Extraordinary Planning & Regeneration Committee

The agenda is now published for an extraordinary meeting of the Shipley Town Council Planning & Regeneration Committee, to be held on Thursday 28 January 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 27 January 2021 at 7.30pm or upon the rising of the extraordinary meeting of the Full Town Council, whichever is the later. 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.

Extraordinary Full Council Meeting

The agenda is now published for an extraordinary full meeting of Shipley Town Council, to be held on Wednesday 27 January 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.

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 21 January 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.

Additional Restriction Grant now open

Applications are now open for the Government’s Additional Restriction Grant.

The below information is provided by Bradford Metropolitan District Council. The grant covers businesses across the Bradford District, including Shipley.

This grant is for:

  • Non-essential retail, hospitality and leisure sector business that are operating in shared premises or where the landlord is liable to pay business rates
  • Supply chain businesses severely impacted because they wholly or exclusively supply businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, events or leisure sectors
  • Self-employed businesses unable to access other Government Covid support

To apply you will need to complete a simple online application form and council officers will determine if your business qualifies for a range of grants including the Additional Restrictions Grant.  Evidence of loss of income and costs will be required.

Applications are open until midnight, 29 January 2021.

Since March, we have been working tirelessly setup and pay Covid-19 business grants as quickly as possible.  

The council has paid £124m to almost 11,000 local businesses via the Small Business and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business grants. This is the third highest of any council in England.

A further £6.9m of Local Authority Discretionary Grant funds has been paid to 639 businesses – the second highest in England.

And we have paid over £7.5m in Local Restrictions Grants to local rate paying businesses which have been forced to close.

Find out more about the Additional Restrictions Grant

Grants from the Allen Lane Foundation

The Allen Lane Foundation funds small registered charities, voluntary groups and charitable organisations.

The Foundation funds charities and organisations that work with seven particular beneficiary groups:

·          Asylum seekers and refugees

·          Gypsies and Travellers

·          Migrant communities

·          Offenders and ex-offenders

·          Older people

·          People experiencing mental health problems

·          People experiencing violence or abuse

A New Year Message

Firstly a happy new year to you all. I wish you and your families and friends the very best of health and wellbeing as we all face the biggest challenge of our lifetimes.

Shipley Town Council is acutely aware of the problems everyone in Shipley is experiencing at the moment. The extreme pressures on our hospitals, schools and other public services affects so many of us. In addition day to day matters such as shopping for food and wellbeing are critical matters for all of us, but particularly the elderly and the vulnerable.

As a council of unpaid appointees we represent all aspects of life in Shipley. In recent months we have been able to provide small packages of assistance to groups in most need, for example in providing meals for children out of school during lockdowns and donations to local foodbanks to assist whole families.

The Town Council is also utilising its modest budget in various ways to provide direct donations to various local community organisations and charities across Shipley.

We have also observed many acts of kindness by community groups and individual local businesses.

Volunteering is the order of the day and many Shipley people are involved in supporting our community at this time which should fill all of us with pride.

Your town council is there to support all residents this winter. If you want to contact us to discuss anything at all, make a suggestion or simply to tell us a story from where you live in Shipley,  please get in touch with us.

With our warmest wishes

Mike Connors

Chair

Shipley Town Council

Councillor Mike Connors

Allotments & Green Spaces Committee

The agenda is now published for the next ordinary meeting of the Shipley Town Council Allotments & Green Spaces Committee, to be held on Thursday 14 January 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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