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Hard Ings Road improvements – consultation

A consultation is underway to obtain views on plans to improve Hard Ings Road in Keighley. The road has been a pinch-point for some time and it is hoped to reduce congestion and improve safety. People have until 7 October to comment, which can be done in a number of ways. Call at the drop-in session, 2-8pm Thursday 29 Sept,

Written on 8th September 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Infrastructure, Lobbying, News

New Line, Greengates junction improvement plan

Proposals are being developed for changes to the junction of Harrogate Road (A658) and New Line (A657) at Greengates. From 30 August, Bradford Council is consulting on it plans to ease congestion in the area, and views are invited up to 23 September.  Other benefits hoped for include a better experience for pedestrians and cyclists, and better access to nearby

Written on 26th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Infrastructure, Lobbying, News

Bradford Growth Scheme for Priority Streets


Several new businesses are taking roots in Bradford’s Priority Streets area after receiving funding from the City Centre Business Growth Scheme. Bradford’s Priority Streets Scheme aims to encourage business growth and new job opportunities in the city centre, targeting Darley Street, Ivegate, Kirkgate, Rawson Square and Rawson Place.  The funding offers a package of assistance to include property improvements and/or

Written on 15th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, News

Love Bradford: Thurs 15 Sep, 11.30 – volunteers sought


Volunteers are being encouraged to take part in a mass participation event to promote and celebrate Bradford. On Thursday 15 September at 11:30, a 3-hour #Love Bradford event in City Park will includes music, dancing, food and big surprises culminating in a world record attempt to symbolise and celebrate unity and togetherness in the city. The world record is to

Written on 10th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, News

More plans for city centre gyms

Plans for a new city centre gym have been revealed. If approval is granted (a decision is expected in October), it would mean that up to four gyms could be operating in close proximity in the centre of the city. Broadway Centre bosses have submitted an application that would include a Well Street entrance autonomous to the shopping centre itself.

Written on 8th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in News

Driving crackdown deals with 4,000 (so far)

Bradford Police operations to crack down on poor driving in the city has seen them deal with more than 4,000 drivers now. Operation Steerside was started in February, and received the backing of the Chamber after members had been calling for more action for some time. The campaign is highlighting driving standards and calling for changes to the law. Read

Written on 8th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Lobbying, News

New faces for policy group

Leadership group at Bradford Chamber

New blood was added to the main policy-making group of Bradford Chamber of Commerce earlier this month. The Chamber’s annual meeting saw three new business representatives elected onto the Leadership Group for a three-year term.  James Mason of Bradford City, Exa Network’s Mark Cowgill and Mark Viner of Guyson International all join the body that meets monthly to help determine

Written on 3rd August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in News

Chamber radio show – 25 July

'Business Matters' radio show

The latest edition of the Chamber radio show, ‘Business Matters’ is available now. Click on the link below, scroll down to ‘Community Programmes Monday 25 July’, and click on the small white arrow on the black bar.  There’s 2 mins of Sky News before our programme. Guests were Acorn Stairlifts’ Dave Belmont and Andy Lowther of Handelsbanken.  Chamber contributions were

Written on 26th July 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in BCB Radio, Lobbying, Manufacturing, News