Finance Subcommittee

The agenda is now published for the next ordinary meeting of the Shipley Town Council Finance Subcommittee, to be held on Wednesday 2 December 2020 at 7.00pm. Members of the press and public are welcome to observe/listen to the meeting via video or telephone link. Members of the public can also address the committee during the Public Participation period at the start of the meeting.

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 1 December 2020 at 7.00pm. Members of the press and public are welcome to observe/listen to the meeting via video or telephone link. Members of the public can also address the committee during the Public Participation period at the start of the meeting.

The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund

The current High Sheriff of West Yorkshire, Jonathan Thornton Esq, is honoured to open the latest round of The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund. Thanks to support from the Police Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable of West Yorkshire the Fund welcomes applicants from across West Yorkshire to apply for grants of £500-£2,500 to prevent and combat crime to create safer communities.

***Closing date is 12 noon on 23 November 2020***

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Feeding Communities Grants

Asda Foundation – Feeding Communities Grant

In response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, Asda Foundation has created the Feeding Communities Grant scheme.

Grants of up to £1,000 can contribute to meals which cost £4.00 or less for those in need in the run up to Christmas. This includes individuals, families, and meals at children’s healthy holiday clubs.

The grants can support the following:

  • Food parcel for a family/individual
  • Christmas Hamper (food only)
  • School Holiday Clubs (food only)
  • Soup kitchen/homeless centre (food only)
  • Christmas meal deliver or collection
  • Local Community Centre providing meal deliveries

Not-for-profit registered charities, registered not-for-profit companies, community interest companies and unincorporated clubs or associations in the UK can apply.

The Foundation does not accept applications directly.

Application forms can be obtained from Asda Community Champions, who are based in local Asda stores. Applicants can use the store locator link on the Foundation website to get in touch with their local store and speak to their Community Champion about their project proposal.

Groups who have already received funding from Asda Foundation in 2020 may apply for this grant.

The deadline for applications is 6 December 2020.

Staying Put – Live Chat

Staying Put – Live Chat

Staying Put has launched a new live webchat service to help people struggling with domestic abuse or sexual violence. 

To access this facility, click on the chat button on the right-hand side at

This service can be accessed by the public and professionals for advice or signposting. 

The chat is open 5pm-8pm Mon-Fri & 11am-2pm Sat & Sun.

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60 job vacancies with Bradford Council

Bradford Council is looking to employ 60 new Covid Support Workers.

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months at £10.21 per hour for up to 37 hours a week. All appropriate training and protective personal equipment (PPE) will be provided prior to commencing the role.

For further information and to complete an online application form please visit Skills House.

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COVID-19 Support in Shipley

Shipley Town Council has worked with Bradford Council and the Kirkgate Centre to produce an information leaflet for Shipley residents, which summarises the COVID-19 support available locally during the second national lockdown and winter period.

The artwork has been produced by the Kirkgate Centre and the printing is being funded by Shipley Town Council. Community volunteers will deliver the paper version to as any homes as possible during the coming weeks.

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New Service for landlords – Eviction Prevention Team

New Service for landlords – Eviction Prevention Team

The Eviction Prevention Team is a new service from Bradford Council.  If you have a tenant in arrears and are wondering what you can do, or are considering issuing a notice, Bradford Council can help. 

  1. Offer support to you at what can be a stressful time.
  2. Can help in communicating with your tenant. Negotiation is often the best option, particularly with rent arrears, but we understand that this can be difficult for you.
  3. Will help you  to agree repayment plans with your tenant where there are arrears of rent.
  4. Can assist your tenant to apply for grants or loans to cover arrears of rent.
  5. Can offer advice to help your tenant  better manage their budget generally – for example ensuring that they are claiming all the benefits they are entitled to,  or that they have advice on dealing with other debts they might have.
  6. Can mediate between you and your tenant. Mediation can be particularly helpful where there are disputes over repairs.

Contact the Eviction Prevention Team at

Microbusiness Support

A free workshop for retail and hospitality businesses in the Bradford District, including Shipley.

Wednesday 18 November 2020 from 10.00am to 10.45am

Aimed at customer-facing businesses such as those in retail and hospitality, this free, 45-minute workshop, hosted by Bradford District Microbusiness Support aims to:

  • Provide small businesses with the latest consumer trends, insights and techniques to engage customers and boost sales for 2020 and beyond, as well as delivering a welcome boost of positivity and inspiration.
  • Help businesses pivot and continue to trade in different ways during lockdown II and develop solutions should it continue beyond 2nd December.
  • Help businesses prepare to deliver a safe and positive store/venue experience, when lockdown is eased, maximising trading opportunities.

Virtual Jobs Fair

National Careers Service Virtual Jobs Fair Comes to Yorkshire

The National Careers Service Virtual Jobs Fair returns on 17 November, promoting local job, apprenticeship and volunteering opportunities from 13-20 November. The Virtual Jobs Fair will virtually visit nine different regions of England throughout the week bringing employers closer to job seekers by advertising vacancies across social media. The #YHJobsFair will be coming to Yorkshire and the Humber on Tuesday 17th November from 1-4pm.

The National Careers Service Virtual Jobs fair has the added bonus of having qualified
careers advisers with local knowledge to offer free personalised careers information, advice and guidance for anyone wanting advice on vacancies, next steps or finding a role that is right for them.

Taking part in the #YHJobsFair is easy, people can simply search for vacancies using the
hashtags #YorkshireJobs or #HumberJobs on Twitter or follow the National Careers Service
social media channels to find vacancies in their area. To see what’s on offer in their local
fair and access the careers advice events taking place, people can register for free here.

Employers are invited to help bring the Virtual Jobs Fair to life by posting vacancies using
the hashtags and getting involved in online discussions and encouraging job seekers to ask
questions about their opportunities. They can do this by posting and commenting in the
Facebook events or replying to their vacancies on Twitter.

For further support, the National Careers Service is available for free, personalised and
impartial careers advice for people who need help to find learning and work that’s right for
them. To contact the service call the helpline on 0800 100 900, open 7 days a week from
8am until 10pm, or visit the National Careers Service.

Virtual Jobs Fair from the National Careers Service
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