Diary of Civic Engagements

Good Friday 14 April to 30 April 2017

Date Time Description Attending

Good Friday

14 April


No official engagements.


Sat 15 April


No official engagements.


Easter Sunday

16 April


Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara: celebrations marking the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi.  Lord Mayor to meet/greet before Nagar Kirtan (Vaisakhi procession). Refreshments & food.

(Meet initially in reception hall), Sikh Gurdwara, Gobind Marg, off Leeds Road, Bradford BD3 9JN

LM (Both)



Bradford Council/Sports Development: Annual Valley Parade Memorial Tournament.  Lord Mayor to present trophies.

Marley Activity and Coaching Centre, Aireworth Road, Keighley BD21 4DB

LM (Both)

Easter Bank Holiday Monday 17 April


No official engagements.


Tue 18 April


Bradford Council/Housing Development Team: opening of Jermyn Court and Clergy House.

Bradford Cathedral, Stott Hill, Bradford BD1 4EG.

LM (Both)


Wed 19 April

1245 for 1300

Bradford Grammar School (Old Boys' Association) Remembrance ceremony to mark the centenary of the death of 'Old Boy' Alexander George Ogilvie (Ogilvy) (aged 22).

Bradford Grammar School, Keighley Road, Bradford BD9 5NN.

LM (Both)



Lord Mayor's Appeal: Curry Night.

Curry Corner, 10 Kirkgate, Silsden, BD20 0AL

LM (Both)

Thu 20 April


No official engagements



Fri 21 April


Courtesy call by the President and members of the Bradford Branch of the Royal Society of St George (marking St George's Day on Sunday 23rd April).

Lord Mayor's Rooms, City Hall, Bradford.

LM (Both)



Courtesy call by Mr Ian Lawes to present his pastel portrait of the Lord Mayor.

Lord Mayor's Rooms, City Hall, Bradford.

LM (Both)



Private engagement.

Ernest Saville Room, City Hall, Bradford.

Cllr Reid (Only)

Sat 22 April


Saif ul Malik Festival: Musical concert. 

Lord Mayor to speak.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford.

LM (Both)

Sun 23 April


West Yorkshire County Scout Council: St George's Day Parade and Service.

Bradford Cathedral/ City Hall steps, Centenary Square (salute), Bradford.

LM (Both)

until 1345



Keighley District Scout Council: annual St George's Day service and parade.

St Anne's Church, North Street, Keighley.

LM (Both)

Mon 24 April

0900 for 0910

Russell Hall Primary School: Lord Mayor to attend school assembly and then open newly-refurbished library facility.  Plaque unveiling.

Russell Hall Primary School, West End, Queensbury, Bradford BD13 2AW

LM (Both)



Bradford Council/Children's Services: Supplementary Schools' certificate presentation evening (BTEC Level 3 in Education & Training).

Banqueting Hall, City Hall, Bradford

LM (Only)




The Bradford Flower Club: Guest evening to celebrate the Club's 60th anniversary. Lady Mayoress to cut celebratory cake.

Haworth Road Methodist Church, Haworth Road, Bradford BD9 6LH

Lady Mayoress (Only)

Tue 25 April

1345 for 1400

Bradford Council: Citizenship ceremony.

Banqueting Hall, City Hall, Bradford.

LM (Both)

Wed 26 April


Bradford Council/Policy, Programme & Change/Neesie: Weekend Maths, English & Science booster classes SATs celebration for Green Lane Primary School students & Mothers' empowerment sessions.  Deputy Lord Mayor to present certificates.

Banqueting Hall, City Hall, Bradford.

DLM (Only)

Thu 27 April


Bradford Council/Bradford South Area Office: Lidget Green Memorial Garden official opening ceremony.

St Wilfrid's Community Hall, Lidget Green, Bradford 7

LM (Both)



Bradford Council: departmental visit to Revenues, Benefits & Payroll.

1st Floor, Britannia House, Hall Ings, Bradford


LM (Both) until 1515



Courtesy call by Major Kate Hannaford, the new Battery Commander of 269 (West Riding) Battery.

Lord Mayor's Rooms, City Hall, Bradford.

LM (Both)


Fri 28 April


Henshaws Specialist College: Launch event of new Bradford Outreach Centre, with welcome, ribbon-cutting and tours.

Henshaws Specialist College (Bradford Outreach Centre), Unit 2-4, Listerhills Science Park, Campus Road, Bradford BD7 1HR

LM (Both)



Courtesy call by the President and members of the Bradford Textile Society to formally present their framed Grant of Arms for display and safekeeping in City Hall.

Lord Mayor's Rooms, City Hall, Bradford.

LM (Both)


Sat 29 April

1315 for 1330

Bradford Grammar School (Old Boys' Association) Remembrance ceremony to mark the centenary of the death of 'Old Boy' John Ayrton (aged 20).

Bradford Grammar School, Keighley Road, Bradford BD9 5NN

LM (Both)

Sun 30 April


Bradford Council/Tour de Yorkshire Stage 3 Cycle Race.  Deputy Lord Mayor to cut ribbon/wave flag to start the race at 1230.

City Park/Centenary Square, Bradford.

DLM & guest


1015 for 1030

Church service.

Cornerstone Church, Great Horton Road, Bradford BD7 3ER

LM (Both)

Forthcoming dates for your diary

Fri 05, Sat 06 & Sun 07 May 2017


The Bradford Dragonboat Festival 2017, in support of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

3 day festival:-

Fri 05 May Youth Dragonboat Championships Day (0900-1500)

Sat 06 May Bradford Dragonboat Festival (0900-1830)

Sun 07 May Bradford Corporate Dragonboat Championships (0900-1730)

Further details from John Galt 07582 101845



Wed 10 May



Lord Mayor's Appeal: Curry Night.

Jinnah's restaurant, Leeds Road, Bradford.

Thu 11 May 2017


Annual commemoration and service marking the anniversary of the Bradford City Fire Disaster.

Bradford City Fire Disaster memorial, Centenary Square, Bradford.

Sat 13 May 2017


Lord Mayor’s annual Civic Service.

Bradford Cathedral, Stott Hill, Bradford BD1 4EG.

Tue 16 May 2017


Annual General Meeting of Council and ceremony to install the new Lord Mayor.

Council Chamber, City Hall, Bradford.

This Civic Diary is updated weekly. Please note that it is not possible to consider invitations without a minimum of twenty clear days' notice.

About the Civic Diary

Enquiries about the Lord Mayor’s availability may be made to the Lord Mayor’s Diary Secretary, Richard Lee-Van den Daele, on 01274 432283.

Please note that times stated are usually the attendance time of the Civic Head and do not necessarily reflect the starting time of a particular event. You are advised to contact individual organisers for fuller details.

If you wish to invite the Lord Mayor to your event, please do so using the electronic form available on these pages, alternatively email lord.mayor@bradford.gov.uk , or, if preferred, write to The Lord Mayor’s Office, City Hall, Bradford, BD1 1HY.

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