Friends of Roberts Park Meeting – 16th March, 7pm

Hi everyone, just a quick note to confirm that the next Friends meeting will take place on Thursday 16th March at 7pm at the Roberts Park Lodge (small building adjacent to Roberts Park rear entrance, near the childrens adventure playground).

Please note here the change in meeting venue we are NOT meeting at Baildon Link!

Plenty to talk about at the moment – there will be further updates and discussion about our ongoing plans for April’s World Heritage Weekend Event. Also likely discussion about the treasure hunt nature trail that has been proposed for the park.

Come along to the meeting to find out more. Everyone welcome.

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Milner Field Farm Development – Send in Your Objection Today!

If you have not done so already and wish to voice your opinion about the proposed development at Milner Field Farm now is the time to do so – as the closing date for applications is the 17th March. The relevant Facebook group is here.

This development is a massive threat to our local community here in Saltaire and Baildon. Firstly a site of considerable historical importance inimately linked to Bradford’s UNESCO World Heritage Site would be bulldozed. Secondly, the University Innovation Centre that is proposed would be near useless for its supposed purpose – 10 miles away from the actual university, miles away from the nearest motorway and with terrible road access via a single lane humpback bridge – yet conveniently situated on acres of undeveloped prime greenbelt land ripe for future suburban housing development! I would personally associate the phrases “intended to set a planning precedent” and “Trojan horse” with this development! To be absolutely clear this development will enrich a tiny minority whilst giving nothing in return back to our local community except noise, traffic and blight.

Make your voice heard, and raise your objection here on the Bradford council planning website – the relevant application number is 15/05538/MAF. Please use a valid reason for objecting. Here are some suggestions:

1) Inappropriate development in the World Heritage Site buffer zone
2) The location is on a dangerous winding road with no public transport to the site.
3) The plans give no indication why the development should be built here.
4) The proposals do not comply with local and national planning policies.

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Tree Pruning Event, 26th February

Hi everyone, just wanted to draw your attention to an event at the Bracken Hall Countryside Centre on the 26th February.

Former Roberts Park Ranger, and local tree expert Martin Bijl will be leading a workshop on tree pruning between 12-4pm.

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Thank You From The Friends

Just a quick shout out to say a big “thank you!” to one of our supporters who kindly handed in a donation for us to one of the Park Rangers at Cliffe Castle, Keighley. This was completely unexpected and is very much appreciated!

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Friends of Roberts Park Meeting, Thursday 23rd February

Hi everyone, just a quick note to confirm that the next Friends meeting will take place on Thursday 23rd February at 7pm at the Park Lodge (small building adjacent to Roberts Park rear entrance, near the childrens adventure playground). Please note here the change in meeting venue we are NOT meeting at Baildon Link!

Plenty to talk about at the moment – there will be updates and discussion about our ongoing plans for April’s World Heritage Weekend Event. We also have to discuss how we can further progress FORP’s top secret plan to re-introduce large-calibre naval weaponry into Robert’s Park (not joking…)

Come along to the meeting to find out more! Everyone welcome.

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Bradford Dragon Boat Festival, 6th May

The Bradford Dragon Boat Festival will return on Saturday 6 May 2017 on the River Aire at Roberts Park in Saltaire.  As usual, we will be raising money for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal which this year is for YoungMinds.

This is a charity which helps children and young people (and their parents) in finding the right resources or support for issues related to mental health. This was a highly successful and enjoyable event in 2016, so let’s make it even bigger this year!

If you want to register a team visit:  lmabradforddbf

Check out this video as well:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK1pe-RJjL0

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