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Covering the villages of Wilsden and Harecroft

Please see the e-mail below from Bradford Metropolitan District Council regarding the proposed traffic calming measures in Wilsden commencing 22nd February 2016.

 MAIN STREET, WILSDEN – PROPOSED TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES

This letter is to inform you that work on the above scheme is programmed to commence on 22nd February 2016. The section of Main Street between Crooke Lane and Moss Row will be affected by the proposed measures.

The measures to be introduced at this time comprises of the introduction of eight sets of “speed cushions” and two “speed tables” within the length of highway indicated above. Other measures are proposed, but these will be undertaken a later date.

The works should be completed before 7th March but this is dependant on the prevailing weather conditions. This period may be a little longer or shorter should manpower and other resources be available.

To enable the work to be carried out in a safe manner, and to comply with Health and Safety Regulations it will be necessary to undertake the proposals under traffic management control. This will involve the use of “stop and go” boards or possibly traffic signal control. Pedestrian access to property / businesses will be maintained at all times. However, it may be necessary to prohibit parking in the immediate vicinity of particular areas of works in order to maintain the flow of vehicular traffic.

Please take great care when passing these works for your safety and that of our operatives. It may be essential to extend the working shift if we encounter difficulties during the permitted hours. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Please respect our workers space and safety by driving carefully and slowly through the road works.. Feedback from our workers shows that too many drivers travel far too fast through road works. Everyone is entitled to a safe workplace.

 Every effort will be made to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum and Traffic and Highways (North) apologise for any inconvenience caused to you.

The work will be carried out by contractors under the supervision of Bradford Council’s Highway staff. If you have any concerns about the work please contact this department in the first instance, on the above contact details.

 Yours faithfully,

 Stewart Pedley

 Senior Engineer

Traffic and highways (North)

Once the works on Main Street are complete, the proposed works on Crack Lane and Lingfield will commence (with the residents of the latter two roads being informed accordingly at the appropriate time).

The winning window with the most votes went to Caterleisure, 197-199 Main Street for their display of Away In A Manger. Well done Caterleisure.

The winner of the draw for the voters was Yvonne Clough.

THE INFORMATION BELOW HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY WILSDEN PARISH COUNCIL FROM BRADFORD METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COUNCIL


Bradford Council is experiencing extraordinary challenges and change. Government funding for Bradford Council services has been cut by £167.5 million since 2010. By 2020 it is estimated the money for Council services that is under the Council’s direct control will reduce by some £100 million, from £401 million today to around £300 million - that’s over 25% and is on top of the savings already made.

The budget proposals are not just about balancing the books, they are about focusing on what will make most difference to people's lives in the District with the resources we have available.

The collection of garden waste is not a statutory service, and therefore, not a service that the Council is obliged to provide. However in order to meet some of the budget savings the Council is proposing to charge for the collection of Garden Waste from June 2016. In order to continue to offer a Garden Waste Service the proposal is to offer a chargeable collection service to all residents that request it, the current service is only offered across certain parts of the district. To understand what the service could look like we are asking you to complete this short questionnaire to help inform our future plans for this service.

Please help by completing the questionnaire below:

http://www.bradford.gov.uk/surveys/gw/gardenwaste_survey_2016.htm