VIDEO: Cladding goes up on Bradford's Westfield development

FORGING AHEAD: Work has started to install the cladding at the Westfield Broadway shopping centre

FORGING AHEAD: Work has started to install the cladding at the Westfield Broadway shopping centre

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WORK is continuing apace on the Westfield Broadway shopping centre in Bradford, as cladding is starting to appear on the outside of the site.

The £275 million project is taking shape with work now complete on the frame of the development.

Last month, New Look and JD Sports became the latest retailer to sign up. They joined Marks & Spencer, Top Shop and Top Man, River Island and Boots which have already committed to having units on-site.

SEE LIVE PICTURES OF THE BROADWAY SHOPPING DEVELOPMENT

The centre is expected to create 2,500 retail jobs and is due to open its doors to shoppers in December 2015.

Bradford companies are involved in the mechanical and electrical engineering, groundwork and concrete and security at the site.

A Westfield spokesman said: “We’ve been really pleased about the progress that has been made on The Broadway since construction began in January.

"We have now completed erecting the centre’s frame, comprising around 6,800 tonnes of steel.

“In the coming weeks people will see more cladding being attached to the frame, as we move towards making The Broadway watertight, allowing more internal work to commence.

“We’re delighted that over 50 per cent of The Broadway’s floor space is committed, with further retailer announcements over the coming months.

“We will keep Bradford updated as the construction continues.”

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7:24am Thu 4 Sep 14

Albion. says...

The civic leaders of Leeds must be suicidal.
The civic leaders of Leeds must be suicidal. Albion.
  • Score: 3

7:47am Thu 4 Sep 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Still quoting the 50% floor space they were over a year ago and to date only 2 shops that aren't already in the City.
Wake me up when there is actually some news to report on this.
Still quoting the 50% floor space they were over a year ago and to date only 2 shops that aren't already in the City. Wake me up when there is actually some news to report on this. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 3

8:12am Thu 4 Sep 14

Idlesteve says...

So, all but 2 shops exist in the Kirkgate centre ( Arndale if you're in your mid 40's + ) or Darley st. I predict in early 2016 the T&A will be headlining " demolition of Kirkgate centre announced by Bradford Council". There's no way stores will keep 2 open in Bradford.
So, all but 2 shops exist in the Kirkgate centre ( Arndale if you're in your mid 40's + ) or Darley st. I predict in early 2016 the T&A will be headlining " demolition of Kirkgate centre announced by Bradford Council". There's no way stores will keep 2 open in Bradford. Idlesteve
  • Score: 10

8:22am Thu 4 Sep 14

angry bradfordian says...

I really hope that's not the final look of the cladding.
If it is it looks like Westfield have been given carte blanche to build anything they want adjacent to the Victorian splendour of Little Germany,
I really hope that's not the final look of the cladding. If it is it looks like Westfield have been given carte blanche to build anything they want adjacent to the Victorian splendour of Little Germany, angry bradfordian
  • Score: 14

8:41am Thu 4 Sep 14

bd7 helper says...

We need something different and fast
We need something different and fast bd7 helper
  • Score: 7

8:56am Thu 4 Sep 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

angry bradfordian wrote:
I really hope that's not the final look of the cladding.
If it is it looks like Westfield have been given carte blanche to build anything they want adjacent to the Victorian splendour of Little Germany,
They can build what they want the council are that desperate. The whole building could be pink and it would be pushed through.
[quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: I really hope that's not the final look of the cladding. If it is it looks like Westfield have been given carte blanche to build anything they want adjacent to the Victorian splendour of Little Germany,[/p][/quote]They can build what they want the council are that desperate. The whole building could be pink and it would be pushed through. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 8

9:05am Thu 4 Sep 14

Avro says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Still quoting the 50% floor space they were over a year ago and to date only 2 shops that aren't already in the City.
Wake me up when there is actually some news to report on this.
Exactly why 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.

They are struggling to fill Westfield, as they have always struggled!
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Still quoting the 50% floor space they were over a year ago and to date only 2 shops that aren't already in the City. Wake me up when there is actually some news to report on this.[/p][/quote]Exactly why 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. They are struggling to fill Westfield, as they have always struggled! Avro
  • Score: 4

9:21am Thu 4 Sep 14

llos25 says...

