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Bradford falling behind introduction of new cycle lanes

Bradford Green Party calls on Bradford Council to implement Emergency Active Travel schemes as “a matter of urgency.” Bradford Green Party Councillors and Campaigners are calling on Bradford Council to move much quicker to put in place schemes using the ‘Emergency Active Travel Fund’ from the Government to encourage cycling across the district. Green Party campaigner […]

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Greens call for more support for buses as Aire Valley services set to increase

Green Party campaigners welcome news that Keighley Bus Company is to increase bus services but call for more support for bus companies from National Government. There has been a significant increase in people using public transport despite strict rules on the number of people allowed on to buses. Darren Parkinson, Green Party community campaigner has […]

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Green councillors ask Bradford Council to only open schools when safe

Bradford’s Green Party councillors have called on Bradford Council to follow the lead of other leading councils and pledge to only open schools when infection rates have dropped to safer levels. Last week, both Liverpool City Council and Hartlepool Borough Council released statements to say that, despite the government announcements that schools will start reopening […]

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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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Research reveals Bradford still ranks as a fly-tipping ‘hotspot’

On Fly-tipping Friday, Bradford District Green Party have highlighted new research shows that Bradford is the third worst place in the country for fly-tipping. The research by The Furniture Recycling Group (TFRG) puts Bradford behind only Liverpool and Manchester in terms of overall fly-tipping incidents in 2018 and 2019. Matt Edwards, Green Party campaigner for […]

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Bradford Greens celebrate historic election results.

The 2019 local elections has been the best ever result for the Green Party with a year of big breakthroughs across the city. Councillor Kevin Warnes was re-elected in Shipley ward with an astounding 55% of the vote after an amazing and positive campaign in the town. Kevin said: “This is my fifth time running for the […]

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Green Party call for U-turn on Keighley Incinerator as rates of waste being burned surges

New analysis by the Green Party reveals that by next year England could be burning more rubbish in incinerators than it recycles. A report compiled by Baroness Jenny Jones revealed that in 2016-17 about 4m tonnes were landfilled, about 10m incinerated and just over 11m recycled or composted. The report uses current trends to predict that between April […]

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Amelia Womack launches #LetBradfordBreathe Campaign

Today, Amelia Womack, the deputy leader of the Green Party visited Bradford to launch a clean air campaign called “Let Bradford Breathe”. Air pollution is one of the biggest problems affecting our district and in February, the High Court ruled that the Government’s current plans to tackle air pollution are unlawful because they do not go […]

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Greens call for action on faulty street lights

A freedom of information request by Bradford Green Party reveals huge differences in the time taken to repair faulty street lights across Bradford District. The information showed that the average repair time from the start of 2015 to the end of 2017 for Shipley Ward was 15 days whilst in Tong Ward it was nearly […]

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Green Party react with dismay as Bradford Council votes to APPROVE Aire Valley incinerator

Update: 9th February 2017 Today, Labour, Tory and Lib Dem Councillors voted to APPROVE the incinerator at Keighley. Green Party spokesman Matt Edwards said: “This is bad news for the people living in the Aire Valley. There is already a crisis in air quality across Bradford District and this scheme is going to make things […]

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