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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

Bradford Chamber Council – March Report

Chamber Council heard recently from an IT specialist on how technology is helping to improve productivity, speed up procedures and save money. David Cawthray from Bradford Council, and formerly of Pace, highlighted how ‘going digital’ and the sharing of analytical data will assist economic growth.  Public sector examples of how changes had improved procedures and outcomes included: – online vehicle tax

Written on 30th March 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, News

Planned cuts successfully opposed

  Bradford Chamber has lobbied successfully to oppose some of the Council’s budget cuts. Acknowledging that some difficult decisions had to be made due to central government demands for cuts, the Chamber nevertheless had to oppose several of the cuts due to their likely impact on business support, inward investment and economic development.  The response also noted that city centre

Written on 10th March 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Economy, Lobbying, News

Bradford College Shortlisted for TES FE Awards 2015

Bradford College has been shortlisted for two prestigious TES FE Awards for ‘Employer Engagement’ and ‘Outstanding Contribution to a Subject or Vocational Area’. The TES FE Awards celebrate and reward the dedication and expertise of the people and teams who continue to make a significant contribution to improving the skill levels of young people and adult learners. Bradford College’s Vocational

Written on 23rd February 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Awards, Bradford Council, Members News, News

Devolution for West Yorkshire? We’re still waiting!

Two senior West Yorkshire councillors charged with improving connectivity spoke to businesses in Bradford recently. Bradford Property Forum members met with West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) representatives Peter Box and James Lewis to discuss devolution and transport.  The Bradford College-sponsored event was attended by almost 50 local firms from the property sector.  Cllr Box, Chair of WYCA and Leader of Wakefield

Written on 10th February 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Leeds City Region, News