The council has ruined this once great city wasted millions of pounds had millions disappear into thin air and a construction firm use the cheapest of products they can lay their hands on and we are supposed to greet this with some sort of joy.
The council has ruined this once great city wasted millions of pounds had millions disappear into thin air and a construction firm use the cheapest of products they can lay their hands on and we are supposed to greet this with some sort of joy. llos25
  • Score: 18

10:16am Thu 4 Sep 14

Reality001 says...

llos25 wrote:
The council has ruined this once great city wasted millions of pounds had millions disappear into thin air and a construction firm use the cheapest of products they can lay their hands on and we are supposed to greet this with some sort of joy.
This is temporary cladding. The final look of Westfield Broadway can be seen here https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=ZwTyUb4o
v98

Another non story from the T&A
[quote][p][bold]llos25[/bold] wrote: The council has ruined this once great city wasted millions of pounds had millions disappear into thin air and a construction firm use the cheapest of products they can lay their hands on and we are supposed to greet this with some sort of joy.[/p][/quote]This is temporary cladding. The final look of Westfield Broadway can be seen here https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=ZwTyUb4o v98 Another non story from the T&A Reality001
  • Score: 7

10:40am Thu 4 Sep 14

MattLondon says...

Idlesteve wrote:
So, all but 2 shops exist in the Kirkgate centre ( Arndale if you're in your mid 40's + ) or Darley st. I predict in early 2016 the T&A will be headlining " demolition of Kirkgate centre announced by Bradford Council". There's no way stores will keep 2 open in Bradford.
Demolition of Kirkgate would not be the worst idea. Sheffield is thriving since it knocked down and rebuilt half of the city
[quote][p][bold]Idlesteve[/bold] wrote: So, all but 2 shops exist in the Kirkgate centre ( Arndale if you're in your mid 40's + ) or Darley st. I predict in early 2016 the T&A will be headlining " demolition of Kirkgate centre announced by Bradford Council". There's no way stores will keep 2 open in Bradford.[/p][/quote]Demolition of Kirkgate would not be the worst idea. Sheffield is thriving since it knocked down and rebuilt half of the city MattLondon
  • Score: 3

10:50am Thu 4 Sep 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Reality001 wrote:
llos25 wrote:
The council has ruined this once great city wasted millions of pounds had millions disappear into thin air and a construction firm use the cheapest of products they can lay their hands on and we are supposed to greet this with some sort of joy.
This is temporary cladding. The final look of Westfield Broadway can be seen here https://www.youtube.

com/watch?v=ZwTyUb4o

v98

Another non story from the T&A
It looks like insulation to me, I suspect there'll be a nicer looking covering over the top, it looks like all the fixtures for hanging the final [panels are already built into the steel framework.

You could see stacks of this stuff in the entrance to the underground parking, but the old Royal Mail depot, it's just industrial standard panel insulation.
[quote][p][bold]Reality001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]llos25[/bold] wrote: The council has ruined this once great city wasted millions of pounds had millions disappear into thin air and a construction firm use the cheapest of products they can lay their hands on and we are supposed to greet this with some sort of joy.[/p][/quote]This is temporary cladding. The final look of Westfield Broadway can be seen here https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=ZwTyUb4o v98 Another non story from the T&A[/p][/quote]It looks like insulation to me, I suspect there'll be a nicer looking covering over the top, it looks like all the fixtures for hanging the final [panels are already built into the steel framework. You could see stacks of this stuff in the entrance to the underground parking, but the old Royal Mail depot, it's just industrial standard panel insulation. Bone_idle18
  • Score: 3

11:56am Thu 4 Sep 14

Joedavid says...

MattLondon wrote:
Idlesteve wrote:
So, all but 2 shops exist in the Kirkgate centre ( Arndale if you're in your mid 40's + ) or Darley st. I predict in early 2016 the T&A will be headlining " demolition of Kirkgate centre announced by Bradford Council". There's no way stores will keep 2 open in Bradford.
Demolition of Kirkgate would not be the worst idea. Sheffield is thriving since it knocked down and rebuilt half of the city
Bradford did that in the 60's and it didn't work did it?
[quote][p][bold]MattLondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Idlesteve[/bold] wrote: So, all but 2 shops exist in the Kirkgate centre ( Arndale if you're in your mid 40's + ) or Darley st. I predict in early 2016 the T&A will be headlining " demolition of Kirkgate centre announced by Bradford Council". There's no way stores will keep 2 open in Bradford.[/p][/quote]Demolition of Kirkgate would not be the worst idea. Sheffield is thriving since it knocked down and rebuilt half of the city[/p][/quote]Bradford did that in the 60's and it didn't work did it? Joedavid
  • Score: 5

12:19pm Thu 4 Sep 14

LeftLongAgo says...

