisbury: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.

More Information

Slimming World at North Bradley School

Slimming World with Sarah D is opening again on Tuesday 8th September, at North Bradley Primary School. Following government guidance Session times have changed and you’ll need to book a place on a specific session. Call Sarah 07787 407229 to book a place, see you soon Sarah x

Michael Holland

Parish Councillors are sad to announce the death of Ex. Cllr Michael Holland last night - a man who made a huge contribution to the village. Michael served on the Parish Council for many years.

Daubeny Almshouse Trustee Vacancies

The Daubeny Almshouse Trustees are looking for new Trustees to join them over the next year.

Daubeney Trustee information