Proposed Puffin Crossing at Bingley Road

Please let Bradford Council know your views about the proposed Puffin Crossing Facility (a pedestrian crossing with traffic lights) to be located between the Co-op and Gordon Terrace, on Bingley Road in Saltaire. The plan can be found on the Bradford Council website until noon on 2 April.

Draft Bradford District Local Plan: Shipley Town Council public meeting slides

On 10 March 2021, Shipley Town Council held a public meeting to discuss the Draft Bradford District Local Plan.

The slides accompanying the introductory presentation have now been published.

Full details about the Draft Local Plan and the associated consultations can be found on the Bradford Council website.

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 11 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.

Views sought on Shipley “Streets for People” improvement project

Bradford Council is inviting residents and local businesses to have their say on how a new £1m scheme could improve Shipley town centre.

During a five-week engagement programme, the authority wants the wider Shipley community to provide feedback on how the new Shipley Streets for People scheme can make the town a better place to live, work and visit.

Shipley Streets for People will focus on creating safe and healthy places in and around the market square and aims to increase footfall for the town’s shops and square. It seeks to improve links to the wider town centre, local amenities and the railway station.

New designs will take into consideration factors such as traffic management and improved air quality to create pleasant places which help people to interact. It will also encourage sustainable modes of transport including cycling, walking and public transportation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the increased importance the scheme’s design principles.

The initiative has been awarded £1m of funding through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Integrated Transport Block programme as part of its West Yorkshire Transport Strategy 2040 programme.

The design ideas explored in Streets for People could be developed into further phases of town centre improvements once additional funding is secured.

The council is asking people to complete an online questionnaire and is holding two virtual workshops offering an opportunity for the public to ask questions and get information about the project from council officers and the project team.

The first virtual session will be for stakeholders including local business groups and will be held on 10 March.

The second session will be for residents and the community and will be held on 17 March.

For anyone unable to access the internet, hard copies of a leaflet outlining the proposals and questionnaire are available by calling:  0203 092 0401 (weekdays, excluding public holidays, 9am – 5pm).

Registration for the virtual events on Eventbrite:

Cllr Alex Ross-Shaw, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning and Transport of Bradford City Council, said:

“We look forward to hearing residents’ and businesses’ ideas for the future of Shipley and will listen carefully to all the feedback to ensure that our town becomes an even better place to live, work and visit. 

“I’m confident that with the support of our local community, we will develop plans for what promises to be an exciting new chapter in Shipley’s history.”

Cllr Kim Groves, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Committee, said:

“I welcome the engagement on these exciting plans for Shipley town centre, which are a key part of our ambition for West Yorkshire to improve local places and connections. We know enabling walking and cycling to become the natural choice for short everyday journeys and improving access to public transport helps to reduce air pollution and increase physical activity.

“As outlined in our Connectivity Plan, our vision for transport goes beyond getting people from A to B. It’s about getting all of us – our people, our communities, our businesses – to where we want to be as a region.”

Over the past few months, Project Centre Ltd and Bradford Council’s Landscape Design and Conservation Team have been working together to develop a programme of engagement that will ensure the community in Shipley have an opportunity to provide their ideas. All feedback will be used to inform technical design proposals that will be subject to a further consultation later this year.

The consultation programme launches on 1 March and will close on Sunday 4 April 2021.

Find out more at Bradford Council’s website.

Public consultation on the proposed tree planting at the Otley Road Recreation Field

We are pleased to share with you the draft design for the Otley Road Recreation Field and ask for your feedback.

The online form is the best way to do this: can also ring 0794 22 66 888, email or arrange a 15-minute time slot for an in-person, one-to-one, socially distanced conversation on site on Sunday 14 March (3-5pm) or Monday 15 March (3-5pm).
Please do share this amongst your contacts in the area. And this Facebook post.

The deadline for feedback is 16 March 2021.
 We hope planting will start over the Easter weekend.

With good wishes and thanks,
Gini Morandi & Alan Thornton
Fruit Works Co-operative 0794 22 66 888
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Fruit Works Co-operative is the trading name of Woodhouse Community Growers (company no. 08562208 in England)

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 9 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.

Bradford District Local Plan Public Meeting (Shipley Town Council)

Shipley Town Council will hold a public meeting on Wednesday 10 March 2021 from 7.00pm to 8.30pm, to discuss the proposals in the draft Bradford District Local Plan.

The meeting is free to attend and open to any member of the public.

The meeting will be held on Zoom and joining links by internet and telephone are available below:

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Job Vacancy for Administrative Officer


Shipley Town Council is a parish council working at the first tier of local government.  The Council seeks to serve the needs and aspirations of the people of Shipley, with an overall aim of improving quality of life for all. 

The Council requires an organised and flexible Administrative Officer to join a small team.  The post-holder will report to and work closely with the Town Clerk.  Together with the eleven members of the Council, the team will provide representation, services and facilities to Shipley’s residents, businesses, community organisations and visitors.  

The post-holder will be expected to perform a range of administrative tasks with minimal supervision, although full training will be provided. Regular hours will be 18.5 per week (0.5 of full time), to be worked flexibly from the town centre office and from home, by agreement.  Regular evening working, averaging one meeting per week, will be required, with very occasional weekend work. 

The actual starting salary will be National Joint Council for Local Government Services Scale Point 10 (actual: £10,661), progressing to Scale Point 12 (actual: £11,092).

Full details and an application form can be requested from the Town Council office via e-mail to Please note that CV’s will not be accepted.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 24 March 2021 at 5.00pm.

Enterprise Coaching

Enterprise Coaching is available from Inspired Neighbourhoods to any budding entrepreneurs with an address in the Bradford Metropolitan District, including Shipley, or to existing businesses.

The coaching can help with:

  • feasibility and starting up
  • business plans
  • finance – information on grants and loan investment
  • employing people

To book an appointment, please telephone 01274 665598.

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