You would think that judging by all the expensive fancy cars being driven around Bradford that some local investment cold be found from within the community? I mean those cars dont buy themselves, do they? . . . then I looked at the houses that the cars were parked outside.
Any investor just needs to spend 30 minutes having a look aroud, looking at the potential spend from passing footfall, and he will be gone like a shot.
I used to like watching "community" members in the M&S sale (the only time you would ever see them in M&S). They would just scoop up trolley loads of clothes, never bothered to check sizes, it will fit one of the brood. Great customers? just what you need, high returns on your investment. Not.!
You would think that judging by all the expensive fancy cars being driven around Bradford that some local investment cold be found from within the community? I mean those cars dont buy themselves, do they? . . . then I looked at the houses that the cars were parked outside. Any investor just needs to spend 30 minutes having a look aroud, looking at the potential spend from passing footfall, and he will be gone like a shot. I used to like watching "community" members in the M&S sale (the only time you would ever see them in M&S). They would just scoop up trolley loads of clothes, never bothered to check sizes, it will fit one of the brood. Great customers? just what you need, high returns on your investment. Not.! LeftLongAgo
  • Score: -8

12:37pm Thu 4 Sep 14

myway! says...

I cant wait for this to open. you just watch how many people come flooding into the city to go to JD Sport... RIP Bradford, the pathetic council have completely destroyed you and any hope of regeneration! How can these idiots stay in a job!
I cant wait for this to open. you just watch how many people come flooding into the city to go to JD Sport... RIP Bradford, the pathetic council have completely destroyed you and any hope of regeneration! How can these idiots stay in a job! myway!
  • Score: 12

2:19pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Cityman23 says...

There seem to be a certain group of people that come on here whose whole aim is to 'down' Bradford. Down the council, down any new projects, like the water feature which was successful.

Bradford has had its difficulties and still has its problems. It's not as wealthy as Leeds it's true, but the Westfield scheme is now up and running and should be supported.

The previous moan about Westfield was, 'When is it going to start?' ' It's all the council's fault, it has't started yet' etc
Now it has started its criticism after criticism.

This moaning, carping, whining crew should have a name and I am going to start a competition here to ask other more positive posters to suggest one.

I'll start it off! What about " The Miserable Gits" or.." MGs" ??!!

Look, I've even given myself a thumbs down to start you off-'MGs!'
There seem to be a certain group of people that come on here whose whole aim is to 'down' Bradford. Down the council, down any new projects, like the water feature which was successful. Bradford has had its difficulties and still has its problems. It's not as wealthy as Leeds it's true, but the Westfield scheme is now up and running and should be supported. The previous moan about Westfield was, 'When is it going to start?' ' It's all the council's fault, it has't started yet' etc Now it has started its criticism after criticism. This moaning, carping, whining crew should have a name and I am going to start a competition here to ask other more positive posters to suggest one. I'll start it off! What about " The Miserable Gits" or.." MGs" ??!! Look, I've even given myself a thumbs down to start you off-'MGs!' Cityman23
  • Score: 5

2:43pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Antec1 says...

Just how many workers are shipped in from outside of Bradford every day to work on this monstrosity, instead of using local labour?
Just how many workers are shipped in from outside of Bradford every day to work on this monstrosity, instead of using local labour? Antec1
  • Score: -6

3:20pm Thu 4 Sep 14

myway! says...

Cityman23 wrote:
There seem to be a certain group of people that come on here whose whole aim is to 'down' Bradford. Down the council, down any new projects, like the water feature which was successful.

Bradford has had its difficulties and still has its problems. It's not as wealthy as Leeds it's true, but the Westfield scheme is now up and running and should be supported.

The previous moan about Westfield was, 'When is it going to start?' ' It's all the council's fault, it has't started yet' etc
Now it has started its criticism after criticism.

This moaning, carping, whining crew should have a name and I am going to start a competition here to ask other more positive posters to suggest one.

I'll start it off! What about " The Miserable Gits" or.." MGs" ??!!

Look, I've even given myself a thumbs down to start you off-'MGs!'
Your right why doesn't everyone just blindly support these ridiculous projects the council come up with costing millions out of tax payers money to no benefit to the city at all!!

In what way was the water feature a success?? in fact how can a WATER FEATURE ever be a success? It's a water feature for crying out loud!!

What Bradford needs is for a group of intelligent forward thinking individuals to be brought into the council who can actually use some business foresight to come up with a plan to bring people from outside of Bradford in and for these people to be coming to spend some money.

