Promoting Biodiversity – resolution going to Council 2nd June

Letting nature take its course. Many of you will have noticed, over the last 10 weeks, that the natural world seemed to resurge in Bradford, and elsewhere. Trees, grassland and plants supporting species back into areas of the town which suddenly had a chance to thrive. Unfortunately that turned out to be transient in many … Read more

Becky Addy Wood saved for future generations

IB Councillors have today successfully led plans to purchase Becky Addy Wood on behalf of the town.  The move, funded jointly with Friends of Becky Addy Wood and the Preservation Trust, with promises of further support from the local Area Board, provides protection for the area, which has been a popular alternative route to Avoncliff … Read more

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 … Read more

2020 precept announced

IB Councillors have backed a small increase in the Town Council precept this year, in preparation for taking on a swathe of new places, spaces and services from Wiltshire Council in mid-2020, as well as supporting actions around the Climate Emergency and Youth Services. In a statement to the Town Council, Dom said: “Members are … Read more

Green Homes event

Councillor Alex Kay, author of the Town Council’s Climate Emergency declaration, hosted a Green Homes event on Jan 23rd, welcoming guest speakers from a renewable energy and environmental design companies to St. Margaret’s Hall as part of a Town Council event. The event, which was attended by around 75 residents, explored ways that houses can … Read more

Community Survey: share your feedback and ideas

Help us set a course for the remainder of the current Town Council term by answering the questions below! We ask for your name and email address to ensure that each form submitted is from a different person — the answers will be anonymised and we will not store your email address after the survey … Read more

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

Is one-way the answer to Bradford-on-Avon’s traffic?

Slow moving traffic in the centre of Bradford on Avon

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 … Read more

Town Gathering — May 17th

Deputy Mayor Alex Kay and Mayor Dave Garwood of Bradford on Avon

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), … Read more