Khalid Mahmood selected for Heaton Ward

17th September 2021 | 0 Comments

Khalid is a local estate agent serving the area for two decades. He has been involved in many community groups and has been helping local residents with various issues over the years. Khalid said: “It is time that Heaton had an active voice to serve in the ward that residents would hear from all year […]

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Green councillors demand action from mayor and councils on climate change

9th August 2021 | 0 Comments

The report by the International Panel on Climate Change, the world’s leading authority on climate science, warned that “Climate change is already affecting every region on Earth, in multiple ways. [IPCC Press Release]“ The report also states that temperatures have now risen by about 1.1oC since the period 1850 to 1900, but stabilising the climate […]

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Residents frustrated as community park found listed for sale on auction site

27th July 2021 | 0 Comments

Residents living on Holme Beck Park on the edge of Holmewood were alarmed to find that the green space, which had been set aside as public open space on the development, was found on an auction site based in Glasgow. The land is now owned by Greenbelt Energy Limited, a company based in Scotland. Shaun, […]

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Councillor calls for West Yorkshire Pension Fund to drop “dirty” investments before global climate summit

26th July 2021 | 0 Comments

Councillor Kevin Warnes (Green, Shipley Ward) has written to the Bradford District Councillors who sit on the West Yorkshire Pension Fund Joint Advisory Group, asking them to review the Fund’s investments in fossil fuel linked industries. According to UK Divest, the West Yorkshire Pension Fund is valued at around £13.2 billion, with around £504 million […]

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Rail cuts to London another example of leaving Bradford behind says Green councillor

5th July 2021 | 0 Comments

LNER is proposing a significant timetable change that will result in services from Bradford being cut, whilst there will be an increase in services from Leeds, York and Doncaster. The number of services from Bradford Forster Square to London will be cut from two to just one – but at the same time LNER is […]

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Greens call for road building pause following similar move in Wales

25th June 2021 | 0 Comments

Green Party councillors from Bradford, Leeds and Kirklees have today sent a letter (Download here) to the new mayor  for West Yorkshire asking her to announce a review of the road building schemes being funded by WYCA. This comes after the Welsh government announced on Wednesday that it is freezing new road-building projects as part of its plans […]

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Greens hail best ever election across Bradford

10th May 2021 | 0 Comments

Councillor Martin Love was re-elected in Shipley for with 3405 votes – a massive 60% of the total votes cast. This is the best result we have had in Shipley since we first won an election in the town 20 years ago. Earlier in the day, we also secured our first council seat outside of […]

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Greens demand rethink of Wibsey Santander closure

25th March 2021 | 0 Comments

Bradford Greens have called on Santander to rethink branch closures that will leave Bradford South with no bank branches. But the closure of Santander in Wibsey will mean Bradford South joins Wentworth and Dearne – previously the only parliamentary constituency that had lost all of its bank branches. Matt Edwards, a community campaigner for the […]

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Local plan leaves Bradford South behind warn Greens but Mass Transit system could come to Holmewood

25th March 2021 | 0 Comments

Bradford Greens have warned that transport proposals in the draft local plan could leave the South parts of Bradford behind. In a submission to the emerging Local Plan consultation, Bradford Green Party have questioned why all proposals for priority bus routes, greenways and cycle routes are north of the City Centre and only road schemes […]

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Air pollution exceeding safe levels across Bradford

18th March 2021 | 1 Comment

The Green Party’s Deputy Mayoral candidate has called for Bradford Council to do more to tackle air quality following research that shows that pollution in the city exceeds safety limits set by the World Health Organization. Researchers at Imperial College London revealed that nearly 8m UK addresses are affected by high levels of particulate matter […]

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Labour’s response to fly-tipping doesn’t go far enough

18th February 2021 | 1 Comment

Greens propose more investment to tackle “fly tipping crisis” saying that Labour’s response doesn’t go far enough. Earlier this month, the Labour run Executive approved spending £300,000 to boost the District’s efforts to stop fly tipping but Bradford Green Party councillors have called for this to be increased to £1 million in their proposals for […]

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Greens propose the most radical green budget of any local authority in the UK

18th February 2021 | 0 Comments

Green Councillors are proposing that Bradford backs the most radical green budget of any local authority in the UK. Councillors Martin Love and Kevin Warnes will call for multi-million pound investments that will improve the quality of life for Bradford families, deal with the traffic that blights our neighbourhoods and ramp up Bradford’s response to […]

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Greens launch petition to halt road building across Bradford

16th February 2021 | 1 Comment

Bradford Green Party have launched a petition calling on Bradford Council to ditch road building plans across the district. Local Green councillors and campaigners are calling on Bradford Council to pause all new major road schemes across our District until their impact on our environment and air pollution has been fully assessed. Councillor Martin Love […]

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Greens warn that online consultation for Local Plan risks excluding some residents

11th February 2021 | 0 Comments

Bradford Green Party warn that online consultation for local plan risks excluding some residents from “such a vitally important consultation”. Greens have also asked if residents without access to the internet are going to have less of a chance to contribute to a consultation that is being run as a primarily online exercise. Councillor Martin […]

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Greens warn housebuilding plans for Tong Valley could lead to more flooding in West Leeds

8th February 2021 | 0 Comments

Green campaigners have warned Bradford Council to rethink plans to allocate large areas of the Tong Valley for housing following flooding downstream in Pudsey and Wortley. Over the weekend, flood warnings were in place at Pudsey Beck where water levels have risen as a result of the recent persistent rainfall. In Wortley, the lower ring […]

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Green Party uncover Bradford’s fly tipping hotspots

6th January 2021 | 0 Comments

A freedom of information request by Bradford District Green Party has revealed the fly tipping hotspots across the city. In 2018, 2019 and the first half of 2020, the worst ward for fly tipping was the Little Horton Ward with 2260 cases reported between 1st January 2018 and 31st May 2020. This was followed by […]

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Green Councillor backs teachers call to move learning online from Monday

3rd January 2021 | 0 Comments

A Green Party councillor has backed calls from teaching unions to take steps to protect the safety of staff and students by moving to online learning from Monday. Kevin Warnes, a councillor for Shipley who is also a teacher, has backed calls from the four teacher unions to stop the reopening of schools on Monday […]

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Action needed to tackle fly-tipping linked to rogue traders

29th December 2020 | 0 Comments

A Green Party campaigner is backing Bradford Council’s plea to householders to be careful when paying people to remove rubbish following horrendous fly tipping across Holmewood and Bierley. “Rogue traders”, often advertising on social media platforms, are looking to make a fast buck at this time of year by picking up rubbish then fly-tipping on […]

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Extra support needed for businesses across Bradford hit by Covid ahead of Small Business Saturday

4th December 2020 | 0 Comments

The Green Party has called for additional measures to support small businesses that have suffered heavy losses during the coronavirus pandemic, ahead of Small Business Saturday this weekend. As small companies across the country struggle to keep afloat due to the pandemic, the Greens have called for a five point plan to help them keep […]

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Parts of Bradford ranked as most unhealthy in country

29th November 2020 | 0 Comments

Parts of Bradford have been ranked as some of the most unhealthy in the country according to a new study by a group of universities. The research has been completed by the Consumer Data Research Centre, a collaboration between the University of Leeds, University College London, University of Liverpool and the University of Oxford. Instead […]

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