Welcome to our latest mailing!
Read on for:
- New Christmas lights
- Plants and Green Spaces Roadshow
- Action on littering
New Christmas lights
Bingley was ablaze with some new Christmas lights this year, with the first batch switched on at the Christmas Fayre on Saturday 26th November.
Large numbers of residents came out into the centre of town to enjoy the Bingley Chamber of Trade and Commerce’s annual Christmas event, and were able to get their first look at the lights which have been funded by nearly £4,000 from Bingley Town Council. The Council was responding to residents’ wishes for better illuminations after only two trees in the market place were lit last year.
In a project spearheaded by Bingley Town Council chairman Terry Brown, the town council arranged for dud lights to be removed and new, white lights to be strung in ten trees.
It is hoped that these first steps are just the beginning of improving Bingley’s illuminations. The Council will be continuing its planning in January to ensure that for Christmas 2017 Bingley has lights to be really proud of. We hope that brightening up the town at Christmas will also encourage more people to come and enjoy Bingley and shop in the town.
Inspector Julie Deacon of West Yorkshire Police attended the full council meeting on 27th September to provide an outline of local police activity. One of the concerns raised was speeding on local roads, including Bradford Road.
Interest was expressed in running a Speedwatch exercise and an event was duly arranged on Wednesday 30th November, when a group of local residents and Town Councillors Michelle Chapman and Mark Truelove assembled with the police team outside Beckfoot School at 7am. Amongst the group was a teacher from the school and 4 pupils. An hour was spent with hand-held cameras monitoring the rush-hour driving.
No-one was caught speeding at the time, perhaps because cars taking children to school slowed the traffic down, but one or two drivers were stopped and given a warning. The Council has compiled a list of other traffic and road concerns raised by residents, which has been submitted to Bradford Council for action, and will continue to monitor the situation locally.
Plants and Green Spaces Roadshow, 21st January 2017
Are you a member of a local gardening or flower club, or do you simply enjoy spending time in Bingley’s parks and green spaces? Do you have an eye for an attractive floral display? If so, the Council’s Green and Clean sub-committee would like to invite you to a Roadshow on Saturday 21st January 2017 to share ideas for improving the town’s green spaces and planting and discuss how we can work together to make Bingley beautiful.
Action on littering
Thanks are due once more to all our hard-working litter-picking volunteers who met again on Saturday 3rd December and collected a whole 32 bags of rubbish in less than two hours. This time we ranged from Myrtle Park to the Millennium Bridge, with a number of other hot-spots in between. We were also able to identify a number of troublesome areas that will benefit from special attention from Bradford Council’s Clean Team.
Our next event will be on Saturday 4th February 2017, 2 pm- 4 pm, location to be decided. Thanks also to Bradford Council for their support!
Compliments of the season to all those living and working in Bingley, from all Councillors and the Clerk at Bingley Town Council!
We look forward to serving you in 2017 and wish you all a happy and fulfilling New Year.