BSTA meeting 12th May – join us

All are welcome at our monthly planning and action meetings, held at Tambourine Café on Bingley Road. The next is on Thursday 12th May at 7pm.

At this meeting we’ll be planning consultation and campaigning in Frizinghall and Manningham, and low income areas of Shipley.

The meeting after that is Wednesday 15th June at 7pm.

Lend a hand in our publicity and actions

We are turning our attention to new priorities for the coming weeks, and will welcome your involvement. Please join us at the Tambourine café on Gordon Terrace (BD18 4RU) at 7pm Wed 16th March.

Our priorities are:

  • Campaign for a consultation on a new Outline Business Case for the Bradford-Shipley Scheme. Contact the councillors along the route and on West Yorkshire committees to press the case for new consultation.
  • Set in motion our project to increase our reach to Frizinghall and Manningham, and to low-income groups in Shipley. We will talk to key people and organisations, in preparation for summer door-knocking and autumn events.
  • Press and publicity engagement. Make more of an online splash, engage the press with our proposals, and produce further factsheets including on health.

If you cannot make it to this meeting let us know you want to lend a hand by emailing Ludi at admin@bsta.org.uk.

What would you spend £48m on, if not more car traffic? Open meeting on 7th September

Are you concerned about children’s health and traffic pollution? Take global warming seriously? Want fewer cars on the roads, not more? What would you spend £48m on?

West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Bradford Council want to spend £48m on widening Valley Road, pumping more traffic into Shipley and beyond, and surely attracting more through-traffic and more rat-running.

Bradford-Shipley Travel Alliance is going public on Tuesday 7th September, meeting in the Shipley Kirkgate Centre BD18 3EH at 7.30pm. We’ll review the merits of alternative proposals for what the money could be spent on, and what actions to take to make healthier travel happen between Bradford and Shipley.

You will be very welcome. There will be an online link for those who can’t make it in person: email admin@bsta.org.uk for an invitation (we can’t guarantee the quality of the link though we will do our best).