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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

Parking changes proposed for Bolton Rd/Canal Rd area

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Amendments to parking restrictions around Canal Road and Bolton Road are being proposed by the Council. The changes would bring about consistency with other restrictions in the city or near to The Broadway.  Comments are invited by the Council by Friday 26 August, by email here. Changes are proposed for Bolton road, Stott Hill, Mill Street, Valley Road. A full

Written on 25th July 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, News

Keighley to get waste-to-energy plant

Waste-to-energy plant for Keighley

A new £135 million waste-to-energy plant in Keighley has been given the go-ahead. Preparatory work is due to start shortly, and the scheme will create up to 500 jobs during its building and operation.  A former gasworks site at Marley is ear-marked for the project, and a consultation session takes place at Keighley Civic Centre, 3-7pm, 27 July. Two plants

Written on 22nd July 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Economy, Employment, Environment, News

Business growth event – 27 July

An event to promote business growth is to be held in Bradford later this month. Venturefest Yorkshire is a one-day festival later this year designed to help innovators develop ideas and entrepreneurs get investment.  The details of the festival will be outlined at a roadshow event at the Digital Health Enterprise Zone on Great Horton Road, Bradford. The main event

Written on 18th July 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in News

Low Moor station delayed

The planned opening of a new train station at Low Moor has been put back by ten months. Hidden mines have been found on the site and so further exploratory work needs to be done to assess any hazards and so on. It is hoped that the £10m scheme can finally open this summer. Read more on the T&A website

Written on 15th July 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in News

Post-16 education review

A review of sixth-form education in Bradford is suggesting larger colleges replace the provision currently done through some of the smaller sixth-forms in schools. The report argues that this change would increase standards and help schools to spend more of their budget on younger pupils. The 16-page report or a 4-page summary can be found on the Council website here.

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

Cycle route consultation

A consultation to get people’s views on a new cycle route that links Bradford city centre to the Canal Road Greenway and Shipley is underway. The planned 2.3km cycle route would involve building a cycle track that is physically segregated from traffic and pedestrians to provide a safe link for cyclists between the growing residential areas along Canal Road and

Written on 7th July 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Environment, News

CSR project reaches the ton!

Raising the Bar 100

The Chamber of Commerce project to encourage firms to demonstrate their wider community-based activities has signed up its 100th supporter. Raising the Bar was launched in Bradford three years ago and will next month celebrate with firms sharing their corporate and social responsibility achievements.  The Chamber of Commerce initiative has also unveiled a new website through which it offers free

Written on 13th June 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Environment, News, News story 1