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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

Police react to driving concerns

Police react to Bradford driving concerns

Bradford Chamber has raised members’ concerns over poor local driving standards with West Yorkshire Police. Andy Caton, President, wrote to the city’s highest ranking officer, Chief Superintendent Simon Atkin, earlier this year, calling for more action to be taken against offenders.  The force’s reply has confirmed that a pro-active campaign has recently been targeting key wards in the District to

Written on 7th April 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in News, News story 3

Bradford Literature Festival: 20-29 May

Bradford Literature Festival takes place over 10 days in May, commencing on the 20th. Poet Laureate Dame Carol Ann Duffy, Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain and the university’s professor of peace studies Paul Rogers are among the guest speakers. There are 200 events, and 350 guest speakers, at various locations across the city.  Children’s events will be held

Written on 22nd March 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in News