Saturday 15th October – The Great War Remembered

Local History – The First World War

For the past two years we as a nation have been commemorating the centenary of the First World War and The Great War, many will have watched the Somme commemorations earlier this year. Closer to home a number of smaller events have been held in the village such as, cemetery walks and our own service to remember the first day of the Somme, these local events have been well supported. Afterwards I tend to meet a number of people who wish they had known earlier or were going to attend but for whatever reason the information did not reach them.

So this is an advance warning of a date to add to your diary, on Saturday 15th October two separate graveside services of remembrance will be held in the village for two servicemen who died just a week apart and who were both buried in their own community.

William Sharp lived on Ladysmith Road and was a casualty of the Somme, having been wounded at the front line he returned to England where he died in Huddersfield War Hospital on the 17th October 1916. He was buried at Ambler Thorn Methodist (New) Burial Ground. A service will be held at 10.45 am in this cemetery which is situated at the entrance of Shibden Head Lane. Please meet at 10.30 am and it is recommended that sturdy footwear is worn as this cemetery is somewhat neglected.

William Herbert Hodgson was a mechanic/navigator in the Royal Naval Air Service and drowned off the coast of Kent following a seaplane accident on the 12th October 1916. He lived at South Bank and his funeral was described in the Halifax Courier as a “Striking Queensbury spectacle”, as his coffin was carried into Queensbury Cemetery hundreds of onlookers packed the cemetery. The service for William Herbert Hodgson to be held at his grave in Queensbury Cemetery will start at 11.45am.

These services, organised by myself and Friends of Queensbury Cemetery, are a great opportunity to hear more about local history and of the men from Queensbury who fought in the First World War, both services will feature a detailed talk on the men followed by the service of remembrance, musical support will be provided by the Scout band who will play hymns from the original service of William Hodgson, finally those attending are welcome to bring wreaths/flowers to lay at the gravesides.

Andrew Mitchell

Queensbury the Great War Remembered

Community Stars Awards

Dear All

Please find below details for the Community Stars awards.  This is our opportunity to celebrate the amazing unsung heroes in our communities, people who just do things because they can and want to.  The deadline is the 26th September so there is still time to make your nominations.

You can now download this years Community Stars Nominations Forms from the People Can Website at the following link:

Please share and nominate.

Have a lovely weekend

Kindest Regards

Amria Khatun

Stronger Communities Delivery Coordinator

Neighbourhood & Customer Services

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Inconsiderate Parking Outside Schools.

Police have teamed up with primary schools in Bradford District to launch a crackdown on illegal and inconsiderate parking outside schools. The initiative is being launched in response to complaints from residents, parents and schools across the district and will run throughout the autumn term from Monday, with the potential for further operations if the problem persists. Police will be working with pupils for two weeks at each school.

The first week will see motorists educated on the dangers of inconsiderate parking and why it is safer to park away from school grounds. Those who live a short distance away from the school will also be advised on the health benefits of walking to school.

The second week will be all about enforcement and anyone who parks their vehicle illegally or inconsiderately will be given a fine. Sergeant Adrian Wright, who has organised the initiative with support from Bradford District Council, said: “Inconsiderate and illegal parking is a problem at many schools across the district and we hope this campaign will make motorists think twice about where to park when they pick up and drop off their children. “Road safety measures such as zig-zags outside schools are there to keep school users safe and motorists should always avoid parking on these as they are likely to cause an obstruction. They should also avoid parking across people’s driveways and on the pavement. “Motorists should also note that we will be continuing to monitor schools for parking problems and will take further action against those who continue to park inconsiderately or cause an obstruction.”

Cllr Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “People parking irresponsibly in school areas is a long-running problem and something we need to work with the police to clampdown on. These motorists, most of whom are parents or carers themselves, are not considering the dangers they pose to school children, and the inconvenience caused to local residents, when all they need to do is park slightly further away and walk a few extra yards, or even make the whole journey on foot if at all possible.”

