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Councillor hits out at shambolic mismanagement over new tier system

A senior councillor has hit out at “shambolic mismanagement” from the government over its announcement of the new three-tier system of restrictions for Coronavirus. Councillor Andrew Cooper, the leader of the Green Group on Kirklees Council and the party’s candidate in next years West Yorkshire Mayoral Election has raised concerns over conflicting information and announcement […]

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Green mayoral candidate puzzled by award for West Yorkshire Combined Authority for showing climate leadership

Green candidate for mayor reacts with surprise to see regional authority recognised for showing leadership in tackling the climate emergency. Today (2nd October) The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has won the award for “Leadership in Responding to the Climate Emergency” at the annual MJ Local Government Achievement Awards. Councillor Andrew Cooper has said “To be […]

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Greens call for Highways England to step in over Interchange 26 access issues

The Green Party candidate for the first West Yorkshire Mayor has called for a meeting between Highways England, the developer and both local councils to discuss access concerns to Interchange 26 development. Councillor Andrew Cooper from Kirklees District Council (Newsome Ward) has written to Jim O’Sullivan, the chief of Highways England; Jeff Penman from Tungsten […]

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Green Party campaigner calls on contractors to ensure cycle lanes are not blocked by road work signs.

A Green Party campaigner has called on contractors carrying out roadworks in Bradford to ensure cycle lanes are not blocked by road work signs. Darren Parkinson, a keen cyclist, contacted Bradford Council after Northern Gas Networks placed temporary road signs related to road works which obstructed the cycle lane down Stanley Road. The cycle lane […]

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Concerns raised about pavement parking on Tong Street as government starts national review

A community campaigner has raised concern that action is not being  taken to stop dangerous pavement parking outside shops on one of Bradford’s busiest roads. Dangerous pavement parking outside the shops on Tong Street, which is part of the A650, has been a problem for years and Matt Edwards, the Green Party’s Community Campaigner for […]

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Response to Bradford Council’s claims that it has not failed Holmewood residents

Matt Edwards, the Green Party campaigner for Tong Ward has responded to claims by Bradford Council that it has not failed the people of Holmewood. Following a planning meeting on the future of the Holmewood Social Club on Wednesday (26th August), Bradford Council was accused of failing the people of Holmewood. This came following the […]

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Calls for Incommunities to sort out blight site in Bierley

A community campaigner has demanded that a community housing company get their act together after derelict land in Bierley is constantly blighted by fly-tipping. Matt Edwards, the Green Party community campaigner for Tong Ward has called on Incommunities to sell the land on the corner of Fairfax Avenue and Hyne Avenue or build houses on […]

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Bradford falling behind introduction of new cycle lanes

Bradford Green Party calls on Bradford Council to implement Emergency Active Travel schemes as “a matter of urgency.” Bradford Green Party Councillors and Campaigners are calling on Bradford Council to move much quicker to put in place schemes using the ‘Emergency Active Travel Fund’ from the Government to encourage cycling across the district. Green Party campaigner […]

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Green Party respond to increased lock down rules in Bradford

The Green Party has responded to government announcements of new lock-down measures across Bradford District and other areas of Northern England. Councillor Martin Love, leader of the Green Party Group on Bradford District Council, said: “The government’s lacklustre approach to track and trace has failed. “Announcing major new lock-down measures on Twitter with less than […]

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Greens call for re-think of warehouse plans

Planning Ref: 2020/61/91807/E Deadline for comments: 29 July Greens from across district lines have called for a rethink of plans for a new warehouse near Oakenshaw which would see the main road access near Woodlands Primary School. Earlier this month, Tungsten Properties submitted the first detailed application for the one of the warehouses planned North […]

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