Bradford Greens celebrate historic election results.

5th May 2019 | 0 Comments

The 2019 local elections has been the best ever result for the Green Party with a year of big breakthroughs across the city. Councillor Kevin Warnes was re-elected in Shipley ward with an astounding 55% of the vote after an amazing and positive campaign in the town. Kevin said: “This is my fifth time running for the […]

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Shipley’s Green councillors have raised concerns about poor maintenance at the town’s train stations.

25th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Shipley’s Green councillors have raised concerns about poor maintenance at the town’s train stations. Councillor Kevin Warnes has written to Northern Rail to raise concerns about Shipley station, where the access road running down from the junction with Otley Road is in a poor condition, riddled with potholes and cracked kerbs that are partly collapsed […]

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Bradford Greens launch fly tipping petition

21st March 2019 | 0 Comments

Bradford Green Party have launched a petition calling on Bradford Council to acknowledge that there is a fly-tipping epidemic across the city and take the urgent action that is needed to tackle the problem. The petition was put started by Matt Edwards, Green Party spokesperson and prospective local election candidate for Tong Ward – one […]

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Greens uncover significant increase in time to replace faulty street lights

3rd March 2019 | 0 Comments

Figures uncovered by Bradford Green Party reveal that the average time taken for Bradford Council to replace street lights has trebled to over a month. A Freedom of Information Request showed that in Shipley Ward, the average time to replace a faulty light in 2017 was 15 days – in 2018 this figure had jumped […]

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Green budget for Bradford

21st February 2019 | 0 Comments

Green Party councillors Kevin Warnes and Martin Love are proposing a range of multi-million pound investments over the next three years to help ‘future-proof’ Bradford in relation to the challenges of climate change. The far-reaching proposals, assessed as “robust” by senior Council finance officers, include £4m of capital investment in solar power for the District’s schools and […]

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Green councillors demand action on Bradford air pollution crisis

26th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Councillors Kevin Warnes and Martin Love have demanded Bradford Council do more to tackle the air pollution crisis across the district. Both councillors attended the launch of Clean Air Bradford in Shipley on Saturday afternoon to speak to concerned residents and campaigners who want to see more being done to tackle air pollution in Bradford District. Councillor Kevin Warnes […]

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Saltaire Rat-Running Update

22nd January 2019 | 0 Comments

Councillors Kevin Warnes again raised the issue of traffic-calming along Caroline Street in Saltaire at January’s Full Council meeting.  This follows months of deadlock over fully-costed proposals that were agreed with the ward councillors last June. Kevin asked the Leader of Council to publish the reasons for the ongoing delay and explain when the urgently needed project […]

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Bradford becomes the largest UK council to declare “Climate Emergency” following Green Party motion

16th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Bradford District Council has become the largest local authority in the UK – and second in Yorkshire – to declare a “climate emergency” after a motion by Green Party councillors was passed last night Councillors Kevin Warnes and Martin Love who put forward the original motion have welcomed the “Declaration of Climate Emergency” by Bradford Council. An amendment […]

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Bradford Greens call on other political parties to come together and join declaration of “Climate Emergency”

14th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Shipley’s Green councillors have called on other political parties to join them in declaring a ‘Climate Emergency’ and step up action here in Bradford District to tackle the climate breakdown. Councillors Kevin Warnes and Martin Love have tabled a motion for debate at this week’s Council calling on Bradford to make the transition to a […]

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Greens call on Bradford Council to get to grips with “flytipping epidemic”

9th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Bradford Green Party has raised concerns with “flytipping epidemic” in Holme Wood and surrounding areas. Back in November, government data showed that reports of fly-tipping incidents across the district had jumped up by 17.4 per cent from the previous year. The cost of clearing up fly-tipping has also skyrocketed – increasing 85 per cent over the […]

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Shipley Green Councillor raises concerns about Highway Consultation

3rd January 2019 | 0 Comments

A Green Party councillor has urged Shipley residents to have their say on the future of roads between Bradford and Shipley whilst raising concerns that the Council has “jumped the gun” starting the consultation before important information has been provided. Bradford Council’s Shipley Highways Consultation is asking for input from members of the public about […]

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Bradford Greens call for passengers to “make rail companies pay”

2nd January 2019 | 0 Comments

As the annual rail fare increase comes into force, the Green Party are calling for passengers to “make rail companies pay” for unreliable rail service. In 2019, rail users will be paying more than ever before for unreliable services on trains that are not fit for purpose. This comes after months of severe disruption brought […]

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Letter: Make the rail companies pay for poor performance

28th December 2018 | 0 Comments

The beginning of January is a significant time of the year for many people. As someone that commutes to work by train, it’s when I know I will be paying even more to be crammed on to a busy – and often late – rush hour train service to get to work. But this year […]

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Northcliffe has been saved

28th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Shipley Green Party councillors, Kevin Warnes and Martin Love are delighted that the Labour leaders of Bradford Council have decided to listen to Shipley’s Green Party councillors and drop Northcliffe Park from the list of sites being considered for a replacement crematorium. Councillor Kevin Warnes welcomed the news: “Right from the start, Martin and I knew even considering Northcliffe […]

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Residents call for action to tackle ‘unofficial rest stop’ on Rook Lane

8th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Residents living on Rook Lane near Dudley Hill have been asking Bradford Council for years to tackle the issue of HGVs using the road as an unofficial rest stop. The volume of large vehicles using Rook Lane is disrupting residents lives with severe noise pollution, as well as adding to already dangerous levels of air […]

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Former Green Party Leader visits Bradford to discuss plastic waste

16th October 2018 | 0 Comments

On Thursday (18th October) , Natalie Bennett will be speaking at a screening of “A Plastic Ocean” hosted by Bradford District Green Party. The film documents the way in which plastic waste is causing catastrophic damage to the world’s oceans. Using the latest science they prove how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up […]

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A crematorium on Northcliffe Park? Your Green councillors say “No!”

23rd September 2018 | 0 Comments

Shipley’s Green councillors are working closely with the Friends of Northcliffe to ensure that the Council does not build a crematorium in the park to replace its existing facility at Nab Wood. Councillors Kevin Warnes and Martin Love have urged senior Labour councillors to exclude Northcliffe Park from their search for a site for the new […]

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Green Party calls for nationwide Car Free Days

21st September 2018 | 0 Comments

Bradford Green Party will call on the Government to launch nationwide annual Car Free Days to mark the global event tomorrow (Saturday 22 September). World Car Free Day encourages motorists to give up their cars for a day. The initiative is promoting the importance in investing in public transport, cycling and walking, and the development […]

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Plans for 113 houses on Bierley greenbelt approved by Bradford Council

22nd August 2018 | 0 Comments

Bradford Green Party has reacted with disappointment that a Bradford Council Committee has voted to APPROVE a planning application to build 113 houses on Spen View Lane. The application was opposed by many local people and over 140 objections were made in relation to the application. Opposition centred around not being enough doctors and schools […]

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Green Party welcome the first year in over a decade that grouse shooting has not taken place on Ilkley Moor

11th August 2018 | 0 Comments

On the 12th August this year, the Green Party will be welcoming the first year in over a decade that grouse shooting has not taken place on Ilkley Moor. Earlier this year, Bradford Council made the decision not to renew the licence after a prolonged campaign by environmental campaigners and Green Party councillors. The Glorious […]

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