Community Pride United campaign to save National Media Museum

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Community Pride
Summer 2013
United campaign to save
National Media Museum
Residents, local organisations, politicians and
celebrities have joined forces in a campaign to save
the city’s National Media Museum from closure.
The National Media Museum
contributes over £24 million a year
to the Bradford economy and directly
provides 103 full-time equivalent
jobs. Bradford is the world’s first
UNESCO City of Film and science
and technology form the foundations
of its future.
It is one of the major tourist
attractions in the district attracting
visitors from across the globe
and inspiring youngsters from the
district and beyond to understand
more about film and technology, its
development and impact on society.
The National Media Museum is
run by the Science Museum Group
(SMG), which warned that further
reductions in its government funding
could lead to the closure of one of
its three northern national science
Celebrities including David Hockney,
Martin Scorsese, John Hurt, Michael
Palin, Kay Mellor, Simon Beaufoy
and magician Dynamo joined the
campaign to save the museum,
which included online petitions
and rallies. More than 40,000
people signed the online petition
organised by the Telegraph & Argus
The Council, and the district’s MPs,
lobbied government ministers to
save our National Media Museum.
We also met with the SMG and
with Manchester and York councils
to discuss how we can support the
future of national museums in our
cities, despite the ongoing reductions
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in funding they face from 2014.
On 1 July the SMG gave an
assurance, at the Culture, Media and
Sport Select Committee meeting,
that none of the national science
museums, including the National
Media Museum, will close.
Council Leader Coun David Green
said: “It’s brilliant
news. Thanks to
the phenomenal
response of Bradford
district residents,
councillors, MPs,
celebrities and the
Telegraph & Argus,
plus strong regional, national and
international support, we can now
look forward to working in partnership
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New city centre
to strengthen the National Media
Museum, particularly its links with
local businesses, schools, colleges
and the University.
“It is a national museum of
international importance and has
a key role in driving the country’s
economy by educating and inspiring
the next generation of technologists,
film makers, photographers, digital
designers, scientists and engineers.
“It is therefore very clear that the
main responsibility for securing its
future sustainability lies with the
SMG. We look forward to seeing
the SMG business plan to discuss
how other public and private sector
partners can work together to help
and add value to their efforts.”
What’s On
Summer 2013
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Further savings needed
The Council is facing the
prospect of having to find an
additional £100 million savings
in the next three years, following
the announcement of further
reductions to the money we
receive from Government to run
our services.
Coun David Green, Leader of
Bradford Council, said: “The further
cuts announced in the Government’s
spending review, combined with
the increasing demand for services,
particularly social care services, and
inflation, means that the Council is
facing a funding gap of around £37
million in 2014-2015, rising to around
£100 million by 2016-2017.
“The Council has had to make
savings of over £100 million since
2010 and now faces the prospect of
having to make additional savings of
another £100 million over the next
three years.
“However, it is inevitable that there
will be a reduction in the range and
scale of front-line services and on
the number of people the Council
employs, because we are in a
situation where the reductions on
local government are not sustainable.
“Reductions in the Council’s funding
impact on the district’s economy.
We know that these are very
difficult times, not only for the
public sector, but also for local
businesses, voluntary organisations
and charities. We will continue to
do all we can to make savings
through efficiency and working with
partner organisations, keeping our
resources in the local economy
wherever possible.
“The Council cannot continue to
provide and commission all the
services local people currently use.
Decisions will have to be made about
what services to do less of, which
services to do differently, which
services to charge, or charge more,
for and which services to stop.”
As we did last year, we will be holding
a public consultation on our budget
proposals for 2014-15.
Smart use of buildings saves money
We are making long-term savings
by reducing our office space
across the district and cutting the
backlog of repairs.
For the past six years we have been
streamlining the number of office
buildings we own and making better
use of office space by introducing
more desk-sharing, home, mobile
and flexible working.
The programme has raised £21.2
million from the sale of buildings,
saved us £3.8 million on running
costs, and we have reinvested
£25.5 million from vacated offices
into maintaining and improving the
buildings we are keeping.
