Campaigners urge people to join bid for new council to represent the Bingley area

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ros Dawson Ros Dawson

Campaigners who want to give Bingley a political voice by forming a new town council are asking anyone interested to get in touch and join their cause.

The Bingley Community Council Group is seeking the creation of a council covering Bingley, Cottingley, Crossflatts, Eldwick, Gilstead and Micklethwaite.

The council would take the form of a town, parish or community council with elected, unpaid councillors and would be in addition to Bradford Council.

“It’s time Bingley and its five neighbouring communities had a voice,” said BCCG chairman Ros Dawson, who grew up and lives in the town.

“A local council would provide that voice, be a forum where residents could raise and discuss issues that matter to the place they live in and put forward Bingley’s views to district and other authorities.

“It’s about sticking up for Bingley. There’s so much that needs to be done and our town has suffered many setbacks recently.

Bingley Community Council Group has started research into the creation of a council, meets monthly and is open to new members.

And the initiative is supported by the National Association of Local Councils and Bingley Civic Trust.

Dr John Findlay, chairman of the Civic Trust, said: “A local council would provide a meeting place for many Bingley groups to seek support and provide a hub for coordination. We would strive to ensure the council does not become political but unites residents and tackles the pressing issues facing Bingley.”

More information and the chance take part can be found at www.bingleyccg.org.uk or on the Bingley Council Group Facebook page.

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1:25pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Just another way to hit the council tax payer. A precept charge will appear on your bill and be voted higher and higher year after year and you will see no difference in anything within Bingley for this extra charge.
Just another way to hit the council tax payer. A precept charge will appear on your bill and be voted higher and higher year after year and you will see no difference in anything within Bingley for this extra charge. Thee Voice of Reason
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5:29pm Tue 22 Apr 14

cockadoodledo says...

'Thee Voice of reason', is exactly right!,We would have to pay more. We pay enough Council Tax,for services which are dwindling or at risk, public toilets, swimming baths,town hall, etc.
What we do need is to get away from Bradford Council , perhaps join with Keighley, just Coun. Cris Hopkins suggested a few weeks ago!
The sooner we LEAVE BRADFORD the better, can we have a REFERENDUM and LEAVE?
'Thee Voice of reason', is exactly right!,We would have to pay more. We pay enough Council Tax,for services which are dwindling or at risk, public toilets, swimming baths,town hall, etc. What we do need is to get away from Bradford Council , perhaps join with Keighley, just Coun. Cris Hopkins suggested a few weeks ago! The sooner we LEAVE BRADFORD the better, can we have a REFERENDUM and LEAVE? cockadoodledo
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5:41pm Tue 22 Apr 14

awasteoftime says...

What great news it is about time the Bingley Area got a voice. It seems that the so called Bingley Councillors are both invisible and mute as you very very rarely hear anything from them about how they are helping Bingley move forward.
All we seem to get is bad news, ie no new supermarket on the B& B site. The proposed Aldi has been dragging on for many months, the fairly new toilets are set to close, the Town Hall is to close, maybe the swimming pool. No one can do anything with the old B& B building due to bats, could be the library next ?, I think that says everything no one seems to care about the Bingley area !. Maybe a new Town Council will.
Bye the way what doe the Bingley Town Manager do, does anyone know he is also very silent !.
What great news it is about time the Bingley Area got a voice. It seems that the so called Bingley Councillors are both invisible and mute as you very very rarely hear anything from them about how they are helping Bingley move forward. All we seem to get is bad news, ie no new supermarket on the B& B site. The proposed Aldi has been dragging on for many months, the fairly new toilets are set to close, the Town Hall is to close, maybe the swimming pool. No one can do anything with the old B& B building due to bats, could be the library next ?, I think that says everything no one seems to care about the Bingley area !. Maybe a new Town Council will. Bye the way what doe the Bingley Town Manager do, does anyone know he is also very silent !. awasteoftime
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9:07pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Inside Information says...

Why on earth do we need another level of bureaucracy in Bingley? The town already has 3 ward councillors...if you don't think they are doing a good enough job for the town the answer is simple...don't elect them next time, elect somebody else. But please don't add another unnecessary and unwanted layer in there and don't lumber residents with extra costs by way of increasing council tax/a precept to pay for it. It's not a new idea and has been put forward before but failed to get the backing of the residents.
As for the Town Centre Manager..who do you think organised last Septembers Beer and Cider Festival..or the recent Easter Fayre..or did they just happen of their own accord? By the way the delay in movement on the new Aldi store opening is at their request and is down to them wanting to sort out the resiting of some water pipes with Yorkshire Water first...they still plan to have the new store open by the end of the year...and as for the toilets...they simply aren't used enough to warrant the costs..which are almost £40K a year by the way
Why on earth do we need another level of bureaucracy in Bingley? The town already has 3 ward councillors...if you don't think they are doing a good enough job for the town the answer is simple...don't elect them next time, elect somebody else. But please don't add another unnecessary and unwanted layer in there and don't lumber residents with extra costs by way of increasing council tax/a precept to pay for it. It's not a new idea and has been put forward before but failed to get the backing of the residents. As for the Town Centre Manager..who do you think organised last Septembers Beer and Cider Festival..or the recent Easter Fayre..or did they just happen of their own accord? By the way the delay in movement on the new Aldi store opening is at their request and is down to them wanting to sort out the resiting of some water pipes with Yorkshire Water first...they still plan to have the new store open by the end of the year...and as for the toilets...they simply aren't used enough to warrant the costs..which are almost £40K a year by the way Inside Information
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5:48pm Fri 25 Apr 14

awasteoftime says...

