Hello and a Happy New Year to you all.
One of the key events for the Council in 2023 is the elections on 4th May – all 16 Town Councillor positions are open for election. So if you’d like to help improve Bingley, or influence what the Town Council does, I’d encourage you to consider standing and investigate the role. We don’t have exact dates yet, but to stand you’ll have to complete and submit nomination papers to Bradford Council by mid to late March. We will publicise the process nearer to the time.
Work is continuing on the distribution of the money held by the 1887 Alfred Sharp Bingley Educational Trust – the Priestthorpe Annex money. Local schools and organisations within the old Bingley Improvement District will be able to bid for funding; letters will be going out to relevant schools soon with information on how they can apply.
As we are in another very cold snap, please look out for any elderly or vulnerable neighbours and ensure they are OK. If you are struggling with the cost of living a reminder of the Warm Spaces in Bingley:
|Bingley Library||Monday to Friday and Saturday||during normal opening hours|
|Bingley Baptist Church||Monday and Tuesday||9am to 1pm|
|Bingley United Reform Church||Monday||10am to 2pm|
|Eldwick Church – Cafe||Tuesday
|8am to 9:30am
8am to 10am
|All Saints Church – Church House||Thursday||11:30am to 2pm|
|CAB, Cardigan House||Thursday||11am to 2pm|
For further details of warm spaces in the broader district and other advice please visit https://costoflivingbradford.co.uk/.
Councillor Philippa Gibbons
Changing Places Toilet
We are so pleased to report that our Changing Places facility in the centre of Bingley is now officially open.
Budget and precept for 2023-24
Bingley Town Council resolved at the Full Council meeting held on 17th January 2022 that the budget for 2023-24 will be £313,850, and to set the precept at £238,242, which is £27.74 per Band D property.
This is a 0.19% decrease on last year’s precept.
The agreed budget for 2023-24 is on the Town Council’s website – if anyone has any questions or comments about the budget, please contact the Town Council via the following email address: email@example.com and we will respond to you.
Play in the Park 2023
Bingley Town Council have organised for Bradford Council to facilitate six Play in the Park events again this summer, following their continued success in previous years.
We have arranged for the sessions to take place around the whole parish, to give everyone the opportunity to attend them.
The dates and locations of these sessions are as follows:
Friday 28th July 2023 – Gilstead Rec
Friday 4th August 2023 – Myrtle Park
Friday 11th August 2023 – Crossflatts Rec
Friday 18th August 2023 – Cottingley Rec
Friday 25th August 2023 – Eldwick Rec
Friday 1st September 2023 – Myrtle Park
Unfortunately, due to the wintry weather, we made the difficult decision to postpone the litter pick which was due to take place at the weekend. We have now agreed a new date, which is Saturday 4th February at the usual time of 10am to 12pm. Cllr John Goode and others will meet you at the junction of Whitley Street and Clyde Street with all necessary equipment. Everyone is welcome to join.
If anyone has any ideas/suggestions for future litter picking locations, please inform the Town Council. Or if you would like to be added to our mailing list to be notified by email of each litter pick event, please let us know.
Green and Clean Forum
The Town Council have also reinstated the Green and Clean Forums, to provide information to local groups. The next Forum is due to take place on Saturday 28th January at 10am at Cardigan House, where a presentation and question and answer session will be provided on energy efficiency in the home and other related topics.
If you would like to be included in our Green and Clean Forums and be invited to future events, please get in touch via our website or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We actively encourage local community groups to be involved to help spread advice to the people of Bingley.
Bingley Farmers’ Market
Bingley Town Council have made the decision to relinquish the monthly Farmers’ Market, due to lack of both stalls and footfall.
Bradford Council will be taking on these Saturdays with their weekly artisan markets. The Town Council fully support these markets, and hope that they are a great success to bring people into Bingley.
Office opening times are Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 12 noon. Please note that the office will be closed for Christmas on all bank holidays and 28th December
Bingley Town Council can also be contacted by email at email@example.com or by phone on the following numbers:
Town Clerk: 07529 222679
Deputy Town Clerk: 07703 188660
Administrative Assistant (Debbie): Monday to Thursday 10am to 2pm – 07579 814666
Dates for your diary
The next Community Litter Pick will be on Saturday 4th February 2023 at Whitley Street.
The next ordinary meeting of the Full Town Council is at 6.30pm on Tuesday 28th February 2023. The meeting will be held at Eldwick Church Hall.
The agenda for the meetings can be found on the Town Council website within the Documents section.
You can see all the Town Council’s meeting dates in the Events section calendar on the website.
So that the Town Council can keep as many people as possible informed, please do share this newsletter with friends and family and encourage them to subscribe too.
Bingley Town Council, Myrtle Place, Bingley, BD16 2LF