Friends of Queensbury Cemetery – Meeting Tuesday 27 January



Friends of Queensbury Cemetery are holding an Open Public Meeting on Tuesday 27th January at 7pm. At the Queensbury Conservative Club, Chapel Street, Queensbury, BD13 2PY Everyone Welcome.

Council officers and Ward Councillors will be attending.  Please come along and hear about plans to improve our cemetery.  Ideas for fund raising are particularly welcome.

Marie Curie Fund Raising at the Raggald’s – Friday 6th February 2015


Martin Booth is hosting a fund raising event for Marie Curie hospice, Bradford. His aim this year is to raise over £4,000 to help the hospice provide care for the terminally ill and their families.

The events venue is The Raggald’s, Mountain, Queensbury, Bradford. BD13 1NA Telephone 01274 884421.

The event is on Friday 6th February, there is a £15 charge per person, this includes a two course meal, disco with dancing, raffles and an auction.

An example of one of the prizes is shown below. This would make a super birthday cake for a loved one. Cake created and crafted by Christine Walker.

Elephant Blue 1

Secret Song Project Live at Black Dyke Mills – Saturday 31 January 2015


31-01-2015 Secret

The Secret Song Project is proud to announce a new and exciting series of concerts at the Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue.

The launch night on Saturday 31 January sees the appearance of two local acts. The Play for Ale Band will head the bill with their entertaining and foot tapping mix of folk and popular song. Support is provided by Secret Songs, a piano and vocal duo who will perform a selection of their original (and as yet unheard) material. The chance to dance and a world premiere all one night – who could ask for more! The event starts at 1915 with the first act on stage at 1930. We expect to finish the evening by approximately 2115.

Tickets cost £5.00 and the price includes a warming supper of hot soup and home made muffins. For this event we will not have a bar so please feel free to bring along a bottle or two if you fancy a drink. We will however, be serving teas and coffee for those who have taken the pledge.

Tickets can be obtained by phoning Richard on 07872 052773 or by emailing

The Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue is kindly supported by a Bradford South Ward Grant. This has been used to provide some heating and we promise to turn it on! However, it may still be a little chilly so please dress up warm.


Queensbury Community Pantomime – Update 23rd January 2015

Tickets are now on sale for our community pantomime, our youngest member of the cast on stage is 5 and our eldest cast member on stage is 90 we have a good variety of ages all members of our local community.

We need support now from the rest of our community and getting as many people as possible to buy a ticket and come along to see one of the following performances.

Thurs 19th March 7.30 pm

Friday 20th March 7.30 pm

Saturday 21st March 1.30 pm

Saturday 21st March 7.30 pm

We have Foxhill School Choir who will singing front of stage on Thursday 19th March.

Shibden Head Choir to sing front of stage on Friday 20th March.

Russell Hall Choir to sing front stage on Saturday 21st at the Matinee

Queensbury Singers to sing front stage on Saturday 21st evening performance.

We also have Queensbury School Orchestra playing during the interval of Thursday and Friday performances,

Holy Trinity Church Choir will sing during the interval on the Saturday Evening performance and they will be opening Act 2.

And last but not least we have Queensbury Music Centre Brass Band playing at two of the performances and Revolution Corps Band will be playing a tune or two.

We have really worked to write a Queensbury based script and now our cast and chorus members are working really hard rehearsing really hard to put on 4 good performances for Queensbury.

As we are at the now at the stage of making scenery are in need of someone who is or has joinery skills to donate some free or charge a low rate to help us design and make the scenery so please could you circulate this for us with the hope that some kind person will come forward.


Sue Dickerson


A History of Queensbury by Frank Barrett – Copy Wanted

Dear Stuart,

I am very much interested in obtaining a copy of this book having known Frank for many years, also having brought my family up in Queensbury one of my sons still lives in Greenton Crescent.  I had to retire from work a number of years ago and move South for health reasons having spent most of my adult life serving the community in many different ways including that of Councillor on the old Queensbury and Shelf Urban District Council.

I look forward to hear from you.

Kind regards
Dennis Spalding

Queensbury Snow and Cllrs Lynda and Paul Cromie

Low Fold Gritbin
Low Fold Grit Bin 2
Hi Louise, Marie, Val,
It has been reported that the footpath by the grove old peoples sheltered housing on New Park Road has not been gritted and is dangerous for the elderly residents.
Can this be sorted ASAP please and can the grit/salt bin be re-filled.
PS, it is council owned bin and not one of the 33 grit/salt bins Lynda and I have distributed in the Queensbury Ward out of our own pocket.
Kind regards Paul n Lynda

Our staff are all current working  through the large list of requests that we received yesterday so this  will be added to the list to be treated as and when resources are available.

Grit bins are being constantly refilled (when we have staff available)


Hi Louise,
A Queensbury resident has asked me to contact you to request that the 2 council council owned grit/salt bins at Low Fold be re-filled ASAP.
I know your resources are strained to the limit re the inclement weather we are having so Lynda and I would be happy to collect salt ourselves from the Queensbury Dept and fill the bins for you if you authorise it?
We are always happy to do our bit for the Queensbury Community and have re-filled and then  re-filled again  the 33 bins we own in our ward.
Kind regards Paul n Lynda
Hello Councillor Cromie, I can confirm the bins will be added to the list to be done when we have staff free. Grit bin filling requests can be done via our contact centre or in the website. If residents want to log these it could make things a bit quicker for them.
Hi Rhys,
Lynda and I have delivered 140kg of grit salt to residents of Low Fold this afternoon paid for out of our councillors allowance. .
Photo is of me and Mr Kenny a Low Fold resident.
Kind regards Paul n Lynda
 Hi Louise,
I am sorry to contradict your stance re the contact  centre but and I stress but because the feedback I get from my constituents  re the 431000 number leaves a lot to be desired.
In fact they report that they get nowhere fast when they ring it.
I understand the logging in process and the percentage it creates to give council departments a clear view of residents problems and issues.
Kind regards Paul

Marie Curie Daffodil Walk Bingley – Sunday 22nd March 2015

Marie Curie, Bradford are once again hosting a Daffodil Walk at Bingley on Sunday 22nd March 2015. Members of the Queensbury Community Programme Walking Group are attending. Full details are not yet known, last year the walk started in Bingley with a visit to St Ives Estate and back to Bingley. Possibly a six mile walk again this year.

Why not join our walking group and use this as a taster session which gives the opportunity to meet our very friendly walkers and at the same time raise money for Marie Curie.

Do You Want to Help Make the Pantomime in March a Queensbury Community Success?

Queensbury Community Performing Arts are in need a team of people to kindly donate some of their time to come along and help us paint some scenery for our community pantomime which will be staged at Queensbury School on Thursday 19th March to Saturday 22nd March 2015.

Also needed are an experienced joiner or two to help us to build the scenery and to make supports to go around the scenery. Competent DIY skills or trade skills are required.

The painting and joinery will be done in the Black Dyke Mill 4th Victoria Mill also known by some as the Concert Room. We will make and paint scenery during the day which is when we can make better use of lighting in the mill.

I will be making phone calls to people on the data base who have expressed an interest in backstage roles to see if they still are on board.

We hope to start on the scenery making and painting from 16th Feb if anyone is interested in helping us the can contact me Sue Dickerson on  07585671190.