Former Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford has called for people to ask ‘inspirational women’ to stand for elected office

20th November 2020 | 0 Comments

Hawarun Hussain, who was a councillor for Shipley for 14 years, and a former Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford, has called on Bradford residents to ask an inspirational woman to stand for elected office on “#AskHerToStand Day”. Ask Her To Stand Day, which falls on the 21st November, is an initiative by the organisation ‘50:50 […]

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Tong Ward campaigner calls for urgent action to tackle anti-social behaviour in Bierley and Holmewood

17th November 2020 | 0 Comments

A community campaigner is calling for additional measures across parts of South Bradford following an escalation of anti-social behaviour. Matt Edwards, a community campaigner for Tong Ward has called on Bradford Council and West Yorkshire Police to take additional measures clamp down on anti-social behaviour in both Bierley and Holmewood. On 10th November, a resident […]

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Action needed to stop pavement parking in front of Tong Street shops

28th October 2020 | 0 Comments

A community campaigner has raised concern that action is not being taken to stop dangerous pavement parking outside shops on Tong Street – one of Bradford’s busiest roads. Dangerous pavement parking outside the shops on Tong Street, which is part of the A650, has been a problem for years and Matt Edwards, the Green Party’s […]

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Greens slam council for pushing forward with South Bradford link road plan

19th October 2020 | 0 Comments

The Green Party have accused Bradford Council’s Labour executive of acting “like a dictatorship” after it was revealed that it plans to press ahead with plans for the Tong Valley road – despite a committee voting against taking the scheme further. In July, the Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee of Bradford Council refused […]

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Our mayoral candidate visits Bradford project looking to harness ‘people power’

16th October 2020 | 0 Comments

The Green Party’s West Yorkshire mayoral candidate has visited an innovative project in Bradford to highlight the potential for community energy schemes. Bradford Community Energy has been established to help groups install renewable energy technologies on their buildings to save money on their energy bills and do their part to tackle our climate crisis. Councillor […]

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Councillor hits out at shambolic mismanagement over new tier system

12th October 2020 | 0 Comments

A senior councillor has hit out at “shambolic mismanagement” from the government over its announcement of the new three-tier system of restrictions for Coronavirus. Councillor Andrew Cooper, the leader of the Green Group on Kirklees Council and the party’s candidate in next years West Yorkshire Mayoral Election has raised concerns over conflicting information and announcement […]

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Green mayoral candidate puzzled by award for West Yorkshire Combined Authority for showing climate leadership

2nd October 2020 | 0 Comments

Green candidate for mayor reacts with surprise to see regional authority recognised for showing leadership in tackling the climate emergency. Today (2nd October) The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has won the award for “Leadership in Responding to the Climate Emergency” at the annual MJ Local Government Achievement Awards. Councillor Andrew Cooper has said “To be […]

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Greens call for Highways England to step in over Interchange 26 access issues

28th September 2020 | 0 Comments

The Green Party candidate for the first West Yorkshire Mayor has called for a meeting between Highways England, the developer and both local councils to discuss access concerns to Interchange 26 development. Councillor Andrew Cooper from Kirklees District Council (Newsome Ward) has written to Jim O’Sullivan, the chief of Highways England; Jeff Penman from Tungsten […]

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Green Party campaigner calls on contractors to ensure cycle lanes are not blocked by road work signs.

27th September 2020 | 0 Comments

A Green Party campaigner has called on contractors carrying out roadworks in Bradford to ensure cycle lanes are not blocked by road work signs. Darren Parkinson, a keen cyclist, contacted Bradford Council after Northern Gas Networks placed temporary road signs related to road works which obstructed the cycle lane down Stanley Road. The cycle lane […]

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

18th September 2020 | 0 Comments

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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Former Deputy Mayor of Bradford selected to run for Deputy Mayor in 2021 West Yorkshire Mayor Elections

16th September 2020 | 0 Comments

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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Concerns raised about pavement parking on Tong Street as government starts national review

31st August 2020 | 0 Comments

A community campaigner has raised concern that action is not being  taken to stop dangerous pavement parking outside shops on one of Bradford’s busiest roads. Dangerous pavement parking outside the shops on Tong Street, which is part of the A650, has been a problem for years and Matt Edwards, the Green Party’s Community Campaigner for […]

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Response to Bradford Council’s claims that it has not failed Holmewood residents

30th August 2020 | 0 Comments

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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Bradford Green Party welcome protest bike ride “Ride the Noise” to Lister Park

29th August 2020 | 0 Comments

Bradford Green Party campaigners will be at Lister Park this afternoon (Saturday 29th August) to welcome the “Ride the Noise” bike ride which is raising awareness of the expansion at Leeds Bradford Airport. The bike ride is being organised by the Group for Action on Leeds Bradford Airport (GALBA) in response to the planned expansion […]

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Calls for Incommunities to sort out blight site in Bierley

20th August 2020 | 0 Comments

A community campaigner has demanded that a community housing company get their act together after derelict land in Bierley is constantly blighted by fly-tipping. Matt Edwards, the Green Party community campaigner for Tong Ward has called on Incommunities to sell the land on the corner of Fairfax Avenue and Hyne Avenue or build houses on […]

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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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