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Green Party responds to new Hokey Cokey rules for parts of Yorkshire

In response to the announcement by Government that they are reintroducing coronavirus restriction across the whole of Kirklees, Bradford and Calderdale, Councillor Andrew Cooper the Green Party’s West Yorkshire Mayoral Candidate said: “This Hokey Cokey method of taking some areas in and out of local lockdowns is not working. If we make changes they should […]

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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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Greens uncover significant increase in time to replace faulty street lights

Figures uncovered by Bradford Green Party reveal that the average time taken for Bradford Council to replace street lights has trebled to over a month. A Freedom of Information Request showed that in Shipley Ward, the average time to replace a faulty light in 2017 was 15 days – in 2018 this figure had jumped […]

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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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Changes to planning application cause confusion at Milnerfield Farm.

Changes to the planning applications at Milnerfield Farm in Gilstead have resulted in many local people wrongly believing the farm has been saved and that both applications have been withdrawn. Since late 2015, there have been two planning applications (15/05552/FUL and 15/05538/MAF) proposed for Milnerfield Farm. One sought to change the use of the land […]

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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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Milnerfield proposed as site for development in local housing plan

Thirteen sites in Gilstead have been proposed for development. A number of these sites have been proposed by the landowner of Milnerfield Farm. Bradford District Council is currently in the process of preparing a new Local Plan for the district. As part of this, they are looking to see which sites should be allocated for […]

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