Bradford falling behind introduction of new cycle lanes

4th August 2020 | 0 Comments

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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Shipley councillor welcomes news that 5G mast NOT classed as “permitted development”

31st July 2020 | 0 Comments

Green Party Councillor Martin Love has welcomed the decision by Bradford Council to not class the enlarged 5G mast on Bingley Road Shipley as a permitted development. Councillor Love and his ward colleague Kevin Warnes had raised concerns that this mast was significantly larger and more imposing than the one it was meant to replace […]

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Green Party respond to increased lock down rules in Bradford

31st July 2020 | 0 Comments

The Green Party has responded to government announcements of new lock-down measures across Bradford District and other areas of Northern England. Councillor Martin Love, leader of the Green Party Group on Bradford District Council, said: “The government’s lacklustre approach to track and trace has failed. “Announcing major new lock-down measures on Twitter with less than […]

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Community clean up in Holmewood

27th July 2020 | 0 Comments

Volunteers have carried out a community clean up in Holmewood and hope to use this as a launchpad for further action days. The group organised by Matt Edwards, Green Party Community Campaigner for Tong Ward, spent a few hours on Saturday morning tidying the passage between Andover Green and Tyersal Lane at the north end […]

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Redevelopment Holme View Care Home in Holmewood welcomed.

21st July 2020 | 0 Comments

Matt Edwards, the Community Campaigner for Tong Ward has welcomed news that work has started to take place to redevelop a notorious “grot spot” as much needed social housing. The former Holme View care home, in the centre of Holmewood, has become a focal point for anti-social behaviour in the last twelve months. West Yorkshire […]

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Greens call for re-think of warehouse plans

18th July 2020 | 0 Comments

Planning Ref: 2020/61/91807/E Deadline for comments: 29 July Greens from across district lines have called for a rethink of plans for a new warehouse near Oakenshaw which would see the main road access near Woodlands Primary School. Earlier this month, Tungsten Properties submitted the first detailed application for the one of the warehouses planned North […]

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Plans for the road through the Tong Valley have been thrown into disarray

14th July 2020 | 0 Comments

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

13th July 2020 | 0 Comments

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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Re-wilding the Pinfold in Tong Village

13th July 2020 | 1 Comment

Following a request by Matt Edwards, Bradford Council have agreed to let The Pinfold in Tong Village become a haven for wildlife allowing it to ‘rewild’. Matt has been asked by residents in Tong Village to ask the Council to stop cutting the grass and allow it to grow long and allow wild-flowers to grow. […]

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Green councillor calls for action on “Blight site” following latest planning refusal

10th July 2020 | 0 Comments

Shipley’s Green Party councillors call for Bradford Council to use the ‘Blight Site Fund’ to take control of the derelict Hirst Wood Garden Centre in Saltaire following the refusal of the latest planning application for three houses. Shipley Ward Green Party councillors have welcomed this week’s planning decision to refuse consent for new housing on […]

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Bradford Green Party launches coronavirus recovery plan

6th July 2020 | 0 Comments

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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Green Councillors welcome Shipley Town Council Climate Declaration

26th June 2020 | 0 Comments

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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Campaigner welcomes plans for derelict site in Dudley Hill

21st June 2020 | 0 Comments

Green Party campaigner Matt Edwards has welcomed a planning application for new industrial units on a former mill site in Dudley Hill that has been plagued by fly tipping.  The planning application will see fifteen light industrial units with a total floor space of 1,680sq.m. The site has been derelict since 2011 when the red […]

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Green Party question whether HS2 will benefit Bradford following Coronavirus Crisis

16th June 2020 | 0 Comments

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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Concerns raised about spike in reports of fly tipping in Holmewood

15th June 2020 | 0 Comments

Bradford Green Party has raised concerns about the spike in fly-tipping in parts of Bradford especially in fly-tipping ‘hot spots’ Tong Ward Community Campaigner Matt Edwards is calling for new cameras to be deployed as soon as possible in areas where there is a significant problem with fly-tipping. Matt has said: “Now that we seem […]

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

10th June 2020 | 0 Comments

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

8th June 2020 | 0 Comments

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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British Airways decision to scrap flights must mean end of expansion plans for Leeds Bradford Airport

28th May 2020 | 0 Comments

Green Party councillor Kevin Warnes has called for plans to expand Leeds Bradford Airport to be scrapped following the decision by British Airways to stop flights to Heathrow. This decision by the UKs largest airline, follows on from news that Ryanair had not featured Leeds Bradford on its Summer 2021 timetable. Councillor Warnes, (Shipley) has […]

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

21st May 2020 | 0 Comments

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

18th May 2020 | 0 Comments

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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