Are you seriously deluded enough to think that a water feature and a JD Sports is going to bring this to the City?

It's because of people like you why this city will continue to fail as your too blind to see the faults in what the council are doing.

Or maybe i should give your approach a whirl. Who thinks the council should sanction a second water feature to be opened in the city, will make it look so pretty!! Idiot!
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: There seem to be a certain group of people that come on here whose whole aim is to 'down' Bradford. Down the council, down any new projects, like the water feature which was successful. Bradford has had its difficulties and still has its problems. It's not as wealthy as Leeds it's true, but the Westfield scheme is now up and running and should be supported. The previous moan about Westfield was, 'When is it going to start?' ' It's all the council's fault, it has't started yet' etc Now it has started its criticism after criticism. This moaning, carping, whining crew should have a name and I am going to start a competition here to ask other more positive posters to suggest one. I'll start it off! What about " The Miserable Gits" or.." MGs" ??!! Look, I've even given myself a thumbs down to start you off-'MGs!'[/p][/quote]Your right why doesn't everyone just blindly support these ridiculous projects the council come up with costing millions out of tax payers money to no benefit to the city at all!! In what way was the water feature a success?? in fact how can a WATER FEATURE ever be a success? It's a water feature for crying out loud!! What Bradford needs is for a group of intelligent forward thinking individuals to be brought into the council who can actually use some business foresight to come up with a plan to bring people from outside of Bradford in and for these people to be coming to spend some money. Are you seriously deluded enough to think that a water feature and a JD Sports is going to bring this to the City? It's because of people like you why this city will continue to fail as your too blind to see the faults in what the council are doing. Or maybe i should give your approach a whirl. Who thinks the council should sanction a second water feature to be opened in the city, will make it look so pretty!! Idiot! myway!
  • Score: 1

3:44pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Avro says...

Cityman23 wrote:
There seem to be a certain group of people that come on here whose whole aim is to 'down' Bradford. Down the council, down any new projects, like the water feature which was successful.

Bradford has had its difficulties and still has its problems. It's not as wealthy as Leeds it's true, but the Westfield scheme is now up and running and should be supported.

The previous moan about Westfield was, 'When is it going to start?' ' It's all the council's fault, it has't started yet' etc
Now it has started its criticism after criticism.

This moaning, carping, whining crew should have a name and I am going to start a competition here to ask other more positive posters to suggest one.

I'll start it off! What about " The Miserable Gits" or.." MGs" ??!!

Look, I've even given myself a thumbs down to start you off-'MGs!'
It was predicted that the pond would bring in £80m a year, the figure so far is approx £2.5m.
Had this been a business it would have gone bust within 12 months!

Better than nothing it may well be, but successful it most certainly is not, it falls millions short of success while mugs like you lap it up!
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: There seem to be a certain group of people that come on here whose whole aim is to 'down' Bradford. Down the council, down any new projects, like the water feature which was successful. Bradford has had its difficulties and still has its problems. It's not as wealthy as Leeds it's true, but the Westfield scheme is now up and running and should be supported. The previous moan about Westfield was, 'When is it going to start?' ' It's all the council's fault, it has't started yet' etc Now it has started its criticism after criticism. This moaning, carping, whining crew should have a name and I am going to start a competition here to ask other more positive posters to suggest one. I'll start it off! What about " The Miserable Gits" or.." MGs" ??!! Look, I've even given myself a thumbs down to start you off-'MGs!'[/p][/quote]It was predicted that the pond would bring in £80m a year, the figure so far is approx £2.5m. Had this been a business it would have gone bust within 12 months! Better than nothing it may well be, but successful it most certainly is not, it falls millions short of success while mugs like you lap it up! Avro
  • Score: 7

4:06pm Thu 4 Sep 14

BierleyBoy says...

Putting on some fancy cladding. A bit like rolling a turd in glitter. Bradford is dead. Green & his Labour cronies have seen to that over many years.
Putting on some fancy cladding. A bit like rolling a turd in glitter. Bradford is dead. Green & his Labour cronies have seen to that over many years. BierleyBoy
  • Score: 10

4:16pm Thu 4 Sep 14

angry bradfordian says...

Cityman23 wrote:
There seem to be a certain group of people that come on here whose whole aim is to 'down' Bradford. Down the council, down any new projects, like the water feature which was successful.

Bradford has had its difficulties and still has its problems. It's not as wealthy as Leeds it's true, but the Westfield scheme is now up and running and should be supported.

