In this issue
In this issue we have a focus on fun days out in the county - from ruined castles and town parks to stately homes and wildlife meadows. Atiqul Hoque is the 762nd mayor of the city, and the first British Bangladeshi Muslim to take on the role. The new police chief constable Caroline Roper shares her mission to bring about change; we meet the Bright Seeds family firm whose wildflower and conservation seeds transform our countryside; our cover this month highlights embroiderer Pippa Haynes’ remarkable artwork - a centuries old craft; engineer Kevin Meade turned a lifelong fascination with guns into an explosive hobby – he makes cannons, we share his story; For six years The Platform Project in Swindon has been changing young peoples’ lives, Gary Lawrence meets founder, Sadie Sharp; We uncover the influence of Georgian architecture on the county. In our retirement living focus we look at safety online, walking football, walking groups and benefits of remaining in your own home.
From the editor