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Drop-in session for Cycle Way scheme

Work has begun on the CityConnect Canal Road Corridor Cycle Way. With completion due in Summer 2018, the new infrastructure will offer traffic-free cycling from the existing Canal Road Greenway, starting in Shipley, to central Bradford. Organisations based on or near the route are being invited to attend a drop-in session to get the latest information on the progress, and

Written on 26th February 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Environment, Infrastructure, News

Past President puts forward city centre ideas

A former President of Bradford Chamber of Commerce has called on his regeneration ideas for the city to be adopted in City Hall. John Pennington, President just after the turn of the Millenium, has put forward several ideas to help develop the city centre.  Under Cllr Pennington’s plan, key shopping streets such as Darley Street, Kirkgate and Ivegate, would be

Written on 18th April 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Environment, Infrastructure, News

MP spars with property sector

Philip Davies at Property Forum

Businesses in Bradford’s property sector came face-to-face with their arch-nemesis recently, when Shipley MP Philip Davies spoke at the Property Forum. The outspoken and maverick MP had been the bane of the city’s planners and property folk for the last few months, due to his intervention in the process to ear-mark land for housing and commercial use.  Mr Davies agreed

Written on 5th April 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Employment, Environment, Lobbying, News

Architect has designs on property sector

Allan Booth (centre) with new vice-chair Marianne McCallum

Bradford Property Forum has a new chairman.  Allan Booth of Rance Booth Smith architects has taken over the running of the networking and lobby group from Chartback Developments’ Steve McManus.  Allan will lead the group for the next two years, taking charge of networking events, steering group meetings and co-ordinating the overall direction of the business group.  The Property Forum

Written on 14th February 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Environment, Infrastructure, Lobbying, News

Circular economy project supported by Lindapter

Bradford steelwork clamping company Lindapter has contributed to a major recycling and sustainability project that has underlined its commitment to sound environmental policies. The construction industry currently produces three times more waste than all UK households combined, including 60 tonnes of materials that go straight to the tip due to incorrect ordering, damage or not fitting correctly.  Lindapter and other

Written on 6th October 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Environment, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Members News, News

Keighley to get waste-to-energy plant

Waste-to-energy plant for Keighley

A new £135 million waste-to-energy plant in Keighley has been given the go-ahead. Preparatory work is due to start shortly, and the scheme will create up to 500 jobs during its building and operation.  A former gasworks site at Marley is ear-marked for the project, and a consultation session takes place at Keighley Civic Centre, 3-7pm, 27 July. Two plants

Written on 22nd July 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Economy, Employment, Environment, News

Cycle route consultation

A consultation to get people’s views on a new cycle route that links Bradford city centre to the Canal Road Greenway and Shipley is underway. The planned 2.3km cycle route would involve building a cycle track that is physically segregated from traffic and pedestrians to provide a safe link for cyclists between the growing residential areas along Canal Road and

Written on 7th July 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Environment, News

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

Increase efficiency and boost results


The Eco Fair is back this June to give businesses the chance to showcase their achievements and efficiency solutions to a regional audience. The event, which focuses on helping visitors save money and use resources more efficiently, is aimed at senior managers involved in facilities management, procurement, supply chain, health & safety and quality. Now in its 7th year Eco

Written on 22nd April 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Environment, News, News story 1