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Councillor calls for West Yorkshire Pension Fund to drop “dirty” investments before global climate summit

A Green Party councillor has called on Bradford Councillors to push the West Yorkshire Pension Fund to ditch fossil fuel investments before the UK hosts a global climate summit later this year. Councillor Kevin Warnes (Green, Shipley Ward) has written to the Bradford District Councillors who sit on the West Yorkshire Pension Fund Joint Advisory […]

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Rail cuts to London another example of leaving Bradford behind says Green councillor

A Green councillor has branded plans by the government-controlled rail operator LNER to slash rail services between Bradford to London as another example of the city being forced to play “second fiddle to Leeds”. LNER is proposing a significant timetable change that will result in services from Bradford being cut, whilst there will be an […]

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Labour’s response to fly-tipping doesn’t go far enough

Greens propose more investment to tackle “fly tipping crisis” saying that Labour’s response doesn’t go far enough. Earlier this month, the Labour run Executive approved spending £300,000 to boost the District’s efforts to stop fly tipping but Bradford Green Party councillors have called for this to be increased to £1 million in their proposals for […]

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Greens propose the most radical green budget of any local authority in the UK

Green Councillors are proposing that Bradford backs the most radical green budget of any local authority in the UK. Councillors Martin Love and Kevin Warnes will call for multi-million pound investments that will improve the quality of life for Bradford families, deal with the traffic that blights our neighbourhoods and ramp up Bradford’s response to […]

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Green Party uncover Bradford’s fly tipping hotspots

A freedom of information request by Bradford District Green Party has revealed the fly tipping hotspots across the city. In 2018, 2019 and the first half of 2020, the worst ward for fly tipping was the Little Horton Ward with 2260 cases reported between 1st January 2018 and 31st May 2020. This was followed by […]

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Extra support needed for businesses across Bradford hit by Covid ahead of Small Business Saturday

The Green Party has called for additional measures to support small businesses that have suffered heavy losses during the coronavirus pandemic, ahead of Small Business Saturday this weekend. As small companies across the country struggle to keep afloat due to the pandemic, the Greens have called for a five point plan to help them keep […]

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Former Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford has called for people to ask ‘inspirational women’ to stand for elected office

Hawarun Hussain, who was a councillor for Shipley for 14 years, and a former Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford, has called on Bradford residents to ask an inspirational woman to stand for elected office on “#AskHerToStand Day”. Ask Her To Stand Day, which falls on the 21st November, is an initiative by the organisation ‘50:50 […]

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Our mayoral candidate visits Bradford project looking to harness ‘people power’

The Green Party’s West Yorkshire mayoral candidate has visited an innovative project in Bradford to highlight the potential for community energy schemes. Bradford Community Energy has been established to help groups install renewable energy technologies on their buildings to save money on their energy bills and do their part to tackle our climate crisis. Councillor […]

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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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