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Green Councillors welcome Shipley Town Council Climate Declaration

Green Party district councillors for Shipley Ward welcome the Climate Declaration by the newly formed Shipley Town Council. At the meeting on 25th June, town councillors voted in favour of a motion which would see the Council looking to encourage people and businesses in Shipley to reduce their carbon emissions. Councillor Martin Love who represents […]

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Green Party question whether HS2 will benefit Bradford following Coronavirus Crisis

As part of the government consultation into a ‘Rail Plan for the Midlands and the North’, the Green Party has raised concerns about the need for HS2 and instead called for more investment in local travel. In its submission to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) ‘Rail Assessment Consultation for The North and Midlands’, the Green […]

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Green Party hit out at announcement that Environment Agency minded to approve Keighley incinerator

Bradford District Green Party councillors and campaigners have spoken out following the announcement by the Environment Agency that it is ‘minded to issue’ a permit for controversial Keighley waste incinerator. The Green Party has opposed the construction of an incinerator near Marley Playing Fields since plans first emerged (1). Martin Love, leader of the Green […]

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Councillors urge residents to not leave donations outside charity shops

Shipley Ward’s Green Party councillors are asking residents to not leave donations outside charity shops in Shipley. Councillors Kevin Warnes and Martin Love have asked residents to stop leaving “donations” outside charity shops in Shipley. Many charity shops have remained closed despite some lock-down restrictions being lifted and currently most are not accepting new donations. […]

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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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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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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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Green councillors urge residents to avoid setting bonfires

Two Green Party councillors are urging residents to avoid setting nuisance bonfires in the back yards to burn waste during lock-down. Councils across the country have reported an increase in complaints about nuisance bonfires due to household waste centres being closed. Councillor Martin Love (Shipley) has said: “These are difficult time and I completely understand that many […]

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Bradford Green councillors demand urgent council funding to prevent “financial failure”.

Bradford’s Green Party councillors have joined Green councillors from across the country by signing an open letter to Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick demanding emergency and longer-term funding to enable local authorities to continue to support communities during the coronavirus crisis. This comes as at the same time as a warning by the Local Government Association […]

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Green councillors urge day trippers to stay away from Saltaire over Easter

Shipley’s two Green Party Councillors have urged people to listen to government advice and not visit popular tourist hotspots in their ward. Councillors Martin Love and Kevin Warnes have urged day trippers to stay at home and not visit Saltaire during the Easter bank holiday weekend. On 23rd March, the government released new rules that required “people to […]

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