And with more council employees
being based in the city centre,
regeneration has been given a
boost because they now shop in the
city during lunch breaks.
In 2013-14 we plan to:
move the Connexions service from
rented space in the Royal Arcade,
Keighley, to Keighley Town Hall
l vacate 39, Kirkgate, Shipley, and move
children’s services to Shipley Town Hall
l refurbish the fourth floor of Britannia
House in Bradford which will complete
the revamp of the building and increase
its capacity.
New Lord Mayor
chooses his appeal
The new Lord Mayor of Bradford is
Councillor Khadim Hussain.
Born in Tangdave, Mirpur, Coun
Hussain (pictured left) has lived in
Keighley for over 40 years, where he
attended Brontë High School, Oakbank
Grammar School and Keighley
He has worked in various managerial
positions in the private sector and has
represented Keighley Central ward on
Bradford Council since 2004, taking a
particular interest in transport issues.
Cllr Hussain is a board member
of Roshni Ghar, a local mental
Inspired by his young grandson who
has autism, the Lord Mayor has chosen
to champion a local charity supporting
people with learning disabilities through
his charity appeal.
Bradford Disability Sport & Leisure provides
disabled people across the district with
sporting opportunities of both a recreational
and competitive nature.
The charity works in collaboration with a
range of affiliated groups and in partnership
health charity, and served as a
non-executive director of the NHS
Airedale Primary Care Trust for six
years. He is also a local magistrate
and Chief Executive of the Sangat
Community Centre.
The Deputy Lord Mayor is
Councillor Joanne Dodds, who has
represented the Great Horton ward
since 2006.
A member of West Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue Authority and a
volunteer for the Bradford ‘street
angels’, Councillor Dodds has a
keen interest in community issues.
with other providers of sport and recreation
to support access to a wide variety of sports.
If you would like to know more about our
events, offer to help in any way or wish
to make a donation to the appeal, please
contact [email protected].
uk or call the Appeal Office on
01274 434965.
For more information on Bradford
Disability Sport & Leisure visit
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Boosting job
Hundreds of new jobs,
apprenticeships and work
experience placements are being
created across the district.
Working with Bradford College and
local businesses, we have set up a
new Apprenticeship Training Agency
(ATA), which will focus on small
employers who aren’t usually able to
commit to taking on an apprentice.
Small and medium-sized businesses
which have been involved in the ATA
development were invited to a major
launch where they could discuss what
type of apprenticeships would benefit
them the most.
The ATA is taking on a pool of
apprentices itself from which small
firms can then hire week by week. This
means less risk for those companies
which can’t commit to a long-term
The ATA is part of the £7.7m scheme
Get Bradford Working programme –
the largest Council-led employment
programme in the country.
for the district
Plans are progressing to
create a combined authority
which will help drive economic
growth in West Yorkshire by
drawing down powers and
funding from Government.
Leader of the Council, Coun David
Green, said: “We are investing a lot of
time and money in the Get Bradford
Working programme and the launch
of the ATA because we see boosting
employment opportunities as a huge
investment for the future.”
A combined authority is created
when local authorities get
together to work on economic
development, regeneration and
transport in their areas, taking
greater control over economic
investment and decision-making.
Coun Susan Hinchcliffe, Executive
member for employment, skills and
culture, said: “The ATA provides a real
opportunity for small businesses to
take on an apprentice without having
to worry about red tape.
The proposal for West Yorkshire
is for Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield,
Calderdale and Kirklees councils
to join forces. It is hoped that it
will include York in the future.
“There are 15,000 businesses in the
district and 99% of them are small and
medium-sized enterprises so we think
a lot of Bradford businesses will take
a good look at this initiative in order to
grow their business.”
Michele Sutton, Principal of Bradford
College, said: “It is vital that we
recognise and value apprenticeships
as an important route for young people
to take.
“The college is delighted to enter into a
partnership to help strengthen the local
talent pool by developing high levels of
technical and specialist knowledge and
Anyone interested in more information
about the scheme should contact Stacey
Jobson, ATA Manager on 01274 925105.
