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 | 0 Comments

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 Charles, aged 6, to ask the Council to stop cutting the grass and allow it to grow long and allow wild-flowers to grow. The […]

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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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Expanding airports is incompatible with meeting our climate targets – Green councillors respond to Leeds-Bradford expansion plans

14th May 2020 | 0 Comments

Bradford Green councillors called for expansion at Leeds Bradford to be ditched in light of the expected reduced demand in aviation after the Coronavirus crisis. The owners of Leeds-Bradford Airport have submitted plans to Leeds City Council seeking to replace the terminal building by 2023, to help facilitate increase passenger numbers from four million a […]

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Report reveals banking inequality across Bradford District

12th May 2020 | 0 Comments

A report by Bradford District Green Party has identified a stark difference in services provided by banks and building societies across Bradford District. The report, which was authored by community campaigner Matt Edwards, set out to investigate the coverage of banks and building societies across Bradford District and then identify the impact of temporary branch […]

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Greens call for road building re-think in Bradford

4th May 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. Councillor Martin Love has written to Susan Hinchcliffe, the Leader of Bradford Council and Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority asking for a temporary […]

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Green councillors urge residents to avoid setting bonfires

25th April 2020 | 0 Comments

Two Green Party councillors are urging residents to avoid setting nuisance bonfires in the back yards to burn waste during lock-down. Councils across the country have reported an increase in complaints about nuisance bonfires due to household waste centres being closed. Councillor Martin Love (Shipley) has said: “These are difficult time and I completely understand that many […]

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Green campaigner calls for woodlands to be reopened

22nd April 2020 | 0 Comments

A Green Party campaigner has called on the trustees of a local charity to reopen public woodland to allow people to continue their daily exercise. Heaton Woods Trust have today closed off access to their land following barbecues and other social gatherings despite Government guidelines. Local Green Party activist, Celia Hickson, a resident who regularly […]

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