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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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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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