Walking maps for Northcliffe

Friends of Northcliffe have received a grant to make a walking map of Northcliffe with a whole range of walks of different lengths from all the different entrances to Northcliffe. The aim is to get more people walking and getting fitter after the past year of lock-downs and people shielding.

Do you have some favourite walks that you take in Northcliffe – which includes Old Spring Wood, Northcliffe Woods and all the meadows and spaces in between – and would you like to share them? Have you found some new walks over the past year that go to different parts of Northcliffe?

Please send any ideas and suggestions to Friends of Northcliffe at FriendsofNorthcliffe@gmail.com. Maps to draw on can be requested.

Notice of Election

A notice of election has been published for Shipley Town Council.

NOTICE OF ELECTION

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Election of Parish/Town Councillors

for the Parish/Town Council Wards listed below

Parish/Town Council WardsNumber of Parish/Town Councillors to be elected
Bingley Town Council (Priestthorpe)Two
Ilkley Town Council (West)One
Keighley Town Council (Bracken Bank & Ingrow)Two
Keighley Town Council (Knowle Park)One
Shipley Town Council (Nab Wood & Moorhead)Three
Shipley Town Council (Northcliffe & Norwoods)Three
Shipley Town Council (Saltaire & Hirst Wood)Three
Shipley Town Council (Shipley Centre & Dockfield)Two
Wrose Parish CouncilSix

1.     Forms of nomination for Parish/Town Council Elections may be obtained at Electoral Services, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY from the Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature.

2.     Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, Electoral Services, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY on any day from the date of this notice but no later than 4pm on Thursday, 8th April 2021.

3.     If any election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday, 6th May 2021.

4.     Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Electoral Services, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY by midnight on Monday, 19th April 2021. Applications can be made online at http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

5.     Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Electoral Services, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY by 5pm on Tuesday, 20th April 2021.

6.     New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Electoral Services, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY by 5pm on Tuesday, 27th April 2021.

7.     Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Electoral Services, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY by 5pm on Thursday, 6th May 2021. 

Dated Thursday, 25th March 2021

Kersten England – Returning Officer

Printed and published by the Returning Officer, Electoral Services, 3rd Floor, City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY

News Release: Shipley Town Council responds to Bradford District Local Plan

The below is the response of Shipley Town Council to the Draft Bradford District Local Plan – Preferred Options. The response has been informed by consultation and discussion with the residents of Shipley, neighbouring parish councils and Shipley’s local district councillors. 

One of the Town Council’s overarching concerns is that Bradford District must achieve zero carbon by the end of the plan period (2038). So, any measures that are to contribute to carbon reduction must be able to take effect during the plan period. This means that all development planned must be zero carbon or carbon negative, if we are to play our part in avoiding catastrophic climate change and protecting the lives of future generations.

In relation to Shipley there are specific environmental concerns with the proposed Local Plan:

●      Building on green belt, greenfield and greenspace and the impact this will have on carbon emissions, air pollution, biodiversity and the local amenity benefit of green space.

●      Car-centric planning. Many of the housing developments planned are not well-served by public transport, do not have joined up active travel routes and have limited local services/amenities. As a result, they are likely to further embed private car use as the primary method of transportation. This will increase carbon emissions and air pollution.

●      Flood risk. Some of the identified housing allocation sites are located in areas of flood risk. 

●      Shipley-Bradford Route Improvement Scheme. This is a significant road development that is likely to cause environmental problems for Shipley, such as increases in air pollution and carbon emissions. 

●      A comprehensive active travel plan for Shipley needs to be developed which explicitly links transport to health, the economy and zero carbon targets. 

Shipley Town Council’s full response was submitted to Bradford Council on 24 March 2021.

Shipley-in-Bloom Donation Point: Spring 2021

The perfect opportunity to tidy out your shed, greenhouse or garage and give back to your local community!

Shipley Town Council will be running more donation sessions at Red Beck Allotments on Otley Road in Shipley, BD18 2PT (opposite Shipley Church of England Primary School).10.00am to noon on Saturdays:
3rd April
17th April
1st May

Members of the public are invited to bring plants and unwanted gardening items to donate to the Shipley-in-Bloom campaign. All donations will be re-used, recycled or repurposed to save money and generate funds for the campaign to make Shipley blooming marvellous.

