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.
Following Steve Plummer’s resignation from the Town Council, it’s very likely that there will be a by-election for the vacant seat in South Ward. It’s not yet confirmed – 10 or more electors from the ward have to request election. If an election isn’t called, the remaining 11 Town Councillors can mutually agree a candidate to fill the vacant seat.
Whether there is an election or decision to co-opt, we are very pleased to introduce our candidate for the vacancy, confirmed by members and councillors at a recent meeting.
Many of you will know Paige from her work with the Preservation Trust, Clean Up Bradford (CLUB), the Women’s 100 or even the Skatepark project – it’s fair to say she’s been hugely involved in the community!
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, […]
A recent article in the Wiltshire Times has reignited the debate about Bradford on Avon’s traffic. We thought we’d set the record straight with what Ideal Bradford has been doing as part of the Town Council and to answer the many questions about the proposed one-way traffic system. The Town Council has also formally responded […]
On May 17th, the Town Council is hosting the Town Gathering — a meeting it’s required to hold every year for electors of the town. As you may have guessed, this year will be a little different! The Town Council is hoping to lay on a band and bar (after the main meeting has finished), […]
One year is a milestone, and we thought it would be appropriate to celebrate our achievements to date and talk about the way forward for Ideal Bradford.On Thursday 10th May you are cordially invited to join Ideal Bradford in the Swan from 7.30pm onwards. Cost per person is £15 — including 2 (or 3 drinks) […]
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 […]
Representing the whole community Town Club, above ‘The Stumble Inn’, Market Street 8 – 9.30pm, Thu 16th November 2017 — Attendees: 22 This was the first of Ideal Bradford’s ‘café style’ community meetings, designed to engage with people in a relaxed environment. In this session, we wanted to explore ideas of how Ideal Bradford can […]
Thursday 16th November The Bradford Club, Market Street, Bradford on Avon 20:00 – 21:30 This is the first in a new series of public forums for the community to put their thoughts to Ideal Bradford on a whole range of issues. This one is about how we represent you. It’s a gathering of different community […]
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.