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News from members of the Bradford Environment Forum. Click on the underlined titles to read the full articles.

Local Development Framework Consultation

The Council has issued its Core Strategy: Further Engagement Draft and accompanying documents for public consultation.

This is to support the process of preparing a new dvelopment plan called the Local Development Framework which will replace the current Replacement Unitary Development Plan for the Bradford District.

There have already been a range of public consultations on the Core Strategy Issues and Options. This has led to the production of a Further Engagement Draft which sets out the proposed approach to managing development and cahnge to 2028.

There are several environment policies (within Planning for Place), covering open space and urban greenspace, biodiversity and geodiversity, historic environment, landscape, trees and woodlands, energy, development and flood risk and environmental protection

You can view a copy of the documents on the LDF pages of the Council website or hard copies can be viewed at Council offices (Jacobs Well, Shipley Town Hall, Keighley One Stop Shop, Ilkley Town Hall) and the following libraries; Bradford Central, Shipley, Bingley, Keighley, Ilkley.

The 12 week consultation period runs from 28th November 2011 until 4pm Friday 20th January 2011

Green Drinks at the University, 7th Dec

Bradford Green Drinks in December is going to be a combined event with Bradford University - a rare opportunity for networking, socialising, sharing ideas between university students and staff and environmental practitioners across Bradford district (you).

Its an opportunity to get some new volunteers, new ideas, new projects, fresh blood into your organisation.

As with other Green Drinks, this will be an informal occasion, with some announcements (perhaps a few words about individual projects and organisations in Bradford) and a lot of meeting, chatting, circulating.

If its a success, we may organise a more formal event in 2012. It will be at 7pm on 7th December and held at th ebottom of the student central builingin the University. For more details, see www.greendrinks.org/bradford and sign up to our email list. or email me: rolandarnison@tiscali.co.uk

You don't have to register for this event, just turn up. But if you are thinking of coming and you want me to mention you / your organisation when we promote the event at the University, please get in touch.

Roland Arnison

Social & Therapeutic Horticulturalist Vacancy

BCEP wishes to appoint a suitably qualified

Social & Therapeutic Horticulturalist

The post holder will join our new team at Wibsey Community Garden, Wibsey Park, Bradford. The programme aims to: support multiple users, provide training, grow and supply high quality local organic produce and promote sustainable and healthy lifestyles. The post holder will provide worthwhile opportunities for adults with Learning Disabilities. They will be a caring and supportive person with a keen interest in organic horticulture, particularly growing food. They will work with individuals, to establish and work towards development plans through a range of horticultural tasks while ensuring that production schedules of crops are met. The post holder will delegate tasks to the emerging team of Therapeutic Horticulture Assistants and will help with recruitment and support of volunteers.

Closing Date: noon, Monday 5th December 2011
Interviews: all day Tuesday 13th December 2011

For more information on the role please call Isabel Swift, Wibsey Community Garden Development Manager 01274 607249 / 07534 076528

Applications packs can be obtained via our website:
http://www.bcep.org.uk/what_vacancies

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Green Drinks 7th Dec at University

Bradford Green Drinks in December is going to be a combined event with Bradford University - a rare opportunity for networking, socialising, sharing ideas between university students and staff and environmental practitioners across Bradford district (you).

Its an opportunity to get some new volunteers, new ideas, new projects, fresh blood into your organisation.

As with other Green Drinks, this will be an informal occasion, with some announcements (perhaps a few words about individual projects and organisations in Bradford) and alot of meeting, chatting, circulating. If its a success, we may organise a more formal event in 2012. It will be on the evening of 7 December and held at a venue in the University.

For more details, see www.greendrinks.org/bradford and sign up to our email list.
or email me: rolandarnison@tiscali.co.uk

You don't have to register for this event, just turn up. But if you are thinking of coming and you want me to mention you / your organisation when we promote the event at the University, please get in touch.

Roland Arnison

New community growers network

We have recently set up a new Bradford and District Community Growers Network. The aim is to share ideas, skills, knowledge and resources between local growers. We have had one meeting so far, plus a visit around 3 local projects. It is supported by the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens.

The next meeting will be held on Fri 4 Nov, 9.30-11.30am at Wibsey Community Garden, Reevy Ave, more or less opposite Buttershaw Enterprise College. If possible, please park outside the park and walk into the Park, entering the Garden using the third big gate you come to on your left.

