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Green Councillor asks Government to intervene in Planning row

Councillor Matt Edwards, a Green Party councillor for Tong Ward has written to the Secretary of State requesting a controversial planning application be reviewed after officers approved it without it being voted on by a planning committee. Councillor Edwards has written to Michael Gove, the new Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities […]

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Greens hail best ever election across Bradford

Bradford Green Party are celebrating our best ever election result in the city after securing our best ever result in Shipley, electing our first councillor in Tong Ward, coming close in two others – and coming third across the whole district. Councillor Martin Love was re-elected in Shipley for with 3405 votes – a massive […]

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Local plan leaves Bradford South behind warn Greens but Mass Transit system could come to Holmewood

Bradford Greens have warned that transport proposals in the draft local plan could leave the South parts of Bradford behind. In a submission to the emerging Local Plan consultation, Bradford Green Party have questioned why all proposals for priority bus routes, greenways and cycle routes are north of the City Centre and only road schemes […]

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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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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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Action needed to tackle fly-tipping linked to rogue traders

A Green Party campaigner is backing Bradford Council’s plea to householders to be careful when paying people to remove rubbish following horrendous fly tipping across Holmewood and Bierley. “Rogue traders”, often advertising on social media platforms, are looking to make a fast buck at this time of year by picking up rubbish then fly-tipping on […]

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Parts of Bradford ranked as most unhealthy in country

Parts of Bradford have been ranked as some of the most unhealthy in the country according to a new study by a group of universities. The research has been completed by the Consumer Data Research Centre, a collaboration between the University of Leeds, University College London, University of Liverpool and the University of Oxford. Instead […]

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Tong Ward campaigner calls for urgent action to tackle anti-social behaviour in Bierley and Holmewood

A community campaigner is calling for additional measures across parts of South Bradford following an escalation of anti-social behaviour. Matt Edwards, a community campaigner for Tong Ward has called on Bradford Council and West Yorkshire Police to take additional measures clamp down on anti-social behaviour in both Bierley and Holmewood. On 10th November, a resident […]

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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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