Film school aims
to be world leader
Leading colleges from Bradford,
the world’s first UNESCO City of
Film, and Bollywood have joined
forces to launch a global film
school that aims to be the ‘best
film school in the world’.
The British Council, Bradford College
and Whistling Woods International
(WWI) have formed a partnership
to open a film school which will be
based at Bradford College.
From autumn 2013 students will be
able to study film, animation and
photography. They will enjoy the
opportunity to study at the Whistling
Woods campus in Mumbai and
experience the Indian film industry
first hand. WWI – Asia’s premier film,
television, animation and media arts
institute – is rated amongst the 10
best film schools in the world.
Trevor Griffiths, director of the
Bradford WWI Film School, said:
“Setting up this film school at
Bradford College cements the
city’s standing as the number one
destination for film. It’s a fantastic
offer that will put Bradford centre
stage and we’re thrilled to be
working with some of the world’s
taking shape
Full Council will discuss the plans
in July and, if approved, they will
be submitted to Government this
summer. This follows a public
consultation in which 70% of
people agreed with the proposal.
Subject to parliamentary
approval, the new body will take
on significant devolved powers
and funding from April 2014.
Alongside promoting
economic development, the
combined authority will take on
responsibility for Metro’s role as
the local transport authority.
most renowned experts in film.”
Subhash Ghai, chairman of WWI,
said, “It is a great privilege for
Whistling Woods to be associated
with a college of this stature
internationally. We have found a
perfect partner in Bradford College.”
David Wilson, director of Bradford
City of Film, added: “Bradford
has a fantastic film heritage and
a fast-growing young population.
This is a great way to live up to
our UNESCO title with a truly
international partnership and help
to develop the film makers of the
The move comes after a four-year
affiliation between Bradford College
and WWI. In 2009, students from
both institutions worked together to
create an award winning stop-motion
animation, The Music of Life. Since
then they have continued to work
on partnerships in photography,
prosthetic hair and make-up,
animation and fashion design.
Visit www.bradfordfilmschool. for more information.
The proposed scheme would
allow a combined authority to
draw power and money down
from central government,
allowing local authorities like
Bradford Council greater
control over future investment
in the region’s economy and
transport systems.
We have far greater potential
to achieve our aims by working
together with other authorities,
although we will also remain
vocal in our own right and
continue to push Government
for support for Bradford which
is outside the City Deal and the
combined authority.
A priority for economic recovery
and growth is reducing
congestion and overcrowding
on the transport network
and that’s why the five local
authorities and York have
pledged £1 billion combined
funding for the West Yorkshire
Transport Fund next year.
Better transport links mean more
investment in the area and more
jobs. It also makes it easier
for people living in the district
to commute to jobs outside
Bradford and vice versa.
You can find out more at www.
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If your child is just finishing year
five at primary school and goes
to secondary school in September
2014, you need to apply for a
secondary school place by 31
October 2013.
You will be given an information
booklet about applying by your
child’s primary school when they
return in September.
From 2 September it will be really
easy to apply for a secondary school
place online through the Council’s
You will also find information about
individual schools and how to apply.
The process for applying for a
reception place at primary school
begins in November 2013.
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If you have any questions
contact the Admissions Team on
01274 385967 or email them at
[email protected]
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School’s out!
Looking for something to do this
summer? Check your School’s
Out! guide which is packed with
children’s activities and events.
Learn to sail, breakdance or just
have fun in the park with giant
inflatables. Improve your skills at
football, swimming, tennis and lots
more! Many events are free and
others have discounts for Passport
to Leisure card holders.
School’s Out! was given to every
primary school pupil to take home
at the beginning of July. Copies will
also be available from your local
libraries, sport centres, swimming
pools and community centres.
It’s also online at www.bradford.
l Term Times – our newsletter for
parents and carers – celebrates
good news and achievements
from local schools. For the latest
issue, visit:
Feel the benefit
If you have a child who will be
starting or returning to school in
September you may have some
What are the term times and school
holiday dates? What are the travel
options for getting my child to school
and home again? What will they get
to eat at school?
