Small Grants Funding 2017
If your organisation would like to apply for up to £300 of funding to run activities or events of community benefit in the BD5 area, please contact the Clerk, Becci Holmes on 01274 768060 to request an application form. The closing date for this round of funding is Friday 26th May 2017. Please note, proof of spend will be required and you may be asked to attend our Annual Community Meeting to give feedback
Would you like to become a Community Councillor?
There are currently three vacancies in the Woodroyd, Holme Top and Ripley ward on Bradford Trident Community Council following the resignation of Councillors Ilyas Khan and Lutfur Khan.
The council can now fill the vacancy by co-option, which is a process whereby the council considers applications from interested persons and can then select someone to fill the seat.
If you are interested in becoming a Community Councillor, please write to, or email, Becci@bradfordtrident.co.uk
If you need any information about qualification for being a councillor or just want more information about the role, please contact Becci Holmes, Clerk to the Council on the above number or email address.
Consultation to extend Community Council’s boundaries to include Canterbury
Bradford Trident has successfully worked with family action groups, children’s centres, local schools and community development groups in Canterbury for several years, it has been involved in the Canterbury Carnival and will be holding a Canterbury Summer Celebration there later this summer.
Following the positive impact of this and following requests from local residents and groups, the Community Council is carrying out a consultation with the residents in Canterbury to find out if they would like to be part of the Community Council area and we would like to hear your views on this. If you are a local resident in Canterbury, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to give us your thoughts on whether you would like the Community Council’s boundaries extending to include Canterbury. If you are a resident from elsewhere in Little Horton, we would also welcome your views on this.
Being part of the Community Council would mean giving the people of Canterbury a stronger voice, better local services and a demographic voice at a grass roots level. It will give the people of Canterbury a greater say on what goes on in their neighbourhood and can really make a difference.
The Community Council has the same powers as a parish council. Parish Councils make all kinds of decisions on issues that affect the local community. Probably the most common issues that our Community Council get involved with are planning issues, fly tipping and cleaner/greener issues and crime prevention. Our Community Council is not political and is one of the only Parish Councils in the country that does not charge a precept.
Consultations will also be held in the form of drop in centres over the coming months, watch this space for further information.
Beautiful BD5 School Poster Competition
Children at local primary schools in Bradford 5 designed posters following a campaign to keep their neighbourhoods clean; promoting a reduction in the amount of litter dropped on the streets around their schools. All the children received certificates as a reward for their hard work. The Community Council contributed towards prizes for the children.
Pupils at Crystal Gardens, Newby, St Joseph’s, Rainbow, and Bowling Schools met Councillor Joanne Dodds, the Lord Mayor of Bradford, to show her their entries in the ‘Beautiful BD5’ competition.
The event was organised by staff at the West Bowling Community Action and Training Centre, including community development worker, Firdos Hussain.
“The two main aims were to make children more aware of the issues in their local environment, and give them a chance to come and see City Hall,” she said.
The winning posters belonged to:
Saima Khatun, Dalia Mahmood, Mohammad Ali and Igor Zalega
Cannabis found in vehicle
On Wednesday 30th September 2015 Bradford District Police arrested two males aged 23 from the Bradford area following a routine traffic stop on Newcross Street, West Bowling.
On being stopped, suspicions were raised and grounds to search under the Misuse of Drugs Act were evident. Following a search a large quantity of Cannabis was located including paraphernalia to suggest possession with intent to supply.
The two males are now currently on bail pending further investigation.
Ward Manager PC Griffiths says, “We are aware of the drug issues being reported to us by local residents in the Little Horton area and our officers are acting proactively to combat those issues and concerns.”
If you have any information regarding the illegal use of drugs please contact us on 101 or anonymously on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Spring Cleaning in Autumn
Council staff worked in partnership with Trident Community Council on 23rd September to deliver environmental improvements in Little Horton. Community Councillors worked with Council Wardens in the Holme Top area, BD5 on a gully cleaning and mechanical sweeping day of action. Community Councillors knocked on people doors and got vehicles still parked moved to enable an effective clean to take place. The results above speak for themselves.
For more information contact Sheila Brett on 01274 431066.
Beautiful BD5 Clean Up Week
final BD5 clean up week programme Jun 15
Week beginning Monday, 8 June
Volunteers from across the BD5 area are coming out in force to show that they have pride in their neighbourhoods and to help deal with thoughtless littering and other environmental problems. The week’s events, facilitated by the Neighbourhood Service, include sessions with parents to increase doorstep recycling, litter picks and visual audits by a variety of community groups, including Light of the World, The Westend Centre, parents at St Stephen’s and Newby Primary Schools, the School Council at Dixon’s City Academy, Parkside Residents Association, the Youth Forum at the Arc on Canterbury estate, Marshfields Resident’s Association, residents of both Accent Housing and Manningham Housing Association and young people who attend West Bowling youth group.
The clean up week marks the start of the Beautiful BD5 project which will see initiatives that help residents focus on being proud of where they live by encouraging them to think and act positively about BD5. These will include signing up Street Champions, doing walkabouts and litter picks, supporting residents organised street events, a photography and poster competition and support to help residents clean up their gardens and yards.
The Clean up week and Beautiful BD5 Project help tackle cleaner and greener issues in both the Little Horton Ward Plan and Trident Community Council’s Neighbourhood Plan
For more information contact Sheila Brett on 01274 431066
New Councillor – Melbourne ward
We would like to welcome our new Councillor, Councillor Abrar Hussain in the Melbourne ward.
Abrar can be contacted on email@example.com