Update on New Lane Closure

4th April 2020 | 0 Comments

Following enquiries from residents, Matt Edwards has spoken to Bradford Council to identify what the plans are for New Lane between Tong Village and Holmewood. Some residents have contacted Matt following the installation of new “No Through Road” signs at the junction of Tong Lane and New Lane and near the mini roundabout on Landscove Avenue. Matt has been able to confirm […]

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Councillor Martin Love calls for rent freeze for Bradford Council commercial tenants

2nd April 2020 | 0 Comments

A senior Bradford Councillor has written to the Leader of Council and the Chief Executive of Bradford Council calling for a three-month rent holiday to its commercial tenants who have been forced to close. The rent holiday would mean that small, independent businesses across Bradford District, who pay their rent to the Bradford Council, would […]

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Green Party reacts to postponement of May elections

13th March 2020 | 0 Comments

The Green Party has reacted to the news that the local council and elections for Mayors scheduled for May, will be postponed for a year. Co-leader of the Green Party Jonathan Bartley said: “The health and welfare of our members, activists and the wider community absolutely must be top priority. So despite being on course to make […]

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Two months on from last fire, Matt Edwards asks why Holme View site not secured

11th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Matt Edwards has once again raised concerns with Bradford Council that the former care home in Holmewood has still not been secured – two months on from the last fire. Since October, the fire service has been called seven times to attend fires at the site. The latest call-out was on Friday 24th January. Matt said, […]

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Shipley’s Green Councillors seek resolution to Saltaire Car Park drama

5th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Councillor Martin Love met with residents and local business people in February to find a sustainable solution for the operation of the Oastler Road car park Shipley’s Green Party Councillors have been working with the local MP and Bradford Council for a number of years to ensure that the management of the car park was done […]

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Concerns raised about loss of day centres in Holmewood and Bierley

2nd March 2020 | 0 Comments

Tong Ward community campaigner Matt Edwards has expressed concern after it was announced by Bradford Council that Listonshiels Resource Centre, in Bierley, and Grove Resource Centre in Holmewood have both been earmarked for closure. Bradford Council has said that following their closure, the properties will be transferred to the Council’s Asset Management Service. The council […]

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Labour and Tory councillors vote against Green proposals including extra funds for flood defences.

27th February 2020 | 0 Comments

The Green Group once again tabled ambitious proposals at the Council’s budget meeting in February. Every February, Bradford Council meets to set the budget for the next year. The Labour Party, as the party with the highest number of councillors run Bradford Council and therefore make the main proposals. Councillors from other parties are able […]

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Green councillors celebrate start of roll out of 20mph zones across Shipley

13th February 2020 | 0 Comments

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. Councillors Kevin Warnes and Martin Love are working closely with highways officers on the roll-out of a 20mph zone across the whole of central Shipley. […]

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Bradford Green Party welcomes improvement in street light repair times

13th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Bradford Green Party welcome statistics from Bradford Council which show the time taken to replace faulty street lights has dropped significantly across the whole of Bradford District with big improvements in some wards. The time taken to repair faulty street lights has dropped significantly from 2018 to 2019 meaning lights are turned back on far […]

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Resident’s gear up for fight to stop unwanted development in Bierley

24th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Matt Edwards, Green Party resident for Tong Ward has joined Bierley residents to raise concerns about the potential for a new housing application at Lockwood Farm. A freedom of information request to Bradford Council has revealed that the Lockwood Farm site has planning applications that would increase the total number of houses from 118 to […]

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Research reveals Bradford still ranks as a fly-tipping ‘hotspot’

3rd January 2020 | 0 Comments

On Fly-tipping Friday, Bradford District Green Party have highlighted new research shows that Bradford is the third worst place in the country for fly-tipping. The research by The Furniture Recycling Group (TFRG) puts Bradford behind only Liverpool and Manchester in terms of overall fly-tipping incidents in 2018 and 2019. Matt Edwards, Green Party campaigner for […]

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Senior Green Party Councillor urges government to overhaul Yorkshire’s railways and put rail users first.

2nd January 2020 | 0 Comments

Leader of the Green Group on Bradford Council Martin Love is calling for a radical overhaul of rail across Yorkshire following another year of “woeful” service for rail users across Yorkshire and a failure to implement targets to replace older trains. Councillor Love is calling for a halt of the annual rail fare increases after a year […]

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Green Party will place Carbon Chancellor in 11 Downing Street to put climate at the heart of government

15th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The Green Party will appoint a Carbon Chancellor to 11 Downing Street to ensure the climate emergency is placed at the heart of government, under plans to be unveiled today. The Greens will announce their ground-breaking plans outside the Treasury, where they will set out the urgent need for a radical change in how central […]

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Bradford Green candidates welcome General Election

31st October 2019 | 0 Comments

Bradford Green Party’s candidates have welcomed a general election with a pledge that only the Green Party will give power back to the people with a People’s vote and deliver the radical action we need to tackle the climate crisis. Celia Hickson, the Green Party candidate for Shipley has said “Brexit has crippled our country […]

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Councillor Martin Love hit out over Labour’s support for road building and airport expansion

15th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Shipley’s Green councillors have hit out at Labour councillors for watering down their proposals for Bradford Council to end its support for the expansion of Leeds-Bradford Airport. The Green motion calls on Bradford Council, which chairs the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), to “withdraw funding support for transport links to LBA, including for highways projects intended […]

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Greens support Tong Valley campaign as thousands of objections to local plan submitted

23rd September 2019 | 0 Comments

Today, the Green Party will be supporting residents at Bradford City Hall objecting to Tong Valley being allocated for 2,000 new houses. Resident’s from Tong & Fulneck Valley Association will be handing in their comments on Bradford Council’s Core Strategy calling for Tong Valley to be removed from list of sites earmarked for housing. Matt Edwards, a […]

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Greens take part in Bradford Climate Strike

20th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Bradford Green Party members and supporters have taken part in the Global Climate Strike in Bradford City centre today. This is part of a global action that has seen millions of people around the world take part in peaceful protest in cities across the world from Washington to Mumbai. Councillor Martin Love has said: “The world […]

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Green Party Campaigner calls for warning signs to prevent further deer being killed in car accidents

18th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Calls are being made for warning signs after deer have been struck on a busy country road in South Bradford. In the latest incident, residents say a deer was struck near Tong Village by a motorist driving along Tong Lane. There have also been reports of similar incidents in recent months on Roker Lane in […]

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Greens re-select Andy Stanford to stand in Bradford East

9th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Bradford District Green Party has announced its candidates for Bradford East the next general election – which could be on 14th October. Andy Stanford has been re-selected to represent the Green Party in Bradford East. “It is an honour to once again represent the Green Party in the upcoming election – one that may come […]

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Update on Bierley Water Works Development

4th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Green Party campaigner Matt Edwards has been trying to secure an update on the plans to develop the former North Bierley Water Treatment Works following the sale of the site. The new owners, Opus North have announced that they intend to start work on site in the first quarter of 2020. Outline planning application was granted back […]

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