“Real energy for change can be found in communities, not manifestos…”

Thoughtful blog as ever from the New Economics Foundation … Will Brett sets out strongly why movements across the country such as Ideal Bradford  – injecting non-national-political-party groups into running communities such as BoA –…

A great day for Bradford on Avon : 10 out of 10

With news just in that Ideal Bradford has had all 1o of its candidates elected to the Town Council, work can begin on fulfilling the truly great potential our town has to offer everyone. Congratulations…

Why I’m supporting Ideal Bradford (4) : they have the drive and energy to make this town even more amazing.

So here we are … just hours away from what is possibly the most important Town Council election of the past 20+ years. As I said in an earlier blog “we can be so much…

Why I’m supporting Ideal Bradford (3) : exciting, confident & ambitious leadership…

Thursday night we had a hustings, well organised by BoA Business. Candidates for the Town Council as well as for the Wiltshire Unitary Authority were present. There were only three issues dealt with in two…

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…