Ideal Bradford Councillors, May 2021

Ideal Bradford was formed to serve the town that we love by revitalising local democracy and pushing for an active and effective Town Council that gets things done, and works in the interests of our whole community. That work continues with our five councillors Emma Franklin, Simon McNeill-Ritchie, Kate Bessant, Alex Kay and Dave Garwood.

Town Council Election Results 2021

Five of Ideal Bradford’s twelve candidates were elected to the Town Council. Those elected were Alex Kay and Simon McNeill-Ritchie in the North Ward, and Dave Garwood, Emma Franklin and Kate Bessant in South Ward.

Your town. Your vote. Thursday 6th May.

Over the last four years, we’ve worked hard for our community, creating youth services, protecting green spaces and habitats and supporting community groups and businesses.
We are focused solely on this town. Today, Thursday 6th May, we ask you for your vote to allow us to continue that work.

Policy paper: Green spaces

As you head out to enjoy the great outdoors, we thought it a perfect time to share with you what Ideal Bradford have achieved so far when it comes to the green spaces in Bradford on Avon, and what we hope to continue to do. Under our leadership, the Town Council has taken on many areas in the town, worked to understand how they can be improved, and then got on with the job – something we hope to continue.

Policy paper: Supporting a vibrant town

Ideal Bradford have worked hard to support the incredible range of businesses that provide the economic foundation of our town. There’s also so much that we still want to do, which we’ve outlined for you in this paper.

Video: Understanding your ballot

Did you know there are three elections on the 6th May? And did you know you get six votes for your Town Council ward? Here’s a quick video to explain how you can use your votes, and what for, at the polls next Thursday.

Policy paper: Nurturing our environment

Following last night’s hustings, hosted by Climate Friendly Bradford On Avon, and lots of conversations with our fantastic group of candidates, we’re please to offer our policy paper on Nurturing our environment.

Policy paper: Making your voice heard

Making local democracy work better for the whole town was a primary reason for the creation of Ideal Bradford at the end of 2016. This policy paper outlines what we’ve changed, and what we’ll aim to do next.

Video: Fundraiser

On behalf of everyone involved with Ideal Bradford, Tom Lomax has a small favour to ask. Tom’s stepping back from the front line after four years as a Town Councillor — you can make an important contribution in a tiny fraction of that time by clicking here to donate