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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Saltaire Back Alley Clean Up

Council Street Scene Services are working with residents and the World Heritage Site Officer and council wardens to clean up Saltaire’s back alleys.

Any wheelie bins and other items will be removed from back alleys in Saltaire to allow for a street sweeper to pass through and operatives to ‘grub out’ any stubborn weeds.

Residents will be asked to make the back alleys clear by placing items in their back yards.

For more information contact Dave Horsman, Ward Officer at Shipley Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 437146

Fun Day at Menston Primary

Shipley Area Play Team has been working with Menston Primary school this year delivering their Forest School and ‘Loose Parts’ Project which engages children in creative outdoor play and uses recycled materials. They have also delivered training sessions to lunchtime supervisors and classroom assistants.

Feedback from the school has been excellent and playtimes and lunch breaks are now much more fun for all concerned.

The project is now coming to the end with a celebratory event on Wednesday 16 July. The children have been able to choose their favourite activities which include den building, water play, fire craft and go-cart building.

For more information contact Paula Truman, Ward Officer at Shipley Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 437146 or Donah Worsman, Play Officer on 01274 437488

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Tackling Anti Social Behaviour Issues on the Canal Towpath

Shipley Area Co-ordinator’s Office, Keighley Area Co-ordinator’s Office and the Canal Rivers Trust are joining forces to tackle ASB issues on the canal towpath.

Starting at 1.00pm, a team of officers and volunteers will meet up at the bottom of Morton Lane, Bingley. The Keighley Team will head off towards Bingley and the Shipley team will head towards Dowley Gap.

Leaflets are to be distributed which give general advice about sharing the canal towpath so that everyone has an enjoyable experience.

In addition, the Bingley Green Dog Walkers group will distribute doggy bags and Green Dog Walkers forms.

Cyclists will also be given bells for their bikes so that they can ‘gently’ make people aware that they are approaching.

The long term strategy is to have a cross-border partnership involving the police, council wardens and canal river trust rangers to enable them to tackle any ASB issues more proactively through joint initiatives.

For more information contact Marcia Churley, Ward Officer at Shipley Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 437146

From June

Cold Calling Zone (CCZ)

Residents of Fernbank Drive, Shipley are working with Ward Councillors and West Yorkshire Joint Services (Trading Standards) to create a Cold Calling Zone (CCZ) on their street.

Residents are to be contacted and asked their views about the Zone and what it will mean to them. CCZs are areas within which cold callers cannot door knock to promote/ask for business and try and sell you things.

It does not affect charities, faith groups or political groups. Signage is placed on lampposts and stickers can be placed on windows and doors.

For more details contact Dave Horsman, Ward Officer at Shipley Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 437146

Week commencing 2 June 2014

Good Food Initiative

Council Wardens and the Ward Officer for Windhill and Wrose Ward will be visiting all takeaways to offer healthier five-hole salt pots in return for their existing ones.

It is all part of the Good Food initiative run by West Yorkshire Trading Standards to reduce salt intake. In addition, takeaway owners are being encouraged to apply for a Good Food Award by making changes to their menus to provide healthy alternatives which reduce salt, fat and sugar.

Neighbourhood staff will also discuss trade waste and litter with the owner where this is a problem.

For more information contact Nigel Cawthorne, Ward Officer at Shipley Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 437146

May onwards

Bingley Rural Ward Funding

Bingley Rural ward councillors have allocated their Area Action Plan ward funding towards building improvements and summer sporting activities.

The bulk of money will be spent on improving community buildings in each of the five villages, with £5,000 being split between Wilsden Village Hall, Cullingworth Village Hall, Cottingley Guide Hut, Denholme Mechanics Institute and Harden Memorial Hall. The improvements to be funded include new disabled facilities, refurbishments and planning costs.

The remaining £1,000 will be used to fund summer play and sports activities in the ward.

For more information contact Wendy Fisher, Ward Officer at Shipley Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 437146

Crag Community Regeneration

Crag Community Regeneration [CCR], a fledgling constituted community group, held the opening of its community garden recently.

The group have taken over land which had been overgrown and derelict for some years, it has cleared vegetation, built raised beds and obtained funding for polytunnels, fencing, tools and more. The Ward Officer has assisted them in obtaining probation labour to build a path and obtained funding from various sources with Council Wardens regularly helping with the renovations. Other partners are InCommunities and Hale and Bolton Woods Community Association. Other support and funding has come from local firms, AWM & Orthocare.