The previous moan about Westfield was, 'When is it going to start?' ' It's all the council's fault, it has't started yet' etc
Now it has started its criticism after criticism.

This moaning, carping, whining crew should have a name and I am going to start a competition here to ask other more positive posters to suggest one.

I'll start it off! What about " The Miserable Gits" or.." MGs" ??!!

Look, I've even given myself a thumbs down to start you off-'MGs!'
How is the water feature 'successful'?
It's aim was to attract more business into the city. Can you name a significant business that has opened in the last 2 years that doesn't deal in betting or payday lending?

It has been so successful that the council has had to increase it's budget for putting on events there. So instead of bringing money in, it's costing even more!

You may call that criticism, I call it realism.
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: There seem to be a certain group of people that come on here whose whole aim is to 'down' Bradford. Down the council, down any new projects, like the water feature which was successful. Bradford has had its difficulties and still has its problems. It's not as wealthy as Leeds it's true, but the Westfield scheme is now up and running and should be supported. The previous moan about Westfield was, 'When is it going to start?' ' It's all the council's fault, it has't started yet' etc Now it has started its criticism after criticism. This moaning, carping, whining crew should have a name and I am going to start a competition here to ask other more positive posters to suggest one. I'll start it off! What about " The Miserable Gits" or.." MGs" ??!! Look, I've even given myself a thumbs down to start you off-'MGs!'[/p][/quote]How is the water feature 'successful'? It's aim was to attract more business into the city. Can you name a significant business that has opened in the last 2 years that doesn't deal in betting or payday lending? It has been so successful that the council has had to increase it's budget for putting on events there. So instead of bringing money in, it's costing even more! You may call that criticism, I call it realism. angry bradfordian
  • Score: 4

4:24pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Reality001 says...

myway! wrote:
I cant wait for this to open. you just watch how many people come flooding into the city to go to JD Sport... RIP Bradford, the pathetic council have completely destroyed you and any hope of regeneration! How can these idiots stay in a job!
It's not the Council that have closed shops down. It's people in Bradford who stopped using them.. Simples
[quote][p][bold]myway![/bold] wrote: I cant wait for this to open. you just watch how many people come flooding into the city to go to JD Sport... RIP Bradford, the pathetic council have completely destroyed you and any hope of regeneration! How can these idiots stay in a job![/p][/quote]It's not the Council that have closed shops down. It's people in Bradford who stopped using them.. Simples Reality001
  • Score: 6

4:28pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Reality001 says...

BierleyBoy wrote:
Putting on some fancy cladding. A bit like rolling a turd in glitter. Bradford is dead. Green & his Labour cronies have seen to that over many years.
How can Labour have killed off this City - When they have only run Bradford Council for three years. Bradford's been in trouble a lot longer than that !!!!
[quote][p][bold]BierleyBoy[/bold] wrote: Putting on some fancy cladding. A bit like rolling a turd in glitter. Bradford is dead. Green & his Labour cronies have seen to that over many years.[/p][/quote]How can Labour have killed off this City - When they have only run Bradford Council for three years. Bradford's been in trouble a lot longer than that !!!! Reality001
  • Score: 0

4:32pm Thu 4 Sep 14

LeftLongAgo says...

Ahh, the fountain, makes me proud and warm every time I think I of it,the same type of happy feeling you get when you sprinkle glitter on a t&rd.
Ahh, the fountain, makes me proud and warm every time I think I of it,the same type of happy feeling you get when you sprinkle glitter on a t&rd. LeftLongAgo
  • Score: -9

6:07pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Flockton Grove says...

What happened to Sainsburys and H&M surely that's more than 2 new retailers if they are included?
What happened to Sainsburys and H&M surely that's more than 2 new retailers if they are included? Flockton Grove
  • Score: 0

6:42pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Cityman23 says...

myway! wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
There seem to be a certain group of people that come on here whose whole aim is to 'down' Bradford. Down the council, down any new projects, like the water feature which was successful.

Bradford has had its difficulties and still has its problems. It's not as wealthy as Leeds it's true, but the Westfield scheme is now up and running and should be supported.

The previous moan about Westfield was, 'When is it going to start?' ' It's all the council's fault, it has't started yet' etc
Now it has started its criticism after criticism.

This moaning, carping, whining crew should have a name and I am going to start a competition here to ask other more positive posters to suggest one.

I'll start it off! What about " The Miserable Gits" or.." MGs" ??!!

Look, I've even given myself a thumbs down to start you off-'MGs!'
Your right why doesn't everyone just blindly support these ridiculous projects the council come up with costing millions out of tax payers money to no benefit to the city at all!!

