Queensbury 1940’s Day – Saturday 20 June 2015 – Tickets for Evening Now on Sale



Tickets for the evening entertainment are now on sale and can be obtained from:

Mrs Joan Milner
3 Briggs Villas,
BD13 2EP
01274 428820 or

We expect ticket sales to be brisk, so ensure your place by buying early, as the  number of people attending will be limited to 150 to allow room for a dance floor.

Follow the links to pre view the evenings entertainment.


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Planning Applications Queensbury – Cllr Lynda Cromie 25 April 2015

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Ground mounted solar array and inverter building – Parkinson Spencer Refractories Ltd School Cote Brow Roper Lane Queensbury Bradford West Yorkshire

Ref. No: 15/01441/FUL | Received date: Mon 13 Apr 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration | Case Type: Planning Application

Change of use to professional services i.e health/cosmetic clinic, rebuild of single storey rear extension and construction of two storey rear extension – Paprika Bar And Restaurant Highgate Road Bradford West Yorkshire BD13 1ES

Ref. No: 15/01479/FUL | Received date: Tue 14 Apr 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration | Case Type: Planning Application

Change of use of 13A West End to form enlarged dental practice, remodelling of existing dental practice, removal of chimneys and replacement rooflights – 11A And 13A West End Queensbury Bradford West Yorkshire BD13 2BD

Ref. No: 15/01482/FUL | Received date: Tue 14 Apr 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration | Case Type: Planning Application

Queensbury Community Re-CYCLING at it’s best

Anyone want to help bag the gravel? 10 Tons is a lot to handle. Contact Norah at email address below.

From: Norah McWilliam [mailto:nmjmcw@gmail.com] Sent: 23 April 2015 22:16 To: Cllr Paul Cromie Cc: David Dodwell; Helen Simpson Subject: Station Road

Hello Paul

here we are again at the beginning of the outdoor fun phase of the year. Cycle Queensbury are busily planning another Family Fun Rides Day on the GNRT on May 17th and we wondered if you would be able to persuade one of those huge sweeping things to give Station Road a once-over like you managed to last year ???

Don’t know how you did it, but it really helped to avoid a lot of kids skidding (we do advise families to walk down, but who wouldn’t want to give it a go!)

If you can’t use the gravel I can! (would have to be dropped in bags at top of Peel Street – but I can pay something reasonable … I do happen to have a few of those very large square gravel bags.

a cunning plan, eh ? – but maybe you can use the swept up gravel anyway

Hope you can swing it



Hi Norah,

Yes it will be easy to  persuade ££££££ one of those huge sweeping things to give Station Road a once-over like you managed to last year ???

Lynda and I will pay the sweeper man/woman to sweep it again.

As for the sweepings,  we swept over 10 tonnes last year and we took it to my mates tip/recycling works but it can be tipped where you want it but it won’t be bagged you will have to bag it yourselves and it will be FREE.

Kind regards Paul n Lynda


many thanks

oh- and can I get to drive the JCB​ thing for a bit ??



You cant get to drive the JCB/sweeper wagon thing,  I live on Station Road.

You could however drive it down your street I suppose if the owner would let you.



Bradford South Hustings – Cllr Lynda Cromie

Subject: Bradford South Hustings

Dear Prospective Parliamentary Candidate,

(Also copied to local councillors and Queensbury church ministers for their information – but please note that the hustings panel will only be made up of PPC’s and unfortunately it is not within the scope of this hustings to deal with matters pertaining to the local council election).

I have already been able to speak to some of you (where phone numbers were readily publicised) regarding an invitation to a General Election hustings meeting in Bradford South.

I now write to confirm that the churches of Queensbury wish to host a hustings event to take place 7pm – 8:45pm on Tuesday 5th May 2015 at Victoria Hall in Queensbury. This is an invitation for all candidates to attend and form the panel.

The provisional running order for the event is as follows:

6:30pm Doors open and refreshments available

6:50pm Deadline for submission of questions in writing

7pm      Welcome by the chair, who also describes the way in which the meeting is to be conducted followed by an opening prayer.

7:10pm Short introductory statement by each candidate (maximum of 2 minutes – timed!)

7:20pm Questions that have been submitted in advance in writing and supplementary questions from the floor

8:35pm Final take home message from each candidate (1 minute each)

8:40pm Thank you and closing prayer

8:45pm Vacate Victoria Hall

The hall will comfortably seat 150 people, has a stage for the candidate panel and we will provide a PA system/roving microphones etc. We are also contacting the community police team to request the presence of a PCSO.