And, if you receive benefits, you may
also want to know whether you qualify
for help with school meals and school
clothing allowance, and how to apply
for them.
Links to all this information are
available most quickly on one page of
our website –
We have dedicated pages where
you can find out whether your child
is entitled to assistance with travel to
and from school – www.bradford. or contact
the school travel team on 01274
To qualify children must go to school
full time. They will only get free meals
at nursery if they attend both morning
and afternoon sessions in any day.
The school or nursery must be funded
by the taxpayer and the parent or
guardian must get one of the following:
l Child Tax Credit, (but not Working
Tax Credit) and have an annual
income (as assessed by HM
Revenue & Customs) under
l Income Support
l Income-based Jobseeker’s
l Income-related Employment and
Support Allowance
l the Guarantee element of State
Pension Credit
l support under Part VI of the
Immigration and Asylum Act
1999 (for this, you need to apply
directly to the school, not to
Bradford Council).
As well as making sure your child gets
a free, healthy and balanced lunch,
getting free school meals can also
mean you get help with:
l school clothing costs (you can
apply for this at the same time as
free school meals)
l residential school trip costs
There’s lots of information about our
school meals service and the tasty
and healthy meals they provide at
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By following the link on that page
you can also apply online for free
school meals. It’s quick and reliable.
Free school meals support pays for
a school lunch for your child. Meals
are paid for in advance, so your child
doesn’t have to hand over anything to
get their meal.
And for every child getting a free
school meal, the school gets extra
money from the government!
For more information about free
school meals and school clothing
allowance contact benefits@ or 01274 432772.
Have you considered fostering?
Our Fostering Service is aiming to
recruit 35 new foster carers this
year to add to its existing network of
dedicated carers.
Being a foster carer can mean anything
from looking after a disabled child for a
few hours to caring for a child through to
It’s a challenging role to take on but it
can make a real difference to a child’s
life. Many children who are unable to
live with their own families thrive given a
safe and stable home.
The service is particularly looking for
carers who have had experience of
looking after children with a range of
additional needs, either through personal
experience or through work.
All children are different, and to meet
their needs, we are looking for a wide
variety of people. However, all applicants
will need to be over 21, must have
been resident in the UK for at least five
years, and have a spare room
in their home. Their youngest
birth child must be at least three
years old.
The Council will pay
competitive fees and
allowances, and provide
training and support.
If you would like to find out
more about becoming a
foster carer contact our
fostering recruitment line on
01274 434331 or email
Ordinary people doing something special
Community Pride
Free childcare for
your two-year-old
Research shows that good quality early
learning can help children learn new skills,
make new friends and begin to get ready
for school.
You may be able to claim up to 15 hours of free
childcare for your two-year-old if you receive
one of the following:
l Jobseeker’s Allowance
l Income Support
Winning students from Dixons Allerton Academy with Guy Mason, Morrison’s Head of Corporate
Affairs, and teacher Helen Hawkridge.
Forging links through
‘real world’ experiences
Thousands of young people in the district are
to benefit from a programme to encourage
aspiration, motivation and skills in a time of high
youth unemployment.
SLN Unlocking Talent & Potential is a three-year
government-funded programme, run by the Schools
Linking Network (SLN), which will work with 52
schools and 5,500 students in Bradford, Birmingham
and London.
The programme supports schools to form lasting
partnerships with local businesses to share ideas,
resources and good practice. SLN will be working
with schools to help them develop each child’s
personality and talents to the full, measure skills
development, personal aspiration and motivation,
and provide career guidance.
As part of the scheme, year nine students at
Challenge College have been working with the
supermarket chain Sainsbury’s, to create a healthy
bakery product to sell in its stores. Master baker
Mike Armstrong, from the Keighley store, visited the
school to present a masterclass on healthy eating
and product development.
Approximately 1,500 students at Dixons Allerton
Academy have been working with another
supermarket chain, Morrisons, on a two-month
project to design innovative ways of presenting
company values to its 133,000 staff.
Gerard Liston, programme advisor for SLN
Unlocking Talent & Potential, said: “We want young
people to see the point of working hard while they
are at school. The education system is still largely
driven by GCSE results but employers consistently
state that they want young people with the right skills
and attitudes.
