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Week commencing Monday, 11 August 2014

Fun On the Wild Park

Windhill & Wrose Ward Councillors’ funding has helped provide a week of summer activities at Windhill Wild Park.

A partnership between Emerge, Windhill Community Centre and others has ensured a week of fun including climbing wall, football, den building, round the world cuisine etc.

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

MAD week in Windhill

This project is the Salvation Army’s initiative to help local communities by working on projects provided by the area office when they will be clearing snickets, litter picking and helping on a community garden/allotment during the week of activities.

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

Big Plant Consultation

One of the Windhill & Wrose ward councillors has engineered a big plant initiative which may see up to 10,000 trees planted across the ward and linking up other existing woodland to the benefit of wildlife and the community.

Included in the planting is ‘Dennison Wood’ which is being named in remembrance of Private Arthur Dennison, the first soldier from Wrose to die in the First World War. The planting will be carried out by Bradford Environmental Action Trust and Bradford Council’s Woodlands Team is also involved.

This week the Shipley Area Co-ordinator’s Office is assisting by printing and arranging the delivery of a letter and map to 500+ homes overlooking the areas to be planted and the Youth Offending Team personnel will be assisting in this task.

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

Crag is ‘Our Place’

A partnership in the Crag area of Windhill has been successful in attracting ‘Our Place’ funding to take forward action to improve the area.

Initially instigated by the ward officer due to the area being in the bottom 1% in overall deprivation, the partnership is led by Hale the award winning local health charity. Hale submitted the bid on behalf of the partnership and funding will provide local sign posters/networkers and an alcohol worker.

Part of the ‘Our Place’ strategy is to provide a development plan to co-ordinate action and develop the partnership. This will be taken further at a meeting and if seen to be successful, the partnership will be able to apply for further funding in the next round.

Partners include Hale, Ward Officer, InCommunities Housing Officer, Local School, Bolton Woods Community Development worker, local church, Children’s Centre, Police NPT Sgt, etc.

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

Fun Activity Camps in Cullingworth

Area Action Plan funding for Bingley Rural ward is being spent on Fun Activity Camps at Parkside School in Cullingworth this summer.

Ward councillors have contributed £700 towards four weeks of activities running until the end of August. The daily sessions include cricket, table tennis, rounders and street dance for children and young people aged from five to thirteen.

The activities are being promoted throughout the ward.

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

Walking, Cycling and Safety Improvements at Beckfoot School

Measures to improve road safety and encourage walking and cycling are being drawn up for Beckfoot School in Cottingley where concerns about public safety due to school traffic and parking have been raised by the Fire Service and police.

The project involves partnership working between the Shipley Area Co-ordinator’s Office, Traffic & Highways engineers, the Neighbourhood Policing Team and sustainable transport charity Sustrans, together with the school.

A traffic scheme to prevent dangerous parking at school drop-off and pick-up times is due to be implemented over the summer. When the new school term starts in September the Council Warden and Neighbourhood Policing teams will carry out joint patrols to ensure that parents abide by the new regulations.

The school is looking to develop on-site facilities to make walking and cycling for staff and pupils easier, particularly to and from the nearby canal towpath. Sustrans is providing support by liaising with the Canal and River Trust for improvements to the towpath and providing funding for some of the measures. Sustrans has also offered support for future cycling activities at Beckfoot School.

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

Wednesdays until 27 August 2014

2.00pm to 4.00pm
Wild Wednesdays on Shipley Glen

The Friends of Bracken Hall Countryside Centre are running their popular Wild Wednesdays during the summer holidays.

Art, nature, craft, and the outdoor environment are all woven into family activities which are held on Bracken Hall Green, Shipley Glen opposite Bracken Hall Countryside Centre (refreshment and toilet facilities available at the Old Glen Tearooms).

The sessions are for families and all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Contacts for Friends of Bracken Hall, walks and Wild Wednesday information John Dallas, Chair 07890 916844 johndallas.bradford@gmail.com

For more information contact Shipley Area Co-ordinator's office on 01274 437146

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

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

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

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