Dementia Friendly Community – Queensbury- 5 April 2014

Dear all

as agreed at the meeting I am sending the details for the Dementia Friendly Community event which is on Saturday April 5th at Victoria Hall, the event is starting at 10.00am with tea/coffee and getting down to business at 10.30 with Gerry Sutcliffe MP kicking things off. We agreed to finish with lunch at 1pm accompanied by singing from Queensbury Singers.

The event will begin with a couple of speeches and then move in to workshop/discussion groups. There will be a number of stalls with information and advice for people and carers living with dementia and anyone interested in finding out more.

The next planning meeting is taking place on Thursday March 5th after which an agenda can be e mailed out to you all.

Also it looks like the March date for Songs of Praise I sent previously may be incorrect, Carolyn/Beryl can you e mail the group please confirming the correct date. Thanks. Apologies for the error.

Kind Regards

Marie Copley

Ward Officer – Queensbury Ward
Bradford South Area Co-ordinator’s Office
Neighbourhood and Customer Services
Tel: 01274 431155. Mob: 07582100304

Room 401 Floor 4, City Hall, Bradford. BD1 1HY

Songs of Praise – Queensbury Singers

As per the previous minutes – thanks to Beryl and Carolyn for confirming that Songs of Praise which include members from Queensbury Singers will be broadcast on Sunday March 9th and Sunday April 13th

Kind Regards

Marie Copley

Ward Officer – Queensbury Ward

Bradford South Area Co-ordinator’s Office

Neighbourhood and Customer Services

Tel: 01274 431155. Mob: 07582100304

Room 401 Floor 4, City Hall, Bradford. BD1 1HY

Moecambe Bay and Queensbury Community Programme Walking Group

The Morecambe Bay Walks are being run in 2014.

See the links:



I do not know at this time if we will be walking over Morecambe Bay this year. Please see the link for further information and one of the guides comments:


Changes to Garden Waste collection service, Queensbury. Cllr P Cromie

Changes to Garden Waste collection service

A full roll-out of wheeled bins for the collection of garden waste has now started.  This follows a successful trial conducted in Wrose and Idle last year.

All areas currently provided with a garden waste collection service will switch from the current green bag system to a wheeled bin collection over the coming months. The full roll out is expected to be completed by the autumn of this year.

All householders on garden waste collection rounds will receive notification and an information leaflet for the new service, they will then have to order a free wheeled bin either online or by telephone (431000 – Option 1 set up specifically for this service). Residents will not be able to order a bin until notices have been delivered in their neighbourhood.  The service is limited to one bin per household (each bin will hold the equivalent amount of material currently presented in approx. 3-5 bags).

Officers will contact ward councillors prior to notification of the service roll-out starting in areas of your ward.

Householders will have one month from notification to order their wheeled bin before the new service begins.  The first collection of the new service will accept material in the current bags as well as new bins, thus enabling residents to dispose of any garden materials that they already have in bags. Subsequent collections will accept wheeled bins only.  Residents may keep their existing bags for their own use.

The switch from bags to wheeled bins is aimed at improving the containment and handling of garden waste also making the collection operation more efficient. Kerbside collection of garden waste is not a statutory service but it is popular with residents and helps keep garden waste out of residual waste bins.

The introduction of a wheeled bin system for garden waste was one element of a successful bid made by the Council to DCLG in 2012 for funding to support its weekly refuse collections. The other element of the bid was the introduction of fortnightly dry recycling collections, which are currently being successfully rolled out across the district. The Council was awarded funding of £4.68 million.

I hope that this information helps you to deal with any direct enquiries from your constituents.

Cllr. Andrew Thornton
Executive Member for Environment, Sport & Sustainability

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom BD1 1HY

p: 01274 433680 (City Hall)

Queensbury Tunnel – Update

It’s been a bit of a social media rollercoaster this week – campaigner Graeme Bickerdike has set up our Facebook page

and last night I jumped into Twitter for the first time


had a Radio Leeds interview this morning

The item starts 1hr 37m 45s in. Available for seven days.

and we’re due to get some airtime on Look North this evening

Queensbury – Too Many Houses – Too Few Resources

Dear Councillors Walls and Cromie,

I am a little concerned to see the number of new houses being built off Brighouse Road with no additional provision being made for schools, doctors, dentists etc. While I appreciate that additional housing is required across the UK, I would like to see that future developments require the provision of additional facilities for the local community.

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