“By connecting classroom learning with ‘real world’
situations, schools can equip students to make
informed choices throughout their education, and set
themselves apart from the crowd when they leave.”
You can find out more about the programme, and
other SLN work, by visiting or ringing 01274 385470.
Changes to law affect
young people
The Government has changed
the law so that all young
people will be required to
continue in education or
training until they are 18.
Previously, young people were
able to leave full-time education
at the end of year 11. This is
From 2015 all young people
will have to stay in learning until
at least their 18th birthday, so
students starting secondary
school this September will have
to remain in learning until they
are at least 18.
Those just leaving Year 11 are an
interim year, and they must stay
in learning throughout Year 12.
Young people are currently
entitled to free education until
they are 19 (or 25 if they have
a disability), and the change in
the law is a great opportunity for
young people to develop skills
You can find out if there is registered,
professional childcare near you by going online
Alternatively, call the Families Information
Service on 01274 437503, or text ‘childcare’ to
07781 472076 and we will call you back.
Safeguarding –
it’s everybody’s
Safeguarding Week will feature engaging
events, workshops and talks looking at how
we can all work together to make things
safer for children and adults across the
The week begins on 30 September with a
special free event in City Park where residents
can find out about safeguarding from a range of
services which work with children and adults.
A week-long programme of activities for those
who work with children, young people and
vulnerable adults will follow.
It will be available from August on
If you’ve just finished your GCSEs and want
to do something fantastic and challenging
this summer, why not contact Bradford
Youth Service and sign up for Bradford’s
Big Challenge. It’s a programme that makes
a real difference.
l stay in full-time education,
such as school or college
l do part-time education or
training if they are employed,
self-employed or volunteering
for more than 20 hours a
l Working Tax Credit with a household income
of less than £16,190 per year
Take on our Big
Students do not have to stay at
school, but they do have to stay
in learning. This means they
l do work-based learning, such
as an apprenticeship
l Employment and Support Allowance
and experience for their future.
It is important that young people
make plans for how they will
progress after the age of 16 so
they can make the most of their
entitlement while their education
is still free.
The change in the law is called
Raising the Participation Age,
and you can find out more about
it at
You will get the chance to:
l go on an exciting action-packed residential
l plan and deliver a community project
l learn new skills to add to your CV
l meet people and make lots of friends
l have fun and gain confidence.
Call us on 01274 432440 to find out more and
sign up. Or email us at youthserviceinfo@
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Cycle recycle
More homes benefit from
recycling boost
Work is continuing to help residents recycle
even more at the kerbside.
More and more people are getting on their
bikes to enjoy the social, environmental and
health benefits associated with regular
But do you buy a new economy bike or a
recycled bicycle?
Cycle re Cycle, a Bradford voluntary project, is
finding more and more people looking to buy a
recycled bicycle. All their bicycles have
undergone a 22 point check with anything that
needs repairing or replacing being done before
they are displayed in their showroom.
They have approximately 60 children’s and
adults’ bikes on display and each bicycle is test
ridden by two people. One of these must be a
Velotech Gold qualified mechanic to ensure
they are recycled to Cyclist Touring Club
Children’s bicycles start at £10 and adults’ from
£25 (as they rely on donated bikes this is
subject to availability).
Cycle re Cycle can be found at Westholme
Street, off Thornton Road, BD1 2EP or visit or call 07835
We have been successful in our bid for £4.68
million additional funding from the Government to
retain the current weekly household waste
collection service and increase the frequency of
our recycling collections and the range of
recyclable materials we collect.
The first rollout to areas in Bingley, Baildon,
Gilstead and Eldwick has been really successful.
The change to fortnightly recycling collections has
not only seen an increase in the number of bins
being left out for emptying at the kerbside but
crews are also reporting that the weights of
materials collected has gone up significantly.
The second rollout is planned to start in July.
Areas which will change to fortnightly recycling will
be Ilkley, Menston, Addingham, Ben Rhydding,
Burley in Wharfedale, Silsden, Steeton, Eastburn,
Moorland fires can strike anywhere and
endanger our local habitat. Fire can also
damage or destroy wildlife, threaten farm
animals and human health.
