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Community Chest Funding

At the recent meeting of Bradford South Area Co-ordinator’s Grants Advisory Group, a total of £1,725 was awarded to community groups based or operating in the Bradford South Constituency area.

Funding was agreed by the panel made up of Ward Councillors and included £200 to help set up a new football club, £200 to help purchase equipment for a scout group, £125 towards the cost of an outing for older, isolated residents and £250 towards the cost of equipment for use by older residents to help keep them active. The maximum that can be applied for is £500.

For more details about criteria and to request an application form please contact Marie Copley, Ward Officer at Bradford South Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 431155 or follow the link: http://www.bradford.gov.uk/bmdc/community_and_living/community_grants/community_chest_grants.htm

Setting Up a New Cold Calling Control Zone at Frensham Drive/Frensham Grove/Frensham Way

Following issues raised with Great Horton Ward Councillors, consultation was carried out with residents regarding the setting up of a Cold Calling Control Zone, the aim of which is to prevent incidents of doorstep crime, discourage rogue traders and nuisance callers and to reduce the fear of crime in the area.

An extremely positive response was received from the residents and the new scheme was launched on Thursday 25 September 2014.

Officers from West Yorkshire Trading Standards, Bradford Council and West Yorkshire Police visited the residents to distribute information booklet, door/window stickers, explain the zone and how to report companies and individuals that continue calling.

For more information contact Mohammed Taj, Ward Officer at Bradford South Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 431155

Council Warden comes to the Rescue

First Aid Training came in very useful for the Council Warden patrolling in Queensbury recently.

An 86 year old lady was taken ill in the street near her home and the Warden was on hand to administer treatment before making sure the resident was taken home and medical advice was sought.

The lady who has expressed her gratitude welcomes the regular contact from the Wardens when patrolling in her area.

The Warden has said how the First Aid training which she undertook only a few weeks ago gave her the confidence to step in and offer assistance.

For more information contact Dean Mitchell, Warden Manager at Bradford South Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 431155

Cold Calling Zone on Woodside Estate

Council Wardens and PCSOs have been out and about on Woodside estate in the Royds Ward. They were door knocking and asking residents if they felt that the Cold Calling Zone which had been set up a couple of years ago was working. Funding was provided by Ward Councillors and the areas included in the zone were Waverton Green, Sandale Walk, Galefield Green and Meadway.

Feedback was very positive with residents generally saying that there had been a reduction in the number of doorstep traders and cold callers.

For more information contact Arshad Mahmood, Ward Officer at Bradford South Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 431155

Bradford South Play Team Summer

A whole summer of activities is planned across Bradford South organised by the Play Teams.

Events will be delivered with local community teams and are due to start in Wibsey and continue right through to 29 August.

Most sessions are open access and there will be something in every Ward.

For more information contact Bradford South Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 431155

Community Open Days

Wibsey Community Gardens in Wibsey Park is playing host to a number of open days in August.

Families are being invited to come along and take part in a range of activities including willow weaving, cooking outdoors and jam making.

A healthy lunch will be available at the end of the sessions which will run from 10.00am until 12.30pm.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information contact Arshad Mahmood, Ward Officer at Bradford South Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 431155

Weekly Activities for over 50s at Scholemoor Community Centre

Following consultation with local residents, Creative Support have organised the following sessions at Scholemoor Community Centre, Dracup Avenue, BD7 2RJ

Silver Surfers Computer Group on Mondays from 10.00am to 12.00pm
Bingo and Games on Tuesday from 11.00am to 1.00pm
Fun and Friendship Coffee Morning on Wednesdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm

For more information contact Mohammed Taj, Ward Officer at Bradford South Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 431155

Walking in to Work

Bradford Council’s South Area Co-ordinator’s Office is supporting a new scheme to help unemployed people in Lidget Green build job-finding skills by turning up for local walks.

Community organisation ‘Lidget Green Walking Group’ is taking unemployed people on confidence-building walks as part of a project to boost their work chances.

The project aims to help out-of-work people over the age of 19 improve their self-confidence, prepare better CVs and brush up their employability skills.

People will be able to prepare CVs and get help making online job searches, without having to travel to Jobcentre Plus in central Bradford. There will be some training support so people will not feel they are on their own.

For more information contact Bradford South Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 431155

Yorkshire in Bloom in your Neighbourhood

Following last year’s success, residents of Holme Wood are again entered in the Yorkshire in Bloom in Your Neighbourhood competition.

Around forty pupils from Ryecroft and Knowleswood Primary Schools have taken part in the competition.

The judges are all members of the Royal Horticultural Society.

For more information contact Rada Mijailovic, Ward Officer at Bradford South Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 431155

Warden Assisting at Scene of Accident

One of the Council Wardens from Bradford South Area Co-ordinator’s Office was travelling on public transport to a community centre on Woodside in the Royds Ward when he witnessed an accident take place.

He attended the scene and his first aid training came into valuable use as he was able to advise the people surrounding the victim not move him until an ambulance had arrived. He then went on ensure that oncoming drivers were aware of the accident until the police arrived.

For more information contact Arshad Mahmood, Ward Officer at Bradford South Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 431155

Community Chest Grants Given to Community Groups

Bradford South Area Co-ordinator’s Grants Panel recently awarded £2,700 to groups delivering activities to residents across the six wards.

Applications were wide ranging and included funding to help start up an apprentice beekeeper’s scheme, a number of schemes to take young people away for outdoor activities, celebration events and purchase of sports equipment to help new clubs setting up.

Applications that either operate in or benefit people who live in the Bradford South Constituency area will be considered and individuals may apply if they are engaged in exceptional sporting, artistic or voluntary work. The next deadline for applications is Sunday, 31 August 2014.

For more information or to request an application form contact Bradford South Area Co-ordinator’s Office on 01274 431155

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