Full Town Council Meeting

The agenda is published for an ordinary meeting of the full Shipley Town Council, to be held on Thursday 24 September 2020 at 7.00pm. See: https://shipleytowncouncil.wordpress.com/meetings/. Members of the press and public are welcome to observe/listen to the meeting via video or telephone link.

Allotments Committee

The agenda is published for an ordinary meeting of the Shipley Town Council Allotments Committee, to be held on Thursday 17 September 2020 at 7.00pm. See: https://shipleytowncouncil.wordpress.com/meetings/. Members of the press and public are welcome to observe/listen to the meeting via video or telephone link.

NEWS RELEASE: Community Wellbeing Grants Fund Opens

NEWS RELEASE

Shipley “Community Wellbeing” Grants Fund Opens 

Community organisations working in Shipley are invited to apply for grants of up to £500 each, from Shipley Town Council’s new Community Wellbeing Fund.

Successful applications will need to show how the money can be used to improve wellbeing in Shipley.  Examples include activities to improve public health, refurbishments to community facilities and initiatives to promote Shipley.  “Wellbeing” can be economic, environmental or social.   

The fund will open to applications on 11 September 2020 and will remain open until 31 March 2021 or until all the fund is allocated.  

Grants will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, with the first decisions to be made on 24 September.  The Town Council will consider adding more money to the pot if it is oversubscribed and will also consider applications for more than £500 per organisation, if there is a good reason why more funding is needed.

The fund is a chance for organisations to use a small amount of money to make a big difference to Shipley.

Interested organisations can contact the Town Council office or one of the town councillors, for assistance with completing an application form.  The Town Council has tried to make the process simple and quick to complete, whilst ensuring all money is used carefully.  

Councillor Mike Connors, Chair of Shipley Town Council, said: “Shipley Town Council is a new local authority, established this year to put Shipley’s interests first.  The town councillors recognise the important role our community organisations play in the life of the town.  There is lots of good work happening already, with potential for even more.  This is why we have established a fund to ensure that some of the Town Council’s budget goes directly to these valuable initiatives”.

The Community Wellbeing Fund can be used to cover a range of costs, provided they are lawful uses of public money and are in line with the aims of the fund.  The Town Council wants to encourage applications from a wide variety of organisations.  Applicants are politely requested to only apply for what they need so that the fund can be used to benefit as many initiatives as possible. 

For more information or to request an application form, please contact Shipley Town Council by e-mail at shipleytownclerk@gmail.com

END

Community Engagement Procurement Opportunity

Project reference: DN494330

Title: Shipley Streets for People Community Engagement Programme

Description: Bradford Council is seeking a consultant to deliver a community engagement programme in respect of a proposed public realm improvement project in Shipley town centre.

For details or to apply, please visit the tender website.

Consultation: Public Spaces Protection Orders – dog control and dog fouling

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council is consulting on a review of the Public Spaces Protection Orders for dog control and dog fouling.

The consultation can be found on the Bradford Council website.

Please note that all responses should be sent to Bradford Council, not Shipley Town Council.

Shipley Town Council will be considering its own response at the meeting of the Town Council’s Planning Committee on Tuesday 8 September at 7.00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend and to input. Details of the meeting will be published by Friday 4 September.

Create your website at WordPress.com
Get started