Ideal Bulletin — 3rd April

Councillor Simon McNeill-Ritchie chats with Paige Balas about her community work in the town, her involvement with Ideal Bradford and her candidacy in the upcoming by-election on June 6th.

Ideal Bulletin — 3rd September

Ideal Bradford Audio Bulletin Podcast

Council Leader Dom Newton joins Veronica Bark to catch up about a wide variety of topics: a recap of what’s been happening over the summer, new youth services, solar panels on St Margaret’s Hall, becoming a plastic-free town, taking on playing fields from Wiltshire Council, Women’s 100, commemorating the end of WWI, a massive owl, … Read more

Ideal Bulletin — 22nd September

Ideal Bradford Bulletin — 22nd September 2017

Dom Newton talks about the overwhelming YES vote in the Neighbourhood Plan referendum and the possibility of a legal challenge to the Plan, and looks forward to a new round of policy forums and a localism symposium in the new year.

Ideal Bulletin — 15th August

Councillors Emma Franklin and Dom Newton talk through recent Town Council business, including steps towards being a dementia-friendly town, Wiltshire Music Centre’s 20th anniverary concert, using the local defibrillators, grants for some some great local enterprises such as Group 5 furniture recycling and Made In Bradford on Avon, planning wrangles about the proposed phone-mast near … Read more

Ideal Bulletin — 17th July

It’s been a busy couple of weeks… The first committees are now being held under our new structure — and we’re starting to be able to use the new procedures we’ve brought in to make the Town Council’s work more visible, engaging and efficient. In our latest audio update we catch up with Dave Garwood, Chair … Read more

Ideal Bulletin — 23rd June

Dom Newton, Ideal Bradford leader, reviews the progress made at the most recent meeting of the full Town Council, looks ahead to forthcoming action in the new streamlined committee structure and celebrates Council grants for the Fringe Festival and the fixing of a zip-wire. [soundcloud url=”″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Forthcoming Meetings: 27th June … Read more

Ideal Bulletin — 26th May

The second Ideal Bradford audio bulletin! Dom gives an account of the main points from the Annual Town Meeting (not to be confused with the Annual Town Council meeting) and talks about the ongoing ‘set-up phase’ of the new administration. [soundcloud url=”″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]  

Ideal Bulletin — 22nd May

Welcome to the first Ideal Bulletin – an informal chat through what’s been happening in the world of Bradford on Avon Town Council, from the perspective of Ideal Bradford. Use the player below to hear a short overview of the latest full Town Council meeting with Councillor Dom Newton. Dom gives us a summary of … Read more