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.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that the Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan has been passed with an overwhelming vote in favour. Of the 2651 votes cast, 2510 were in support of the Plan, a majority of 94.68%. Turnout was also better than normal for this type of vote — at 33% it was higher […]
It’s the day of the Neighbourhood Plan referendum! Polls are open until 10pm today, Wednesday 20th September. Please make sure you vote ‘Yes’ for adoption of the Neighbourhood Plan. You do not need your polling card to vote. You can also hand in your postal vote at any polling station if you’ve not managed to […]
Hear all about the Neighbourhood Plan Thursday Sept 14th, 7.30pm St. Margaret’s Hall Bradford on Avon Speakers will include Councillors from Ideal Bradford, Cllr. Sarah Gibson (Wilts Councillor, BoA South) and represntatives from community organisations. Doors open 7.10, and there will be a bar.
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 […]
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 […]
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. Forthcoming Meetings: 27th June 7:30pm Resources & General Purposes 4th July […]
It has been a busy few weeks at Ideal Bradford as we all get working in our various committees. We’ve also spent a fair amount of time developing new ‘back office’ procedures, which we can now bring forward to a full meeting. June 20th, 7.30pm, St. Margaret’s Hall This evening’s Town Council meeting will lay the […]
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.
As part of our first Annual Town Council meeting, we were required top elect our Mayor and Deputy Mayor. We were pleased to elect Dave Garwood, a Bradford resident for over 20 years, as Mayor for the next year. Dave has worked in the commercial, public and voluntary sectors and will also chair the newly […]