Dear Residents, 

Well October has been warmish and wet; however, despite this the Yorkshire area remains in drought and the forecast is for a relatively dry winter – information can be found here: https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/yorkshire/copy-of-prolonged-dry-weather-in-yorkshire/).  As a result, Yorkshire Water have recently been issued with drought permits to conserve water in 12 reservoirs to secure public water supplies, so please continue to conserve water. 

We have finally heard some news about the money from the Priestthorpe Annex.  The relevant Bradford Metropolitan District Council Committee – the Regulatory & Appeals Committee – met on Thursday 27th October to look at the mechanism for distributing funds.  The agenda and papers for this meeting can be viewed here https://bradford.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=157&MId=7967&Ver=4, and the minutes should appear in due course.   There were a number of legal issues raised that the Committee could not address, so these will be picked up at their next meeting on 24th November.

We have been told that the Bingley Levelling Up Bid has made it through to the second round of evaluation but given all that has happened in government recently it is now likely that a final decision won’t be known until the end of the year. 

A reminder that help to cope with the cost-of-living crisis and the directory of Warm Spaces is available here https://costoflivingbradford.co.uk/.  The main Warm Space in Bingley is currently the Library. 

Kind regards,

Councillor Philippa Gibbons

Chair

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Photo of Councillor Gibbons

Changing Places update:

Changing Places Unit from the outside. Wooden clad building with grey door

​Work is still being undertaken on the Changing Places facility, which is hopefully due to be signed off this month. We will keep residents informed on the progress with this facility (opening date to be publicised as soon as sign off and registration are complete).

Promotion of grants and CIL money

The Town Council have a pot of money which is earmarked for grants for local groups, including CIL funding for larger projects. Please see our website for more information on these grants and application criteria. See the Documents section, Grants.    Or click here for grant scheme criteria:  https://bingleytowncouncil.gov.uk/documents/grant-scheme-criteria/?wpdmdl=31302&refresh=636238ed919a81667381485

Successful previous litter pick and next litter pick on Sunday 13th November 2022

Litter pickers

Another successful litter pick was held on 22nd October. Thanks as always to our Littler Pick Champions for the great help and support in keeping Bingley clean. 

There will be a Town Council organised litter pick prior to the Remembrance Day parade on Sunday 13th November, meeting to undertake a leaf clearance prior to this event. The time is earlier for this extra litter pick, to meet at Bingley Arts Centre main entrance at 8am – however residents are encouraged to attend whenever they can (we appreciate this will be early for some!). The aim is to be completed by 10am at the latest – any help on the day will be very much appreciated

Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 13th November 2022

Red wool poppies

The Annual Remembrance Day service is due to be held in Bingley on Sunday 13th November 2022, beginning with a parade from Market Square at 10.40am and walking to the Cenotaph in Myrtle Park for wreath laying.

Christmas lights switch on, Saturday 26th November 2022

Trees lit up

Bingley Chamber of Trade have organised the annual Christmas lights switch-on in Bingley again this year, in conjunction with the Town Council. This event will be taking place on Saturday 26th November, 10am – 4.30pm.

There will be a Santa’s grotto, donkey rides, a land train, a carousel, DJ, singer and choir – and lots of stalls, both inside the Arts Centre and outside on Market Square. The Christmas lights will be switched on by a celebrity guest at 4.30pm.

Markets

The next Farmers’ Market is due to be held in Bingley Market Square on Saturday 5 November, 10am – 2pm.

Please come and join us to buy local produce and unique handmade goods. Meet Town Councillors and discuss any issues you may have regarding the local area. Entertainment will be provided, 10.45am – 11.30am and 12.00pm-12.45pm.

If you are a local producer and would be interested in having a stall at the Farmers’ Market, please do get in touch with Otley Town Partnership who run the market on behalf of Bingley Town Council.  They can let you know the requirements to be a stall holder and what would be involved.  They can be contacted via their website at: Bingley – Yorkshire Farmers’ Markets (yorkshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk)

Alternatively, if you are involved with a local charity which has public liability insurance and are interested in promoting their work at one of the Farmers’ Markets, please contact Ruth Thompson, Administrative Officer by email at a.o@bingleytowncouncil.gov.uk.

In addition to our monthly Farmers’ Market, Bradford Council hold weekly markets on Fridays and the other remaining Saturdays – please support your local markets when you can to ensure that they can stay open.

Bingley Town Council Logo

Office hours

Office opening times are Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 12 noon.

Bingley Town Council can also be contacted by email at enquiries@bingleytowncouncil.gov.uk or by phone on the following numbers:

Town Clerk: 07529 222679

Deputy Town Clerk:  07703 188660

Administrative Officer (Ruth): Tuesday and Wednesday – 077835 19439

Administrative Assistant (Debbie): Monday to Thursday 10am to 2pm – 07579 814666

Dates for your diary

Events:

Saturday 5th November.  Monthly Farmers’ Market 10am to 2pm.  Market Place, Bingley.   Enjoy local produce and musical entertainment.

Sunday 13th November.  Meet at outside Bingley Arts Centre at 8am (so that the area is litter free in time for the Remembrance Service).

Council meetings:

The next ordinary meeting of the Full Town Council is at 6.30pm on Tuesday 6th December 2022. The meeting will be held at Bingley Baptist Church, Clyde Street, Bingley.

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.

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Newsletter distribution

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

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