The garden will help local people gain experience of work and provide skills and a step into employment, also healthy exercise and a sense of achievement.

The opening will be accompanied by information stalls on health and other issues and host games and other ‘fun’ activities.

The group is part of Crag Wellbeing, the partnership response to deprivation in the area which shows health and employment as particular concerns.

For more information contact Nigel Cawthorne, Ward Officer at Shipley Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 437146

High praise for Street Cleaner from Menston Parish Council

Menston Parish Council has written to Shipley Area Co-ordinator’s Office to express their gratitude and praise for the work of a Bradford Council employee.

Menston village was recently judged for the Yorkshire in Bloom competition so it was ‘all hands on deck’ to create the best possible impression. The Street Cleaner was actively involved and took responsibility for making sure that everywhere looked smart and clean in time for the spring judging.

The Parish Council wanted to put on record how well regarded and appreciated the worker is in the village, not especially now, but also all year round.

For more information please contact Paula Truman, Ward Officer at Shipley Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 437146 or Richard Colman, Street Cleansing Manager on 01535 618276

Saturday 10 May 2014

‘Building a Better Bingley’ Networking Event

With over 100 Community groups Bingley is not is short of volunteers. However, not all groups and associations are aware of the work and skills available in the ward.

The aim of the event is to bring together like minded groups to provide mutual support and assistance to help create a better Bingley, pool resources more effectively and create a hub where volunteers can link to improve their street, neighbourhood or ward.

For more information please contact Marcia Churley, Ward Officer at Shipley Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 437146

Wednesday 7 May to Wednesday 21 May 2014


Bingley Rural Cares Project

HALE’s Mobile Outreach Bus will be visiting all five Bingley Rural villages in the near future to offer help and advice to older residents.

People aged 50+ will be able to step aboard for free health checks, safety information and self-care advice, together with signposting to local services and facilities. Anyone visiting the bus will be able to take advantage of free winter clothing accessories.

The bus will be located in each village on a Wednesday or Friday afternoon over a three-week period in May.

The Area Co-ordinator’s Office has supported HALE’s work by publicising the visits and making sure that local councils, community centres and other partners are aware of the project.

For more information please contact Wendy Fisher, Ward Officer at Shipley Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 437146

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Opening of New Trim Trail in Baildon

The official opening of a new trim trail in Baildon will take place at 1.00pm, at Ferniehurst Dell. There will be a range of fun activities, for all ages, that will be organised by groups including the Council’s Play Team and HALE – a local health and wellbeing organisation.

The trim trail is a partnership project between Baildon Town Council and Bradford Council who own and manage the land.

A Trim Trail is a trail of timber outdoor fitness and training equipment for all ages and all levels of fitness. It is intended to be used unsupervised, although very young children would need supervision from an adult. There is equipment designed to improve balance and co-ordination, equipment to exercise upper and lower body, and climbing equipment designed to exercise the whole body.

For more information contact Paula Truman, Ward Officer at Shipley Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 437146

Monday 31 March to Tuesday 22 April 2014

World Heritage Site Consultation

Consultation begins on the World Heritage Site (WHS), Victoria Road public realm improvements.

The Neighbourhood Service, in partnership with Council Officers from the Landscape, Design and Technical Department, will begin a three-week exercise to canvas the opinions of local residents and visitors to the WHS on a number of options to improve the look of Victoria Road.

The Council has earmarked £700,000 over the next three years for the improvements which could include replacing pavements and kerbstones, fingerpost signage and trees and woodland planting plus whatever else the consultation raises as a priority for local people and visitors.

The consultation will include a door knock on Victoria Road, a web consultation and two public drop-ins. The results will then be collated and shared and the improvements could begin in October 2014.

For more information contact Dave Horsman, Ward Officer at Shipley Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 437146

Tuesday 1 April 2014

Baildon Dementia Friendly Event

Baildon is preparing itself to become a Dementia Friendly community. An event is planned from 2pm until 4pm at Baildon Community Link to tell people about the scheme.

There will be an opportunity to join a workshop, become a Dementia Friend, enjoy afternoon tea and even join in with some singing. Everyone is welcome.

For further information contact Paula Truman, Ward Officer at Shipley Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 437146

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