Can people please bring a sample of something to do with adult clients in winter/bad weather and be ready to tell us all how to do it! And we’ll also have a brief site tour and general catch-up.

It would be helpful if people let me know if they intend to come. If anyone would like to be on this list for future meetings/events, just let me know.

Jane Robinson

Bradford Community Environment Project

Unit 13 Carlisle Business Centre, Carlisle Road, Bradford, BD8 8BD

Commissioning environment work in Bradford District 2011/12

Bradford Council’s Community Funding Unit (CFU) has requested Bradford Environment Forum (BEF) to update the environmental needs analysis for the district; this will then be used to assess how the CFU money designated annually for community focused environmental work will be allocated in 2012 onwards. Currently this stands at £54,881, with possible reduction next year.

A BEF sub-committee has been formed to look at the best way to approach the needs analysis and has identified five priorities for the district, plus several overarching requirements that would need to be met by organisations that apply for funding. BEF is now asking for feedback and suggestions for this which will be taken into consideration when producing the final recommendations.

To view the document please see the attachment below. For more information please contact Wendy Collins: wendy@bradfordenvironment.org.uk.

The deadline for giving feedback on this has now passed.

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Wibsey Community Garden

BCEP are holding an 'get your hands dirty' event as part of the Coop and Federation of Community Farms and Community Gardens programme.

Wibsey Community Garden (formerly Wibsey Park Nursery), Beacon Road, Wibsey, BD6 3.
Tuesday 6 September, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Places are FREE but booking is essential.
Further details and to book on www.farmgarden.org.uk/north,
alternatively telephone 0161 275 9725 or email north@farmgarden.org.uk

Environmental Activity Day with Bradford Community Environment Project

On the 6th of September as part of a series of ‘Sowing Seeds’ events organised by

The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, in partnership with the Co-operative Membership North Region,

Bradford Community Environment Project will be hosting a day of practical, hands-on environmental activity.

This day will be an opportunity to find out about the Federation,

Co-operative Farms, Coops UK and the British Beekeeping Association, and will give you an opportunity to explore an inspiring local organisation and green space, to meet new people and to take part in hands on workshops such as an Introduction to Beekeeping, creating your own Green Manure and seasonal edible containers. You’ll also be able to share tips and ideas, learn new skills and find out some low-cost ways to make your life that bit more eco-friendly, so come along prepared.

The day will take place at Wibsey Community Garden (formerly Wibsey Park Nursery), Beacon Road, Wibsey, BD6 3. run from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Places are FREE but booking is essential!

For further details and booking visit www.farmgarden.org.uk/north,

alternatively telephone 0161 275 9725 or email north@farmgarden.org.uk

Horticultural jobs at BCEP

BCEP are currently recruiting for two paid posts:

Community Environment Worker (CEW PATH 11) for details please:

click here for job pack
   

Closing date for applications is noon, Wednesday 27th April 2011.
We will accept application forms by post or email (please email well ahead of the closing date and time to guarantee delivery before noon).

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 4th May 2011 at Carlisle Business Centre, BD8 8BD.

Community Poly-tunnel Development Manager (WTL11) for details please:

click here for job pack http://www.bcep.org.uk/what_vacancies
 

Closing date for applications is also noon, Wednesday27th April 2011.
We will accept application forms by post or email (please email well ahead of the closing date and time to guarantee delivery before noon).

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 4th May 2011 at Carlisle Business Centre, BD8 8BD.

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Guest speaker at BD3 Garden Club

On Wednesday 6th April the BD3 Garden Club will have a guest speaker from Northern Fruit Group coming to give a talk (and bring specimens) and answer questions on growing fruit in containers.  The event is held in St Clement's Church, Barkerend Rd, BD3 9DF. (The church is on the junction with Barkerend Rd, Gilpin St and Byron Street). The Club is free and runs from 7pm til 8.15pm.  Donations for the speaker will be given to the charity Little Hearts Matter, at the request of the speaker.

All people are most welcome to attend. It would be lovely to see you, and to expand our club.

Any enquiries can be made to Cathy Knamiller on 01274 743054 or environment@anchorproject.org.uk