Green Party call for U-turn on Keighley Incinerator as rates of waste being burned surges

20th July 2018 | 0 Comments

New analysis by the Green Party reveals that by next year England could be burning more rubbish in incinerators than it recycles. A report compiled by Baroness Jenny Jones revealed that in 2016-17 about 4m tonnes were landfilled, about 10m incinerated and just over 11m recycled or composted. The report uses current trends to predict that between April […]

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Bradford Green Group leader slams council U-Turn on Richard Dunn

4th July 2018 | 1 Comment

The leader of the Green Party group on Bradford Council has slammed the U-turn on what will be built on the site of Richard Dunn Sports Facility. Councillor Martin Love (Shipley) has accused the Council of “staggering levels of inconsistency” after announcing plans to earmark the Odsal site for a new retail park. This comes following […]

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Shipley Green Party councillor calls on council to put the brakes on demolition of ‘iconic’ pub

25th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Councillor Kevin Warnes has called on Bradford Council to halt the proposals to demolish the historic Branch Hotel in Shipley to ensure proper studies are undertaken on feasibility and impact of junction improvements. Last year Bradford Council purchased the pub, located at the junction of Otley Road and Bradford Road with the intention of demolishing […]

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Green Party slam Labour’s unsustainable housing plans for Bradford

16th May 2018 | 0 Comments

A green party councillor has spoken out over the Labour-run council’s “reckless disregard” for local communities as they approve plans to build hundreds of new homes on greenbelt. Two weeks on from the local elections, Bradford’s Labour-dominated Council has already approved worrying house-building plans for the District. A third of these 1,500 new homes will […]

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Amelia Womack launches #LetBradfordBreathe Campaign

12th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Today, Amelia Womack, the deputy leader of the Green Party visited Bradford to launch a clean air campaign called “Let Bradford Breathe”. Air pollution is one of the biggest problems affecting our district and in February, the High Court ruled that the Government’s current plans to tackle air pollution are unlawful because they do not go […]

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Plans for new Bierley business park APPROVED

8th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Bradford Green Party condemn the decision by councillors in Kirklees to grant outline planning permission for a business park on the site of the former North Bierley Water Treatment Works. The main access point for the new development will be a new junction at Cliff Hollins Lane and Mill Carr Hill Road – near Woodlands […]

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Greens call for action on faulty street lights

26th February 2018 | 0 Comments

A freedom of information request by Bradford Green Party reveals huge differences in the time taken to repair faulty street lights across Bradford District. The information showed that the average repair time from the start of 2015 to the end of 2017 for Shipley Ward was 15 days whilst in Tong Ward it was nearly […]

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Jonathan Bartley visits Bradford to join an English lesson for refugees

29th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley visited Bradford today to see an English language lesson for refugees. This visit is ahead of the anniversary of the Casey Review which highlighted English lessons as the most important factor in helping immigrants integrate into their new communities. However, funding for classes has been cut by more than 50 per […]

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Green Councillors claim success fighting unfair parking in Saltaire

27th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Shipley Green Party councillors have called for an immediate end to the unfair penalty charges being imposed on shoppers using the Oastler Road car park behind Saltaire’s main parade of shops. Alerted by complaints from residents in Shipley, local councillors, Hawarun Hussain, Kevin Warnes, and Martin Love ave established that the operation of this private car park is unlawful because […]

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Caroline Lucas visits Glenaire School in Lower Baildon

10th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month, Green Party Co-Leader Caroline Lucas visited Glenaire School in Lower Baildon to see the excellent work being done by the school staff and the local community to improve the schools environmental credentials. The School has already achieved Silver Eco-school status and Jo Wilkinson, the school’s head explained to Caroline that this was […]

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Green Councillors fight for action on Dangerous Driving in Saltaire

8th September 2017 | 0 Comments

One issue that continues to come up when the Green Party councillors in Shipley speak to local people in Saltaire is speeding and dangerous driving in the village. Councillors Hawarun Hussain, Kevin Warnes and Martin Love have been working with the highways team to see what can be done to deal with speeding cars on Caroline Street. Speed checks […]

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Caroline Lucas calls on local people to speak out against housing plans

3rd September 2017 | 0 Comments

Caroline Lucas visited Bradford District this weekend and used it as an opportunity to meet members of the The Tong and Fulneck Valley Association. The association oppose the plans to build nearly 2000 homes in the Tong Valley in between Tong Village and Holmewood. Caroline called on the council to use their powers to rethink the […]

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Councillor Hawarun Hussain speaks about government advice to remove speed bumps to tackle air pollution

3rd August 2017 | 0 Comments

Bradford Green Party Councillor Hawarun Hussain has spoken out against the government proposal to tackle air pollution by removing speed bumps. The Environment Secretary, Michael Gove has issued guidelines to local councils as part of an overall strategy to tackle the dangerous levels of air pollution in many of our cities, including Bradford. The 98-page […]

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Changes to planning application cause confusion at Milnerfield Farm.

16th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Changes to the planning applications at Milnerfield Farm in Gilstead have resulted in many local people wrongly believing the farm has been saved and that both applications have been withdrawn. Since late 2015, there have been two planning applications (15/05552/FUL and 15/05538/MAF) proposed for Milnerfield Farm. One sought to change the use of the land […]

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Green Party react with dismay as Bradford Council votes to APPROVE Aire Valley incinerator

9th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Update: 9th February 2017 Today, Labour, Tory and Lib Dem Councillors voted to APPROVE the incinerator at Keighley. Green Party spokesman Matt Edwards said: “This is bad news for the people living in the Aire Valley. There is already a crisis in air quality across Bradford District and this scheme is going to make things […]

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Milnerfield proposed as site for development in local housing plan

24th May 2016 | 0 Comments

Thirteen sites in Gilstead have been proposed for development. A number of these sites have been proposed by the landowner of Milnerfield Farm. Bradford District Council is currently in the process of preparing a new Local Plan for the district. As part of this, they are looking to see which sites should be allocated for […]

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Natalie Bennett gets spicy as she appears on new Bradford based cooking show

3rd May 2016 | 0 Comments

On a recent visit to Bradford, Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, was pleased to appear as the first guest on Asian Sunday TV’s new cooking show “Desi Kitchen” Natalie Bennett said: “It is a pleasure to be here in the Desi kitchen, at the launch of the new show. I decided to make […]

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Natalie Bennett visits Milnerfield Farm

2nd February 2016 | 0 Comments

Today Bradford District Green Party were proud to host Natalie Bennett as she visited Milnerfield Farm in Gilstead. She came to show her support for the Downs Family who have run the historic farm for over one hundred years. […]

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Bradford Green Party call for real action on flood defences after years of Tory cuts.

4th January 2016 | 0 Comments

In the wake of the Boxing Day storms, Bradford District Green Party have called for a clear change in environmental and planning policy and real investment in food defences across Yorkshire after years of cuts and poor planning decisions. Green Party spokesman, Matt Edwards has said, “The recent devastating floods we have seen are a […]

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Shipley and Bingley Greens oppose development on Milnerfield

26th October 2015 | 0 Comments

The Green Party in Shipley and Bingley strongly opposes the new proposed development of a Research and Business Park on greenbelt land at Milnerfield. Matt Edwards, Green Party spokesman for Bingley has condemned yet more development in the Shipley area: “it’s baffling why the already congested Aire Valley is being targeted for yet another business […]

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