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Are you a foster-friendly employer?

Bradford Council is gathering information on ‘fostering friendly employers.’ Please consider the points below and respond direct via the contact details if you are able to help with this exercise. Are you a fostering friendly employer? Do you have a fostering friendly staff handbook and/or company policy? Do you give staff time off to train? Do you give staff additional time

Written on 23rd January 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, News

Council Leader speaks to policy group

Bradford Council Leader Susan Hinchcliffe spoke to the Chamber’s Leadership Group in November 2016. The Windhill & Wrose representative had previously had several meetings and conversations with Chamber Chief Executive Sandy Needham, but this was the first time members had the opportunity to put questions direct to the Leader.  Cllr Hinchcliffe, who has held the top post since last May,

Written on 1st December 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Leeds City Region, Lobbying, News, Skills

Get a sneak preview of Sunbridge Wells

Bradford’s new retail scheme opens its doors to the public on 10 December – but businesses can get a sneak preview the evening before. Sunbridge Wells in the heart of Bradford is inviting businesses to a ‘soft launch’ on the evening of 9 December. To request tickets for the special occasion, either visit the website to email the developer, or

Written on 29th November 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Employment, News

Action Call, Fri 16 Sep: #GreatNorthExpo2018

Businesses are being asked to get behind Bradford’s bid to host the Great Exhibition of the North. On Friday 16 September, people are asked to state on social media platform Twitter how and why Bradford should host the exhibition in 2108. The volume of activity will be assessed and form part of the criteria for judging which city will host

Written on 13th September 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Awards, Bradford Council, Current Issues, Leeds City Region, LEP, Lobbying, News

Hard Ings Road improvements – consultation

A consultation is underway to obtain views on plans to improve Hard Ings Road in Keighley. The road has been a pinch-point for some time and it is hoped to reduce congestion and improve safety. People have until 7 October to comment, which can be done in a number of ways. Call at the drop-in session, 2-8pm Thursday 29 Sept,

Written on 8th September 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Infrastructure, Lobbying, News

New Line, Greengates junction improvement plan

Proposals are being developed for changes to the junction of Harrogate Road (A658) and New Line (A657) at Greengates. From 30 August, Bradford Council is consulting on it plans to ease congestion in the area, and views are invited up to 23 September.  Other benefits hoped for include a better experience for pedestrians and cyclists, and better access to nearby

Written on 26th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Infrastructure, Lobbying, News

Driving crackdown deals with 4,000 (so far)

Bradford Police operations to crack down on poor driving in the city has seen them deal with more than 4,000 drivers now. Operation Steerside was started in February, and received the backing of the Chamber after members had been calling for more action for some time. The campaign is highlighting driving standards and calling for changes to the law. Read

Written on 8th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Lobbying, News