Sunny weather encourages more people into the
countryside when the peat and vegetation is dry,
increasing the risk of fire starting. Please take
glass bottles home and don’t drop cigarettes.
Never use your barbecue on the moors.
Wildfires can:
have a negative economic impact on farmers
by burning their grazing land
destroy rare birds and their nests at breeding
l cause air and water pollution
l release carbon into the atmosphere
l destroy attractive countryside
l spread quickly and be difficult to put out,
diverting fire services for long periods.
If you see a wildfire, dial 999 and say where the
fire is.
Residents in these areas will receive information
about the changeover throughout July, including
the good news that they can now include plastic
bottles in their recycling bin.
The third phase is due to start in November.
l Earlier this spring everyone across the district should have received their new recycling calendar.
As a result of dropping off the calendars more than 5,000 residents have asked to join the recycling
scheme which will help reduce our waste sent to landfill and increase our recycling rates. If you need
to check your recycling dates please visit
District prepares for world’s
greatest cycling event
We will be working with local community
groups and businesses over the next 12
months to make sure everyone benefits from
the Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France
coming to Yorkshire next summer.
Riddlesden, Sandbeds, East Morton, Cottingley,
Nab Wood, Hirst Wood and the remainder of
The Tour de France is the world’s largest annual
sporting event with the Grand Depart being the
opening of the race. It was last held in the UK in
2007 and an estimated two million people
watched the event on the streets of Kent, bringing
an estimated £88 million to the south east
We understand sections of the race will pass
through Ilkley, Addingham, Silsden, Keighley,
Haworth and Oxenhope on 5 and 6 July 2014.
The exact route will be confirmed in October.
This is a fantastic opportunity for residents,
community groups and businesses across the
district to become involved and be part of this
amazing event.
Our Visit Bradford team will be working with local
organisations to make sure the race will be
celebrated with local events and festivals
throughout the district.
We will be posting information on our website or you can keep up with
the latest news on the Visit Bradford Facebook
and Twitter sites.
If you would like further information on how your
community or business could benefit and be
involved please contact Vikki Harris at Welcome
to Yorkshire on 0113 3223517 or email
[email protected]
New ways to pay
You are now able to pay your Council tax and other
Council bills free of charge at any shops that run the
PayPoint scheme or at your local post office.
There are now more than 250 payment outlets across the
district where you can pay your bills or invoices in cash.
Our five cash offices at Britannia House in Bradford,
Bingley Council Shop and the town halls at Keighley,
Shipley and Ilkley have now closed following the
introduction of easier and more convenient ways to pay
Council bills in person.
More than 27,500 transactions have already been made
using the new methods since we brought them in.
You can also pay a number of Council bills online via our
secure website.
And don’t forget that direct debit is also an easy and
convenient way to pay your Council tax. You can set up
a direct debit payment online at
directdebit or you can call us on 0845 145 0071 (make
sure you have your Council Tax reference number and
bank details to hand).
All other forms of payment will still be available and people
can still access advice services at offices in the district.
Changes ahead
to benefit payments
This year will see significant
changes to benefit payments.
Some of these changes have
already happened whilst others are
on their way.
Council tax benefit ended in April and
was replaced by Council tax
reduction. The new scheme means
everyone of working age will have to
pay at least 25% of their Council tax
liability. If you are struggling to pay,
get in touch with us as soon as
possible on 01274 437866.
The Government has also introduced
changes to housing benefit. New
under-occupancy reductions will
apply to people who are of working
age and live in a social housing
property with more bedrooms than
the new rules allow. Social housing is
provided by housing associations or
registered social landlords.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for
people aged 16 to 64 is to be
replaced by a new benefit called
Universal Credit will be a new single
payment benefit. It is expected that
new claimants will apply for Universal
Credit from October 2013, with
existing claimants starting to transfer
from April 2014.
This new benefit replaces
The event remembers trans people
who have lost their lives to suicide or
who have been murdered as a result
of their trans status (an umbrella term
which covers cross dressers, intersex,
gender variant, transgender and
transsexual people).
