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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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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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Councillor Martin Love hit out over Labour’s support for road building and airport expansion

Shipley’s Green councillors have hit out at Labour councillors for watering down their proposals for Bradford Council to end its support for the expansion of Leeds-Bradford Airport. The Green motion calls on Bradford Council, which chairs the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), to “withdraw funding support for transport links to LBA, including for highways projects intended […]

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Greens support Tong Valley campaign as thousands of objections to local plan submitted

Today, the Green Party will be supporting residents at Bradford City Hall objecting to Tong Valley being allocated for 2,000 new houses. Resident’s from Tong & Fulneck Valley Association will be handing in their comments on Bradford Council’s Core Strategy calling for Tong Valley to be removed from list of sites earmarked for housing. Matt Edwards, a […]

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Green Party Campaigner calls for warning signs to prevent further deer being killed in car accidents

Calls are being made for warning signs after deer have been struck on a busy country road in South Bradford. In the latest incident, residents say a deer was struck near Tong Village by a motorist driving along Tong Lane. There have also been reports of similar incidents in recent months on Roker Lane in […]

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Green Party calls for halt to road plans following West Yorkshire-wide Climate Emergency Declaration

Bradford Green Party has called on West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Bradford Council to halt new road building schemes following “Climate Emergency” Declarations made by both authorities. At their annual meeting on Thursday, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has formally announced a climate emergency, following pressure from Green Party councillors from across Yorkshire. All […]

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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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Caroline Lucas calls on local people to speak out against housing plans

Caroline Lucas visited Bradford District this weekend and used it as an opportunity to meet members of the The Tong and Fulneck Valley Association. The association oppose the plans to build nearly 2000 homes in the Tong Valley in between Tong Village and Holmewood. Caroline called on the council to use their powers to rethink the […]

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