A meeting has been organised to discuss setting up a community council in Bradford city centre.

Not-for-profit group Neighbourhood Ventures wants to hear from anyone concerned about the number of empty shops, reduced amenities and struggling businesses and would like to have more control over future development.

People who live, work or volunteer in the city centre can find out more about creating a community or council during a meeting in the Mabel Booth room at Bradford Community and Voluntary Services from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday, April 14.

A spokesman said: β€œIt would have involvement in a variety of local issues including planning applications, transport, policing and economic development and could provide more vision and leadership.”

To attend, contact Jonathan Crewdson on 07881 785636.