In what way was the water feature a success?? in fact how can a WATER FEATURE ever be a success? It's a water feature for crying out loud!!

What Bradford needs is for a group of intelligent forward thinking individuals to be brought into the council who can actually use some business foresight to come up with a plan to bring people from outside of Bradford in and for these people to be coming to spend some money.

Are you seriously deluded enough to think that a water feature and a JD Sports is going to bring this to the City?

It's because of people like you why this city will continue to fail as your too blind to see the faults in what the council are doing.

Or maybe i should give your approach a whirl. Who thinks the council should sanction a second water feature to be opened in the city, will make it look so pretty!! Idiot!
So...it's because of people like me! you don't even know me. I am not a councillor, business owner, but nor am I a vandal, thief or violent criminal. I just feel people who criticise everything in Bradford are unfair. I admitted Bradford has its problems, but for goodness sake, give the Westgate a chance. It hasn't even been built yet! And, as I said, the moan 1) when is it going to be built then 2) it's never going to be built was constantly on here. Now it is being built.

I criticised the water feature myself before it was built but now feel it is worthwhile and a success.

All parties have had their chance to make something of their period of office in bradford. All found/find the job difficult.

We can just sit and criticise everything and many
Love to do just that on here. Or we can recognise that a lot of work needs to be done, but at least some are trying to improve things. And those worthwhile improvements deserve a positive comment and degree of support in my view.
[quote][p][bold]myway![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: There seem to be a certain group of people that come on here whose whole aim is to 'down' Bradford. Down the council, down any new projects, like the water feature which was successful. Bradford has had its difficulties and still has its problems. It's not as wealthy as Leeds it's true, but the Westfield scheme is now up and running and should be supported. The previous moan about Westfield was, 'When is it going to start?' ' It's all the council's fault, it has't started yet' etc Now it has started its criticism after criticism. This moaning, carping, whining crew should have a name and I am going to start a competition here to ask other more positive posters to suggest one. I'll start it off! What about " The Miserable Gits" or.." MGs" ??!! Look, I've even given myself a thumbs down to start you off-'MGs!'[/p][/quote]Your right why doesn't everyone just blindly support these ridiculous projects the council come up with costing millions out of tax payers money to no benefit to the city at all!! In what way was the water feature a success?? in fact how can a WATER FEATURE ever be a success? It's a water feature for crying out loud!! What Bradford needs is for a group of intelligent forward thinking individuals to be brought into the council who can actually use some business foresight to come up with a plan to bring people from outside of Bradford in and for these people to be coming to spend some money. Are you seriously deluded enough to think that a water feature and a JD Sports is going to bring this to the City? It's because of people like you why this city will continue to fail as your too blind to see the faults in what the council are doing. Or maybe i should give your approach a whirl. Who thinks the council should sanction a second water feature to be opened in the city, will make it look so pretty!! Idiot![/p][/quote]So...it's because of people like me! you don't even know me. I am not a councillor, business owner, but nor am I a vandal, thief or violent criminal. I just feel people who criticise everything in Bradford are unfair. I admitted Bradford has its problems, but for goodness sake, give the Westgate a chance. It hasn't even been built yet! And, as I said, the moan 1) when is it going to be built then 2) it's never going to be built was constantly on here. Now it is being built. I criticised the water feature myself before it was built but now feel it is worthwhile and a success. All parties have had their chance to make something of their period of office in bradford. All found/find the job difficult. We can just sit and criticise everything and many Love to do just that on here. Or we can recognise that a lot of work needs to be done, but at least some are trying to improve things. And those worthwhile improvements deserve a positive comment and degree of support in my view. Cityman23
  • Score: -3

1:36am Fri 5 Sep 14

Mr Capp says...

Pity poor Bradford.Its all them foreigners to blame!
Pity poor Bradford.Its all them foreigners to blame! Mr Capp
  • Score: 1

7:58am Fri 5 Sep 14

LeftLongAgo says...

Mr Capp wrote:
Pity poor Bradford.Its all them foreigners to blame!
Actually yes . . since the invasion from the "sub-continent" (code for Pakistan), Bradford has become a sink-hole The timings are not a coincidence.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Capp[/bold] wrote: Pity poor Bradford.Its all them foreigners to blame![/p][/quote]Actually yes . . since the invasion from the "sub-continent" (code for Pakistan), Bradford has become a sink-hole The timings are not a coincidence. LeftLongAgo
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