The event is obviously open to all and we will be promoting the event through Facebook, (Queensbury Life Church page has a reach of over 2,500) community notice boards and I am looking into a press release, although I’m sure you will also have your own mechanisms for publicising.

I look forward to hearing from you and meeting you on the evening.

I wish you all well at this very busy and stressful time of campaigning.

God bless,


Mark Chenery

Pastor of Queensbury Life Church

4 Glen Dene Close


Bradford | BD13 2NF

07816 910 285 | 01274 883 966


Cycle Queensbury – Update 23 April 2015

Dear Cycle Queensbury member

You’re invited to our next planning meeting on  28 April at 7pm at the Raggalds.

The main item on the agenda is the Family Fun Rides on Sunday 17 May – now just over three weeks away! We have Firth Cycles, Keelham Farm Shop, Sustrans, Calderdale CTC on board again and it promises to be another exciting day! Come along and help us plan a great community event – even if you can’t be there on the day.

Another event we’re proposing is a camping trip to the York Cycle Rally on the weekend 19-21 June. We’ll be updating you on our other activities, and of course would love to hear your ideas.

We’re meeting in the Raggalds Function Room again, which is quiet and spacious.  Come and join us for a drink. The Raggalds also serves food so you could have a meal while we are meeting.

Notes from our last meeting are below.

Hope to see you there. Invite your friends!

Cycle Queensbury Notes on Meeting held Tuesday 31 March, 7pm at the Raggalds

Present: Dave Dodwell (Secretary); Helen Simpson (Treasurer); Chris Wilson (Chair), Norah McWilliam (QCHAP); Michele Sanderson (WOTR); John Sanderson; Jaqui Turner (WOTR); Simon Turner (Q’bury Triathlon); Richard Watson; Karol Whettlock (Queensbury Runners)

Apologies: Cllr Paul Cromie; Andrew and Samantha Mann; Mavis Farm

    1. Learn to Ride Sessions – Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 April (DD) Dave outlined the training at Shibden Head (4 sessions per day over 2 days). Norah able to help on Tuesday morning and Helen on Tuesday afternoon.
    2. Easter Egg Hunt – Thursday 9 April (HS). Helen explained the programme: meet at the bottom of Station Rd ready to leave at 10am. Cycle to Cockin Lane where toy eggs will be hidden, which can be exchanged for mini-eggs. Then on to Woodsley Fold for more egg hunting. Possibly visit Summers’ Farm on return to view chicks. Thanks to Bean Riding for donating prize eggs. Karol offered to help and hide eggs.
    3. Spring into Action at the Mill – Saturday 11 April (NM). Norah explained that this was to raise the profile and funds of QCHAP and Cycle Queensbury. A number of children’s activities have been arranged. Cycle Queensbury will be promoting sustainable travel routes in Queensbury. Any group can hire stall space – anyone interested in a stall space, contact Norah 07882 657072. Event from 10am – 4pm.
    4. Family Fun Rides Day – Sunday 17 May (HS) Helen updated us with progress. Most things in place. Still negotiating for a Scout group (or two) to provide refreshments. Women on the Run have offered to help eg staffing end of trail.
    5. May / June Local Led Rides (DD) Dave explained that attendance last year was patchy and did not attract anyone new to road cycling. Decided not to have a published programme of rides this year. Instead rides could be advertised more spontaneously on Facebook.
    6. York Rally – Friday 19 June to Sunday 21 June (DD) Dave said that in the past this had been a very enjoyable family weekend, and that we could advertise it to our members, and camp as a group. Dave also said that he would organise a cycle ride on the Friday from Ilkley to York (35 miles) for anyone interested.
  • AOB – Queensbury Triathlon Simon Turner explained that because of the state of Station Road, this year’s triathlon is going down Baldwin Lane and then Brow Lane. Helen, Norah and Karol all offered to marshal. Thanks were expressed to the Raggalds for providing us with the venue.


  1. Next meeting to take place on 28 April at 7pm at the Raggalds.

The meeting finished at 8.45pm




Dave Dodwell

Secretary, Cycle Queensbury



Allocation of Schools to Queensbury Children

School Places

Before you read this please note, I do not have any children, grandchildren or other school age relatives living in Queensbury. This post is therefore not made by me to influence any decisions on my private life in relation to the allocation of school places.

