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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

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

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

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

Keighley / Aire Valley Growth/Investment Survey Underway

Businesses around the Keighley area are being asked to take a few minutes to complete a survey that could help with local investment. The survey focuses particularly on skills, land and property and investment, and is being conducted by the local authority as part of creating a strategy for growth in the area. The survey will close down after Easter. 

Written on 21st March 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Economy, Infrastructure, Leeds City Region, Lobbying, News, Skills

Sweet Centre trading again after mill fire

Businesses on Lumb Lane are urging Bradfordians to return to the area following the recent devastating mill fire. Led by Chamber member, the Sweet Centre restaurant, businesses are now appealing to their customers to come back.  The 15 businesses in the area have been working with Bradford Council to clean up the street, which still needs further repairs, including to

Written on 18th February 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Members News, News

Shipley College benefits from LEP Growth Deal

The first project funded by the Leeds City Region Growth Deal has completed works to refurbish a college building in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saltaire, improving learning facilities for local people. Shipley College successfully completed a £388,000 project to refurbish the Mill Building, which was made possible by a £119,000 grant from the LEP and West Yorkshire Combined

Written on 17th February 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Employment, LEP, News, News story 4, Skills