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Plans for the road through the Tong Valley have been thrown into disarray

Plans for the road through the Tong Valley have been thrown into disarray after a committee of Bradford Council voted not to proceed with the first stage of the planning. The Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee refused to approve to the procurement of consultants to develop the business cases for the proposed South […]

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Green campaigner calls on Bradford Council to ditch South Bradford Link Road

Matt Edwards, Green Party Community Campaigner for Tong Ward has joined campaigners and community groups are urging a committee of councillors to reject proposals to proceed with the South Bradford Link Road. An exact route for the road hasn’t been announced but it is likely the road will continue from the end of the Drighlington […]

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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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Concerns raised about spike in reports of fly tipping in Holmewood

Bradford Green Party has raised concerns about the spike in fly-tipping in parts of Bradford especially in fly-tipping ‘hot spots’ Tong Ward Community Campaigner Matt Edwards is calling for new cameras to be deployed as soon as possible in areas where there is a significant problem with fly-tipping. Matt has said: “Now that we seem […]

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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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Community campaigner speaks out about surge in fly-tipping during coronavirus crisis

Green Party campaigner Matt Edwards has spoken out against the surge of fly-tipping that has happened during the Coronavirus lockdown. Bradford Council, like most councils across the country, has been forced to close all household waste recycling centres across the district as it prioritises staff resources during the coronavirus crisis. Last week, Matt reported several instances of […]

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Update on New Lane Closure

Following enquiries from residents, Matt Edwards has spoken to Bradford Council to identify what the plans are for New Lane between Tong Village and Holmewood. Some residents have contacted Matt following the installation of new “No Through Road” signs at the junction of Tong Lane and New Lane and near the mini roundabout on Landscove Avenue. Matt has been able to confirm […]

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Two months on from last fire, Matt Edwards asks why Holme View site not secured

Matt Edwards has once again raised concerns with Bradford Council that the former care home in Holmewood has still not been secured – two months on from the last fire. Since October, the fire service has been called seven times to attend fires at the site. The latest call-out was on Friday 24th January. Matt said, […]

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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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