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 | 1 Comment

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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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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