This post has been compiled as a result of hearing some comments about the allocation o school places. Thee may or may not be correct.

One comment received via a third person is that one child has to travel to Stocks Lane even though they reside in Queensbury. This person has knowledge that another child has to travel to a school in the village of Queensbury from their home in Great Horton, passing two other schools during the journey.

I ask the following Questions:

How are school places allocated?

Are they done manually or computerised?

Is this process efficient?

If children have to travel great distances, why is this happening?

What effect is this additional travelling having on the environment and the health of the children?

Why are parents having to make two car journeys per day to school when these could be unnecessary is sufficient school places could be provided in Queensbury.

With all the additional building what steps are being taken by the local authority to ensure that this problem is resolved as soon as possible?

Traffic in Queensbury increases year on year, this makes Queensbury a bottle neck at peak times. Why is the local authority adding to the problem by making additions school journeys compulsory?

That is enough for now let’s have your comments so that my thoughts can be either supported or dismissed.



Community Clean of Russell Hall Park – Lisa Carmody

Russell Hall Park arubbish

Hi Stuart,

Could you please post on your webpage that I will be holding a clean up at Russell Hall Park on the morning of Wednesday 22 April 2015 at 9.30 am onwards.

If people want to come then just turn up anytime – if they are bringing along children I will be providing a light picnic for the kids. So if they can just message me on fb or text/ ring 07527219800 so I know the numbers of children.


Lisa Carmody

Live Web Chat tonight 7pm-8pm – Vehicle Crime – Cllr Lynda Cromie

Hi Stuart,



From: OWL Messaging [mailto:noreply@owl.co.uk] Sent: 20 April 2015 10:04 To: Cllr Lynda Cromie Subject: Neighbourhood Watch: Live Web Chat tonight 7pm-8pm – Vehicle Crime

Live Web Chat tonight 7pm-8pm – Vehicle Crime  

Dear Watch Member,

The Force Crime Prevention Officer Chris Joyce is running a live web chat tonight (Mon April 20) on car crime topics.  The session will run from 7pm to 8pm and the public will be invited to ask questions. The link for the chat is  http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contact-us/online-discussions/vehicle-crime-web-chat  and users can visit the page now to set up an email reminder. The whole hour-long session will be available to replay on the same link immediately after the event.  Chris will also be running another live web chat at the same time next Monday on the topic of burglary prevention, supporting the Force’s burglary prevention campaign http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/burglary

If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: catherine.winn@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Regards, Catherine Winn Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer Neighbourhood Watch Email: catherine.winn@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Police Camps – Cllr Lynda Cromie

From: OWL Messaging [mailto:noreply@owl.co.uk] Sent: 20 April 2015 09:35 To: Cllr Lynda Cromie Subject: Neighbourhood Watch: Police Camps 2015 Bookings now open

Police Camps 2015 Bookings now open  

Dear Watch Member,

Any queries with regards the below message please direct to https://policecamps.bradfordcollege.ac.uk

We are happy to announce that booking for this year’s Police Camps is open.

Due to popular demand, we are now running FOUR weeks!!!

The programme is 0830- 1600 daily (unless otherwise stated for specific dates in the Welcome Pack). Dates are:

  1. Police Spring Camp: 26th – 29th May 2015 (Bank holiday week)
  2. Police Summer Camp (Alpha): 10th – 14th August 2015
  3. Police Summer Camp (Bravo): 17th – 21st August 2015
  4. Police Autumn Camp: 26th – 30th October 2015

You can book a maximum of two weeks per young person; May and any one week in August OR any one week in August and October (please note we will not accept bookings for May and October or both weeks in August).

All booking is online via: https://policecamps.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/book-eligibility (THERE ARE NO PAPER FORMS THIS YEAR)

For making a payment only, this link: https://epay.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/deposits or they can call in/ telephone the cash office. £10 per week per child.

All info about camps is on our new web address: https://policecamps.bradfordcollege.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing you all again for this year’s camps.

Best Regards,

Police Camps Team

Keep up to date with progress

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive updates. We will upload a selection of photo’s daily during camps.

Facebook:           www.facebook.com/PoliceSummerCamp

Twitter:                @WYP_PSC

If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: catherine.winn@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Regards, Catherine Winn Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer Neighbourhood Watch Email: catherine.winn@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk