City leaders to push benefits of investing in Bradford in Capital

DEVELOPMENT: Work continues on the Westfield Shopping centre

DEVELOPMENT: Work continues on the Westfield Shopping centre

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BUSINESS and regeneration chiefs are heading to the capital to beat the drum for Bradford.

Bosses from Westfield, Debenhams and Bradford Council are meeting potential investors in London today to tell them there has never been a better time to set up shop in our city.

With the construction of Westfield's Broadway shopping centre well under way, regeneration chiefs are keen to secure more tenants for the scheme as well as in the surrounding streets.

They have invited a host of leading retailers and businesses to the briefing, being held at the headquarters of the lawyers Pinsent Masons in central London.

Speakers at the event will include Michael Sharp, the chief executive of Broadway's flagship tenant, Debenhams.

Westfield's development director Duncan Bower and George Walsh-Waring from the Broadway centre's investors Meyer Bergman will also talk about the opportunities within the new shopping centre.

Mr Bower said there were more than 6.2 million people within one hour's drive of the city centre with a potential spending power of almost £1 billion.

He said: "Bradford is the fourth largest metropolitan district in England.

"There continues to be growing momentum behind the leasing of this new development with a line-up that includes the expanded Debenhams department store, which will now trade on three levels, Marks and Spencer, Next, New Look and JD Sports and many more in detailed negotiations."

Bradford Council's leader, Councillor David Green, and chief executive, Tony Reeves, will also speak at the briefing about the business-boosting initiatives on offer in Bradford, such as the City Centre Growth Zone.

Cllr Green said: "We have a really great message to get out in the capital. More and more major investors are showing interest in our city and there is never a better chance than now to invest in the north.

"We are inviting a whole range of businesses to join Bradford Council and Westfield at this event to hear about the huge opportunities that are available."

He said footfall in the city was expected to increase by nearly 40 per cent once Broadway opened, so now was a good time for firms to get a foothold in the city.

He said: "By going to London we are getting our message out far and wide for people to come and invest in Bradford."

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7:05am Thu 4 Sep 14

Albion. says...

Dave is to speak? Cracked it then! For Darley Street read Regent Street.
Dave is to speak? Cracked it then! For Darley Street read Regent Street. Albion.
  • Score: 6

8:02am Thu 4 Sep 14

SinnerSaint says...

Lol
Lol SinnerSaint
  • Score: 10

8:24am Thu 4 Sep 14

Z.Raja says...

It is a great news for Bradford. To get the optimum results the council management has to consider their approach towards Stall types markets and Canon Mill markets. Overwhelming majority of these stalls holders are claiming unlimited benefits and are destroying the city legitimate trade by working on very nominal profits. These peoples are claiming housing benefits, low income benefits etc. If the record of these stall holders is checked this sad reality will come to light. If the council want to see the results of these Economic Incentives, they should think over closing CANON MILL MARKET immediately and evaluate the bazaars running.
It is a great news for Bradford. To get the optimum results the council management has to consider their approach towards Stall types markets and Canon Mill markets. Overwhelming majority of these stalls holders are claiming unlimited benefits and are destroying the city legitimate trade by working on very nominal profits. These peoples are claiming housing benefits, low income benefits etc. If the record of these stall holders is checked this sad reality will come to light. If the council want to see the results of these Economic Incentives, they should think over closing CANON MILL MARKET immediately and evaluate the bazaars running. Z.Raja
  • Score: 24

8:34am Thu 4 Sep 14

sorrow&anger says...

Whistling in the wind. This event sounds like desperation. City Hall's serial failed attempts at regeneration mean that Bradford has a low skill, low pay, high unemployment, economy. Without the jobs any retail investment must be problematic and highly risky.
Whistling in the wind. This event sounds like desperation. City Hall's serial failed attempts at regeneration mean that Bradford has a low skill, low pay, high unemployment, economy. Without the jobs any retail investment must be problematic and highly risky. sorrow&anger
  • Score: 22

8:43am Thu 4 Sep 14

FinlandStation says...

This week we learnt that Bradford is at the bottom of the league tables for employment and the Government and that our army of jobless is to be subject to special measures. No jobs, no disposable income. Why would anybody want to open a posh retail operation in a dump like Bradford?
This week we learnt that Bradford is at the bottom of the league tables for employment and the Government and that our army of jobless is to be subject to special measures. No jobs, no disposable income. Why would anybody want to open a posh retail operation in a dump like Bradford? FinlandStation
  • Score: 21

8:45am Thu 4 Sep 14

bd7 helper says...

We need a better council
We need a better council bd7 helper
  • Score: 26

8:48am Thu 4 Sep 14

izzystillbreathing says...

I hope Cllr Green and the ship-abandoning rat Reeves have got thick skins. The money men are just going to laugh at them. Bradford didn't come second on of the cr@p towns list for nothing.
I hope Cllr Green and the ship-abandoning rat Reeves have got thick skins. The money men are just going to laugh at them. Bradford didn't come second on of the cr@p towns list for nothing. izzystillbreathing
  • Score: 33

8:52am Thu 4 Sep 14

baildongreen says...

Expensive retail operations need well heeled customers to support them. As Councillor Hinchcliffe's Buck Lane farce demonstrated only too well, companies paying high salaries are not going to relocate to Bradford.
Expensive retail operations need well heeled customers to support them. As Councillor Hinchcliffe's Buck Lane farce demonstrated only too well, companies paying high salaries are not going to relocate to Bradford. baildongreen
  • Score: 6

8:57am Thu 4 Sep 14

bachtothefuture says...

Why would a retail chain come to Bradford and risk having its premises surrounded by Islamic nutters telling people not to shop there?

Or have its investment completely destroyed in the riots that will inevitably come to this third world city of ours.
Why would a retail chain come to Bradford and risk having its premises surrounded by Islamic nutters telling people not to shop there? Or have its investment completely destroyed in the riots that will inevitably come to this third world city of ours. bachtothefuture
  • Score: 15

9:01am Thu 4 Sep 14

Avro says...

Sounds like they are stuggling to fill Westfield
Sounds like they are stuggling to fill Westfield Avro
  • Score: 11

9:04am Thu 4 Sep 14

bluebluerobin says...

The fact that Westfield and our ruling Labour Group feel that this event is necessary is the best possible evidence that the enterprise is struggling to find tenants. This is hardly a surprise and has long been predicted. As also predicted Westfield will put an end to Bradford as a desirable shopping destination. The rest of the City will crumble around it. Our socialist rulers have driven another nail into Bradford's coffin
The fact that Westfield and our ruling Labour Group feel that this event is necessary is the best possible evidence that the enterprise is struggling to find tenants. This is hardly a surprise and has long been predicted. As also predicted Westfield will put an end to Bradford as a desirable shopping destination. The rest of the City will crumble around it. Our socialist rulers have driven another nail into Bradford's coffin bluebluerobin
  • Score: 11

9:13am Thu 4 Sep 14

llos25 says...

I am glad I got out of this Hell Hole ,I have never seen such a corrupt rabble as as run this city completely devoid of ideas, unable to access EU money to rejuvenate the city unable to do anything really constructive except to collect money for making a bigger mess.What a sad city it has become.
I am glad I got out of this Hell Hole ,I have never seen such a corrupt rabble as as run this city completely devoid of ideas, unable to access EU money to rejuvenate the city unable to do anything really constructive except to collect money for making a bigger mess.What a sad city it has become. llos25
  • Score: 10

9:15am Thu 4 Sep 14

Joedavid says...

"Mr Bower said there were more than 6.2 million people within one hour's drive of the city centre..."
Does he not know the north of England and Bradford's location?
He seems not to know just how near Leeds is and Manchester and Sheffield within that hour.
"Mr Bower said there were more than 6.2 million people within one hour's drive of the city centre..." Does he not know the north of England and Bradford's location? He seems not to know just how near Leeds is and Manchester and Sheffield within that hour. Joedavid
  • Score: 11

9:15am Thu 4 Sep 14

llos25 says...

What a sad corrupt city Bradford has become I am glad I got out.
What a sad corrupt city Bradford has become I am glad I got out. llos25
  • Score: 7

9:28am Thu 4 Sep 14

allinittogether says...

llos25 wrote:
I am glad I got out of this Hell Hole ,I have never seen such a corrupt rabble as as run this city completely devoid of ideas, unable to access EU money to rejuvenate the city unable to do anything really constructive except to collect money for making a bigger mess.What a sad city it has become.
So what ideas have you got then?
[quote][p][bold]llos25[/bold] wrote: I am glad I got out of this Hell Hole ,I have never seen such a corrupt rabble as as run this city completely devoid of ideas, unable to access EU money to rejuvenate the city unable to do anything really constructive except to collect money for making a bigger mess.What a sad city it has become.[/p][/quote]So what ideas have you got then? allinittogether
  • Score: -2

9:30am Thu 4 Sep 14

Out of site says...

izzystillbreathing wrote:
I hope Cllr Green and the ship-abandoning rat Reeves have got thick skins. The money men are just going to laugh at them. Bradford didn't come second on of the cr@p towns list for nothing.
Bradford is not a town,it's become an Asian city.
[quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: I hope Cllr Green and the ship-abandoning rat Reeves have got thick skins. The money men are just going to laugh at them. Bradford didn't come second on of the cr@p towns list for nothing.[/p][/quote]Bradford is not a town,it's become an Asian city. Out of site
  • Score: 10

9:30am Thu 4 Sep 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

October 2013 - 50% floorspace spoken for in Westfield.
September 2014 - 50% floorspace taken in Westfield.
Number of new stores to the City, 2.
Every other is a relocation which will undoubtedly leave it's current premises unoccupied shortly after the new stores open.
WH Smiths, Boots, Marks and Spencers current stores look very run down and are simply just a stop gap store till the new ones open. Good luck filling a store the size of WH Smiths, Boots and Marks and Spencers when they move their current premises.

The ship has truely sailed with this and it has been a disaster from start to finish. Anyone from the Shipley side of Bradford might aswell just jump on the train to Leeds and anyone in Bradford South might aswell just pop on to the motorway and drive to White Rose, like they probably do and they won't even have to pay for parking like they would have to at Westfield.
October 2013 - 50% floorspace spoken for in Westfield. September 2014 - 50% floorspace taken in Westfield. Number of new stores to the City, 2. Every other is a relocation which will undoubtedly leave it's current premises unoccupied shortly after the new stores open. WH Smiths, Boots, Marks and Spencers current stores look very run down and are simply just a stop gap store till the new ones open. Good luck filling a store the size of WH Smiths, Boots and Marks and Spencers when they move their current premises. The ship has truely sailed with this and it has been a disaster from start to finish. Anyone from the Shipley side of Bradford might aswell just jump on the train to Leeds and anyone in Bradford South might aswell just pop on to the motorway and drive to White Rose, like they probably do and they won't even have to pay for parking like they would have to at Westfield. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 18

9:33am Thu 4 Sep 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Out of site wrote:
izzystillbreathing wrote: I hope Cllr Green and the ship-abandoning rat Reeves have got thick skins. The money men are just going to laugh at them. Bradford didn't come second on of the cr@p towns list for nothing.
Bradford is not a town,it's become an Asian city.
Ghetto, is a more accurate term.
[quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: I hope Cllr Green and the ship-abandoning rat Reeves have got thick skins. The money men are just going to laugh at them. Bradford didn't come second on of the cr@p towns list for nothing.[/p][/quote]Bradford is not a town,it's become an Asian city.[/p][/quote]Ghetto, is a more accurate term. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 16

9:38am Thu 4 Sep 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

allinittogether wrote:
llos25 wrote: I am glad I got out of this Hell Hole ,I have never seen such a corrupt rabble as as run this city completely devoid of ideas, unable to access EU money to rejuvenate the city unable to do anything really constructive except to collect money for making a bigger mess.What a sad city it has become.
So what ideas have you got then?
Well a state of the art live music, entertainment venue at the empty Odeon instead of a pond would have had a much better pulling power and would have regenerated the nightlife in the city.
But no, we built a pond, that has a few minor events whilst Leeds who built an arena have had Sports Personality of the Year, The opening ceremony of the Tour de France, various high profile music acts, etc.
What has the City pond brought in? Bollywood Carmen and a Free Palestine demo.
[quote][p][bold]allinittogether[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]llos25[/bold] wrote: I am glad I got out of this Hell Hole ,I have never seen such a corrupt rabble as as run this city completely devoid of ideas, unable to access EU money to rejuvenate the city unable to do anything really constructive except to collect money for making a bigger mess.What a sad city it has become.[/p][/quote]So what ideas have you got then?[/p][/quote]Well a state of the art live music, entertainment venue at the empty Odeon instead of a pond would have had a much better pulling power and would have regenerated the nightlife in the city. But no, we built a pond, that has a few minor events whilst Leeds who built an arena have had Sports Personality of the Year, The opening ceremony of the Tour de France, various high profile music acts, etc. What has the City pond brought in? Bollywood Carmen and a Free Palestine demo. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 18

9:43am Thu 4 Sep 14

BertSanders says...

I hope this is going to happen - but it sound a bit like "pigs flying"
That shoppers will drive an hour to Bradford is unlikely unless they also come to see their Mum., Bradford will remain a bazaar area but, maybe there will be be big names subsidised by sucessful shops elsewhere and the tax system. Why is inexplicable.
I hope this is going to happen - but it sound a bit like "pigs flying" That shoppers will drive an hour to Bradford is unlikely unless they also come to see their Mum., Bradford will remain a bazaar area but, maybe there will be be big names subsidised by sucessful shops elsewhere and the tax system. Why is inexplicable. BertSanders
  • Score: 10

9:47am Thu 4 Sep 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

The 1 hours drive quote is laughable. In 1 hour I can get to either the Trafford Center or Meadow Hall, and get to some proper shops. So if we are in 1 hour of them then all these other people within 1 hour are likely to be within 1 hour of these proper shopping malls too.
The 1 hours drive quote is laughable. In 1 hour I can get to either the Trafford Center or Meadow Hall, and get to some proper shops. So if we are in 1 hour of them then all these other people within 1 hour are likely to be within 1 hour of these proper shopping malls too. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 15

9:48am Thu 4 Sep 14

llos25 says...

allinittogether wrote:
llos25 wrote:
I am glad I got out of this Hell Hole ,I have never seen such a corrupt rabble as as run this city completely devoid of ideas, unable to access EU money to rejuvenate the city unable to do anything really constructive except to collect money for making a bigger mess.What a sad city it has become.
So what ideas have you got then?
If you want ideas on how to create a successful city then look to Dresden or Berlin both were on there knees dilapidated dumps now they boast some of the finest shopping centres and night life.Take Prague once again a run down dump it is now absolutely fantastic place you have to have a will get rid of corruption and inept dishonest people in city hall to achieve this you need an effective police force you will not create a perfect city but you will create one that is creative and on the up Bradford has gone down hill over the years unlike its rivals.
[quote][p][bold]allinittogether[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]llos25[/bold] wrote: I am glad I got out of this Hell Hole ,I have never seen such a corrupt rabble as as run this city completely devoid of ideas, unable to access EU money to rejuvenate the city unable to do anything really constructive except to collect money for making a bigger mess.What a sad city it has become.[/p][/quote]So what ideas have you got then?[/p][/quote]If you want ideas on how to create a successful city then look to Dresden or Berlin both were on there knees dilapidated dumps now they boast some of the finest shopping centres and night life.Take Prague once again a run down dump it is now absolutely fantastic place you have to have a will get rid of corruption and inept dishonest people in city hall to achieve this you need an effective police force you will not create a perfect city but you will create one that is creative and on the up Bradford has gone down hill over the years unlike its rivals. llos25
  • Score: 6

10:00am Thu 4 Sep 14

SurprisedByJoyce says...

llos25 wrote:
allinittogether wrote:
llos25 wrote:
I am glad I got out of this Hell Hole ,I have never seen such a corrupt rabble as as run this city completely devoid of ideas, unable to access EU money to rejuvenate the city unable to do anything really constructive except to collect money for making a bigger mess.What a sad city it has become.
So what ideas have you got then?
If you want ideas on how to create a successful city then look to Dresden or Berlin both were on there knees dilapidated dumps now they boast some of the finest shopping centres and night life.Take Prague once again a run down dump it is now absolutely fantastic place you have to have a will get rid of corruption and inept dishonest people in city hall to achieve this you need an effective police force you will not create a perfect city but you will create one that is creative and on the up Bradford has gone down hill over the years unlike its rivals.
The point about Prague and many other revitalised European cities is that they didn't suffer from Council idiots like Wardley knocking down the best bits of their heritage so that greedy developers could cash in.

The Council deliberately destroyed our city in the 50s and 60s. It is that legacy that stops us regenerating now. Westfield is of now help at all in returning Bradford to its former glory.
[quote][p][bold]llos25[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allinittogether[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]llos25[/bold] wrote: I am glad I got out of this Hell Hole ,I have never seen such a corrupt rabble as as run this city completely devoid of ideas, unable to access EU money to rejuvenate the city unable to do anything really constructive except to collect money for making a bigger mess.What a sad city it has become.[/p][/quote]So what ideas have you got then?[/p][/quote]If you want ideas on how to create a successful city then look to Dresden or Berlin both were on there knees dilapidated dumps now they boast some of the finest shopping centres and night life.Take Prague once again a run down dump it is now absolutely fantastic place you have to have a will get rid of corruption and inept dishonest people in city hall to achieve this you need an effective police force you will not create a perfect city but you will create one that is creative and on the up Bradford has gone down hill over the years unlike its rivals.[/p][/quote]The point about Prague and many other revitalised European cities is that they didn't suffer from Council idiots like Wardley knocking down the best bits of their heritage so that greedy developers could cash in. The Council deliberately destroyed our city in the 50s and 60s. It is that legacy that stops us regenerating now. Westfield is of now help at all in returning Bradford to its former glory. SurprisedByJoyce
  • Score: 14

10:10am Thu 4 Sep 14

piltdownman says...

A 40% increase in footfall? Not if Councillor Hinchcliffe and her overpaid joke of a department at Visit Bradford have anything to do with it. They have completely failed to put Bradford on the tourist map and totally mishandled golden opportunities such as the Tour De France and Curry Capital.

I notice Councillor Green isn't taking Hinchcliffe to London with him. Wise move.
A 40% increase in footfall? Not if Councillor Hinchcliffe and her overpaid joke of a department at Visit Bradford have anything to do with it. They have completely failed to put Bradford on the tourist map and totally mishandled golden opportunities such as the Tour De France and Curry Capital. I notice Councillor Green isn't taking Hinchcliffe to London with him. Wise move. piltdownman
  • Score: 33

10:13am Thu 4 Sep 14

Bikerbeardy says...

Mr Bower said there were more than 6.2 million people within one hour's drive of the city centre with a potential spending power of almost £1 billion.

That maybe right, but we drive in the opposite direction !!!, TVoR is right as well, every single person I know on the shipley side of the district go into Leeds, including myself. Bradford city centre just isnt a happy, lively environment, it never will be, Leeds has a buzzing atmosphere in the centre, why is there so difference ??
Mr Bower said there were more than 6.2 million people within one hour's drive of the city centre with a potential spending power of almost £1 billion. That maybe right, but we drive in the opposite direction !!!, TVoR is right as well, every single person I know on the shipley side of the district go into Leeds, including myself. Bradford city centre just isnt a happy, lively environment, it never will be, Leeds has a buzzing atmosphere in the centre, why is there so difference ?? Bikerbeardy
  • Score: 8

10:37am Thu 4 Sep 14

Albion. says...

I wonder if W H Smith will be transferring their legendary carpet to the new premises?
I wonder if W H Smith will be transferring their legendary carpet to the new premises? Albion.
  • Score: 21

10:50am Thu 4 Sep 14

Avro says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
allinittogether wrote:
llos25 wrote: I am glad I got out of this Hell Hole ,I have never seen such a corrupt rabble as as run this city completely devoid of ideas, unable to access EU money to rejuvenate the city unable to do anything really constructive except to collect money for making a bigger mess.What a sad city it has become.
So what ideas have you got then?
Well a state of the art live music, entertainment venue at the empty Odeon instead of a pond would have had a much better pulling power and would have regenerated the nightlife in the city.
But no, we built a pond, that has a few minor events whilst Leeds who built an arena have had Sports Personality of the Year, The opening ceremony of the Tour de France, various high profile music acts, etc.
What has the City pond brought in? Bollywood Carmen and a Free Palestine demo.
Its brought antisocial drinkers into the heart of the city, and complaint about this from business'
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allinittogether[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]llos25[/bold] wrote: I am glad I got out of this Hell Hole ,I have never seen such a corrupt rabble as as run this city completely devoid of ideas, unable to access EU money to rejuvenate the city unable to do anything really constructive except to collect money for making a bigger mess.What a sad city it has become.[/p][/quote]So what ideas have you got then?[/p][/quote]Well a state of the art live music, entertainment venue at the empty Odeon instead of a pond would have had a much better pulling power and would have regenerated the nightlife in the city. But no, we built a pond, that has a few minor events whilst Leeds who built an arena have had Sports Personality of the Year, The opening ceremony of the Tour de France, various high profile music acts, etc. What has the City pond brought in? Bollywood Carmen and a Free Palestine demo.[/p][/quote]Its brought antisocial drinkers into the heart of the city, and complaint about this from business' Avro
  • Score: 26

10:58am Thu 4 Sep 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

So we have Gypsy king Green and Tony Reeves who has announced he has jumped ship to go elsewhere promoting Bradford.

We can't fail can we?
So we have Gypsy king Green and Tony Reeves who has announced he has jumped ship to go elsewhere promoting Bradford. We can't fail can we? Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 16

11:02am Thu 4 Sep 14

Joedavid says...

Albion. wrote:
I wonder if W H Smith will be transferring their legendary carpet to the new premises?
Maybe not but with their no cleaning policy it will soon look the same.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: I wonder if W H Smith will be transferring their legendary carpet to the new premises?[/p][/quote]Maybe not but with their no cleaning policy it will soon look the same. Joedavid
  • Score: 13

11:03am Thu 4 Sep 14

StevieLad says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
October 2013 - 50% floorspace spoken for in Westfield.
September 2014 - 50% floorspace taken in Westfield.
Number of new stores to the City, 2.
Every other is a relocation which will undoubtedly leave it's current premises unoccupied shortly after the new stores open.
WH Smiths, Boots, Marks and Spencers current stores look very run down and are simply just a stop gap store till the new ones open. Good luck filling a store the size of WH Smiths, Boots and Marks and Spencers when they move their current premises.

The ship has truely sailed with this and it has been a disaster from start to finish. Anyone from the Shipley side of Bradford might aswell just jump on the train to Leeds and anyone in Bradford South might aswell just pop on to the motorway and drive to White Rose, like they probably do and they won't even have to pay for parking like they would have to at Westfield.
The "footfall increase" will come from Bus Walkers, or cheapskates parking at forster sq and walking up.

The top of town is already dying out save for a bit of North Parade. Everything round Wilko's/B&M is festering even the pubs. TVOR is right, it's not new stores it's moving anything half popular into one place further down the hill, and monetizing the parking.

Even St Stephens in Hull is going to look like Dubai next to this place. Where is Pizza Express, GBK and La Tasca? Instead we get KFC, Burger King and Spud-U-Like. Sorry - "Hey Potato". It is embarrassing.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: October 2013 - 50% floorspace spoken for in Westfield. September 2014 - 50% floorspace taken in Westfield. Number of new stores to the City, 2. Every other is a relocation which will undoubtedly leave it's current premises unoccupied shortly after the new stores open. WH Smiths, Boots, Marks and Spencers current stores look very run down and are simply just a stop gap store till the new ones open. Good luck filling a store the size of WH Smiths, Boots and Marks and Spencers when they move their current premises. The ship has truely sailed with this and it has been a disaster from start to finish. Anyone from the Shipley side of Bradford might aswell just jump on the train to Leeds and anyone in Bradford South might aswell just pop on to the motorway and drive to White Rose, like they probably do and they won't even have to pay for parking like they would have to at Westfield.[/p][/quote]The "footfall increase" will come from Bus Walkers, or cheapskates parking at forster sq and walking up. The top of town is already dying out save for a bit of North Parade. Everything round Wilko's/B&M is festering even the pubs. TVOR is right, it's not new stores it's moving anything half popular into one place further down the hill, and monetizing the parking. Even St Stephens in Hull is going to look like Dubai next to this place. Where is Pizza Express, GBK and La Tasca? Instead we get KFC, Burger King and Spud-U-Like. Sorry - "Hey Potato". It is embarrassing. StevieLad
  • Score: 24

11:26am Thu 4 Sep 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Albion. wrote:
I wonder if W H Smith will be transferring their legendary carpet to the new premises?
The fact it's not being replaced is the clearest indication that unit will be vacated the day that Westfield opens. Look at the sorry mess Marks and Spencers is in to from it's previous glories. Another indication that huge store will be vacated.

Idiots are talking it up as if these places will be running two stores in the center. They won't and no one seems bothered to address this, no doubt it will suddenly be a massive suprise to the council when suddenly 20 shops shut in the Kirkgate center, darley street, etc weeks after Westfield opens it's doors.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: I wonder if W H Smith will be transferring their legendary carpet to the new premises?[/p][/quote]The fact it's not being replaced is the clearest indication that unit will be vacated the day that Westfield opens. Look at the sorry mess Marks and Spencers is in to from it's previous glories. Another indication that huge store will be vacated. Idiots are talking it up as if these places will be running two stores in the center. They won't and no one seems bothered to address this, no doubt it will suddenly be a massive suprise to the council when suddenly 20 shops shut in the Kirkgate center, darley street, etc weeks after Westfield opens it's doors. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 8

11:41am Thu 4 Sep 14

LeftLongAgo says...

Albion. wrote:
I wonder if W H Smith will be transferring their legendary carpet to the new premises?
I think they needed to do the "Shake and Vac" in WHSmiths a Long time ago, too late now, more a case of "the Sheik and . . ." no they wont print that.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: I wonder if W H Smith will be transferring their legendary carpet to the new premises?[/p][/quote]I think they needed to do the "Shake and Vac" in WHSmiths a Long time ago, too late now, more a case of "the Sheik and . . ." no they wont print that. LeftLongAgo
  • Score: 0

12:12pm Thu 4 Sep 14

idf fanclub says...

The Barfdord Propaganda Dept is in overdrive.
Ludicrous lies and misleading nonsense, as usual repeated without analysis or comment by the T&A.

Best bit is about the 6.2 million people within one hour. Right. And they are all going to be in a mad stampede to come and shop here. Right.

And the London promo trip. Last time this was done was about 10 years ago. Remember the "Birth of a new city" campaign? Which cost the thick end of a million quid of public money - and was laughed out of existence and achieved nothing.

Once again, senior city management prove how useless they are.

"Never a better time to set up shop...?" Never a better time to get out of this run down dump whilst you still can.

Naturally all these delegates will be staying in the cheapest b&bs and living on takeaways. Err... no. It will be first class all the way, no expense spared. Because it's only public money.
The Barfdord Propaganda Dept is in overdrive. Ludicrous lies and misleading nonsense, as usual repeated without analysis or comment by the T&A. Best bit is about the 6.2 million people within one hour. Right. And they are all going to be in a mad stampede to come and shop here. Right. And the London promo trip. Last time this was done was about 10 years ago. Remember the "Birth of a new city" campaign? Which cost the thick end of a million quid of public money - and was laughed out of existence and achieved nothing. Once again, senior city management prove how useless they are. "Never a better time to set up shop...?" Never a better time to get out of this run down dump whilst you still can. Naturally all these delegates will be staying in the cheapest b&bs and living on takeaways. Err... no. It will be first class all the way, no expense spared. Because it's only public money. idf fanclub
  • Score: 19

12:32pm Thu 4 Sep 14

BertSanders says...

idf fan club - getting out is not easy - Bradford is a cheap place relatively - but your message to those who can is correct in my opinion .
idf fan club - getting out is not easy - Bradford is a cheap place relatively - but your message to those who can is correct in my opinion . BertSanders
  • Score: 10

1:02pm Thu 4 Sep 14

OdsalWill says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Albion. wrote:
I wonder if W H Smith will be transferring their legendary carpet to the new premises?
The fact it's not being replaced is the clearest indication that unit will be vacated the day that Westfield opens. Look at the sorry mess Marks and Spencers is in to from it's previous glories. Another indication that huge store will be vacated.

Idiots are talking it up as if these places will be running two stores in the center. They won't and no one seems bothered to address this, no doubt it will suddenly be a massive suprise to the council when suddenly 20 shops shut in the Kirkgate center, darley street, etc weeks after Westfield opens it's doors.
Don't think anyone is under that impression but the city centre is dead anyway. And it's not for lack of shoppers (Forster Square is usually very busy).

In my opinion, Bradford is only dead because noone wants to pay for parking. If Westfield charge for parking, they will be making a huge mistake.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: I wonder if W H Smith will be transferring their legendary carpet to the new premises?[/p][/quote]The fact it's not being replaced is the clearest indication that unit will be vacated the day that Westfield opens. Look at the sorry mess Marks and Spencers is in to from it's previous glories. Another indication that huge store will be vacated. Idiots are talking it up as if these places will be running two stores in the center. They won't and no one seems bothered to address this, no doubt it will suddenly be a massive suprise to the council when suddenly 20 shops shut in the Kirkgate center, darley street, etc weeks after Westfield opens it's doors.[/p][/quote]Don't think anyone is under that impression but the city centre is dead anyway. And it's not for lack of shoppers (Forster Square is usually very busy). In my opinion, Bradford is only dead because noone wants to pay for parking. If Westfield charge for parking, they will be making a huge mistake. OdsalWill
  • Score: 12

1:16pm Thu 4 Sep 14

llos25 says...

SurprisedByJoyce wrote:
llos25 wrote:
allinittogether wrote:
llos25 wrote:
I am glad I got out of this Hell Hole ,I have never seen such a corrupt rabble as as run this city completely devoid of ideas, unable to access EU money to rejuvenate the city unable to do anything really constructive except to collect money for making a bigger mess.What a sad city it has become.
So what ideas have you got then?
If you want ideas on how to create a successful city then look to Dresden or Berlin both were on there knees dilapidated dumps now they boast some of the finest shopping centres and night life.Take Prague once again a run down dump it is now absolutely fantastic place you have to have a will get rid of corruption and inept dishonest people in city hall to achieve this you need an effective police force you will not create a perfect city but you will create one that is creative and on the up Bradford has gone down hill over the years unlike its rivals.
The point about Prague and many other revitalised European cities is that they didn't suffer from Council idiots like Wardley knocking down the best bits of their heritage so that greedy developers could cash in.

The Council deliberately destroyed our city in the 50s and 60s. It is that legacy that stops us regenerating now. Westfield is of now help at all in returning Bradford to its former glory.
You must be Joking they suffered at the hands of the Russian mafia for 40 years pilfering,stealing believe you me Dresden was in a far worse state in 1989 than Bradford ever has been and today it has new shopping centres new motorways it is a beautiful city the correct investment the right people in charge and a strong police force all the things Bradford has not got and never has had.
[quote][p][bold]SurprisedByJoyce[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]llos25[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allinittogether[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]llos25[/bold] wrote: I am glad I got out of this Hell Hole ,I have never seen such a corrupt rabble as as run this city completely devoid of ideas, unable to access EU money to rejuvenate the city unable to do anything really constructive except to collect money for making a bigger mess.What a sad city it has become.[/p][/quote]So what ideas have you got then?[/p][/quote]If you want ideas on how to create a successful city then look to Dresden or Berlin both were on there knees dilapidated dumps now they boast some of the finest shopping centres and night life.Take Prague once again a run down dump it is now absolutely fantastic place you have to have a will get rid of corruption and inept dishonest people in city hall to achieve this you need an effective police force you will not create a perfect city but you will create one that is creative and on the up Bradford has gone down hill over the years unlike its rivals.[/p][/quote]The point about Prague and many other revitalised European cities is that they didn't suffer from Council idiots like Wardley knocking down the best bits of their heritage so that greedy developers could cash in. The Council deliberately destroyed our city in the 50s and 60s. It is that legacy that stops us regenerating now. Westfield is of now help at all in returning Bradford to its former glory.[/p][/quote]You must be Joking they suffered at the hands of the Russian mafia for 40 years pilfering,stealing believe you me Dresden was in a far worse state in 1989 than Bradford ever has been and today it has new shopping centres new motorways it is a beautiful city the correct investment the right people in charge and a strong police force all the things Bradford has not got and never has had. llos25
  • Score: 2

1:21pm Thu 4 Sep 14

philmorris says...

please please 75% off the people in the third world hav'nt Quote? hav,nt 2 dimes to rub together where do these so called do-gooders get their figures from.
please please 75% off the people in the third world hav'nt Quote? hav,nt 2 dimes to rub together where do these so called do-gooders get their figures from. philmorris
  • Score: 2

1:27pm Thu 4 Sep 14

LeftLongAgo says...

I can confirm first hand that Dresden, Leipzig and Co. were no oil-paintings in the 80s. And as for supermarkets and shopping, errrgggh, . . . but they got there in the end, mainly as West Germany allowed parity for the Mark to the Ost-Mark, and pumped money even more money in, which obviously created a lot of "real" money. (and created a lot of Ost-Deutsch millionaires who did a bunk with their new found wealth).
Then again these German cities never had to suffer the Demographic population changes that Bradford has, same family names on same houses for 60 years. Find that in Bradford.
I can confirm first hand that Dresden, Leipzig and Co. were no oil-paintings in the 80s. And as for supermarkets and shopping, errrgggh, . . . but they got there in the end, mainly as West Germany allowed parity for the Mark to the Ost-Mark, and pumped money even more money in, which obviously created a lot of "real" money. (and created a lot of Ost-Deutsch millionaires who did a bunk with their new found wealth). Then again these German cities never had to suffer the Demographic population changes that Bradford has, same family names on same houses for 60 years. Find that in Bradford. LeftLongAgo
  • Score: 10

1:47pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Rambo says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Albion. wrote:
I wonder if W H Smith will be transferring their legendary carpet to the new premises?
The fact it's not being replaced is the clearest indication that unit will be vacated the day that Westfield opens. Look at the sorry mess Marks and Spencers is in to from it's previous glories. Another indication that huge store will be vacated.

Idiots are talking it up as if these places will be running two stores in the center. They won't and no one seems bothered to address this, no doubt it will suddenly be a massive suprise to the council when suddenly 20 shops shut in the Kirkgate center, darley street, etc weeks after Westfield opens it's doors.
I don't post much on here as I can't be arsed repeating whats already been said over and over for years now.

But come on, I was up by the old Sunwin House area, Godfrey Street, Barry Street etc the other week, good lord that whole area is virtually a shell. Its so depressing to see.

And what will Westfield do? Like mentioned, mostly shops we already have. Yes there are still some gaps, which will probably be filled with stores we have already and a couple of new ones, but it will kill off parts of the centre totally.


And as for 'there has never been a better time to set up shop in our city'… what an insult that its to how it used to be.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: I wonder if W H Smith will be transferring their legendary carpet to the new premises?[/p][/quote]The fact it's not being replaced is the clearest indication that unit will be vacated the day that Westfield opens. Look at the sorry mess Marks and Spencers is in to from it's previous glories. Another indication that huge store will be vacated. Idiots are talking it up as if these places will be running two stores in the center. They won't and no one seems bothered to address this, no doubt it will suddenly be a massive suprise to the council when suddenly 20 shops shut in the Kirkgate center, darley street, etc weeks after Westfield opens it's doors.[/p][/quote]I don't post much on here as I can't be arsed repeating whats already been said over and over for years now. But come on, I was up by the old Sunwin House area, Godfrey Street, Barry Street etc the other week, good lord that whole area is virtually a shell. Its so depressing to see. And what will Westfield do? Like mentioned, mostly shops we already have. Yes there are still some gaps, which will probably be filled with stores we have already and a couple of new ones, but it will kill off parts of the centre totally. And as for 'there has never been a better time to set up shop in our city'… what an insult that its to how it used to be. Rambo
  • Score: 12

1:52pm Thu 4 Sep 14

basil fawlty says...

What a load of stupid comments above by the usual anti-Bradford wind-up merchants who on the one hand say the city is a dump and then criticise people for doing something really geat to regenerate the city. The event isn't just about Westfield its about the whole city which has a long long way to go to get back to the sort of place it should be for a city ranked 9th in size in England.
What a load of stupid comments above by the usual anti-Bradford wind-up merchants who on the one hand say the city is a dump and then criticise people for doing something really geat to regenerate the city. The event isn't just about Westfield its about the whole city which has a long long way to go to get back to the sort of place it should be for a city ranked 9th in size in England. basil fawlty
  • Score: 3

2:33pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Cityman23 says...

bd7 helper wrote:
We need a better council
We need more positive 'posters!'

On every thread : re Bradford the MGs (Miserable Gits) appear. they've been waiting, anticipating the chance to slag goof Bradford, the council and everything to do with it. Now as they sit, fingers running over the keyboard, delivering their negative, soul destroying missives, a smile creeps across their lips. What fun...putting the boot into Bradford is...and all ....anonymously too!!
[quote][p][bold]bd7 helper[/bold] wrote: We need a better council[/p][/quote]We need more positive 'posters!' On every thread : re Bradford the MGs (Miserable Gits) appear. they've been waiting, anticipating the chance to slag goof Bradford, the council and everything to do with it. Now as they sit, fingers running over the keyboard, delivering their negative, soul destroying missives, a smile creeps across their lips. What fun...putting the boot into Bradford is...and all ....anonymously too!! Cityman23
  • Score: 0

2:52pm Thu 4 Sep 14

LeftLongAgo says...

Cityman23 wrote:
bd7 helper wrote:
We need a better council
We need more positive 'posters!'

On every thread : re Bradford the MGs (Miserable Gits) appear. they've been waiting, anticipating the chance to slag goof Bradford, the council and everything to do with it. Now as they sit, fingers running over the keyboard, delivering their negative, soul destroying missives, a smile creeps across their lips. What fun...putting the boot into Bradford is...and all ....anonymously too!!
What, just typing happy talk, strawberry fields forever? Open you eyes, replacing a whole shopping street with a shopping centre - all that happens is WHSmiths and M&S and the rest dont have to decorate their current stores, just shuffle their staff down the road. How long before Westgate becomes a Ghetto/Midden? 6 months. Have a look at Kirkgate, women are too scared to walk there. My wife will never set foot in Bradford again unless it is for a family funeral, and lets face it, it is one BIG funeral. (One positive about the WHSmith carpet, the fleas stick to its gummy/filthy surface so cant jump up and bite you, there something positive)
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bd7 helper[/bold] wrote: We need a better council[/p][/quote]We need more positive 'posters!' On every thread : re Bradford the MGs (Miserable Gits) appear. they've been waiting, anticipating the chance to slag goof Bradford, the council and everything to do with it. Now as they sit, fingers running over the keyboard, delivering their negative, soul destroying missives, a smile creeps across their lips. What fun...putting the boot into Bradford is...and all ....anonymously too!![/p][/quote]What, just typing happy talk, strawberry fields forever? Open you eyes, replacing a whole shopping street with a shopping centre - all that happens is WHSmiths and M&S and the rest dont have to decorate their current stores, just shuffle their staff down the road. How long before Westgate becomes a Ghetto/Midden? 6 months. Have a look at Kirkgate, women are too scared to walk there. My wife will never set foot in Bradford again unless it is for a family funeral, and lets face it, it is one BIG funeral. (One positive about the WHSmith carpet, the fleas stick to its gummy/filthy surface so cant jump up and bite you, there something positive) LeftLongAgo
  • Score: 0

3:34pm Thu 4 Sep 14

justjustice says...

It's never been better NOT to invest in Bradford!

If that lame-brain scheme to force job seekers to look for jobs 9-5 mon-fri happens, so many will be thrown off JSA. This will lead many to commit more crime in the city, including shoplifting from these stores if and when they open.

These fools shouldnt be seeing businessmen, they should be in parliament asking for help to save this city!
It's never been better NOT to invest in Bradford! If that lame-brain scheme to force job seekers to look for jobs 9-5 mon-fri happens, so many will be thrown off JSA. This will lead many to commit more crime in the city, including shoplifting from these stores if and when they open. These fools shouldnt be seeing businessmen, they should be in parliament asking for help to save this city! justjustice
  • Score: 16

3:58pm Thu 4 Sep 14

BierleyBoy says...

David Green as a front man for Bradford, what a joke that is. The man is a scruffy looking socialist buffoon.

On one hand he helps give Bradford nationwide negative headlines with Ward & Galloway, then takes earring & all & thinks he's a salesman.

The two people in our house will never go anywhere near Bradford for our retail spending.
David Green as a front man for Bradford, what a joke that is. The man is a scruffy looking socialist buffoon. On one hand he helps give Bradford nationwide negative headlines with Ward & Galloway, then takes earring & all & thinks he's a salesman. The two people in our house will never go anywhere near Bradford for our retail spending. BierleyBoy
  • Score: 3

4:43pm Thu 4 Sep 14

basil fawlty says...

LeftLongAgo wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
bd7 helper wrote: We need a better council
We need more positive 'posters!' On every thread : re Bradford the MGs (Miserable Gits) appear. they've been waiting, anticipating the chance to slag goof Bradford, the council and everything to do with it. Now as they sit, fingers running over the keyboard, delivering their negative, soul destroying missives, a smile creeps across their lips. What fun...putting the boot into Bradford is...and all ....anonymously too!!
What, just typing happy talk, strawberry fields forever? Open you eyes, replacing a whole shopping street with a shopping centre - all that happens is WHSmiths and M&S and the rest dont have to decorate their current stores, just shuffle their staff down the road. How long before Westgate becomes a Ghetto/Midden? 6 months. Have a look at Kirkgate, women are too scared to walk there. My wife will never set foot in Bradford again unless it is for a family funeral, and lets face it, it is one BIG funeral. (One positive about the WHSmith carpet, the fleas stick to its gummy/filthy surface so cant jump up and bite you, there something positive)
Its a shame that you're planning to avoid shopping in Bradford and clearly the Council needs to do more to alleviate any fears that people like you have about visiting the city centre. But i'm sure the vast majority of people in the area are really looking forward to visiting a brand new shopping centre with all the new bars and restaurants that are already in the pipeline. At last we'll have a good alternative that saves trekking over to L:eeds, the White Rose and beyond.
[quote][p][bold]LeftLongAgo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bd7 helper[/bold] wrote: We need a better council[/p][/quote]We need more positive 'posters!' On every thread : re Bradford the MGs (Miserable Gits) appear. they've been waiting, anticipating the chance to slag goof Bradford, the council and everything to do with it. Now as they sit, fingers running over the keyboard, delivering their negative, soul destroying missives, a smile creeps across their lips. What fun...putting the boot into Bradford is...and all ....anonymously too!![/p][/quote]What, just typing happy talk, strawberry fields forever? Open you eyes, replacing a whole shopping street with a shopping centre - all that happens is WHSmiths and M&S and the rest dont have to decorate their current stores, just shuffle their staff down the road. How long before Westgate becomes a Ghetto/Midden? 6 months. Have a look at Kirkgate, women are too scared to walk there. My wife will never set foot in Bradford again unless it is for a family funeral, and lets face it, it is one BIG funeral. (One positive about the WHSmith carpet, the fleas stick to its gummy/filthy surface so cant jump up and bite you, there something positive)[/p][/quote]Its a shame that you're planning to avoid shopping in Bradford and clearly the Council needs to do more to alleviate any fears that people like you have about visiting the city centre. But i'm sure the vast majority of people in the area are really looking forward to visiting a brand new shopping centre with all the new bars and restaurants that are already in the pipeline. At last we'll have a good alternative that saves trekking over to L:eeds, the White Rose and beyond. basil fawlty
  • Score: 15

4:44pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Freddy Elliot says...

llos25 wrote:
allinittogether wrote:
llos25 wrote:
I am glad I got out of this Hell Hole ,I have never seen such a corrupt rabble as as run this city completely devoid of ideas, unable to access EU money to rejuvenate the city unable to do anything really constructive except to collect money for making a bigger mess.What a sad city it has become.
So what ideas have you got then?
If you want ideas on how to create a successful city then look to Dresden or Berlin both were on there knees dilapidated dumps now they boast some of the finest shopping centres and night life.Take Prague once again a run down dump it is now absolutely fantastic place you have to have a will get rid of corruption and inept dishonest people in city hall to achieve this you need an effective police force you will not create a perfect city but you will create one that is creative and on the up Bradford has gone down hill over the years unlike its rivals.
Sounds great but you would have to rid Bradford of half of it's population to their motherland. Plus regionally and nationally everyone is aware of Bradford's social problems, the stigma is too great.
[quote][p][bold]llos25[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allinittogether[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]llos25[/bold] wrote: I am glad I got out of this Hell Hole ,I have never seen such a corrupt rabble as as run this city completely devoid of ideas, unable to access EU money to rejuvenate the city unable to do anything really constructive except to collect money for making a bigger mess.What a sad city it has become.[/p][/quote]So what ideas have you got then?[/p][/quote]If you want ideas on how to create a successful city then look to Dresden or Berlin both were on there knees dilapidated dumps now they boast some of the finest shopping centres and night life.Take Prague once again a run down dump it is now absolutely fantastic place you have to have a will get rid of corruption and inept dishonest people in city hall to achieve this you need an effective police force you will not create a perfect city but you will create one that is creative and on the up Bradford has gone down hill over the years unlike its rivals.[/p][/quote]Sounds great but you would have to rid Bradford of half of it's population to their motherland. Plus regionally and nationally everyone is aware of Bradford's social problems, the stigma is too great. Freddy Elliot
  • Score: 9

4:52pm Thu 4 Sep 14

citygent7 says...

Why go into bradford centre nobody speaks English.
Why go into bradford centre nobody speaks English. citygent7
  • Score: 4

4:58pm Thu 4 Sep 14

northern pig says...

I am a "Bradford lad" born an bread, born just after the world war two. I used to be proud of my own city but not any more,for reasons too numerous to mention. Yesterday i re tuned my freeview tv and on the new channel list is a dedicated channel for the city of Leeds. It is not up and running yet but there is a promotional video of the landmarks and "crown jewels" of the district. I watched it and wept, it made me realise how much my beloved city as degenerated. I have been into town this morning to do some business and got out as fast as i could. It was a cesspit of low life and deprivation,75% of the people trawling the streets, looked utterly unemployable!. The resurgence of Leeds and the decline of Bradford,are a complete contast.
I am a "Bradford lad" born an bread, born just after the world war two. I used to be proud of my own city but not any more,for reasons too numerous to mention. Yesterday i re tuned my freeview tv and on the new channel list is a dedicated channel for the city of Leeds. It is not up and running yet but there is a promotional video of the landmarks and "crown jewels" of the district. I watched it and wept, it made me realise how much my beloved city as degenerated. I have been into town this morning to do some business and got out as fast as i could. It was a cesspit of low life and deprivation,75% of the people trawling the streets, looked utterly unemployable!. The resurgence of Leeds and the decline of Bradford,are a complete contast. northern pig
  • Score: 22

5:04pm Thu 4 Sep 14

BradfordSte says...

If the people of Bradford constantly put it down well I'm not surprised people don't invest. Stop being so negative people.
If the people of Bradford constantly put it down well I'm not surprised people don't invest. Stop being so negative people. BradfordSte
  • Score: 4

5:46pm Thu 4 Sep 14

LeftLongAgo says...

Yep. Invest in Bradford where school pupils blockade their school in support of ISIS and the caliphate. Oh, someone told the truth about us, Allah Akbar, death to Infidel! School, they should be back in mud-huts reading their one book while rocking back and forth like retards.
Yep. Invest in Bradford where school pupils blockade their school in support of ISIS and the caliphate. Oh, someone told the truth about us, Allah Akbar, death to Infidel! School, they should be back in mud-huts reading their one book while rocking back and forth like retards. LeftLongAgo
  • Score: -1

6:05pm Thu 4 Sep 14

idf fanclub says...

To all the I love Barfdord babblers...

Nothing wrong with trying to regenerate the city. Or to make things better.

The problem is the useless overpaid idiots who have have no idea how to do it properly. Look at the last 25 years of bungling and incompetence. Over and over again, the same tired excuses and bad planning. And now they have now backed Barfdord into a hopeless mess that it will never escape from. This is the best it's ever going to be.

Look at the stats: at the bottom end of the education tables; the hard drug capital of the north; an MP who is a member of terrorist Hamas - elected by religious lunatics; the fraud capital of the UK; and of course the elephant in the room - there's only one future - and it's an Islamist city. No wonder there is no real investment. And of course a council that lies to its public (see main story).

This is why people are negative and despair. If you are dumb enough to think a positive attitude is all it takes, then carry on with your fanatic ideals. So you think nice thoughts and it's all going to go away? Right.
To all the I love Barfdord babblers... Nothing wrong with trying to regenerate the city. Or to make things better. The problem is the useless overpaid idiots who have have no idea how to do it properly. Look at the last 25 years of bungling and incompetence. Over and over again, the same tired excuses and bad planning. And now they have now backed Barfdord into a hopeless mess that it will never escape from. This is the best it's ever going to be. Look at the stats: at the bottom end of the education tables; the hard drug capital of the north; an MP who is a member of terrorist Hamas - elected by religious lunatics; the fraud capital of the UK; and of course the elephant in the room - there's only one future - and it's an Islamist city. No wonder there is no real investment. And of course a council that lies to its public (see main story). This is why people are negative and despair. If you are dumb enough to think a positive attitude is all it takes, then carry on with your fanatic ideals. So you think nice thoughts and it's all going to go away? Right. idf fanclub
  • Score: 3

6:52pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Cityman23 says...

bluebluerobin wrote:
The fact that Westfield and our ruling Labour Group feel that this event is necessary is the best possible evidence that the enterprise is struggling to find tenants. This is hardly a surprise and has long been predicted. As also predicted Westfield will put an end to Bradford as a desirable shopping destination. The rest of the City will crumble around it. Our socialist rulers have driven another nail into Bradford's coffin
Wasn't the Westfield centre planned, agreed and the 'hole' begun during the Conservative/ Liberal Democrat administration in Bradford. Also, it was this administration that failed to agree a start date for the work and failure to meet it liable to trigger a penalty.
The Labour group picked up this project as something initiated previously!
[quote][p][bold]bluebluerobin[/bold] wrote: The fact that Westfield and our ruling Labour Group feel that this event is necessary is the best possible evidence that the enterprise is struggling to find tenants. This is hardly a surprise and has long been predicted. As also predicted Westfield will put an end to Bradford as a desirable shopping destination. The rest of the City will crumble around it. Our socialist rulers have driven another nail into Bradford's coffin[/p][/quote]Wasn't the Westfield centre planned, agreed and the 'hole' begun during the Conservative/ Liberal Democrat administration in Bradford. Also, it was this administration that failed to agree a start date for the work and failure to meet it liable to trigger a penalty. The Labour group picked up this project as something initiated previously! Cityman23
  • Score: 10

8:38pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
allinittogether wrote:
llos25 wrote: I am glad I got out of this Hell Hole ,I have never seen such a corrupt rabble as as run this city completely devoid of ideas, unable to access EU money to rejuvenate the city unable to do anything really constructive except to collect money for making a bigger mess.What a sad city it has become.
So what ideas have you got then?
Well a state of the art live music, entertainment venue at the empty Odeon instead of a pond would have had a much better pulling power and would have regenerated the nightlife in the city.
But no, we built a pond, that has a few minor events whilst Leeds who built an arena have had Sports Personality of the Year, The opening ceremony of the Tour de France, various high profile music acts, etc.
What has the City pond brought in? Bollywood Carmen and a Free Palestine demo.
And street drunks, horse washers, drug dealers and Green says it's a success. Well I bet when he meets Cess that he puts a smile on his face with those shenanigans.

I can just imagine it as he lead the troops down there.

The way he sounds:
Green: Excuse me Mr rich Tory boy, we want farking more dosh

Official: Why have you come dressed as a Portobello Road earring wearing ****, are you ripping off these northerners?

Green: Never at all guvner

Official: I think you are Mr Green, I read the comments section on your local rag up there for a month. They don't really think highly of you and the corruption with the rugby club, oh dear.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allinittogether[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]llos25[/bold] wrote: I am glad I got out of this Hell Hole ,I have never seen such a corrupt rabble as as run this city completely devoid of ideas, unable to access EU money to rejuvenate the city unable to do anything really constructive except to collect money for making a bigger mess.What a sad city it has become.[/p][/quote]So what ideas have you got then?[/p][/quote]Well a state of the art live music, entertainment venue at the empty Odeon instead of a pond would have had a much better pulling power and would have regenerated the nightlife in the city. But no, we built a pond, that has a few minor events whilst Leeds who built an arena have had Sports Personality of the Year, The opening ceremony of the Tour de France, various high profile music acts, etc. What has the City pond brought in? Bollywood Carmen and a Free Palestine demo.[/p][/quote]And street drunks, horse washers, drug dealers and Green says it's a success. Well I bet when he meets Cess that he puts a smile on his face with those shenanigans. I can just imagine it as he lead the troops down there. The way he sounds: Green: Excuse me Mr rich Tory boy, we want farking more dosh Official: Why have you come dressed as a Portobello Road earring wearing ****, are you ripping off these northerners? Green: Never at all guvner Official: I think you are Mr Green, I read the comments section on your local rag up there for a month. They don't really think highly of you and the corruption with the rugby club, oh dear. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: 13

8:40pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Out of site wrote:
izzystillbreathing wrote: I hope Cllr Green and the ship-abandoning rat Reeves have got thick skins. The money men are just going to laugh at them. Bradford didn't come second on of the cr@p towns list for nothing.
Bradford is not a town,it's become an Asian city.
Ghetto, is a more accurate term.
Soon today to be the Detroit of England.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: I hope Cllr Green and the ship-abandoning rat Reeves have got thick skins. The money men are just going to laugh at them. Bradford didn't come second on of the cr@p towns list for nothing.[/p][/quote]Bradford is not a town,it's become an Asian city.[/p][/quote]Ghetto, is a more accurate term.[/p][/quote]Soon today to be the Detroit of England. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: 2

9:14pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
The 1 hours drive quote is laughable. In 1 hour I can get to either the Trafford Center or Meadow Hall, and get to some proper shops. So if we are in 1 hour of them then all these other people within 1 hour are likely to be within 1 hour of these proper shopping malls too.
Isn't there the fashion outlet near Castleford too Voicey? I think there is something in York and the big sales up towards the Dales.

Some people don't get who the real investors are, they are Meyer Bergman and Westfield are building it and I think, not sure but they are managing it. The Broadway Centre has been scaled down by 25% because Westfield saw the state of what Bradford has become. We used to have the most millionaires per square mile in the country when a million quid was a hell of a lot of money. It still is now but it was worth a lot more then.

I don't think this shopping centre with do a jot for the finances of the city even though the feel good factor has been raised a bit. Green and co going cap in hand for more brass is laughable but I do hope they get it. The government had put in £35 million to get the state of the city centre back up and running with the empty shops but even a half @rsed businessman could fiddle that. Corruption also stinks around it and now they go back for more as they have blown it within a few months.

People might say what would I do when I tell them what this council. To be honest I think we have far too many councillors and personally I would like a clean sweep of our council and be taken over by Leeds. Ok they might be Labour but with Bradi even the Tories have been a mare. We used to have Maggy Eaton, Kris Hopkins to name a couple and I don't think they did anything positive for the city. The bus lanes and parking are a complete joke, there are tax paying drivers on the roads here but buses get the nod all the time. The city and outer city centre road layout must be very hard for outsiders.
And here is the big thumbs down bit that I'll get, the Odeon is a joke and that site is ideal for a car park for much needed parking in the city if it is going to thrive.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: The 1 hours drive quote is laughable. In 1 hour I can get to either the Trafford Center or Meadow Hall, and get to some proper shops. So if we are in 1 hour of them then all these other people within 1 hour are likely to be within 1 hour of these proper shopping malls too.[/p][/quote]Isn't there the fashion outlet near Castleford too Voicey? I think there is something in York and the big sales up towards the Dales. Some people don't get who the real investors are, they are Meyer Bergman and Westfield are building it and I think, not sure but they are managing it. The Broadway Centre has been scaled down by 25% because Westfield saw the state of what Bradford has become. We used to have the most millionaires per square mile in the country when a million quid was a hell of a lot of money. It still is now but it was worth a lot more then. I don't think this shopping centre with do a jot for the finances of the city even though the feel good factor has been raised a bit. Green and co going cap in hand for more brass is laughable but I do hope they get it. The government had put in £35 million to get the state of the city centre back up and running with the empty shops but even a half @rsed businessman could fiddle that. Corruption also stinks around it and now they go back for more as they have blown it within a few months. People might say what would I do when I tell them what this council. To be honest I think we have far too many councillors and personally I would like a clean sweep of our council and be taken over by Leeds. Ok they might be Labour but with Bradi even the Tories have been a mare. We used to have Maggy Eaton, Kris Hopkins to name a couple and I don't think they did anything positive for the city. The bus lanes and parking are a complete joke, there are tax paying drivers on the roads here but buses get the nod all the time. The city and outer city centre road layout must be very hard for outsiders. And here is the big thumbs down bit that I'll get, the Odeon is a joke and that site is ideal for a car park for much needed parking in the city if it is going to thrive. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: -10

9:15pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
The 1 hours drive quote is laughable. In 1 hour I can get to either the Trafford Center or Meadow Hall, and get to some proper shops. So if we are in 1 hour of them then all these other people within 1 hour are likely to be within 1 hour of these proper shopping malls too.
Isn't there the fashion outlet near Castleford too Voicey? I think there is something in York and the big sales up towards the Dales.

Some people don't get who the real investors are, they are Meyer Bergman and Westfield are building it and I think, not sure but they are managing it. The Broadway Centre has been scaled down by 25% because Westfield saw the state of what Bradford has become. We used to have the most millionaires per square mile in the country when a million quid was a hell of a lot of money. It still is now but it was worth a lot more then.

I don't think this shopping centre with do a jot for the finances of the city even though the feel good factor has been raised a bit. Green and co going cap in hand for more brass is laughable but I do hope they get it. The government had put in £35 million to get the state of the city centre back up and running with the empty shops but even a half @rsed businessman could fiddle that. Corruption also stinks around it and now they go back for more as they have blown it within a few months.

People might say what would I do when I tell them what this council. To be honest I think we have far too many councillors and personally I would like a clean sweep of our council and be taken over by Leeds. Ok they might be Labour but with Bradi even the Tories have been a mare. We used to have Maggy Eaton, Kris Hopkins to name a couple and I don't think they did anything positive for the city. The bus lanes and parking are a complete joke, there are tax paying drivers on the roads here but buses get the nod all the time. The city and outer city centre road layout must be very hard for outsiders.
And here is the big thumbs down bit that I'll get, the Odeon is a joke and that site is ideal for a car park for much needed parking in the city if it is going to thrive.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: The 1 hours drive quote is laughable. In 1 hour I can get to either the Trafford Center or Meadow Hall, and get to some proper shops. So if we are in 1 hour of them then all these other people within 1 hour are likely to be within 1 hour of these proper shopping malls too.[/p][/quote]Isn't there the fashion outlet near Castleford too Voicey? I think there is something in York and the big sales up towards the Dales. Some people don't get who the real investors are, they are Meyer Bergman and Westfield are building it and I think, not sure but they are managing it. The Broadway Centre has been scaled down by 25% because Westfield saw the state of what Bradford has become. We used to have the most millionaires per square mile in the country when a million quid was a hell of a lot of money. It still is now but it was worth a lot more then. I don't think this shopping centre with do a jot for the finances of the city even though the feel good factor has been raised a bit. Green and co going cap in hand for more brass is laughable but I do hope they get it. The government had put in £35 million to get the state of the city centre back up and running with the empty shops but even a half @rsed businessman could fiddle that. Corruption also stinks around it and now they go back for more as they have blown it within a few months. People might say what would I do when I tell them what this council. To be honest I think we have far too many councillors and personally I would like a clean sweep of our council and be taken over by Leeds. Ok they might be Labour but with Bradi even the Tories have been a mare. We used to have Maggy Eaton, Kris Hopkins to name a couple and I don't think they did anything positive for the city. The bus lanes and parking are a complete joke, there are tax paying drivers on the roads here but buses get the nod all the time. The city and outer city centre road layout must be very hard for outsiders. And here is the big thumbs down bit that I'll get, the Odeon is a joke and that site is ideal for a car park for much needed parking in the city if it is going to thrive. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: -7

9:47pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Bradford56 says...

basil fawlty wrote:
What a load of stupid comments above by the usual anti-Bradford wind-up merchants who on the one hand say the city is a dump and then criticise people for doing something really geat to regenerate the city. The event isn't just about Westfield its about the whole city which has a long long way to go to get back to the sort of place it should be for a city ranked 9th in size in England.
I agree! I don't know why the T&A allow these negative idiots the opportunity to moan like they do. I recall these people quoting that Westfield would never happen. Some people are never happy and love to pull our City to pieces. Sad people is all I can say!
[quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: What a load of stupid comments above by the usual anti-Bradford wind-up merchants who on the one hand say the city is a dump and then criticise people for doing something really geat to regenerate the city. The event isn't just about Westfield its about the whole city which has a long long way to go to get back to the sort of place it should be for a city ranked 9th in size in England.[/p][/quote]I agree! I don't know why the T&A allow these negative idiots the opportunity to moan like they do. I recall these people quoting that Westfield would never happen. Some people are never happy and love to pull our City to pieces. Sad people is all I can say! Bradford56
  • Score: 5

10:35pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

Bradford56 wrote:
basil fawlty wrote:
What a load of stupid comments above by the usual anti-Bradford wind-up merchants who on the one hand say the city is a dump and then criticise people for doing something really geat to regenerate the city. The event isn't just about Westfield its about the whole city which has a long long way to go to get back to the sort of place it should be for a city ranked 9th in size in England.
I agree! I don't know why the T&A allow these negative idiots the opportunity to moan like they do. I recall these people quoting that Westfield would never happen. Some people are never happy and love to pull our City to pieces. Sad people is all I can say!
Freedom of speach maybe?
[quote][p][bold]Bradford56[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: What a load of stupid comments above by the usual anti-Bradford wind-up merchants who on the one hand say the city is a dump and then criticise people for doing something really geat to regenerate the city. The event isn't just about Westfield its about the whole city which has a long long way to go to get back to the sort of place it should be for a city ranked 9th in size in England.[/p][/quote]I agree! I don't know why the T&A allow these negative idiots the opportunity to moan like they do. I recall these people quoting that Westfield would never happen. Some people are never happy and love to pull our City to pieces. Sad people is all I can say![/p][/quote]Freedom of speach maybe? Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: 2

10:40pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

llos25 wrote:
allinittogether wrote:
llos25 wrote:
I am glad I got out of this Hell Hole ,I have never seen such a corrupt rabble as as run this city completely devoid of ideas, unable to access EU money to rejuvenate the city unable to do anything really constructive except to collect money for making a bigger mess.What a sad city it has become.
So what ideas have you got then?
If you want ideas on how to create a successful city then look to Dresden or Berlin both were on there knees dilapidated dumps now they boast some of the finest shopping centres and night life.Take Prague once again a run down dump it is now absolutely fantastic place you have to have a will get rid of corruption and inept dishonest people in city hall to achieve this you need an effective police force you will not create a perfect city but you will create one that is creative and on the up Bradford has gone down hill over the years unlike its rivals.
I was in Dresden nine years ago and it was a graffiti ridden shambles unless it has been cleaned up. It really was rough looking, the sort of place you would expect Dave Green to feel comfortable in.

But something they did have what Leeds didn't get, the tram system. Mind you our driver was driving down a tram track as a tram was coming towards us and he just swerved out then back in again. It was well mad.
[quote][p][bold]llos25[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allinittogether[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]llos25[/bold] wrote: I am glad I got out of this Hell Hole ,I have never seen such a corrupt rabble as as run this city completely devoid of ideas, unable to access EU money to rejuvenate the city unable to do anything really constructive except to collect money for making a bigger mess.What a sad city it has become.[/p][/quote]So what ideas have you got then?[/p][/quote]If you want ideas on how to create a successful city then look to Dresden or Berlin both were on there knees dilapidated dumps now they boast some of the finest shopping centres and night life.Take Prague once again a run down dump it is now absolutely fantastic place you have to have a will get rid of corruption and inept dishonest people in city hall to achieve this you need an effective police force you will not create a perfect city but you will create one that is creative and on the up Bradford has gone down hill over the years unlike its rivals.[/p][/quote]I was in Dresden nine years ago and it was a graffiti ridden shambles unless it has been cleaned up. It really was rough looking, the sort of place you would expect Dave Green to feel comfortable in. But something they did have what Leeds didn't get, the tram system. Mind you our driver was driving down a tram track as a tram was coming towards us and he just swerved out then back in again. It was well mad. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: 2

8:54am Fri 5 Sep 14

SinnerSaint says...

Bradford56 wrote:
basil fawlty wrote:
What a load of stupid comments above by the usual anti-Bradford wind-up merchants who on the one hand say the city is a dump and then criticise people for doing something really geat to regenerate the city. The event isn't just about Westfield its about the whole city which has a long long way to go to get back to the sort of place it should be for a city ranked 9th in size in England.
I agree! I don't know why the T&A allow these negative idiots the opportunity to moan like they do. I recall these people quoting that Westfield would never happen. Some people are never happy and love to pull our City to pieces. Sad people is all I can say!
"Westfield" isn't happening. Check their corporate website:

http://www.westfield
corp.com/new-develop
ments/

It's not there. No mention. Ask yourself why.
[quote][p][bold]Bradford56[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: What a load of stupid comments above by the usual anti-Bradford wind-up merchants who on the one hand say the city is a dump and then criticise people for doing something really geat to regenerate the city. The event isn't just about Westfield its about the whole city which has a long long way to go to get back to the sort of place it should be for a city ranked 9th in size in England.[/p][/quote]I agree! I don't know why the T&A allow these negative idiots the opportunity to moan like they do. I recall these people quoting that Westfield would never happen. Some people are never happy and love to pull our City to pieces. Sad people is all I can say![/p][/quote]"Westfield" isn't happening. Check their corporate website: http://www.westfield corp.com/new-develop ments/ It's not there. No mention. Ask yourself why. SinnerSaint
  • Score: -4

9:11am Fri 5 Sep 14

LeftLongAgo says...

SinnerSaint wrote:
Bradford56 wrote:
basil fawlty wrote:
What a load of stupid comments above by the usual anti-Bradford wind-up merchants who on the one hand say the city is a dump and then criticise people for doing something really geat to regenerate the city. The event isn't just about Westfield its about the whole city which has a long long way to go to get back to the sort of place it should be for a city ranked 9th in size in England.
I agree! I don't know why the T&A allow these negative idiots the opportunity to moan like they do. I recall these people quoting that Westfield would never happen. Some people are never happy and love to pull our City to pieces. Sad people is all I can say!
"Westfield" isn't happening. Check their corporate website:

http://www.westfield

corp.com/new-develop

ments/

It's not there. No mention. Ask yourself why.
Only the flag-ship stores are show on that page of the site. Bradford is not one of them (surprise). Go to the top of the web page and type "bradford" into the "search documents" box. You will see Westfield/Meyer Bergmans press release regarding Bradford. It is there, just got to look.
[quote][p][bold]SinnerSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bradford56[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: What a load of stupid comments above by the usual anti-Bradford wind-up merchants who on the one hand say the city is a dump and then criticise people for doing something really geat to regenerate the city. The event isn't just about Westfield its about the whole city which has a long long way to go to get back to the sort of place it should be for a city ranked 9th in size in England.[/p][/quote]I agree! I don't know why the T&A allow these negative idiots the opportunity to moan like they do. I recall these people quoting that Westfield would never happen. Some people are never happy and love to pull our City to pieces. Sad people is all I can say![/p][/quote]"Westfield" isn't happening. Check their corporate website: http://www.westfield corp.com/new-develop ments/ It's not there. No mention. Ask yourself why.[/p][/quote]Only the flag-ship stores are show on that page of the site. Bradford is not one of them (surprise). Go to the top of the web page and type "bradford" into the "search documents" box. You will see Westfield/Meyer Bergmans press release regarding Bradford. It is there, just got to look. LeftLongAgo
  • Score: 10

10:32am Fri 5 Sep 14

StevieLad says...

Let's focus on the positives shall we.

Last month I went into the centre, and city park was utterly swarming with Islamic Relief chuggers with hi-viz vests and buckets. My lily-white backside just walked on through the crowds without so much as a second glance! What a breath of fresh air.

Try getting from one end of Leeds to the other without signing up for £10 a month to distressed donkeys or something
Let's focus on the positives shall we. Last month I went into the centre, and city park was utterly swarming with Islamic Relief chuggers with hi-viz vests and buckets. My lily-white backside just walked on through the crowds without so much as a second glance! What a breath of fresh air. Try getting from one end of Leeds to the other without signing up for £10 a month to distressed donkeys or something StevieLad
  • Score: 7

10:38am Fri 5 Sep 14

StevieLad says...

Oh and Dave4Wibsey got a nice jolly to that big London at the taxpayer's expense, that must have been nice for him. Hope he popped in to Soho while he was there
Oh and Dave4Wibsey got a nice jolly to that big London at the taxpayer's expense, that must have been nice for him. Hope he popped in to Soho while he was there StevieLad
  • Score: 1

10:57am Fri 5 Sep 14

LeftLongAgo says...

StevieLad wrote:
Oh and Dave4Wibsey got a nice jolly to that big London at the taxpayer's expense, that must have been nice for him. Hope he popped in to Soho while he was there
Think "Big Dave" headed to see his friends at Finsbury Park Mosque to boast of all his good deeds.
[quote][p][bold]StevieLad[/bold] wrote: Oh and Dave4Wibsey got a nice jolly to that big London at the taxpayer's expense, that must have been nice for him. Hope he popped in to Soho while he was there[/p][/quote]Think "Big Dave" headed to see his friends at Finsbury Park Mosque to boast of all his good deeds. LeftLongAgo
  • Score: -4

5:49am Sat 6 Sep 14

SinnerSaint says...

LeftLongAgo wrote:
SinnerSaint wrote:
Bradford56 wrote:
basil fawlty wrote:
What a load of stupid comments above by the usual anti-Bradford wind-up merchants who on the one hand say the city is a dump and then criticise people for doing something really geat to regenerate the city. The event isn't just about Westfield its about the whole city which has a long long way to go to get back to the sort of place it should be for a city ranked 9th in size in England.
I agree! I don't know why the T&A allow these negative idiots the opportunity to moan like they do. I recall these people quoting that Westfield would never happen. Some people are never happy and love to pull our City to pieces. Sad people is all I can say!
"Westfield" isn't happening. Check their corporate website:

http://www.westfield


corp.com/new-develop


ments/

It's not there. No mention. Ask yourself why.
Only the flag-ship stores are show on that page of the site. Bradford is not one of them (surprise). Go to the top of the web page and type "bradford" into the "search documents" box. You will see Westfield/Meyer Bergmans press release regarding Bradford. It is there, just got to look.
I know mate but you know what I mean - they're not making a song and dance about it. Croydon is on there....
[quote][p][bold]LeftLongAgo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SinnerSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bradford56[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: What a load of stupid comments above by the usual anti-Bradford wind-up merchants who on the one hand say the city is a dump and then criticise people for doing something really geat to regenerate the city. The event isn't just about Westfield its about the whole city which has a long long way to go to get back to the sort of place it should be for a city ranked 9th in size in England.[/p][/quote]I agree! I don't know why the T&A allow these negative idiots the opportunity to moan like they do. I recall these people quoting that Westfield would never happen. Some people are never happy and love to pull our City to pieces. Sad people is all I can say![/p][/quote]"Westfield" isn't happening. Check their corporate website: http://www.westfield corp.com/new-develop ments/ It's not there. No mention. Ask yourself why.[/p][/quote]Only the flag-ship stores are show on that page of the site. Bradford is not one of them (surprise). Go to the top of the web page and type "bradford" into the "search documents" box. You will see Westfield/Meyer Bergmans press release regarding Bradford. It is there, just got to look.[/p][/quote]I know mate but you know what I mean - they're not making a song and dance about it. Croydon is on there.... SinnerSaint
  • Score: 0

6:35am Sat 6 Sep 14

LeftLongAgo says...

SinnerSaint wrote:
LeftLongAgo wrote:
SinnerSaint wrote:
Bradford56 wrote:
basil fawlty wrote:
What a load of stupid comments above by the usual anti-Bradford wind-up merchants who on the one hand say the city is a dump and then criticise people for doing something really geat to regenerate the city. The event isn't just about Westfield its about the whole city which has a long long way to go to get back to the sort of place it should be for a city ranked 9th in size in England.
I agree! I don't know why the T&A allow these negative idiots the opportunity to moan like they do. I recall these people quoting that Westfield would never happen. Some people are never happy and love to pull our City to pieces. Sad people is all I can say!
"Westfield" isn't happening. Check their corporate website:

http://www.westfield



corp.com/new-develop



ments/

It's not there. No mention. Ask yourself why.
Only the flag-ship stores are show on that page of the site. Bradford is not one of them (surprise). Go to the top of the web page and type "bradford" into the "search documents" box. You will see Westfield/Meyer Bergmans press release regarding Bradford. It is there, just got to look.
I know mate but you know what I mean - they're not making a song and dance about it. Croydon is on there....
Well we all know the truth. Westfield wanted to back out when they actually realised what they had gotten into.
[quote][p][bold]SinnerSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeftLongAgo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SinnerSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bradford56[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: What a load of stupid comments above by the usual anti-Bradford wind-up merchants who on the one hand say the city is a dump and then criticise people for doing something really geat to regenerate the city. The event isn't just about Westfield its about the whole city which has a long long way to go to get back to the sort of place it should be for a city ranked 9th in size in England.[/p][/quote]I agree! I don't know why the T&A allow these negative idiots the opportunity to moan like they do. I recall these people quoting that Westfield would never happen. Some people are never happy and love to pull our City to pieces. Sad people is all I can say![/p][/quote]"Westfield" isn't happening. Check their corporate website: http://www.westfield corp.com/new-develop ments/ It's not there. No mention. Ask yourself why.[/p][/quote]Only the flag-ship stores are show on that page of the site. Bradford is not one of them (surprise). Go to the top of the web page and type "bradford" into the "search documents" box. You will see Westfield/Meyer Bergmans press release regarding Bradford. It is there, just got to look.[/p][/quote]I know mate but you know what I mean - they're not making a song and dance about it. Croydon is on there....[/p][/quote]Well we all know the truth. Westfield wanted to back out when they actually realised what they had gotten into. LeftLongAgo
  • Score: 2

1:23pm Sat 6 Sep 14

bcfc1903 says...

