What is the Environment Partnership?
The Environment Partnership brings together public, private, and voluntary sector organisations that are working across the Bradford District to tackle environmental issues. The idea is that if service providers work together with the community real improvements can be made across the District.
The Environment Partnership is part of the Local Strategic Partnership which is made up of various services, organisations and communities tasked with addressing the key issues affecting the quality of life of people in the District including the economy, health and housing.
What is the Role of the Partnership?
The Partnership’s role is to identify the key environmental issues in the district and develop strategies and action plans on how best to tackle them. It identifies opportunities for joint working and provides a forum where information can be shared.
Who is involved?
A number of organisations are involved in the Environment Partnership, these include:
- Bradford Chamber of Commerce
- Bradford Council
- Bradford Environment Forum
- Environment Agency
- Bradford and Airedale NHS Primary Care Trust
- University of Bradford
- Yorkshire Water
- Hallmark Cards
- Bradford Diocese
- New Mason Properties
How does the partnership work?
The Environment Partnership meets every three months and is chaired by Mark Cleary, Vice Chancellor of the University of Bradford. Ian Bairstow, Strategic Director for Environment and Neighbourhoods at Bradford Council, is Deputy Chair of the Partnership.
What are the Partnership Objectives?
The main objectives of the Environment Partnership are;
- To develop, implement and review the Environment Strategy and other strategies and action plans to achieve the Partnership’s aims
- To seek opportunities to act proactively and collaboratively with other Board members and with other partnerships and organisations to achieve the strategic objectives within the Environment Strategy, and The Big Plan and Local Area Agreement
- To generate debate and learning between partnerships, organisations and citizens on issues affecting the environmental well-being of the District.
- To oversee the performance management of the Environment strategy, the environment priorities in the Big Plan and the targets in the LAA
For further information on the work of the Environment Partnership, please contact: