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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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Greens warn housebuilding plans for Tong Valley could lead to more flooding in West Leeds

Green campaigners have warned Bradford Council to rethink plans to allocate large areas of the Tong Valley for housing following flooding downstream in Pudsey and Wortley. Over the weekend, flood warnings were in place at Pudsey Beck where water levels have risen as a result of the recent persistent rainfall. In Wortley, the lower ring […]

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Greens slam council for pushing forward with South Bradford link road plan

The Green Party have accused Bradford Council’s Labour executive of acting “like a dictatorship” after it was revealed that it plans to press ahead with plans for the Tong Valley road – despite a committee voting against taking the scheme further. In July, the Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee of Bradford Council refused […]

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Former Deputy Mayor of Bradford selected to run for Deputy Mayor in 2021 West Yorkshire Mayor Elections

The Green Party has become the first national party to announce its candidate for the 2021 West Yorkshire Mayoral elections – and in what is thought to be a first, will run on a double ticket for both Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Councillor Andrew Cooper, the leader of the Green Group on Kirklees Council was […]

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Response to Bradford Council’s claims that it has not failed Holmewood residents

Matt Edwards, the Green Party campaigner for Tong Ward has responded to claims by Bradford Council that it has not failed the people of Holmewood. Following a planning meeting on the future of the Holmewood Social Club on Wednesday (26th August), Bradford Council was accused of failing the people of Holmewood. This came following the […]

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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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Re-wilding the Pinfold in Tong Village

Following a request by Matt Edwards, Bradford Council have agreed to let The Pinfold in Tong Village become a haven for wildlife allowing it to ‘rewild’. Matt has been asked by Charles, aged 6, to ask the Council to stop cutting the grass and allow it to grow long and allow wild-flowers to grow. The […]

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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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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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