Incredible negative tosh for the most part in this thread , Isn't Westfield opening around Christmas 2015, all of it will be taken by then. As for the Mirror Pool comment, Bradford will have both a great public space for families to use and a world class concert venue in the Bradford Live scheme.
Incredible negative tosh for the most part in this thread , Isn't Westfield opening around Christmas 2015, all of it will be taken by then. As for the Mirror Pool comment, Bradford will have both a great public space for families to use and a world class concert venue in the Bradford Live scheme. bcfc1903
  • Score: -2

1:41pm Sat 6 Sep 14

bcfc1903 says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Incredible negative tosh for the most part in this thread , Isn't Westfield opening around Christmas 2015, all of it will be taken by then. As for the Mirror Pool comment, Bradford will have both a great public space for families to use and a world class concert venue in the Bradford Live scheme.
Between 50 and 60% of the Westfield Broadway Shopping Mall retail space is already taken up to September 2014, what's wrong with drumming up more business for the city, nothing, in fact Bradford should do more banging the drum as it's a great place to do business!!!!! Loving what's happening on North Parade, fantastic job by those Bradfordians who've opened and are about to open bars in that lovely part of the city centre.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Incredible negative tosh for the most part in this thread , Isn't Westfield opening around Christmas 2015, all of it will be taken by then. As for the Mirror Pool comment, Bradford will have both a great public space for families to use and a world class concert venue in the Bradford Live scheme.[/p][/quote]Between 50 and 60% of the Westfield Broadway Shopping Mall retail space is already taken up to September 2014, what's wrong with drumming up more business for the city, nothing, in fact Bradford should do more banging the drum as it's a great place to do business!!!!! Loving what's happening on North Parade, fantastic job by those Bradfordians who've opened and are about to open bars in that lovely part of the city centre. bcfc1903
  • Score: -2

8:53pm Sat 6 Sep 14

northern pig says...

My daughter treat me a few weeks a go to the delights of the "Sparrow" on North Parade.It was great but to imbibe there on a regular basis is way out of my League! but as you say,a veritablle oasis.
My daughter treat me a few weeks a go to the delights of the "Sparrow" on North Parade.It was great but to imbibe there on a regular basis is way out of my League! but as you say,a veritablle oasis. northern pig
  • Score: 0

10:59am Sun 7 Sep 14

bcfc1903 says...

northern pig wrote:
My daughter treat me a few weeks a go to the delights of the "Sparrow" on North Parade.It was great but to imbibe there on a regular basis is way out of my League! but as you say,a veritablle oasis.
I think North Parade is fantastic and is a indicator of how Bradford is improving fast. Looking forward to tasting some Bradford brewed ale from the soon to be up and running Bradford Brewery which will become a well trodden pathway to North Parade on BCFC match days including the soon to be opened Record Cafe. Regarding price, Bradford should cater for all depths of pockets as it has done in the past.
[quote][p][bold]northern pig[/bold] wrote: My daughter treat me a few weeks a go to the delights of the "Sparrow" on North Parade.It was great but to imbibe there on a regular basis is way out of my League! but as you say,a veritablle oasis.[/p][/quote]I think North Parade is fantastic and is a indicator of how Bradford is improving fast. Looking forward to tasting some Bradford brewed ale from the soon to be up and running Bradford Brewery which will become a well trodden pathway to North Parade on BCFC match days including the soon to be opened Record Cafe. Regarding price, Bradford should cater for all depths of pockets as it has done in the past. bcfc1903
  • Score: -1

3:54pm Sun 7 Sep 14

GEORAZ says...

Graz

Waste of time, the council and the asian population have made a clear by flying the Palestinian/Hamas flag that they want to have nothing to do with Jews or Israel. A large number of developers/bankers are Jewish, so would they invest?
Graz Waste of time, the council and the asian population have made a clear by flying the Palestinian/Hamas flag that they want to have nothing to do with Jews or Israel. A large number of developers/bankers are Jewish, so would they invest? GEORAZ
  • Score: -1

12:40am Mon 8 Sep 14

bcfc1903 says...

GEORAZ wrote:
Graz

Waste of time, the council and the asian population have made a clear by flying the Palestinian/Hamas flag that they want to have nothing to do with Jews or Israel. A large number of developers/bankers are Jewish, so would they invest?
Didn't some of the Muslim population of Bradford pay for repairs to the Bradford Reform Synagogue's roof recently. Pretty certain there are good relations between Bradford's small Jewish community and the Muslim community in Bradford.


Between 50 and 60% of the Westfield Broadway Shopping Mall retail space is already taken up to September 2014, what's wrong with drumming up more business for the city, nothing, in fact Bradford should do more banging the drum as it's a great place to do business!!!!! Loving what's happening on North Parade, fantastic job by those Bradfordians who've opened and are about to open bars in that lovely part of the city centre.
[quote][p][bold]GEORAZ[/bold] wrote: Graz Waste of time, the council and the asian population have made a clear by flying the Palestinian/Hamas flag that they want to have nothing to do with Jews or Israel. A large number of developers/bankers are Jewish, so would they invest?[/p][/quote]Didn't some of the Muslim population of Bradford pay for repairs to the Bradford Reform Synagogue's roof recently. Pretty certain there are good relations between Bradford's small Jewish community and the Muslim community in Bradford. Between 50 and 60% of the Westfield Broadway Shopping Mall retail space is already taken up to September 2014, what's wrong with drumming up more business for the city, nothing, in fact Bradford should do more banging the drum as it's a great place to do business!!!!! Loving what's happening on North Parade, fantastic job by those Bradfordians who've opened and are about to open bars in that lovely part of the city centre. bcfc1903
  • Score: -1

10:50am Mon 8 Sep 14

LeftLongAgo says...

Oh yes, I am sure that the money men behind Westfields building project, "Meyer Bergman", were thrilled to see the Palestinian Flags and Israeli boycot. Oh, yes, they say, we are glad we ploughed are money into this. The site will be dropped like a stone withing 5 years and hived off to some nobodies until the place falls to pieces. Dont bite the hand that feeds, but I suppose most anti-Israeli people have not realised who is pumping the cash into the Westfield site.
Oh yes, I am sure that the money men behind Westfields building project, "Meyer Bergman", were thrilled to see the Palestinian Flags and Israeli boycot. Oh, yes, they say, we are glad we ploughed are money into this. The site will be dropped like a stone withing 5 years and hived off to some nobodies until the place falls to pieces. Dont bite the hand that feeds, but I suppose most anti-Israeli people have not realised who is pumping the cash into the Westfield site. LeftLongAgo
  • Score: 1

2:12pm Mon 8 Sep 14

SinnerSaint says...

LeftLongAgo wrote:
Oh yes, I am sure that the money men behind Westfields building project, "Meyer Bergman", were thrilled to see the Palestinian Flags and Israeli boycot. Oh, yes, they say, we are glad we ploughed are money into this. The site will be dropped like a stone withing 5 years and hived off to some nobodies until the place falls to pieces. Dont bite the hand that feeds, but I suppose most anti-Israeli people have not realised who is pumping the cash into the Westfield site.
That is a very good point
[quote][p][bold]LeftLongAgo[/bold] wrote: Oh yes, I am sure that the money men behind Westfields building project, "Meyer Bergman", were thrilled to see the Palestinian Flags and Israeli boycot. Oh, yes, they say, we are glad we ploughed are money into this. The site will be dropped like a stone withing 5 years and hived off to some nobodies until the place falls to pieces. Dont bite the hand that feeds, but I suppose most anti-Israeli people have not realised who is pumping the cash into the Westfield site.[/p][/quote]That is a very good point SinnerSaint
  • Score: 1

6:43pm Mon 8 Sep 14

bcfc1903 says...

LeftLongAgo wrote:
Oh yes, I am sure that the money men behind Westfields building project, "Meyer Bergman", were thrilled to see the Palestinian Flags and Israeli boycot. Oh, yes, they say, we are glad we ploughed are money into this. The site will be dropped like a stone withing 5 years and hived off to some nobodies until the place falls to pieces. Dont bite the hand that feeds, but I suppose most anti-Israeli people have not realised who is pumping the cash into the Westfield site.
Westfield Broadway will be a great success, I guess you get a wide spectrum of opinions in regards to various issues , that's the beauty of free speech in Bradford and other cities in the UK. As I mentioned previously the Bradford Muslim community recently paid for the repair of the Bradford Reform Synagogue's roof, hardly an anti Jewish thing to do.

Between 50 and 60% of the Westfield Broadway Shopping Mall retail space is already taken up to September 2014, what's wrong with drumming up more business for the city, nothing, in fact Bradford should do more banging the drum as it's a great place to do business!!!!! Loving what's happening on North Parade, fantastic job by those Bradfordians who've opened and are about to open bars in that lovely part of the city centre.
[quote][p][bold]LeftLongAgo[/bold] wrote: Oh yes, I am sure that the money men behind Westfields building project, "Meyer Bergman", were thrilled to see the Palestinian Flags and Israeli boycot. Oh, yes, they say, we are glad we ploughed are money into this. The site will be dropped like a stone withing 5 years and hived off to some nobodies until the place falls to pieces. Dont bite the hand that feeds, but I suppose most anti-Israeli people have not realised who is pumping the cash into the Westfield site.[/p][/quote]Westfield Broadway will be a great success, I guess you get a wide spectrum of opinions in regards to various issues , that's the beauty of free speech in Bradford and other cities in the UK. As I mentioned previously the Bradford Muslim community recently paid for the repair of the Bradford Reform Synagogue's roof, hardly an anti Jewish thing to do. Between 50 and 60% of the Westfield Broadway Shopping Mall retail space is already taken up to September 2014, what's wrong with drumming up more business for the city, nothing, in fact Bradford should do more banging the drum as it's a great place to do business!!!!! Loving what's happening on North Parade, fantastic job by those Bradfordians who've opened and are about to open bars in that lovely part of the city centre. bcfc1903
  • Score: 0

6:26am Thu 11 Sep 14

SinnerSaint says...

So..... Any news on how this went?
So..... Any news on how this went? SinnerSaint
  • Score: 0
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