Biodiversity at heart

We are delighted to confirm that Town Councillors supported, on a 10 to 1 (abstention) basis the resolution laid by Dom and Alex to place Biodiversity at the heart of management of Town Council green spaces.   The resolution, which was amended in the meeting by IB Councillor Tom Lomax to include banning council use […]

A thank you. And a plea.

Without being rhetorical, we are in unprecedented times. Not since the Second World War – and never in peace time – has a government needed to take such swingeing measures to address a national emergency. The closure of social businesses like pubs and restaurants, government stepping in to ensure wages can be paid, the closure […]

Donut chart displaying breakdown of Council spending over 15 areas

2018-19 Budget Announcement

Under Ideal Bradford leadership, the Town Council has voted to approve a highly progressive budget for the town for 2018-19. As part of a robust process running from November to January, Councillors proposed and discussed priority areas, and we were happy to see those proposals backed by all councillors at a Full Council meeting on January […]

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 […]

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 […]

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=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/329642995″ 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 […]