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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

Curry Capital team are hot stuff!


Voters have asked for a second helping from a team which got Bradford named as Britain’s curry capital for a record fifth year in a row. All four restaurants who represented the district last year have again been selected for this year’s contest through a public vote. They are Akbar’s at Thornbury, Aakash in Cleckheaton, Kipling’s at Greengates and Shimla

Written on 13th June 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Awards, News

Change at the Top

Bradford Council has a new Leader. Susan Hinchcliffe took over from David Green last month following internal Labour Party elections in the city. Cllr Hinchcliffe has accepted a Chamber invitation to speak to local businesses and a date will be announced soon.

Written on 26th May 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, News

Former nightclub site for redevelopment

An area of Bradford city centre is to get a revamp if a local developer has his way. The former Gasworks/Castaways nightclub on Great Horton Road, to the rear of the former Odeon building is the subject of a planning application.  Overland Developments wants to convert the site into student accommodation with other amenities such as shops and a café.

Written on 19th May 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in News

Land development sites consultation

Consultation is underway in Bradford to identify land sites for development over the next generation. The ‘Allocations Development Plan Document’ is a key publication as it will identify and allocate areas to meet the need for new homes, employment sites and infrastructure.  The DPD needs to show sufficient land for at least 35,000 new homes and 135ha of employment land

Written on 13th May 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in News

Public space alcohol ban proposed

A Council consultation is underway on whether to get tough on street drinkers and anti-social behaviour in the city centre. If approved, offenders would get a fixed penalty notice of £100 or fined up to £2,000 if refusing to hand over alcohol or legal highs.  The rules would be enforced by council wardens and police community support officers. City Park

Written on 12th May 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, News