Planning permission agreed by Bradford Council The application for outline planning the bridge was unanimously agreed by Bradford Council’s Area Planning Committee (Keighley and Shipley) on 11 June. With North Yorkshire having agreed the application in May, we can now begin fundraising for the construction and maintenance of the bridge. A big thank you from Trustees to everyone who contributed to the positive outcome by writing in to support the applications.
New logo and publicity materials As you will have seen, we have a new logo. This has been designed for us by Justin Leeming at MorePrint, Menston. We will be using this across all our publicity and fundraising materials in the future as we start the major fundraising phase of the project. Our publicity leaflet has been similarly updated and will be used to help generate interest in the bridge, increase our membership and of course hopefully attract funds. If you would like some copies to distribute to friends or to groups you are in contact with, please get in touch.
Committee help needed The main focus for committee members over the next couple of years is now to raise funds for the bridge and capitalise on the support we have from North Yorkshire and Bradford Councils to help make the project succeed. The six trustees would welcome, therefore, any offers of help from members willing to join the committee in order to share the load at this crucial stage. It’s a great time to be getting involved, and the more capacity we have to free up time for researching and then writing funding applications, the quicker we will achieve our objective!
Upcoming events We have a number of fundraising events planned to start the process of raising funds locally towards the project. Please show support for the project by spreading the word and coming along!
Sunday 19 August: Stall in Grange Park. Although not specifically a fundraising event, we will have copies of our new leaflet available and information about other events later in the year. Come and say hello!
Saturday 25 August: 9.30 – 11.30. Coffee morning at St Mary’s Parish Centre, Station Road. We urgently need baking contributions to sell on the day, plus any contributions towards raffle prizes. Please let us know what you can offer, and come along to see us on the day.
Saturday 29 September: 7.30 Burley Social Club live bands. Sure Fire Affair (Indie), Me and Dan (acoustic), and Titan Soul (Metal). These are all local bands with great sounds. Tickets £10 Upcoming Events