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Green Party call for U-turn on Keighley Incinerator as rates of waste being burned surges

New analysis by the Green Party reveals that by next year England could be burning more rubbish in incinerators than it recycles. A report compiled by Baroness Jenny Jones revealed that in 2016-17 about 4m tonnes were landfilled, about 10m incinerated and just over 11m recycled or composted. The report uses current trends to predict that between April […]

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Bradford Green Group leader slams council U-Turn on Richard Dunn

The leader of the Green Party group on Bradford Council has slammed the U-turn on what will be built on the site of Richard Dunn Sports Facility. Councillor Martin Love (Shipley) has accused the Council of “staggering levels of inconsistency” after announcing plans to earmark the Odsal site for a new retail park. This comes following […]

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Shipley Green Party councillor calls on council to put the brakes on demolition of ‘iconic’ pub

Councillor Kevin Warnes has called on Bradford Council to halt the proposals to demolish the historic Branch Hotel in Shipley to ensure proper studies are undertaken on feasibility and impact of junction improvements. Last year Bradford Council purchased the pub, located at the junction of Otley Road and Bradford Road with the intention of demolishing […]

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Green Party slam Labour’s unsustainable housing plans for Bradford

A green party councillor has spoken out over the Labour-run council’s “reckless disregard” for local communities as they approve plans to build hundreds of new homes on greenbelt. Two weeks on from the local elections, Bradford’s Labour-dominated Council has already approved worrying house-building plans for the District. A third of these 1,500 new homes will […]

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Amelia Womack launches #LetBradfordBreathe Campaign

Today, Amelia Womack, the deputy leader of the Green Party visited Bradford to launch a clean air campaign called “Let Bradford Breathe”. Air pollution is one of the biggest problems affecting our district and in February, the High Court ruled that the Government’s current plans to tackle air pollution are unlawful because they do not go […]

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Plans for new Bierley business park APPROVED

Bradford Green Party condemn the decision by councillors in Kirklees to grant outline planning permission for a business park on the site of the former North Bierley Water Treatment Works. The main access point for the new development will be a new junction at Cliff Hollins Lane and Mill Carr Hill Road – near Woodlands […]

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Greens call for action on faulty street lights

A freedom of information request by Bradford Green Party reveals huge differences in the time taken to repair faulty street lights across Bradford District. The information showed that the average repair time from the start of 2015 to the end of 2017 for Shipley Ward was 15 days whilst in Tong Ward it was nearly […]

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Green Councillors claim success fighting unfair parking in Saltaire

Shipley Green Party councillors have called for an immediate end to the unfair penalty charges being imposed on shoppers using the Oastler Road car park behind Saltaire’s main parade of shops. Alerted by complaints from residents in Shipley, local councillors, Hawarun Hussain, Kevin Warnes, and Martin Love ave established that the operation of this private car park is unlawful because […]

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Green Councillors fight for action on Dangerous Driving in Saltaire

One issue that continues to come up when the Green Party councillors in Shipley speak to local people in Saltaire is speeding and dangerous driving in the village. Councillors Hawarun Hussain, Kevin Warnes and Martin Love have been working with the highways team to see what can be done to deal with speeding cars on Caroline Street. Speed checks […]

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