Why I’m supporting Ideal Bradford (2) : the opportunity for fresh leadership

Bradford on Avon has many remarkable attributes – not least the huge wealth of creativity, talent and experience that is invested in its people. We have world leading engineers, materials scientists, environmental specialists, physicists, and…

Why I’m supporting Ideal Bradford (1) : employment and workspace

For 15 years, Bradford on Avon was blighted by the closure of the Avon works. The six-acre site was argued over for years as the developers and the town fought for different visions of what…

Why I’m backing Ideal Bradford to secure a majority on the Town Council on 4 May.

News of the general election on 8 June has put into sharp relief the importance of the Town Council elections and the choice facing Bradford on Avon. First of all, look at the math. With…

Could BoA become “the perfect small town of the future”?

‘We all have a responsibility for the future of our town and community. If we want Bradford on Avon to have a strong and successful future along the lines set out above, we have to…

The countryside is now the front line of digital transformation

There are  interesting strands of thought developing about the future of rural areas – and it offers hope for the way small towns and villages can develop stronger economies. Two articles attracted my attention from…

“Show up. Dive in. Persevere.”

Words from Barack Obama’s final speech as President of the US. Words that resonate even in Bradford on Avon, in our own community and town: “… Ultimately, that’s what our democracy demands. It needs you….