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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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Greens call for road building re-think in Bradford

The Green Party’s national campaign to cut road deaths and injuries in towns and cities celebrates another victory as Bradford Council announce a consultation to roll out 20mph zones across Shipley. Councillor Martin Love has written to Susan Hinchcliffe, the Leader of Bradford Council and Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority asking for a temporary […]

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Tong Ward Greens launch e-edition newsletter to keep residents connected during coronavirus

Tong Ward Green Party and community campaigner Matt Edwards have launched an e-newsletter to keep local residents up to date with what he has been doing during the coronavirus lock down. It includes important updates on the closure of New Lane between Holmewood and Tong Village and the planning applications in South Bierley. Click the preview below to […]

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Shipley Green campaigner does his own lock-down litter pick

A local campaigner from Shipley has been using his daily exercise time to help clean up his local area. Darren Parkinson, a Green Party campaigner from Shipley has been using his daily exercise time to litter pick near his home. On Monday (13th April), Darren and his young family collected five bags of waste and […]

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Getting drainage issues on Westgate Hill fixed – finally

For the last few years Matt Edwards – our Tong Ward community campaigner – has been trying to get Bradford Council and Yorkshire Water to fix a number of issues with drainage and standing water on Westgate Hill Street (A650) near Tong High School. Back in 2018, a few residents raised issues with large puddles […]

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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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Green Party reacts to postponement of May elections

The Green Party has reacted to the news that the local council and elections for Mayors scheduled for May, will be postponed for a year. Co-leader of the Green Party Jonathan Bartley said: “The health and welfare of our members, activists and the wider community absolutely must be top priority. So despite being on course to make […]

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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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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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