Sounds as though Bingley is fine and dandy as it is, if all the Town Centre Manager can do is a couple of festivals what happens the rest of the year, is it jobs for the boys. My single vote will not remove the Councillors they seem to think they are in safe seats. Most people are very complacent and just get on with their lives and too busy to worry that is why Bingley is going backwards.
Why di the Council build the new toilets if the demand was not there.
I see the open air market is going great guns is that what you call success, get real and open your eyes !!!
Sounds as though Bingley is fine and dandy as it is, if all the Town Centre Manager can do is a couple of festivals what happens the rest of the year, is it jobs for the boys. My single vote will not remove the Councillors they seem to think they are in safe seats. Most people are very complacent and just get on with their lives and too busy to worry that is why Bingley is going backwards. Why di the Council build the new toilets if the demand was not there. I see the open air market is going great guns is that what you call success, get real and open your eyes !!! awasteoftime
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5:24am Sat 26 Apr 14

Inside Information says...

And what exactly are you doing to help Bingley? You seem to be one of these people with a lot to say but who don't actually put any effort in......"glass always half empty" springs to mind. Stop writing about it, stop talking about it and do something about it...or are you one of those very complacent people who are too busy to actually do anything? Or is that always somebody else's job?
And what exactly are you doing to help Bingley? You seem to be one of these people with a lot to say but who don't actually put any effort in......"glass always half empty" springs to mind. Stop writing about it, stop talking about it and do something about it...or are you one of those very complacent people who are too busy to actually do anything? Or is that always somebody else's job? Inside Information
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5:54pm Sat 26 Apr 14

awasteoftime says...

I think that you must be a Politician as you are making some very big assumptions. You have no idea how and where I contribute have you but you are quite happy to slag me off. You sound like a typical load mouth with nothing to offer anyone but hot air. I suspect that you actually do nothing but make pathetic assumptions about people when you are ill informed and totally wrong. Get your facts right !. Have a nice day.
I think that you must be a Politician as you are making some very big assumptions. You have no idea how and where I contribute have you but you are quite happy to slag me off. You sound like a typical load mouth with nothing to offer anyone but hot air. I suspect that you actually do nothing but make pathetic assumptions about people when you are ill informed and totally wrong. Get your facts right !. Have a nice day. awasteoftime
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7:35pm Sat 26 Apr 14

cockadoodledo says...

awasteoftime wrote:
Sounds as though Bingley is fine and dandy as it is, if all the Town Centre Manager can do is a couple of festivals what happens the rest of the year, is it jobs for the boys. My single vote will not remove the Councillors they seem to think they are in safe seats. Most people are very complacent and just get on with their lives and too busy to worry that is why Bingley is going backwards.
Why di the Council build the new toilets if the demand was not there.
I see the open air market is going great guns is that what you call success, get real and open your eyes !!!
Totally agree our bingley councillor s and so called town manager they say we have , have done nothing for Bingley. Hope a Bingley Town council succeeds, I personally will be lending a hand., promoting Bingley again!
[quote][p][bold]awasteoftime[/bold] wrote: Sounds as though Bingley is fine and dandy as it is, if all the Town Centre Manager can do is a couple of festivals what happens the rest of the year, is it jobs for the boys. My single vote will not remove the Councillors they seem to think they are in safe seats. Most people are very complacent and just get on with their lives and too busy to worry that is why Bingley is going backwards. Why di the Council build the new toilets if the demand was not there. I see the open air market is going great guns is that what you call success, get real and open your eyes !!![/p][/quote]Totally agree our bingley councillor s and so called town manager they say we have , have done nothing for Bingley. Hope a Bingley Town council succeeds, I personally will be lending a hand., promoting Bingley again! cockadoodledo
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7:43pm Sat 26 Apr 14

cockadoodledo says...

Inside Information wrote:
And what exactly are you doing to help Bingley? You seem to be one of these people with a lot to say but who don't actually put any effort in......"glass always half empty" springs to mind. Stop writing about it, stop talking about it and do something about it...or are you one of those very complacent people who are too busy to actually do anything? Or is that always somebody else's job?
So what are you doing for Bingley? A lot to say for yourself! I am an active member of the community , a local volunteer, and shall be
doing my best to make Bingley a better place.
[quote][p][bold]Inside Information[/bold] wrote: And what exactly are you doing to help Bingley? You seem to be one of these people with a lot to say but who don't actually put any effort in......"glass always half empty" springs to mind. Stop writing about it, stop talking about it and do something about it...or are you one of those very complacent people who are too busy to actually do anything? Or is that always somebody else's job?[/p][/quote]So what are you doing for Bingley? A lot to say for yourself! I am an active member of the community , a local volunteer, and shall be doing my best to make Bingley a better place. cockadoodledo
  • Score: 2

5:02am Sun 27 Apr 14

Inside Information says...

Sounds like a lot of hot air coming from you. If you truly are an active member of the community then you would have known exactly what is going on in the first place, what events are planned for the rest of the year and what the Town Centre Manager does on a day to day basis. Just to set the record straight, I am neither a politician, local councillor of council employee. Just someone who cares about the town and is fed up with people with a lot to say but very little to do.......look in the mirror if you need to understand more on this.
Sounds like a lot of hot air coming from you. If you truly are an active member of the community then you would have known exactly what is going on in the first place, what events are planned for the rest of the year and what the Town Centre Manager does on a day to day basis. Just to set the record straight, I am neither a politician, local councillor of council employee. Just someone who cares about the town and is fed up with people with a lot to say but very little to do.......look in the mirror if you need to understand more on this. Inside Information
  • Score: 0

8:58am Sun 27 Apr 14

cockadoodledo says...

So smart guy , fill us in with the New News about Bradford and Bingley building, haven't you heard about it yet?
So smart guy , fill us in with the New News about Bradford and Bingley building, haven't you heard about it yet? cockadoodledo
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