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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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Councillor calls for West Yorkshire Pension Fund to drop “dirty” investments before global climate summit

A Green Party councillor has called on Bradford Councillors to push the West Yorkshire Pension Fund to ditch fossil fuel investments before the UK hosts a global climate summit later this year. Councillor Kevin Warnes (Green, Shipley Ward) has written to the Bradford District Councillors who sit on the West Yorkshire Pension Fund Joint Advisory […]

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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 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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Green mayoral candidate puzzled by award for West Yorkshire Combined Authority for showing climate leadership

Green candidate for mayor reacts with surprise to see regional authority recognised for showing leadership in tackling the climate emergency. Today (2nd October) The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has won the award for “Leadership in Responding to the Climate Emergency” at the annual MJ Local Government Achievement Awards. Councillor Andrew Cooper has said “To be […]

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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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Expanding airports is incompatible with meeting our climate targets – Green councillors respond to Leeds-Bradford expansion plans

Bradford Green councillors called for expansion at Leeds Bradford to be ditched in light of the expected reduced demand in aviation after the Coronavirus crisis. The owners of Leeds-Bradford Airport have submitted plans to Leeds City Council seeking to replace the terminal building by 2023, to help facilitate increase passenger numbers from four million a […]

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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 take part in Bradford Climate Strike

Bradford Green Party members and supporters have taken part in the Global Climate Strike in Bradford City centre today. This is part of a global action that has seen millions of people around the world take part in peaceful protest in cities across the world from Washington to Mumbai. Councillor Martin Love has said: “The world […]

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Green Party calls on Bradford councillors to back radical action on climate change

Bradford’s Green councillors have called for more action by Bradford Council six months after the authority became one of the first in the country to “declare a climate emergency.” Councillors Kevin Warnes and Martin Love are working closely with highways officers on the roll-out of a 20mph zone across the whole of central Shipley. According to Councillor […]

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