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Broadband connection voucher scheme extended

More than 800 jobs are expected to be created in Bradford over the next year as a result of £900k of government ‘connection voucher’ grants awarded to 400 small businesses in the District in the last 12 months. The funding covers the costs of installing high-speed internet connectivity, as part of the Superconnected Cities programme. Bradford and Leeds combined have seen

Written on 14th January 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Economy, News

Transport schemes get financial backing

A £1.4bn programme of transport improvements for West Yorkshire and York has been agreed by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Road improvements, a new M62 junction, rail upgrades and more park-and-ride are included in the 30-plus projects scheduled for completion by 2021. Six more are scheduled for 2025. All of the schemes are meant to unlock economic benefits and increase

Written on 22nd December 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, News

Skills for STEM event inspires the young

A two-day event to inspire young people’s interest in a science, technology, engineering or maths-based career took place in Bradford recently. The event – Skills for STEM – welcomed more than one hundred 14-16 year olds through the doors, each able to have a go at practical activities to help them understand the skills and techniques used in business, and

Written on 17th December 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Employment, Manufacturing, News

Airport rail link ruled out on cost grounds

A NEW link road and improved bus links between Bradford Interchange and Leeds Bradford airport are some of the preferred options laid out in a Government feasibility study into making the airport more accessible. However, a tram/train link between the city centre and the airport has initially been ruled out of any upcoming plans to improve airport connectivity on the grounds

Written on 16th December 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Leeds City Region, News

Film Summit has sponsorship opportunities

Great sponsorship opportunities are available for the International Film Summit that comes to Bradford in March 2015. The event is a coup for the District, and there are bound to be lots of media attention on the three-day event, and with it, chances to raise company profiles. The programme for the Summit (still being updated) can be found here. Sponsorship

Written on 16th December 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, News

Odeon music plan gets the nod

The long-running plan to bring the former Odeon cinema back into use has taken another step forward. Bradford Council has backed the plans of local businessman Lee Craven to convert the building into a live music venue.  The £18m vision would have a 4,000-plus capacity, and could also host conferences and exhibitions. A development agreement is now to be drawn up to

Written on 11th December 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, News

The Broadway Bradford reaches new heights

p style=”text-align: left;”>The Broadway Bradford has now reached its highest point. A number of leading figures in Bradford, including the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, joined forces with representatives from Westfield and Meyer Bergman in a ceremony known as ‘topping out’, a major milestone in construction where the building reaches its highest point (Thursday 13 November). To mark the occasion,

Written on 24th November 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, News

Planning Matters – Where to go for info

Want to know what’s happening on the planning front in Bradford? Want to get informed when consultations are taking place that may affect your business? Got planning issues now and unsure about what to do? Bradford Council have an extensive section of their website devoted to these and related matters.  See here. Planning can be a complex and tricky topic

Written on 29th October 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, Environment, News

Sponsorship opportunities at City Park’s Film Fun Wednesdays

The first ‘Free Film Fun Wednesday’ in City Park  was a great success with more than 1000 people watching the screening of ‘The Gruffalo’ followed by ‘Monsters University’. Next week’s showing is ‘Turbo’ with a live appearance of super charged snails in City Park. Throughout the month of August, but in particular on Wednesdays, organisers will also be screening a

Written on 31st July 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, News

Proposed road closure – Stott Hill, Cathedral Quarter: Any views?

Comments are still welcome on proposals to close Stott Hill (next to Bradford Cathedral) to through traffic – but as soon as possible please. Bradford Council is concerned that traffic volumes will increase beyond a reasonable amount as it plans to make Church Bank  ‘bus/taxi only’ in advance of Westfield opening. While concerns have been previously raised about Stott Hill

Written on 15th July 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, News