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Getting drainage issues on Westgate Hill fixed – finally

For the last few years Matt Edwards – our Tong Ward community campaigner – has been trying to get Bradford Council and Yorkshire Water to fix a number of issues with drainage and standing water on Westgate Hill Street (A650) near Tong High School. Back in 2018, a few residents raised issues with large puddles […]

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Councillor Martin Love calls for rent freeze for Bradford Council commercial tenants

A senior Bradford Councillor has written to the Leader of Council and the Chief Executive of Bradford Council calling for a three-month rent holiday to its commercial tenants who have been forced to close. The rent holiday would mean that small, independent businesses across Bradford District, who pay their rent to the Bradford Council, would […]

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Green Party reacts to postponement of May elections

The Green Party has reacted to the news that the local council and elections for Mayors scheduled for May, will be postponed for a year. Co-leader of the Green Party Jonathan Bartley said: “The health and welfare of our members, activists and the wider community absolutely must be top priority. So despite being on course to make […]

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Labour and Tory councillors vote against Green proposals including extra funds for flood defences.

The Green Group once again tabled ambitious proposals at the Council’s budget meeting in February. Every February, Bradford Council meets to set the budget for the next year. The Labour Party, as the party with the highest number of councillors run Bradford Council and therefore make the main proposals. Councillors from other parties are able […]

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Bradford Green Party welcomes improvement in street light repair times

Bradford Green Party welcome statistics from Bradford Council which show the time taken to replace faulty street lights has dropped significantly across the whole of Bradford District with big improvements in some wards. The time taken to repair faulty street lights has dropped significantly from 2018 to 2019 meaning lights are turned back on far […]

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Resident’s gear up for fight to stop unwanted development in Bierley

Matt Edwards, Green Party resident for Tong Ward has joined Bierley residents to raise concerns about the potential for a new housing application at Lockwood Farm. A freedom of information request to Bradford Council has revealed that the Lockwood Farm site has planning applications that would increase the total number of houses from 118 to […]

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Research reveals Bradford still ranks as a fly-tipping ‘hotspot’

On Fly-tipping Friday, Bradford District Green Party have highlighted new research shows that Bradford is the third worst place in the country for fly-tipping. The research by The Furniture Recycling Group (TFRG) puts Bradford behind only Liverpool and Manchester in terms of overall fly-tipping incidents in 2018 and 2019. Matt Edwards, Green Party campaigner for […]

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Councillor Martin Love hit out over Labour’s support for road building and airport expansion

Shipley’s Green councillors have hit out at Labour councillors for watering down their proposals for Bradford Council to end its support for the expansion of Leeds-Bradford Airport. The Green motion calls on Bradford Council, which chairs the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), to “withdraw funding support for transport links to LBA, including for highways projects intended […]

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Green Party Campaigner calls for warning signs to prevent further deer being killed in car accidents

Calls are being made for warning signs after deer have been struck on a busy country road in South Bradford. In the latest incident, residents say a deer was struck near Tong Village by a motorist driving along Tong Lane. There have also been reports of similar incidents in recent months on Roker Lane in […]

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Update on Bierley Water Works Development

Green Party campaigner Matt Edwards has been trying to secure an update on the plans to develop the former North Bierley Water Treatment Works following the sale of the site. The new owners, Opus North have announced that they intend to start work on site in the first quarter of 2020. Outline planning application was granted back […]

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