Trans Remembrance day also
remembers partners, family, and
friends murdered because of their
association with trans individuals.
Last year a community walk was
organised through Bradford with West
Yorkshire Police to raise awareness of
hate crime against trans people and
encourage more victims of hate crime
to report incidents to the police.
SafeT, which organised the walk, was
given a Divisional Commander’s
Commendation for their dedication to
improve the trust and confidence
amongst victims of hate crime.
Alex, from SafeT, said: “Many of our
members suffer abuse, social stigma
and health inequalities to the point
where they don’t feel comfortable
walking down the street and may
contemplate suicide.”
Work to begin on
Saltaire roundabout
Work starts in mid July for six
months on the introduction of a
traffic management system which
will see the replacement of the
roundabout with traffic lights.
Additional pedestrian and cycling
crossings will ensure that people
are able to cross the busy roads
more safely, alongside a bus
priority scheme.
Commuters are asked to be patient
and plan alternative routes
wherever possible.
Have you got room for
a young person?
Could you offer a homeless young
person somewhere safe and warm
to stay?
Bradford Nightstop provides
emergency accommodation for
young people aged 16 to 25 on a
one night at a time basis.
Now, thanks to lottery funding, it is
extending its services by
developing Nightstop+. The new
service will provide accommodation
for several nights with the same
host for 16 and 17 year olds.
income-based Jobseeker’s
Allowance, income-related
Employment and Support Allowance,
income support, child tax credits,
working tax credits and housing
Visit for more
information about the benefit changes
and how they might affect you.
Trans remembrance event
We are working with two local
support groups in the district, SafeT
and Trans+ve, to host an event to
mark Transgender Day of
Remembrance on November 20.
News in brief
Further information can be found at
Personal Independence Payment
(PIP). This applies to new claims,
with existing DLA claims starting to
transfer from October 2013. It is
expected that everyone who gets
DLA will have been contacted to
apply for a PIP by late 2017.
From August the total amount of
benefit for most people aged 16 to 64
will be limited to £500 a week for a
couple or family and £350 a week for
a single person. If affected, your
housing benefit will be reduced and
you will have to pay more towards
your rent. You can find out more
information at
benefit-cap or ring the DWP helpline
on 0845 605 7064.
Community Pride
Mikaela, from Trans+ve, said: “We
want people to understand that we are
just people – mothers, fathers,
brothers, sisters, sons and daughters –
just people at the end of the day.”
You can get more information about
the 2013 event, advice on issues
affecting trans people in Bradford and
access support by contacting:
l SafeT: or ring
01274 395815
l Trans+ve: via the Equity
Partnership 01274 727759 or
email [email protected].
The charity is seeking volunteer
hosts for its Nightstop+
programme. You would not be
responsible for the young person
during the day and would be given
a small fee, training and access to
a 24-hour support system.
Please contact 01274 776888 or
email projectworker@ for
more information.
Books on prescription
We are helping people read their
way to recovery.
Reading Well Books on
Prescription allows health
professionals to recommend from a
list of 30 self-help titles available to
borrow from their local library.
Self-help books will form part of
cognitive behavioural therapy
prescribed by a health professional.
This approach is recommended for
a range of common mental health
problems such as phobias,
depression and anxiety.
The national scheme is a joint
initiative from independent charity
The Reading Agency and the
Society of Chief Librarians, working
with local library services.
For more information, visit www.
Community Pride
New library for city centre
Bradford city centre is to get a vibrant new
modern library in City Park.
The library will be housed in the space currently
occupied by the Bradford 1 Gallery and will also
include the large unit next to Starbucks.
City Library is due to open in December this year
and will hold 60,000 books, 40 computers, a range
of newspapers and journals as well as offering
study space and Wi-Fi.
Through the library IT system, users will also have
access to the whole of the Council’s stock plus the
ability to source other books and library materials.
Library staff will be on hand to help people with
their choice of books, answer information enquiries
and help people gain IT skills. Self service kiosks
New Jersey Nights
will also be in place for customers to issue and
return books and DVDs.
