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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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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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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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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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Shipley Green Councillor raises concerns about Highway Consultation

A Green Party councillor has urged Shipley residents to have their say on the future of roads between Bradford and Shipley whilst raising concerns that the Council has “jumped the gun” starting the consultation before important information has been provided. Bradford Council’s Shipley Highways Consultation is asking for input from members of the public about […]

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Shipley Green Party councillor calls on council to put the brakes on demolition of ‘iconic’ pub

Councillor Kevin Warnes has called on Bradford Council to halt the proposals to demolish the historic Branch Hotel in Shipley to ensure proper studies are undertaken on feasibility and impact of junction improvements. Last year Bradford Council purchased the pub, located at the junction of Otley Road and Bradford Road with the intention of demolishing […]

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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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