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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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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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Bradford Green Party launches coronavirus recovery plan

Bradford Green Party has unveiled their plan to help ensure Bradford’s recovery following the coronavirus crisis is a green recovery – putting people and our environment at the heart of plans to reinvigorate our local economy. The Green Party coronavirus recovery plan called “A Greener Future for Bradford” is calling for an array of measures […]

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Campaigner welcomes plans for derelict site in Dudley Hill

Green Party campaigner Matt Edwards has welcomed a planning application for new industrial units on a former mill site in Dudley Hill that has been plagued by fly tipping.  The planning application will see fifteen light industrial units with a total floor space of 1,680sq.m. The site has been derelict since 2011 when the red […]

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Report reveals banking inequality across Bradford District

A report by Bradford District Green Party has identified a stark difference in services provided by banks and building societies across Bradford District. The report, which was authored by community campaigner Matt Edwards, set out to investigate the coverage of banks and building societies across Bradford District and then identify the impact of temporary branch […]

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Concerns raised about loss of day centres in Holmewood and Bierley

Tong Ward community campaigner Matt Edwards has expressed concern after it was announced by Bradford Council that Listonshiels Resource Centre, in Bierley, and Grove Resource Centre in Holmewood have both been earmarked for closure. Bradford Council has said that following their closure, the properties will be transferred to the Council’s Asset Management Service. The council […]

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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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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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Bradford Greens launch fly tipping petition

Bradford Green Party have launched a petition calling on Bradford Council to acknowledge that there is a fly-tipping epidemic across the city and take the urgent action that is needed to tackle the problem. The petition was put started by Matt Edwards, Green Party spokesperson and prospective local election candidate for Tong Ward – one […]

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Greens call on Bradford Council to get to grips with “flytipping epidemic”

Bradford Green Party has raised concerns with “flytipping epidemic” in Holme Wood and surrounding areas. Back in November, government data showed that reports of fly-tipping incidents across the district had jumped up by 17.4 per cent from the previous year. The cost of clearing up fly-tipping has also skyrocketed – increasing 85 per cent over the […]

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