Management Committee

The agenda is now published for the next ordinary meeting of the Shipley Town Council Management Committee, to be held on Thursday 17 June 2021 at 7.00pm in the York Room, Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Shipley, BD18 3JS. Members of the press and public are welcome to attend the meeting. Members of the public can also address the committee during the Public Participation period at the start of the meeting.

Play in the Parks!

Looking for something FREE to do in the school summer holidays?

Shipley Town Council is funding “Play in the Parks” each week from the end of July to the beginning of September.

The sessions will be held in Bradford District Parks and overseen by staff from the Bradford Council Play Service.

Activities will include:

Inflatables

Swing Ball

Kwik Cricket

Rounders

Mini Football Goals

Mini Golf Putting Green

Giant Snakes & Ladders

Giant Connect Four

Skipping Ropes

Hula Hoops

Space Hoppers

Frisbies

… and eating ice cream!

Dates, times and venues:

Monday 26 July, 11.00am to 3.00pm – Northcliffe Park

Monday 2 August, 11.00am to 3.00pm – Roberts Park

Monday 9 August, 11.00am to 3.00pm – Shipley Central Park

Monday 16 August, 11.00am to 3.00pm – Otley Road Recreation Ground

Monday 23 August, 11.00am to 3.00pm – Park Street Recreation Ground

Wednesday 1 September, 11.00am to 3.00pm – Hirst Wood Recreation Ground

For more information about What’s On in the parks, visit: https://bradforddistrictparks.org.

Shipley Unlocked – 31 July

Shipley Town Council is excited to announce a family fun day in Shipley town centre on Saturday 31 July 2021.

“Shipley Unlocked” will run from 9.00am to 5.00pm and will include an expanded open air market from Bradford Markets in the main market place, with additional stalls located in the shopping precinct between Kirkgate and Wellcroft. There will be street theatre from Q20 Events and a special craft market will take place in Shipley Underground Market. At 39A Kirkgate, the Kirkgate Centre and Hive Community Arts Bradford will provide activities including arts and crafts. Bradford Libraries will host more activities in Wellcroft, just outside the Shipley Library building and there will be even more fun in Crowgill Park.

The event is expected to generate additional footfall during the day and is a great opportunity for occasional traders, including artists and craftspeople, to take a stall. Shipley Town Council is particularly keen to encourage microbusinesses, makers, local charities and community organisations to take part. Stall fees will be kept low and one-off insurance cover is available. Prospective traders/organisations wishing to enquire about booking a stall on the open air market should contact Bradford Markets on 01274 432245 or e-mail bradford.markets@bradford.gov.uk.

For other enquiries, please contact the Town Council office.

Street theatre from Q20 Events

EU Settlement Scheme

European citizens living in Bradford District are being reminded that they need to apply to the EU settlement scheme before 30 June 2021 if they have not already done so.

There are now fewer than 25 days left for European Union citizens to apply and they are being encouraged to do so without delay.

EU citizens/European Economic Area /European Free Trade Association citizens and non-UK non-EU family members who arrived in the UK after 1988, must apply to the scheme in order to protect their rights to carry on living and working in the UK. All EU citizens and their family members will need to apply.

The scheme is free and can be done online at this address  https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/applying-for-settled-status

EU citizens must apply by the deadline of 30 June 2021. Please do not delay.

There are a number of hubs across Bradford District where EU citizens and their families can go to access local advice and support on the Settlement Scheme, with many OISC registered professionals available to provide assistance.

For more information on where to find your nearest available hub visit: www.bradford.gov.uk/your-community/brexit-and-the-settlement-scheme/access-support/

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader of Bradford Council, said: “EU residents who live and work in our district are valued, helping support our economy and adding to the culture and heritage of our city, towns and neighbourhoods.

“It is important that all residents who are eligible to apply for the Government’s Settlement Scheme do so now and protect their rights to live and work in this country after Brexit. We urge those who have yet to apply to do so without delay.

“We are working closely in partnership with local community organisations who have made great efforts to provide support to EU citizens looking to apply, including to some of the most vulnerable people in the district. “The Council and its partners would also encourage anyone who knows an EU citizen living here to direct them to this service.”

Shipley to receive £25 million

Shipley will receive £25 million to spend on regeneration schemes as part of the Government’s Town Deal Fund. 

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Govenrment, Robert Jenrick MP, will announce that the money can be spent on capital projects, designed to improve connectivity, land use, economic and cultural assets, as well as skills and enterprise infrastructure in the town.

The Town Deal Board, made up of business leaders, community stakeholders, elected representatives and government officers, submitted the Shipley Town Investment Plan (TIP) for the Government to consider. All proposals were judged against Government criteria for public spending.

Shipley Town Council has been represented on the multi-agency Town Deal Board by the Chair of the Town Council, Councillor Mike Connors.

Councillor Connors said: “This is excellent news for Shipley. I look forward to working with colleagues and partners as we begin to implement these exciting proposals”.

Councillor Mike Connors

Great British Spring Clean

Join Shipley Town Council on Saturday 12 June 2021 for the Great British Spring Clean. Everyone is encouraged to help by tidying a street or green space.

Volunteers are also invited to join the two council-run litter picks. The morning session will meet at 10.00am on 12 June. The afternoon session will meet at 1.00pm on 12 June. Both sessions will start at the Westgate entrance to the Indoor Market Hall, Westgate, BD18 3QX and will last up to two hours with a lunch break at noon.

Litter picking equipment will be provided.

All are welcome.

Planning & Regeneration Committee

The agenda is now published for the next ordinary meeting of the Shipley Town Council Planning & Regeneration Committee, to be held on Tuesday 8 June 2021 at 7.00pm in the Glen Room, Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Shipley, BD18 3JS. Members of the press and public are welcome to attend the meeting. Members of the public can also address the committee during the Public Participation period at the start of the meeting.

Management Committee

The agenda is now published for the next ordinary meeting of the Shipley Town Council Management Committee, to be held on Thursday 27 May 2021 at 7.00pm in the Kirkgate Centre, Kirkgate, Shipley, BD18 3EH. Members of the press and public are welcome to attend the meeting. Members of the public can also address the committee during the Public Participation period at the start of the meeting.

Website Supplier Opportunity

Shipley Town Council is replacing its temporary website. The Council invites expressions of interest from website suppliers that can meet the Council’s essential criteria.

Suppliers wishing to express an interest should contact the Town Clerk by e-mail at shipleytownclerk@gmail.com.  The closing date for expressions of interest is 31 May 2021 at 5.00pm. Expressions of interest after that date are unlikely to be considered.

Annual Meeting of Shipley Town Council

The agenda is now published for the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shipley Town Council, to be held on Wednesday 19 May 2021 at 7.00pm in the Kirkgate Centre, 39A Kirkgate, Shipley, BD18 3EH. Members of the press and public are welcome to attend. Members of the public can also address the committee during the Public Participation period at the start of the meeting.

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