Cycle Queensbury AGM on Tuesday 18 October, 7pm

Cycle Queensbury is four years old! Come to the AGM on Tuesday 18 October, 7pm at the Mill.

Cycle Queensbury was set up in 2012 for the Queensbury Sequicentennial celebrations in 2013 with the aim of “Getting Queensbury Cycling”. Four years on and cycling is now very much part of our village culture, with two very successful cycling clubs, Shibden CC and Queensbury Queens of the Mountain,  as well as a well-established and thriving bike shop that has supported all our ventures. Some of the committee feel that our work is now done and are stepping down. Should events such as the Family Fun Rides Day continue, with the cycling activities on the Great Northern Railway Trail? If so, we need new blood! Come along to the AGM, celebrate what we have achieved and have your say in our future. It’s at 7pm on Tuesday 18 October 2016 at the new Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue. (Never visited? It’s time you did! The entrance is next to Country Supplies. Enter the Mill from the Brighouse & Denholme Road, opposite Tesco.) All welcome. Just turn up. No need to book. Free soup & roll. Any questions? – or post on


Dave Dodwell

Land: 01274 815936
mob: 07931 284843

Make Queensbury Safer – Video Camera List

At the last Queensbury Ward Forum on Tuesday 19th September 2016. I raised the possibility of compiling a list of video cameras that are present in Queensbury. If we have such a list we could possibly identify any criminals active in our village. This could lead to more prosecutions and possibly prison sentences for repeat offenders.

My idea is to compile a comprehensive list if video camera locations, what area they cover and the owners contact details. This would of course be kept secret and the list held by the police. It could then be used to obtain video footage of not only the location of a crime but  also track the criminals on route to and leaving the scene of the crime.

Vehicles parked away from the scene by the criminal could be identified and if the criminal was on foot the routes they have taken, it could even be their own home or location of a fence..

If you are interested please send me an email,

I will pass any information received to PC Amanda Simpson who was present at the Ward Forum, she is happy to keep the list.

Queensbury Planning – 22 September 2016 – Cllr Paul Cromie

Submission of details to comply with condition 7 of planning approval 11/02820/OUT dated 27/09/2012 :Demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment of site for residential use – West Scholes Mill Lane Side Queensbury Bradford West Yorkshire BD13 1NQ

Ref. No: 11/02820/SUB02 | Received date: Thu 15 Sep 2016 | Status: Pending Consideration | Case Type: Planning Application

Submission of details to comply with conditions 5, 6 and 7 of planning approval 14/03297/REM dated 26/11/14 :Demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment of site for residential use – West Scholes Mill Lane Side Queensbury Bradford West Yorkshire BD13 1NQ

Ref. No: 14/03297/SUB02 | Received date: Thu 15 Sep 2016 | Status: Pending Consideration | Case Type: Planning Application

Segregation of land to create new drive-way from Cockin Lane – Field House Cockin Lane Bradford West Yorkshire BD14 6PY

Ref. No: 16/07430/FUL | Received date: Thu 08 Sep 2016 | Status: Pending Consideration | Case Type: Planning Application

Queensbury planning – 9 September 2016 – Cllr Paul Cromie


First floor extension to existing garage/store to form single dwelling – 7 Lower Fleet Fleet Lane Queensbury Bradford West Yorkshire BD13 2JJ

Ref. No: 16/07372/FUL | Received date: Mon 05 Sep 2016 | Status: Pending Consideration | Case Type: Planning Application

Opening up of the existing archway into Black Dyke Mill from Brighouse Road and forming of new access to units at the rear – Warehouse North East Of Black Dyke Mills High Street Queensbury Bradford West Yorkshire

Ref. No: 16/07416/LBC | Received date: Wed 07 Sep 2016 | Status: Pending Consideration | Case Type: Planning Application

Bradford Core Strategy Development Plan Document: Publication of Inspectors Report (Reg 25)