Bradford Councillor chosen to be a national spokesperson for the Green Party.

29th June 2022 | Comments Off on Bradford Councillor chosen to be a national spokesperson for the Green Party.

A Bradford Councillor has been chosen to be a national spokesperson for the Green Party. Councillor Matt Edwards who represents Tong Ward and is also the leader of the Green Group on Bradford Council has been announced as one of five new national spokespeople for the Green Party of England and Wales. He will be […]

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Mind the gap: Greens demand closing the gulf between rail investment in South and North of England

24th May 2022 | Comments Off on Mind the gap: Greens demand closing the gulf between rail investment in South and North of England

Following Crossrail opening, Greens demand closing the gulf between rail investment in South and North of England As the £18 billion pound Elizabeth Line opens in London, the Green Party has called for significant investment in public transport outside of the Capital. Councillor Matt Edwards, the Leader of the Green Group on Bradford Council, has […]

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Petition to save local store reaches 1000 signatures

7th March 2022 | Comments Off on Petition to save local store reaches 1000 signatures

A petition to save a local shop has been signed by over a thousand local residents. Green Party councillors from Shipley launched a petition following the announcement that Wilko was set to close their Shipley store in February. Already 1100 people have signed the petition which calls on Wilko, the landlord and Bradford Council to […]

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Green Party uncovers Bradford’s fly tipping hotspots

27th February 2022 | Comments Off on Green Party uncovers Bradford’s fly tipping hotspots

Data uncovered by the Green Party has revealed the worst fly tipping hotspots across Bradford over the last year. For the fourth year in a row, the Little Horton Ward is the worst area for fly tipping across Bradford with 930 instances reported during 2021. This was followed by Bowling & Barkerend Ward (824 cases), […]

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Green Party leader visits Bradford

31st January 2022 | Comments Off on Green Party leader visits Bradford

The Green Party co-leader visits Bierley in support of local people defending their local community from overdevelopment. Recently elected co-leader of the Green Party, Carla Denyer, was speaking to residents in Bierley where there has been a wave of planning applications which could see hundreds of houses and a new crematorium built on green spaces. […]

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Greens launch petition to save Shipley Wilko

30th January 2022 | Comments Off on Greens launch petition to save Shipley Wilko

Following the announcement that Wilko will close their Shipley store in February, Green Party councillors from Shipley have launched a petition to try and save the store. Hundreds of people have already signed the petition which calls for Wilko, the landlord and Bradford Council to meet and renegotiate the lease to prevent the prominent unit […]

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Greens push Bradford Council to ensure new homes are built to higher standards

27th January 2022 | Comments Off on Greens push Bradford Council to ensure new homes are built to higher standards

Bradford Council has agreed to measure its Local Plan against a set of standards called “Healthy Homes Principles” following a motion by a Green Party councillor. Speaking at the Full Council meeting on Tuesday (25th January), Councillor Matt Edwards (Tong Ward) proposed that Bradford Council re-evaluated its local planning policy, which would put people and […]

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MORE housing planned for Bierley

10th January 2022 | Comments Off on MORE housing planned for Bierley

Concerns have been raised about overdevelopment in Bierley following the submission of another planning application to build houses in the area. Gleeson Homes have submitted an application to build approximately 106 homes on the former playing fields at St. Johns Primary School off Shetcliffe Lane in Bierley. This follows the approval of 82 houses on […]

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Councillor calls for Tong Street works to focus on improving air quality

4th January 2022 | Comments Off on Councillor calls for Tong Street works to focus on improving air quality

Matt Edwards, Green Party councillor for Tong Ward has called for Bradford Council to ensure tackling illegal levels of air pollution are at the heart of a major road scheme. Green Party councillors have welcomed a commitment by Bradford Council re-design the Tong Street scheme to make the project more environmentally friendly, but have called […]

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Greens respond to Clean Air Zone delay

23rd December 2021 | Comments Off on Greens respond to Clean Air Zone delay

Bradford Green Party have criticised the Labour administration of Bradford Council for the avoidable delay in introducing the long awaited Clean Air Zone. The zone was meant to launch on 5th January and will cover the area inside, and including, the Bradford outer ring road. It will also extend out along the Aire valley corridor, […]

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Greens raise concerns about overdevelopment around Oakenshaw

4th December 2021 | Comments Off on Greens raise concerns about overdevelopment around Oakenshaw

Tong Ward Councillor Matt Edwards and Community Campaigner Celia Hickson have raised concerns over substantial industrial developments being planned around Oakenshaw and Chain Bar. Plans have already been approved for a large industrial development on the site of the East Bierley Water Works in addition to a controversial planning application to build a mammoth distribution […]

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Government’s railway plans are not “levelling up”, say Greens

18th November 2021 | Comments Off on Government’s railway plans are not “levelling up”, say Greens

Greens say the Government’s announcements on rail for the North and Midlands demonstrate a lack of strategic planning on public transport. In response to the cancellation of the eastern leg of HS2 from Birmingham to Leeds, Green Party co-leader Carla Denyer said, “The Green Party has opposed the expensive HS2 project, while calling for investment […]

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Greens show support for Kashmir

9th November 2021 | Comments Off on Greens show support for Kashmir

The Green Party of England and Wales has officially backed calls for a referendum in the state of Jammu and Kashmir following calls by Khalid Mahmood from Bradford Green Party. Khalid Mahmood, the Green Party candidate for Heaton Ward in Bradford District, put forward a motion to the parties national conference in Birmingham. The motion […]

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“Why are flights cheaper than trains to a climate change conference” asks Green Councillor.

3rd November 2021 | Comments Off on “Why are flights cheaper than trains to a climate change conference” asks Green Councillor.

“Why is it cheaper to fly to Glasgow than it is to get the train?” says Green Party councillor looking at attending the UN Climate Change Conference. Councillor Matt Edwards (Tong Ward) has revealed that a flight to Glasgow from Leeds Bradford, via a stop off in Dublin was around THREE times cheaper than a […]

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Green Councillor asks Government to intervene in Planning row

7th October 2021 | Comments Off on Green Councillor asks Government to intervene in Planning row

Councillor Matt Edwards, a Green Party councillor for Tong Ward has written to the Secretary of State requesting a controversial planning application be reviewed after officers approved it without it being voted on by a planning committee. Councillor Edwards has written to Michael Gove, the new Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities […]

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Khalid Mahmood selected for Heaton Ward

17th September 2021 | Comments Off on Khalid Mahmood selected for Heaton Ward

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 | Comments Off on Green councillors demand action from mayor and councils on climate change

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

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

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 | Comments Off on Rail cuts to London another example of leaving Bradford behind says Green councillor

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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