The following items can be accepted:

* Gardening tools (but no petrol or electricals, please)
* Garden plants/trees (please bring in containers)
* Plant pots and containers such as window boxes and baskets
* Garden furniture
* Garden ornaments

Further donation sessions will be advertised in the summer but anyone wanting to donate at another time can contact the Town Council via shipleytownclerk@gmail.com or phone the office on 07517742566.To make a cash donation to the Shipley in Bloom campaign, please contact the Town Council office as above.

(Pictured: Female Meadow Brown on a thistle in Shipley)

New business grant available in April

News from Bradford Council:

A new grant to support businesses through the final stages of lockdown restrictions will become available from 1 April this year.

Eligible businesses will receive a one-off Restart Grant to help them to re-open safely.

To qualify your business must:

  • Be registered for business rates with Bradford Council and trading on 1 April 2021
  • Have been forced to close during the January lockdown
  • Rely on offering a mainly ‘in-person’ service at the property where business rates are paid

Sectors covered by the Restart Grant include:

  • Non-essential retail
  • Hospitality
  • Leisure
  • Accommodation
  • Gym and sports
  • Personal care

Read descriptions of each sector and the types of businesses that are eligible.

If you are eligible, you will receive a one off grant dependant on the type of business and the rateable value of your premises as follows:

Rateable Value                Non – essential retail      Other sectors

RV up to £15,000              £2,667                              £8,000

RV £15,001 – £50,999       £4,000                              £12,000

RV £51,000 and over        £6,000                              £18,000

The government has stipulated Restart Grants cannot be paid before April. 

Information about what you need to do to receive your restart grant will be added to our Covid-19 Business Grants page shortly.

As soon as applications open we will send out a Covid-19 business update email to let everyone know. Please sign up to our coronavirus updates for local businesses list if you have been forwarded this message.

(Source: City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council; 23 March 2021)

Fostering Information Session

The following event is organised by Bradford Council.

We invite you to join us on Wednesday at 7pm on Zoom to find out about…

foster for your local authority pink

We urgently need foster carers in the Bradford district now.

Join us online via Zoom on Wednesday 24th March at 7pm for an hour to find out about fostering with Bradford Council.

This is a no-obligation chance for you to find out if fostering is for you. During the session, you can hear from:

  • a foster carer talking about what it’s like to foster and why they do it
  • a social worker explaining the recruitment process and how long it takes
  • a recruitment officer talking about why we need foster carers in the Bradford district and what we are looking for in new foster carers

You will have the chance to ask any questions you might have, such as: What is a foster carer’s day like? Why do you need to know about someone’s personal history? Can you foster if you live alone? 

Information session details

Wednesday 24th March 2021 at 7pm, live online using Zoom. You will need to register in advance by clicking on the link below.

Register now


Want to know more about fostering?

Why not get an information pack? Fill in this short form and we will send you more information about the different kinds of fostering, why we think it’s better to foster for your local council and information about how much foster carers get paid. Request an enquiry pack

Food provision over the Easter holidays for Shipley and Baildon

If you are worrying how you will afford food over the Easter school holidays your child gets free school meals, Shipley Christians Together is putting together healthy, nutritional meal boxes which will contain enough food for 7 breakfasts and 7 main meals for each person in your household.

Meal boxes will be delivered direct to your door on Monday 29 March and another again on Monday 5 April. Recipients must live in BD17 or BD18-3 and BD18-4 postcodes and have children receiving free school meals.

To arrange this confidentially, call or text 07423 575473, e-mail shipleyholidayfood@gmail.com or send a private message on Facebook via the page www.fb.com/shipleyholidayfood. The inboxes and phone will be monitored from 9am to noon from Tuesday 23 to Friday 26 March. If you leave a message outside these times someone will get back to you.

The funding for the boxes has been provided by Bradford Council.

Please note that residents living in the BD18-1 and BD18-2 post codes should contact Windhill Community Centre for a similar service.

Climate Emergency & Environment Committee

The agenda is now published for the next ordinary meeting of the Shipley Town Council Climate Emergency & Environment Committee, to be held on Thursday 18 March 2021 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.

Management Committee

The agenda is now published for the next ordinary meeting of the Shipley Town Council Management Committee, to be held on Wednesday 17 March 2021 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.

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