Tong Ward Greens launch e-edition newsletter to keep residents connected during coronavirus

20th April 2020 | 0 Comments

Tong Ward Green Party and community campaigner Matt Edwards have launched an e-newsletter to keep local residents up to date with what he has been doing during the coronavirus lock down. It includes important updates on the closure of New Lane between Holmewood and Tong Village and the planning applications in South Bierley. Click the preview below to […]

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Bradford Green councillors demand urgent council funding to prevent “financial failure”.

17th April 2020 | 0 Comments

Bradford’s Green Party councillors have joined Green councillors from across the country by signing an open letter to Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick demanding emergency and longer-term funding to enable local authorities to continue to support communities during the coronavirus crisis. This comes as at the same time as a warning by the Local Government Association […]

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Shipley Green campaigner does his own lock-down litter pick

16th April 2020 | 0 Comments

A local campaigner from Shipley has been using his daily exercise time to help clean up his local area. Darren Parkinson, a Green Party campaigner from Shipley has been using his daily exercise time to litter pick near his home. On Monday (13th April), Darren and his young family collected five bags of waste and […]

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Getting drainage issues on Westgate Hill fixed – finally

15th April 2020 | 0 Comments

For the last few years Matt Edwards – our Tong Ward community campaigner – has been trying to get Bradford Council and Yorkshire Water to fix a number of issues with drainage and standing water on Westgate Hill Street (A650) near Tong High School. Back in 2018, a few residents raised issues with large puddles […]

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Green councillors urge day trippers to stay away from Saltaire over Easter

9th April 2020 | 0 Comments

Shipley’s two Green Party Councillors have urged people to listen to government advice and not visit popular tourist hotspots in their ward. Councillors Martin Love and Kevin Warnes have urged day trippers to stay at home and not visit Saltaire during the Easter bank holiday weekend. On 23rd March, the government released new rules that required “people to […]

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Community campaigner speaks out about surge in fly-tipping during coronavirus crisis

8th April 2020 | 0 Comments

Green Party campaigner Matt Edwards has spoken out against the surge of fly-tipping that has happened during the Coronavirus lockdown. Bradford Council, like most councils across the country, has been forced to close all household waste recycling centres across the district as it prioritises staff resources during the coronavirus crisis. Last week, Matt reported several instances of […]

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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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