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….

Why an alternative approach for the Town Council must be the way forward

Last evening, potential independent candidates for the elections to Bradford on Avon Town Council in May met together for the first time. I really hope that a sufficient number can be persuaded to stand to…

Is making local the way to go?

“Print me a home” is the headline in an Economist article in its look ahead, ‘The World in 2017’ … Additive manufacturing processes (or 3D printing as it used to be known) is now spreading…