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“Why are flights cheaper than trains to a climate change conference” asks Green Councillor.

“Why is it cheaper to fly to Glasgow than it is to get the train?” says Green Party councillor looking at attending the UN Climate Change Conference. Councillor Matt Edwards (Tong Ward) has revealed that a flight to Glasgow from Leeds Bradford, via a stop off in Dublin was around THREE times cheaper than a […]

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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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Green councillors demand action from mayor and councils on climate change

Green Councillors call on Mayor of West Yorkshire and Labour-led councils to face up to the realities of climate change following stark warnings in the IPCC Climate Report released today. The report by the International Panel on Climate Change, the world’s leading authority on climate science, warned that “Climate change is already affecting every region […]

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Residents frustrated as community park found listed for sale on auction site

Residents on an a housing development in south Bradford have expressed frustration after their local green space was found listed on a property auction website. Residents living on Holme Beck Park on the edge of Holmewood were alarmed to find that the green space, which had been set aside as public open space on the […]

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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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Greens call for road building pause following similar move in Wales

Green Party councillors from across West Yorkshire have called on Tracy Brabin to follow the lead set by the Welsh Government and suspends future road-building plans. Green Party councillors from Bradford, Leeds and Kirklees have today sent a letter (Download here) to the new mayor  for West Yorkshire asking her to announce a review of the […]

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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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Greens demand rethink of Wibsey Santander closure

Bradford Greens have called on Santander to rethink branch closures that will leave Bradford South with no bank branches. Last year, it was revealed that Bradford South is one of only eight parliamentary constituencies in the country where there is only one bank branch serving the 105,870 residents. But the closure of Santander in Wibsey […]

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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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Air pollution exceeding safe levels across Bradford

The Green Party’s Deputy Mayoral candidate has called for Bradford Council to do more to tackle air quality following research that shows that pollution in the city exceeds safety limits set by the World Health Organization. Researchers at Imperial College London revealed that nearly 8m UK addresses are affected by high levels of particulate matter […]

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