Ahead of the opening, a temporary children’s library
called Park and Read has been set up in the
pavilion in City Park.
Box office smash New Jersey Nights is a
nostalgic musical journey through the career
of one of the biggest selling groups of all time.
It follows Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
from the back street studio where it all began
to hits including Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry and
Walk Like A Man.
The production’s world tour – with its
award-winning cast of singers, dancers, unique
stage sets and a rocking stage band – stops
off at the Alhambra theatre in Bradford from
Tuesday, 10 September to Saturday, 14
September and tickets cost between £14.50 and
We have two pairs of tickets to give away for
the performance on Tuesday, 10 September at
7.30pm. Just answer the question below.
Entries must be received by noon on Friday 16 August.
If you are posting your entry please remember to use a
stamp. One winner will be drawn from all the correct
entries. The competition is open to residents of the City
of Bradford Metropolitan District Council area only.
l The winner of a two-course meal at the new
Restaurant 1914 at the Alhambra was H
Michael Dale, from Burley-in-Wharfedale.
New Jersey Nights competition
Name ...........................................................
Address .......................................................
Contact number ..........................................
e-mail ..........................................................
Question: In which country is New Jersey?
Answer ........................................................
Return to: New Jersey Nights competition,
Community Pride, Room 507, City Hall,
Bradford BD1 1HY by noon on the closing
date of Friday, 16 August.
Bradford Theatres are happy to send
you information about forthcoming
events. If you wish to be added to
our mailing list please tick this box.
A full range of books for loan is available as well as
an exciting programme of story times, rhyme times,
events and activities for children, teens and families.
Coun Susan Hinchcliffe, Executive Member for
Employment, Skills and Culture, said: “It’s fantastic
that we have got this modern light airy space to
house a library right next to City Park and
Centenary Square.
“It’s a great location, easily accessible and
overlooking the Mirror Pool. I’m sure library users
are going to love it.”
West Yorkshire Archive Service and Bradford
Libraries Local Studies library will re-open in a
All change. Executive member for children’s
services, Coun Ralph Berry (pictured above),
opens the new Park and Read Library in City Park.
refurbished area of the ground floor of the Central
Library building in December and Bradford 1 Gallery
will relocate to Cartwright Hall.
The whole of the Central Library building will
undergo a major refurbishment and a planning
application has been submitted for a change of use
of the upper floors into offices.
This, along with the expected increased use of the
library, should lead to a rise in the number of people
visiting the city centre creating a positive impact on
local businesses.
For more information and updates, visit or follow them on
social media.
Children create peace trail
A new walking trail exploring Bradford’s most
glorious features and iconic landmarks has
been created by the city’s Peace Museum.
The Routes to Peace Heritage Trail champions
Bradford’s pioneers, philanthropists, social
reformers and peacemakers such as JB Priestley
and William E Forster.
Bradford was declared a city of peace in 1997,
and has a rich history of social reformers, such
as Richard Cobden who protested against the
Corn Laws, and the 3,000 women who took
part in the Bradford women’s peace protest
in 1917.
Community Pride is delivered using Royal
Mail’s Door to Door service. Royal Mail’s postal
areas cut across council boundaries, which
means that a small percentage of households
in neighbouring council areas will receive the
publication. However we hope that Community
Pride is still of interest and provides information
that may be useful when you are visiting or
working in the Bradford district.
Bradford Council does not endorse products and
services advertised in any leaflets that may be
delivered with Community Pride.
This trail also pulls out some of the less known,
hidden gems of Bradford’s heritage.
The Routes to Peace Heritage Trail is available in
a free booklet and a free app that stars students
from Bradford’s schools in augmented reality
videos that they prepared and presented
themselves. The trail booklet and the app were
funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘All Our
Stories’ initiative.
Booklets are available at the Peace Museum,
tourist information offices, and other outlets
around the city centre or they can be downloaded
The wording in this
publication can be
made available in
other formats such
as audio, large print
and Braille. Please
call 01274 434290.
Please recycle
Community Pride when
everyone has read it.